Much has been written over the years on diet and the role it plays in
psoriasis, with almost all of it
misleading to a greater or lesser extent. There is no one diet that
really does suit everyone for everything and no real scientific evidence exists to show
whether a specific diet does help psoriasis sufferers.
General good advice seems
to be applicable as far as diet is concerned for people with psoriasis.
It is becoming patently obvious to informed Natural Health professionals
that a potent imbalance is existing in our diets caused by a predominance of
omega 6 vegetable oils in our foods and a lack of essential omega3 oils.
Any dietary advice
should encompass removing all manufactured food and chemical additives from
the diet and increasing the intake of live food. That is food that has
not been denatured by storage and chemicals and by manufacturing and
reconstituting our food. Anyone who has a predominance of dead
adulterated food in their diet will suffer from some form of metabolic
disease sooner or later. This is a foregone conclusion in the minds of
all enlightened Natural Health practitioners.
So even though I can't
actually recommend a specific diet as such in this short space, I do suggest
you start eating the way our ancestors did. That is to eat "live food"
from organically grown vegetables, source your meat from organic farms and
include fish in your diet on a regular basis. Avoid too many
carbohydrates in the form of grains and sugars and avoid too much dairy
produce. However, use butter in preference to margarine because of the
natural omega 3 oils found in butter from grass fed cows. You will find much
relevant information in my E-Book
for psoriasis sufferers.
Many people do report
specific foods that cause psoriasis to flare up. This could well be
due to specific food intolerances causing an upset to the individuals
metabolism and thereby resulting in an immune system dysfunction.
After all psoriasis is a known autoimmune problem and food allergies
and intolerances are known to be key factors in immune system dysfunction
and also causing the body to become stressed.
Beware of chemicals in the food you eat too!
For a proper look at
diet and food intolerances read our in depth
free e-book on psoriasis and Natural
There is no specific
diet guidelines that people with psoriasis should follow as such. The
best diet is one that increases intake of live vegetables, a modest
amount of meat from free range and grass fed animals, modest amounts of
fruit, and regular fish meals for the omega 3 oils. Decrease intake
of vegetable oils and omega 6 and carbohydrates from grains and sugars. A diet on these
broad guidelines will make the majority people feel better in themselves and
possibly give substantial help to psoriasis sufferers. People with
psoriasis will benefit greatly from a healthy lifestyle and eating habits, just like
Quite a few rigid
dietary regimes have been put forward with claims that they will improve
psoriasis. Convincing scientific studies have not been conducted to verify
these claims as yet but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest
diet does play a very important role!