Sugar And Psoriasis - Is a little still harmful?

I recently bought two gluten free products - one is this organic cereal with quinoa, corn meal, amaranth, buckwheat - but has 4 grams of sugar for every 30 grams of cereal.
The other is pretzels with 1 gram of sugar for every 40 grams of pretzels.

Would it be necessary to cut out ALL the sugar? Neither have wheat/gluten.
I am eating as much fruits as I can, taking omega 3 supplements, carrots, brown rice.

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I'm also going to try to eat as much as can a gluten free and sugar free diet. I hope it helps and I can be diligent and have the support to do this. I'm also going to try to limit my dairy and see what happens. Let me know how you do. This is going to be very difficult for me as I LOVE ice cream and peanutm&ms and have to find time to come up with a variety of meal ideas. Hard when I'm a full time working mom of 1 year old and hubby is great but doesn't understand food nutrition. (its hard for me too)
But he definitely is trying to help us eat healthier!!!

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all forms of sugar R toxic, not only for Psoriasis but for health in general.
I .......try ..........to avoid all the white foods (except cauliflower) and all MAN MADE foods,
esp this that R wrapped and any product that has a list of INGREDIENTS.
Oatmeal is one of the few cereals that is just whole food...no ingredients that harm us

and pretzels, being one the the white foods (the inside-gluten) ) turns to sugar in our body as soon as we eat it
Whole Foods R the way to go to be healthy

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57407294/is-sugar-toxic/

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Fruit is good, but very little of the ones w/ lots of sugar such as banana

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How do you feel about dairy and meat?

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That's cool Tsbmidget :) umm I'm trying to follow the Pagano diet in general. Personally I don't get a reaction from drinking milk, I only itchy when eating butter, so I guess I'm avoiding that.
I've heard that red meat is bad for psoriasis, but fowl and fish, such as salmon, chicken, and turkey, is okay in moderation.

JULIANinFLA, umm.... sugar is good as long as it's not processed, for example cane sugar. Personally, I think relying on one news article as a primary source of information as to how you live your life is not a good idea. For example, raw lettuce has sugar in it, but that does not make it a toxic food. Tons of vegetables have sugar naturally in it. Sugar is not toxic, however processed cane sugar is definitely bad for you.
Oats are not good for psoriasis. Quinoa and buckwheat are better replacements for carbohydrates for a psoriasis diet.

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Oats are bad? Uh oh. I have been trying to do the pagano diet for 3 weeks now. I am blogging my progress here:
http://healingmichele.blogspot.com/
Check it out and egg me on. Keep the tips coming.

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Hi Michelle

juust red your blog. you seem to be doing really ell and the rashes on your leg, from the pics, appear to be lessened. I like the sound of rice and avacado, might try that for lunch tomorrow.

amita

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Yup I went to my local nutritionist/phamacist and he said that wheat, oat, barley... Stuff like that were things I should be avoiding from now on... Then he went and basically described the pagano diet for me.

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Pretty much all carbs are effectively sugars. They break down into sugars to be absorbed into the blood stream. The brain only runs on sugar. You have to have sugar. If you don't have sugar directly as a dietary source your body will make it from it does have since keeping the brain working is important. The reason sugars are broken out on labels are that the are simple carbs, easily digested. You can rapidly absorb large amounts into your blood stream. That causes the body to release massive amounts of insulin. It's rapid absorption until it's gone then suddenly stop. You have this massive of insulin in your system so you blood sugar drop before it can be taken back up, i.e. sugar crash. Those wild swings in blood sugar is what causes insulin resistance or Type II Diabetes.

Now for comparison a 24 oz Mt Dew has 130g of sugar. That's what's bad for you. Over 300 calories easily and rapidly absorbed. 3g-4g is relatively trivial. It wouldn't be versus the weight of a serving, but versus total carbs. What's not sugars is complex carbs. Complex carbs are harder to digest and get absorbed into the blood stream slower. They don't cause big spikes in blood sugar, but rather gradual changes which your body can handle just fine. You can to favor complex carbs over simple ones. Complex carbs are, eventually, absorbed as sugar. You aren't avoiding taking in sugar, you shouldn't do that, but rather avoiding rapidly taking in sugar. You need a health balance of all the macro nutrients. There isn't good ones and bad ones, your body works best with all of them. Rather there's healthy and unhealthy ratios. The body can build proteins from sugar, but it's a whole lot easier from amino acids which is how you absorb proteins. Your body works with sufficient calories, just not well without a healthy balance of macro nutrients and sufficient micro nutrients, i.e. vitamins and minerals.

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Oh thanks LilBudyWizer I wasn't really that informed on carbs and the whole insulin thing.
Still no one's answered my question though - I meant the effect of processed cane sugar/cane juice/etc. On someone with psoriasis, or if it will destroy the pagano diet process - even if it's just a gram or less of it.

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I eat fruit to get my sugar. I get low blood sugar during the day so I need to get sugar in me or I get really dizzy and feel like I am going to pass out. Fruit and fruit juice has really helped me out.

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Is it normal for me to get itchy from just eating fruit, though? ._.

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thepilosophyoflisa.I would lke to know that too.

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ANYONE (w/or w/out Ps) can be allergic (itch) to stawberries, tomato and possibly some othe fruit/veg

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I'll be getting checked for intestinal parasites, which is probably behind my leaky gut, which could be contributing to my psoriasis and the reason I get a reaction from fruits and basically everything I eat.

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Lisa
intestinal paratsites R rare in non 3rd world countries.
A GI specialist can diagnose..probably PRE-ulcer, IBS (from fiber irritating abd) or related condition
Bananas R very soothing to stomach

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