Products to keep the flakes at bay!

I have been busy searching high and low on some awesome products that will help in the ever growing maintenance of psoriasis.

So far a couple of products have won me over and are now a big part of my psoriasis free routine.

I would suggest with the products shown that you take samples as what works for someone might not work as well for others.

All time favorite – THE OLIVE BRANCH – Lush


This olive oil based shower gel is perfect for cleaning and conditioning the skin without leaving it feeling dry and ripped from its natural oils like soap does.

I had a problem for a while finding a product that would leave that soap clean feeling on my skin which became uncomfortable and dry. This has been my number one soap product for two years now and I’ve never gone back!

Scalp Psoriasis, de-flake and condition. – ROOTS – Lush

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Here’s an extract from Matt Ludwig’s guide to psoriasis –

It’s a great list of super food’s you should eat EVERYDAY to help with the cooling and calming of bad breakouts or the healing crisis*. It’s also essential that you start to look at these foods as “Normal” foods and start to forget about the poisonous fats, gluten and saturates that society tells us is “normal”.


Principle 3 from Matt’s guide: Top 10 ‪#‎superfoods‬ list and beneficial oils for a PHWarrior’s ‪#‎AdditionDiet‬ – focus on eating throughout each day:

1. Avocado (make guacamole with half lime, garlic, onion, cilantro, natural seasoning) and munch down with organic corn or veggie chips, cucumbers, celery sticks, carrots) – try to eat 1 per day if possible.
2. Extra Virgin, Cold-Pressed Olive Oil & Avocado Oil (cook with them, make dips for veggies with them)
3. Flaxseed (smoothies, juices, salads, toss some in)
4. Cucumber, Celery and Broccoli (juice the stem for magical anti-oxidants)
5. Grasses, green superfoods, shake mixes
6. Coconut – water, milk, flesh, oil any of it. Drink coconut water in afternoon
7. Apple Cider Vinegar (add it to salads as a dressing with olive oil and herbs and in dips
8. Garlic & Ginger (cook with it, add to salads)
9. Almonds, Almond butter, Almond milk (see if you can fake yourself out with these for your snacking and coffee)
10. Anything green Kale, veggie sticks, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, spinach, as much as you can eat.

Vital beneficial Oils from ‪#‎COWS‬ are Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Black Seed Oil, these are excellent ways to get those super beneficial fatty acids and good fats in your body. Really eases and aids proper digestion. I put the oils over salads.

I make dips with Apple Cider Vinegar (the other magic potion that goes with Os), To make dressings, cook with the oils, and you can supplement a teaspoon 1-2x a day, see how your body feels. I also use coconut oil topically. I mix coconut oil, neem oil, Apple cider vinegar in a bowl, stir it up, then I dip my fingers in that and rub into skin, scalp, it may tingle a bit if you’re open, but it goes away really fast and soothes itch very well.


Also coming back to the LEMON WATER as it’s a vital ingredient for creating a nice PH environment for the body and knocking back some nasty acids.

Strive for 4 litres of water per day and night, have your 4th before bed. Even if you pee a lot that’s good! Its a flushing process!




One of my biggest things that has come up in my healing journey is how much I actually LOVE chocolate, and really I can’t eat it. (Well not the rubbish stuff anyway)

This kind of went with everything. I loved it but can’t really eat the rubbish version of it.

Like pasta carbonara – LOVE IT but can’t eat the cream, gluten, ect. But actually if you replace the pasta with spelt pasta* and Dairy free Cheese cream then job’s a gooden! You can have your cake and eat it! (As long as it’s gluten free!)

So I’ve found that you can substitute pretty much everything to make a psoriasis friendly version of it. I’m putting some of my favourite products that you can find in any big supermarket or health food shop. Some are naughty and some are nice.


Here’s a list of the products I can recommend that are safe for psoriasis sufferer’s in the UK.

These products are on top of your allowed fruits and vegetables and should be used in moderation. I’ll be putting up a recommended fruit’s and veg yes and no’s soon.


Please feel free to add any products that you use and works for you!! Suggestions are appreciated.

What about my bacon buttie?!


So bread is like the number one thing to eat if your in Europe, its quick its easy and you can put cheese in the middle of it, so what happens when you cut gluten out and you cant eat bread?

