Psoriasis CURED by avoiding these trigger foods - slash blood pressure with diet swaps

Psoriasis affects about two per cent of the UK, according to the NHS.

The condition causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin to cover the skin.

Elbows, knees, scalps and lower backs are most commonly affected by psoriasis.

But, one woman treated her skin condition by finding her trigger foods, and eliminating them from her diet.

Angela Barber suffered from severe psoriasis since she was 12 years old.

Her condition was so bad that she was forced to take her own sheets when travelling, to prevent further skin irritation.

Over the course of 50 years, Barber was prescribed a range of “lotions and potions”, including some very strong drugs. But, nothing seemed to provide lasting relief.

After a chance conversation with her dentist about food intolerances, she tried a DNA test to find out whether she was intolerant to any types of foods.

Barber tried the YorkTest. It involves sending a finger-prick blood sample to a laboratory to test reactions for up to 208 different foods.

Her results revealed she had reactions to dairy, eggs and yeast.

She cut these foods out of her diet, and her skin “started healing before my eyes” within 48 hours, she claimed.

“Between dressing in the morning and undressing in the evening, my skin was visibly improving,” said Barber.

After cutting out the foods from her diet, Barber began sleeping better after suffering from insomnia.

She visited a GP for a health check to find her borderline high blood pressure and cholesterol levels were drastically lower, too.

Barber’s psoriasis symptoms improved for about three months, and now her condition hardly bothers her at all, she said.

She’s also lost over a stone in weight.

“I feel 10 years younger,” she said.

“I’m healthier, fitter and have more energy, and am more mentally positive. I wish I’d been tested earlier, it would have transferred my confidence in my youth.”

Psoriasis symptoms include itchy or sore skin patches, that are covered in silver scales, according to the NHS. It can also causes dry, red skin lesions.

Treatments for the skin condition usually helps to keep it under control. Creams, ointments, phototherapy and some injected medications could all help to reduce symptoms.