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Psoriasis and diet: diet with or without gluten?


Among the tips and tricks that we offer you in this section dedicated to guttate psoriasis or in plates, feeding is an important point. Contrary to popular belief, there are foods that can cause a psoriasis flare-up.

Psoriasis and diet

Researchers have hypothesized that psoriasis also affects people who experience problems with excessive intestinal permeability. Thus, larger food molecules, and in particular fat molecules, could more easily pass into the blood, which would lead, in cases of psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, to an immune reflex by the body, with the overproduction of scales. . Certain foods should be avoided and others favored in cases of psoriasis.


A healthy diet to combat psoriasis

In addition to your treatment for chronic illness, eating a healthy and balanced diet helps reduce inflammation in your intestinal flora as well as your psoriasis and allows you to have a better quality of life. Here is a short list of foods to avoid and new eating habits to adopt to avoid the risk of psoriasis and live better on a daily basis with this disease.



foods to avoid in case of psoriasis

What foods should you not eat when you have psoriasis?

Dairy products,
Red meats,
Condiments and spices too strong,
Foods that contain gluten, such as: flour, bread, pasta, pizza, hamburgers, pastries, etc.
The alcohol.


Foods recommended for psoriasis:

  • Water, water and more water. We recommend it in large quantities.
  • Fish rich in Omega 3.
  • Foods rich in selenium such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, turkey or roast pork.
  • Green vegetables that contain folic acid such as cabbage, broccoli, spinach or beans.
  • Organic fruits and vegetables.


Diet and psoriasis: what diet?

There are many theories regarding the diets to adopt depending on the severity of the psoriasis. By diet we are not talking here about diets to lose weight but about eating habits. These should be adopted as part of a healthy lifestyle including physical exercise. No diet can cure psoriasis, but it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, adopt good eating habits and practice sports. This is to avoid making the plaques and scales worse.

The diet should include sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables, so that you have enough fiber, vitamins and minerals.

It is better to limit your consumption of saturated fats and in particular animal fats and eat as many foods as possible rich in essential fatty acids, such as cereals and vegetable oils. However, certain foods are more suitable than others when our health is not in good shape and in particular when we have psoriasis. Here is our selection of diets.

The Mediterranean diet to cure psoriasis

Mediterranean diet for psoriasis

The so-called “Cretan” or “Mediterranean” diet will suit you perfectly if you have psoriasis. It smells good of the south, the sun and above all it limits the risks of cardiovascular diseases, the risks of cancer, therefore increases health and life expectancy in general.

It mainly consists of:

  • limited consumption of red meat, sweet foods, chicken and eggs,
  • lots of fish, garlic, onion, spices, fruits, vegetables and whole grain products,
  • the choice of olive oil as a fatty substance,
  • yogurt, cheese, legumes, nuts, seeds, and red wine.

It is the synergy of nutrients, vitamins and trace elements present in these foods which will contribute to a good balance of the body's needs for better health and better disease prevention. This diet has the advantage of being rather simple to adopt and does not present any significant constraints.


Avoid gluten against psoriasis flare-upsDiet for psoriasis

Psoriasis and gluten often don't go well together.

Gluten has become the bane of nutritionists and naturopaths. Pay attention to the true/false nature of this new fashion. First of all, there is: being allergic and being intolerant to gluten, two similar words with very different meanings. Celiac disease affects a minority of people who should not ingest gluten otherwise they will experience significant complications (2). Apart from this illness, we can feel bloated or have a sensitivity to gluten and exclude gluten from our diet, which can be quite restrictive.

Regarding psoriasis, studies reveal a potential link between gluten and plaque outbreaks. We do not advise you to stop eating gluten but to reduce your consumption.

Here are some tips:

  • Eat cornbread or other flour. There will also be wheat flour in most cases but in less quantity.
  • Consider oatmeal for breakfast.
  • Rice flour is ideal for brownies and other desserts that don't require a lot of flour in the starting recipe.

Furthermore, removing bread from the diet often allows weight loss. This allows you to feel better about yourself and thus face preconceived ideas about psoriasis with a lighter mind.

What are the risks of consuming gluten for psoriasis?

Excessive consumption of gluten may pose particular risks for individuals with psoriasis.

Although gluten sensitivity is not universal among people with this skin condition, those who are sensitive to it may experience an exacerbation of their symptoms when consuming excessive gluten.

Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, can cause an inflammatory response in sensitive or intolerant people. This inflammation can not only worsen psoriasis skin symptoms, such as redness, itching, and plaque formation, but can also contribute to other health problems related to systemic inflammation.

Additionally, in some individuals, gluten consumption can trigger an autoimmune reaction, which can potentially intensify the activity of psoriasis, a disease that is also autoimmune in nature.

People suffering from psoriasis and suspected of being sensitive to gluten are therefore advised to limit their consumption of products containing gluten and to observe the effects on their skin, while consulting a healthcare professional for personalized recommendations.

Natural diet: Foods to avoid to fight psoriasis

To help manage psoriasis symptoms, a balanced diet rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients can be very beneficial depending on the severity of the psoriasis.

A diet centered around high intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended, as they are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that can help reduce inflammation in the body. A dietary fiber supplement like berries, spinach, carrots and squash is particularly helpful.

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon, trout and sardines, as well as flaxseeds and walnuts, are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Incorporating lean protein sources like chicken breast, turkey, and legumes can also be beneficial.

It is also advisable to limit the consumption of refined sugar, saturated fats, and highly processed food products, as they can contribute to inflammation and worsening psoriasis symptoms.

