Nutrition Psoriasis

A life without cheesecake?

In the past 8 months, I’ve become incredibly aware of what I’m putting into my body and how it makes me feel. About 2 weeks ago, I put myself on an anti-inflammatory nutrition plan. I really like the word “plan” versus “diet” because it makes me feel more in control. The word “diet” seems too temporary. The anti-inflammatory plan is really the way I should be eating all of the time. Fresh foods over processed foods. Organic where I can. Less full fat dairy. Cutting down on red meat & sugar. Wheat over white grains. Fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s quite a few lists on the web about the top foods to incorporate into an anti-inflammatory plan.

Below are a few of the top foods that were appearing over and over:

  • Salmon
  • Turmeric (spice)
  • Green tea
  • Blueberries
  • Cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sweet potato
  • Kelp
  • Papaya
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

It’s still too soon to tell how it’ll affect my skin, but I have a really good feeling about it. Whether or not it ends up clearing up my spots, eating fresh and organic foods can’t hurt!

I’m a junk food addict, so following a strict plan is a challenge for me. So even though I know how important nutrition is, I totally encourage cheating! If you don’t cheat once in a while, it becomes really easy to give in to ALL temptations and really hard to get back on track. A life without cheesecake is not one that I’m interesting in! (If I put blueberries on the cheesecake, does it count as cheating?)

Photo Credit

Many thanks for allowing their photo to be used under a creative commons license:

brx0 for their photo of blueberries at Portland Farmers Market (CC BY-SA 2.0).


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