Welcome to Paleo diet for beginners. Last week’s article on Paleo diet rheumatoid arthritis really got a lot of people getting involved and got me thinking, are there any ways the Paleo diet could be bad for an autoimmune disease? Then I came across autoimmune paleo diet psoriasis.
Too many people in the world suffer needlessly from psoriasis due to incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment options and insufficient access to care.
World Health Organization Resolution on Psoriasis, May 2014
Autoimmune Paleo Diet Psoriasis
For some of you, this article may be disappointing or sad to read as we delve deeper into the Paleo diet and the Paleo lifestyle, it’s easy to fall into the trap that the Paleo diet will cure or improve virtually any disorder and autoimmune condition.
A friend of mine from Paleo mom had a completely different story to tell. She had lichen psoriasis and after switching to the Paleo diet, her condition actually got worse!
Wait! Don’t run for the carbs or the Jamie Oliver cookbook!
Paleo mom found a solution. A few modifications of the Paleo diet and she was back on track. What are the modifications, I will get to that in a second.
What is psoriasis a quick look
So I am guessing you are thinking, what the hell is parodiasis? According to Wikipedia it’s a long lasting autoimmune disease that is characterised by abnormal looking patches in the skin (like the image below)
These abnormal patches are red with white scales and could cover even 90% of the body. Patients report that the ‘scales’ are very dry, itchy and in some cases painful.
Psoriasis is not contagious so don’t worry about contact. It’s a genetic disorder and how it works is the defect in the genes causes the patients own immune system to attack the skin cells leading to these scaly patches.
Currently there is no cure for psoriasis (like many other autoimmune diseases) and the only thing doctors prescribe are steroid creams and the usual crap. Diet does help and the Paleo mom explains how she modified the Paleo diet to manage psoriasis
Modify Paleo for psoriasis
First step is to cut out eggs, nuts and nightshades from your diet completely.
The Paleo mom also says, if you have psoriasis, you cannot cheat ever never ever. All dairy must be removed from the diet not even grass fed butter (or any new Paleo additions).
The Paleo mom also recommends only high quality meat that is grass fed to minimise presence of hormones and other chemicals which are harmful for psoriasis. This is expensive but can you really put a price on quality of life?
Her journey took her about 4 months to get rid of her psoriasis. She reports that in some cases it could take 2 months and 2 years in others, it just spends on the person.
I guess, what anyone can take from here is that quality of life can be achieved even after you have been inflicted with psoriasis and you could even possibly cure psoriasis with the Paleo diet but with a few tweaks along the way.
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I hope this article helped you understand Autoimmune Paleo Diet Psoriasis. Its crazy how just a few small tweaks in your diet could actually improve the quality of your life.
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