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Diet and Psoriasis

“You are what you eat.”

“You are what you eat.” This popular phrase truly describes the important role that diet plays in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Research increasingly suggests that certain food, nutrients or diet plans may have beneficial effects on the skin, while others may act as triggers of certain skin conditions or disease.

Psoriasis is a debilitating skin disorder which negatively impacts the individual’s quality of life. Even though it is presumed to have an immune-based etiology, some genetic and environmental factors may also play a role in its development.

A survey published in the journal Dermatologic Therapy in May 2017 suggested that food has an important part in the presentation of psoriasis. While certain food/diets escalated the symptoms, many other diets played a pivotal role in overcoming the symptoms.

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