Psoriasis Could Be All About What You Are Eating
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease (causing inflammation and scaling of the skin) and it affects approximately 2% of the US population.
What you eat is very important and you can help to combat psoriasis by including a psoriasis diet treatment plan in your day-to-day living.
Why is a psoriasis diet so important? It is because various studies have shown that intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome is very common in psoriasis patients. So making the right food choices can make all the difference.
Why a psoriasis diet?
Firstly, if you have a leaky gut it is important to understand that partially digested protein and fat can seep through your intestinal lining, making their way into your bloodstream and causing allergic responses.
Secondly, when a leaky gut is left un-repaired, it can lead to more severe health issues such as psoriasis. Other issues can include depression and anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain or chronic fatigue.
What is a psoriasis diet?
Changing to a psoriasis diet can provide a treatment but it can also help to prevent psoriasis in the first place.
It is important to understand that changing to healing, anti-inflammatory foods will lead to a great improvement in your skin’s health.
Probiotic foods - These will help to support digestion, remove toxins from the body, reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Ideally, you will include organic, raw, cultured dairy such as kefir and yogurt as well as cultured vegetables to give your body the bacteria and yeast that it needs to be healthy.
High-fiber foods - These will help to keep your digestive system healthy by avoiding constipation while keeping your natural detoxification processes on track. Fruits, vegetables, beans and seeds are all rich in fiber.
Foods high in antioxidants - These also include vegetables, fruits, herbs, beans and nut - and in particular goji berries, wild blueberries, pecans, cilantro and kidney beans.
Foods high in zinc - These are vital for keeping your skin healthy and include grass-fed beef, lamb, pumpkin seeds, kefir and chickpeas.
Foods high in vitamin A - These are easy to spot when you include fruits and veggies that are orange, yellow and green. Vitamin A is important for skin healing and good sources include cantaloupe, carrots, mango, tomatoes, kale, collard greens and watermelon.
Wild-caught fish - Such fish include salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines that are rich in vitamin D as well as omega-3 fatty acids - key to combating psoriasis.
Raw dairy - Raw milk is a healthier choice than conventional milk as it is rich in vitamin D and enzymes.
Herbs and spices - These are anti-inflammatory and they come with antioxidants. Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice known as turmeric, is known for its potent health properties. It has been found to be helpful in reducing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis flare-ups.
Aloe Vera - This can be very soothing to the body, to the digestive system and to the skin when applied externally and taken internally.
There are also foods you should avoid when combating psoriasis
And the list is here:
- Processed foods
- Simple sugars
- Conventional dairy products
- Convention meats
- Hydrogenated oils
- Fried foods.
Try to limit the amount of caffeine you drink and if you can change to gluten-free, many psoriasis sufferers find this helpful.
Add these supplements to your daily diet too!
- Hydrochloric acid (a dose of 1 to 3 capsules per meal) to help with protein digestion and to lessen psoriasis flare-ups.
- Fish oil (a dose of 1,000 to 2,000 grams daily) because this supplement is anti-inflammatory and can help in the healing of psoriasis.
- Vitamin D3 (a dose of 5,000 IUs daily) because many of us are vitamin D deficient and such low levels of vitamin D may be associated with psoriasis.
- Milk thistle (a dose of 250 milligrams three times daily) as this helps promote liver detoxification while reducing cellular growth.
- Probiotics (a dose of 50 billion units daily) as probiotics improve digestion by increasing good bacteria and thinning out bad bacteria. It is said that digestive issues are linked to psoriasis.
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