Allergy and Diet: The Ultimate Cure For Psoriasis And Inflammation
Psoriasis can be considered to be a form of allergy because it was confirmed a lot of times in the past that psoriatics have increased antibodies to many different microbes and food proteins.
In my opinion it is a big mistake that modern medicine still does not accept psoriasis as a form of allergy or hypersensitive response to “something” because that would make its treatment and cure much more easier and possible.
The Best Diet For Psoriasis
For years readers of this blog asked me so many times the question what is the best diet?
If I had to answer that question I would tell them hypoglycemic and anti-inflammaotry.
But that is not the point of this article, because as you will find out later reading this post, the biggest culprit is not the diet…
Desperate people following the desperate diets…
So many people struggle with psoriasis or other inflammatory conditions despite being on “anti-inflammatory” or “healthy” diets for many months or years.
“It is not about the diet at ALL!”
Now, let me explain it to you why I say that.
The “diet” as very most people think about that word is really not that important and as many of you might find out – diet often does not solve inflammation or psoriasis for 100% and in 100% of people.
Diet may help and even cure a lot of people, but A LOT of people will struggle with inflammation despite being on a “healthy diet”.
Because what is the healthy diet?
- Vegetables and fruits full of pesticides?
- Pasteurized dairy full of hormones and antibiotics?
- Eggs and meat from corn and hormone fed animals?
- Whole grain and wheat products full of mycotoxins?
You may say – certified organic foods are the way to go!
Who does guarantee that those certified organic foods are without toxins?
Organic means that the farmer himself does not use chemicals during the production but what if the soil, water, air and rain falling down is already contaminated?
Elimination Diet: Intolerance, Allergy, Coeliac disease
I am not going to oppose the fact that some people have strong allergic reaction to foods like peanuts or strawberries which may be so strong that they end up with an anaphylactic shock.
Then the less life-threatening form of allergy is coeliac disease which is confirmed by blood tests and biopsy. But this is still not the kind of allergy I want to talk about in this article.
The kind of allergy or intolerance I am going to talk about here is the so called subclinical allergy when you do not develop any strong allergic reaction after eating the food.
A lot of people with chronic health problems visit the doctor to perform a food allergy test.
What is a usual outcome of that test?
“You are allergic to wheat, eggs, peanuts, fish, soy, peach, strawberry, milk, potatoes, tomatoes, paprika, almonds, pork,…”
Now, when most people (with psoriasis, arthritis, asthma,…) hear something like this they decide to go on an elimination diet.
Their health problems usually improve but does not fully resolve.
Because being allergic to some foods was just one of the symptoms of an underlying problem. It means that food allergy is not the cause of their problems rather than just one of the symptoms.
And if you think that having allergy for “everything” is not common then just type something like “food allergy to everything” into Google and see how many people say they are allergic to “everything”.
What Is The Underlying Cause Of Food Allergy?
We can say that any food can induce an allergy itself.
Why and when?
If eaten in high amounts there may be enough of undigested protein molecules leaking into the blood that the body develop a significant allergic reaction to that food.
The staple food in the most parts of the world is wheat and corn.
So, it makes sense that mostly wheat is blamed for coeliac disease (or alleged gluten allergy or intolerance in some person) even though on blood tests no such thing must necessarily be proved right.
But let’s suppose (for this time) that over-consumption of wheat is why many people feel better without eating it.
But how is that people who get tested are allergic to foods they never ate? I mean never in their lives? Like Brazil Nuts, Shellfish,…?
Allergy induced by inflammation
Allergy can be induced by inflammation and here are the 5 things that are very common in this society and all can induce chronic inflammation.
1. Vaccination induced inflammation
First time those idiots (doctors) induce inflammation in us is the vaccination.
I really do not care about those stupid claims how many lives the vaccines saved.
The vaccines are nothing more but the business for the Big Pharma.
They DO NOT CARE about your health!!!
Vaccines might save some lives but how many lives got crippled by vaccines?
