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Has anyone stop taking a biologic and went with a more holistic approach?

I attended a support group meeting recently where someone did this. According to them, the results were amazing. She did give up so much to do this and is 100% clear now.

Has anyone gone this route before? We would love to hear from you. Diane (Team Member)

  1. What are some of the treatments that you used for your psoriasis?

    1. This is one of my favorite topics of discussion, I am careful with what I eat 80% of the time and I have also found a local topical ointment with no steroids that makes a big difference to my skin. It helps the skin shed easily and reduces inflammation and itchiness.

      I think overall a more holistic approach is often a lot more work and requires such consistency, and I am not always 100% at that. I do actually need to be better at it.

      Reducing inflammatory foods, lots of water and walking
      Fresh whole foods
      Reducing sugar intake ( this is always helpful, I am equally bad at sticking to it though)

      - Clair ( Team Member)

    2. Hello , I'm very happy to hear this. On top of everything else my kidney numbers took a nose dive. My doctor thinks it's because of my medications. She actually told me she has to do trial and error on me. She did mention that I have to change my diet. What type of foods do you eat? I need to make some major changes here. Oh no!!! We have to give up sugar!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. HI
    Just thought I'd mention them my pityoriasis rubra polarsi is completey cleared up from using a no sugar,no dairy or wheat diet. I was very strict but it was not terribly hard. It was all worth it. My hair is starting to grow back and it seems to be very thick. I will be so glad to get rid of my wigs.
    I am now making my own homemade bread and mayonnaise and stay away from anything with preservatives in it or anything that I do not know what it contains.
    Psoriasis is an auto immune disease and it has to be cured from the inside out.
    I wish people would try changing the way they eat.
    I think the main thing is to stay away from processed foods and stick to fresh or frozen. And of course, stay away from junk food and soda
    Rebecca

    1. Hi ! Lovely to hear from you again. Thanks so much for sharing your successes with us all - it's great to hear that avoiding sugar, dairy and wheat has helped your pityoriasis rubra polarsi. Do you still avoid these ingredients/foods now that your PRP has cleared up? The homemade bread and mayonnaise sound amazing! 😋

      Whilst there's currently no scientific consensus on a cure for psoriasis, there are many ways to manage symptoms, including dietary changes. We have quite a few community members who find various dietary adjustments helpful for managing their psoriasis. I thought you might be interested to check out the following article on some popular diets among the community here: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/comparing-diets-psoriasis Unfortunately, I'm one of the people for whom diet doesn't seem to have any impact on psoriasis (or psoriatic arthritis) symptoms.

      I was reading up about PRP after you last mentioned it and I was interested to read that PRP is often under/misdiagnosed due to it looking similar to psoriasis! Did you ever have any trouble getting the PRP diagnosed? Thanks so much again for sharing. Warm wishes, -Catherine, Community Moderator

    2. Hello , thank you so much for sharing some great information. I do pretty well with making some diet changes. The hardest part for me is cutting out sugar. I have improved a lot, but have a ways to go. Baby steps for me. I am so happy to hear how changing your diet has helped, now I have hope. What do you do for sugar cravings? We would like to hear more about your journey. Diane (Team Member)

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