Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis

Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis
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Plant-based diets appear to decrease inflammation via a variety of mechanisms, including boosting our adrenal gland function. Glucocorticoids are circulating steroid hormones produced by our adrenal glands that suppress inflammation and also help our kidneys excrete potassium. When we eat a lot of potassium-rich foods our adrenal glands secrete more glucocorticoids to keep our potassium levels in check, which may have the side effect of decreasing the level of inflammation in the body. See my 3-min video Potassium and Autoimmune Disease for the effect this may have on autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis.

Where is potassium found? See my post last week, 98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient. Hint: bananas don’t even make the top 50 sources!

What about autoimmune arthritis? See my previous post Plant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis and my videos Preventing Arthritis and Diet & Rheumatoid Arthritis. Eating healthier doesn’t improve everyone’s joint pain, but as with all nontoxic treatment modalities, they should always be tried first.

Plant-based diets may help with other pain syndromes:

as well as other hypersensitivity diseases:

-Michael Greger, M.D.

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  • HemoDynamic, M.D.

    Medscape, NEJM etc.
    For the scientific truth in healing my patients, you and NF.org is my favorite and “go-to” read!
    Thanks, as always!

  • HemoDynamic, M.D.

    What do you call a fat, marijuana smoking, fast food junky?

    “Pot-Ass”-ium Deficient.
    |:^o

    • Thea

      Groan!

      • HemoDynamic, M.D.

        I know!