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7. (Q) Please give me the cause and cure for the so-called
psoriasis with which I am troubled.
(A) The cause is the thinning of the walls of the intestinal
system, which allows the escaping of poisons - or the absorption of
same by the muco-membranes which surround same, and becomes effective
in the irritation through the lymph and emunctory reactions in the body.
An effective cure for same is first being mindful of the
diet, during the periods when these necessary elements would be given
for creating those activities within the system to close such
In the system we would use elm water and saffron water. These
would be taken in the ordinary drinking water, during periods of one,
two to three weeks at a time. All the drinking water, carrying, then,
either a small quantity of elm or the Saffron.
For this adds to the assimilating system those properties
that become effective to the aiding of building within the system
itself those conditions that will overcome such activities in the
The diet during such periods should be more of vegetables
than of meats or sweets, so that there are those reactions that make
for better unification in the membranes reaction within the body.
These will be found to be most effective with this body.
T0289-002 M [Pg 2
15. Pancreas, spleen and gall ducts show irritation; and
fullness in the gall duct, as torpidity in the liver would naturally
indicate; as well as disturbances in the jejunum where thinning of the
walls of the intestines makes for disturbing forces. [Psoriasis]
T0289-007 M [Pg 2]
13. (Q) In his present condition would it be well for him to
use the remedy for psoriasis given in a previous Reading? [See 289-1,
(A) This is very well; the elm and the saffron. These,
though, do not take until there has been a thorough reaction from the
quinine and senna - which are the active principles in the
Bromo-Laxative Quinine. This is a bromide, with senna and quinine.
T0315-006 M [Pg 2]
18. (Q) What should be done for small patches on skin in
nature of Psoriasis?
(A) As indicated, the character of the rubs and the
establishing of a better circulation - especially through the
irrigations, the fumes, the diets, and the precautions in those things
indicated, will remove these disturbances.
Get the poisons out of the system through the colonic, the
sweats and massages - which will also bring relief from the muscular
aches and pains.
T0641-005 M [Pg 2]
12. (Q) Does the skin condition still come from thinning of
intestinal walls, as indicated? Would you advise any local application
when it is irritating?
(A) As it is a psora [psoriasis] condition, its action or
activity is from [seepages] through the small intestines.
Use Resinol, - but use it at night and then you wont have to
have it on during the day when you go about and among people.
T0992-002 M [Pg 2]
8. (Q) Will the Forces suggest a local application for the
speedy and complete removal of psoriasis patches all over the body?
(A) Lets get at the base of the condition, if we would make
a COMPLETE removal of the conditions! These may NOT be done speedily,
for the CAUSES must be removed, else we will have a continued return of
the condition. The eliminations as set, or by those activities in the
manipulative forces with those properties as given into the system -
and later with those applications as may be given, as just outlined -
will make for a removal of these splotches.
02 F [Pg 4]
24. (Q) Will the psoriasis infection which attacked me
strenuously during the past year be recurrent?
(A) Not if the corrections are made that are causing or
producing same, as has been outlined.
25. (Q) Is the suggested vaccination recommended as a
(A) This would only add later to disorders. Make the
CORRECTIONS of not only those incentives from the cerebro-spinal
system, but of the organ itself - that is not in align. With the
manipulations in those specific centers, and with the strengthening of
the muscular forces with the proper activities in the exercises as is
suggested - in the open; that is, any of those that are not so
strenuous as to produce too much heaviness in the torso portion of body
- that exercise as would be taken of morning and evening of bending
forward; that is, with the tips of fingers to the floor, will be MOST
helpful - but DO NOT make too strenuous! This preferably done in the
open. Following the exercise and the eliminations, taking those
properties as outlined, we will have a perfectly normal body.
26. (Q) Should the manipulations be osteopathically given?
(A) Osteopathically, or chiropractically - if given in an
osteopathic manner. These CORRECTIONS must be made, but the
manipulations for the whole system will aid much. But do not leave out
the properties as have been given, for each of the medicinal properties
have their specific activity upon the various forms and conditions as
have been described that have arisen within the system itself, giving
tone, giving vitality, giving those forces - or adding that vibration
within the stomach itself to create FOR the system a perfect medicine
chest within the stomach, that will produce for the building body that
necessary for a perfect functioning. We are through for the present.
T2455-002 F [Pg 2]
20. (Q) Is there an absolute cure for psoriasis?
(A) Most of this is found in diet. There is a cure. It
requires patience, persistence - and right thinking also.
21. (Q) Why have I not responded more to following the
(A) The body has responded very well. There has not been the
healing of the thinned walls or perforations through the small
intestines, because of the lack of time and the need - now - to supply
those things that work with the lymph flow through the areas - that is,
the properties indicated to be taken internally, and the local
applications to remove the re-infections that come to the epidermis
Do these and we will find bettered conditions.
T2491-001 F [Pg 4]
39. (Q) What causes and what should be done for psoriasis?
(A) As just indicated, the preparing and taking into the
system of those properties that will aid in CORRECTING these nerve
tensions, as produced by lack of the vital forces to produce the proper
T2491-005 F [Pg 1]
9. (Q) Why does the psoriasis appear worse?
(A) The toxic conditions and perforations are worse, through
the lack of adherence in diet. Hence the purifying of the colon should
aid the more.
T3032-001 F [Pg 2]
4. Thus the activities of the lymph and emunctory
circulations through these portions carry that humor into the lymph
circulation, which causes that irritation to the skin called psoriasis.
5. We find that this may be materially aided. As it has
become a constitutional disturbance, this will require time, until
there is the toning up or the setting of the activity of the system in
such a manner as to allay the conditions produced, and correct the
SOURCES of these disturbances through the body.
6. The colon also, we find, is tending toward an engorgement
or plethora; thus forming portions in same where prolapsus and the lack
of proper eliminations through these channels are gradually becoming
more and more a part of the disorder.
7. As we find, we would first begin with a specific form of
hydrotherapy. So far as the colon is concerned, this should be
corrected in a little while.
8. Have these hydrotherapy treatments eighteen days apart.
First there should be the colonic irrigation. Be careful in giving the
first colonics that there is used the solutions to prevent weakening
the body; that is, not just plain water, but in the first two waters,
especially, put a level teaspoonful of table salt and half a
teaspoonful of baking soda to each half gallon of water to be injected
- and have the water near body temperature. In the last rinse water,
put a tablespoonful of Glyco-Thymoline as the intestinal antiseptic.
9. Following the colonic there should be given, preferably,
the hot and cold showers, or needle showers.
10. Then have a thorough rubdown.
11. Have at least two of these hydrotherapy treatments, given
in this specific manner, see?
12. Then, after the second one - not before - we would begin
taking each day a cup of Saffron Tea (American Saffron). This would be
made fresh daily. Put just a pinch of the Saffron, between the thumb
and forefinger, in a cup and pour boiling water over same. Let it steep
for twenty to thirty minutes. Strain, and drink the whole quantity.
13. Also at the same time begin taking, following the heavier
meal of the day, half a teaspoonful of Milk of Bismuth stirred in a
glass of water, with ten drops of Elixir of Lactated Pepsin in same.
