Psoriasis Improvement?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I was wondering if anyone has seen improvement or healing of psoriasis on a primal diet. I've been doing 100% primal for about 2 weeks now and my skin is much softer but not much improvement in psoriasis patches yet. I definitely feel tons better and my joints don't ache anymore so that's been great! Just wondering if psoriasis will go away. Been taking about 3000mg fish oil per day.

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on April 03, 2012
at 02:01 PM

It's probably not a good idea to balance your n3/n6 ratio by taking more n3. All of the polyunsaturated fats oxidize easily and cause some inflammation as a result. I would back off on the fish oil and just really try to avoid sources of n6. Eat some salmon if you really want to.

This may or may not have any affect on your psoriasis. But improvements in that will probably take some time. Assuming that leaky gut/inflammation is really the cause (which may or may not be the case) it would probably take some months to get significant improvement. (The gut has to heal, n6 PUFA body fat has to be reduced). Be patient.


on April 03, 2012
at 04:33 PM

My mild psoriasis went away after I went off grains and gluten for 4 months. It takes a while. I was also drinking bone broth every day. I believe that helped heal my gut and in turn made my skin much better. Fish oil didn't agree with my body. But I do eat a lot of fatty fish in my diet and I'm sure that is helping with my condition, in addition to the bone broth.



on September 11, 2012
at 05:28 AM

Diet didn't help me. What did help was phototherapy. I bought a UVB hand-held lamp and have been aiming it at a fairly large patch of psoriasis on my leg for 60 seconds once a day. The patch has been getting consistently lighter.


on September 11, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Yes! My husband has had pretty bad psoriasis which he was putting steroidal creams on for years it seems and it never quite healed. After one breakout, he even went through a bout of alopecia and had to shave his head. He had cracks on his fingers which were pretty painful. The doctors suspected an allergy but all their tests came back negative. They then called it seborrhea/dermatitis. He cut out all dairy (and went completely Paleo) and his skin is healing pretty well. However, it is a slow, slow improvement. Hang in there!


on September 11, 2012
at 04:01 AM

If you are looking for psoriasis improvement tips go for zero alcohol which is known to damage intestinal walls however is accepted by most paleo dieters.



on April 03, 2012
at 05:12 PM

Get your Vitamin D tested & sun and/or or supplement to achieve a blood level of 50-60 ng/ml.




on April 03, 2012
at 05:03 PM

I had a mild psoriasis bout a few months after going paleo. It wasn't as bad as normal and since I had a lot of coconut oil around, I used that on the skin and it definitely soothed it. Try that.

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