The Patient Got a New Skin




By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Psoriasis is often related to the thyroid gland, in one way or the other.

It’s supposedly an autoimmune disease causing the immune system to crank out skin cells up to ten times faster than normal.

Psoriasis is also described as a “genetic disease triggered by environmental factors,” the ultimate cop-out of modern medicine, leaving us in the lurch, up against forces that are mostly beyond our control.

We are an insignificant speck of dust in a vast void of infinite nothingness, to hear them tell it.

But if we line up next to the cash register, they happen to have lots of high-tech genes and and potent drugs in stock to rescue us from our seemingly hopeless situation.


Doctors had better results resolving psoriasis back when they didn’t have such a dogmatic and money-grubbing understanding of it.

Many cases were resolved using thyroid treatment — over 70 years before anyone knew about T3 and T4.


Byrom Bramwell, M.D. (Clinical Studies: A Quarterly Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. II, 1904) wrote …

“Now this particular case of psoriasis is to me a most interesting one, for it was the first case of psoriasis in which I employed the thyroid treatment. The patient came under my notice eleven years ago suffering from a very marked and widespread psoriasis. The eruption was then much more marked and much more widespread than it is now. At that time, I was deeply interested in the thyroid treatment of myxœdema. In the first case of myxœdema in which I employed the thyroid treatment, I gave the raw gland and I gave far too large a dose. The result was the production of acute thyroidism. The myxœdematous symptoms were rapidly removed, and the skin desquamated freely. Practically speaking, the patient got a new skin. I was very much impressed with the desquamation, with the improved nutrition of the skin, with the rapid growth of hair, and with the restoration of the sweat secretion; and I said to myself, if thyroid extract can produce such a remarkable result on the nutrition of the skin in myxœdema, it will probably be useful in the treatment of skin diseases. I therefore decided to try the remedy in cases of skin disease. This was the first case in which I employed it. The result was extraordinary; it altogether exceeded my expectations. In the course of a few weeks the eruption cleared off, the skin became perfectly normal except for some pigmented patches on the legs where the eruption had been.”

According to the same source …

“Well, that was not an isolated case; in another case which came under my observation while this patient was still in hospital the result was still more remarkable. In that, the fifth, case of psoriasis in which I employed the thyroid treatment an immediate effect was produced by the remedy — within twenty-four hours, and after a single dose (five drops of Brady and Martin’s liquid extract), the patient stated that her arms felt less stiff and painful than they previously had done; after two doses the inflammation and œdema, which were present, were obviously less. In that, as in the first case, the disease yielded to very small doses of the drug. In both cases, the ordinary diet of the hospital was allowed, and no external application of any kind whatever was applied to the surface of the skin. Both patients were kept in bed during the earlier part of the treatment. In both cases, the cure was preceded by the detachment of very large scales.”

According to the same source …

“During the past eleven years I have had the opportunity of treating a large number of cases; but it is a remarkable fact that in none of them have the results been so satisfactory as in these two cases (the first and the fifth cases in which I employed the remedy). I have had many other successful cases, but in none of them did the eruption clear off so quickly and as the result of such small doses of the remedy; in some of them very large doses had to be given in order to effect a cure.”

'The Patient Got a New Skin' have 6 comments

  1. August 26, 2017 @ 4:15 pm Atom

    Re: I could not understand how to massage the thyroid gland back and forth. How do I put my fingers?

    Make the classic hitchhiking gesture, then gently hold the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple) between your thumb and index finger.

    Gently rock it side to side while blinking your eyes at a comfortable speed.


    Another way to energize the thyroid is to alternate between the King and Queen of Mudras.

    The Yang position of the tongue (sticking it out) is the King of Mudras.

    The Yin position of the tongue (touching the soft palate) is the Queen of Mudras.


    Rock the Adam’s apple with the tongue in the neutral (normal) position.


  2. August 30, 2017 @ 10:42 am John

    Hello Atom! As the Brady and Martin’s liquid extract used in the Dr. Byrom Bramwell story was raw thyroid and the Gerson Clinic uses raw liver extract to support the recovery of their patients from severe disease, is this a link as to one of the reasons why the Bedouin, the Kazaks and Kurds, the Mongols, the Apaches, etc. are the healthiest humans on Earth, seeing as how those groups have/had diets that include the regular consumption of organ meats? Or is that aspect of their diets not one of the key factors related to their robust health?

    As it has been reported that the skin of a potato contains a significant number of nutrients, is there a reason why most of the recipes found on the Internet for the Ray Peat Potato Juice Protein Soup call for peeling the potatoes? Is there any benefit to leaving the skin on, or would that in some way inhibit the desired chemical reactions, especially the increase in keto acids?

    Does the cooking of the potato juice convert any of the remaining starches that might have slipped through the “starch settling post juicing” step into sugars?


    • September 4, 2017 @ 10:26 pm Atom

      1) Organ meats may have played apart. Not having access to DHA and EPA may have also played a part.


      2) We are wondering about the potato skin issue too, although very few people suffer from lack of nutrients (as Swami Nitty-Gritty constantly reminded us). Most people suffer from “cafeteria-style eating,” also known as “Lunar Eating.”


      3) Dextrinizing the potato after cooking converts any remaining starch to glucose.


      Ever New Joy,



  3. September 17, 2020 @ 1:38 am shontelle pinch


    Where does one one get “Brady’s and Martins” extract?


    • September 17, 2020 @ 2:23 am Atom

      Almost surely out of business.

      Ask Ray Peat on one of his upcoming ORN shows if there’s an equivalent.

      It’s best to be supervised by an expert when dealing with DRUGS.

      Natural methods are slower, but longer-lasting.


      • September 23, 2020 @ 12:35 am Shontelle Pinch

        Well Noted!
        Thank you for the straight to the point response :)


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