The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 3
Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
In Response To: PSORIASIS (STEVE)
Psoriasis is caused genetically, but provoked largely by cellular changes resulting from the expression of toxins called polyamines. Lectins also stimulate polyamine formation, as they stimulate cells on the inestinal wall to secrete more protein, which give the colon bacteria more material to convert into polyamines (a very nice foward and reverse association, no?) Many dietary lectins are blood type specific.
These chemicals (polyamines) result from ineffectual digestion and subsequent bacterial putrefaction of proteins, principally tryptophane. Polyamines stimulate among other things a chemical cascade called complement (also stimulated by lectins). Complement can cause a burst in intracellular energy compounds, cGMP and cAMP, which are the driving force in the high metabolic rate of psoriatic skin cells. This is a prime reason to not overdose on vitamin C if you have the condition, as ascorbate also does this.
Both polyamine formation and lectin avoidance are addressed in ER4YT, which is probably why the diet does work rather well in psoriasis.
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STEVE -- Saturday, 14 March 1998, at 10:40 a.m.
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