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Psoriasis dietChanging the way that you eat is one of the most important things you can do to help alleviate your skin condition such as psoriasis. We believe that your body is equipped to heal itself if provided adequate support through proper nutrition, cleansing and diet. We've put this FREE 1400 calorie psoriasis diet meal plan together with the help of Deirdre Earls because we want psoriatics to know that there are nontoxic treatment options.

Deirdre Earls, MBA, Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD), herself a sufferer of chronic psoriasis, has helped us compile this sample 14-day psoriasis diet meal plan at 1400 calories—best suited to women and men who need to lose a bit of weight. Because our 1400 calorie psoriasis diet is so popular, we've recently added an 1800-calorie psoriasis diet with additional recommendations.

Ms. Earls is a recognized expert in using a dietary approach to reduce inflammation and enable the body to heal itself naturally. For 30 years Deirdre struggled with severe psoriasis. After just six months of using a meal plan like the one presented here, her symptoms of severe psoriasis for the most part disappeared (90% remission). Healing disease with diet is not highly regarded in Western cultures, nor is it scientifically proven. Notwithstanding, the power of healing with food is indisputable—you have nothing to lose but unwanted weight and bad skin. Try this psoriasis diet!

Nutrition is the basis for all healing—not only because it provides the nutrients your body needs, but because it nourishes the intestinal system, the origin of your immune system.

1400 calories per day diet for psoriasis

Breakfast: ~250 calories
Midmorning Snack: ~60 calories
Lunch: ~450 calories
Midafternoon Snack: ~125 calories
Dinner: ~450 calories

For your convenience we have supplied a shopping list for this psoriasis diet.

  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
3/4-cup blackberries
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
1 small apple
Stevia to sweeten

  Midmorning snack
    2 Tbsp raisins

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked brown rice
1-1/2 cups steamed mixed vegetables
3 oz wild salmon
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice drizzled over vegetables

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup raw vegetables
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark leafy greens
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp cran-raisins
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing
17 small red grapes

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup cooked quinoa cereal
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
2 Tbsp raisins
Cinnamon
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1/2-cup applesauce

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked brown rice pasta
2 Tbsp basil pesto
1-1/2 cup grilled vegetables
1 Tbsp pine nuts

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup raw vegetables
1 Tbsp almond butter

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 Tbsp cran-raisins
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing
3 prunes

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
3/4-cup blueberries
1 small apple
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1/2 banana

 
  Lunch
    2 tacos made with:
2 corn tortillas
1 cup nonfat “refried” beans
Diced lettuce, onion, and cilantro
3 avocado slices

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup sugar snap peas
5 Brazil nuts

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
2 oz wild salmon
Red onion slices
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing
4 small brown rice crackers
1 cup pineapple chunks

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup brown rice cream
1 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp raisins
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
Cinnamon
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 small apple

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked brown rice
3 oz grilled white organic chicken
1-1/2 cup grilled vegetables
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup baby carrots
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 Tbsp dried cherries
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing
3 prunes

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
1 cup pineapple chunks
17 small grapes
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 cup watermelon

 
  Lunch
    2 brown rice cakes with sea vegetables
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 Tbsp 100% fruit spread
1 small apple

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup sugar snap peas
5 Brazil nuts

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
2 oz wild salmon
3/4-cup blueberries
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing
1/2 large pear

 
  Breakfast
    2 scrambled eggs
1 cup spinach
Red onion slices
1 large grapefruit

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 small apple

 
  Lunch
    Nachos made with:
10 large corn chips
1 cup nonfat “refried” beans
1 oz organic cheddar cheese
Diced onions, cilantro, lettuce

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup celery sticks
1 Tbsp peanut butter

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp walnuts
3/4-cup blueberries
Red onion slices
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing
17 small red grapes

 
  Weekend treat
    3 cups plain organic popped popcorn
Tossed in:
1 tablespoon olive oil, sea salt, and herbs

 

  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
1/2 small mango
2 small plums
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    12 cherries

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked brown rice
3 oz grilled white organic chicken
1-1/2 cups grilled vegetables
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup raw vegetables
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
2 oz tuna
6 Kalamata olives
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing
1 cup watermelon

 

  Breakfast
    1 cup cooked quinoa cereal
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 prunes
2 Tbsp raisins
Cinnamon
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    17 small grapes

 
  Lunch
    1 sushi roll of vegetables and avocado
1 miso soup
1 seaweed salad

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup raw vegetables
5 Brazil nuts

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
2 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice
1/2-cup black beans
1/2-cup corn
Red onion slices
1/2 large pear

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
1 cup raspberries
3/4-cup blueberries
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 small apple

 
  Lunch
    1 cup brown rice pasta
1 oz grilled chicken
2 Tbsp basil pesto
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1-1/2 cups steamed vegetables

