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Has anyone seen any help taking gluten out of their diet with psoriatic arthritis?

I have had Psoriasis since I was a young kid. Back in the ’70s, it was dry skin as I remember. I was given some creams. In my adulthood, I worked outdoors getting lots of sunlight. It made a lot of difference in my skin. Though through the years my body began to hurt more.

Food, gluten, and inflammation

In the last 10 years and having access to computers I learned that I had a name for my skin. Psoriasis. I never had a doctor put a name to it. Doing research myself over the years I learned this was an inflammation issue. I also learned foods can cause inflammation. I decided to try a gluten-free diet. I did that for two years. I learned during those 2 years that dairy made me itch and caused stomach issues. In the two years of GF, I just didn’t see any help with inflammation. So after two years I slowly put gluten back in my diet. Another factor was I really wanted an ice-cold beer!!

Has anyone else seen any help taking gluten out of their diet?

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  1. Hi ! I am sure you will get responses from others in the community, but I wanted to share this article with you while you wait: I am glad you figured our dietary changes that help you. PsA presents differently in everyone and so do the inflammation triggers. For about 25 percent of people with PsA and/or psoriasis, gluten furthers inflammation, but for others, it is nightshades or red meat or (as in your case) dairy.
    So enjoy that cold beer!
    Thanks for posting this question!
    - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Hi Brian ! After my PsA diagnosis, I went to a functional doctor to try to find an alternative to strong medication. We talked bout inflammation and how it affects PsA and I did a blood test to check which food could trigger it. I happen to be sensitive to gluten, oat, dairy and eggs. I started a diet and started getting results after 4 months. Maybe you are ok with gluten but not with dairy. Could be worth having a blood test although those are controversial. Any way, have a beer and explore cutting out dairy for a few months. Better still if you can have a doctor helping you to balance your diet. Good luck !

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