Tracy wrote:I have been struggling with psoriasis on my elbows and one knee for over 3 years now. I cannot seem to connect it to anything that I am eating. It does seem to flare up under times of stress, though.
I am just curious what you, Jeff, might know about the cause of psoriasis or how to get it cleared up. Is there a connection between food and it?
I would love anyone else's opinions too.
One of the theories on the cause of psorias is that it is an auto-immune related condition.
Therefore, the principles and guidelines recommended here will be helpful. How much so will depend on the person, the specifics of their situation and the level of adherence they are willing to follow.
N C Med J. 1986 May;47(5):253-5. Disappearance of psoriatic lesions on the Rice Diet.
http://www.ricedietprogram.com/graphics ... esions.pdf
You may have to experiment with a strict elimination diet to see exactly which foods effect you and which do not. This may take some time and effort but may be well worth the investment.
You may benefit from reading how making such an effort helped someone with a similar auto-immune related disorder.
Keep us posted.