It is not hard to see why living today encourages psoriasis. Many of us tend to live stressed and hurried lives, we eat the wrong kinds of foods and too many of them, we eat too quick, we even eat in front of TV or computer. An interesting survey recently mentioned that 1 in 8 people today globally are on Facebook and 1 in 5 people in America eat one meal of the day, either breakfast, lunch or dinner, while checking their Facebook page. This is like sending a text message while you are driving, you can your brain be engaged with eating and digesting a meal when the mind is concentrating on something else! Soda drinks and alcohol as well as copious amounts of coffee and tea are drunk every day by millions.
Many people still live in damp or poor ventilated housing or what we known in New Zealand to be “leaky buildings”. Others routinely take an antibiotic or the oral contraceptive pill, antacids, statins or anti-inflammatory drugs.
There are so many reasons why we live in an age today that is just as conducive for the development and maintenance of psoriasis as it was in the 1980’s, and I suspect in the year 2050 that folks will be just as susceptible to psoriasis. According to current studies, as many as 7.5 million Americans—approximately 2.2 percent of the population, have psoriasis. https://www.psoriasis.org/
But there are many ways we can avoid getting into this mess in the first place, and the first and foremost thing that we can do is to look carefully at what we are eating and drinking everyday, and how we are actually living, it’s as simple as that.
After having read the Psoriasis Diet, you will have gained a good understanding of avoiding certain foods and including others in your diet, you will have read and learned all about the importance of raw foods, a pH balanced diet as well as the reasons why you should be including those important fermented and cultured foods in your diet. There are more than 200 pages packed into the Psoriasis Diet book, more than in any other book I’ve seen on this topic. You will find another book I’ve written contains valuable information about psoriasis-inhibiting “special” foods in Psoriasis – Special Foods, Supplements and Herbs.
By implementing these dietary strategies I’ve outlined you are doing everything you can in a diet sense, but believe me, this is not enough!
It is especially important that you grasp the meaning of this booklet, Psoriasis and Understanding The Healthy Lifestyle. Health-care professionals are generally great at telling their psoriasis patients what to eat and what to avoid as well as the correct supplements or products to take that will help to reduce their psoriasis, but this is not enough to eradicate it and prevent it from coming back.
Remember what I mentioned the 80/20 rule? Recovery will mean that you need to be focused and eighty percent of your efforts need to go into positive diet and lifestyle changes, there is little point in eating a nutritious and healthy balanced diet if you eat it in front of your widescreen every night, or you have lunch while checking how many friends “like” your comment of recent photos on Facebook.
I’ve learned years ago to keep away from screens when it comes to eating. I also learned to slow down and relax more and to accept that jobs I accomplish are OK at 75% and don’t need to be 100% perfect. I’d like to explain about how stress can negatively impact on your immune system and the importance of relaxation when it comes to psoriasis recovery, this piece of information may be your tipping point when it comes to not only recovering from psoriasis, but from many other health complaints that may have plagued you all your life.