If you’re looking for a new way of battling psoriasis the answer may be in the psoriasis diet. People from all over the nation have written the National Psoriasis Foundation telling them that changes in their food intake and supplements have positively impacted their symptoms. While this is cause for hope, we must remain aware that each person with psoriasis has a unique mix of problems, potentially combined with other medical issues and different types of lifestyles. That makes it very hard to pin down a “pat” psoriasis diet that can help anyone.
Consider that the very same diet that worked wonders for person A could very well have no effect for person B, or even make person B worse than they were before. Therefore if you’re dealing with psoriasis, it can be very hard to figure out what diet will be best. Nonetheless, there is nothing that says you can’t try integrating various foods slowly to see if anything helps. Just take care that you don’t do anything that’s unhealthy.
Many psoriasis medications and medical treatments can create nutritional deficiencies such as protein, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. So, if you are currently taking any psoriasis medications, you might want to consider increasing your intake of high nutritional foods including: oily fish like salmon, green leafy vegetables and broccoli, beans and peas, liver and other organ meats, fortified cereals, oranges, and cantaloupe.
No matter what foods you utilize for your psoriasis diet, the National Psoriasis foundation strongly recommends curbing how much processed white flour, sugar, caffeine and alcohol you consume. This group also supports an FDA approved, natural psoriasis treatment that you can read about here. This drug free treatment can begin healing your skin and reduce symptoms greatly.
As health insurance costs rise and people become less tolerant of toxic psoriasis drugs – more people turn to alternative psoriasis care products. In fact, the National Psoriasis Foundation states “As more people become active partners in their treatment, interest in alternative medicine has grown”.
A survey released in May 2004 conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics found that in 2002, 36 percent of U.S. adults were using some form of complementary and alternative medicine.” However, most natural products have not been very effective for most types of psoriasis, like rapid skin cell replication which causes skin cells to produce much faster than normal healthy skin and results in that white, scaly, thick, patches you often see in psoriasis suffers.
Don’t give up! Not all the news is bad. Both the FDA and the NPF recently put their approval on an herbal psoriasis cream that works and has no side effects like many other medications. What does this cream do for you? Initially it offers relief and begins restoring the skin’s heath by adjusting pH. It also provides essential moisturizing and keeps skin build up to a minimum. If you combine this topical with a sound diet, it’s a win-win scenario.