Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Psoriasis And Diet: Suggestions On Making The Change

No doctor will ever tell you that following a psoriassi diet will clear the symptoms of psoriasis and prevent future flare-ups because there just isn't any scientific support for this claim. But if you think that making a change in your diet will help with the symptoms, no doctor will try to dissuade you either. There are many illnesses for which sufferers decided to change their diet and saw improvements so why not for you with psoriasis?

Psoriasis and Diet

As many people know, making changes is difficult for most people. We as creatures of habit and after a lifetime spent eating certain foods whether good or bad, it is understandable that you may be resistant to change.

There are many ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle including making healthier diet choices.

Sure only in rare cases can psoriasis be fatal so there usually isn't an element of fear which is a great motivator, attached to making diet changes as would be attached to something like heart disease. But for many people, appearance is a big deal and creating beautiful healthy skin that is free of psoriasis symptoms may be a great motivator to take whatever action is necessary including implementing a psoriasis diet hoping that these changes will positively benefit skin which it may.

Diet Change Tips

1. Before making any diet changes, you may want to consider a 3 day, 7 day , 10 day, etc cleanse to completely get rid of all toxins still in the body especially those associated with poor diet choices. You may consider this as a fresh start. A cleanse is not necessary but if you are interested, a great cleanse is the 10 Day Master Cleanse. 

2. Making drastic diet changes may be more difficult to maintain longterm so make it a gradual process by making small substitutions such as instead of eating white rice, white bread, white pasta, etc, you gradually substitute each for brown rice, whole wheat or whole grain bread or pasta, etc. As you get used to these changes and start to enjoy them, you can then continue to make other gradual changes.

3. Keep a food diary as it has been shown to be extremely beneficial for those making healthier food choices.

4. Experiment with food. Learn to love real food and try to move away from processed, prepackaged foods. A great way to start enjoying food is to start cooking most if not all of the food you eat on a daily basis. Cooking can be very relaxing which will help ease any stress you have in your life which will also help with psoriasis as stress can affect the immune system. Challenge yourself to prepare foreign foods such as Mexican, Japanese, Indian, etc, that usually use real ingredients with many healthful benefits.

These are just a few suggestion if researching psoriasis and diet and thinking of making diet changes. Go to psoriasis diet for more tips.