Efficacy of a Plant-Based Anti-Inflammatory Diet as Monotherapy in Psoriasis

  • Marigloria Maldonado-Puebla University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Alexandra Price University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Adrianna Gonzalez University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Joel Fuhrman Nutritional Research Foundation
  • Anna Nichols University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Keywords: Psoriasis comorbidities, Nutritarian diet, Anti-inflammatory diet, Nutrition, Micronutrients, Osteopontin, Beta-carotene

Abstract

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease associated with many comorbidities, including obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Many patients seek alternatives to standard treatments. In this case report, we present a non-obese patient who was able to completely clear her psoriatic plaques by following a plant-based, anti-inflammatory diet, focusing on the consumption of nutrient-dense foods. The efficacy of this anti-inflammatory diet may lie in the overall reduction of the systemic inflammatory state associated with psoriasis. Possible mechanisms of action are explored.

Author Biographies

Marigloria Maldonado-Puebla, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, MS3

Alexandra Price, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, PGY4

Adrianna Gonzalez, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, Research Fellow

Joel Fuhrman, Nutritional Research Foundation

President, Nutritional Research Foundation

Adjunct Faculty, Northern Arizona University

Anna Nichols, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Co-Director, Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit Co-Director, High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
Published
2019-03-20
How to Cite
Maldonado-Puebla, M., Price, A., Gonzalez, A., Fuhrman, J., & Nichols, A. (2019). Efficacy of a Plant-Based Anti-Inflammatory Diet as Monotherapy in Psoriasis. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 1(1), 7 pp. Retrieved from https://ijdrp.org/index.php/ijdrp/article/view/15