14. After a period of some twenty days of taking the Bismuth
in this manner, it may be necessary to have another colonic irrigation.
15. Keep up the Saffron, after that, for at least a period of
three to four months; not quite so often then, but about three times a
week, the Milk of Bismuth and the Pepsin.
16. At the end of three months, begin using the Violet Ray -
hand machine, bulb applicator - about a minute each evening when ready
to retire. Give this to self, preferably, and do this for some two to
three weeks. This should be applied along the whole length of the spine
- come away from the head to the center of the spine, and then go from
the end of the spine - or preferably from the soles of the feet - up to
the 9th dorsal; downward to and up to the 9th dorsal, see, but not more
than a minute at the time.
17. Then start at the beginning and repeat all of these
things suggested, throughout.
18. After the first twenty to thirty days there should be
found some relief, but keep up the rest of these - if the sources and
the effects are to be eliminated from the body.
19. As to other general conditions through the body, most all
of these will be aided by the applications. For the general system will
be built up.
20. Do these, and we will make better conditions for the body.
21. In the matter of diet, - beware of too much fats or
greases at any time. Do include a great deal of seafoods of every
character in the diet.
22. Have plenty of the leafy rather than pod or tuberous
23. Eat plenty of fruit, whole grain cereals.
24. And do take the artichoke - both kinds - once or twice
T3827-001 F [Pg 2]
14. (Q) Mr. Cayce, what is the scientific name for this
bodys condition on the arms and hands?
(A) Cuticle psoriasis, a condition produced in the system
whereby the body, through its blood supply, attempts to eliminate the
toxins carried in the blood where they are not eliminated through their
proper functionings on account of this condition. Names do not mean
anything for the condition of this body.
T5016-001 F [Pg 2]
15. (Q) Is psoriasis always from the same cause?
(A) No, but it is more often from the lack of proper
coordination in the eliminating systems. At times the pressures may be
in those areas disturbing the equilibrium between the heart and liver,
or between heart and lungs. But it is always caused by a condition of
lack of lymph circulation through alimentary canal and by absorption of
such activities through the body.
R0277-001 M [Pg 2]
About twenty years ago a man suffering from a trouble which
the doctors had pronounced psoriasis, had a reading. He was told in the
reading that he was merely suffering from a disturbed digestion, and
that it was only necessary for him to eat five pears a day - three in
the morning and two in the evening, and that in thirty days the trouble
would disappear and not bother him anymore.
R2970-002 F [Pg 7]
General health seemed good but do remember that several years
before I had a severe case of Psoriasis. Several kinds of treatment
such as soda baths, starch baths etc., etc., were given all increasing
the condition if anything... finally osteopathic treatments with salts
cleaning both ex and internal cleared up the condition... Think was
given some advice about diet but do not remember what it was.
The above is only connection I can find with the reading
reference to the condition at times producing "rash" - after the
condition cleared I had not been subject to returns of that or other
rashes. But this in its origin may have been due to the condition which
R5016-001 F [Pg 14]
R11. 9/7/71 Letter from Mrs. Anna Mae Chmielinski, Delvon,
"I have used many of the medical readings of Edgar Cayce with
good results. Psoriasis disappeared from my scalp for the first time in
twenty-six or so years by using ground elm in water, saffron tea and
other suggestions. I consider what I have gotten from my A.R.E.
R12. 2/16/72 Letter from Darrell M. Dewease, Denver, CO:
"In way of testimonial: I have suffered with psoriasis since
the age of 13; I am now 26. A doctor friend and follower of Cayce
recommended Edgar Cayces cure, and it works incredibly. Other doctors
dont believe it, but I am walking proof of Cayces enlightenment...
This is the procedure I followed:
1) Rochelle salts, sulphur, cream of tartar - 1 tsp. ea. in
2) Follow with yellow saffron tea (pinch in cup boiling water
steep 30 min.)
3) Elm bark H2O 3 times/week in A.M.
4) ELIMINATE sweets, fats and pastries. Eat fresh fruits and
5) Saffron tea and Mullein Tea.
6) Cuticura ointment and Resinol ointment daily.
This cure was obtained for me by Dr. Mike McCaffery, D.O.,
1347 N. Plumer, Tucson, AZ 85719, and I am sure that any communication
from you would be received graciously by him."
Report on Dorothy Y. Hart, a case of Psoriasis sent by her
husband, Anthony R. Hart, D.C. using treatment in 5016-1:
MEDICAL REPORT FORM
Please help us to further research of the Cayce physical
readings by completing and returning to us this report form. Well
appreciate your giving special attention to specific suggestions for
treatment given in the Cayce readings and results - either positive or
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the readings today. Return to Edgar Cayce Foundation, Box 595, Virginia
Beach, VA 23451, upon completion of case.
Name Dorothy Y. Hart
Address "Rossmoyne Park" Hessel Rd. Berwick 3806 Vic.
Sex F Age 50 Wt. 126 B.P. 135/80 Diagnosis Psoriasis
Pertinent Past History General Health Good. Psoriasis for 30
History of Present Illness and Treatment: Various medications
internal & external
Abnormal Physical Findings: Skin Lesions over 30% body area.
Enlarged cervical lymph glands
Total Treatment Program: See enclosed report [See below]
Patient Cooperation: Excellent X Good Poor None at all
Summary of Results (subjective, objective): Complete Cure
[signed] Anthony R. Hart, D.C. Participating Physician
MEMO: Mr. Robert Clapp.
Subject: Treatment of Psoriasis for Dorothy Y. Hart, age 50
At the age of 18 years, the condition began in the scalp,
fairly severely. The scalp became irritable, inflamed and covered in
thick white scale. Some suppuration was evident. This condition was
treated externally with various medications for several months without
result, but after approximately two years natural remission occurred
leaving only one lesion in the occipital area which persisted until
treatment was applied as described below.
Following the first remission, psoriasis lesions appeared
intermittently on the scalp and occasionally on other body surface
areas but these usually cleared up. During early marriage period, Mrs.
Hart received a number of chiropractic adjustments and this, together
with a better diet and three successful pregnancies, probably accounted
for an effective control of the condition except for the lesion
permanently situated in the occipital area.
Seven years ago, lesions appeared on the scalp, behind the
ears and other lesions became evident on various parts of the body but
were most severe on the elbows, legs, abdominal area and base of the
spine. This condition became worse very rapidly with the lesions
growing in size and new ones appearing almost daily.
Several skin specialists were consulted and various
medications were used including cortico-steroids internally and
externally. Also ray treatment was used, both X-ray and ultra-violet.
Instead of improving, the condition deteriorated. Finger nails became
diseased, and there was marked swelling of the cervical lymph glands.
No medication appeared to have any effect and although some
chiropractic adjustments were given at this time, there did not seem to
be any change in the condition.
During the Christmas, 1971 when the writer visited the United
States, a copy of "The Sleeping Prophet" accidentally was acquired by
the writer. The A.R.E. was immediately contacted and the circulating
file on psoriasis was sent airmail to Australia. The file was digested
and treatment was selected which seemed to most fit this particular
1. Diet was regulated. General dietary habits were good with
the exception that too much refined carbohydrate was ingested. The diet
described by the Edgar Cayce readings was implemented (see psoriasis
2. A number of high colonic irrigations were given also
according to the file.
