Lose the Rash

Psoriasis is like a red flag on the outside that lets you know your body is struggling with processing what ‘s on the inside. Remember, what you put into your body is directly affecting what you see on it. A clean digestive system is directly linked to clearer skin. To rid your body of psoriasis outbreaks it is recommended to pay close attention to your diet. Begin with a body cleanse, but nothing harsh or chemical. I recommend hot water with the juice of one lemon every morning. It is gentle, natural and you will not need anything more than this. Also, get tested for food allergies. While you may not have any severe allergic reactions foods that you know of, the mildest allergen should be avoided by people with psoriasis. A person suffering from psoriasis with an unnoticeable allergy to shellfish will exacerbate outbreaks each time they eat lobster. If you know what your food allergies are it is easier to avoid intense outbreaks.

If you currently suffer from psoriasis I also strongly suggest you avoid the following:

  • All processed foods foods/drinks that contain chemical dies or additives.
  • All dairy, even yogurt.
  •  Red meat pork is not a good substitute),
  •  Refined sugars,
  • Alcohol (unless it is organic)

Consume as much as you can of the following:

  • Raw fruits and veggies. It’s important for persons suffering from psoriasis to get at least 6 servings of raw fruits and veggies a day. To get an idea, raw fruits and veggies should make up 50% of this diet.
  • Omega 3’s such as coconut oil
  • Low mercury fish (recognized by their often smaller size)
  • Water. Hydration is desperately important in improving any skin condition. The more water you drink the faster the toxins affecting your skin will leave your body.

This is a lot of information, but it’s a good place to start. In addition, pay attention to what you put on your body. You’d be surprised at how much you absorb. Aluminum free deoderants and fluoride free toothpastes are helpful for keeping body toxins low.

The stricter you are with yourself, the sooner and more effective the clean-up process. An important thing to note is that as psoriasis begins to heal it does so from the center of the affected area, outwards. The first sign that treatment is working is a small, red but smooth patch in the center of your psoriasis.

Let me see… YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! Forgive me for a moment folks, but I must state how disappointing it is when I hear over and over that people see their physician regarding a skin issue and are not given all the facts. What facts, you say? You are what you eat! With all due respect to physicians that remind people of this very important fact, there are still physicians out there who do not. It certainly is very frustrating to me when I hear of someone paying a visit to a physician and receiving just medication or cream to assist a skin problem. Can we please start treating the root and not just the condition? Remember folks, beautiful, clear, smooth skin comes from the inside and only the inside.

2 thoughts on “Lose the Rash

  1. Hi Vicky,
    Having had psoriasis all my life, I now will expect everyone from work telling me what I have been doing wrong all my life ! (Because they read your blog, so I guess that is a good thing…) Anyway, I just wanted to say that my psoriasis comes and goes in its severity, and it is not that severe a case, but it is on my arms, so everyone sees it in the summer time.
    I think the condition is totally related to my stress levels, too. I have also suspected that hormones played a part, because both times I was pregnant, the condition completely cleared up, only to return right after the birth of my children. I have not researched this, mind you, I am just telling you about when I have been clear. There is the possibility that it cleared up because I ate a more healthy diet when I was pregnant, trying to create the perfect offspring ! But when I say it returened after the pregnancy, I mean the day after, when I had not had time to eat a not so perfect diet yet!
    Interestingly enough, I went to a doctor for a pain in my shoulder last year, and he told me that I would get pains like that from my psoriasis, because people with psoriasis get arthritis. He told me it was a disease, rather than a skin condition. I asked him why my dermatologist had never referred to me as a diseased person, and he did not answer…and my dermatologist practically overlooks my psoriasis, and spends more time looking at my moles! So, that dr. wanted to do blood work, check my inflammation levels, etc., to which I answered that I had a history of a bad shoulder, and physical therapy had helped in the past. I asked for pt, and told him if it was not better in two months, I would come back for bloodwork. And it was better with pt, so I never had the bloodwork. If I am going to get arthritis, I will figure it out without someone telling me I have it, and I will deal with it at that point.
    I agree with you that we are what we eat, and maybe I can try to incorporate your suggestions into my diet, but I have to do it gradually, add one thing at a time…otherwise, like any diet, I know I will not be able to stick to it….
    Yours truly,
    Barbara Mazzariello

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