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Psoriasis diet question regarding red meat

I've been sticking to the Pagano diet for several years, as it does work in my case, and wonder if anyone has any insight into whether or not organ meat from beef or pork is considered red meat in context of the diet. I'm not clear on what in red meat (muscle) contributes to Psoriasis flareups, and whether that factor is also found in organ tissue or to what degree.

Any thoughts welcome.

  1. Thanks for reaching out. I hope some community members with any experience on the Pagano diet can let you know about organ meet. Sometimes it's hard to know about certain foods, and it can also depend on the person. I'm not very familiar with the Pagano diet, but I know some people in our community find avoiding all beef products to be helpful, while others haven't noticed a difference in their symptoms. I hope you can get some more helpful feedback from the community here. Wishing you a gentle day. -- Warmly, Christine (Team Member)

    1. Thank you. Yeah, it's really an individual basis thing - hopefully we can all find some commonalities to build on. For me, the diet by Dr. John Pagano seems to be most helpful (though I don't necessarily agree with much of the other philosophy in his books), and I'm sure it may be of no use to others. Psoriasis is such a difficult condition to encapsulate. I really do feel for everyone who shares this experience, and hope I can offer something of use.

  2. is there a way for you to reach out to whoever created the Pagano diet to get their input on it? Like Christine I have not heard of the diet. With a little research you should be able to find a number you can call. Vickie W., Team Member

    1. Actually, the doctor who published it is no longer with us, but although I have his main book and accompanying recipe book, I haven't found anything at this level of detail. I realize it's pretty focused - the diet calls for avoiding red meat (except for lamb), but doesn't mention whether it's only muscle or includes other parts of the animal.

      I only ask, because by following the diet generally, I've been able to keep my symptoms under control (they can get really bad if I don't), but I really do like certain things that are kind of in a vague area. Thanks for the input, though. We all need to find the best solutions! ^_^

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