3. A series of chiropractic adjustments were initiated, these
included adjustments of Atlas, 5th, 6th and 9th dorsals, 3rd lumbar
and, as we believe, most importantly, coccyx. The coccyx has never been
adjusted before but after the first coccyx adjustment, marked
improvement commenced. The adjustments were given thrice weekly for
about 6 weeks and at least weekly since although the coccyx has only
been adjusted three times in all.
4. Saffron and camomile teas were given on alternate nights
and ground elm bark was added to all drinking water.
5. Cuticura ointment only was used (Resinol was unavailable
in Australia) as a palliative.
6. Three castor oil packs were used within three weeks,
applied over the abdominal area. The packs were applied hot and covered
with an electric blanket and left in situ for one hour.
Within two weeks a noticeable change had occurred in all
lesions. Scale disappeared and the reddened areas began to fade. Within
eight weeks all lesions had disappeared including the 30 year old
occipital patch. Within twelve weeks, the whole appearance of the skin
Where it was fairly dry and slightly rough to the touch
appeared to have a radiance and silkiness usually observed only in very
young people. The hair fairly coarse and lifeless became soft, easily
managed and natural colouring re-appeared.
The finger nails returned to normal and the swelling of the
cervical lymph glands reduced to a barely palpable size.
It is now 15 months since the treatment commenced and there
has been no evidence of recurrence. Mrs. Hart still observes reasonable
dietary control and has regular chiropractic adjustments and ensures
regular bowel action but has discontinued the use of the herbal
The writer feels from 25 years experience as a practising
chiropractor that this was a severe and chronic condition. The opinion
must also be expressed that the basic factor in the cause of psoriasis
is interference to the normal functioning of the nerve system due to
vertebral subluxations. At the same time, it is obvious that the
interference was not properly removed over a prolonged period, so that
although the condition was controlled to a degree, the body was
eventually unable to cope with the damage done to the intestinal
linings by the prolonged nerve pressures which remained. We are unable
to say how much benefit was obtained from internal herbal medication,
but we do feel that the high colonic irrigation must certainly have
helped the body to expel accumulated toxic material.
Quite large quantities of natural grape juice was consumed
within the first two or three weeks which may have been of great help.
Interestingly enough, after the first three weeks, Mrs. Hart was quite
unable to face grape juice again!
The spinal adjustments given regularly according to the
circulating file, especially that of the coccyx seems, in the writers
opinion, to have had an immediate beneficial effect.
There is no doubt that in this condition which was
accompanied by considerable toxidity, the improvement in diet,
including the grape juice and the continued avoidance of large
quantities of refined carbohydrate must be considered essential.
[signed] Anthony R. Hart, D.C.
Report from Beverly Cato, 1 Cranbourn Ct., Greensboro, N.C.
"Last summer after joining the A.R.E., I obtained the
Circulating File, Skin:Psoriasis. My fourteen year old son had been
afflicted with this ailment for six years and had fifty-cent size
patches on his scalp as well as elbows and stomach. From the psoriasis
file I learned that this disease is caused by the thinning of the walls
of the intestinal tract, allowing toxins to leak into the circulatory
"Following suggestions from the readings, I put a pinch of
ground elm bark into a glass of water and stirred it, letting the
solution stand at least three or four minutes, but no more than twenty,
before drinking. I gave this to him once a day and in ten days all
traces of the psoriasis were gone and have not returned. To be on the
safe side, he continues to have his elm bark drink with his dinner each
Report from Mrs. Robert Gibson:
"Some time ago, I wrote you about how much help the A.R.E.
records gave me on how to treat psoriasis with success!
"My husbands father had a severe case of psoriasis all over
his body. After many visits to many doctors who admitted they did not
know the cause or treatment for psoriasis, he accepted experimental
treatment from well known dermatologists. They used mostly chemical
ointments and covered the areas with dressings. He told me that the
treatments brought on cancer of both extremities. He was forced to have
both legs amputated above the knees.
"My husbands psoriasis started when he was about twenty
years old. He first noticed the scabs in his scalp, then lesions on
both knees and elbows. By the time he was thirty years old, both lower
arms, both legs and much of his body was covered with these scabs which
burned and itched unbearably. His scratching left his clothes and
bedding very bloody. He used Vaseline jelly to keep the lesions soft,
and spent at least two hours daily under the sun lamp. The last doctor
he consulted told him that if there was a cure for psoriasis, he would
cure himself first! This doctor suggested applications of cuticura
ointment to the lesions, and to be out in the sun as much as possible.
The diet was to be low in fat and carbohydrates, and high in proteins.
In following these suggestions, my husband was able to control the
symptoms enough so that he could work in an office. But the skin
"About four years ago, a friend gave us the book on Edgar
Cayce THE SLEEPING PROPHET, which treatment for psoriasis was
mentioned. We went to Virginia Beach and I, a registered nurse,
proceeded to read (all I could find at the A.R.E. library) on the
treatment for psoriasis. We accepted the following directions:
1. No sweets or pastries.
2. Low fat diet.
3. Much less meat than eaten previously; mostly fish, fowl
4. Many vegetables cooked and at least one raw vegetable
5. Saffron or mullein tea before meals once a day.
"He is now free of most of the condition. He must stick to
the diet or he will break out again. We know by experience..."
Report from William Culmone
206 Bay Blvd.
Seaside Heights, N. J. 08751
To Whom It May Concern:
RE: Psoriasis Report
This is to verify that the photographs presented in this
report, as well as the sequence in which they were taken, were in fact
taken at the specified intervals reported herein at the office of Dr.
John O. A. Pagano. [See Par. R17 below.]
The case history and the outline of treatment, which was
based on the Edgar Cayce readings on Psoriasis, is accurate in every
The Psoriasis I have suffered with for the past fifteen years
has virtually "cleared up" in a period of three months from the start
of treatment, July 21, 1975. Now (January 15, 1976) I can honestly
state that there has been no recurrence whatsoever.
A re-evaluation and follow-up statement will be made
approximately six months from this date.
Date: Jan. 15, 1976 [signed] William Culmone
In the presence of:
[signed] Minnie Culmone [signed] Dr. John O. A. Pagano
Note: Of particular mention is the work of Frederick D.
Lansford, Jr., M.D. for his work in compiling Psoriasis recommendations
for the Medical Research Division of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and
presented in the Physicians Reference Notebook, edited by William A.
McGarey, M.D., Director.
R17. See Source File Key #5016 for photographs of Psoriasis
Case of William Culmone from July 15, 1975 to October 16, 1975 taken at
specified intervals at the office of Dr. John O. A. Pagano re 5016-1.
R18. 1/15/76 Report returned from Dr. Pagano:
THE EDGAR CAYCE FOUNDATION
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT PSORIASIS
Case No. 1 Name Culmone, William
Address 206 Bay Blvd., Seaside Hts. City, State New Jersey
Sex M Age 65 Wt. B.P. Diagnosis Psoriasis (Advanced)
Pertinent Past History The patient developed Psoriasis
approximately 15 years ago. Various treatments through the years
brought some relief, but nothing significant.