Finally, hydrating yourself enough is essential to maintaining skin health. This diet, focused on natural, minimally processed foods, can help reduce the frequency and severity of psoriasis flare-ups, while promoting optimal overall health.

Vitamins good for foodThe relationship of psoriasis and vitamin C

In the collective imagination, we visualize it orange. This is quite normal since oranges, as we all know, contain a lot of vitamin C. That said, kiwi, strawberries, papaya, mango and even guava are also full of it.

Vitamin C is multi-action. Its antioxidant properties are essential for the skin, its properties accelerate healing. Vitamin C also contributes to the health of bones, cartilage and also that of teeth and gums. Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen. Collagen helps build tissue (skin) fibers. It is therefore absolutely vital for the body. A serious vitamin C deficiency results in scurvy: teeth become loose and gums disintegrate (3). Fortunately this disease has almost disappeared from our countries, but this allows us to remember the importance of vitamin C.




Vitamin C deficiencies

In the event of a temporary deficiency or need for energy, always favor natural foods such as the fruits mentioned above. Vitamin C tablets are full of sugar and are therefore not recommended for your health.

If you want a significant intake of vitamin C, we recommend that you turn to food supplements for two main reasons: the capsules allow you to know the famous RDA (recommended daily intake) and therefore to correctly dose the level of vitamin C. the chosen contribution. Furthermore, the capsules also have the advantage of not providing any harmful supplements such as sugar, they go to the essentials.

Humans do not produce vitamin C naturally, which is why it is important to ensure that you provide the body with the recommended daily dose, i.e. 75 to 90 milligrams. An orange or kiwi provides around 70 mg; 150 grams of papaya provides 94 mg.

Is seafood good for psoriasis?

Seafood plays an important role in the diet of people with psoriasis, particularly due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a beneficial effect on the immune system.

These essential fatty acids help modulate the immune system and may play an important role in reducing inflammation, a key symptom of psoriasis. Indeed, since psoriasis is a disease linked to an excessive inflammatory reaction of the immune system, nutrients that support and regulate the immune system are crucial.

Additionally, seafood is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals that support overall skin and immune system health.

However, it is important to note that while seafood can play an important role in supporting the immune system and managing psoriasis, it is not suitable for everyone. Some people may be allergic or have specific sensitivities. Thus, it is essential to assess individual reactions and consult a healthcare professional to determine whether seafood is suitable for psoriasis management.


Psoriasis and dietary supplements

capsules for psoriasis detox and zenMany theories agree to link intestinal problems and psoriasis outbreaks. It is based on this observation that our laboratories have developed the Detox & Zen capsules which treat from the inside the causes at the origin of psoriasis: stress and dysregulation of the digestive system. 100% natural, these food supplements are composed of depurative plants which stimulate the elimination of toxins present in the body, by boosting the emunctory organs such as the liver, and which optimize digestive comfort.

Foods good for psoriasis

LM Natura has selected Blackcurrant, Artichoke, Radish and Turmeric which are recommended to detoxify the body. THE Detox & Zen capsules also provide the relaxation necessary to combat stress thanks to the soothing plants they contain.

Stress is a certain and proven cause of psoriasis flare-ups. Indeed, stress can be generated by one's own desolation at seeing one's skin damaged, but also by external factors linked, or not, directly to psoriasis, such as for example the feeling of discrimination born from the gaze of others. In extreme cases, psoriasis can lead to depression. Against stress, also think about yoga or meditation.

Against psoriasis eat healthy, eat smart!

What water to drink when you have psoriasis?

Among the different aspects of diet to consider when suffering from psoriasis, the choice of water to drink is often underestimated, yet essential.

It is advisable to favor low mineralized and alkaline water, as it helps maintain a balanced pH in the body, which can be beneficial for the skin. Waters rich in calcium and magnesium are also preferred, as they can contribute to skin health.

On the other hand, it is recommended to avoid waters with a high mineral content, especially those rich in sodium, as they can worsen dry skin, a common symptom of psoriasis.

It's also important to hydrate enough, as good hydration helps keep skin healthy and can reduce the intensity of psoriasis flare-ups. Drinking about 2 liters of water per day is generally recommended, but this amount may vary depending on individual needs and other aspects of the diet.

The dangers of alcohol for psoriasis:

Alcohol is a factor known to exacerbate psoriasis symptoms, and its consumption can have several detrimental effects on this condition.

First, alcohol can worsen skin inflammation, a central symptom of psoriasis. Indeed, it disrupts the immune and hormonal balance, which can lead to an increase in inflammatory outbreaks.

Additionally, alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of many psoriasis treatments, making the disease more difficult to manage. It can also increase the side effects of certain medications, posing additional health risks. Additionally, alcohol is a diuretic, which means it can cause dehydration, affecting skin health and potentially worsening psoriasis symptoms.

In addition, excessive alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of developing a severe form of psoriasis. For these reasons, people with psoriasis are generally advised to limit or avoid alcohol consumption to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

How to reduce scalp psoriasis?

For people suffering from scalp psoriasis, the choice of shampoo is crucial. LM Natura Shampoo is specially formulated to soothe and treat the symptoms of scalp psoriasis. Its composition, rich in natural and gentle ingredients, helps reduce itching, inflammation and dry skin patches. LM Natura's hydrating and nourishing agents work together to maintain the scalp's natural moisture balance, promoting a healthy environment for the skin. Regular use of this shampoo can significantly reduce the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, making managing this condition easier on a daily basis. It is important to note that although LM Natura is effective for many users, results may vary and it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist for personalized psoriasis treatment.

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Holder of an MBA from the Excelia group, founder of Laboratoires LM Natura.

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