Eating Blueberries has cleared up my psoriasis

4 Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017 7.51pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

After living more that half my life with psoriasis, the condition has 99% disappeared from my body. I am a 50 year old man, and six months ago I was covered all over with psoriasis - now I don't really have the condition. This of course is nothing short of a miracle!

Anyway I started eating about 10 to 20 blueberries a day, blackberries also are good I believe if you can get them. After about a month my psoriasis was gone, I can hardly believe it. I stumbled upon this treatment by accident, and thank heavens I did.

I hope my experience will help fellow sufferers. BTW - ease off on the alcohol, I believe this makes the condition worse.

Good luck I hope others will benefit.

Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017 9.36pm by Conachuir

I love blueberries, will definitely try this, thank you.

Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017 9.49pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

@Conachuir - good luck, let us know, one month from now how you get on.

Posted Sun 3 Jun 2018 7pm by DH

My plasic surgeon recommended blueberries 2 weeks prior to a procedure to minimize bruising and promote healing. I three weeks my psoriasis has completely cleared after 20 years! I was eating one cup a day and still can’t believe that it worked!!!

Posted Mon 4 Jun 2018 4.35pm by Blossom (edited Thu 21 Jun 2018 0.11am by Blossom)
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

I'm going to give this a try.I am suffering with P at the moment.Do you know if frozen ones would be just as good. Thank you for the information.

Posted Tue 5 Jun 2018 0.01am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.


DH, I am really happy to hear that you have also had this miracle. I had hoped that others would also benefit, and you are the first to confirm my theory. I remain clear of psoriasis ever since I started eating them 21 months ago. I have just enjoyed a beach holiday without shame, wonderful.

Blossom, I did try frozen blueberries but didn't like the taste. I only ever eat them fresh so I don't know if frozen is as effective.

I have read that blueberries are a powerful anti-inflammatory, and so it makes sense to solve an inflammatory condition. Let us know how you get on.

2 Posted Wed 6 Jun 2018 5.17pm by Blossom
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

Hi.Many thanks,I'm off to the supermarket near me tomorrow.Im so happy for you that you are clear from Psoriasis.I went to see my Dermatologist last week and wants to start me on the injections.Tablets not working.So I will definitely be giving Blueberries a try,I like them any way.So thank you for sharing this with us.And fingers crossed you remain clear.So from tomorrow I'm buying blueberries.And thank you for the information.

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 9.36pm by Cazzy27

I have PPP on the soles of my feet and on Cyclosporin at the moment. I'm just wondering if the blueberries would help me or not. Desperate to try something as having trouble walking at the moment as it's so sore.

Posted Thu 7 Jun 2018 by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

The soles of my feet was about the only place that I didn't have plaque psoriasis. I was also on Cyclosporin for a while. It worked for me for a time but gradually lost its efficacy, then the psoriasis came back worse than ever. I had bad side effects with Cyclosporin as well. Thank heavens that is all behind me. I've no idea whether blueberries work for all variations of psoriasis, I recommend a try, it's easy and natural, you have nothing to lose. Mixing blueberries with other treatments may not yield optimum results, one thing to consider. Good luck.

Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 7.26am by Cazzy27

Thankyou pdr321. I shall certainly try them. I have to stop the Cyclosporin soon for 2-3 weeks before starting methotrexate so that will give me a break from the meds anyway. It usually flares up over my body when I'm not on anything so that will be a good test. Do you eat the blueberries in one sitting or can they be spread out?

Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 12.40pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Cazzy,

I almost ended up on methotrexate, I just couldn't face it, then luckily I discover blueberries and experience the miracle of normal skin. Even now I have to pinch myself that I am clear, I hope this works for you.

I started eating Tesco's Berry Medley about 4 times a week, at about 3 to 4 weeks I was clear. I now eat blueberries every day, either with morning cereal, or a Berry Medley at lunchtime. For me it's a small price to pay for clear skin. I probably don't need to eat as many as I do, but I like them anyway. I just had a beach holiday abroad where I only ate blueberries about 4 times in 2 weeks, still clear. To clear your skin initial I recommend that you eat some every day. I hope it works for you. Phil

1 Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 2.49pm by Cazzy27

Hi Phil. Wow that sounds amazing. I have started on the blueberries but as I'm still on meds I'm not sure if they will help but at least they will be in my system for when I come off. I so hope it works and I will give it a good try. It would be so great not to have medication every day and to lead a normal life. It would be life changing and think you and others that it helps are so lucky.

Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 3.19pm by Blossom
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

Hi pdr321, I've just bought mine today.Im looking forward to some good results before I see my Dermatologist in 4 weeks.So do you recommend eating Blue berries every day.Thankyou

Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 5.42pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Blossom, yes I eat blueberries every day.

Cazzy, the Cyclosporin and blueberries mix does concern me. Personally I'd ditch the Cyclosporin, you may get a flare up initially when you do. I think you will only really know if the berries work when your body chemistry returns to normal. I understand how you feel, I've been there and will be crossing my fingers for you. Phil

Posted Fri 8 Jun 2018 5.54pm by Cazzy27

Hi Phil. I should be stopping any day now. Just waiting for my appointment date to come through. They said 4-6 weeks and it has been 4 weeks already. I flare up really quickly after stopping the meds and literally can't walk that's why I'm loathed to stop until I have a date so I have something to fall back on if the blueberries don't work.

Good luck Blossom. Hope it works for you. Let us know.

Posted Sat 9 Jun 2018 3.48pm by DH (edited Sat 9 Jun 2018 3.49pm by DH)

It has been 6 weeks and I am still 100% clear for the last 3 after starting the blueberries 6 weeks ago. I eat 1 cup a day, frozen or fresh whatever I can get. My husband has just started so will see how he does.

You can spread it out or eat it all at once, it really doesn’t matter. I am thinking of cutting down now for maintenance maybe 3-4 times a week.

I encourage you all to try and please let us know. There are blueberry councils that do research on how good blueberries are for you, but I can’t find any research on psoriasis. I am thinking about starting an informal study with people’s initials and their individual results so please keep me posted. It might spur real research on this that can help a lot of people.

Posted Sat 9 Jun 2018 4.14pm by Cazzy27

Hi DH. Thanks for that. I know that there are different kinds of Psoriasis so this might only work for some. I have PPP but I will certainly give this a go as it would be amazing if it worked. I will keep you posted.

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 11.14am by Chrissie NW

Hi Phil I am amazed at what you have written about Blueberries, Ive had Psoriasis for over 50 yrs I have not gone down the road of the Cancer drugs, but just done it myself, but I am terrible at the moment very sore and very, very red, been to see my Consultant and he recommended drug after drug, blood tests etc I just said no thank you. After reading your article I am going and buying my Blueberries, its absolutely amazing, with me using Steriod Creams most of my life my skin is like tissue paper, so now my hols are spoilt as I burn very easily, so I have to stay out of strong sun. I would like to thank you for all the info and I will certainly come back to the Forum and let you know how I get on, we will be calling you the Blueberry Man. Chrissie

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 11.49am by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. May I ask what type of psoriasis you have got?

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 1.45pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Cazzy, yes you certainly can, I have Psoriatic Psoriasis, I've had Psoriatic for about 18 months you have the pain of that, together with your skin to take care of, it's the worse and painful one. Thanks for contacting me.


Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 1.52pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Ooh I do feel for you. I have PPP on the soles of my feet and some days it's like walking on glass. I'm on Cyclosporin but have to come off it any day now so I am going to give the blueberries a go. I don't know if they work for PPP but time will tell. If that fails then it's back onto methotrexate injections which I don't want to do! Good luck and keep us posted.

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 2.57pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Cazzy and I feel for you too. I had P on my feet, only once, but it drove me mad, so I do have sympathy for you. I have never been on any drugs for P when I read all the nightmares people have, I refuse them, one Consultant struck me off his list, so I got in touch with the Ombudsman and they re-instated me, but with a different one and he is great and so understanding, in fact Im going to the Hospital on Thursday am trying the Lamp again its been about 10yrs since I last used it, Im trying it as Im so down at the moment, I hate the travelling three days a week for approx 12 weeks, but we will see if any improvement, Im also going to take the blueberries as well, or should I say magic blueberries!!!!I will keep in touch with my progress. There is a new injection coming out at the end of the year, so Im hoping I may try that, this has no cancer agents in it and has specifically been done for psoriasis suffers only, so there should be no harmful after effects the person who has done this is a Prof at the Manchester Hospital, so thats fantastic news. Thanks Cazzy I will keep you in the picture, let me know how you get on. Good Luck.


Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 4.04pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Ooh I haven't heard of the new injection coming out. Are you able to give me anymore info on it or a website I can look at. I don't like the idea of biologics etc so it would be good if they could find something else that works. Hope you get some relief from the lamp but meanwhile enjoy the magic blueberries! Bye for now.


Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 7.19pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole, well with the injection coming out at the end of the year I have put it somewhere safe and can't find it, leave it with me and I will search I've put it in a book not my Chrome Book, so I will have a good look, with it being later in the year for availability I will look for it in my spare time, I will definitely get back to you I am a bit of a scatter brain . Spk soon. Chrissie

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 7.29pm by Cazzy27

Thanks Chrissie. No hurry, whenever you've got time. Carole

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 1.14am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie, what has happened to me is amazing, it all seems too easy after all those years of agony, steroid creams, hospital appointments, nasty pills etc. If only I had known about blueberries when I was 23. Now it just seems like a bad dream I had. I do hope that everyone here will experience the same miracle. Phil

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 6.38am by Benh1988

I’ve been watching this chat for a few days now and after having P for around 15 years nothing as really worked for me , I used to use betnovate on my face which in the end just thinned my skin. now I just moisturise with aveeno which isn’t too bad , however I always wear jumpers and trousers to cover my arms and legs up , only other good thing that works is sun for me if I go abroad to Turkey or Greece , I’ve tried everything sunbeds , vitamins , creams , steroids , tablets , nothing works , I’m going to give the blueberries a try and will keep updates I started on the 11th of June having around 15 a day so will come back with another update in a few week then a few week after that , I have also bought some blueberry smoothies . Fingers crossed it works

1 Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 11.18am by Summer

Iv just had a large flair up, due to getting stressed over been told I had a BCC on my face, which was removed last week,(results back in a week)

This is amazing I hope everyone Who tries it Will get the same results, I always have a small hand full in my porridge, but now I have doubled the amount

Fingers crossed for us all

1 Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 1.29pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Summer, sorry to hear of your BCC and trust all will be good when you get your results.

I'm going for my blueberries tomorrow as my P has been horrific, so I'm going to eat lots. Miracle Phil will have help a lot of us P suffering people with his Blueberries.


Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 1.37pm by Cazzy27

Hi Phil. Just wondering if you have shares in blueberries. If not, you should have, ha ha! On a serious note, it would be great if you have helped a lot of people on this forum, hopefully me included.

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 4.49pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Cazzy, I know what it's like, and many patient stories on here are heartbreaking. This condition can certainly ruin lives. In a way I feel like I'm pushing snake oil. It took a while for me to decide to post my experience, when I did the post got next to no feedback. My consultant noted my miraculous recovery but gave it no credibility. Reading the stories of sufferers on here made me decide to post again. It's good to hear that it has worked for at least one other person. Even now some people look at me in a t-shirt and say where are your spots? I tell them what happened and they look at me speechless, not quite believing. I should probably stop pushing this though, I don't want to give false hope. Lastly I do believe that a reasonable diet is also factor. Smoking, too much sugar and alcohol are all bad for psoriasis. I find that I can still indulge within reason. In actual fact I don't smoke and only drink very moderately. Phil

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 5.35pm by Cazzy27

Well said Phil and this forum is a great way to share ideas and treatments. I think people are only to pleased to be able to try something else that has worked for others even if it is only one or two people. I'm like you, never have smoked and only have a couple of drinks at the weekend but if I go onto methotrexate I won't be able to do that. Looking forward to hearing from the others on this forum seeing if the blueberries worked for them.


Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 7.23pm by Chrissie NW

Many many Thks to Phil, I couldn't get my blueberries the other day I have a round trip to the supermarket of 46miles so I thought I have the Hosp tomorrow so I will get them tomorr I have faith in the blueberries, if it's not worked for me, these things happen, all trial and error, like everything in life when you have problems. I will come on the Forum and let everyone know how I get on, I love all this chat when we all suffer with P one way or another. Chrissie

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 7.35pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Wow 46 miles! I moan when I have to go to the supermarket and mine's only a 2 mile round trip!! I shall never moan again. As you say these things are trial and error and don't work for everyone but you have to try them. Good luck with the hospital tomorrow and hope the supermarket have got lots of blueberries for you.


Posted Wed 13 Jun 2018 8pm by Chrissie NW

Thanks Carole, yes long mileage for me to the Supermarket, I live in the middle of nowhere in between two mountains ( but it's beautiful ).

I will let you know how I get on.


Posted Fri 15 Jun 2018 8.34pm by Benh1988

Hi PDR how long was it before you started to notice the p clearing up thanks Ben

Posted Sat 16 Jun 2018 0.19am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Ben,

I recall that after a couple of weeks I noticed first that no new spots were forming. Next the scales just started falling off, dead skin everywhere like snow! At about 3 weeks to a month I was clear. I healed really rapidly, it was quite the miracle. Just before I had been covered nearly all over, it was really bad.


Posted Sat 16 Jun 2018 9.17pm by Stuart7
Hello all Nice to see a group of people helping one another

Hi all new on here and like you guys looking to rid myself of my P

Thanks to Cazzy for pointing me in direction of this forum

Along with blueberry is there any other recommended superfood that helps us sufferers

Any feedback appreciated

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 4.47am by MAD

Hello All,

I just recently been diagnosed with psoriasis and i find it very daunting. I have never suffered from any skin condition until a year ago. I have been on the steroid creama nd coal tar lotion but nothing seems to help. Its getting worse. First it was only on my knees and elbows and now its all over my body. The itching is also getting worse. I have been waiting to see the dermatologist for 6 months. It’s very frustrating. I will definitely try the blueberries. I haven’t slept all night due to the itching and i feel very down as a colleague just pointed how awful my skin and if its contagious! I just want to hide.

1 Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 5.09am by Stuart7
Hello all Nice to see a group of people helping one another

Hi MAD Firstly sorry to hear of your skin troubles. Like you i only contracted P a year past march and mine started with a few spots with got bigger and eventually spread. My worse effected areas are my lower back shins and forearms.

I started cyclosporin on saturday but only taking 100mg per day instead of the 200mg i was meant to take. Of course i also started on the blueberries on saturday and im hoping for a result by way of combining them with the cyclosporin

Will keep you posted as to how it goes and good luck with the super blueberries

1 Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 8.54am by OhNo_NotAgain?

I find it quite strange that there are so many posts on these forums from people who say things like - "I have been prescribed xxxx but I don't want to use it" or "my dermatologist gave me xxx but I only use it yyyyyyy". Here is another example - and please do not take this as personal criticism Stuart - but why if you are "meant to take 200mg" would you only take 100mg?

My doctor prescribed my certain things for psoriaisis and when I saw no impreovement at all - particularly in the itching, I went back to him, discussed options and non-prescription options and was given something else which has helped.

When some post that "xxxx did not help me at all" I do occasionally wonder for how long and in what way did they use it - was it as advised?

1 Posted Mon 18 Jun 2018 12.47pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Stuart,

I don't like the idea of the blueberries cyclosporin mix. Try the blueberries, if they don't work then you have no option right? My view is avoid strong meds unless there is no other option.


Posted Sun 1 Jul 2018 11.03am by DianeC

I've had a few small patches of psoriasis all of my life. (Elbow & knee). I've noticed in the past that it can suddenly clear up. Mine just cleared up again and I wondered what did I do that was different if anything.

I went blueberry picking last week and have been eating a lot of them everyday. Yesterday I noticed my psoriasis has cleared up! Could it be the blueberries? A coincidence? I searched online and found this thread..

Posted Sun 1 Jul 2018 1.12pm by Blossom
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

Hi DianneC .I to have been eating blueberries since I heard about it on here.And my psoriasis has been behaving itself.Im putting it down to the sun aswell.Mine is clearing up slowly,but as I've had it since I had a throat infection 4 years ago.I go to see my Dermatologist in 2 weeks and I'm hoping to have cleared up more by then.We,re all hoping for a miracle cure,so if something like blueberries help. Where's the harm in trying,Good Luck with the clear skin.

Posted Sun 8 Jul 2018 1.43pm by Cazzy27

Hi Lguk. I look foward to seeing how you get on. I'm like most other people and eating 20 blueberries a day. I have noticed a difference but am still on Cyclosporin 100mg a day so not sure if it's the blueberries or not. I like to think it is. I'm wondering if the juice might be a bit strong but if it helps then I would certainly give it a go. Anything other than meds!


2 Posted Sun 8 Jul 2018 2.56pm by pdr321 (edited Sun 8 Jul 2018 7.30pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

A few on here are taking cyclosporin and eating blueberries at the same time. To me this does not make sense, how will you know if the blueberries work unless you try them without medication?

My own experience of cyclosporin was that it worked at first, but there were some nasty side effects. Gradually it lost its efficacy and so was never going to be a long-term solution. Also each time I came off cyclosporin I had the most horrendous flare ups, so bad in fact that I wondered why I bothered in the first place. Of course this is just my personal experience. There is no cure for psoriasis, just treatment and management of the condition. That said eating blueberries is still working for me nearly two years along. If you take cyclosporin you are surpressing your immune system. At the same time the blueberries are a powerful anti-inflammatory. I'm not an expert but I must confess that this particular mix worries me. I never tried this. One thing is for sure, you will never know if blueberries are working for you unless you come off the meds.

Posted Sun 8 Jul 2018 7.05pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

Someone has said that eating blueberries has helped their psoriasis.

So now some people want to buy concentrate - that will have been extracted by industrial processes, and subject to other industrial proicess to be allowed to be sold.

What is clear - they will not be consuming everything that is in a fresh whole blueberry.

Additionally - if a 30ml serving contains 185 blueberries. I wonder if it also contains the sugar content of 185 blueberries?

Posted Sun 8 Jul 2018 9.03pm by DH

I wonder that too - it is called a blueberry concentrate drink, NOT even blueberry juice, that means they are adding other stuff, possible sugar.

Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 0.40am by IH1987


I am new in this forum. Since I read the blueberries post (3 days ago)I have started eating them everyday. I stopped having methotrexate nov2017 and now I am on homeopathy treatment which apparently takes months to work.

Phil can I ask that initially when you started eating blueberries your psoriasis got flakier than usual?

Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 6.58am by janice11573
I've had psoriasis for 10 years and it continues to get worse. Tired of medications, ready to try eating healthier and natural oils.


I just came across this forum while I was researching different remedies for psoriasis. I spend a lot of time researching...because I have been on so many different medications and ointments, all of which might help for a short time, but then they no longer work. I don't want to take any more medications. I know my dermatologist means well, but if one doesn't work they want to try another one. That gets old. Also, they are very expensive and insurance doesn't always want to pay for them. After reading and researching, it seems that diet and moisturizing and taking care of your skin may truly be the best defense. I started coconut oil today, and I am also ready to try blueberries. I keep seeing so many posts about those that I feel like they just may work.

Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 3.51pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi IH1987,

Yes my psoriasis got much flakier than it had been before. I started shedding lots of dead skin, when that was gone I got my normal skin back - wonderful.


Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 4.07pm by Stuart7
Hello all Nice to see a group of people helping one another

I was taking cyclosporin along with blueberries but after reading a post i thought yeah whats the point in taking both as you wont know which one is working when my skin starts to clear

I ditched the cyclo about 2 weeks ago in favour of the super blueberries and my skin also flaked a lot worse before returning to almost normal

Only signs left are a few red blotches

20 blueberries per day is working a treat

Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 4.19pm by Cazzy27

Hi all. I so want to ditch the Cyclosporin and try the blueberries but without knowing if anyone else out there has PPP on the soles of their feet and the blueberries has helped I am nervous to stop the meds. I know that within 2 weeks I won't be able to walk and it will have started to spread. Really not sure what to do.

