8 Foods That May Be Triggering Your Psoriasis

Oct 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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People with psoriasis often wonder if making changes to their diet or cutting out certain foods can have an impact on the disease. While there's little evidence to support following a specific diet to treat psoriasis, many people swear they notice a huge improvement in their symptoms after changing the way they eat.

"Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder, meaning that people with psoriasis are prone to having full-body inflammation at baseline," explains Dr. Tien Nguyen, a dermatologist at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "If you add in inflammatory foods, the inflammation can get out of control."

After living with psoriasis for 20 years, I can definitely attest to the benefits of dietary modifications. Here are some of the foods you might want to cut out to make life with psoriasis a little easier. 

1 /8: Alcohol

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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1/8 :Alcohol

2 /8: Junk food

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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2/8 :Junk food

3 /8: Red meat

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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3/8 :Red meat

4 /8: Dairy products

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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4/8 :Dairy products

5 /8: Nightshade plants

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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5/8 :Nightshade plants

6 /8: Gluten

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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6/8 :Gluten

7 /8: Citrus fruits

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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7/8 :Citrus fruits

8 /8: Condiments

Avoiding these foods may help ease your psoriasis symptoms.
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8/8 :Condiments