Challenging Case in Clinical Practice: Prolonged Water-Only Fasting Followed by an Exclusively Whole-Plant-Food Diet in the Management of Severe Plaque Psoriasis

Submitted on May 3, 2022 - 8:40am

Santa Rosa, CA, April, 2022 - The TrueNorth Health Foundation has announced today a case study showing that prolonged water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-food diet initiated remission of severe plaque psoriasis symptoms in a 47-year-old male.

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with a chronic relapsing nature that is characterized by increased skin proliferation and systemic manifestations.1 Topical and systemic medications manage inflammation and typically require long-term adherence to avoid relapse. 2 Here we present the case of a man with chronic, severe plaque psoriasis that regressed into remission after a 13-day, medically supervised water-only fast followed by a whole-plant-food diet free of gluten and added salt, oil, and sugar.

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