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Diet Did the Trick
come across your site. I wanted to let people know that as far as I'm
concerned, it is our diets and general living habits that give us these
diseases and conditions that seem to be incurable.
psoriasis when I was about 30
years old, it might have been dormant earlier, but who knows.
It began on my elbows and knees and slowly spread in spots all over
the place. When it finally got to my face, I decided to see it I could do
something about it. My life had some stresses, which didn't help, but
after seeing doctors, Chinese doctors etc., and Dr.
Tirant, I looked at all the info I had and put it together and decided
I would, with the major help of my wife, create a diet made from all the
suggestions from the doctors and the liver cleansing diet, and after a
strict diet, lots of water, deep breathing nightly, and seven months, it
is completely GONE.
probably sounds like crap, but it is the truth and I have lots of
witnesses, even though I have since become lazy and it has returned, not
quite to the full extent that I had it, but it took a long time to return.
I am almost 40. I have
decided it is time to return and take control of my life. I'm
sorry I didn't take before and after photo's but I will this time. Please
understand, I am not a major sufferer, as I have seen much, much worse
cases than myself, but I still believe with a change of diet, lots of
water and a little relaxation, you can get relief, if not get rid of it
I did use
creams a long my way to relieve the itching and pain, and by chance I lost
10 kg without even trying to lose weight at all. If anyone out there is
interested in what my diet
actually was, I would be happy to let you know, as soon as I ask my wife
what we did exactly. Ed has my e-mail. I
may publish it anyway as soon as I start it again, in a few weeks. I have
some other issues to contend with first, but as soon as they are out of
the way, it's get rid of that
Response: Do let us all know,
Arie, more details about the diet that cleared you.
The “EDitorial attitude” here at FlakeHQ is that too many
people have too much success using radical diets for us to consider diet
in general a “crazy approach” to treating P.
single biggest reason more people don’t try the diets popularly
available (e.g., Pagano,
Connolly) is that they require life-changing discipline to follow.
Eating habits are among the most entrenched in our culture and it
makes complete sense to me that a great many of our ailments relate to
what we eat. Conversely, it
makes sense to me that changing what we eat might affect those ailments.
Since I’ve not seriously undertaken a dietary regimen to palliate
P, I’m in no position personally to point to any diet and say it does or
acknowledge another downside to the dietary approach, which has to do with
understanding what about diet effects P and why.
Fact is, nothing has been demonstrated scientifically.
We know that P’s manifestations vary widely from individual to
individual. If the way we
respond to more conventional treatments is any indication, P has more
varieties — more ways of being peculiar — than we have named.
(E.g.: Why did Enbrel do nothing for me but has surfaced as a
brilliant new palliative for so many others?)
Accepting this variegated, multifaceted characteristic of P, it
becomes intuitively understandable why the diets that have become most
popular are also the most radical. The
changes in eating habits they call for are so sweeping, so
metabolistically traumatic, that they may be having hundreds of effects on
our biological systems while only one or a handful of these effects
actually bring about the P improvement.
I yearn for
one or both of these things to happen:
Research on diet and P isolates some direct correlations (cause and
effect relationships) between things consumed and flaking.
(We got excited about this when the ‘no pork’ rule in the
Connolly diet got the limelight. But
‘pork’ ended up being only one of many ‘don’ts’ in that
regimen.) Even if this is on
the molecular level and not about specific foods (e.g., anything with X% animal fat content ... or ... any more than X% animal fat content in your daily food intake....)
it could point to simplified, less traumatic diets with a high probability
of improving P.
(2) A diet
is proposed that both works and is easy to accomplish — even if the
mechanisms that make it work aren’t understood.
you have to share with us, Arie, will fall into category (2)?