Mike
...feeling hopeful Mike @insitegm

Diet

For someone starting to change diet, what change made the biggest difference? Giving up alcohol, gluten free...Trying to figure out which bad habits to give up or limit first!

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Susan
Susan @godcares

Mike I started with an elimination diet that I have sent to many on this site. If you want it message me. Sugar, sugar, sugar for me is poison. I cut out all sugar and rarely eat processed, although at times it is what we do. For example I made a great chili last night with broadbeans. I had to use canned tomatoes. Many on this site can't eat tomatoes, but I can eat any vegetable. I also cut out pasta/bread/potatoes as they turn to sugar in our bodies. Fruit is minimal and only in my protein shake in the morning. Kind of a diabetic diet I think. I never did go gluten free as it is processed. I make an awesome quinoa flatbread with avocado, tomatoes, and basil on top. You can google it or I can send you the recipe. My kids love it too. Pretty much all diseases start in the gut. Once that gets better and you start to renew your mind, there is this awesome shift that happens. It did for me. No creams, or medications now for a long time with all my autoimmune diseases I was diagnosed with. Blessings to you and have a great day!


Christina
Christina @christina2

Susan could you please send me the diet plan you used?


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Hi Mike, for me it seems to be elimination of white flour and nightshades that makes the most difference to me at the moment. Hard to know what triggers what! But these two seem like big hitters for me


Christina
Christina @christina2

what are nightshades?


Mike
Mike @insitegm

Thank You Sarah, Tomatoes are on that nightshade list..kinda hoping those don't have to go.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Hi Christina, nightshades are a name for the "solanaceae" plant family. Tomatoes, aubergines, bell peppers, chilis and white potatoes. Many believe they are linked to inflammation in autoimmune conditions...


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

hello mike,gluten,wheat,all dairy including milk,cheeses,yogurts unless dairy free,all sauces including mayos,ketchups and dressings, paprika, limit salt, all junk foods,fast foods, pizzas,bologneses,currys etc,lactose,fructose,alcahol,smoking,peppers,tomatoes,sugar,sweetners,citrus fruits,grapes,caffeine,carton juices anything in packets are no nos,tap water unless filtered first,bread and pasta,cakes,sweets,icecreams etc ,processed meats,old meats hams pork,beef,shell fish :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

potatoes are also a no no, think i got most of it here thanks :)


Mike
Mike @insitegm

My dad always told me not to ask questions you don't know the answer too or don't want to know the answer too LOL.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Giving up alcohol was my biggest difference Mike. Good for you for making changes! Its not easy...but it gets easier as we no longer have the same cravings that carbs bring.


Dex
Dex @Dex

The best diet to focus on is called the Microbiome diet. Dis-ease starts in the gut.

Best advice is to probably start off with an elimination diet where you take nearly all foods that could aggravate you out of your diet and then add things one at a time after a month to see how your body reacts to it.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Andrew that's exactly what I'm sending to people with the elimination diet, but it doesn't have a name. Gut health is absolutely linked to most diseases without a doubt.


Dex
Dex @Dex

Another great references is the anti-inflammatory diet.
Psoriasis outbreaks occur from a Herxheimer Reaction.
It is when our body becomes so poisonous that it does the last thing it can do to rid itself of toxins which is secreting it out your skin.

Psoriasis is literally just a translation that our skin is the reflection of our gut. “As above so below”


Susan
Susan @godcares

Dex well said. So many things that are happening in our gut shows up on our skin. It's logical too. Psoriasis, acne, rosacea, eczema, milia, lupus rashes... Heck, I had them all! Once the gut is healthy then the changes happen. We are not meant to eat processed but we do. Hence my drastic diet change that I love.


