In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re doing Psoriasis 101. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. We always recommend working with a doctor, but here are five ways to begin fixing the problem:
- Anti-inflammatory diet: Go gluten-free and dairy-free to reduce inflammation in your body. Focus on eating sources of omega-3 fats, fruit rich in polyphenols like berries, and cook with herbs like turmeric and curcumin.
- Toxicity: Avoid heavy metal or mercury toxicity that can trigger a psoriasis flare-up. Work with us or your doctor to get the necessary blood test and treatment plan.
- Probiotics: Leaky gut or gastritis can lead to a yeast overgrowth and other flora issues within the gut that can exacerbate psoriasis. Incorporate probiotics into your daily routine, like our Probio IgG.
- Exercise: This one is simple – just get moving! Exercise is a natural anti-inflammatory, and in combination with dietary changes, is known to reduce psoriasis flares.
- Sleep: Studies show patients with psoriasis have more sleep disturbances. Try to get eight hours of quality sleep each night.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your health and wellness goals, call our office at 239-649-7400 or submit an appointment request through our online form.