There’s a couple of answers

  • Buy some non gluten bread – but it’s kinda expensive and full of sugar but its a good way to get in an emergency loaf…
  • Make it yourself, there’s loads of recipes online on how to make gluten free breads with all sorts of flours. I would suggest staying away from potato starches though, as white stuff (rice,potato,flour) is quite damaging for the psoratic.
  • Some bakery’s or cafe’s bake it for you, just ask! Like The Scrumpy Willow and The Singing Kettle in Newcastle upon Tyne. That’s really handy when you can’t bake your own and you want some home made bread.The deal with healing your skin is that your trying not to simulate the unhealthy foods you were eating but replacing them with good ones.
    If your craving chocolate then you probably need some nuts.

    Your body does talk to you it’s just about listening and understand what you need.

Here’s a couple of recipe’s for gluten free bread, but there’s loads out there just go exploring!

Fork & Beans guide to gluten free flour blends. –


Jillee’s Gluten Free Bread


Lovely tortilla recipie –


Amazing Bread Sticks –

I would suggest replacing anything that had potato & corn starch with something else like tapioca starch or arrowroot and rice. This is a lot kinder for people with psoriasis and remember to avoid WHITE starches and grains.

Over and out 🙂

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

I like mine with RAWnola.


I’ve found the best cereal in the world, gluten free, diary free, all the horrible shit free!

It tastes like heaven and is absolutely a trillion percent good for you.

You can buy it here

You can have it with rice milk, soya milk, normal milk, yoghurt or whatever you fancy.


Just thought I’d share my discovery.

Not another diet blog. (It’s not, I promise)


In the last post we talked about spring cleaning your system to allow you body to take care of what really matters, the skin.

Here are some more ways of doing that in a safe and non “faddy” way.

It’s important to start our psoriasis free journey with a clean slate to maximize the chances of becoming scale free.

Then after that we want to help build up our intestinal walls to stop the toxins from seeping through once more.

Following are some easy steps to cleanse and ways to help build the walls.

Cleansing methods – “Spring cleaning”

When you wake up drink a glass of nice cold water with half a lemon squeezed into it, this will help re-adjust your PH from really acidic to a bit more neutral.

Eat as many non citrus raw fruit as possible also avoiding strawberry (bad for psoratic) and don’t overload on banana. –Fruit is natures cleanser and will naturally give the body nutrients and fiber whilst gentle cleaning the system.


DON’T mix your fruits together eg, fruit salad or mix them with any dairy products as this is a recipe for disaster in your little tum tum and will just explode everywhereeee! Well not “explode” but it’s not very good. So eat them separately and feel free to prepare them how you want, just on their own. Boiled, baked dried is good too! Just avoid the ones covered in sugar or chocolate.

Watery Goodness – A very important element of a clean system.

Make your water interesting, add some already watery fruit to it!

Carry a bottle with you ALWAYS, this is a life saver!

Watermelon & Cucumber – Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, but not as much as watermelon. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.


Minty winty woooo – Why mint leaves: Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.


Other useful cleaning foods…

Cruciferous vegetables & leafy greens: This group includes a lot of veggie superheroes, and is why you see so many “green” detox drinks or smoothies. Included are broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, bok choy, and spinach. Broccoli and co. increases the amount of glucosinolate (organic compounds) in our body, which in turn help create enzymes that help our body’s breakdown and digest things. Leafy greens like lettuce and bok choy have the ability to neutralize metals, chemicals, and pesticides that find their way into our systems.

Avocado: Avocados can help your body produce an antioxidant, glutathione, which our liver needs to do its job and filter properly.


Grapefruit: High in antioxidants and vitamin C, grapefruit or grapefruit juice also aids the liver in flushing carcinogens (things linked to causing cancer, like stuff in cigarettes and tobacco, as well as some pre-prepared foods) and possibly pesticides out of the body. – Use like lemon, squeeze some into water but do not over eat as it can be damaging for the skin.

Beetroot: The systems in the body all work together, and for various reasons beets seem to be helpful to more than one major organ. However, they’ve shown themselves to be particularly helpful when it comes to aiding the liver in detoxification.


Although don’t over do it on any of these, especially beetroot as it can be damaging to the skin if over indulged.

Building up our walls

Vegetables are natures “builders” and produce the healthy fibers and essential minerals to protect and rebuild cells in our body.

Drinking Nettle, Camomile and the rare American yellow saffron tea is a major plus if you can get your hands on any! These teas help with digestion and aid the repairing of the gut.

If your in the America’s you can buy it here,

but UK for now I can’t find any..




Your body is working hard enough as it is, gluten is really bad for psoratic people and is probably one of the main causes of toxic build up. I’m on month2 of gluten free and it has defiantly made a change in my life!

Eat as many fresh vegtable dishes as you can, DO NOT DEEP FRY ANYTHING. Shallow frying in olive oil is fine.

