15 May 10:01
What is your number one diet or exercise plan you follow to help your psoriasis?
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
15 May 10:12
I keep to my organic food. I almost never use spices in or on my food. Salad is the love of my life but I really love meat too. I eat red meat 3 times a week and the other 4, fish or chicken with veggies. For exercising I do hiking (with a short on), river rafting and zip lining. I don't go to the gym. I'm tired before I hit the treadmill. lol. And not just that, I love the outdoors and I appreciate life more when I'm hiking. I don't like watching people in the gym and I don't like them watching me. After exercise, I have a glass of wine and relax. By being outdoors so much (weekends only ) helps my P a lot and my diet does wonders to my P.
15 May 12:45
Hello Flaym, no nightshades, dairy, sauces,gluten,wheat, if i do have it, only now and then, exercise i dont do though i want to do some if i can be bothered :)
15 May 14:17
Keto diet seems to be working wonders for me! After 1 month, my skin is in better shape than it's been for many years. Still leary of getting too excited, but it seems to be the 'ticket' for me!
15 May 17:06
Anything outside - the vitamin d, does miracles for Psoriasis!
15 May 18:00
I have never changed my diet foe psoriasis I eat an average diet fruit veg etc but nothing special, the only thing I've done is quit smoking 3 years ago.
15 May 18:08
Excellent - you will not get cancer to add to your Psoriasis!!!
15 May 18:46
Mine is combined diet and exercise. Autoimmune Protocol diet to find out my skin triggers and 2 indoor cycling ("spinning") classes weekly, with a 3/4/5 km run afterwards. Both of these keep me on my chosen track! 😄 Cycling with inverse p of the bum crack is a challenge all of its own 😆
15 May 18:53
yes, it was worse when i had more weight ,my trousers would come down and reveal my builders bum, no one ever noticed my sores or they were polite ? :)
15 May 18:57
I walk 1hour a day. and diet I would like to know about it, thanks for your help
15 May 19:01
Not sure how much it helps my skin condition but after many digestive problems I started taking All Bran every day. It cured me of associated problems.
15 May 20:13
I find keeping to the diet part easy. I don’t eat or even like junk food or fizzy drinks, stay away from Gluten, potatoes, tomatoes, mostly dairy. I stick to using raw unrefined coconut oil and now lemons (thanks, Clint 😉) on my skin but I find the hardest to control is stress and things going on around me - more specifically my reaction to things going on around me at work and outside of work. I had mine down to one small patch and recently had a flare up that I am finding hard to get under control this time, despite all my sure fire healthy tricks! Nothing has changed in my diet so I can only assume it is stress.
15 May 20:21
Looking after a house a garden and a Bull Terrier is enough excercise for me. My relaxation is walking in the lovely countryside we are blessed with. As far as diet is concerned I cook from scratch with the best fresh produce available. No fast food and precooked food. Stress is something we all have to deal with the best we can. Lemon and bicarbonate soda in warm water night and morning helps. Use the lemon peel to rub on the marks on my face and neck. I am still waiting to see a Dermatologist and in the meantime have been put on a course of Cortisone, six tablets a day for five days by my local GP. Only on the second day but no visible progress but the itching and burning has lessened somewhat. The benefit of being a woman is that make up covers a multitude of sins. The one thing I do know is that I will not allow Psoriasis to take over my life. I am not Psoriasis I am me. ❤️🙏🏻👍
15 May 20:23
16 May 00:21
No dairy, sugar, eat as much organic as possible, limit alcohol, and as much exercise as you can
16 May 02:10
Jonmax, you can 'google' Keto diet and get lots of info that way. The main premise is low carb, medium protein and high fat...which is essentially 'backwards' from our normal thought processes. I have tried so many diets in the past, but this one has really been pretty easy to follow and like I said it really seems to be helping my P with 'weight loss' as a pleasant side effect.
16 May 02:45
Giving up suger some of the time
16 May 05:19
I have cut out meat and dairy from my diet. Scalp psoriasis has cleared totally! Walk on the beach when I can fit in the time (sunshine is good for skin psoriasis)
16 May 05:59
Food: No porkmeat, less sugar and salt (Products that contain a lot of sugar or salt).
