Is Your New Diet Making Your Psoriasis Worse?

No sugar. Low carb. All the fat! Whether these eating edicts work on whittling your waist or not, there's evidence that certain diets can start (or stop) a psoriasis flare.

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Maddi Bazzocco
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    Jenn Sinrich

    Jenn Sinrich


    Jenn Sinrich is a Boston-based freelance writer, editor, and content strategist with a passion for all things health and beauty. She's also a proud new Mama to a one-month old daughter named Mila. In addition to Health Central, she contributes to publications including SELF, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Health, Glam,, Parents and more.