Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Living With Psoriasis - Healing Through Diet

One of my favourite salads: mixed greens, carrots, celery, cauliflower, radishes and cheddar cheese topped with oil and lemon juice
As indicated in my introductory post about living with Psoriasis, I am documenting my goal of healing (or at least controlling) my Psoriasis through natural means. One of the major changes I am undertaking is overhauling my diet. Most of my inspiration and guidance has come from  the book 'Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative'. It should be noted that  I am not strictly adhering to all of the suggestions in the book, I am focusing on diet for now.
Another favourite: mixed greens, cucumber, carrots, radishes, celery and feta, topped with oil and lemon juice
After reading the book and exploring suggestions on Psoriasis forums I have come up with an individualized plan that suits my lifestyle and goals. Here is what I came up with:
 
Plan A
*This is my first attempt and is a little less strict in regards to dietary limitations
* I am going to follow this plan for 3 months and evaluate my progress. If I do not see any improvement I will move onto plan B. (more about that later)
 
-My Diet will consist of 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods
-I will not eat gluten, red meat or nightshades
-I will greatly limit my consumption of sweets and alcohol
-I will eat a large salad at least once a day
-I will drink 8 glasses of water every day.
Pesto pasta (recipe coming soon)
 So far I am loving this diet! I am feeling very healthy and satisfied and have not had much of an issue sticking to my self-imposed guidelines. My diet now features an abundant amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish, nuts and gluten free grains. It's amazing how easy it is to make dietary changes when your motivation is increased health :)

I have had a few challenges to overcome, but I am still feeling very positive and motivated now that I am a few weeks in.  I look forward to sharing my journey as I move forward. Some upcoming posts will include: my challenges so far, my favourite new recipes, and other lifestyle changes I have made that aren't related to my diet.

4 comments:

  1. yummm..this is inspiring me to make healthier meals. Your salads look delish!!

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    1. Me too.... I'll keep you up to date with my progress :)

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