Subject: Re: Psoriatic Arthritis guitar?
I use diet for my arthritis (and it helps my skin too - I dont have Psoraisis but have skin reactions to modest amounts of cows milk / cream).
I believe that a low glycemic index diet may help you and is more than worth a try. I guess you have seen the Paleo Diet on the web - which has a big following with many Psoraisis and Arthritis sufferers.
I also found this article which links in with diet and streptococcus bacteria for Psoraisis -
My arthritis has a big link with an autoimmune reaction to a particular bacteria called Klebsiella - and I am also aware that PsA has links to Strep Pyogenes. These bacteria are less likely to invoke a reaction if they stay in your GIT (gastro intestinal tract) - which is where diet comes in.
Some foods feed these bacteria and other foods especially gluten cause gut permeability and let these bacteria and their exotoxins sneak through to your blood stream.
Other foods and drinks can help by either being antibiotic or support good bacteria that can compete against the baddies!
I have read that genetics plays a role too - with certain genes being more common for different forms of arthritis - depending on which genes you carry depends on which bacteria (or other proteins) will be recognised as "self".
If you decide to try a diet then - Please let us know how you get on!
Best of luck.