Psoriasis Associated With Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten Intolerance is sometimes also known as Celiac Disease. There has been recent evidence correlating gluten intolerance with those also suffering from psoriasis.

For many, the link between celiac and psoriasis is common sense. Digestive specialist Elizabeth Lispki, Ph.D., CCN asserts in her book Digestive Wellness, that diet is the cause of most auto-immune afflictions ranging from psoriasis to colitis. Dr. John O.A. Pagano and Deirdre Earls, RD, psoriasis specialists, believe that changing what we eat can help to alleviate psoriasis outbreaks.

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
Symptoms of gluten intolerance include diarrhea, bloating, headaches, canker sores, fatigue, joint pain, and sleep irregularity. These are also symptoms that you may see with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and so gluten intolerance is often misdiagnosed. With a proper diagnosis, you are able to make the appropriate dietary changes, and reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with gluten intolerance, as well as improve your psoriasis symptoms.

You may be asking exactly what is gluten intolerance anyway? This is when the body reacts to giladin, a gluten protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, by producing an enzyme called tissue transglutamise. This enzyme triggers an inflammatory response in the bowels.

A good way to determine if you are sensitive to gluten or have a gluten intolerance is to remove gluten from your diet for a trial period of time, for example, 30 days. Than you can slowly add items containing gluten back into your diet and look for reactions. Celiac Disease is diagnosed by a doctor with specific blood tests and examination. You may also visit an alternative practitioner. Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Naturopaths are all good options and will be able to provide you with natural methods for managing gluten intolerance and psoriasis.

Paleo Diet Benefits
Have you heard of the Paleo Diet? The Paleo way of eating is very beneficial for those suffering from multiple conditions including psoriasis and gluten sensitivity. Personally, I not only suffer from occasional flare-ups of psoriasis, but I also have a thyroid condition. I cannot even begin to describe how Paleo eating has helped me. I lost the last 10 lbs. of weight I gained with pregnancy, joint pain I was experiencing has all but disappeared, my psoriasis symptoms have improved, and my unexplained abdominal pain is gone as well. I could not be happier. And as a mother of three children, one being 8 months old, I have found that I have increased energy. The Paleo diet has changed my life. And it is compatible with a gluten-free lifestyle.

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6 Responses to Psoriasis Associated With Gluten Intolerance?
  1. Pakamani
    May 20, 2012 | 2:16 am

    I stopped eatnig gluten because my daughter is coeliac and I had heard there can be a link with psoriasis (I’m not coeliac). I also stopped any creams other than moisuriser, so i would know if it was the gluten or not. My psoriasis has improved so much! Patches that have not improved for years with various creams have shrunk or disappeared completely.I started eatnig gluten again so I could be tested for coeliac, and guess what, my psoriasis flared up again quite badly. I am now gluten free again now )

  2. wkliwanag
    May 21, 2012 | 8:19 am

    Thank you for your story and results. Gluten intolerance and psoriasis flare-ups have been shown to have a definite connection in many psoriasis sufferers.

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    October 1, 2014 | 5:13 pm

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  6. wkliwanag
    October 15, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the comment, and I would be happy to write more in depth and further posts on this topic, as it is relevant to all kinds of illness caused by inflammation in the body.

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