History of Present Illness and Treatment:
Abnormal Physical Findings: Obviously, the lesions themselves
constitute the abnormal findings. Mr. Culmone has lesions, some massive
in nature, in all areas of the body, including the scalp and ears. -
The cause of Psoriasis, Reading 3373-1, has been given as being due to
a thinning of intestinal walls thereby causing a "leakage" of toxic
products into the circulation which find their way into the lymph flow
of the skin.
Total Treatment Program: Treatment, as per the Edgar Cayce
Readings, was centered on internal cleansing of the body. This was
accomplished by the following:
1. Colonic irrigations.
2. Dietary measures.
3. Specific adjustments of the spine.
4. The taking of Herbal Teas.
5. Drinking large quantities of water and using a cathartic
Patient Cooperation: X Excellent Good Poor None at all
Summary of Results (subjective, objective): Now,
approximately 6 months from the start of treatments (July 21, 1975),
the patient is virtually completely relieved of Psoriasis as is
evidenced by the photographs herein [See Par. R17 above].
Worthy of note is the total dedication demonstrated by his
wife, Mrs. Minnie Culmone, in the correction of this condition. Without
her invaluable aid in dietary control, massages as required and above
all, patience, I doubt if such a dramatic result would have occurred in
such a short time.
T0270-033 M [Pg 1]
2. (Q) In what physical condition do you find my body?
(A) This, as we find, can best be determined by making a
comparison with those conditions that we found when we last had the
body here. In this manner, then, we find there are improvements in many
directions. There is a much better reaction in the circulation. While
there have been and still are some conditions that need to be carried
on in such a manner as to KEEP a better equal balance, we find the
general condition MUCH improved.
3. (Q) Should I continue taking the Animated Ash and
Atomidine in the manner given?
(A) These we would continue to take occasionally. There might
be longer periods BETWEEN the periods of taking the properties, but
these - as we find - are still helpful in making for the proper balance
in the physical functioning of the system.
4. (Q) Are the massage and light treatments administered
correctly and at proper intervals?
(A) We find the massages are very good, and the intervals are
about right. As we find, the ultra-violet - or the quartz lights are
more preferable than the Sun light, when the light treatments are
given. There is a DEEPER therapy in the ultra-violet, than from the Sun
5. (Q) Should the Finnish baths be continued?
(A) Only occasionally. Take these whenever there is the
tendency for superacidity or languidness in any way; they will be most
6. (Q) Is the condition in the mucous membranes of the head
clearing up satisfactorily?
(A) This is clearing up. While those activities or the
hormones in the circulation do not flow as readily or as nominally as
they might, the lymph or emunctory circulation is greatly improved;
and, as we find, the deeper therapy light will be most beneficial in
this direction - and with this it would be clearing up properly, as we
7. (Q) Is my system in an alkalin or acid condition, and what
foods will provide proper balance?
(A) There have been the tendencies towards an acidity, and
especially from those conditions that have been described in times
before as to the leakages in the intestinal tract, in the thinned
walls, and those tendencies for the circulation to carry this in an
improper way and manner for the eliminations; producing the rash and
those conditions - which tendency has existed for some time. [psoriasis
tendency?] Hence there is the NATURAL tendency for the body to react to
acids. While in the present we have this tendency, as we find, there is
a much better balance than has been indicated here before. And there
should be, as we have maintained for this body and for others, a
tendency towards more of the alkalin-reacting foods; for when there is
the tendency towards an alkalin system there is less effect of cold and
congestion. Adhere to the alkalin reacting diets, that may be had from
vegetables; and at least one meal, or one period each day, or at least
two or three days apart, have those wholly raw. Have less of the
sweets, or not too great a quantity. Naturally, there should be sweets
that tend to make for the proper distribution of sugar for the system,
for sugars - to be sure - supply not only heat but also the proper
balance for proper fermentation, as do starches; but if these arise
more from fruits and vegetables rather than the addition of cane sugar
into the body, it will be much the better, for then less acidity arises
from same. To be sure, there should be sufficient of starch and of the
alkalin reactions to produce proper fermentation, or the proper
character of the alcohol that is so necessary in the preserving the
calorie content, in a manner; though the calories may be made too high,
but the activity of the necessary vital forces that act with the
hemoglobin and in the urea of the blood itself. Hence an alkalin diet,
as has been indicated - or as may be indicated from charts of same,
would be the correct way and manner. Do not have overeating at any
time. Keep a well-balance. And, as some have very much commented on or
maintained, if meats are to be taken in any quantity dont eat a lot of
starch with same; if theres to be a lot of sweets taken, dont eat a
lot of starch or proteins either with it; but keep them well-balanced.
9. (Q) Why do I feel a lack of the faculty for mental
(A) This is rather the lack of the necessary forces or
elements that may be said to be for procreative influences within the
body itself. It is the lack, then, of the functionings of the glands in
relation to the pineal, the lyden [Leydig], the adrenal and their
combinations with same. Hence, as indicated, it would be necessary for
those additions of those factors that make for the balancing of the
potash and iodine for the system - or the atomic iodine - to be
continued. These are just factors in the changes that come in
everybody. The manner of mental efficiency or training through
concentration may be had as well in the meditative forces, or greater
in the meditative forces than in any manner that may come for a body
building from concentration. This, then, is where those activities of
spiritual or SOUL forces activate with that in the MENTAL process of a
physical body; and are as conditions that are so necessary for the
balances when there are the UNION of forces for creating that which may
become a living soul in the activity in the earth. And if these factors
were more in activity and in their essence when there are those unions,
where there may come that procreative activity, how much greater would
be the offspring in a given period! This is one among the many
conditions where an All-Wise Providence keeps a balance, in that - as
ordinarily termed - the poor have all the children!
10. (Q) Has nervous intensity devitalized the thinking brain
(A) Rather as indicated. Then, to overcome, as has been
indicated, MEDITATE! Meditation means entering into the SPIRITUAL
vitalization of the energies of the system, by RAISING those forces
through the very activities of procreative actions. Read MEDITATION
[A.R.E. paper which later became 1st chapter in A SEARCH FOR GOD, Book
I.], and apply it - PRACTICALLY - the experience of self!
11. (Q) Please guide me with information that will enable me
to become of greater service to my fellow man.
(A) Theres none better than we have given, and as may be
followed by that which may be brought to the awareness of self through
the PRACTICAL application of those meditative forces that come by
setting aside a definite time, a period during each days activity when
there will be the purifying of the body, as in accord with that which
would make for consecrating of self in all of its efforts, all of its
abilities, and entering into the holy of holies within self for that
talk with thy God within thyself. These efforts on the part of any soul
will bring those things that make for the greater peace and happiness
and the abilities to meet those emergencies of every nature that arise
within the physical and mental bodies of a living body. For then the
God-forces that are the creative energies of the soul-mind will become
the ruling forces in the life and in its activity in same; making for
those abilities wherein any soul, any entity, may become the greater
service, the greater factor in its associations with its fellow man. It
is not how much one knows that counts, but how well one applies that it
knows; in just being, doing, thinking, that which is pointed out to
self through such constant, consistent, PRACTICAL dependence upon the
Creative Forces that have promised ever to meet one - every one - when
sought. And there will come that which is for the greater development
in the soul forces of such an one that seeks.
