Yesterday I went to a party after my usual Friday IF, and brought a bunch of not-good-but-not-terrible junk food from Trader Joe's (salt and pepper potato chips, tzatziki, pub cheese, guacamole, bleu cheese dip). I ended up pigging out on the chips, the tzatziki, the pub cheese, and a smaller amount of things other people had brought, like tortilla chips, buffalo chicken dip, and salsa verde. I had a couple of whiskeys, one peated, and a gin and St. Germain cocktail to drink; nothing that's unusual in my regular diet. I woke up this morning and my psoriasis was unusually smooth and without much fresh scaling at all, which is the opposite effect of what I would have expected.
I asked a trusted family member with similar afflictions about this phenomenon, and her response was, "All the crap suppressed your immune system, maybe? I've had that same effect before, and honestly, that's the best explanation I've come up with."
So my question to the PH psoriasis-suffering community is, what things have you done that unexpectedly made your psoriasis flare down? Have you come up with explanations why? Is it because of a suppressed immune system? I'm very interested to know.
asked byair_hadoken (3499)
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on September 25, 2011
at 01:55 AM
This is an interesting case. I'm glad that your symptoms were mitigated somehow- but I have no clue how. All the stuff you ate were supposed to be inflammatory; the alcohol usually makes people flare up. I personally can't have it, because I know that I would get hot, uncomfortable and itchy.
Immune suppression does make sense to some degree; but I can't make the connection between what you ate and the mitigation of your psoriasis. If you've been eating paleo for a while, maybe your gut improved, allowing you a greater tolerance level for potential toxins or allergens. But this case is a bit too general to analyze. Who knows how you will feel tomorrow, or the day after that? (Hopefully nothing bad will happen!)
I don't have a miracle food for my p.
How long have you had psoriasis, and how long have you been eating paleo?
on December 10, 2011
at 06:12 PM
What vitamins do you take? My brother was recently diagnosed and is struggling with it.
on December 10, 2011
at 05:19 AM
So I had a thought this week. During this cheat day, I was eating a lot of chips. These chips were fried in seed oils and therefore high in PUFAs. But because these were PUFA-rich oils, they may have had Vitamin E in them. I may have gotten a high dose of Vitamin E without realizing it. Further investigation is warranted.
on September 24, 2011
at 08:29 PM
No but I started taking vitamin D3 the other day because apparently psoriasis and d3 deficiencies are linked. Just something you might want to give a go as well.