Treating Psoriasis > Complementary and Alternative

Diet and Nutrition

Scientific evidence definitively linking diet and psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis is still lacking; however there are an increasing number of studies showing the benefit with inflammatory diseases. Most diet and psoriasis success stories are “anecdotal,” says Dr. Joel M. Gelfand, assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and a past member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board.

Doctors recommend that people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis follow a balanced, healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight not only helps reduce the severity of your psoriasis but also can minimize your risk of developing related diseases including diabetes and heart disease.

Here are a number of different diets that people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis report as having helped their chronic condition and their overall health.