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Diet for psoriasis?

06/12/2009 - Questions and Answers

Diet for psoriasis?

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Can you please suggest what to eat and what not to eat to avoid flare-ups of psoriasis?
 

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It is most important to comply with the advice and guidance of your dermatologist, to help keep your condition under control. Here are some dietary changes that may help.

- Eliminate alcohol, simple sugars, inflammatory fats (meat, dairy).
- Avoid acidic foods (pineapple, oranges, coffee, tomatoes) and any allergic foods (wheat, citrus, milk, corn, eggs).
- Essential fatty acids: omega-3 - (oily fish, flaxseed oil), take 1,000 mg two times a day.
- Vitamins: B12 (100 to 1,000 mcg, may need to be given intramuscularly) folate (400 mcg per day), vitamin E (400 to 800 IU per day)
- Minerals: zinc (30 mg per day), selenium (200 mcg per day)
- Quercetin (flavonoids): 500 mg three times per day before meals
- Digestive enzymes taken with each meal help with proper protein digestion.
 

You can get further ideas from the links below.

 

Related Links
CureZone.com: Psoriasis
Psoriasis Connections

Created on: 12/15/2003
Reviewed on: 06/12/2009

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