An interesting read on Bacterial and Fungal triggers for Psoriasis flaring
>This could support my contention that beer cause psoriasis flare ups and it >is the brewer’s yeast in beer that is the problem,
I have never had more than a sip of beer in my life. (Southern Granny said ladies don’t drink beer and it stuck in my head). Don’t eat much bread (half a piece of stone ground wheat for breakfast), don’t drink booze of any kind, don’t care for mushrooms, have a 50 calorie piece of cheddar cheese from time to time for protien, don’t eat yogurt or ice cream and only take milk (skim, one tablespoon) in my coffee. My anecdotal information is only meaningful as anecdotal, but FWIW, these dietary measures haven’t helped me clear. I just watch my calories and the foods you mention have loads of calories (except mushrooms).
Greetings, I have believed for some time that eating bacteria and fungus in the diet, as well as bacteria and fungal infections may be a cause of psoriasis flares. Here is some supporting argument: http://www.medscape.com/IMNG/SkinAllergyNews/1998/v.29.n08/san2908.17… l Dietary sources of bacteria and fungus would include cheese, yogurt, beer, wine, bread and mushrooms. I have had to contended with the counter argument that the bacteria or fungus is dead. However, I have argued that there is something even in dead bacteria that may cause the problem. It seems that bacterial and fungal proteins may cause psoriasis flares due to an immune response to the protein. This could support my contention that beer cause psoriasis flare ups and it is the brewer’s yeast in beer that is the problem, and it may also account for the anecdotal reports of neem, tea tree oil, and grapefruit seed extract being used successfully to clear psoriasis flare ups. I also reported an improvement in psoriasis when taking a certain antibiotic. Others have also reported improvement in psoriasis when taking some types of antibiotics. Regards, Ron