16. (Q) Does this indicate a period of spiritual refinement
and material progress?
(A) This is indicated, as just outlined; but it depends upon
the application. These should be beneficent in the experience of this
entity, if they are used aright. Everyone then turns to the question,
"Well, how do I know when Im using them right?" Turn to that which is
the Giver; for, as has been said, "By faith are ye saved, and that not
of yourself - but it is the gift of God." So in the urges that have
been builded by any entity, or by this, and with the knowledge of how
those influences or forces may be entered into, let those decisions be
in HIM rather than "Well, I would like to do this and like to do that,
and I will do this and WILL do that, irrespective of what happens." The
more often under such decisions we find that there comes turmoils and
strifes, bickering and hankering and those conditions - even longings;
and then we begin to condemn the good that we thought we were doing, or
claimed we have done. When anyone claims he is good, watch out!
27. (Q) Is there a personal thought you could import to me
for my benefit at this time?
(A) Keep in self that which has been indicated is the manner
of the development. Meditate upon this. Give it a place in thine own
daily activity. Not as to becoming curious and questioning, for thy
bickerings with others for not seeing in thine own light. For each
individual views from his own range of perspective view. Find not fault
with those on the rungs of the ladder either below or above, but give
of thy best self to aid, instruct, or to help in any manner those
either above or below. And thou wilt find, as He has given, "If ye will
be my children, I will be thy God." And, "When ye call I will hear"
will come to mean much more in thine own experience.
[1/24/35 GD sent paper on MEDITATION under separate cover.
She wrote: "See enclosed list of ALKALIN-REACTING FOODS, of which your
diet should principally consist."]
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4. (Q) Please examine and state the physical condition of my
body as you find it.
(A) In some respects conditions are much the same as when
last we had them here. There are still those conditions disturbing the
body as related to the humor which arises from the poisons in the
system, that disturb the coordination between the respiratory
eliminating system and perspiratory and the alimentary canal. This, as
we have indicated, has tended to weaken some portions of the system, as
in the glands of the neck and that condition which has existed in the
head and the hair, [thinning hair, baldness] the rash at times - as is
now indicated on portions of the body. [Psoriasis tendency? See 270-33,
The specifics as to the use of properties internally in the
form of the Ash and the Atomidine, as we find, would be most beneficial
to the body in the present. In this manner:
Take the Ash for periods of five to ten days. Then rest. And
after a period of a week take another course of same. Do this until at
least three to five courses have been taken, taking one-eighth grain
dry on tongue (emptying from container) and washing down with water.
And we would find it more helpful to use the violet ray following same,
in five to ten minutes after each dose has been taken; specifically
over the area of the 4th and 5th dorsal to the head and neck; and it
would be more beneficial, too, for the application of the violet ray to
be over those glands where the swelling is indicated [Goiter,
Cancerous?]; for there will be the tendencies for the eliminations and
the activities of the Ash in the system with the other glands of the
body, by the stimulation in the circulation with the use of Ash to
The Atomidine we would take each day, mornings and evenings -
mornings before the meal is taken, evenings just before retiring; three
to five minims in a glass of water, you see; three minims of morning,
five minims of evening. Take this for the same period of time, though -
as we find - it would be preferable to take it during the rest period
from the Ash.
Also we would make a lotion for that swelling on the neck,
from Plantain and the oil of butterfat. This should be equal parts in
weight and boiled together. Necessary that it be made fresh, but
massage this once a day - not too severely, but massage gently - local
application of same; and with the other properties taken in body we
will rid these conditions from the system.
As to the condition where there has been the colon
affectation, there should be kept an adherence to the line of diet that
we have indicated, keeping the eliminations in a nominal manner; and
the body should be gradually on the improve.
As to the scalp, we find nothing better than the crude oil -
small quantity massaged well into the scalp and cleansed with a twenty
percent solution of pure grain alcohol. Do not use the denatured in
cleansing scalp. Then a gentle massage with pure white Vaseline. This
will be well. Do this at least once a month; rinsing the oil from the
hair of morning. And we will find this will improve and keep down the
irritations in portions of the scalp, stimulating the growth of the
5. (Q) Is there a physical incapacity that impedes
articulation, which occasionally causes a jumbled speech? Please advise
a corrective measure.
(A) As indicated, the application of the violet ray over this
portion of the system will tend to make for better coordination in the
circulation, both superficial and internal, as there is the stimulation
to the circulation; and, as we find, this should overcome the
tendencies for disturbance in the vocal box.
6. (Q) What causes creaking bones in upper region of
shoulders and spine, and what corrective measures are necessary?
(A) The stimulation for a more uniform activity of the
circulation as related to the lymph and emunctory activity through the
portions should supply the necessary burses about the joints and bones
for this to be entirely eliminated. The tendency arises from too little
a circulation of the lymph and emunctory, especially about the tendons
and muscles. It isnt the bones that creak; its the muscular
7. (Q) Why does mucous continue to collect in head and
throat, especially during sleep? Will you prescribe a solution for use
in an atomizer that will relieve?
(A) As we find, the better than a local application is to
remove the causes of the poor circulation; which, as we find, will be
maintained by the use of the properties and the application of those
things indicated for this particular portion of the body, see? If there
is the CONSCIOUSNESS that there is the NECESSITY for a solution, equal
parts of salt, soda and cream of tartar dissolved together in three
times their quantity or weight of water; this warm, not hot but tepid.
Or the Dobell solution, as may be called at times, will rid the mucous;
but this will be only palliative unless the causes of same are removed.
8. (Q) As my new eye glasses are not giving entire
satisfaction, are other corrective measures necessary?
(A) We are correcting these in the application of the
stimulation to the centers specifically in the upper dorsal and
cervical area, as indicated, for a better circulation in the
sympathetic or sensory circulation. And this should stimulate the
activity to such ways and manners that we will have no trouble with the
new fitting of glasses. For the measurements are correct, the
correction for the tendency for astigmatism in the one eye is correct;
the cylindrical measurements in the right eye, as we find, are correct.
But the tendency has been to DRAW the eye in the focal vision in the
new change, on account of the lack of the circulation to REMOVE and to
carry impulse to the optic forces. Hence the irritation that has
occurred at times.
With these changes and applications as indicated, this should
9. (Q) Regarding mental and material: I request through you
one thought designed to assist in my efforts to raise above the
personal concern of life.
(A) Let that mind be in thee that the application of the
abilities of self in the material, in the mental and in the spiritual
thought, be above JUST for self. Let the purposes ever be no day
without a kind word, a thought of another not in as good circumstance
as self. This ideal set as the standard and measurements of selfs
application will build a consciousness of creative forces in the
individual as to bring an expression of this influence in the life.
Let thy mind and thine body-efforts, all of thine energies,
be that there may be a greater service to thy fellow man. This will
bring the consciousness of that ye seek.
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2. (Q) What is cause and cure for the psoriasis conditions on
my body and scalp?
