August is Psoriasis Awareness Month - awareness for a disease that affects approximately 7.5 million Americans (http://www.psoriasis.org).
It is not surprising that psoriasis often occurs in concert with other lifestyle disorders including diabetes and hypertension. Prevention is key especially considering the fact that approximately 1/3 of those with psoriasis are likely to suffer with psoriatic arthritis.
3 FOOD TIPS FOR PSORIASIS SUFFERERS (SOURCE: www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis)
1. The top scientific evidence linking psoriasis to diet suggest that gluten free patients have found relief of their symptoms.
2. Alcohol tends to dialate the blood vessels which promotes the anti-flammatory response that is associated with psoriasis.
3. Avoiding foods that prompt an inflammatory response is very important. Because it is clear that psoriasis is an inflammatory disease and we know that fatty meat as well as fatty dairy products cause inflammation; it goes without saying avoiding them is best.
For more on the link between diet and psoriasis, visit http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments.psoriasis-8/diet
Yours in health,
Velonda Thompson, PhD Nutritionist, Professor and Author of "Pass the Sweet Potatoes, Please!" and "Calm Under Fire".
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