Posted Thu 12 Jul 2018 11.41pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Stuart,

I'm glad to hear about your improvement. This is great news.


Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 12.25pm by Stuart7
Hello all Nice to see a group of people helping one another

Thank you phil It just goes to show that sometimes the most simple natural things can help the body more than any meds

Good luck to anyone else that may have success with these super berries.

I have also been eating strawberries and blackberries and the red blotches are really begining to fade

Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 3.07pm by Margaret W

Hi, I am going to try the blueberries- i’ll Try anything! I have scalp phoriasis which is driving me mad and have lost 50% of my hair.

Just picked up Enstilar and wondered how others had found this.


Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 3.44pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Margaret. Ive had Psoriasis for just over 50 years, the last three years ive got Psoriatic Psoriasis, which all that time has been a living nightmare. Anyway, re your scalp ( I have it on my scalp and I use T.Gel Shampoo ( no nasty drugs) I live in North Wales and therefore do not pay for prescriptions, but if you have to pay its cheaper to go to Superdrug or Boots and its a fantastic shampoo for P. Re the Enstillar, I was prescribed this by my Consultant about four months ago my hands and arms were very bad when I put in on in the evening and went to bed in the morning I thought my hand especially had really calmed down and was thrilled considering I had only use it once but its a very and I mean very strong, after a week I was so sore and decided not to use it again, but we are all different,

Re the blueberries I have not got in touch with the MIRACLE BLUEBERRY MAN PHIL, I was going to leave it another week, but I ditched the UV Light Therapy at the Hospital and decided to do the Blueberry Phil , so Ive ate 20 blueberries a day, plus blackberries and I have done it now for three weeks and my Psoriasis ( what Psoriasis) it was so horrendous, my Doctor wanted me to go into Hospital, but I refused, Did the M,B.M.P. miracle blueberryman Phils remedy and Im clear just the odd mark on my legs, but Ive actually worn shorts for the first time in 40 odd years Im thrilled to bits and I will continue to eat them, bit expensive, but worth every penny.

Hope you get on alright Margaret. Good Luck

Chrissie North Wales

Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 3.54pm by Chrissie NW


Hi Phil, well as you can see from the above message I sent to Margaret, IM CLEAR, yes clear Sir Phil thank you so much for letting us know, as Ive previous said Ive had P for just over 50yrs out of those years Ive been clear in total about 15 months . I still have a few marks on my legs and top of my feet, but they will go given time as the P has been there a very long time, I honestly cannot believe this has happened it is a true MIRACLE. I will remember you for ever.

Chrissie North Wales

Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 4.01pm by Chrissie NW

Cazzie 27

Well what do you think about the above, its a miracle, go out and buy your blueberries and blackberries, go your two miles to the shop I did the 46 miles to get mine and thats every week, thinking of having Tesco delivery!!!!!!!

You must buy them I know we are all different, but its worth it.

Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 5.37pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Wow I am so glad that this has worked for you. I wish the medical profession would take notice of this. I have been on the blueberries for about 3 weeks and I have been on Cyclosporin as well but feel that my feet have improved slightly. So as from today I have stopped the meds and I'm just going to try the blueberries. I reckoned I won't know until I give it a good go. I might regret it if I can't walk in a couple of weeks but I'm determined to try. So I will keep you updated. Bye the way, I would definitely get Tesco home delivery if I lived where you do!

Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 9.32pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful news, I'm so pleased for you, and for Stuart too of course. Just today I was talking about my experience with a colleague and saying that sometimes miracles do happen. It's also good to have confirmation for other sufferers.

You guys have made me really happy with your success :-)


Posted Fri 13 Jul 2018 9.37pm by Cazzy27

Ah well done Phil. You have changed a few lives and I hope mine will change within the next month thanks to the blueberries. Watch this space!

1 Posted Mon 16 Jul 2018 2.41pm by IH1987

Hi cazzy 27

How long have you been having blueberries for? Today is my day 8 and I I am shedding a lot of skin and a couple of blobs did bleed also due to excessive scratching. I hope this is normal?

Keep on posting here people who have been on their week 2 and 3 of blue berries.

Also do they skin starts to get clear from top to bottom or there's no particular order?


Posted Mon 16 Jul 2018 3.54pm by Cazzy27

Hi IH1987. I have been in them nearly 4 weeks now but have only just come off of Cyclosporin. I haven't noticed any change yet but it normally takes up to 2 weeks from when I stop any meds. So time will tell.

1 Posted Mon 16 Jul 2018 9.15pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi IH1987/Cazzy,

If you are on Cyclosporin then I would imagine you don't have much psoriasis unless the efficacy is wearing off as it did for me. Every time I came off cyclosporin I suffered the most awful flare ups. You have a different type of psoriasis to me, I hope the berries will work for you. I think you will have to get your body chemistry back to normal first to find out. I would also advise against eating lots of sugary sweets, smoking and drinking too much alcohol. In my case it feels like the blueberries just absorb a lot of imflammatory foods, but there is a limit I think. At Christmas when I had a bad diet, and drank too much, in fact I did get a few spots back. They disappeared in a few weeks when my diet went back to normal. Everything in moderation I guess.

In my case my skin healed from underneath, with the plaques just falling off. Also my skin got quite itchy just before it finally healed. The thing that I really noticed first was that no new spots were forming. Previously they were coming up all the time, I had it really bad.

Hope this information helps.


Posted Mon 16 Jul 2018 10.03pm by Cazzy27

Hi Phil. The Cyclosporin was keeping my PPP just to the soles of my feet but when I come off of it then within about a week it creeps up my legs and arms. I am still waiting for my appointment to come through so I have taken myself off of the meds (as I have to come off it anyway) as I want to give the blueberries a good chance to help me. I am trying them for as long as I can. Usually within 2 weeks of coming off the meds I can't walk so it will be interesting to see if they help me at all. My feet don't really get itchy, they split, bleed and get very sore. I will keep you posted.


Posted Tue 17 Jul 2018 0.03am by IH1987

Hi Phil

Thanks for the info. I have been off the meds since oct/nov 2017 and on and off I was using daivobet but last 3 months I haven't used any ointment/ creams/medicine at all. And because I have stopped everything and started homeopathy root so it's just flaring up. Apparently it takes 6-9 months for homeopathy to start working.

I want to give blue berries a good go.

Will keep you all posted.

Has anyone here tried homeopathy btw?

Posted Thu 19 Jul 2018 7.58pm by Cazzy27

Hi Phil/Chrissie. So I have been off the Cyclosporin for a week now and my feet are so tender and sore that walking isn't great. I will keep up with the blueberries though but just need to know how long I should give them. I so want and need them to work!


Posted Thu 19 Jul 2018 8.14pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole, I took 20 blueberries and it took exactly three weeks and all I have are the marks from the P. but they have really faded this is only on my legs as I dont have my legs out much Im always in trousers, I cannot believe it, But Carole persevere, all I use is Doublebase Gel moisturiser as my skin goes very, very dry, Ive been out for Lunch today with my friend, who lives in Spain a lot, because I burn in the sun ( skin very thin, with the steroids ) so I dont get over to see her as much, well she saw me today and she couldnt believe it and she thought I had been sunning myself somewhere, she didnt believe the Blueberry Magic Remedy and then when she came into my bungalow later and looked in my fridge she did when she saw all the blueberries ( wish they had a longer date on the packets ) she gave me a big hug Ive known her for over 35 years and she said well, Ive never seen your skin like this its like spun silk, wonderful. Good Luck but keep to it, Spk again soon.


Posted Thu 19 Jul 2018 8.23pm by Cazzy27

Ah thanks Chrissie. That gives me some hope and a timescale. I am using a cream called Calmurid which is just a moisturiser as my feet also get dry. I will look at the doublebase gel to see how it differs. I know what you mean about the dates on the blueberries but it's not as bad for me as the supermarket is just down the road. You must have been so chuffed with that comment about your skin. Makes it all worthwhile.

I will keep you posted.


Posted Fri 20 Jul 2018 8.20am by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole I hope you get your feet sorted I've had it under my feet but not as bad as you, in the 50yrs I've had P. Double base is the best I've used it comes in a 500g Pump Dispenser and 100grm to put in your bag, I've been using it over 10yrs it's the best I've used your skin is like silk you can get it on prescription, I'm lucky as in Wales we get free prescriptions for everyone, try it I love it , Chrissie

Posted Fri 20 Jul 2018 8.28am by Chrissie NW

Carole, sorry, I forgot to say my skin is fantastic, I can't believe it and the comments I get is incredible, all I get them saying is Blueberries have cleared all that and I say yes I've chatted with Phil the Blueberry Miracle Man on the P. Site and told them what he said, gave it a go and this is the result, they say can't believe that , he should be knighted!!!!! but what as happened to me, this time I do agree with them, only for Phil I would still be a mess, I was covered from toes to head and I didn't go very scaly I was red raw as if someone had thrown boiling water over me but I never have it on my face thank goodness,. Good Luck Carole. Chrissie

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 12.45pm by IH1987

Can I ask if it has to be exact 20 blueberries? I have had more than 20 also for few days and I am on week 2 (day 13)of having the berries. I am also covered to head to legs but not on my feet. Do I have to restart with 20 a day or continue having blueberries without counting?

Phil and Chrissie please guide me here.

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 12.51pm by Stuart7
Hello all Nice to see a group of people helping one another


It dont matter the exact amount you take Ive been eating a small punnet a day for over 5 weeks and my P is almost gone

Only a few red blotches left which are fading fast

Also try eating porridge every morning which is really good for your skin

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 1.12pm by Tinks999

Hey, so I’ve never completely been psoriasis free I’ve always had a few big spots on my legs, recently the flare up has been extreme prob the worst since I first got it 30 years ago,, I’m going back to Drs on Tuesday to get yet more cream however I’ve been using Waleda Skin food and vitamin d tablets and it seems ‘less thick’ went and bought my blueberries today so I’m hopeful that will help also as it still looks very ‘angry’ will post back in 2 weeks imagine if something so simple actually works after all these years and expense at the Chinese dr etc drinking disgusting tea.

Cheryl x

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 1.41pm by IH1987

Thanks Stuart I thought I'd have to restart. I have been having smoked salmon on brown toast with flex seeds every morning and drinking a teaspoon full of chia seeds. Hope this all helps too

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 2.11pm by DH

I posted June 3rd 2018 after searching for someone else that had their psoriasis resolved after eating blueberries. There had not been any posts since March 2017 and I am glad there is a resurgence of interest and people are trying it. You need to give it 3-4 weeks faithfully and see if there is a difference.

This was just something I stumlbled on in a prep for plastic surgery and at the same time having gone blueberry picking here locally. I am stil completely cleared. I was eating one cup a day, completely cleared in 3 weeks, but now I am eating them much less and the psoriasis has not returned. I am afraid to stop completely!

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 5.35pm by IH1987

That's great to hear DH. I have only been having it for 2 weeks and the only difference I have noticed is not the formation of new small spots. I hope and pray that this works for everyone here who is trying to get rid of p.

DH do you mind if I ask how long have you had p for and was it all over or just on some places?

Posted Sun 22 Jul 2018 11pm by DH

I have had psoriasis for about 20 years, When I started the blueberries I had it on my scalp and ears ( for years) and also on my right arm. Though many people have it worse than me, it has been ongoing and if it went away in one spot it popped up in another.

Posted Mon 23 Jul 2018 0.14am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi IH,

No new spots, that sounds very promising, keep eating the blueberries. I don't know what the magic number is. I originally cleared by eating about 60 I think, four days a week. Now I eat usually probably 15 to 20 a day, and am afraid to stop like DH.


Posted Mon 23 Jul 2018 0.29am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie,

Thank you for the feedback and kind words. I am so happy for you, us and others. Hopefully this simple treatment will work for even more people. If only we had known years ago. Still better late than never :-) so nice to wear shorts and a t-shirt right now. Something that was once an impossible dream for me.


Posted Wed 25 Jul 2018 1.09pm by Itchy1982

Hi All,

Rob from Vic, Australia here. Long time sufferer and really need this disease gone. This chat has really motivated me again to eat clean. I’m 3 days into the blueberry campaign. Stopped diavobet steroid cream 3 days ago. So itchy and red at the moment. Even promised to go alcohol free for the next month to see what happens.

Keep the updates going as I want to hear if this is working for more people.



Posted Wed 25 Jul 2018 1.34pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Rob from Australia, well I'm one of the Blueberry Girls, I've had Psoriasis for over 50yrs, if you look at all the above messages I'm Chrissie from North Wales and you will see that Blueberries taken a cupful or 20 a day been taking them about three or four weeks and I'm clear I didn't have scales more red all over from head to feet I just cannot believe what Blueberries have done it's completely changed my life, we are having a heatwave at the moment and I have work shorts for the first times in about 35 years I cannot that The Blueberry Man ( our Phil)PDR321 for telling us all on the Forum what had happened to him so therefore I call him the Magic Miracle Blueberry Man because I know this has never happened to me when taking all the drugs the Consultants push on you, so try them Rob, may not work for everyone but it's worth a go, so good luck and don't forget to let us know on the Forum.

Regards. Chrissie N.W.

Posted Wed 25 Jul 2018 1.41pm by Itchy1982

Thanks Chrissy.

I’ve been reading everything I can find. I love Dr. Axes you tube on psoriasis diet as well as others. I really hope this works!

Go the blueberries!!

Ps. Would have to be the most delicious medicine I’ve had to take

1 Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 7.24pm by Josh73

Hi everyone!, I’m josh I’m currently taking otezla for my P, been off and on the otezla because I’m lazy and missed an apt, hopefully it kicks in, it’s been a month , it’s pretty flared up right now, did some research and found this forum started the blueberry thing today, I’m really itchy still

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 8.59pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Josh, well the drugs are new to me as I've never in 50yrs taken anything orally and I don't intending to start. P. needs to work from the inside out and if you go down the blueberry route you don't taken any drugs prescribe for P. look at your diet and booze does not help the problem. Blueberries has worked for me and Im clear took the 20 Blueberries per day for approx 3-4 weeks and it was a miracle as I was covered from head to feet and for over 50yrs I've had it I will eat Blueberries now everyday. Hope this helps and Josh do them everyday, get your 20 wash them and eat and good luck come back to the Forum and let us know how you have got on, you can still use your Emmolient Cream for the dryness .

Posted Thu 26 Jul 2018 10.26pm by Josh73

I don’t have any emmolient cream but I have halobetasol for my skin and a clobetasol for my scalp and hydrocortisone for my face, I was gonna continue with the otezla and the blueberrys together

Posted Fri 27 Jul 2018 10.07am by Chrissie NW

Hi Josh, I'm hoping that Phil(PDR321) he is, who I call the Miracle Blueberry Man, Phil is the one who put the Blueberry Route on the Forum and if you look at all the previous messages, Phil always says to do the Blueberries when the person is not on medication as you will not know if it's the drugs or the blueberrries that eventually clear you and with blueberries being expensive I think it's wise to wait till your meds are finished, I hope Phil agrees with me. Emmolient is excellent for the dryness of your skin I have had several different ones, you can get it on prescription it's called Doublebase Gel in a 500grms pump dispenser. Hope this helps oh and my Consultant said your medication Cream/Ointment if put on over the emollient it works better. Best of Luck.

1 Posted Fri 27 Jul 2018 1.41pm by Josh73

I get a lot of those clear bumps on my hands that itch really bad, last night was really bad

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 1.29pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

What i see in this discussion is that 20

blueberries for a month is the equation to see if it is working or likely to work.

i have widespread psoriasis which can be erythrodermic at times. i have been in hospital 3 times. Had light treatment 5 times.

Anyway lets go for it.... 1st Aug 2018

Will repost 1st Sept. God willing

Posted Wed 1 Aug 2018 4.36pm by Nick
A sufferer since age 55 looking for a natural remedy

This thread is very interesting and thanks for the valuable information.

I have posted previously regarding the use of Turmeric under the following link.

As a further update regarding success, my elbows are virtually clear and my legs are almost as good as new. I just have two capsules every day and a spoonful of Turmeric powder in some soup. I'm still taking one Vit D tablet each day, even though we've had plenty of sunshine.

As said, the best part is that I've not used my Dovobet ointment since the end of January and the awful pain in my elbow joints has disappeared completely.

I bought my first punnet of Blueberries yesterday and, following the advice above, will consume 20 each day. Hopefully this will supplement the Turmeric nicely and the bonus for me is that they taste really good.

Hearing good news storing contained in threads like this adds endorsement to the message that wonderful natural cures are out there. I believe that us fellow suffers need to explore these and ditch those horrible steroids, which seem to serve only as a short term cure with disastrous skin thinning side effects.

I'll post again in a few weeks with an update and hopefully I won't have turned a light shade of blue!!

Posted Thu 2 Aug 2018 9.47am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Very interesting Nick.

I have had psoriasis since I was 5 , am now 50.

You have had it from 55.

We are both starting on the same date. Lets see how

we get on an compare notes.

I had 20 blueberries in porridge this morning. Trust this combination is ok.


Posted Fri 3 Aug 2018 8.02am by Cazzy27

Hi Phil/Chrissie. Well it has now been 3 weeks since I stopped the Cyclosporin and started the blueberries. On a plus note the psoriasis hasn't spread like it would have done normally (without meds) but my feet haven't got a lot better. So not sure whether to go back onto the Cyclosporin or give the blueberries a bit longer. I wish you could see a photo of my feet. They are not a pretty sight at the moment.


Posted Fri 3 Aug 2018 8.06am by Cazzy27

I forgot to say that as mine is PPP the blueberries might not work for this but I can see how they would work for other types as i said before they seemed to have stopped it from spreading.


Posted Fri 3 Aug 2018 12.52pm by Liverpool Lass

HI everyone, am new to this site and have found it really informative reading all your posts. compared to a lot of you Ive been really lucky. Although psoriasis is in my family Ive only had one flare up in my early thirties. Im now 59 and having another really bad flare up with it. Reluctant to try steroid creams etc, so was really interested to read about the success people have been having by eating blueberries. Off to buy some this afternoon and will let everyone know how I get on . Also the posts on Turmeric were interesting. Used to take that for joint pain which it was really effective for. Am going to restart taking that as well. Its great that there are sites like this. Was feeling really down about it , till I found this site. Thank you all for sharing your experiences..

Posted Sat 4 Aug 2018 7.44am by Nick
A sufferer since age 55 looking for a natural remedy

Re the post from Cazzy, I would mention that natural remedies are not an overnight cure and that it can take some time to get into your system and become effective. I have read other posts on various forums endorsing this.

I started taking Turmeric in early February and only saw positive signs at least one month later. Also, it's good for many other conditions, so even if it doesn't zap your particular type of Psoriasis, it will aid joint pain etc.

I guess the same could apply to blueberries, so my suggestion would be to persevere and see what happens.

Posted Sat 4 Aug 2018 10.55am by Chrissie NW

Hi I would just like to say re Tumeric anybody taking Blood Pressure Medication especially Losarten should not take Tumeric as someone could take it for Psoriatic Psoriasis ( like me) and apparently you can be poorly.

chrissie N.W.

Posted Sat 4 Aug 2018 1.37pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

Chrissy raises a very good point. If you are on any medication, you should not simply start taking a supplement without first checking if there are any potential conflicts or contra-indications.

Posted Sat 4 Aug 2018 1.55pm by Nick
A sufferer since age 55 looking for a natural remedy

Agree totally with comments above. I am not on any other medication, so did not have to consider adverse impacts. In my Turmeric posts, I did suggest people do their own research into potential benefits.

Posted Wed 8 Aug 2018 12.25pm by IH1987


It's been over 4 weeks for me having blueberries everyday and unfortunately it didn't work for me. Good luck to others who are trying.