(A) This, as we find, has been given - as to what would cure
and relieve the condition. With the present physical condition, of
course, it is a great deal better that these manifest themselves in
such a manner, than that they be kept in! As is known, psoriasis is -
itself - an infectious condition that affects the emunctory and lymph
circulation, and causes an improper coordination of the eliminating
forces of the system, as in this body. Would this not be thrown off in
the epidermis, or the lymph and capillary circulation, with this
particular condition of this body, the intestinal tract would be full
of pinholes; or, were it to go to the lungs, there would be
tuberculosis; were it to go to the valves of the heart, it would be
heart trouble - as would be called; were it to go to the liver, it
would be cirrhosis of the liver; were it to go to the spleen, it would
be a hardening of one end of it; were it to go to the brain, it would
be softening of the brain; were it to go to the glands of the throat or
thyroids, it would be that of goitre; or were it to settle in some
other portion - were it to SETTLE - it would become a tumor of some
character or nature.
One should consider that the SYSTEM is builded to RESIST
whatever may arise, and it TAKES THAT direction in carrying out for
what it WAS constructed, and when it meets obstructions; then it
attempts to build around, or overcome, by USING other portions or
functionings to carry out its function.
In the present conditions that exist, these SHOW more in the
present than ordinary because of the poisons that arose from the
intestinal tract, and in the eliminations of the body - as in the
Unless there is extra precaution taken in the activity of the
body, there must - sooner or later - arise that wherein operative
forces WILL be necessary to PREVENT further inroads of the arising of
septic poisons from the continual flow of pus from this area.
As WE would find, were there taken those properties of the
ash - with those rays, and the body keep quiet SUFFICIENT period for
coagulation to take place - this may be separated, or segregated in the
system, and closed; or, if it is carried SUFFICIENTLY the system may
absorb that as would be cut off; otherwise there will eventually be,
from over exercise, a continual opening of those portions so disturbed,
or drainages - and what is ordinarily termed "proud flesh" arise. In
such conditions, then, EMERGENCIES will be necessary - but would be
hard to combat!
3. (Q) What dosage of the ash, and how often?
(A) Once a day, a quarter grain - with two to three minutes
of the ultra violet, as applied to an area over the 9th, 10th, 8th and
4. (Q) Should the ultra violet be applied each day also,
after the ash?
(A) Thats what has been given, from thirty to forty minutes
after the dosage of ash is taken the ultra violet should be applied. It
makes quite a difference as to how it affects the system!
5. (Q) What is the present condition of appendix?
6. (Q) Is an operation necessary at the present?
(A) As has been given, as exists in the present - no. Would
there be carried out that we have given, CONSISTENTLY - unless
conditions ARISE - would be the better.
As for the diets that are necessary with such, that which is
a well balanced - that creates sufficient of the vitality, but that
does not produce or cause accumulations in any portion of the colon -
as to cause the fecal matter to gather, or to expand or dilate, for
this would of necessity produce irritation.
7. (Q) What particular types of foods should be avoided?
(A) Too much sweets or too much sours, either!
8. (Q) Should any meat be taken?
(A) Depends upon the character of meat and how prepared! A
well balanced diet, as has been given. Use SOME common sense along with
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12. If there is the continuation of the itching and the
tendency for the breaking out [psoriasis follicularis? 8/29/40 See
641-5 Par. 12-A indicating that it is a psoriasis condition.], then
repeat the dose - after a few days; that is, both the Castoria and the
Bismuth. If it is necessary to take more than one dose of the Bismuth,
very well - until we change those activities through the alimentary
13. Keep to more of an alkalin-reacting diet; though bread
should form a great part or basis of the diet, see? but WHOLE WHEAT.
14. And cereals should be of whole wheat or Maltex. Citrus
fruits of a morning are well, but not those combined - or at the same
meal with the cereals, see? At least two or three mornings a week use
the whole wheat cereal, then two or three mornings the citrus fruit.
15. Fish, fowl or lamb should be the meats.
16. No fried foods.
17. The Yeast would be taken one cake of a morning OR noon,
and one of evening - about half an hour before the meal.
18. Some adjustments through the whole of the cerebrospinal
system are also indicated as needed.
19. Do these and, as we find, we may bring the better forces
and influences for this body.
20. Ready for questions.
21. (Q) Would Dr. Thompson [D. Carl Thompson, D.C.] in ... be
able to give the adjustments?
(A) Be very well.
22. (Q) Any specific directions for these?
(A) As indicated, the whole of the system needs some
23. (Q) Am having some trouble with my gums.
(A) This is from the acidity; and the use of soda and salt as
a massage would be most helpful. Two-thirds salt, one-third soda.
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"The psoriasis, which I had had since I was 19 or 20 years
old, stays completely clear so long as I remain on the diet. However, a
nervous condition or mental upset will cause it to flare up again. My
father always had psoriasis, too; he didnt believe it was from the
blood stream when I told him about the reading [2455-1 and 2455-2].
About a year later he called me up all excited; he had read a piece in
the paper saying that psoriasis came through the blood stream."
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R4. 4/24/93 Donna Marie Kenworthys letter:
A.R.E. P.O. Box 595 Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Enclosed you will find a copy of a testimonial letter I sent
to Pariser Dermatology Specialists, after learning that they, in
conjunction with Eastern Virginia Medical School, were conducting a
study on eczema. After reading my letter, you will understand my
pleasure in writing it in the first place, and in now requesting that
you forward it to Dr. John Pagano. I have been eczema free for around a
year now. I owe Dr. Pagano my deep gratitude.
Please feel free to make a copy of the letter for your own
records. After all, I was able to receive this information by attending
a small conference that you sponsored last year at the Cavalier. I
extend my appreciation to you.
With love and light, [signed] Donna Marie Kenworthy
910 Wildwood Square Court
Virginia Beach, Va. 23454 (804) 481-6241
Pariser Dermatology Specialists 601 Medical Tower Norfolk, VA
To Whom It May Concern:
After seeing your advertisement for eczema sufferers, I
phoned and spoke to your receptionist, Sheryl. We agreed that since I
cured my eczema I was not a candidate for your study, but rather that I
should inform you how I achieved my cure.
A year ago I was suffering from the worst case of eczema that
I have had the unhappiness to endure. In fact, for the past several
years, I had only had occasional and somewhat mild outbreaks. Cortisone
creams and ointments were totally ineffective. For the first time in my
life, I developed a scaly rash at my elbows even, which looked more
like psoriasis than eczema. The situation was very depressing.
During the time that the situation was at its worst, I went
to a lecture and slide presentation given by Dr. John Pagano, who had
written a book on healing psoriasis. He passed out a recommended diet,
which advised staying away from a group of foods known as nightshades,
such as: Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and all sorts of peppers. Well,
the one thing in my regimen which was different was that I had
developed the habit of eating large amounts of eggplant during the time
of my eczema outbreak.
After eliminating all nightshades from my diet, all signs of
eczema disappeared. I am also very careful about not consuming food
that contributes to acid stomach. I have noticed that whenever I have
frequent heartburn, my hands feel more sensitive, without actually
breaking out in any kind of rash. Furthermore, since I am bothered by
acid indigestion, my doctor prescribed a drug called Pepcid, which
works beautifully. My stomach and my hands feel better than ever. I
believe that there is a connection between the assimilation of certain
foods and eczema...