Vaccination is not just about injecting the parts of dead or even living pathogens into the body.
It is about the injecting the aluminium (and other adjuvants) in order to EXTREMELY strengthen the immune reaction!
The Vaccine Knowledge Project funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford Martin School have the following information about the aluminium in the vaccines on its website:
Many vaccines contain aluminium salts such as aluminium hydroxide, aluminium phosphate or potassium aluminium sulphate. They act as adjuvants, strengthening and lengthening the immune response to the vaccine. Aluminium salts slow down the release of the active ingredient from the vaccine once it is injected, and stimulate the immune system to respond to the vaccine. They also absorb protein well, and stop the proteins in the vaccine sticking to the walls of a container during storage.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention USA states on its website:
An adjuvant is an ingredient of a vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response in the patient’s body. In other words, adjuvants help vaccines work better. Some vaccines made from weakened or dead germs contain naturally occurring adjuvants and help the body produce a strong protective immune response. However, most vaccines developed today include just small components of germs, such as their proteins, rather than the entire virus or bacteria. These vaccines often must be made with adjuvants to ensure the body produces an immune response strong enough to protect the patient from the germ he or she is being vaccinated against.
Below in the picture you can see how many vaccines have or had adjuvants in them.
Do you think that mandatory vaccination is normal and healthy? Or is it just a business conspiracy between the governments and Big Pharma?
Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity. In some developed countries, by the time children are 4 to 6 years old, they will have received a total of 126 antigenic compounds along with high amounts of aluminum (Al) adjuvants through routine vaccinations. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, safety assessments for vaccines have often not included appropriate toxicity studies because vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic. Taken together, these observations raise plausible concerns about the overall safety of current childhood vaccination programs.
Maybe the officials should say more clearly why there are the adjuvants in the vaccines.
But they probably do not like the words “without aluminium in them the vaccines would not increase the levels of antibodies enough”.
And again we may argue what it means “enough”?
Who said how much antibodies should be in the blood in order for the vaccine to be effective…?
2. Baby Formula instead of Mother’s milk
And “the best” and the craziest ones is the one like that made of soy and rice.
One of the most important factors for gut and overall immunity is immunoglobulins which you won’t find in soy formula at all!
No wonder there is a lot of babies with oral thrush (yeast) and other infections.
3. Antibiotics induced SIBO and Candida overgrowth
What can I say here?
The drugs wipe out your bacteria leaving the intestines open to yeasts.
And “the best” is to prescribe the antibiotics to children as young as a few weeks or months!
4. Emotional stress induced SIBO and Candida overgrowth
Chronic emotional stress or one stressful experience (PTSD) mess up you physiology long-term or even forever.
Intestines deprived of proper blood flow and the body stuck in sympathetic mode (fight-or-flight) results in low digestive, immune and repairing performance.
Yeast have enough time to invade the gut and tissues; so you are left later with chronic health problems.
5. Deficiencies induce inflammation
Additionally, if the liver and other tissues are deficient in essential nutrients the cells can not work properly so detoxification and energy production efficacy decreases significantly.
Whether the systemic inflammation is induced by vaccinations, nutritional deficiencies, emotional stress, drugs or intestines damaged by yeast or bacteria the problem is that there is the inflammation.
So, at that point of already increased inflammation in the body – when you eat – anything may cause additional inflammatory response.
There is a chance that “leaky gut” will absorb the undigested proteins in high amounts which leads to that food intolerance or allergy or whatever you want to call it.
Inflammation drives more Inflammation
SIBO and Candida lead to “leaky gut”.
But the point the very most people and doctors miss here is that it is not about that “leaky gut” as much as they think.
Sure, there are people who eliminated gluten or dairy products and cleared up their psoriasis.
That’s right and OK.
But what about the others who follow the paleo or SCD diets for years and still have psoriasis or some other chronic inflammatory disease?
What about them?
What if they are allergic to “everything” like I mentioned before?
But maybe the better question is WHY they are allergic to this, that or “everything”?