Exercise: walking, it clears your mind, fresh air and a little sunlight.
16 May 06:05
Sounds good Millionways , i walk a lot throughout the day in my job so i do get that exercise, its the best exercise one can get though when i am not working , i relax, flake out on the bed watch a few films etc :)
16 May 06:10
The biggest exercise I get now is in my new place. Running 13 steps almost every 10 minutes up and down. I always forget something upstairs. I consider to move my bedroom to the lounge and use the basin in the kitchen as my bath tub. I'm afraid I will need a bigger basin as my bod won't fit into that small basin. Well there it is. Inspiration to leave my bed upstairs so I can run up and down to fit into the kitchen's basin. I sometimes surprise myself.
16 May 06:12
John, its very nice when you have a job that gives you a bit of exercise.
My job makes my sit inside. I love my job, but being outside makes me feel good.
My oldest daughter likes to walk with me, so its also quality time 😁.
16 May 06:45
Walks with your daughter must be lovely and the perfect way to relax. ❤️🙏🏻
16 May 09:19
I don’t really have a regime, I have my dog and we go out walking most days. Due to lung cancer and losing a lung, and having c.o.p.d. my mobility isn’t the best in the world but I still get around, so no sad faces I have been clear for 9 years and live with it fairly well. Diet wise I am a W.W member been at goal for 6 years. I do keep busy with my 2 greenhouses, garden, fish pond and 3 grandkids. Also reading some of your posts I think i’m pretty lucky with my P. 🏴
16 May 13:10
I need to avoid dairy, gluten, red meat, alcohol and nightshades if I want to heal my skin. It is not always easy to do. When stress arrises I reach for that comfort food.. not good! I also take a probiotic and omega 3 every day. Lemon topically has been amazing too! I am like Michelle and dont go to the gym. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking and swimming are my exercise routines :)
16 May 13:35
Every morning I go for a 2 mile with my friend.
19 May 17:33
This subject is a tough one for me. I used to love to walk with my dog until 6 months ago when pustular psoriasis erupted on the soles of my feet. I have been coping with it on my hands for the past 25 years, but this turned my world upside down 🙁
19 May 18:11
Please use lemon 🍋 by cutting a slice and rubbing it on affected areas leave on until you shower 🚿 repeat
19 May 18:19
Thanks Clint. I have started using lemon on my legs and torso since reading it here
19 May 18:34
Is lemon juice (from bottle) as effective a lemon itself??
19 May 21:20
Not as well as natural
25 May 13:45
Flaym I think everyone on the site knows my secret to healing... I'll say it again for new comers. No bread/pasta/potatoes, no sugar, very little fruit, no dairy. Of course I am never perfect but that's how I got my gut health in order. For me though, it was more than diet. Had to learn and practice removing stress. Give anything that ruffles my mind to God. Practice my personal Faith. I got rid of major exercise in the gym and bike/walk/hike in the outdoors. Listen to great music. Do guided meditation on you tube (although in the summer I'm outside more). Quit my dental profession. Got rid of the clutter in my life and house (am a minimalist now). Got divorced (although that was not my plan but was eventually a gift)... Been quite the journey of healing.
25 May 13:58
Susan, you are actually talking about me aren't you? Apart from the dental profession. Lol.
I am 100% with you on that Susan. That is my secret to healing as well. By eliminating all the negative I've become positive. Susan, you always give us great advice and listening to you is a joy. Thank you for all the advice and love you share on Flaym. I'm sure each and everyone appreciate the kindness.
25 May 14:40
Awww Michelle. Back at you. Glad to see we are on the same page. Boy!!! If I knew then what I know now I have no idea where life would be. Crazy busy life, mom, super woman!!! Now, I just don't give a crap because loving life is in the moment. Wouldn't it be great to have coffee, a visit, chinwag... Too bad miles are an issue. But we just never know what is in store in life and that is the excitement of each new day. Blessings to you always.
28 May 07:37
Hey Susan. Yeah, I can't even pop over for a cocktail lol. One never knows what could happen the next day but I'm glad I'm here on Flaym and met all of you guys. :)
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