I appreciate your taking the time to peruse my letter. Whats
nice about this remedy is there is no danger from harmful side-effects
from steroids. Also, I would like to mention that when I do take
antacids, I only consume calcium based, not aluminum based, forms of
this medicine. I hope Sheryls sister has good luck with this regimen.
Please thank Sheryl for listening to me so patiently. She has a very
Most cordially yours, [signed] Donna Marie Kenworthy
R5. See Source File Key #992 for an advertisement by the
Division of Dermatology of Eastern Virginia Medical School re 992-1.
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17. (Q) Please give exact diet to eliminate psoriasis.
(A) This has been indicated. Do not become so given to diet
as to say "I cant eat this," and "I shouldnt do that," but follow
closely that as has been suggested. Keep away from those combinations
of starches, from fats, and from those things as indicated. DO take
plenty of the fruit juices, kraut juices, tomato juices, and those to
aid in the eliminations. Prune juices and those of such natures are
18. (Q) Should this diet be continued even after psoriasis
has disappeared from body?
(A) As has been indicated, it should be continued for some
19. (Q) What causes frequent pains through my head?
(A) These are sympathetic from pressures on pelvis AND feet.
20. (Q) What causes flickering in the right eye? Are glasses
(A) As we find, when the conditions in the pelvic organs are
corrected, there should not be the need for glasses. For, the pressures
as made upon the bladder and the kidneys reflex themselves in the
sympathetic nerves to the eyes.
21. (Q) Is there any other suggestion for removing psoriasis
from my scalp?
(A) Those things as indicated, using the Carbolated Vaseline,
are the better to use.
Do these and, as we find, we will bring and keep the better
forces for this body.
22. (Q) Is the osteopathic treatment necessary for the
(A) It is a part of that treatment.
R19. Treatments used in the treating of Psoriasis:
THE HIGH COLONIC
The first measure to aid in relieving the body of accumulated
toxins is the High Colonic Irrigation. This should be administered
A Colonic is administered at the start of treatment. Seven
days later, another is given. Two weeks later, another is given. After
a period of at least one month or six weeks, another may be applied.
PROPER DIET FOR THE
The diet should be aimed at promoting Alkalinity of the body,
thus bringing about a better Acid-Base Balance to the entire system.
(See Acid-Alkaline Food Chart below.)
The following must be adhered to:
1. Eat many fresh fruits and vegetables. One meal a day,
usually lunch, should consist of raw vegetables only. You may use oil
or salad dressing - no vinegar!
2. Cooked vegetables, with no meat other than Fish, Fowl and
Lamb, may be taken. Eat a good quantity of Seafood.
3. Eliminate Fats, Sweets and Pastries!
4. Have at least 3 vegetables that grow above the ground to 1
that grows under the ground.
5. Wine is permissible, moderately, but not other liquor.
6. Eat large quantities of LETTUCE as well as Celery,
Watercress and the like (unless the roughage causes irritation to an
underlying Ulcer or Colitis condition. Lettuce is a blood purifier!
7. Keep away from Red Meats, Ham or rare or roasted Steak.
Completely avoid fried foods.
Note: A general guide showing the relative Acid-Base Balance
of various foods is enclosed within this report. The Psoriasis patient
should basically avoid those foods listed in the left hand columns
(with the exception of Fish, Fowl & Lamb) and stress those
foods listed in the right hand columns (with the exception of Tomatoes).
OR ALKALINITY OF FOODS
FOODS HAVING A PREDOMINANTLY
- Baking Powder, biscuit
- Bread, rye
- Bread, white
- Cake, plain
- Cake, cheese
- Macaroni or spaghetti
- Shredded wheat
HAVING A NEUTRAL OR NEARLY NEUTRAL EFFECT
- Butter Milk
- Cottonseed oil
- Custard Pie
- Ice cream
- Milk, whole
- Olive oil
HAVING A PREDOMINANTLY BASIC EFFECT
- Beans, lima
- Beans, string
- Brussels sprouts
- Potatoes, white
- Potatoes, sweet
* The ash of these foods is alkaline but, because of the
presence of benzoates, which form hippuric acid, they increase the
acidity of the urine.
- The Psoriasis patient should eat large quantities of
Seafood, Fowl & Lamb. By large quantities is meant simply more
than any other meat.
- Citrus fruit juices may be taken, and are alkaline in their
reaction - UNLESS taken with starches, as especially from cereals, at
the same meal. Then they are acid producing.
HERBAL DRINKS AND
1. The primary herbs for the correction of Psoriasis are: The
American Yellow Saffron Tea, Slippery Elm Bark Powder, Camomile Tea and
The preparation of the teas are enclosed herein.
Take the Yellow Saffron Tea more often than the others, but
alternate this with the Camomile Tea.
2. External applications consist primarily of baths using
Cuticura soap, followed by Cuticura Ointment, then in turn followed by
Resinol Ointment gently rubbed into the lesions. Sleep overnight with
it on, bathing in the morning again with Cuticura soap.
3. Massage the body, periodically, with a mixture of Olive
Oil and Peanut Oil (equal parts). - After the massage, if conditions
permit, bathe in sunlight, but not to the point of becoming sunburned.
If direct sunlight is not possible, for any number of reasons, the
PROPER USE of Ultra-Violet Light may be very helpful. Extreme caution
must be applied here. One should not expose any one area of the body to
Ultra-Violet light for a period over 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Be sure eye
protectors are on you and the light is a minimum of 40" away.
4. For major circumscribed lesions, it has been found very
helpful to apply warm Castor Oil on the lesion, then wrap the area with
Saran Wrap and leave it that way for several hours. This will help heal
the surface cells. Apply this method at least twice a week until the
area clears up. This can also be done with the Olive Oil - Peanut Oil
USING SAFFRON TEA AND SLIPPERY ELM BARK POWDER.
SAFFRON TEA - Begin with Yellow Saffron Tea, a pinch of the
American Saffron in a cup of boiling water, allow to stand for 30
minutes, strain and drink each evening when ready to retire.
GROUND ELM BARK - Occasionally, about two or three times a
week, drink Elm Water - a pinch of ground Elm (between thumb and
forefinger) in a cup filled with WARM water, not boiling water; allow
to stand for 30 minutes. Drink this preferably in the morning rather
than at the period when Saffron Tea is taken.
ADDITIONAL FINDINGS NOT NECESSARILY FOUND IN THE
a) Emotional stress and aggravation usually flares up the
b) There may be a familial tendency towards Psoriasis, though
not necessarily due to heredity.
c) Eating foods of a natural, unprocessed nature is most
d) In addition to the recommended diet, one heaping
tablespoon of Lecithin granules (or liquid form) has been shown to be
e) Vitamins recommended are therapeutic doses of Vitamin A, B
Complex and Vitamin E combined with C.
f) As to the permanency of cure in the manner of treatment
herein, only time and more research can give the answer, simply because
this is one of the very first cases on record following the Cayce
Readings exclusively. The chances are however, that once the lesions
have cleared up, the patient must always be at least "aware" of the
foods he must avoid, as does a Diabetic, Heart Patient or Arthritic.
