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What should you avoid in a psoriasis diet?

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Stay away from extreme diets that claim to cure psoriasis. They won't work. Avoid those that require you to fast, get enemas, or take other extreme steps. These diets can be time-consuming, expensive, hard to stick with, and in some cases, even dangerous.

Don't assume that supplements you buy in the supermarket are helpful or even safe. Taking supplements in extremely high doses, which some shady psoriasis "diet experts" suggest, can be toxic. Always talk to your doctor before going on any diets or using any supplements or alternative medicines.

You may feel so frustrated with your psoriasis that you're ready to try anything. Be careful. Never let desperation make you gullible.

From: Psoriasis and Your Diet WebMD Medical Reference

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Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Tips for managing.”

PsoriasisNet: “When It Comes To Diet, What Really Works?”

Wolters, M. 2005. British Journal of Dermatology,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Tips for managing.”

PsoriasisNet: “When It Comes To Diet, What Really Works?”

Wolters, M. 2005. British Journal of Dermatology,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 6, 2019

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