I am still going to give it couple of more weeks.

Good luck

Posted Wed 8 Aug 2018 3.54pm by Cazzy27

Hi all. It doesn't seemed to have cleared my PPP either. It did seem to have stopped it spreading to a certain amount but it has been so painful to walk I have had to go back on the Cyclosporin. I tried the blueberries also for 4 weeks but I couldn't see enough improvement to warrant taking them any longer. Such a shame but so glad it is working for some people.

Posted Wed 8 Aug 2018 8.55pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

So sorry that it has not worked for you Cassy and IH. Perhaps then it only works for plaque psoriasis, and then there are possibly other factors as well that I have not understood. For me there seems to be a level of sugar, sleep and alcohol that works against the blueberries, but that's all I can tell you.

Good luck with your efforts to beat this condition.


Posted Wed 8 Aug 2018 10.09pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole, so sorry the Blueberries havnt worked for you I wanted it to be a success for you, I'm still clear, but when Phil it may only deal with plaque P well I didn't have plaque P mine was just red raw all over, people use think I had been in a fire, well I hope the Cyclosporine sorts you out.


Posted Wed 8 Aug 2018 10.21pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie/Phil. Thankyou both especially to Phil for sharing this with everyone. I'm sure it will go on to help many more people and hopefully one day they will find a cure for this horrible thing. Hope it stays away for you both and enjoy the blueberries.


Posted Thu 9 Aug 2018 9.20am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Thanks Chrissie,

i am glad u replied.

I have erythrodermic psoriasis which is red and fiery with about 70%coverage.

i started blueburries 20 a day on 1st of

August and encouraged to persevere by your post.

thanks, Warren

Posted Thu 9 Aug 2018 9.42am by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, I've had Psoriasis for over 50yrs clear for 18months about 20yrs ago when I had the opportunity to go to the Dead Sea swimming and diving, then after the 18months it started again and I've been covered ever since, I've been on the Forum for a long time but was thrilled when I read about what Phil the Blueberry Man had to say about Blueberries I jumped to it and thought well Im going to try this remedy if it doesn't work, well at least I've tried it, It can't work for everyone one as our symptoms are different in many ways, but it worked for me I started them in June and still have them everyday, it's the nicest medication I've ever taken, I've never been as clear it's a MIRACLE and can't thank Phil enough, I go and see my Consultant next month, he won't believe what has happened. But good look with yours and try Double Base Gel Emmolient your can get it on script from Doctors 500 grms and use it all over and your skin won't get dry and I shower with it ( mind u don't slip) it's amazing for your skin, no nasty stuff in it. Let me know how you get on , good luck but persevere oh I have blackberries as well .

Posted Thu 9 Aug 2018 11.07am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Chrissie hi,

thank you for your reply.

Could i just ask one question having

read Phil's most recent text.

Did u alter your diet in any other way?

ie in relation to sugar. The reason I ask

this is that when i was in hospital a common trend was for psoriatic patients

to take lots of chocolate like myself. It was soo prevalent it was like an ward of


Or was the only dietary change the

' MIRACLE ' blueberries?


Posted Thu 9 Aug 2018 4.16pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren , well I don't eat chocolate, sweets don't have puddings. I have not changed anything in my diet. I don't eat anything or drink anything that's red, I eat all white meat, brown bread, goats milk, gallons of water all bottled not from the taps I love my fruit and veg, salads, I don't eat any processed foods I have been doing this for years, it's not recent. Medication is only Multi Vit for over 50's, 1 tab of vitamin D, just prescribe that. 1 Fish Oil tab and of course my Blueberries. I've used my Doublebase Gel but nothing else. Hope this is helpful to you. I do have Psoriatic Psoriasis as well as the Erythrodermic P , I should say I did I havnt got it now. Chrissie

Posted Thu 9 Aug 2018 5.35pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Most helpful.

i will give this a thorough try.


Posted Fri 10 Aug 2018 0.11am by pdr321 (edited Fri 10 Aug 2018 0.19am by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Warren, I didn't change my diet when I discovered blueberries. That said I have never really eaten many sweets chocolate or had sugary drinks. Also I don't drink much alcohol, and I don't eat much spicy food either.

I do in fact seem to get the odd spot when I over indulge for a while, like over Christmas. But my skin clears pretty fast once things go back to normal. I believe that one should not eat too many foods that give an inflammatory response, I believe this encourages psoriasis. Blueberries are anti-inflammatory, so to me it makes sense that they should help sufferers. But certainly I do believe that a poor diet and lifestyle aggravates psoriasis. I find that I can eat a bit of everything now, just not too much of any one thing.


Posted Fri 10 Aug 2018 0.17am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

P.S. What actually cleared my psoriasis was eating Tesco's £2 Berry Medley pot for lunch, originally 4 times a week. I still buy it every week day if I can. Yes it contains blueberries.

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2018 8.08am by Linda D

Hello everyone...I was diagnosed with PPP in February, and still trying all the creams/potions. Am loathe to have the medications because of the side effects. The soles of my feet are now so bad , I have to put dressings on everyday 2 go out. I soak my feet in like warm water twice a day, then apply moisturiser creams, am trying Natrabalm at the moment. I found these white moisturizing socks from Wilko, £1, very comfortable, so wear them in the house most of the time. & sleep in them Have eaten blueberries everyday, which I did b4 this awful disease. So glad I found this forum. Am determined to try everything b4 medication.....keep feet elevated in the evenings, sadly haven't been able to dance or my long walks for several months now :((

2 Posted Mon 13 Aug 2018 8.23am by Stuart

Great to hear that blueberries have worked for a number of people. Started with them yesterday after a friend, and fellow sufferer, mentioned it. Will post again in a months’ time to update on how it has gone. Have had plaque P for over 10 years.

Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 7.57pm by Joy

Hi I’ve had psoriasis for 43 years and during that time I’ve think I’ve tried everything on the market - conventional medicine, Chinese medicine, 100s of creams, lotions and oils, I’ve tried adding foods to my diet, taking foods out of my diet. Nothing has worked for me.

On 23rd July I read the miracle blueberry man’s note OMG 5 weeks later and I’ve hardly got a spot on me.

I’m praying this is going to be long term but if not I’m just going to enjoy it now. I’m off to Ibiza this week I I’ve bought a short dress to go (unthinkable a few weeks ago. I know at 63 I’m a bit old for a short dress, guess what I don’t care).

Thank you Phil for sharing your discovery with the forum.

Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 8.58pm by Stuart

Hi Joy - that’s absolutely fantastic news, so pleased for you. Enjoy your holiday!

Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 10.06pm by ldonnelly95

Hi, I'm new on here and im so amazed at what I have just read on this forum!!!

I broke out in plaque psorasis when I was 14 (now 22) I was covered head to toe. I tried light treatment at hospital which did clear it up but after 2 weeks of stopping it soon came back. Being young at the time with this condition really took a toll on me it really knocked my confidence! My body is not so bad atm however my scalp never clears and it comes down my hairline and spots all over my face.... i really struggle to maintain it I will put cream on for a few nights and it will ease and I will only b at ease for a few days before it's back, so annoying!!!

I have did so much research and just a few nights ago spent a fortune on turmeric capsules, turmeric shampoo and conditioner natural exfoliatior and cleanser etc.

I have never heard of blue berries relieving psorasis and i am absolutly thrilled that this has helped so many of you!! :) so I will definitely be taking a trip to the shop in the morning to buy them!! Thank you and I will keep you updated!

Posted Tue 28 Aug 2018 11.56pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Joy,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful news, I am so happy for you, and a well timed recovery for your holiday. You have suffered too long, and I hope that from now on you can wear whatever you want. I full well know the miseries of summer holidays spent in long sleeved shirts and trousers, now a thing of the past. I have made full use of shorts and tee-shirts for the last two summers, all thanks to blueberries. Our stories show that for some sufferers at least blueberries are an effective and easy treatment.

Have a great holiday, and may you have many more of them symptom free.


Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 2.10am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

hi Phil,

This is now 1st of September. One month after starting blueberries.

In the past i have tried every thing from steroids to light treatment in Hospital.

Having taken 20 blueberries for 1 month

my psoriasis is about 90% better and getting better every day. Amazing result.

I started noticing a change after 15 days, i said to my wife of 15/8 i feel that my skin is on the turn. It was starting to fade and less flakes. After 20 days still reducing, normal skin starting to show through and no flaking.

So i decided to stop all creaming, having creamed myself from head to toe for the past 40 years 2 - 3 times a day. A big decision for me.

Now 30 days on I am 90% better. I have gone from 70%coverage to 5-7% .

No creams now used. No cetraben. No Dermavate. No flaking. The heat from my skin has gone. I feel more energy. It is totally Amazing.

I didnt change my diet in any other way during the month. I really hope this will continue. This is the best my skin has been since i was a boy.

Phil i do believe that this could be a major breakthrough for many in the treatment of psoriasis.

I am so pleased and am thanking God for the massive improvement of this terrable disease Psoriasis.

sooooooo pleased


Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 11.28am by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren I text you around Aug 9th. I'm absolutely thrilled it's working as I said previous I've had P for over 50 yrs now and I just can't believe what has happened, I'm clear, still got the marks on my legs where Years and years of P have left marks I've had my legs out whilst we had the good weather hoping the marks will go but they havnt they have faded, so I'm hoping we will get some more hot sun, but considering how raw, red and looked awful as if I had been in a fire, I'm so greatful to the Miracle Blueberry Man I'm still eating the Blueberries together with Blackberries the price of Blueberries has gone up in price, must be due to all the people on our site when are buying them . Anyway Fabulous news keepi taking them the Tesco Medley is good as well you should be hearing from SIR Phil soon, I can't thank him enough my life has changed considerably, shorts on, never heard of since I was in my 20's and I'm 70 yrs on Tues, my neighbours are in shock. Chrissie N. Wales

Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 12.56pm by Summer


Happy birthday enjoy your celebration

Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 2.20pm by Chrissie NW

Summer thank you so much for your kind wishes. I will have a good one.

How are you these days not seen you on site since June, I think????

Regards. Chrissie

Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 2.25pm by Itchy1982

Hi Warren.

This is unbelievable. Can I ask about your diet? Do you eat much gluten, dairy or sugar? And what about alcohol and smoking?



Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 10.48pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Rob hi,

My diet is terrable to be honest. Too many bars of chocolate and cans of coke. i neither smoke nor drink and never have.

The only thing that has changed is eating 20 blueberries a day for the last month.

i deserve no credit for this descovery. I simply copied Phil's plan and it worked.

He is Mr Blueberry. Give him a knighthood.

go for it . it worked for me.


Posted Sat 1 Sep 2018 11.06pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


i am the same, i have gone from red to normal colour. Amazing.

I got my blueberries from Tesco.

£3 for a fair sized box.

i was told by a consultant that i was in the top 10% of worst psoriasis cases in Northern Ireland.

Now my psoriasis is almost gone. The fiery redness is gone , the flaking is gone, the heat is gone, the pain is gone, the bleeding is gone and all creaming is gone.

Anyone reading this let me say

" just do it " it is so easy and it has worked for me.

SIR Phil, Chrissie from Wales and me from N ireland have just given hero status.

I say it again. this is a major breakthrough.


Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 0.39am by Gem 82
Hi my name's gemma I have had psoriasis for 24 years

After reading all the comments I will be buying blueberrys I have had p for 17 years it's all over my body I am so embarrassed to go to the beach or swimming I have 5 children who I know would love mummy going swimming with them so if these blueberrys work I can do all the things I've only dreamed about. X

Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 8am by Summer

Hi Chrissie

I’m around lol, I read all the comments and are so happy to read so many positive results from eating blueberrys

I too have had good results

Fingers crossed for everyone

Thank you phill for the first post.

Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 8.38am by Chrissie NW

Hi Summer

Well, Im so pleased for you it is quite incredible, no more nasties to use, I hope my lasts as long as Sir Phil, he as gone quite a long time free from Psoriasis.

Lovely to hear more good news from the Site,


Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 6.03pm by Tinks999

Attempted Blueberries it helped get rid of my sweet cravings and think maybe it was a little less itchy but didn’t work for me unfortunately,,, however the dream cream at Lush seems to be helping a lot. How did I miss that it went viral. (Smh)

Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 9.39pm by Cazzy27

Hi Tinks999. Unfortunately the blueberries didn't work for me either. I have PPP mainly on the soles of my feet. Interesting to know that dream cream at Lush helps you. Just wondering what type of psoriasis you have?

Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 9.49pm by pdr321 (edited Sun 2 Sep 2018 9.50pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Warrren,

I'm really glad to hear your news, this is fantastic, and it is yet further confirmation that this is a viable treatment for some sufferers at least. I'm coming up to my second anniversary of being clear now (end September), I hope that for all of us the condition will never return to blight our lives again.

All the best,


P.S. It's also good to hear from Chrissie again, keep wearing those shorts, I am too :-) Also Happy Birthday for Tuesday!

Posted Sun 2 Sep 2018 10.06pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Phil, I've never had my shorts off!!! Weather been good here in sunny North Wales in fact I think I might to go and buy another pair!!

Thanks for Birthday wishes, having a good day, well a week celebrating in a house on Anglesey 14 ladies and my shorts will be on again. Thanks Sir Phil. Chrissie

Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 0.08am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie,

Sounds like a great way to celebrate to me in a lovely place.

BTW - when my psoriasis was gone like you I was left with many white circles of new good skin. After about a year and a holiday in the sun my skin colour evened out, you would never know what was there before.

So yes a bit of sun on the skin, but not too much of course, should sort you out in the end.

Enjoy your week,


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 6.46am by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. It's great that you can now wear what you want. It certainly is a life changer for a few people now and hopefully many more will benefit.

Hope you have a great birthday.


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 9.20am by Tinks999

Hi Cazzy27 I think it’s Guttate I was told that 30 years ago anyway I’m going back to a specialist next week as it has been so bad!!! the worst I’ve ever had it,

lush do free samples to take away just go in and ask then you can see if it relieves the pain for you it is pretty fast I noticed a difference over night and the redness went down and the white dryness went and looks less inflamed,, don’t spend a fortune like I have with £15 creams here and there get the sample first to make sure as I say it should be really quick.

Let me know if it makes any difference I’m not miraculously cleared yet but I think it’s 50% better and it’s only been 1 week.


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 9.28am by Cazzy27

Thankyou Tinks999. I shall certainly go into their store and see what they have. Definitely worth a try.


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 9.28am by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole. Thank you so much for your Birthday Wishes it will certainly be a good one. Taking lots of shorts with me to the Island ( got lots in the sales) .

Got this lovely saying for my birthday and I really had a good laugh :-

The older you get the more you appreciate being at home, doing absolutely nothing.

Love it . Let me know how your feet progress.


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 6.34pm by Cazzy27

Ha ha. Great saying and it's certainly true! Sounds like you're having a lovely time. Enjoy.


Posted Mon 3 Sep 2018 7.47pm by blodyn

Thanks so much for posting this - I hope this will be a magic, tasty and healthy solution for me. I've just been shopping today for my first dose.

Posted Wed 5 Sep 2018 4.05pm by carp1323
depressed spells, had it for 25years and it wont go away despite all the creams

Just been reading this and tonight i will be buying some 100%!! Like many others on here i have suffered for what seems a lifetime and have missed on many things due to being embarrassed. Will keep you all posted.


Posted Fri 7 Sep 2018 11.42am by warren1 (edited Mon 17 Sep 2018 9.30pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

why has this post went off the list when u go on the psoriasis forum. Hopefully this post will put it back on.

let everyone who has psoriasis try blueberries. My skin is fantastic 5 weeks

Perhapps Phil could do an online article and let as many psoriasis sufferers as possible know.

Wish someone had told me 30 years ago. No red skin, No flaking, No hovering

No bleeding, No shirts soaked in cream,

No need of skin specialist pushing me toward methotrexate.

It is gone.


Posted Fri 7 Sep 2018 1.26pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren I'm absolutely thrilled for you, I have experienced feeling so good for the first time in years and wearing shorts for the first time in 50yrs, unbelievable, I've even bought more!!! My neighbours are in shock seeing me in shorts, but at last loving and living life to the full and with my shorts on!!! Keeping eating the Magic Blueberries I see my Consultant at the end of this month , I bet he can't believe what he will see, he wanted me in Hosp and pumping me with all the nasty drugs you taken with this horrible disease, it has worked now for so many people. Fantastic, I will remember Sir Phil for the rest of my life. Well done Warren. Chrissie

Posted Fri 7 Sep 2018 6.23pm by Jane

This is the first time I have been on any forum let alone relating to psoriasis. I will definitely give the blueberries a go. Does anyone know of leeks or onions adversely affecting them, as my lips & hands sting when touching/eating them? thanks Jane

Posted Fri 7 Sep 2018 7.13pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Jane, well, where do I start, both veg are acidic, therefore on my list from Specialist, was not to have anything acidic, so therefore Leeks, Onions, Lemons, Limes, Vinegar hope this helps, I had P for over 50yrs ate Blueberries ( 20 per day) since June, no medication or nasty creams, ointment etc and I'm clear, it hasn't worked for everyone as there are several types of Psoriasis.

Hope that helps , this Forum has helped me. Sir Phil the Magic Blueberry Man is the man we all praise as he is the person who told us about Blueberries. Good Luck Jane. Chrissie

Posted Fri 14 Sep 2018 7.52am by demonicale

I've just started yesterday with trying this out and was wondering if it matters that i'm having the blueberries in the morning with natural yogurt?.

Should I just eat them without the yogurt or doesn't it matter?.


Posted Fri 14 Sep 2018 9.18am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

i had the same question. i wanted to put them into porridge.

it didnt matter. it simply worked. see previous posts.

Now 6 weeks on i am 95% clear.

Best and tastiest treat/treatment i have EVER had.


Posted Fri 14 Sep 2018 9.29am by demonicale

Thank you Warren for a quick reply!.

It was on my mind as I did t want anything interfering with it.

Have to say it was lovely having then in a cup with some yogurt on top this morning.

At what point did you initially start to see something happening?, Like the telltale signs.

Posted Fri 14 Sep 2018 10.49am by demonicale

Also I buy frozen blueberries as they last longer. Doubt that makes a difference though?

Posted Sat 15 Sep 2018 1.21pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Warren,

Just getting back to you about the YouTube idea, and putting the message out there about the good results with blueberries. I was in fact hoping that somebody from the Psoriasis Association would pick up on this. Certainly some sufferers have picked this up like yourself and endorsed this treatment, just what I was hoping for. Overall my impression is that the word has not spread as well as I would have liked. This is a particularly stunning development for some sufferers, nothing short of miraculous and so deserves further promotion. It's interesting that perhaps the best results are reported by us long-term sufferers. I was hoping that some younger sufferers would report benefit, and not have to go for years and years having their lives wrecked. Perhaps the younger sufferers are more inclined to see this treatment as a bit of a joke, putting their faith in the medical profession and all sorts of diets. Some of my comments in other forum posts just seem to have been ignored. Perhaps it took me many years to be open to the idea that there had to be another way, I just had this gut feeling really following my three sessions of cyclosporin. That particular treatment worked but only for a while, and had some awful side-effects for me. I look back at that and it seems like a nightmare time. Amazing that I stumbled across the answer by pure chance in the end. I had purchased a highly liked book about diet and the condition. It basically just seemed to recommend cutting out everything, an extreme diet to say the least. I did believe that it might work though, I had previously heard stories about the condition improving with some diets. Looking back at the book now I see that it does not mention blueberries once, all wasted words for me.

All of us that have experienced this miracle should promote blueberries though. I don't really want to show my face particularly on YouTube, but I will see what else I might do to give blueberries more exposure. A pity that this Association hasn't noted it - incredible really. The hard truth is that for those that respond, pharma investment and visits to dermatologists become unnecessary, probably not what they want. It's a bit like being able to run your car on water for free, not everybody is going to be happy.