An interesting case brought to my attention was the almost
complete disappearance of Psoriasis lesions of a patient after he was
placed on intravenous feeding for an extended period of time following
a severe heart attack. Medical physicians assigned to the case had no
explanation for the change. Following the Cayce concept as to the cause
of Psoriasis, such an incident is understandable and strengthens the
theory that it is due to the thinning of the intestinal walls, since
the patient was not ingesting food through the normal channels of the
R20. 6/11/76 Report from A.R.E. Member, Margaret Meyer:
"When I received the Circulating File on psoriasis I had it
over 95% of my body.
"I started chiropractic treatment, putting a castor oil pack
with heating pad on my abdomen once each night for an hour and started
using saffron tea. I also stopped eating all refined foods.
"What I believe really helped me was the saffron tea. I drink
one cup of this strained tea in the morning and one cup at night. All I
have left of my psoriasis is a tiny patch on elbow or knee. I cant
remember how long it took to clear up so nicely, but I know it didnt
take long. I have been in this improved condition for a year and a half
"Every time I stop taking the tea for a day or so I
immediately start itching all over and pretty soon little patches
R21. 8/4/76 A.R.E. Membership Director, Robert Clapp, wrote
Mrs. Meyer requesting further information re her psoriasis. Following
is her report:
"I have had psoriasis for five years.
"I developed psoriasis when my third son was three months
old. It began with patches on the scalp. Nine months later it had
covered 98% of my body. I believe psoriasis came for me because of
years of poor nutrition and breast-feeding all my three children - the
last one for 7 1/2 months without any solid foods or supplements.
"I also believe it was meant to happen because it helped me
to ultimately find God and be spiritually awakened. From my early
twenties I had lost my faith which caused me much emotional pain and I
had a terrible fear of dying which nearly wrecked my life.
"Two years ago I joined A.R.E. and read the file on
psoriasis. I started going to Dr. Ciotta, chiropractor, who is one of
the doctors on your list. At first I went every week and now I go
monthly for adjustments. He said to tell you I have had the complete
spinal adjustment. Each time I go I also have a heating pad put on my
stomach and have the machine on for a short period of time. Each night
before bed I apply a heating pad on my castor oil pack to my stomach
for one hour.
"I also eat unrefined foods and use non-hydrogenated oil and
margarine. I take a couple of teaspoons of olive oil each day. I am not
a purist and although I eat very healthy food I do eat some junk food
once in a while.
"But what really does the trick for me is saffron tea. I buy
it at any health food store for about $1.00 a box.
"I make one cup in the morning. One cup of boiling water in
about one teaspoon of tea. I cover it with a saucer and let it cool.
After breakfast and when it is as cool as drinking water I strain it
and drink it. After supper I make another cup. Before bed I strain it
and drink it. If I skip a day or two - I know it. I start to itch.
Pretty soon a scale or two may appear.
"As long as I take the tea I have almost no signs that I have
psoriasis. For any stubborn patches that might appear Dr. Ciotta
ordered me a jar of E-Cream manufactured by Dee Cee Laboratories,
Madison, Tennessee, 37115. Using this once or twice a day and in a few
days the patches are gone.
"I am so satisfied with the results I get from the tea - I
forget I still have psoriasis. I do believe if I had the will power
necessary to rigidly follow Edgar Cayces diet to rid myself of
psoriasis, the meat, etc. - I would be rid of it. I hope to do this
"I hope I have been a help to someone else and Im sorry it
took so long for me to reply."
R22. 9/79 GDs note: See Dr. John A. Paganos 21 minute
Singer filmstrip on Psoriasis, in color, in Edgar Cayce Foundation,
A.R.E. Library Building, Virginia Beach, Va. His treatment and
prolonged research included the SRC Compound recommended in 5016-1.
R23. 9/21/80 Report on John Houghton, a PSORIASIS case, by
James W. Dickerson, A.R.E. Associate Member.
MEDICAL REPORT FORM
Please help us to further research of the Cayce physical
readings by completing and returning to us this report form. Well
appreciate your giving special attention to specific suggestions for
treatment given in the Cayce readings and results - either positive or
negative. Your findings will help us to evaluate the effectiveness of
the readings today. Return to Edgar Cayce Foundation, Box 595, Virginia
Beach, VA 23451, upon completion of case.
Name JOHN HOUGHTON Date 9/21/1980
Address 55 Hilltop Drive City, State WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND
Sex Male Age 60+ Wt. B.P. Diagnosis PSORIASIS
Pertinent Past History: Jack has had the psoriasis for a
number of years. The condition covered much of his body but was
especially obvious on hands and arms because of rolled up sleeves. He
has tried many doctors without improvement and was receptive to my
question as to his interest in trying another Cayce diet type regimen.
Abnormal Physical Findings: After about four weeks of diet
and herb liquids he reported that the "potatoe chip" scales had been
Total Treatment Program:
Patient Cooperation: X Excellent Good Poor None at all
Summary of Results (subjective, objective): When I called him
for permission to pass along these comments to you he was enthusiastic
and at this time (about 6 weeks) he reports that although the area has
not been reduced, the brightness of irritated areas has faded and the
intensity of discomfort has been greatly reduced. I hope that A.R.E.
does not object to lack of medical supervision in this instance and
believe you may expect to gain the Houghtons as members of A.R.E.
[Became a Sponsoring member 10/1/80.]
I am - am not X a cooperating doctor
R24. 4/6/81 Report from A.R.E. Member, Vivian Coble:
"After reading Palma Christie and the material on Psoriasis
and on Eczema I followed the diet and used the castor oil packs on my
face with hot packs. The scars are barely noticeable and have only had
two minor eruptions to contend with since.
"To date I have not used the castor oil packs on the abdomen
but will if the condition does not continue to improve.
"The report on a biopsy on my face was pre-psoriasis, back
in 1973. So far, there has only been a second spot on my face - one
that doesnt heal readily, until I used the castor oil. But since the
above treatment my complexion greatly improved."
R25. 5/5/91 JTs note: See Dr. John O. A. Paganos book
HEALING PSORIASIS The Natural Alternative, available through the A.R.E.
R26. 6/3/93 Kim Wagenets report: "I am 34 year old female,
who has had PSORIASIS since the age of 12. I have been through all of
the chemical treatments, Stanfords Psoriasis Clinic, and still had
psoriasis on some area of my body.
I received from a friend, a Research Bulletin on Psoriasis,
from the Edgar Cayce Foundation. I read through the diet & herb
list given, along with the mention of sulfur, Rochelle Salts, cream of
I followed the diet, as well as I could, eliminating red
meats fried foods, sugars - candy - white flours, etc. I included right
thinking, meditation & prayer.
Within 3 months, I had no psoriasis anywhere. This lasted for
almost 1 year - until chocolate became again.
We are not talking of spots of psoriasis, here or there, I
looked like a Armadillo, with cracks & sores, having to
cauterize a lot of the cracks so they would heal.
Thank you very much!
[signed] Kim Wagenet
Placerville CA 95667
P.S. Im going away from chocolate!