The traditional medical system considers psoriasis untreatable.
But a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology proves not only that it’s preventable, but also curable.
And all you have to do is cut out this ONE (maybe two) ingredients.
Mice were fed a high-fat high-sugar diet that mimicked the typical Western diet. This was enough to cause easily observable skin inflammation within the first four weeks, even before the mice started putting on weight.
This implies that the skin damage that later becomes psoriasis is present because of the food, and not the extra weight.
They also put other groups of mice on different diets to compare them with the Western dieters.
• One group received a normal diet without excessive fat and sugar,
• Another group received a high-fat diet without excessive sugar.
• The third group received a high-fat, high sugar diet.
The high-fat high-sugar group was the only group that exhibited skin inflammation.
A Western Diet is made up of saturated fats and simple, rather than complex, carbs. It also contains little fiber.
The researchers even managed to find a mechanism that is likely responsible for this finding – bile acids.
When you eat fat, your liver produces bile acids that travel to your intestines and help to absorb the fat.
When the mice were given a drug that removed the bile acids from their intestines, their levels of skin inflammation were lower, proving these acids play a role in the production of skin inflammation as a result of a high-fat, high-sugar diet.
We cannot recommend these drugs of course, as they can cause stomach upset, pain, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and low levels of vitamins B and K.
The easiest solution is simply to eat less fat and fewer simple carbohydrates. Also, it is recommended to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.