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup raw vegetables
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    2-egg omelette
Filled with:
1 oz feta cheese
1 cup fresh spinach
2 chopped sundried tomatoes
Salad of:
2 cups mixed greens
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing

 
  Breakfast
    1 brown rice cake with sea vegetables
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp 100% fruit spread
1 cup cubed melon

 
  Midmorning snack
    12 cherries

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked corn macaroni
2 oz melted cheddar cheese
1 oz grilled chicken
2 cups steamed broccoli

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup baby carrots
5 Brazil nuts

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
2 oz tuna
6 Kalamata olives
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing
17 small red grapes

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
3/4-cup blackberries
2 Tbsp raisins
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 small nectarine

 
  Lunch
    1 cup cooked brown rice
3 oz wild salmon
1-1/2 cup steamed vegetables
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup sliced cucumbers
10 peanuts

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1/2-oz grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp cran-raisins
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing
3 prunes

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup fruit-juice sweetened corn flakes
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
1 cup cubed melon

 
  Midmorning snack
    1/2-cup applesauce

 
  Lunch
    2 tacos made of:
2 corn tortillas
1 cup nonfat “refried” beans
3 avocado slices
Diced lettuce, onion, and cilantro

 
  Midafternoonsnack
    1 cup raw vegetables
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    Giant salad of:
3 cups dark, leafy greens
2 oz wild salmon
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice
1 cup raspberries

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup plain organic fat-free yogurt (or kefir)
1 tsp ground organic flax seeds
3/4-cup blueberries
3 prunes
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 cup cubed pinepple

 
  Lunch
    Sandwich of:
2 slices gluten-free bread
3 oz grilled chicken breast
Lettuce, onion, mustard
10 corn chips

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup sugar snap peas
5 Brazil nuts

 
  Dinner
    3 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 Tbsp cran-raisins
1 Tbsp olive oil and balsalmic vinegar dressing

 
    Weekend treat
    3 cups popped organic popcorn
Tossed in:
1 Tbsp olive oil, sea salt, and herbs

 
  Breakfast
    1 cup brown rice cream
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp raisins
Cinnamon
Stevia to sweeten

 
  Midmorning snack
    1 cup watermelon

 
  Lunch
    2 brown rice cakes with sea vegetables
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 Tbsp 100% fruit spread
1 small apple

 
  Midafternoon snack
    1 cup celery sticks
2 Tbsp hummus

 
  Dinner
    2 oz baked tilapia
2 cups dark, leafy greens
1 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice dressing
1/2 small mango
1/2-cup frozen yogurt

 

Some important pointers

  • Whenever possible, eat organic, fresh locally-grown produce, eggs, dairy and meat.
  • Whenever possible, select wild-harvested over farm-raised fish.
  • Some have found that they heal better with a dairy-free diet. You may substitute the occasionally recommended organic dairy with organic soy varieties.
  • Some have found that they heal better with a nightshade-free diet. You may want to eliminate tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers and eggplant for three months or more to determine how you respond.

If compliance with the suggested meal plans doesn't give you the progress you desire within six months, you may want to seek personalized assistance with determining contributing factors and potential solutions.

Deirdre Earls has taken much of the guesswork out of an often daunting decision—to completely change your diet. Your Healing Diet: A Quick Guide to Reversing Psoriasis and Chronic Diseases with Healing Foods is available through DermaHarmony for the same price as Amazon.com—$11.99 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.

Additional support

For best results we suggest using our psoriasis meal plan with our DermaEssentials™ supplements and the DermaDetox™ colon and liver cleansing plan. These dietary supplements provide nutrient support, promote digestive tract health, and facilitate increased absorption and utilization of the foods you eat.

Here are some resources for you. Read on for the answers you seek, then give us a call if you would like additional guidance.

* Your physician should allow for proper follow-up visits and individualize your diet, nutrition, or fitness plan as appropriate. The information presented on this website is in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical treatment. This information should only be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers if you have any questions regarding a medical condition, your diet, nutritional supplements, an exercise regimen, or any other matter related to your health and well-being.


How We Help

Visit DermaHarmony to learn more about our alternative, science-based approach to psoriasis and other common skin conditions. At DermaHarmony our goals are to educate chronic skin care sufferers about the latest alternative research in dermatology, encourage a holistic approach to healthy skin and wellness, and to support our readers in every way we can. Our programs promote healthy skin from the inside out—with pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, topical treatments, expert dietary guidance, and a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Learn more about our programs or call us toll-free at 1-800-827-3730. Our support desk is open 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET, Monday–Friday.

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Principal Authors: Deirdre Earls, LD, RD & M. Ofiyeva
Date of Publication: 10/23/2007
Updated: 06/07/2011