The second part of my natural and effective treatments for treating psoriasis relates to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, which both have an impact on psoriasis flare ups. While these tips are directed at those with psoriasis, they also apply to those with eczema and dry skin as well.
Exercise, eat right, and maintain a healthy weight:
People with psoriasis regardless on age should eat a well-balanced diet, high in fruits and vegetables. Reduce processed sugar and decrease gluten intake. Fish oils (the omega-3’s) in supplement form have been helpful in doses of 6 g. daily. Exercise may also help, by reducing stress and improving your mood. Excess weight can worsen psoriasis symptoms, so maintaining a healthy weight may prevent flare-ups.
Reduce your alcohol intake:
If you reduce your intake of alcohol, that may benefit your condition. Most alcohol depletes you system of essential vitamins, especially the B Vitamins. You will need to take a supplement like B Complex to replenish these vital vitamins. The connection between alcohol and psoriasis isn’t completely clear, but many people are convinced that alcohol can worsen psoriasis, especially in men.
Maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet can improve general health and have a positive impact on psoriasis. Many food products have herbacides, pesticides, artificial color, artificial flavor, preservatives, sugar, metals. I feel it is important to detoxify your body in a natural way. The following diet should be done once a month for a week. It provides you with whole delicious food and supplements to clean out your system. As a nutritionist, this diet should be safe for most people, but always check with your doctor before following any diet. It contains the proper amount of calories, everything is fresh and easy to buy in the grocery store, or your local health food store. I have found Swanson Vitamins and Luck Vitamins to have the best prices on vitamins. Probiotics, Flax and Fish Oil must become a part of your life regardless of age. Probiotics can be found in some milk and yogurt products. You will notice that I recommend you to use Almond milk instead of Cows milk; I find it has a nice flavor without any excess hormones and less fat. I also mentioned Rice Protein, or Whey Protein, both which are better for your skin.
Vasseur Skin Detox 1 Week Food Plan
Lemon juice and hot water
1 cup green tea for 5 min steeped
2 capsules probiotics
2 capsules liver herbs
Rice or Whey Protein Shake any kind will do. Use water and almond milk to mix with. You can add your flax seed oil in the shake.
1 cup Vegetable Broth, or any vegetable puree soup like butternut squash, or potato leek soup.
Rice or Whey Protein Shake if hungry
2 Magnesium citrate capsules
2 cups steamed vegetables
1/1 cup cooked brown rice, you can cook vegies with the rice and olive oil
cup fruit for dessert melons, peaches or nectarines
Rice or Whey Protein Shake optional
Vegetable Broth, or any Pureed Vegetable Soup like Carrot, or Pea soup
Rice or Whey Protein Shake
Rest for 30 min
Before Dinner Infrared Sauna 3 times /week
30 min walk or aerobic exercise 3 times /week
2 caps probiotics
2 caps liver detox
2 cups steamed or sautéed veggies
1/2 cup brown rice
4-6 oz of fish chicken
1 cup Vegetable Broth, or Vegetable Soup Purred
2 caps magnesium citrate
20 min Bath with Dead Sea salt, baking soda, lavender
Candle Treatment/Healing Serum combo