Read the following text to understand that LPS (endotoxins) are capable of increasing the immune response to foreign proteins like those found in fruits (peach).
Pru p 3 is the major peach allergen in the Mediterranean area. It frequently elicits severe reactions, limiting its study in humans, raising the need for animal models to investigate the immunological mechanisms involved. However, no anaphylaxis model exists for Pru p 3. We aimed to develop a model of peach anaphylaxis by sensitising mice with Pru p 3 in combination with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an adjuvant. Four groups of mice were sensitised intranasally: untreated; treated with Pru p 3; treated with LPS; treated with Pru p 3 + LPS. After sensitisation mice were intraperitoneally challenged with Pru p 3 and in vivo and in vitro parameters were evaluated. Only mice in the Pru p 3 + LPS group showed anaphylaxis symptoms, including a decrease in temperature. Determination of in vitro parameters showed a Th2 response with an increase of Pru p 3-specific IgE and IgG1. Moreover, at the cellular level, we found increased levels of IgE and IgG1 secreting Pru p 3-specific cells and a proliferative CD4+ T-cell response. These results demonstrate that Pru p 3-specific anaphylaxis can be generated after nasal sensitisation to Pru p 3 in combination with LPS. This is a promising model for evaluating food allergy immunotherapies.
So, LPS (endotoxin) used as an allergen adjuvant potentiate the effects of allergen up to the point of inducing the anaphylaxis…
There is also at least one commercial adjuvant called AS04 (used in HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines) containing the lipopolysaccharide from Salmonella Minnesota which directly stimulates the TLR-4 receptor. [1,4]
The TLR-4 receptor is associated with inflammatory response including that present in psoriasis.[5,6]
Personally, I think that vaccines do the most harm mostly by inducing the inflammation directly rather than affecting the gut and allowing the endotoxins to leak into the blood in high amounts. Even though as I say inflammation drives more inflammation so in the end vaccines may affect the gut as well. 
Vaccine induced psoriasis / Vaccine induced inflammation
Do vaccines induce psoriasis or do they induce the inflammation?
I think that vaccines induce the inflammation and psoriasis is just a symptom of inflammation.
My husband who is 52 never had psoriasis or does it run in his family history. Two years ago he had 2 vaccines, one was the twinrix vaccine ( protects against hepatitis A and hepatitis B) and the other to protect against shingles. Not even a few weeks later did he start seeing red spots on his legs and was diagnosed with psoriasis.
Has anyone else had this happen to them? His family doctor says the vaccines have nothing to do with this but after some research I have read that this may be a cause. Not sure if the psoriasis were dormant and taking the vaccines aggravated something in his system….he has tried everything and it’s getting worse.
Anyone else had something similar like this happen to them? Any help???
There is a scientific report of 43 patients with psoriasis whose diseases had appeared after receiving the influenza vaccination.
Here, we report the findings from 43 patients suffering from psoriasis (clinical phenotypes as mixed guttate/plaque lesions, palmoplantar or scalp psoriasis) whose diseases had been triggered after influenza vaccination applied in the 2009-2010 season. The short time intervals between vaccination and psoriasis flares in our patients and the lack of other possible triggers suggest that influenza vaccinations may have provocative effects on psoriasis.
Of the 43 patients (26 female, 17 male), 37 (86%) had mixed plaque type and guttate psoriasis, three of the patients (7%) suffered from palmoplantar psoriasis, and another three (7%) suffered from psoriasis on the scalp. There was an exacerbation of preexisting psoriasis after vaccination in 36 (83.7%) of them while it was the first induction of psoriasis in the remaining 7 (16.3%) patients. The latent period for the induction or exacerbation of psoriasis after vaccination was between 2 weeks and 2 months, but most patients contracted it within a period of 2 to 3 weeks. While 38 (88.4%) patients had a history of vaccination prior to their psoriasis without any other drug intake, the remaining five (11.6% of the sample) patients had a history of using some drugs but these were not identified as being responsible for the induction or exacerbation of psoriasis.
