Nightshades trigger psoriasis
Psoratics should avoid foods from the nightshade family. These include:
- Goji Berries
- Tobacco (oh, really?)
- Peppers (bell peppers, chili peppers, paprika, tamales, tomatillos, pimentos, cayenne, etc)
Foods in the nightshade family contain glycoalkaloids that are known to trigger psoriasis. These glycoalkaloids are natural pesticides produced by nightshade plants and defend the plants against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and insects. Glycoalkaloids bind to the cholesterol in the cell membranes of the plant’s predators, disrupting the structure of their membranes, and causing their cells to leak or burst open upon contact.
Nightshade (atropa belladonna) is a poison that should be avoided by psoratics. Unprecedented research has been conducted by Norman F Childers, PhD, who has compiled overwhelming evidence that plants of the nightshade family have a most deleterious effect on people afflicted with arthritis and may even be a basic cause. Psoriasis and arthritis are closely allied diseases.
Problem number 1 with nightshades and psoriasis – Psoratics commonly have a digestive system that is already compromised by an autoimmune disease. Some kinds of alkaloids increase the power of the immune response – exactly what you don’t want when you’re dealing with an autoimmune disorder.
Problem number 2 with nightshades and psoriasis – The alkaloids in nightshade foods are commonly considered to be a gut irritant and this irritation of the gut contributes to intestinal permeability, known as leaky gut. Leaky gut sets off an autoimmune reaction when various proteins that should stay inside the digestive tract instead make their way out into the bloodstream, and the body attacks them in response. This triggers an auto immune response and creates the need for the toxins in our blood stream to exit our body via our skin. This sums up the most likely reason why we have psoriasis.
I say ‘tomato’, he say ‘tomayto’, I say ‘potato’, he says ‘potayto’.
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