Controlling Your Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition that affects your skin it can just affect parts of your skin or, if allowed to spread, cover your whole body. If you are suffering from psoriasis it is important to have a healthy balanced diet as it will help get rid of it although psoriasis is hard to get rid of and you need to constantly monitor it. Changing your diet is one way that you can help ease the symptoms and once you have a new eating plan in place it will be easier to stick to it.
People who suffer from psoriasis have a higher risk of serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes and strokes and by having a healthy well-balanced diet the risk of these are also lowered. If you want to be sure which foods affect you personally have a test done for inflammation by your naturopath. That is totally different to the allergy tests your doctor can do.
However, as a general rule some of the foods that may be causing your psoriasis symptoms to get worse can include dairy products, tomatoes, potatoes, fried foods, processed food, sugar, gluten and alcohol. In short, denatured foods or foods that are mostly genetically modified or packaged in some way. However some vegetables may also affect some people. Always begin to cut foods out slowly and rather than cut them out replace them with other non-packaged, organic foods.
Foods that may help keep the psoriasis at bay can include things like fish and sea food which is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These help inflammation and your immune system: lean meats like chicken and turkey; blueberries, which have anti-inflammatory properties as well as vitamin C, manganese and fibre; carrots and squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and broccoli all have anti-inflammatory properties; nuts and avocados, which are full of good fat and grains which have anti-inflammatory antioxidants and are also high in fibre.
Eating these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms as well as lower the risk of developing other health issues like the above-mentioned heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Everyone is different and that is why its is not only important to maintain a healthy well balanced diet but to also find which foods are affecting your symptoms the most by slowly eliminating one food at a time to see if it has any effect and if so stop eating them.