The South Korean scientists published a case report of a 26 year old woman developing psoriasis after the H1N1 influenza vaccine.
Since the introduction of H1N1 influenza vaccine in the wake of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, many serious and non-serious vaccine-related adverse events have been reported.
In this case, we observed a 26-year-old woman with multiple erythematous scaly macules scattered on the extremities and trunk. She was injected with an inactivated split-virus influenza A/H1N1 vaccine without adjuvant (Greenflu-S®, Green Corp.) on her left deltoid area 10 days earlier. The first lesion appeared on the injection site three days after the vaccination, and the following lesions spread to the trunk and extremities after a few days.
The lesions were successfully treated with topical steroids and ultraviolet B phototherapy within three weeks, and there was no relapse for the following fourteen months. We assumed that pandemic vaccination was an important trigger for the onset of guttate psoriasis in this case.
Interesting fact is that she had increased ASO/ASLO levels since as you probably know Streptococcal infections are linked to psoriasis.
She suffered appendicitis four months before the vaccination and had no history of any other inflammatory disorders. There was no personal or family history of psoriasis. Routine laboratory investigation results were within the normal range of limits except for antistreptolysin-O (ASO) titer, which elevated to 773 IU/ml (normal: <200 IU/ml). However, there was no definite history of streptococcal infection, such as pharyngitis.
Toxins, vaccines and inflammation
Vaccines are designed to increase the inflammatory response by the body against the bacteria or viruses found in the vaccine.
But manufacturers of those vaccines are trying not to mention the fact that those adjuvants (aluminium is just one of them) may, can and will increase the inflammatory response in general to other pathogens and proteins. Like those bacteria living in a mouth, root canal teeth, small intestine, large intestine… and the food proteins found in foods you eat.
I have to put this quote here again:
Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity.
And now just imagine how many xenobiotics (chemicals) are there in our food supply, air and environment which may act as an immune system stimulants or inflammation potentiators.
Sure, maybe they are not as strong as specifically produced vaccine adjuvants (50x stronger immune reaction compared to “clean” vaccine without adjuvants) but how many times more do we get them into our bodies?
Through food, water, air…?
And now imagine how many chemicals do we get into our bodies on a daily basis which suppress the immune system? Or should I say suppress selectively some immune pathways?
So we eventually end up with chronic yeast and fungal infections while having high inflammation throughout the body which we are unable to stop without the potent anti-inflammatory drugs?
- Monosaccharide based diet – no starch (even the healthiest food will ferment and feed bacteria and yeast in your gut if you do not produce enough digestive enzymes).
- Easy to digest food.
- Low fructose diet.
- Antifungals – Nystatin, Oregano oil, coconut oil and prescription drugs like Diflucan (fluconazole) or Sporanox (itraconazole)
If you feel probiotic bacteria help you then I would use these probiotics as well.
The detailed description of diet will be in some another post but the point is to decrease the starch intake as much as possible, decrease the time while food goes through our digestive tract, and actively fighting the yeast and fungal overgrowth.
Hopefully, you understand what I was trying to tell you in this blog post.
- elimination diet (no gluten, no dairy, no lectins, no histamine…) rarely solves the underlying problem of inflammation
- low threshold for inflammation is caused by something very unnatural in ideal world:
* not being breastfed
* chronic emotional stress/PTSD
* deficiencies and toxic environment (liver can not keep up with detoxification)
And all those lead to weakened and dysregulated body (including the immune system) = chronic bacterial and fungal infections (not only) in the gut.
Those infections (endotoxins) induce even more inflammation = symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases (psoriasis, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s…).
It is a vicious circle of stress/yeast infections/deficiencies/… => increased absorption of LPS (endotoxins) => more inflammation…
- decrease the amount of bacteria and yeast in the gut by eating easy to digest monosaccharides, fat and protein. No starches!
- actively kill the fungi and bacteria with antimicrobials mentioned above
- body will usually get back on track in 3 months or less.
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