I note the comment about frozen blueberries, I did try them once but they tasted a bit funny to me, so have always eaten them fresh.

Cheers, Phil

1 Posted Sat 15 Sep 2018 1.55pm by demonicale

Thanks Phil!, You find a lot of people won't try the dieting route. As for big pharma, they would HATE you telling people this mate

1 Posted Sat 15 Sep 2018 2.24pm by DH

Yes pharmaceutical companies will have no interest in researching this. It is all about the money!

I remember reading that a Blueberry growers association here in the United States supported research on blueberries. I am going to find them and lead them to this forum.

Perhaps someone can do this in Europe?

Posted Sat 15 Sep 2018 3.45pm by Suzfly

What a great result! I eat blueberries almost every day, but I'm afraid they've had no effect on my psoriasis (which is not too bad, actually - I had it on hands, tops of feet, elbows and inner wrists as well as at base of spine, but now it's only v. slight on elbows, comes and goes at base of spine and is worst on inner wrists. Gone from feet. (-:).

It's all very weird how it comes and goes. Time seems to play a role. And relief from stress. I know mine begin after I had an enormous life-changing SHOCK.

1 Posted Sat 15 Sep 2018 7.38pm by Stuart

So, I started with blueberries just over a month ago. Unfortunately, they have had no effect on my psoriasis. I had light treatment at the start of 2018 which mostly cleared it up, but it has started to come back and I don’t think the blueberries have really slowed the spread either. I am going to carry on with the blueberries as I’m sure they have had other benefits. I’m delighted it has worked for others - it is really uplifting to hear the stories of this. Best wishes to you all.

Posted Sun 16 Sep 2018 1.21pm by Twosmiler (edited Sun 16 Sep 2018 1.21pm by Twosmiler)

Wow, amazing result from just adding blueberries to your diet! I guess they are packed with antioxidants and a great source of fiber and vitamin C -

Fiber: 4 grams.

Vitamin C: 24% of the RDA.

Vitamin K: 36% of the RDA.

Manganese: 25% of the RDA

Blueberries are also prebiotics (which means they will act as food for your good gut bacteria) and they have anti-inflammatory properties. Apparently blueberries contributed to the growth of two probiotics - lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

Had you read a lot about blueberries before you tried them?

Did you stop the 10/20 blueberries daily after the month or do you still take them?

Posted Sun 16 Sep 2018 1.53pm by Chrissie NW

Yes I'm still on Blueberries and it's now three months and I'm clear I do take them every other day and will reduce like Phil The Blueberry Man who told us all about the Blueberries to a coupe of days per week I've never been clear in 50 yrs


Posted Mon 17 Sep 2018 2.44pm by warren1 (edited Mon 17 Sep 2018 9.26pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Phil,

it is now 17th of September and my skin is still great. Approx 95 % clear.

I have taken the blueberries every day

and have seen great effect. Swifly mentioned that they were taken ALMOST every day and saw no effect.

In my experience it needed to be consistant until results are seen.

I showed my skin to a worker in Holland and Barretts this morning. ( i have been in there so many times in the past and she has seen my widespread red, sore,burning psoriasis) This morning she nearly collapsed when she saw my skin,

saying that is 'totally Amazing'.

i never had psoriasis on my face but had it in my hair and 70/80 % coverage from the neck down. I could have opened my top button and it was like i had my own central heating system, the rush of heat that was coming from my skin. But now my skin has returned to normal, the heat is gone, and many people are telling me that my complexion is back to normal. It must have been red due to the heat of my body.

After about 3 weeks of 20 blueberries each day i noticed a change and that continued and after 5 weeks a massive difference.

i have felt very down in the past, and phoned the psoriasis association for some glimmer of hope, on several occasions. I have lay for weeks during a flare up woundering if this raging disease would ever calm down, i have had to go home from work due to the psoriasis bleeding through my shirts, i have had my hands covered in psoriasis and peeled of the dead skin like a sheet from my palms, I have felt my whole body dry out and go into the shakes in work.

But But But

Now it is GONE.

I am a christian through faith in the Person and Work of Gods Beloved Son.

I thank God that this horrible , nasty ,embarrassing desease is Gone.

As you read i have sent this text from my heart because i am sooooo pleased.


Posted Mon 17 Sep 2018 9.49pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Oh Chrissie,

i owe you a reply too.

Your enthusiasm about this discovery

has been infectious.

No wounder, i feel the same having really suffered this disease for 40 years since a boy of 12.

Some have psoriasis on their elbows which can be difficult for them. But similar to yourself i have had it everywhere except my face.

What a relief. i have tried creams, light treatment, diets etc etc.

My wife just cant believe it that finally, i have found an answer.

As Sir Phil has rightly said Why?Why?Why? is the Psoriasis Association or another intrested body not responding to this forum.

I refused systematic treatment because of possible serious side effects. But what

could be better than BLUEBERRIES with

their many health benefits.

Its a no brainer.

Thanks for your help Chrissie.


Posted Tue 18 Sep 2018 6.14am by demonicale

I'm on my 4th day if eating about half a cup full of blueberries in the morning and evening and I'm starting to see my psoriasis heal!!. I think give it another week maybe 2 and it'll be gone as well.

Posted Tue 18 Sep 2018 9.28am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

keep going.

great to hear. it will be very intresting to see what u are like in a months time.


Posted Tue 18 Sep 2018 3.32pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, sorry Im late replying to you, but have been and still are on my holidays, but when I read your message I thought I had better reply to Warren, Im thrilled to bits your skin is great as your Psoriasis was the same as mine ( on fire, horrendous ) and now well as Ive said previously Im wearing shorts, friends Im on holiday with have known me for years and have never seen my legs, and now my legs are out all the time, its great, I truely think they are fed up of seeing them!!!!!

Anyway Warren, apologies for the delay in replying and well done.


Posted Tue 18 Sep 2018 3.42pm by demonicale

Warren, Chrissie, how much of your bodies was covered with psoriasis?.

Mines Flexural psoriasis and have it in the worst places possible.

But after 4 days i'm starting to see some patches break up.

Posted Tue 18 Sep 2018 11.47pm by Chrissie NW

Hi I had Psoriasis in my scalp to my feet, with the exception of my face and it's not scaly, but extremely red raw it was horrendous and would not wish it on my worst enemy.

I do not have any now, truly amazing. Keep taking the Blueberries 20 per day and keep it up.


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 7.37am by demonicale

Hello Chrissie,

Thank you for replying so quickly, it really means a lot to me that I can get yours and a few others feedback on the blueberries.

A question that's bugging me. Would you think it's OK to have the blueberries mixed with natural yogurt?. I'm paranoid that the yogurt would have a counter effect?.

Many thanks!

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 8.03am by Sarahtenby
GP sufferer

I have guttate Psoriasis and suddenly another proper flare up has appeared - I am 100 percent starting the blueberry magic today! I will update you all in a month so glad I found this thread and for Phil magic blueberry man

So happy for you guys it’s worked for bet you feel like different people, did any of you guys it’s worked for have guttate psoriasis xxxx

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 8.09am by Chrissie NW

Hi yes it is perfectly ok to have Blueberries with yoghurt. I had them on my porridge, mini shredders with Blueberries inside (from Aldi) but most days I just had 20 out of the box, wash them, let them dry off and eat them. Hope this helps. Good luck and I hope it works for you, I took them for a month to six weeks and the results amazing as I was literally covered and red raw. Chrissie

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 8.49am by demonicale

Thank you Chrissie as I was worried that having yogurt with them might not work.

I can't believe that it's not even a week yet (week tomorrow) and i'm already seeing a difference!. Mind you, I've been having them morning AND evening so that might speed up the process a little.

I'll keep you all informed of how things progress!

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 9.35am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Sarah hi,

My psoriasis was guttate. seemed like thousands of little red spots. Then it got worse and worse until i was a red flaky mass, except my face.

Chrissie had same as me, I am sure you can feel the heat off your skin.

You have my sympathy, when my skin was like that it nearly put my head away.

Hope it works for u as it did for me.

Best Wishes


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 12.13pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, I was just reading above re:- why hasnt the Psoriasis Ass not done anything about the Magic Blueberries.

Well I emailed them yesterday so ask why it has not been any interest from them and considering we are on the Forum letting the world know how people with P have been cleared of the nasty, damaging disease. I have had a reply this morning by email acknowledging, my email will be passed to the relevant department and I should here very soon, thought I would let you know and perhaps Sir Phil will see this as well. I just want them to see all our discussions and whatever else they have to say.

Thanks Warren.


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 12.38pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Well done on taking this further. I know it didn't really help me but they shouldn't ignore these findings. Hopefully they will look more into it. Nice to hear that you're on holiday wearing shorts. I can't imagine the difference it makes to you and all the others it has helped. Carole

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 12.53pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole, lovely hearing from you, yes Im on Holiday on Anglesey, it only takes just over the hour to get here from home, it a four bed bungalow and tomorrow there will 14 here all ladies until Sunday, this is as it was a BIG birthday for me so its all friends, plus school friends Ive come away for a rest but its been crazy but great, but today the wind is horrendous and we think the bridge to the island will be closed, hoping its ok tomorrow as thats when they all arrived. Anyway, less of me, I hope you are keeping ok, Im still clear, but when I read a message from Phil to Warren I thought well I will contact the Association as it is clearly a Charitable Organization and should be looking at there forums and reconising what Blueberries have done to the people on this site, anyway I should hear from them soon and will come back on the Forum and let everybody know what they have said.

Its lovely hearing from you and try and keep well,


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 1.07pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Wow how lovely to have so many friends to share your birthday with. I'm sure a few laughs will be had. I'm in Turkey at the moment and it's very hot. Finding the feet are drying up a bit but I can still walk at the moment. Keep up the good work. I can't see how they can ignore these findings now. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and hope the bridge is open for the rest of your party to get there. Regards Carole

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 2.53pm by Chrissie NW

Carole you are in my favourite country, we spent two months in Turkey borrowed a house from a friend and we flew up to Instanbul for four days what a Capital, history is outstanding the four ladies enjoyed it immensely, we love the heat. Hope skin holds up and not hurting and enjoy the rest of your holiday. We have 70 MLS an hour winds it's calming down a bit but still fierce. Regards. Chrissie

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 3.20pm by Sarahtenby
GP sufferer

Warren - yes that’s how my flare up went last year loads of sore red hot angry spots and they grew into large red areas and went flakey exact same by the sounds of things, then lastly went all up my neck over my face all around my nose behind my ears very red very sore - I become a recluse and was extremely self conscious and feared I’d be like this for the rest of my life it effected everything relationships friends social and work

It did eventually die down although some spots never totally gone but I really don’t mind that one bit

But I can feel the start of another flare now new spots getting bigger everyday again I want to kick its ass now before I get worse I would do anything 😰 so I’m praying blueberries are going to help

I hope the psoriasis association read this thread guys and research more into it great you emailed them

I didn’t realise there were so many different types of psoriasis too


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 4.12pm by demonicale

So Chrissie you had the cereal with bluberries as the filling inside the wheat bites?. I've found Tesco blueberry wheat cereal.

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 4.46pm by Linda D

Hello everyone, I have PPP, and have eaten Blueberries every morning for 3 years....I have to say, it has made no difference to my PPP, but get very few colds etc....I have also gone gluten free in last few months, but the combination of finishing work & moving shortly have made the soles of my feet worse, and have been so sore with cracked lesions over several months. I have to put dressings on everyday to go 2 work and be able to hands have some sores, but not as bad as my feet. Am hoping by end of October, when I have semi retire & moved and stress is lowered, they will settle? As I do not want to go onto these toxic medications.....fingers crossed.

Linda D

Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 9.05pm by warren1 (edited Wed 19 Sep 2018 9.08pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Sarah hi,

Yep sounds like mine. I found that when my psoriasis flared up it just took its own ferocious course. The only thing i could do is put cetraben on or 50/50 liquid parifin and wait till it started to die down. Then i would use steriods. The steriod that worked best for it was Dermavate. It was given to me by Dr Kerr Consultant, when i was in hospital. Doctor Corbett, top consultant in N.Ireland explained to me that the reason the guttate psoriasis went up to the head and out at the arms and legs was that the flare up was seeking to make an exit via the extremities.

I found that many of my flare ups were linked directly to throat infections ie strep throat. You could possibly ask for and antibiotic if there is a direct link. I was never quick enough though.

You can see that i have been through the mill and i can fully sympathise with your situation.

Blueberries have made a massive difference to me. You can trace my story back to 1st August on this Thread. It is amazing. Its like a dream and i havent woke up yet.

Even my feet which were usuall cracked, red, raw and bleeding have cleared. My wife saw then yesterday and said thats totally amazing they are 'white as a ghost thats her way of saying normal.

As i have said i owe a lot to Phil and Chrissie on this thread. Its so simple 20 blueberries a day for 4-6 weeks. i bought them in Tesco.

i showed Dr Pagano's book healing psoriasis the natural way to a consultant when i was in the hospital ward 10 years ago and she dismissed it saying there is no scientific evidence to support it'

To be honest i tried it but could not keep his diet ,I simply found it too hard.

But Now here is an answer linked to diet

its Blueberries.

Any dermatologists reading this, and i have met many, this has worked for me.

sorry i went off on a rant just there.

trust the above is a help Sarah


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 9.40pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Linda hi

i take it that PPP refers to Pustualar Psoriasis. I have had plaque, erythrodermic , guttate psoriasis mainly throughout my life. It is this psoriasis that the blueberries have worked on.

I have only had Postular psoriasis on two occasions in my life on my hands and feet and both were linked to extreme stress. This blister form of psoriasis is possibly the most dangerous. Again you have my sympathy.

Have u tried the 20 a day dose? or just some? i dont know from your text.

From this thread we have noticed that a number with plaque, guttate and erythrodermic have benefited.

Postular psoriasis is different in that it is like a volcano erupting under the skin then blisters and hard red sore psoriasis.

again my sympathy is with you Linda.


Posted Wed 19 Sep 2018 9.50pm by Linda D

Thanks Warren, I have had a very stressful couple of years....& this ppp came on suddenly in Feb this year, despite steroid cream & lots of emollients, nothing seem to have helped. I have had a large handful of blueberries everyday on my ppp itches like crazy at night, because I gave to wear cotton socks & feel like walking on glass in the day. Like I said, am now leaving my stressful sales job on the corporate world, & moving 2 my new home early hoping with less stress they will settle & heal..

.Linda D

Posted Thu 20 Sep 2018 5.10am by Cazzy27

Hi Linda. I to have PPP on the soles of my feet so know exactly what you are going through. Are you on any medication at the moment? I'm on a low dose of Cyclosporin which helps me walk a bit. I have tried the blueberries but sadly they didn't help me much. I stopped the meds during this time but after a month I could hardly walk so had to start back on them. Not sure why mine started 7 years ago but I will look out for your post to see how you get on. Good luck with the move etc and hope your PPP calms down for you. Carole

Posted Thu 20 Sep 2018 7.38am by warren1 (edited Thu 20 Sep 2018 12.57pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

just a word about the Psoriasis Association. In the past i have found i have found them very helpful, giving advice on the phone, sending links and literature in the post.

My son has said that he knew when my skin was bad because i was on the phone to them. I have spoken to Laura on several occasions and found her to be very sympathetic, helpful and knoledgeable. i have benefited from these contacts.

There have been times when i have mentioned things to them which have been on this Forum which have helped people and each time they have said that what has helped one person may not help another. i have found that they consistantly follow the Health service advice regarding treatment ie in relation to creams, ointments, systemic treatment, etc.

Which is totally understandable and protects them from giving advice/direction in relation to things that are not scientifically proven.

In light of the above i can understand why the association is not jumping in to this arena with both feet. If there is a possible cure i believe they will be very forward to pursue it. I cant remember them coming into any other thread on their forum either.

I believe we are all on the same side, we all are against this disease, i was going to say plague.

If blueberries is the answer to thousands of people being cleared of psoriasis then i am sure that the psoriasis association will rejoice with us.

ps just had blueburries and haven't turned purple yet lol

Posted Thu 20 Sep 2018 2.49pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Had plaque psoriasis for 30+ years which seemed to disappear after starting low carb (for weight loss) plus vitamin supplements about 3 years ago. Since stopping low carb (and gaining the weight back) :-( psoriasis is back in full painful force together with psoriatic arthritis worse than ever! After reading this post I'm off to buy some blueberries! I will report back how I get on. I noticed also that you can buy blueberry powder online - has anyone tried this? Would it have the same effect?

Fingers crossed anyway x


Posted Thu 20 Sep 2018 3.58pm by demonicale

What is everyone having their blueberries with?.

Posted Thu 20 Sep 2018 5.13pm by Summer

Hi JulieM

Just buy pain fresh blueberries

No additives.

I have mine with porridge

Or I just pick

Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 8.01am by demonicale

Hello Summer,

I buy the frozen blueberries as they're cheaper, larger packet and they last longer than the fresh ones.

In my local Tesco the fresh blueberries are £3, small and go off too quickly.

Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 9.03am by Summer (edited Fri 21 Sep 2018 9.05am by Summer)

Hi demonicale

Not the cheapest fruit

I get mine from Aldi

I normally would go through 2 large punnets a week, a small price to pay if I can keep P at bay,

A definite now the winter is kicking in with less sun.

Hope you get on with the blueberries and see some good results

I’m just going to shops to get mine :-)

All the best


Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 11.32am by demonicale

Hi Summer,

I might take a look at Aldi over the weekend and see what they have.

Have a great weekend.

Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 6.27pm by Jidda

Hi Warren/ pill or anyone that the blueberries have helped...

I've suffered with psoriasis for around 5 years now with a short spell of freedom whilst on ciclosporin (not a lover of medication) anyway I'm having a bad flare up I would say I'm 80% covered anyway I started eating blueberries just over a week ago and I started to snow with skin and the patches looked more pinker however the last two days my skin has become angry again but I've stayed on the blueberries I've eaten that many I'm going to look like the girl from willy wonker soon... When did you start to notice a change? and what was the changes to the skin how soon did you notice it was helping? I understand it may not help everyone but I'm willing to try anything before going back on the ciclosporin..

Thank you


Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 6.52pm by warren1 (edited Fri 21 Sep 2018 7.17pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Janine hi,

If you look down this thread you will find that 20 blueberries a day for about a month to six weeks is the formula. I had No change after one week. I started to see definate change in my skin after 3-4 weeks. Firstly after 15 days it stopped flaking, then after 20 days it started to break up and i saw signs of normal skin breaking through, then about 30 days 90% clear.

The fact that there was a change in your skin after taking blueberries could be promising long term.

However from my knoledge you are the only one who has tried to use blueberries in the midst of a full blown flare up. It sounds really nasty. You may have to weather the flare up in the hope that when it calms down that the blueberries will take effect.

I have been in your shoes with nasty flare ups and i feel your pain.

When i had a flare up it was a case of.. i know this will last for about 4-6weeks then tale off and then i can treat the mess that it has left. So i had it in my mind .. hold on this raging flare up will eventually pass. it wasnt easy. in a flare up all i could think about was my skin. So stressful and depressing. The best thing to do if you can is... treat it, put your mind on other things and know that it will come and go.

Having said that blueberries could well be a long term solution for you.

Hope i have been helpful


Posted Fri 21 Sep 2018 8.48pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Janine,

I second what Warren has said, and I hope you will have success. What type of psoriasis do you have? It is helpful to all to find out what types of psoriasis blueberries are effective with. Certainly blueberries were the answer for me, and at the end of September I will have been clear for two years :-) That is with the exception of a few spots when I've been excessive with food and drink, around Christmas for example. For me diet isn't really a factor usually. My impression is that a highly inflammatory diet should be avoided. In other words try not to live off cake and spirits.

Let us know how you get on and good luck.


Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 6.30am by NotHavingIt

I've had this for 5 years now. I happened to find this forum by chance on a Google search. I am also a member of a Facebook group that shares their ideas, experiences, and supports others called "Living with Palmar Plantar Psoriasis." I'd like to encourage you to join the page and share your stories. I've never heard about the blueberry success until I read these posts, so sharing with others on the Facebook page would be great. I was diagnosed by some doctors as having eczema others as having Palmar Plantar Psoriasis and they wanted to prescribe Methotrexate, biologics, etc and I said I wouldn't take any of those medications. So, basically, I had the thought that didn't have it before, so maybe I could get rid of it. I quit taking all vitamins and supplements. I continued taking my cholesterol medication. I had tried the creams and ointments the doctors prescribe, but found that the steroid creams made the cracks in my feet worse it may have slowed the growth of skin build up, but also slowed the skin repairing the cracks, so made it worse. I live 70 miles from the dermatologist, so light treatments weren't a viable option. Around this time I started having smoothies everyday for breakfast made with frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I added milk and also Ceylon cinnamon. I also drank green tea with a 1/4 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon in it. My hands cleared up and have stayed that way, most of my foot cracks went away. I actually thought it was the Ceylon cinnamon that caused the improvement, now I think it was the blueberries. The rest of the build up of dead skin on my feet I remove with an Amope Pedi Perfect. I'm a believer of using them, just remove all the dead skin. The build up of dead skin creates cracks and creams can't penetrate it. I found the best cream is Gold Bond foot healing cream and Gold Bond hand healing cream. The hand cream does not come off every time you wash your hands. I stopped using any of those antibacterial gel hand cleaners. Now, that I've read this forum I'm going to do the blueberries again and see if the last of the stubborn cracks go away.

Thanks, to everyone for sharing their stories. I totally believe this condition is diet or environmentally caused. We have so many additives it our foods, hormones, pesticides, etc, it would be hard to find a common factor, but a remedy may be something we can do together. I really think the doctors are unsure also, they just prescribe medications. One doctor saw me for less than 5 minutes and wanted me to take Methotrexate, she was surprised when I said, well that's not happening.

I see this thread is from the UK, I'm from America from a northern state, so the amount of sunshine we get is probably similar. One doctor told me if she could give

me a prescription for a trip to Hawaii, it would clear up, but then it would come back later, so not sure if she meant the combination of ocean salt water and sunshine. So, I'm wondering does this condition just occur in people of European ancestry and more in people who live in the middle and upper latitudes? I'm determined to not have this condition, a positive attitude couldn't hurt I figure.

Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 8.57am by warren1 (edited Sat 22 Sep 2018 9.03am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

To Janine

in readind the text from PDR i really think you should continue with blueberries. I could easily have given up after one week.

Great to hear from SIr Phil too. I am sooo

glad that i ever read his text.


Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 11.40am by Linda D

Hi Cazzy, thank you for ur reply, am using the Hydrocholloid dressing plasters on the open sores on soles of feet, they are like clingfilm & make it much more comfortable to have to so am & dry feet thoroughly b4 applying dressings though, as they won't stick...however you can leave them on 4 several days...have also discovered elastoplast healing cream which have found quite good on my heals....hectic time 4 me, viewings on rented property, trying 2 sort stuff to move & finishing work & hsndovers.....have found this site when ur think you are the only one!.... thanks everyone x

Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 11.54am by Cazzy27

Hi Linda. Thankyou for that. I haven't heard of those dressing plasters so I shall look into that. I agree, this site is great. So good for asking for recommendations etc. Hopefully things will ease up a bit for you soon. Carole

Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 4.59pm by Jidda

Thank you for replying Warren and phill

I have plaque psoriasis... I will continue with the blueberries, I have noticed my skin is alot more itchier than normal is this anything you guys experienced?

Thank you

Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 9.39pm by pdr321 (edited Sun 23 Sep 2018 0.37am by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Janine,

My skin did get itchier in the final weeks of my psoriasis, I see this as a promising sign. The real breakthrough came when I noticed that no new spots were forming.

Keep us posted,


Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 10.01pm by pdr321 (edited Sat 22 Sep 2018 10.05pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Next week it will be 2 years since my skin became normal, and clear from plaque psoriasis. This was achieved by eating Tesco's £2 berry medley fruit pot 4 times a week for a month. I still buy the medley quite often, and I usually have blueberries sprinkled on my morning cereal too. I became convinced it was the blueberry component of the medley that had helped me. I've had the odd spot since when over-indulging on food and drink, but they never lasted long. As I type this I can tell you that I am clear :-)

It has been great to see the effect this forum has had on other sufferers, though I guess it's getting quite long to read. I took the trouble to look it through and summarise the results so far:

38 sufferers have commented of which 23 haven't reported back, or are still trying the blueberries.

7 sufferers (including me) report success - like me, and another 3 cite an improvement.

5 sufferers say that blueberries did not work for them, and it does not seem to be effective with PPP.

So 2/3 of sufferers who have reported back have been cleared, or have seen benefit :-)

Conclusion: if you have non-PPP psoriasis, it looks like there is a high probability of experiencing a positive result with blueberries. Eat them for a month give or take, and then please report back.

Posted Sat 22 Sep 2018 10.07pm by demonicale

I've seen improvements in the first week, long way to go but remain convinced you're right... Blueberries rock!

Posted Sun 23 Sep 2018 1.47pm by warren1 (edited Mon 24 Sep 2018 7.28am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Intresting and encouraging stats Phil.

like yourself my skin isn't perfect, but 95%improvement and improving after 7 weeks.

I will be the first to read your book, that is if Chrissie doesn't get to the shop first.


Posted Sun 23 Sep 2018 3.06pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, yes I will be at the front the queue, well before you, glad your skin is still ok, I'm the same. I do wish they would put a up and down arrow on this site I've been scrolling up and down it's finger aching!!! Glad Sir Phil is ok, I've been quiet as I've been on holiday celebrating a lot of girlies and all friends over 50yrs, I've just come home for a rest!!!! I have also been flashing my beautiful skin, the girlies can't believe it. Chrissie

Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 8.37am by blodyn

An update from me - I have been taking blueberries religiously for the last couple of weeks and the red patches have toned down on my torso and legs. I also think there as been a little less hair loss from my scalp psoriasis. I must note that I have been taking the blueberries at the same time as I have also started taking a concoction from my herbalist. My herbalist is aware of my blueberry consumption and the reasoning behind it. On Saturday, due to a chaotically busy day I did not take blueberries nor the herbal concoction; it was also a stressfully if not unpleasant day. Today, the psoriasis patches are red again, and are itching. My scalp is also itching badly. Thanks very much for this thread - an invaluable lifeline methinks.

Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 10.49am by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Hi all,

I started the blueberries Thursday evening and have taken 20 a day since.

Elated to report that my psoriasis patches are starting to change! No new plaque build up and they are starting to feel smoother!!!! Additionally my arthritis pain is not as bad! Hallelujah!

It’s not even been a week and I know this is going to work for me. Thank you all who have tried this, been cured and contributed to this post! I will keep letting you know my progress. It’s looking very positive as it stands!


Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 10.58am by demonicale

What do you eat them with Julie?

Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 12.03pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Julie. Well done and keep to it, Ive had P for 50yrs, yes 50yrs and been clear in total around 18months spread over that number of years. I saw the thread and rear through and decided I have to try this and all I can say is PDR our Phil the Magic Blueberry Man should be knighted I would never be as clear only for him and I have now been clear ( except for the old marks, which are fading) since beginning of August it is totally amazing Ive worn shorts for the first time in 50yrs, I love that man to bits for what he has done for me and all other members on our site, remarkable. So keep at it, 20 a day thats all, Im still tucking in cos I love them, Im sorting a spot in my garden and Im going to plant Blueberry Trees, only two as not much space and hope for a good summer next year, eat your fuit with natural yogurt, porridge which is lovely and other cereals, but I love them on there own, you are like me with arthritis, but although a very high inflamm. properties, mine has not improved, but not bothered about that as long as my skin stays good. Hope you keep improving.. Chrissie

Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 2.46pm by warren1 (edited Mon 24 Sep 2018 2.51pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Julie,

Like Chrissie i am enjoying my psoriasis free skin. I havn't used any, i mean NO creams now for 4 weeks after creaming myself for at least 35 years sometimes 3-5 times a day from head to foot.

When I read your 'hallelujah' it just expressed how i feel too. I also can thank God for some relief. I was able yesterday to go to church wearing a white shirt with no cream sticking to me and no blood on the shirt. Incredible for me.

I saw no change for 10 -15 days, so such a change within one week is remarkable.

It is very encouraging for you to keep going. Hope your skin will completly clear.

Best wishes War.

Posted Mon 24 Sep 2018 11.58pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie/Warren,

Glad to hear that you are both doing well, it's a wonderful feeling to be able to lead a normal life, such a blessing. I know what you mean about being able to wear a white shirt. My shirts were once daily marked with blood spots, trousers and sheets too.

Some very encouraging rapid results reported above. Fingers crossed for an all clear when a month or so has passed.

All the best, Phil

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 8.47am by Chrissie NW

Hi Phil, many thanks for your kind words and yes it's good. I'm hoping I will be like this at Christmas and it will be the first time in my 50 Psoriasis Years. Seeing my Consultant this afternoon he won't believe this Phil , I can't wait to see his face, April time he was taking photos of my skin, with permission to show his Students what he called a Double Chronic Psoriasis Patient. Anyway thanks Phil for everything and I mean everything I have said about you on the Forum.


Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 9.05am by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Hope you've recovered from your birthday celebrations. I am just enjoying my last day in Kalkan, Turkey. It's just beautiful here. The sun's dried out my PPP though so feet are cracking a bit. I was just wondering if you have managed to look for the information on that new injection that you mentioned (from a Manchester hospital) yet. No problem if you haven't. I tried to look on-line for it but no luck. Carole

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 9.52am by ateeq

Hi everyone,

(My first post)

I have suffered with psoriasis for 10 years and am in my late 30's.

Over the past 9 months i have had more breakouts from head to toe like never before. It has been scary and frightnening and it has has depressed me /cut me off from the outside world - i feel so happy to read that people have experienced 'remission' eating blueberries and gives me hope.

I started eating bl

ueberries ( ate about 60) - apart from the cost - is there a reason we are keeping to 20?

On day two now - and skin feels /looks a little clearer although i had my first 'wet cupping treatment the day before' so maybe my skin is less scaley because of that.

I really hope blueberries are my route out from this nightmare.

For those who have experienced signficant improvements -amazing - i can only wish /pray this journey takes me to where you are.

Will keep posting my updates!

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 10.24am by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole alright for some still sunning themselves!!!! Glad your feet better perhaps sunning does improve. Re the injection, I will go through my desk now I have a quieter time I just hope I didn't throw it, think that's an age thing.

I promised I will look and I will be in touch. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, it is starting to go cold at night here, sweater time!!!


Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 10.31am by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Thankyou. That would be great. Please don't waste too much time on it though. I know what this age thing's like and it doesn't get any better! Sounds like the woodburner will be going on when I get back then! Carole

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 6.48pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie,

Thank you for the kind words, I'd love to see your Consultant's face as well. I wrote to mine after I went clear. She noted that it was coincident with eating berries and wished me well. I guess it was difficult for her to comment further. Many patients would not like to be told to eat blueberries by a Consultant I guess, expecting a medical miracle.

All the best, Phil

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 6.57pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Ateeq,

You can eat as many as you wish. I found that I was cleared by eating a relatively small number. In fact probably around 15, as found in Tesco's berry medley. I started buying them for lunch Monday to Thursday. Now I probably eat 15 to 30/day, I still eat the medley for lunch during the week. I always try and have them on my cereal for breakfast as well.

You need to allow a good month or so, I have read it takes the skin about 27 days to renew itself. So once you remove the cause of the inflammation you need recovery time.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 9.22pm by warren1 (edited Tue 25 Sep 2018 9.44pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Well Chrissie,

Can u tell us what the consultant said?

I am really keen to hear.

The top consultant in Northern Ireland told me.. any diet (inc.blueberries)definately would not work......WRONG.

Sir Phil has led the blueberry trail to clear skin.......RIGHT.

I really miss hovering the floor each and every day ... NOT. I really miss having my psoriais burnt off with dithranol....NOT.

I really miss the back of my hands burning with inflamed psoriasis and even hiding them .....NOT.

I feel great. more energy too. probably because my immune system is no longer fighting against itself.

The consultants can say whatever they want and i have spoken to many of them in hospital But But Blueberries Worked for Me.


Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 9.47pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, my Consultant was shocked and just said if you want to continue with Blueberries it's up to you, really he wasn't interested, but I could tell he was very surprised. But I know in the 50yrs i had the disease it was living hell, compared to today, where like you, it's like a fresh and clean life and hope it continues, I will keep very positive. The Consultant does not want to see me for six months, I did say if this continues I will cancel my appointment and let someone else take it, he was not amused. Thanks for listening Warren. Chrissie

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 10.15pm by Summer

Hi Chrissie

Glad to here you’ve has such good results.

I to seen my consultant today, I told him about the psoriasis Association

I said how it has helped a lot of people, different treatments that have worked for some and not for others,

When I told him about the B.B. he looked at me as if I’d gone mad,

He said that’s a first for me

And kind of dismissed what I had just said

He did say he would send me another appointment 4 months

Let’s hope it will be last one. Lol

Just keep eating a B.B

And yes we need to plant B.B. trees, lots of them

Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 10.21pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Hi demonicale,

I’m just eating them as they come out of the punnet. 20 a day. Quite enjoy them too. The odd one is sharp tasting but most of them are delicious!

Has anyone noticed a funny smell when they pee? (Excuse me for asking this) I have you see - a bit like when you’ve eaten asparagus!

No new plaques formed on my lesions todate btw! So happy I can almost see the normal skin beneath them 😁


Posted Tue 25 Sep 2018 11.55pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Of course we do need doctors and consultants, and they do much good work on the whole, and I thank them for that. But that said they are not gods and they do get it wrong. A pity that such a closed-minded attitude is being displayed here by some of them. Clearly as we have seen and testified, we have more than some random coincidence, or psychological effect going on here.

Let them disbelieve then, what's important is that people are getting better anyway :-)


Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 8.11am by warren1 (edited Wed 26 Sep 2018 10.21am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Chrissie hi,

'Shocked but not intrested' he needs to get a life.

Can the Dermatologist not see.. its clear skin. What caused it? Blueberries.

I think you get more interest and enthusiasm here on Sir Phil's thread.

I used to go to dermatologists but all they wanted to do was give me methotrexate, which i refused. I basically gave up going to them as it was the same old, same old.

What has cleared my skin was 1st Aug 2018, when i read this thread, it has definately cleared my skin and changed my life. FACT.

Julie M . The way you describe your skin is the way my skin was just before it cleared. Fantastic.

These medics need to think outside the box. It may not be in one of their text books, it may not be taught in medical school, but it worked for me.


Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 9.10am by Cazzy27

Hi all. It's so good hearing about how blueberries have helped so many. I really wish it had worked for my PPP. I really don't want to go onto Methotrexate injections so has anyone got any other ideas? Carole

Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 12.35pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!


I work in the NHS. all clinicians are not encouraged to go against 'Best Practice' guidance. So the NICE Guideline for Psoriasis (CG153) says first line treatment is topical steroids and that's what they have to follow. They get paid to prescribe the creams etc.

They cannot stray from the guidance unless they have gone through internal Governance Committees and have buy-in from everyone to say they won't adhere to the guidance. It's not encouraged though because they don't get paid by pharma or commissioners for suggesting people buy a £2.20 punnet of Blueberries from Asda (which could potentially cure them). They don't have time to do any research and it's not funded by pharma as there's no money to be made from it.

It's a sad fact that they don't want us to be cured because they can't make money from us.

JulieM (improving every day)

Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 1.37pm by ateeq

For those who have had their psoriasis clear up - can I ask what your diet was like/what it consisted of

Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 1.58pm by Itchy1982

I once saw a rep for a psoriasis steroid cream at my gp clinic giving my gp something. It looked like he was receiving some sort of prize or kick back. What reason would the rep be there when they don’t have the cream at the clinic? I’ve spent $2000 on this cream and it’s useless. I believe stress (divorce) triggered my psoriasis. Just before my divorce I also had a malaria vaccine to travel to Vietnam. Anyone else questioned if vaccines could be a trigger? Diet is the key to healing I think and unfortunately no alcohol. I’m still battling to heal as I can’t so no to a beer and burger.

Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 2.01pm by ateeq

Itchy1982 have you tried the blueberry diet'

Posted Wed 26 Sep 2018 2.05pm by Itchy1982

Yeah I’m living on them atm. Heaps of veggies too. It’s hard as I eat really well then I give in to alcohol or junk on the weekends.

Posted Thu 27 Sep 2018 1.01pm by warren1 (edited Thu 27 Sep 2018 1.51pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Julie hi,

looks like u are heading in the direction of clear skin. Really good news.

I was prescribed steriods for 35 years. Think of the money it would have saved the health service if i had eaten blueberries way back then. lol.

Itchy hi,

Alcohol is a known poison that causes an adverse reaction in psoriasis. Avoid. It wasn't a problem for me strictly tea-total.

A key to using blueberries, as seen in the above threads, is consistancy. No breaks at weekends.

to use an Ulsterism 'keep er lit'

Consistancy 20 a day.


regarding diet. i have eaten porridge, biscuits, chocolate, crisps, coke, chips, sandwiches, potatoes, sodas, pies, apple tart, cream buns and BLUEBERRIES.


Posted Fri 28 Sep 2018 1.43pm by ateeq

Thanks Warren - my diet is terrible - ive tried to sort it out but i tend to eat pretty much what you had on your list

Posted Fri 28 Sep 2018 2.18pm by Jidda

Hi ohil/Warren

Its been roughly two weeks since I started the blueberries I'm finding slight improvement to my torso but not so much on my legs and not really any on my arms and had a few new spots only on my arms and hands, did any of you find parts of the body heal better than others or all at the same time? Thanks


Posted Fri 28 Sep 2018 2.27pm by Jidda

Also I will add in previous treatments my legs have always been the last to clear and my hands but normally my arms and torso seem to clear first... Was you all still using your moisturisers as I'm still using cetraben and 50/50 I'm hoping this will work and it's just my psoriasis being stubborn.. My hands are what makes me feel so low in confidence the most as I have customer faced job I cover the rest up.. Any tips on hand psoriasis I use gloves at night sometimes it's ok but other times it can irritate them..

Posted Fri 28 Sep 2018 3.17pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Jidda hj,

Same as youself. my torso was first to clear. It sounds as if it is going in the right direction. simply keep going.

I had the same problem with my hands, even lost a job because of them, be patient my hands cleared but were slower to do so.


Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 1.20am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Janine/Warren,

For me this period was easier, I didn't know that I was recovering, so I wasn't checking my progress every day. But looking back I don't recall seeing anything until about 3 weeks in. My skin was more itchy than usual and I was shedding lots of dead skin. Then I remember looking at my leg and it looked a little better with no new spots. Then around 4 weeks it just started vanishing at a truly amazing rate. It all seemed to clear up in a matter of days. I was stunned and could hardly believe it was me in the mirror. Given that skin renews every 27 days, and I realised that I had started eating blueberries about that many days before, I thought that's it!

Keep going, Phil

Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 10.01am by ateeq

did you guys have plaque psoriasis/

Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 11.05am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Yes, but you know that for me: purple text at top of post. All people are different, and I'm not on a diet. If you eat lots of imflammatory type foods it can't be good for psoriasis. Blueberries are anti-inflammatory so I think soak it up to a certain extent, that's what I have found. I think you need to find your right balance.

Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 1.38pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Hi all,

Just an update. Just over a week since I started on blueberries and yes I continue to improve! Skin is NOT forming new flaky plaques on lesions. It is getting smoother every day! For me it’s a miracle. Not even moisturising them either. Feel I don’t need to and that’s crazy!!!

I will eat blueberries forever!!!


Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 2.19pm by Sarahtenby
GP sufferer

I’ve been on the blueberries 8 days now I haven’t noticed any improvement as of yet but there is also nothing worse I’m

Just the same

I’m being optimistic though and I know most of you guys say the 4 weeks

My sister and my friend both got plaque / guttate psoriasis too and I’ve got them on the blueberries too and I’m asking them to report to me about progress etc too

I’m not particularly well behaved when it comes to diet,🙈 I still like a cake and a chocolate bar most days got a sweet tooth and I’m eating potatoes/chips, but I do eat fruit, veggies, fish, nuts/seeds In my meals. I do drink most Saturdays with my partner and friends we love going out I don’t drink at home though at all. So this could be holding me back, will see.

I will report to you all on day 30 with my results and with my sisters n friends

Posted Sat 29 Sep 2018 6.14pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Julie hi,

Great news. Great results in such a short time. Amazing. Usually takes longer. Yes again consistancy is the key. Keep er lit till your skin is completly clear.

Sarah hi,

One week usually way too soon to see results. According to this thread the norm is 3 - 6 weeks to see improvement.

I was exactly the same , no difference until the third week then i noticed slightly less redness and scaling then from fourth week on significant change.

Interesting to see how things develop.

Phil 'the blueberry treatment inventor'

was the same. It takes time. I agree with Phil that it could well be linked with the skin replacement cycle.

regards, Warren

Posted Sun 30 Sep 2018 12.22pm by ateeq

quick update :

I started eating blueberries on Tuesday (so 5 days in now)

My psoriasis is showing signs improvements.

There is a slowdown of the skin growing on itself.

The skin feels smoother

I noticed that parts of my ear, there is a cycle of psoriasis clearing up and then forming.

I have been in alot of pain over the past few months due to the the skin/psorasis splitting when I get up after sitting down for a little while.

I am thankful to say that after 5 days on my right leg (which was extremely painful/sore/itchy/ splitting) the skin feels so much better. It has improved my quality of life and over past couple of days and doesn't act as a constant reminder that I am living with psoriasis.

I have been eating about 80 blueberries a day but around 20 is what has been recommended..

Having lived in what feels like despair for 10 years , i am addicted to blueberries at the moment hoping it is the 'magic cure'. will update on day 30

“Don't Stop Believing"

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 9.38am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Ateeq hi,

80 is a lot. i dont know if u can take too many. The big thing is that u are seeing improvement. Again the signs are good that u are going in the direction of clear skin. Intresting to see how you do on such a large amount.

keep posting.


Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 10.22am by ateeq

Thanks Warren

I think the amount of blueberries im consuming is linked to my desperation that this works.

Posted Mon 1 Oct 2018 6.24pm by Ladyred

Hi everyone.....I stumbled across your website today and have already it found it so helpful so thank you to everyone for their advice so far.

I am a 51 yr old female who until last October did not have a problem with my skin. Then almost overnight I started to have problems which were made worse by a stressful period in my life which went on for some months

I’ve made a number of changes to my diet etc...and have personally be trying things like goats milk soap and body lotions which I recently started using. But I still have a reasonable area of red patches on my lower legs, below the knee which just don’t seem to want to shift

I live in France and whilst the health service is amazing ...and they did send me home with a bag full of lotions and potions, my preference was to try more natural remedies so.....reading your stories about blueberries has been fascinating.

As there are no fresh ones in the shops now I have ordered some frozen ones online to try this method and see if it helps

Thank you again inspirational

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2018 5.41pm by Blossom
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

Hi ,I'm having good results with eating about 20 to 30 Blue Berries every day.My skin is not so itchy,but I'm flaking a lot more .Does anyone else have this with eating Blue Berries.Ive been on them about 2 Months.Thankyou in advance.

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2018 6.37pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Blossom,

My psoriasis flaked off massively before it cleared up. How much of your skin has returned to normal so far?


Posted Wed 3 Oct 2018 8.58pm by Blossom
Istarted with psoriasis 10 months ago.Im on creams and hospital treatment.Sometimes i feel very low,and do,nt want to leave the house.

Hi, Not a lot, it's just my skin is not so sore and the patches have gone flatter and paler.Im seeing the Dermatologist in 3 weeks and she wants me on the Humari injections.I don,t want that, so hopefully I will do well like yourself.On the Blueberries.Thankyou Phil for replying.

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2018 11.40pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Blossom,

It's a difficult call, you have nothing to lose at least by continuing with the blueberries, Do you have plaque psoriasis? If you haven't already I would suggest that you should avoid too much sugar in your diet, and not drink alcohol too often. In fact Just have a good healthy diet overall. I find that I can eat anything in moderation, but certainly my psoriasis loves my Christmas diet. Presently I remain clear.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Fri 5 Oct 2018 4.45am by TCNZ

Hi Phil,

Do you think blackberry (besides blueberry) also played a role in your healing?

Posted Sat 6 Oct 2018 0.23am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Possibly to a lesser degree, blueberries pack a bigger antioxidant punch than blackberries though. I did compare the properties of the two. People have only reported on blueberries in this forum, so they do seem to work on their own.

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 11.01am by ateeq

A quick update - 13 days in - eating around 120 blueberries a day

My quality of life has improved over the past week.

The crustation seems to have dramatically slowed down .

I am experiencing amazingly smoothe skin in areas such as my elbows and back.

I feel more 'itchy ' - incredibly more itchy it seems at times.

On my elbows I have noticed clear skin trying to breaking through a psoriasis patch - this ends up reddening and cycles but it is heartening.

The psoriasis on exposed places of my body - ears in particular have calmed down - this has really helped with self esteem. My ears have been looking really bad but now not so much.

My scalp has probably had the least reaction from the blueberries but there has been a small changes

I have been able to walk around the house wearing shorts and t-shirts in front of other family members and do not feel self conscious - there is no thick plaque psoriasis instead i i resemble an attack acid vicitim (apologies if thats not PC)

I hope that i am able to update in couple of weeks time and have the successes achieved by others within a month but if not then will continue with blueberries regardless (at a lesser frequency )

I read an article which highlighted foods with high anti oxident levels -

blueberries/ PECANS/ kale/spinach/ rasperberries.

Pecans apparently have the highest of any food for a/o levels - with blueberries in the top 3.

(I will add pecans to my non existant diet)

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 2.23pm by sher95

Hi! Folks,

New to the forum although having severe psoriasis for last 20 years now. Stumbled upon the forum while doing regular research to find solution to this dreadful problem- for I have had virtually all 6-7 types of psoriasis over all this years. Always willing to try a new strategy/cure!!!

First of all, congratulations to pdr321, Chrissie NW, Warren, JulieM, Blossom, Ateeq and many others who have benefited from the wonderful blueberries and sharing their experiences.

I have started the blueberries treatment from today. The tesco checkout person was curious as to why I was buying 7 packs of blueberries for at £3/- per pack, it is quite a spend.

Anyways, few things I wanted to check.

1) Should one take just 20 blueberries per day or go upto 80-120 per day? How many grams should it be? Like the £3/pack I bought from Tesco has 250 gm weightage while the size and weight of the individual blueberries varies from one to another.

2) what is a good time to eat them- during the day or as an after dinner snack. All at one go or spread it over the day?

3) While taking blueberries, did you also notice any change in your digestion pattern such as changes in terms of passing motion in terms of number of times a day etc. - did you get a feeling that it was kind of cleaning the body much faster.

Thank you for for your feedback...

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 7pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

1. I was cleared originally by eating around 60 to 80 odd a week. Eating that much per day seems a lot to me. Certainly I don't need such a high number. I probably eat around 30/day now.

2. As far as I know it doesn't matter when you eat them.

3. Noticed nothing new in the digestion department. But if you eat bucket loads of them I dare say you might. I didn't have any feeling that my body was being cleaned.

Summary: I eat them in moderation and that has been sufficient for me. Give it around a month.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 8.31pm by sher95

Dear Phil,

Hi! Thanks for your quick are the inspiration!!! Am certainly going to try this for a month or longer as it takes and will keep updating the progress on the forum...

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2018 11.36pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Ateeq/Sher,

Thanks for both of your reports, this is all great feedback for other sufferers to hear. I hope that you will be able to have the same success that I and others have experienced.


Posted Tue 9 Oct 2018 11.26am by blodyn

Many thanks for suggesting this solution. It has been a very tasty and healthy treat over the last few weeks. My month is up - and I’m much better. There are still some patches on my body, but they are paler and much less itchy. I have also been to a herbalist who has prescribed a herb mix for me - I’m very pleased with the results up to now. My scalp psoriasis is still there and that is most uncomfortable, but also better. If I do have a stressful day, the patches do turn redder, but again less red than a month ago.

Btw - daily dose/treat for me is a small punnet. My digestive system is not affected.

Many thanks again.

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 2.50pm by Jidda

Hi all

This is just an update I have been on the blueberries for just over four weeks and I have noticed a difference in my skin on my torso and legs, unfortunately my arms feet and hands are still bad with no change my arms have got worse :( I have a dermatology appointment on Friday and I know they are going to put me on ciclosporin again.. I so desperately wanted the blueberries to work before my appointment so I could avoid the ciclosporin.. I'm very pleased to see the blueberries worked for some of you.. I will continue to eat blueberries as I enjoy them but won't see the effects of them.


Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 5.03pm by blodyn

Jidda - I'm so sorry to hear you have not seen an overall improvement. I am just starting on a gluten, dairy and sugar free diet - it feels extreme at present, but hopefully the scalp psoriasis will disappear as result. Best wishes with future treatment.

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 5.13pm by warren1 (edited Thu 11 Oct 2018 11.44am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Jidda hi,

since your torso is clearing, is that not an indication that u are going in the right direction. A top consltant in ireland once told me that psoriasis clears out from the torso to the extremities and away. i have been in your shoes many a time and, whilst things are going in the right direction if it was me i would delay the cyclosporine and wait to see if the blueberries will complete the job.

My psoriasis cleared from the torso out through the extremities. I started on 1st of August, after 5 weeks 95%clear, still clearing slowly but surely toward 100%.

My life is completly changed. I dont want to go back to creams and injections and light units EVER again.


Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 5.20pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Blodyn hi,

Well pleased that u have seen such great improvement. As you read down this remarkable thread you will find that each one that has succeeded using blueberries has been left with a little reminder of their skin condition. i have massively improved and am soooo happy but my skin is not absolutely perfect.


Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 5.26pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Ateeq hi,

I replied to your message after you had been on blueberries for just a fiew days. Thankfully you have continued and are now starting to see great results

it took 20 a day for about 5 weeks fof me to completly clear, well very very nearlly.

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 6.28pm by blodyn

Warren - thanks. I've read your response to Jidda, and intend to carry on with the blueberries. Hopefully theimprovement from the torso out will reach my scalp - that would be beyond amazing. Thanks for tge time you spend on this forum aiming to help others - you probably dont realise how much this means to sufferers like me.

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 11.25pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Janine,

As Warren says it would be better to persevere a bit longer if you can bear it, especially because you have seen an improvement in some areas. Regarding your arms, are you currently on any other medication/creams? Some medications can end up making the situation worse if used for too long. If you are flaking more than usual then that is a good sign, not a bad one. Fingers crossed that you will further improve.


Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 11.39pm by Jidda (edited Wed 10 Oct 2018 11.47pm by Jidda)

Hi phill and Warren

Its such an awful situation to be in I have noticed improvement to my torso and legs but not anywhere else in fact it's got worse.. I'd love to continue with the blueberries but I'm having to wait 3 months for an appointment and my hands are so bad I struggle to put my daughters hair up.. I just don't know what to do for the best...

Thanks guys for your support

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2018 11.43pm by Jidda

Hi phill

Not on any other medication other than the contraception pill and 50/50 that's it..

Posted Thu 11 Oct 2018 9.47am by Affi
Long term psoriasis

Thanks to all who have contributed. I started the 20 a day regime two weeks ago, so far no improvement but I will persevere. I’m so encouraged by people’s successes and comments. My Dermatlogist has prescribed Otezla which I haven’t started yet. The side effects are pretty worrying- diarrhoea and depression. I have been taken off Methotrexate because it upsets my liver.

I know the best plan is to be off medication whilst trying the blueberry option, but I’m wondering if anyone has any experience of Otezla, known also as Apremilast.

Posted Thu 11 Oct 2018 11.36am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Jidda hi,

As using blueberries to clear psoriasis is so new there have obviously been no clinical

trials. Therefore all we can do is speak from personal experience in the hope that

others might be helped too.

I am so glad that blueberries have worked for me. Having said that there is nothing to stop

continuing to take blueberries and also taking the advice of the dermatologist.

As I say there have been no clinical trials done on blueberries, therefore is it possible???

I ask the question??? that in years to come that whilst some may have significant improvement using Blueberries only, that others could treat the symptoms of psoriasis with

conventional medicine ie steroids, ciclosporin etc and use blueberries too to work from the inside out for long term benefit.

Just thinking outside the box, with a desire to help a fellow psoriasis sufferer.


At the end of the day you need to decide what is best for you in your circumstances.

Posted Thu 11 Oct 2018 10.28pm by Holly1
Has psoriasis since 2001

Hello, I haven’t read all the posts as there are so many but there looks to be so many positive stories on eating blueberries, sorry if this has already been answered but how long until you see a difference. I’m going to start this at the weekend and see how it goes but would be so good to stop all the creams and tablets for something natural 🤞🏻

Posted Thu 11 Oct 2018 11.44pm by ateeq

Hi holly

Around 20 a day is what has been recommended. good luck

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 0.41am by Yoofey (edited Fri 12 Oct 2018 2.53am by Yoofey)

Hi guys.

Disclaimer/preface - before I post what I am about to post

1) I am not pretending to be an expert

2) Everyone's biology is different

3) I have only read the contents of this thread and nothing else on the forum

4) I am sharing my thoughts/advice simply in the help that it might help at least 1 person to some degree

5) ANYTHING I state to be correct about autoimmune problems and human biology is based on research that has lead me to strongly believe certain things to the point where I can consider them to be factual

6) With point 5 in mind, EVERYTHING I say is open to your own interpretation and only follow my advice if you yourself decide it is the correct thing to do

Facts: -

1) All or nearly all autoimmune problems are a result of gut dysbiosis

2) Many things contribute to gut dysbiosis including (but not limited to) antibiotic ingestion (intentional or otherwise, such as in non-organic meats), stress, allergies, food intolerances, overeating, nutrient deficiencies and a lack of breast feeding (the mother's milk contains healthy bacteria designed to colonise the gut to fight off pathogens)

3) Nearly all dietary advice you have ever heard is complete rubbish

4) The dietary requirements and food sensitivities (both allergies and intolerances) in homo sapiens are largely dictated by the locality/ethnicity of the individual

5) Food intolerances are in many ways more sinister than allergies (I will explain all that below)

My story (I will keep it short and sweet) - I am a 40 year old lifelong sufferer of eczema. I finally figured out the cause and I am sharing with you what I believe to be of use to others who know the misery of living with inflammation like this.


You CANNOT heal the gut overnight. It requires BELIEF and (most of all) TIME AND DISCIPLINE. THAT is what you are seeing with blueberries.

Homo sapiens are obligate carnivores, meaning they require animal products for nutrients they cannot get anywhere else. An example of this is carrots and vitamin A - carrots actually contain beta-carotene, which is a provitamin A, rather than true vitamin A (retinol). Retinol is only found in animal products. About 45% of homo sapiens are capable of converting provitamin A to retinol and even then only at a very poor rate. That is an example of how badly diet is misunderstood.

Homo sapiens naturally feed on animal products. We are evolved this way. There are various vestigial elements to our genetic makeup which indicate to our past history millions of years about (about 3.5 million) as predominantly herbivores, with the vitamin A reference above a great example of this. But we evolved as carnivores and if any animal is fed an unnatural diet, it will become sick.

In their natural history, all localities/ethnicities of homo sapiens also included non-animal foods, such as season fruits, some leaves etc and seaweed whenever they could get it. These foods are supplemental and are not required to sustain life. They slightly enrich a diet of quality animal products.

Important point - you HAVE to understand that there are two types of non-animal foods - caloric and non-caloric. Leaves etc were eaten by our ancestors for millions of years so we adapt well to them. Seaweed has also been eaten for a long time (it is very mineral-rich). These are NON-CALORIC, meaning they contain little to no CARBOHYDRATES. Later on we developed ways of mass-producing CALORIC plant food such fruits hybridised to produce unnaturally high levels of fructose and other sugars and grains/tubers.

Meat is digested by the powerful acid produced in the human stomach. It is digested quickly and easily. All localities of homo sapiens have eaten meat as a staple for millions of years so they digest it no problem. HOWEVER the tolerance a homo sapien will have for caloric plant foods will be dictated largely by their recent natural history. Enzymes are required to digest carbohydrates (particularly starch) - amylose (starch) needs amylase. Amylase production (how many copies of the gene you have) is largely dictated by your ethnic background and various from person to person: -


Asians for instance have been eating carbs like rice, soy etc for thousands and thousands of years. As a result, they have many copies of the AMY1 gene. Scandinavians, conversely, have little or no copies of the gene. The reason for this being that starch in essentially not found in Scandinavia so was never eaten by that locality/ethnicity of homo sapiens. Scandinavians ate animals and berries during the summer months.

Modern fruits are highly sugar dense and fructose can be hell on the body. Fructose malabsorption/intolerance is very common. Fructose is the second leading cause of fatty liver disease (alcoholism is the first).

So WHY would little ol' blueberries be the cure for some people? Well, this will be why...

The fibre in blueberries is highly fermentable by Lactobacillus plantarum - ...

... and Lactobacillus plantarum plays a key role in rebalancing the gut flora and repairing gut hyperpermeability ("leaky gut syndrome") -

The health of the gut is a good guy vs bad guy fight - if the good guys are in the majority, the keep the bad guys in check. And vice-versa. Blueberries wont work for everybody because everyone is different, as is their gut flora.

A bit more about my story - after years of steroid creams, inhalors, anti-histamines, oilatum, E45 blah blah blah, I finally realise that wheat was causing hell for me. I realised this when I became self-employed - if I sat down to work and had eaten bread for breakfast, I would start to get drowsy. So I gave up all wheat, rye and barley. Suddenly I felt much better. The swelling I had always felt in my stomach started to go away, as did my rash. I still had dry skin though until one day my skin was obviously smooth. It appears I had been suffering from coeliac most of my life. I still needed moisturiser here and there but no more steroid creams etc for me.

Then suddenly years later I broke again HORRIBLY. Back on the steroid stuff, pain in the shower, blood all over my bed sheets... back to square one. The ONLY thing had changed was I started eating a bowl of fruit in the morning instead of an omelette (trying to add different foods in). I stopped eating fruit and it went away AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS.


They are different things. Allergic reactions come and go quickly, intolerance take weeks to come and go because they cause infection in the gut - you have to feed the bad guys for weeks before it shows and you have to starve them for weeks before order is restored.

Years later (a couple years ago actually) I started to eat more fruit and agave nectar in my oatmeal. AND HERE IT ALL COMES BACK AGAIN. Steroid creams blah blah... go cold turkey on the fruit and it EVENTUALLY goes away again. I finally realised this really was fruit and it was there I started to learn about the gut and the difference between ALLERGY and INTOLERANCE. I am Scottish, born and bred. There are no bananas, mangoes, melons etc here - all there are are small amounts of berries during the summer/autumn.

NATURALLY occurring fruits such as raspberries and BLUEBERRIES are high-fibre, low sugar, ONLY SEASONAL and SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD.

And here we come to FODMAP. I don't know how well known FODMAPs are in the psoriasis community, but you can look it up. FODMAPs are foods that FEED THE BAD GUYS IN YOUR GUT.

Here are some foods with fibres that feed the good guys: -

The gut microbiome also likes EPA/DHA, which is only found in animal foods.

