06 Jan 18:30
Coping, treatment, diet
I’ve changed my diet - no gluten, no potatoes, no tomatoes. I’m drinking less alcohol and a lot more water and I’m getting fresh spots. Can somebody help?
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06 Jan 18:34
Try foods that boost your immune system e.g. kale, broccoli, kiwis, avocados, etc.. I like to put a bunch of them in a smoothie - a lot easier than eating them all individually. Keep drinking water and cut out alcohol completely. Numerous medical studies have concluded that it's one of the worst triggers for flare ups.
06 Jan 19:29
Well I have been on here a while now. Good for some of your changes. I never bought into the gluten free. Just cut bread and pasta right out. Gluten free is just modified and processed anyway. We don't need bread and pasta anyway. Might want to go alcohol free too. Not just less. Also, try to eat less fruit. Don't drink any juice either. Just sugar. Cut out dairy. Milk is not good for us and all the calcium we can get from healthy sources. I eat any vegetable I choose and any protein I choose including eggs. All that stuff that has sugar in it is like poison for us. If I haven't sent you the elimination diet then message me and I'll get it to you. Remember too that I am not using any medications or creams for all the dis-eases that I was diagnosed with. Don't see any specialists anymore either. Hope that helps. Also I agree with RedSpot. Add immunity boosting foods. I love avocado's and pretty much eat them everyday. You can do this!
06 Jan 19:56
Can you please send me details of elimination diet?
06 Jan 20:12
Hi Rhiannon... Add 1/8th tsp of baking soda (bicarb of soda) to each glass of drinking water to alkaline your body... Psoriasis grows in an acidic body... I eat potatoes and tomatoes.. but no sugar .. no dairy.. keep away from highly acidic foods and I have had clear skin now for three years and counting... I was covered 75% in psoriasis... check it out.. it may work for you too... you can download an alkaline/acidic food chart online.. Cheers.
06 Jan 20:14
Interesting - I'm going to try adding baking soda to my water - thanks for the tip!
06 Jan 21:08
Wow i m going to try this as i am 75% covered in psoriasis 😊
06 Jan 21:40
Hi Krishna. I will send you the diet. I just started following you but can't send you a private message. If you send me one I will send you the information. Kim, I sent you a message as well.
06 Jan 21:50
Could you send me the diet information as well?
07 Jan 02:25
Angie send me a private message and I'll get the diet to you that way. I can't send you a message for some reason.
07 Jan 02:29
I always wonder about whether boosting your immune system makes it worse. Remember that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system is already in overdrive. The drugs used to treat it are immunosuppressants, they are designed to suppress the immune system rather than activate it. I’m a scientist so I tend to think a little differently sometimes, but who knows... what works for you works for you. We are all individuals :)
07 Jan 02:41
Lee you could be right. I'm no scientist, but I also don't think psoriasis is a disease. I think it is dis-ease in our body. I got healing from not just psoriasis, but other diagnosis's over my life time. All from my diet/lifestyle/thoughts/Faith/Meditation/no stress/living in the moment. It worked for me and I can't go back now.
07 Jan 10:46
My flare ups come from stress and illness so boosting in the immune system prevents it from flaring up however it doesn’t stop it whilst on a flare up
07 Jan 11:29
I always find the best way to relieve stress is by exercising. It's sometimes called a "runner's high" where after putting your body through duress, you release endorphins and serotonin into your system, making you feel much more happy and relaxed. After 1 hour of working out, I feel like the anxiety just melts away.
07 Jan 15:37
RedSpot that "runner's high" is the best at the time. Man, you would not believe how high I was 4 times a week at an amazing class I went to. I was also pregnant, 36 years old, and looked amazing! Before that too. A free drug. Unfortunately all that stress on my knees has made them need surgery for bone chips now. Looking back I would have done something more like rowing. Man, I did it all! Tons of hiking, running, aerobics, power weights... LOL. Fun, but those days are over. Walking really at a great pace, snow shoeing, hiking, biking... I do all those things but now more for the feeling of being in the great outdoors and living in the moment vs how I wanted this hot body when I was young. Am I getting old? Hahahahaha.
07 Jan 18:22
HI Rhiannon, so frustrating when you're making changes and the spots keep coming. I'm doing an elimination at the moment and getting a few fresh flakes at the same time... It makes me analyse (overanalyse?) everything I'm putting in to my body! Eating more rice than usual, could be that. Not having my daily juice & turmeric tea, could be that. Or could be family issues and / or having the start of a cold... Psoriasis is a right complex thing to analyse!
07 Jan 19:23
Sarah I'm not a rice person. You do know that you don't have to have the rice. You only have a couple days to the phase one but maybe eliminate the rice if you are having spots. Also, over analyzing is so stressful. I wish I could tell you to stop that nonsense. LOL. It's practice I guess. I think my Faith has played a huge roll in the over analytical side of life. You have to figure this out for yourself on this lovely journey of life. All I can say is stress is a bitch! Maybe it's my age, but when I look back on life and think about the things that stressed me out, I focused on that were negative, maybe worrying somewhat, thinking, thinking, thinking, I just know it was such a waste of precious time. My daughter is an overthinker. My son is not so my son and I really have calm get togethers.
07 Jan 20:19
Yes Susan, I've mainly been having rice once a day but that is more than I would normally do in my previous diet. My psoriasis isn't flaring though, it is just that there are a few flakes. No pain. And it could well be the aftermath of a bit of Christmas type food... There I go again analysing 😆
07 Jan 20:29
Sarah that's probably for all of us. I don't care for dessert but I had more mandarin oranges this year. I love them. Didn't have any issues so that's good. You'll be fine darlin'... I'm proud of you for sticking with it. :)
07 Jan 20:46
Thanks Susan! It's actually a good thing, as it means I'm getting to know my reactions to things as I go along. That was my whole point of doing it 😄 That and hopefully giving my gut time off from inflammatory stuff
07 Jan 20:57
Yeah. I know. Just wait till john get's back. Should be interesting to hear about his inflammatory time away. LOL. He's always good for laughter.
07 Jan 21:13
I take it you are brown rice? Thank you again for sending me the pso elimination diet.
07 Jan 21:24
Angie it doesn't matter about what kind of rice. I have been using Jasmine, but even instant rice is fine. Although not the best. It's only for a week anyway and then can be eliminated. You actually don't even need to eat the rice the first week. Rice is not part of my daily diet anyway. Today, no rice. Probably not tomorrow either. Never cared much for it.
07 Jan 21:34
I love rice!
07 Jan 21:47
Me too, I eat Jasmine... but will try a mix.
08 Jan 08:13
Found out this weekend again that processed sugar is my worst trigger... Cut out alcohol, no bread, less pasta, lots of veggies. Extra Omega 3, vitamine B and D and curcumin.
No new fresh spots and the spots I have are disappearing slowly.
08 Jan 09:30
Hi Ruben.. yes sugar was my biggest trigger... I have not had processed sugar for three years - also no dairy.. and keeping my water always alkaline.. Celebrating three years with no psoriasis or PSA...
08 Jan 19:32
Ah yes alkaline water, how did you say you keep your water alkaline?
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