|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:
*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)|
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.