Stacy
Stacy @S

Sugar seen a major improvement very quick when I stopped having it


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thats great stacy, i have a very sweet tooth and like the odd packet of gluten free biscuits, sometimes i have them,not too much though, we need a treat from time to time :)


Stacy
Stacy @S

Oh I’m very bold lately I’ve been drinking coke and eating chocolate 🙄 I swear to god I gave up smoking easier then drinking a can of coke but I will get back into my zone and avoid it all again 😊 you seem to have great will power John well done 👍🏻


rachel
rachel @wynnegee

Good luck Mike. I'm 3 months into a diet for psoriasis. Search up Hanna Sillitoe, she makes it all as easy as possible. She is a vegetarian though and I have felt better eating some fish and meat. I think it's going to take a while. Scalp much better and haven't got the itching but not clear yet. Still hopeful though.
Susan, I would be grateful if you could send me your diet please.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Well stacy,i do let my hair down from time to time, i was very strict for months last year , wouldnt nibble on a crumb,slow elimination is key to success, i did it for my joints, things improved over time,it is worth it, where do you want to be next year? aching and flaking bad or have some improvements and be happier ? it is a choice though a choice for everyone and i do get that, some changes in diet/lifestyle is better than none ,thank you very much stacy, i wish you very well :)


Susan
Susan @godcares

rachel I just sent you a message.


Sarah
Sarah @cottonbud

Hi Mike, I went keto a little over two years ago, and it’s the only way of eating that has helped. I’ve gone from full body (scalp to toes) psoriasis which burned and itched like mad, to very sparse little patches which are red but no longer itch, flake or burn, and my scalp has been psoriasis-free for over a year thank goodness 😊Over the last thirty years suffering from psoriasis, I’ve found that sugar (and any white starchy carbs) flares me up the most. No medical treatment/drug will cure it. Stop the meds and the psoriasis will come back with a vengeance. For 2020, I’m going to step up the keto to include more fish/white meat every day and cut down on dairy (except for the cream in my coffee!), drink more water (but still have the occasional G&T), still eat the odd tomato (because although they are a nightshade, they are anti-inflammatory too) and take the dogs for longer walks. Best of luck with it all


JULIA
JULIA @julia

I could have written your comment..Absolutely had the same experience on a keto diet.
Best wishesx


Claire
Claire @mamaclaire

I cut out sugar and grains for the last 11 months and I am impressed with the results. I don't itch anymore! I'm also taking meds so it isn't all the diet, but I can definitely see a difference in the shape of my body and in my digestion too.


Claire
Claire @mamaclaire

@Stacy have you tried Coke Zero with no sugar? I never drank diet coke because I think it tasted horrible but Coke Zero is fantastic. I know soda isn't a good choice in general, but as a treat, it is a good choice for me after I've got my daily water intake covered.


Mike
Mike @insitegm

Claire, I gave up Coke a long time ago because I agree that diet Coke is terrible. Now I am trying to decide if I should even try Coke Zero because I might like it:)


Denise
Denise @denisebrooklyn

The best thing you can do for yourself is follow The Medical Medium. He’s on most social media platforms and gives free webinars on different topics. His books are in libraries, on Amazon, even on Audible. His diet suggestions can change your life.


Denise
Denise @denisebrooklyn

No sugar, dairy, gluten, corn, eggs. This will help tremendously


cheryl
cheryl @cherylann

I drink coke zero and don't find it too bad. try not to have too much acidic food as well.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Best thing to do is cut all of that out. you might think it does nothing to you but take coke zero and throw it down a dirty toilet. see how that acid is working. COKE is bad my fellow Flaymers. just leave it. find something else to drink. I love LOVE wine, and its doing nothing to my skin. COKE contains any elements you are not aware off.


Claire
Claire @mamaclaire

Michelle I love wine too but the sugar/carbs I don't like. I've cut back on Coke Zero and treat it like a cocktail. @Mike you might not want to start if you haven't already!



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Proud father of six, five girls. Found this group and hope to help others while getting a better understanding of my immune system and what I can do to to stop the spreading of my psoriasis



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