Salads are great, FISH IS GREAT, Dairy is OK in very low fat options and never over indulge. Be creative and try new things, new ways to eat vegetables and new ways to look at food.

DON’T eat anything that grows in the shade, Tomato, Peppers, paprika ect. VERY VERY BAD for psoriasis.

I hope I haven’t crossed out all of the things you love so far, but if you really need to get better than try anything, find the will power and stay positive!

Here’s some examples of yummy psoriasis safe foods!

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Prep time
10 mins
Total time
10 mins
Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad.
Author: Tiffany
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach, any spring green mix will do)
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California)
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
dressing (see note)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup oil
  1. Core and chop apples (thin slices or 1 inch chunks). Toss lettuce, apples, walnuts, feta, and cranberries together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Toss with salad immediately before serving. Enjoy!
White Chicken Chilli – Found here –


This delicious and easy white chicken chili recipe can be made with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes!


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken (*or see slow cooker method below, which uses uncooked chicken breasts)
  • 2 (15-oz) cans Great Northern beans, drained
  • 2 cups salsa verde (store-bought or homemade
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips


Stovetop Method: Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin to a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.  Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.

Serve warm with desired toppings.

Slow Cooker Method: Add chicken broth, 2 (uncooked) *boneless skinless chicken breasts, beans, salsa and cumin to a slow cooker, and stir to combine.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.  Shred the chicken.

Serve warm with desired toppings.

Incredible squash Pizza – Use pesto instead of tomato!

Recipe: (makes one 30cm pizza)

3 Cups Mashed Butternut Squash (1 large squash)
1 Cup Almond Flour (if you want a nut free pizza, try using fine corn meal)
3/4 Cup Garbanzo Flour
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
2 Tbsp. plus 1 Tbsp. Ground flax
1 tsp Dried Oregano


Green Pizza Sauce (recipe below)
A handful of pitted Kalamata olives
1 Cup cherry tomatoes (chopped)
A couple of handfuls arugula, herbs, or baby beet greens

* Or pizza sauce and toppings of choice


Begin by preparing the squash for roasting. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Lay cut side down in a roasting pan and fill halfway with water. Cook in a 200 C (400 F) oven for 40minutes to 1 hour (adding more water as needed to top up), or until a fork can easily pierce the flesh of the squash. Let cool, then scoop out the flesh.

In a small bowl combine the 2 Tbsp of ground flax  with 4 Tbsp water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
In a larger bowl combine 3 cups of squash with the soaked flax meal, almond flour, garbanzo flour, salt, pepper, dried oregano, and extra ground flax. Stir to combine.

Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined tray and create a 30 cm (12 inch) circle, making sure that the edges are a little bit thicker. Bake in a 220 C (425 F) for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are crisp and golden and the centre is set (and can peel away from the paper). Top with pizza sauce, tomatoes, and olives, and bake for another 10 minutes. Let sit a few minutes before garnishing with greens.

Green Pizza Sauce


1/4 Cup Cashews
1/2 Cup packed basil
1 Cup packed spinach
1/2 Lemon, juiced
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
8 Tbsp. Olive oil

In a food processor puree the cashews, basil, and spinach until smooth. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, and oil, mix to combine.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 – 6 servings


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced into halves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh poultry herbs, plus more for serving (such as rosemary, thyme, marjoram, oregano or sage. I recommend using a blend of two or three)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rub both sides of each chicken thigh with cut side of garlic halves, set aside and reserve garlic, then sprinkle each of chicken side with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add chicken add cook until bottom is golden brown, draining rendered fat once halfway through cooking, about 8 minutes (I’d recommend using a splatter screen if you have one, oil will splatter quite a bit). Transfer chicken to a plate, drain off majority of oil from pan (leaving just enough to coat pan, about 1 tsp).
  • Thinly slice half of one lemon and place reserved garlic halves in pan and along with lemon slices. Top with chicken, then sprinkle with 1 Tbsp herbs. Bake in preheated oven until center of chicken registers 170 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 18 – 20 minutes.
  • Cut garlic halves into slices and serve with chicken, garnish with additional fresh herbs to taste. Cut remaining lemons into wedges. Serve with lemon wedges for spritzing chicken.


You can still have Sunday Dinner!
You can always find amazing recipes on gluten free or psoriasis safe foods on blogs like Pintrest and Bloglovin. These really help when you need some inspiration for dinner!
I hope your all still with me and I’ll try to make this process as easy as possible for people to follow.
If you have any suggestions or recipe ideas then feel free to add them on the recommendation page!