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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

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34.1% of psoriasis patients have elevated antibodies to alpha-gliadin, a peptide of wheat.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 36, 302-304, 2010

We found a highly significant correlation between positive alpha-gliadin antibodies (wheat allergy) and duration of psoriasis.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 36, 302-304, 2010

Recent studies showed an association between Celiac Disease (caused by a significant wheat allergy) and psoriasis and an improvement of skin lesions after 3-6 mo. of Gluten-Free Diet

Recent studies showed an association between Celiac Disease and psoriasis and an improvement of skin lesions after 3-6 mo. of Gluten-free Diet without other pharmacological approaches.

30 of 33 patients with positive alpha-gliadin antibodies (wheat allergy) strictly complied with a Gluten-Free Diet and showed a significant decrease of psoriatic lesions.

World J Gastroenterol 2007; 13(14): 2138-2139

16% of patients with psoriasis have been found to present high levels of alpha-gliadin antibodies.

J Intern Med 2011;269:582-590

 

Do you or a loved one suffer from psoriasis? Are you considering a gluten free lifestyle to alleviate your symptoms? Call the office to make an appointment! We would love to support you during this journey towards optimal health.

 

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