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Psoriasis

information from the National Institutes of Health

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body.
A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast.

Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime even though symptoms come and go.

Psoriasis Diet

information from the National Institutes of Health

Diet has been suggested to play a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of psoriasis.
Fasting periods, low-energy diets and vegetarian diets improved psoriasis symptoms in some studies, and diets rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish oil also showed beneficial effects. All these diets modify the polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism and influence the eicosanoid profile, so that inflammatory processes are suppressed. Some patients with psoriasis show an elevated sensitivity to gluten.

Besides the food you eat, many factors might trigger a flare-up, including stress, an infection, climate changes or medications you're taking. If you're overweight, losing weight may also improve the effectiveness of your psoriasis medication. People who are obese are more likely to have severe psoriasis than people with an average Body Mass Index and obese people with psoriasis may also be more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis.

Multiple studies have shown that increased alcohol use increases the risk of developing psoriasis—and may influence disease severity.

Low-Fat Diet Supplemented with Fish Oil Improves Psoriasis

In NIH study psoriatic patients were put on a low-fat diet supplemented with dietary fish oil (Max-EPA 30 ml daily), a source of eicosapentaenoic acid, for 4 months. Twenty-six out of 30 patients with psoriasis vulgaris completed the study. Moderate or excellent improvement was observed in 58% of the patients, while mild improvement was observed in 19%.

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Psoriasis

The anti-inflammation diets are based on the idea that constant or out-of-control inflammation in the body leads to poor health, and that eating to avoid constant inflammation promotes better health and can prevent diseases.

There are variations of the anti-inflammation diet but in general these diets recommend:

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Minimize saturated fat and trans fat.
  • Increase omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Lower omega 6 consumption.
  • Reduce refined carbohydrates.
  • Eat lean protein.

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