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Default The diet sufferers say is a Ďnear cureí for psoriasis and eczema

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3 October, 2018

ĎMy skin is 98 per cent clearerí: The diet sufferers say is a Ďnear cureí for psoriasis and eczema

We speak to sufferers who followed one woman's anti-inflammatory diet


For millions, psoriasis and eczema can be extremely uncomfortable or even painful and psychologically distressing.

Moisturisers and steroid creams are standard treatments but do not address the root cause of the problem.

Thatís according to Hanna Sillitoe, who battled psoriasis for 20 years and has now become something of a self-taught skin guru.

The 39-year-old from Manchester Ė who resorted to wrapping clingfilm on her cracked, red-raw skin to stop her clothes rubbing against it Ė was left feeling hopeless after she tried every remedy under the sun.

But then she made a radical lifestyle overhaul four years ago Ė adopting an anti-inflammatory diet that cut out sugar, dairy, wheat, alcohol and caffeine Ė which she says has ďnear curedĒ her from the painful skin conditions.

She started a blog, published a book thatís sold 14,000 copies and was inundated with messages from people around the globe whoíve seen significant improvements with their skin woes. Sheís now given up her job as an interior designer to run retreats to help fellow sufferers.

Both psoriasis and eczema run in families, and are considered chronic and largely incurable. Research has yet to confirm a definitive link between diet and psoriasis Ė an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to overproduce skin cells, resulting in thickened, red, scaly and itchy skin patches. Itís recognised that sometimes food allergies can trigger eczema.

Hanna admits that sheís not a trained medical expert (but says sheís based her suggestions on sound research and worked with a qualified nutritionist). She feels doctors are ignoring the role of diet as a treatment and the anecdotal reports sheís received show her programme could save the NHS millions.

i reported on a selection of sufferersí success stories here; now weíve featured some more reports of people who are relieved to have found a way to control their flare-ups.


Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/ant...oriasis-eczema/

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Old Thu, Oct-04-18, 10:02
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Checked out Hanna's website. Looks very interesting. Thanks for this source, Demi.
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Old Thu, Oct-04-18, 10:19
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My mother has suffered with psoriasis for as long as I can remember. SOme of the treatments over the years have been rather radical. Hope this method will make the lives of sufferers significantly better!!!
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Over the past few years, my husband has developed psoriasis on his legs. As long as he takes a daily probiotic and eats low carb, it disappears. He continues to drink alcohol (wine only) and drink lots of caffeine. Two or three weeks of beer and pretzels and it comes right back.
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I have fairly mild eczema that comes & goes. It took a long time for me to figure out that it got worse (along with some other symptoms) when I binged on cheese.
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I had a punch biopsy on my shin (leg) two years ago because skin cancer is common in the sunshine state and I couldn't identify the 25 cent piece sized itchy rash. It turned out to be psoriasis. I changed my nutrition radically (the usual) and it never came back. I'm a believer (Monkees 1966) HA
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I would attest to this from my own experience. I have only gone gluten free/sugar free (Still have dairy and alcohol) and I am 90% clear after 3 months. I am going to experiment and go dairy free for a couple of weeks to see if it makes any difference but I have a feeling for me it was the sugar and grains that caused the issue.
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My experience: While a generally low carb diet (esp no grains) dramatically improved my psoriatic arthritis 10 years ago...2 years on stricter low carb (under 30, climbing the ladder this last 3 months to under 50/60g) has done nothing for my skin.
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Iím not complaining though. I ve had psoriasis for 25 years, mostly elbows, back and scalp. As long as it stays off my face and hands Iím not complaining. It gets less when Iím not working...maybe Iíll go into remission at retirement!

Iím glad to hear that others get clear, though. Thereís always hope!
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My experience: While a generally low carb diet (esp no grains) dramatically improved my psoriatic arthritis 10 years ago...2 years on stricter low carb (under 30, climbing the ladder this last 3 months to under 50/60g) has done nothing for my skin.
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Iím not complaining though. I ve had psoriasis for 25 years, mostly elbows, back and scalp. As long as it stays off my face and hands Iím not complaining. It gets less when Iím not working...maybe Iíll go into remission at retirement!

Iím glad to hear that others get clear, though. Thereís always hope!


Hey Blue - Did you go strictly gluten free? I also have heard dairy, legumes and nightshade plants can also affect people with psoriasis. I am going to try a dairy free month to see if it makes any difference shortly. I also avoid legumes.
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I havenít had grains, wheat or otherwise (other than flax) such as bread, crackers, croutons, cake..anything with wheat in 2 years...about 4 Times Iíve had 1/2 a toast or a piece of cake for a birthday. But I donít avoid like gluten in vitamin supplement, just food.

About every 5 years I do research ... last I heard they think there is a genetic component to psoriasis (unlike eczema where there does seem to be an allergy component) but something like 9 different genetic markers could be involved. So what works for one isnít likely to work for the other 9.

However, I gather ppl have been helped by Dr Pagano. His diet is basically strictly low carb, with a specific gut-healing tea morning and night, with certain chiropractic treatments to improve the nerves through the spines to the digestive tract ... his approach is similar to healing leaky gut syndrome.

Hereís his book: https://www.amazon.ca/healing-psori...20john%20pagano

I have done blood tests for food sensitivities and itís pretty clear leaky gut isnít my issue. I have very few sensitivities, of foods i donít much eat (soy, ginger.) i eat low carb. I did try his diet without the chiropractie work...Iím not comfortable with spinal manipulations. Basically if I do phototherapy religiously, apply creams sparingly and eat low carb, do yoga, reduce stress...it fades but is never clear. So I go up and down with how much work or effort Iím willing to put into clear skin...3 visits a week to the skin care clinic at hospital for phototherapy isnít always easy to fit in.

Iíve never avooided dairy but based on my cravings and symptoms with the PA, i think wheat is more an issue for me.

Good luck with your trials.
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