My suggested protocol (what worked for me): -

1) Completely remove all FODMAPs from your diet

2) Remove all inflammatory foods (nightshades, eggs, soy, dairy, grains etc... you know the ones)

3) Get to know your butcher - get a good source of quality, grass fed meats. Grass fed meats contain nutrients not found in plants and are only found in small amounts in grain-fed meats (EPA, DHA, retinol, K2, CLA etc).

4) Don't overtax the gut - not only will the dysbiosis have to reverse but the damage to the gut lining will need to heal. EAT SMALL MEALS. Meat is well digested by the stomach. Eat salads with olive oil and balsamic dressing, sauteed non-FODMAP greens.

5) Get collagen powder and glutamine - these are essential for healing the gut as they contain the amino acids used heavily in the gut

6) Drink plenty water - there will be a lot of detoxing to do and it is HARD on the body (especially the liver)

7) No pork - it's a common allergen... pigs are genetically modified wild boars and are usually fed a terrible diet (corn/soy), even when they come from a good farm.

8) NO SMOKING, DRINKING or DRUGGING. I am not judging anyone, just keep the toxin levels in your body low and alcohol feeds candida albicans.

9) Absolutely no processed food, junk food or cheating on the diet until it heals you or you know it is not going to work for you.

10) IF NOT ALLERGIC - get a good-quality coconut oil. Aldi have a raw, organic one right now that is very cheap and excellent quality. Coconut oil is a good energy source but, more importantly, the caprylic acid in the oil is devastating to certain evil microbes, such as candida albicans. Start off with 1 teaspoon in the morning and one at night. Build up from there until you are taking 3-4 spoons (NOT teaspoons) every day.

11) IF NOT ALLERGIC - try to make recipes with coconut MILK. The lauric acid in coconut milk has properties similar to caprylic acid

12) IF NOT ALLERGIC - sunflower seeds. I am not huge on plant oil (with the exception of EV olive oil and coconut oil) but sunflower seeds contain high levels of vit E and silica, which is good for the skin. You can also use almonds in small amounts. Get fresh ones as they can go rancid quickly. Eat small amounts and do not eat them with animal products or supplements because they phytic acid in them demineralises the body

In addition to gut-specific protocol, I STRONGLY recommend this to keep the body running optimally: -

1) IF NOT ALLERGIC, eat wild salmon and fish roe often. Both are easily digested and extremely nutritious - wild salmon is one of the few sources of vitamin D. If you are in the UK, ASDA do a cheap frozen salmon that is actually wild pink salmon. It is not an amazing taste but it is very cheap and extremely nutritious

2) EAT YOUR LIVER for folate, iron and vitamin A. Vit A and folate are essential for tissue/skin repair. Do NOT take vitamin A supplements - it will be palmitate, which is toxic. If you are in the UK, Waitrose do a really nice organic chicken liver. Gently fry it with some greens and marjoram.

3) Eat dulse seaweed. It is full of iodine, which many people are deficient in. You only need very small amounts of it to get a lot of iodine.

4) IF NOT ALLERGIC take a GOOD QUALITY DHA/EPA fish oil supplement - it fights inflammation.

5) TAKE MAGNESIUM. Just about everyone is deficient in magnesium. Try to get magnesium glycinate, which is readily absorbed by the body. I noticed a big difference in sleep quality and inflammation control once I started taking it.

6) IF NOT ALLERGIC get PASTURED EGGS and eat the yolk. Pastured yolks will be orange, not like the usual crap. Sainsburys I believe do a 'golden yolk' egg which is something like this but try to get the real thing from a local source. Pastured egg yolk is very high K2 and contains good amounts of cholesterol (essential for tissue repair), EPA/DHA/D3 etc.

To give the gut a break, try to fast for periods during the day - start eating later in the day and don't eat after 6PM.

Many of the principles above can be seen in the GAPS diet, SCD diet, "paleo" diet as well as other diets that are recommended for sufferers of diabetes, candida, autism, all autoimmune problems etc.

I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A MIRACLE WORKER. This is simply WHAT I BELIEVE MAY HELP OTHERS. I can't guarantee results but I think it is worth a shot.


If your condition is serious, I would recommend a gradual shift over to the new diet in terms of changing energy substrates from carbs to fat/protein. If you experience a die-off, inflammation can be rampant. However, I suggest removing all inflammatory foods, smoking, alcohol, processed foods, sugar, fruit etc IMMEDIATELY.

I sincerely hope this helps someone in some way.

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 2.55am by Delree9

Hello Yoofey! First I would like to say, great info provided. It's alot of information to digest and I may be a little confused. On one of the sited websites it talked about High/Low FODMAPs. The site suggested low but are you suggesting NO FODMAPs? Can you provide your meal plan to give me an idea? I am scheduled to try TREMFYA on Oct 22nd and really want to heal naturally. FYI...I started blueberries 2 weeks ago.

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 3.03am by Yoofey


Thanks for your response. You are spot on with D. The problem is that supplementation is difficult as a lot of cod liver oil is debatable quality and many brands have garbage added to them. And conventional D supplements are nearly always rendered from lanolin from sheeps wool, a classic allergen.

Yes, the northern people used to eat cod liver to sustain themselves due to low light. Weston Price I believe covered this. You should look it up his work if you havent already. BTW D, K2 and A all form a working partnership. Make sure you intentionally eat high K2 foods - it is not easy to come across now due to loss of soil quality, farming methods etc. People can be woken up to what they are putting in their bodies that shouldn't be there but it is even harder to get people to realise there is a lot that should be going in there that isn't.

I will look to post this on other parts of the forum when I get a chance (tomorrow, hopefully). I'll look over your other posts when I do.

Yep, oats contain oat gluten and avenin, but I am tested non-allergic to oats. TBH I dont eat much carbs anyway. When I do, it's usually low FODMAP and often resistant starch heavy (cooked then cooled basmati rice).

The phytic acid in oats (and lots of other plants) is a huge issue, too.

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 3.22am by Yoofey


I am going to try to help people as much as I can. It should be noted here that my issues don't come back unless I sustain high FODMAP for a while (which is why it was so hard for me to pin down the cause) or unless I eat wheat.

When I say "NO FODMAP", you have to understand that (assuming gut dysbiosis is the underlying cause), you have to put the fire out. You need to remove everything that feeds it (FODMAPs) and put in things that repair the gut (good quality fats and proteins, plenty of nutrients) and help the good guys (non-FODMAP fibres).

AT A MINIMUM FOR STARTING OFF, get rid of all processed foods, sugar, fruits (apart from small amounts of kiwis, raspberries and blueberries), soy, dairy, grains, beans, chickpeas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, alcohol etc.

Nuts and seeds - I am actually only allergic to peanuts and sesame. If you know 100% you are not allergic to them, it's OK to eat them IN SMALL AMOUNTS (they contain large amounts of phytic acid and omega 6 and tend to go rancid quickly). IF NOT ALLERGIC, walnuts are proven to be very good for the gut: -

Yeast - although that mostly leaves when you stop alcohol and bread but also check for it in soup stocks etc. It's a very common allergen (my worst allergen, along with wheat). If you are taking an immune reaction to other yeasts and their toxic by-products (candida albicans) it will most likely be even worse. Fungi/yeast is a pathogen the body fights against. Keep it out.

The majority of your calories should be coming from high-quality (grass-fed) animal meat and fats. Add in some berries, nuts (if not allergic), sauteed non-FODMAP greens. If you want some carbs, eat small amounts of basmati rice. Coconut milk and oil, grass-fed ghee, duck and goose fat etc are also good sources.

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 3.24am by Yoofey

BTW it is also a good idea to avoid high histamine foods, such as spinach.

Many of these things can be added back in if/when your gut heals. Obviously in small amounts. But you need to heal.

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 7.01am by Tim

Thank you all for this discussion. I started the blueberry plan a few days ago...fingers crossed. Will let you know how it goes. Would love a natural solution to this problem. I have mostly plaque psoriasis but it’s slowly moving into my joints...psoriatic arthritis. The plaques didn’t bother me that much’s the arthritis that freaks me out.

Some of the dietary advice here is new to me..esp the FODMAP. I have some googling to do!

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 2.03pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Intresting to read the recent discussion

regarding what to take and what not. The above must have been on the night shift. I know a friend who was in Canada and was told to take high levels of vit D and his psoriasis cleared up. i tried it and it didnt work. I have read the Pagano book on diet for psoriasis and tried it but

it was so hard to keep. For me it didnt work.

It is really encouraging that there are so many putting their minds to this subject

with the singular aim of defeating psoriasis.

Having said that, as we focus upon the benifits of blueberries for psoriasis I have found that i can eat whatever i like, that includes a cream bun this morning, and my psoriasis is almost clear and remaining that way. I am very thankful to Phil who initiated this thread and Chrissie who has helped me too.

Lets win the war against psoriasis, hopefully BLUEBERRIES will be a major

help to many.


Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 2.24pm by Yoofey


Many nutrients work in tandem. Shoot for plenty D3, vitamin A, K2 and MAGNESIUM.

D3 - wild (NOT farmed) salmon and fish roe. Fish liver and their oils.

A - eat your liver!

K2 - pastured egg yolks. I think I am sensitive to egg whites so I usually just eat a lot of yolks, that is where all the nutrients are

Magnesium - supplement with magnesium glycinate. Soil quality is too low now to get adequate levels from diet alone

Good luck everyone!

Posted Fri 12 Oct 2018 3.05pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Yoofey hi,

Your information is intresting.

Could i just ask about your Psoriasis, How extensive was it? how long did you have it?. Are you completely cleared by the method you have posted?

Also ,have you tried the 20 a day blueberry scheme of this link?

would be intrested to hear?


Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 1.42pm by Yoofey (edited Sat 13 Oct 2018 3.25pm by Yoofey)


First off, I seem to be limited in how often I can post as I am a new member of the forum so my responses are delayed. Annoying, but understandable.

If you read through my initial post, I state that I have never had psoriasis but I have suffered from eczema and I largely consider all autoimmune problems to have the same root cause but the symptoms it manifests differ from person to person.

Blueberries - I never tried it, don't need to. I just remove all junk food, sugar, grains and fruit from my diet and wait to heal. BTW when I refer to "fruit", I mean the man-made, glycemic garbage people mistakenly believe is a health food when actually it is a health hazard, especially for ethnically northern people. Small amounts of berries were always eaten during the summer/autumn months and I consider them to be a real food, although they are entirely supplemental.

As an anecdote regarding fruit, have a look at this thread: -

That is not me BTW, but is an interesting reference point. You will notice they tried to reintroduce it as a trial and they had a reaction 2 hours afterwards. What that person is experiencing is candidasis and/or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), which is a condition when the upper colon becomes populated by pathogenic microbes which feed on carbohydrates. The primary cause of this is eating foods unnatural to the body, which cannot be digested and lead to overgrowths.

If you have an environment that is damp, warm and full of microbes and put any kind of "food" in there, it will be consumed by the microbes. The inside of your body is warm, damp and full of microbes (both good and bad). If you put foods of a natural diet in there (animal products, non-FODMAP plant matter), then the body breaks down the animal products rapidly and the good bacteria in your gut ferment the non-FODMAPs when it hits your lower colon. If you put foods of an unnatural diet in there (amylose, fructose, fructans, lactose etc... FODMAPs) then your body can't break it down and it is fermented by the bad bacteria in your lower colon. That is why dairy causes autoimmune problems for so many people - aside from the casein allergy, the bad bacteria in your gut multiply by feeding off of the undigested lactose (we lose the capacity to produce the enzyme that digests lactose - lactase - around 2 years old as that is when we are supposed to stop breastfeeding). Keep doing that and the bad guys start to overpower the good guys and then they start to travel up into the upper colon, then all hell breaks loose - you have a systemic mold/bacteria infection in your gut, leaky gut syndrome, massive inflammation from toxic by-products of the microbes (mycotoxins from the candida albicans being one of the worst) and a situation where those infections can set up shop in other parts of the body (such as the skin) as secondary infections. You essentially have plant material composting in your stomach.

Carb consumption (especially simple sugar consumption) will also raise blood sugar levels, which helps to feed the secondary infections. This is the reason why diabetics are so prone to yeast infections. IIRC the current research now shows that most cases of eczema are just fungal skin infections, but this is nearly always a secondary infection IMO. The reason behind the knees, groin, skin folds etc are primary/classic sites for eczema is because those areas are the dampest and warmest, which is the best condition for yeast to grow.


That is only for 1 family of pathogen - candida species. That does not include other types of yeast or bacteria. Yeast/mold/fungi... it is all the same. Mold allergies are very common... it is a pathogen.

The gut flora is complex, there are many different species of yeast and bacteria in there. Blueberry fibre might win the war for some, but not for others as different strains cause different problems. And then there is also the amount of certain strains. You might be being victimised by certain strains but also have populations that feed on blueberry fibre so they can overpower the bad guys and also heal the gut membrane.


2) Get your CALORIES from good quality animal products. You can supplement those calories with high quality olive oil and some nuts/seeds IF NOT ALLERGIC.

3) Eat smallish amounts of non-FODMAP fermentable fibres (such as those blueberries)

4) Consume plenty good quality coconut oil for the caprylic acid

5) Try to eat as little as you can while your gut heals.

6) Drink plenty water

7) Make sure you are getting plenty D3, K2, A (retinol), folate, DHA, EPA and magnesium.

If you look at the dietary recommendations for candidiasis, SIBO, IBS, Crohns, austism, epilepsy, diabetes... they are the same. At very least, they have one thing in common - remove all carbohydrates, processed foods and sugar. Google those conditions and their recommended diets and you will see it is all the same. It's the same diet for tooth decay as well. Because all of these issues are caused by carbohydrate consumption as human beings are limited by their capacity to digest them - some can digest quite a lot of them, others can digest none at all. If even you have the capacity to digest them, existing damage to the gut (overgrowths, villi damage) can make digesting them very difficult - if you have overgrowths of dangerous microbes in the upper colon, they will start feeding on the carbohydrates as soon as it leaves the stomach and before it can be properly broken down. That is why you need to give this time - you need to starve out the bad guys as well as feeding the good guys. It takes time to kill an infection. Be strict, wait it out.



Folate, vitamin A: -

Coconut oil (caprylic acid): -

Coconut milk/cream (lauric acid): -

Vitamin D3, EPA, DHA: -

Excellent quality kiwi (low-FODMAP, highly fermentable): -

Magnesium explained: -

EVERYONE is deficient in magnesium, you should be supplementing regardless if you are autoimmune or not.

And IF NOT ALLERGIC get PROPER quality eggs and eat the yolks. I seem to be sensitive to egg whites but not the yolks (the most common allergen in eggs is the albumin in the whites) so I tend to just eat a lot of yolks. They are vital for K2, which you will find almost nowhere else due to modern farming methods. A good quality egg will have an orange yolk due to the nutrient concentration. Try to get farm-fresh eggs from a local source. Failing that I believe the Clarence Court Eggs (available in UK supermarkets) are excellent quality.

I cannot guarantee this will work for everyone or even one person but I STRONGLY recommend giving this a shot. Be strict and give it time.

Good luck to all, whether you try my protocol or not.

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 2.19pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

.......I got lucky, all I had to do was to add blueberries to my diet. Others may need to also follow these suggestions


Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 2.29pm by Yoofey (edited Sat 13 Oct 2018 2.33pm by Yoofey)


One interesting thing about blueberries is that they are also one of the few viable fermentation substrates for L. reuteri, which is the main bacterium passed in the mother's break milk during breastfeeding. L. reuteri is heavily present in the gut of all mammals and it aggressively fights off other pathogens - that is one of the reasons the mother passes it to the infant in the milk and one of the reasons why people who are breastfed tend to have much lower levels of autoimmune issues (the pathogens responsible are kept in check). Blueberry fibre's ability to be a fermentation substrate is most likely another one of the reasons it works so well for people such as yourself.

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 5.20pm by Yoofey

l-glutamine and collagen: -

^^^ the usually have an unflavoured collagen powder but they are out of stock right now. I would wait a few days to see if they get it back in so you are consuming less artificial c**p.

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 10.54pm by Yoofey


I completely disagree with you here in regards to the "setting up shop" hypothesis. Candidiasis can be systemic, not just localised.

"Patients with unspecific symptoms were sometimes tested for Candida. In case of findings of this yeast-like fungus in their stools they often were labelled with the diagnosis of a "Candida-syndrome". This comprises headache, weakness, flatulence, ravenous appetite for sweets, itching skin and several more unspecific symptoms. All 500 randomly sampled patients in 12 mainly naturopathic practices were asked to take part. In case of participation, they received stool-tubes and questionnaires to be answered during the waiting-time by the patients themselves. We asked for details of lifestyle, diseases and a number of unspecific symptoms. The stool-tubes were sent to a microbiological lab within 24 h after being filled. About one-third of all 308 participants carried Candida albicans in their stools. This finding is regarded as normal. Smoking habits were highly associated to Candida: 45 of the 78 smokers (58%), but only 68 of the 230 (29%) non-smokers were Candida positive, P < 0.0001. Three more results were associated with Candida-positive stools: Candida-vaginitis, allergies against food and allergies in general. Hints of a Candida-syndrome could not be found. The relation with smoking cigarettes is a new result. Associations to Candida-vaginitis and allergies were described before."

There is a clear correlation between intestinal candida levels and conditions such as candida-vaginitis (fungal vaginitis/thrush). I would suspect psoriasis - especially the "disk shape" types are simply fungal infections persisting in the skin. To kill them off, you have to kill the source in the gut and then make systemic improvements such as reducing sugar intake, populating your body with healthy bacteria who's by-products are antimicrobial and also try using caprylic acid etc.

Leaky gut occurs when the gut barrier is damaged by inflammation/fungal damage/bacterial damage, which allows food particles to pass through the gut before digestion. This leads to further autoimmune problems as the body starts to attack those substrates in the belief the body is being invaded. Then starts an allergy cascade - more inflammation leads to more allergies. A vicious circle.

I have overcome coeliac since stopping eating wheat/barley/rye. But that went on for a long time, undiagnosed. Just because someone doesn't realise they have intestinal microbe issues doesnt mean they dont have it. It doesn't have to manifest itself as IBS/IBD/Crohn's etc.

Posted Sat 13 Oct 2018 11.46pm by warren1 (edited Sat 13 Oct 2018 11.53pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Phil,

Yoofey has has never had psoriasis, i accept that i assumed that he had and was speaking from experience as many have done on this Psoriasias association thread. The text indicated that he had eczema not psoriasis when i read it again, oops.

Yoofey says that &quot;he has never tried blueberries and dosnt need to. also third point he mentions eating smallish amounts of blueberries&quot;. This is contrary to what has been the theme of this thread that roughly 20 blueberries a day over a period of 4 to 6 weeks ,more or less, has helped many with psoriasis.

Pagano diet, in 'healing psoriasis the natural way' deals with leaky gut syndrum, From the pictures of psoriasis and testimonials this method has proved successful to many.

This thread concerning YOUR discovery that blueberries helped your psoriasis has been extreemly helpful to me and many others. It also has the potential to benefit many many more psoriasis sufferers.

Could i respectfully suggest that we keep to the general theme of this thread

that both You, myself, Chrissie and in recent days a number of others have been helped in relation the Psoriasis desease by simply eating blueberries.

Many thanks Phil, this thread has changed my health and improved my quality of life.


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 8.30am by sher95 (edited Sun 14 Oct 2018 8.52am by sher95)

Hi! Chrissie and JulieM,

Understand from posts above that you also had psoriatic arthritis alongwith psoriasis as part of your condition. Just wanted to check if eating blueberries made any impact on the psoriatic arthritis part of it. While both of you did refer to miraculous improvements in the psoriasis part of it and the skin got better I will be keen to know the results on the arthritis side. Most of the successful users of the blueberry diet treatment have reported that the skin got itchier/flared up and produced more flakes before things improved kind of dramatically. Did you notice a similar pattern of first worsening and then recovery for the psoriatic arthritis condition too (if at all)?

