all skin disorders, psoriasis is best treated by encouraging
the body to eliminate toxins through the bowels and the urinary
tract, rather than through the skin.
Get your protein from fish and vegetarian sources like tofu
and beans. These foods are much easier to digest than animal
your intake of fiber. Eat fresh, whole foods and include whole
grains, raw fruits and vegetables, or beans at every meal.
fatty acids reduce inflammation and have been shown to greatly
improve psoriasis. Cold-water fish like mackerel and salmon
are excellent sources of EFAs, and so are both flaxseeds and
flaxseed oil. (Flaxseeds are also a concentrated source of the
fiber you need. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons daily, along with 10
ounces of water.)
sufferers are deficient in zinc and vitamin A. Eat pumpkin seeds
for zinc; for vitamin A, eat orange, yellow, or green vegetables.
glass of clean water every two waking hours to improve digestion,
flush away toxins, and reduce inflammation.
Foods to Avoid
Avoid red meat, poultry, and milk. People with psoriasis often
have difficulty digesting protein, and these foods are the hardest
on your intestines. In addition, both red meat and milk contain
arachidonic acid, which aggravates inflammation.
eat other foods that are difficult to digest. Fatty, fried,
and junk foods all fall into this category, as do products that
are high in refined sugar.
causes inflammation and triggers psoriasis in many people. Drink
only in moderation and monitor your intake; if alcohol leads
to a flare-up, you should stop drinking altogether.
people, psoriasis is brought on by allergic reactions to food.
If a certain food triggers an episode of psoriasis or makes
an existing one worse, remove if from your diet. Gluten, cow’s
milk, sugar, and citrus fruits are common offenders.
to avoid caffeine.
program will reduce toxic waste and return your digestive system
to a more efficient working order. You may discover that detoxification,
especially fasting, brings on an episode of psoriasis or makes
an existing flare-up worse, but that’s because you’re
shedding toxins at an increased rate. Once your body system
is clean again, you may find a dramatic improvement in your
juices for two to three days. Green drinks and detoxifying herbal
teas are good choices for extra cleansing power.