I am in the midst of the blueberry diet (one week now) and seeing my psoriatic arthritis worsen. Any thoughts from other sufferers who have psoriatic arthritis in addition to psoriasis would be welcome. Thanks for your advice.


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 12.26pm by Chrissie NW

.Hi Yoofy I think you are on the wrong site this is a thread for Psoriasis , not Ez as you have had or have, we discuss Psoriasis problems only. There is a thread for Ez problems and am sure they would like to see your findings there.


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 12.35pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carole Hope you are Ok, Ive search for the info and sorry its taken so long, but regretfully I must have thrown it, if I come across it again I will be in touch.

Im still clear and hope this continues till Christmas, it will be the first Christmas without Psoriasis, what shall I wear!!!!! not shorts away.


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 12.46pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Sherry Well Im clear of Psoriasis and quite a while now, I started taking Magic Blueberries in June and still taking 20 per day. My Psoriatic Arthritis has not cleared, but less painful, in fact I dont notice it unless I have done a lot of walking, which I couldnt do before the Blueberries.

Hope this helps Sherry, keep taking them,


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 12.59pm by Cazzy27

Hi Chrissie. Thankyou for looking but not to worry. At the moment my feet are feeling quite good. I am still on Cyclosporin but have changed the moisturiser which seems to suit me much better. They are reducing my Cyclosporin dosage gradually so hopefully I shall still be ok. So glad that you are still clear. Be good to treat yourself to something nice to wear for Christmas. Have seen the floods on the news so hope they haven't affected you and you can still get your blueberries.


Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 1.27pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Carolyn. So pleased your feet are better and having your Cyl reduced, which is good news. Yes something new for the festive season, I still can’t believe this my life has completely changed Carolyn I will be so grateful to Sir Phil for the rest of my life which I’m loving at the moment. We have no flooding here although the River Dee comes thro our village all the properties are elevated, so we are ok, it is South Wales where it’s bad, I’m in North Wales near Llandudno. Chrissie

Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 2.16pm by ezmo (edited Sun 14 Oct 2018 2.19pm by ezmo)

Hi folks,

My first post on this site - I was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis about 1 and a half years ago, been prescribed steroid creams and went through a stage of taking Acitretin but it sent my bad cholesterol levels through the roof so came off those.

My p was mainly affecting my life mostly on the hands, dead skin and cracking which made the most basic things you do with your hands daily painful. I have patches on one knee and both elbows.

Three weeks ago inspired by Phil's original post and the valuable contributions from others I started eating around 20 fresh blueberries a day...

I have too had miraculous changes especially to my hands which are almost back to the way they were 49 years before the awful P reared it's head :)

I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone especially Phil for the life changing benefits I've experienced and needless to say I will be eating those blue round magic berries now for the rest of my life.

All the best to all - Eric.

Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 3.56pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Eric and Friends,

Eric, thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that you have benefited, and it's also further confirmation than some sufferers can find relief by adding blueberries to their diet. I hope that you continue to improve.

Friends, good to hear from you all, and your valuable contributions. May you all look forward to Christmas being able to wear whatever you want. Clearly psoriasis is a complicated condition and there have been some interesting if rather long discussions. What is so wonderful about blueberries, apart from the miraculous results, is the simplicity of this treatment. Granted that some sufferers may need to research diets more thoroughly though. Putting the knowledge and ideas out there is what it is all about. We don't have all the facts at a scientific level, but I believe that together we have proven that blueberries can be effective as a treatment, and also life-changing.

All the best, Phil

Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 8.54pm by sher95

Thanks Chrissie for sharing your experience. Any feedback from other psoriatic arthritis sufferers who have used the blueberry treatment would be welcome.

Yha, am going to continue with the blueberries...


1 Posted Sun 14 Oct 2018 9.18pm by Jayz
Inherited Psoriasis from a grandmother on each side. Life long sufferer. Been hospitalised for severe outbreaks.

Lifelong sufferer of psoriasis. Inherited from both grandmothers. Rest of the fam clear. Been hospitalised before for extreme outbreaks.

It's been fairly dormant for a few years, I mean I always have some but it's not been troublesome and suddenly I am in the middle of a bad outbreak, I am in an agony of soreness and could tear myself to pieces.

Going to try the blueberries, I'll let you know.

I get it everywhere except my face (or rather not had it there yet). Though my scalp has been fairly clear for about 10 years since I discovered Philip Kingsley itchy flaky scalp. It's pricy but worth every penny as it keeps my scalp clear. I thought I'd share that in case it helps someone else.

Posted Mon 15 Oct 2018 10.17am by TCNZ

Hi All,

Is there anyone who got result from eating blueberries a smoker/drinker?

Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 4.47pm by warren1 (edited Tue 16 Oct 2018 4.51pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Phil,

Great to hear that Eric has been helped, especially his hands. This is very encouraging to the lady on this thread who was finding it difficult to clear her hands. My hands, as the rest of me, are virtually clear. This is important as the degree to which psoriasis is visable has a direct impact on how it effects people psychologically. I remember feeling so self conscience when my hands were bad for several years. It was so embarrassing when people stared at my skin, or when a child asked why i had so many sores on my hands. I took a picture when i had Pustular psoriasis on my hands and i can tell you that my hands were raw,red,bleeding,sore, etc. I would only scare people with the photo, but then again there are some on this thread and they know what i mean it is their experience too . But thanks to Phil my hands are clear, what a difference.

I read the text from Jayz, When my skin flared up it was terrable/horrific, i feel you pain. Like youself i had it from my feet to my neck but never on my face, that would definately have been traumatic. Trust the blueberries work for you as they did for me.

Its great to be clear, its just like being cured from leprosy, that is not an exaggeration, it is exactly how i feel to be honest.

May many more be the same.


Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 9.26pm by Delree9

I have so many questions for the group. I was recently diagnosed with Psorasis in May, 2018. I'm devastasted! I started eating blueberries about 3 weeks ago. I see a lot of scaling on elbows and slow on hands but not much else. I really want to give the blueberries a chance but this itching is driving me crazy. What did yall use for the itching. Also, how often did you exfoliate and with what. I am scheduled for TREMFYA injections for Oct 22nd and really don't want it but my life has been on hold for months. I literally stay inside all day ( grateful I work from home). I have it practically all over besides my face. Suggestions please. I take a benadryl daily which only helps some. I also apply pure aloe vera and vaseline. Suggestions???

Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 11.38pm by warren1 (edited Tue 16 Oct 2018 11.44pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Delreeg hi,

My heart goes out to you as i was once in your shoes. When i was in hospital in Belfast the common practice was to plaster 50/50 over the patients 3 times a day 8am 5pm and 9pm and cover with bandages, this removed the scales.. Then patients were treated with active creams in between dependant upon the Consultants directions. I think that you should ring the psoriasis association phone number for further information.

Your doctor/consultant will also have information on 50/50 which is liquid moisturiser and other creams too.

I am not a dermatologist and cannot give medical advice ( i dont think anyone else has mentioned that they are qualified in Dermatology on this thread either) therefore i would suggest ringing you Doctor, Dermatologist and the Association. The P. Association are very helpful and will send you information via email.

I really hope the blueberries will help you as they did for me.

It is simply wounderful that so many are

responding to blueberries. I am delighted and hope it will work for you too.

Phil should possibly come in here as i think he had extra scaling just before he started to clear through blueberries.

Best Wishes Warren

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 1.41pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Hi Sherry,

Yes I have noticed an improvement in my arthritis! as Chrissie says, it is less painful. My skin is well on the way to looking clear but I have noticed an improvement in pain in my extremities. Although lower back is still quite painful when I'm walking I know this would be improved if I could lose weight!

Good luck to you.

JulieM x

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 5.47pm by Delree9

Hey Warren,

Maybe you misunderstood my question. I only wanted to know what the group used for OTC moisturizing and also exfoliation. I was just inquiring as I know all skin types are different. Thank you for the support.

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 6.29pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Delree9. I suffered with itching and extreme dryness where skin was hanging from my palms and I used Doublebase Gel I don’t know if you can buy it over the counter they do a 100grm tube idéal for bag and a 500grm (pump dispenser) I got it on prescription as we don’t pay for prescriptions in Wales. This gel is the best I ever used and I had P for over 50 yrs until I had the Magic Blueberries and Sir Phil and Warrens contributions. If you take the Blueberry Route you must stick to it I’m still taking 20 per day since June and it’s the best tasting medication I have ever had. It may take longer than the three/four weeks and if only slight improvement carry on with them. Chrissie

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 8.59pm by Delree9


I have to admit, I do feel much better consuming blueberries daily. I will definitely continue and pray for a change. Thank you so much! This tread gives me hope.

Posted Wed 17 Oct 2018 9.28pm by pdr321 (edited Wed 17 Oct 2018 9.29pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Delree,

Like Chrissie I use Doublebase Gel, when I had psoriasis, and for dry skin on my elbows now. I always found removing the scales to be a problem as I would bleed, so I tried to put up with them. I do wonder whether benadryl may be reducing the effect of the blueberries. Better to take only one form of treatment at a time if you can, otherwise you may not know what works for you. If you a suffering with itchiness and cannot bear it though, I understand. It would be good to continue with the blueberries for longer, 3 weeks was not enough to clear me, it all happened after 4 weeks. I flaked a lot before I cleared, and was also itchy. Looking back I think my new skin was forming and the scales became more irritating, but this period only lasted for a short while.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 0.52am by Delree9

Phil & Chrissie..

Your words are kind and well needed in my situation. I will prolong the Tremfya for 3 more weeks allowing the blueberries to take effect. I was also able to locate the doublebase gel 100 mg on Amazon! Thanks again and please wish me luck!!!!

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 5.13am by warren1 (edited Thu 18 Oct 2018 5.22am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Delreeg hi,

No I did NOT misunderstand your initial question as you did not ask in it what we used for OTC moisturiser. Please re-read your own question.

I gave you the best answer from 40 years of personal experience which is 50/50 which is a mix of liquid paraffin. This in my experience was the best to remove scales.

Please have some confidence to take advice from the medical profession and psoriasis association as well and not just OTC.

The gel based parifin mentioned by Chrissie and Phil will help too.

Personally, following long years of tar pomade, potent steriods, dithranol, TLO1 light treatment, scraping, scratching, and bleeding all I can say is ....

Thanks to Phil,

BLUEBERRIES have worked for me.


Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 4.03pm by Tim

Update...I’m 1 week into the blueberries. My skin is still a mess but I’m having the most wonderful bowel movements. I’m guessing this is part of the gut health that was discussed earlier.

Posted Fri 19 Oct 2018 2.23pm by warren1 (edited Fri 19 Oct 2018 2.25pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years


To give it a reasonable try it is approx 20 blueberries a day for 4 - 6 weeks. I saw no obvious effect until 3 weeks onward.

Thanks for the adequate info on the bowel movement lol. Any more would be too much information mate. Wouldnt rule out the gut health bit.

Blueberries rule ok.


Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 10.35am by Sarahtenby
GP sufferer

I’m on about week 4 of the eating 20 blueberries a day experiment

I am a guttate psoriasis sufferer

I have tried to be healthier in regards to the rest of my diet last two weeks nowhere near perfect though and I still drink alcohol every weekend - I intend to still enjoy my life 😂

Im not totally clear but there is a difference and a huge improvement I’d happily get my arms and legs out now if I wore a dress maybe have to put a bit of body makeup on but I’m happier

The psoriasis is less red and more flat and some of the patches are smaller and less flakey, maybe the next 2-3 weeks I’ll see even more improvement I’ll let you know

So Phil I Thankyou for creating this thread and getting my attention I’m going to eat blueberries forever now it works out about £1 a day for me I can live with that and they are so tasty and good for you anyway.

Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 10.51am by warren1 (edited Sat 20 Oct 2018 10.54am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Sarah hi,

Really pleased for you. Sounds like your psoriasis is now much more bearable.

Sounds like me, huge improvement but not absolutely gone.

Well done in persevering, hopefully we will hear of further improvement.

Amazing!!!!! I am sure, like me, you are so pleased.🙂🙂🙂🙂


Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 12.34pm by mummyof3monkeys84
I've suffered with plaque psoriasis for 6 years undergoing tests for psoriatic arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Hello everyone, Im going out of my mind with my Psoriasis its driving me mad! i have got plaque psoriasis and i have it all over my scalp, my ears inside and out and now its all on my eyelids! its so sore! Im just doing my weekly Tesco shop and i shall be newly joining the Blueberry plan! I really hope it will help me its driving me crazy with scratching and the bleeding! Im glad its helping people on here! congratulations to you all for being better to clear!

Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 1.35pm by Sarahtenby
GP sufferer

Thankyou Warren, yep not totally clear but certainly a ton better!

Mummyof3monkeys your psoriais sounds really painful give this a try it sounds crazy that blueberries is helping people but it’s helped loads of us on here

I buy them everyday always on my shopping list and forever more, only now 4 weeks in I’m noticing the difference

Good luck let us know how you get on lots of friendly people in this thread - thread is getting so long now 😂 taking my fingers ages to scroll to read the most recent posts, I imagine it’s the most popular thread on psoriasis-association

Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 4.53pm by mummyof3monkeys84
I've suffered with plaque psoriasis for 6 years undergoing tests for psoriatic arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Blueberries are on there way tomorrow!! Never been so excited to eat fruit!!

I’m excited so will give this a go as I am in pain from this it drives me insane with burning and itching

I agree this thread is a very active one 🤣

Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 5.32pm by warren1 (edited Sun 21 Oct 2018 4.19pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Mummy of 3,

Hi I remember having psoriasis in my scalp. A consultant told me that the psoriasis on my ears and forehead were

droplets from the skelp. So when the scalp cleared the droplets cleared.

In hospital they gave me tar pomade to put on my scalp at night and wash out in the morning. After about 5 nights the scalp psoriasis was vertually gone. In recent years i have been using 50/50 on my scalp at night and then wash out with Johnstons baby shampoo in the morning which i found equally effective.

Having said that, the above were only temporary solutions which were too often repeated.

ps. Vaseline is very similar to 50/50.

The blueberry idea, is so simple just eat 20 a day. It worked for me and is working for others too. I like to help others on this thread as I know the shocking pain, stress, and embarrassment ths psoriatic plague it really is.

Only a Psoriasis sufferer can truely sympathise with another one. It is a really nasty desease to live with.

Keep on the blueberries.


Posted Sat 20 Oct 2018 7.18pm by mummyof3monkeys84
I've suffered with plaque psoriasis for 6 years undergoing tests for psoriatic arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Thank you Warren,

It really is a awful thing to go through and I’m so glad I’m not alone and I’m grateful to come on here and not feel alone!

I shall eat 20 blueberries a day and will keep you all updated.

Does anyone else follow a diet along with the blueberries?

Posted Sun 21 Oct 2018 10.51am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Sarah, really pleased to hear about your progress and hopefully this will continue until you are fully clear like me.

Hi mummyof3monkeys, I don't follow any diet, I just added in blueberries. I was cleared originally by eating Tesco's berry medley 4 times a week for a month. I buy the medley for lunch most days. Having identified the blueberry component as the key, I always have a punnet in the fridge, and I ensure that I always have 20 odd/day. Overall I recommend that you avoid too many foods that give an inflammatory response, you can Google a list. I find that I can eat more or less what I want within reason. I would say a balanced diet with some treats is OK, for me a least. If a psoriasis sufferer was to live of cake, sweets, beer and chips that could be a problem. Just add in the blueberries to your diet and see where that gets you a month from now.

Good luck and keep us updated, Phil

Posted Sun 21 Oct 2018 4.35pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Mummy of 3,

In the past i too have felt very alone. Especially in the midst of a flare up. All i could think about was my skin. A lot of people were very unsympathetic to the mess it caused. I told one man - just be thankful it isn'you.

Any help i can give, you are very welcome to it. I have been in your shoes.

Thankfully Blueberries are like the light at the end of the tunnel.

I hope it will be the same for you.


Posted Mon 22 Oct 2018 2.16pm by Salty Backpack

Hi All,

After reading this post i too am joining the blueberry club. (i hate them though)

I have recently cut out Red Meat, white flour and increased my veg and fruit intake following the guidance of a book i read (sure everyone knows of it)

I will also post my feedback after a couple of weeks.

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2018 12.22pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Saulty

A bit of extra help with a diet to reduce inflamation may help some.

I find that i can eat whatever i want, including burgers , chips, chocolate, cream buns etc and as long as i keep eating the Blueberries my psoriasis is 95%gone and maintaining.


Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 8.32pm by Amyalexander

Hi I’m 25 and I have guttate.

I actually came across this conversation because I have been taking blueberries in a shake for 2 weeks and my psoriasis is very angry so I wondered what was causing the flare up. But now I read that people has had success rather than make it worse so now I’m confused...

I was struck down with ME currently house bound for the last year and I’m drinking a smoothie that’s meant to help with adrenal fatigue. It’s 1 cup of blueberries, a lemon , Maca powder, mct oil and kale. I’m wondering if it’s another ingredient causes the flare...

Anyway I stopped using cream and I’m two weeks into my shake

I’ve got patches coming up that are new and it’s very red angry and itchy.

I’ve never experienced it being itchy before. I’m really worried as I have so much more now than I did before and it’s making me so miserable on top of being newly disabled. I’m am ontop of my stress as I’m well looked after no money trouble and a very loving partner etc.

Is it normal to have a bad flare up before the blueberries start working?

Any advice?

Thanks x

Posted Thu 25 Oct 2018 9.46pm by pdr321 (edited Thu 25 Oct 2018 11.41pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Amy,

Sorry to hear about your situation with ME and the flare up, it's not normal to have a flare up while you are eating blueberries. However your method of eating the blueberries isn't one that I know, and seems a bit complicated. I know nothing about the other ingredients that you are putting in your smoothie. I don't believe anybody else, that has reported success with blueberries, has used your method of delivery. I think that a balanced diet with blueberries added (as off the bush) is the way to go. I am no expert though, and I think it likely that people get psoriasis for different reasons.

I know that when you stop using some medications, that psoriasis can flare up, and I have had this happen too. A couple of weeks is not enough to see real benefit, I was not aware of any improvement after that time. If you can bear it I would just eat the berries without other supplements, and try to eat a balanced diet for a month and see where that gets you.

I wish you every success and relief from your symptoms.


Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 8.41am by JanePoppy

Hi all

I have suffered with psoriasis for 41 years. Like many of you, I have had various treatments of steroid creams, uvb treatment, spent time in hospital for bath treatments, taken methotrexate, had my tonsils out because of constant throat infections which can be the cause of a flare ups. As soon as stopping any treatment, the nature of the devil is, it would always return. I recently have had another flare up, which is when I looked at this forum. Thanks to Phil and the rest of you for sharing the miricle blueberry story, I can confirm that my psoriasis is a lot flatter, less angry and sore thanks to eating about 30 blueberries a day for the last three weeks. Long may this continue! Jane

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 12.54pm by Jelb3195

Hi everyone.

I have been suffering with psoriasis since 2011, cause by stress they think.

Had 90% body coverage by 2012 and tried numerous creams/tablets.

Eventually they moved me onto metatrexate. Which did work. My dosage went from 10x 2.5mg weekly, to 5x2.5mg weekly.

After finding this page in the summer, decided to give blueberries a try.

I have now managed to stop my meds and it's worked.

I did go a few weeks without eating blueberries so did have a slight flare up, but nothing like I use to get in the past.

The main thing i'm wondering...

Has anyone tried any blueberry extracts instead of actually eating them?

I'm not the biggest fan of blueberries so do struggle with having to eat them daily 🙈 even drinking them in a smoothie is becoming a chore.

I've found a site that sells clean blueberry extract, each capsule has 161mg of blueberry extract (25% Opc antioxidants =40.25mg)

But all of that just confuses me... so I'm hoping someone can translate as to if they think it may work?

Thank you all for sharing your experiences, it's great to know I'm not alone. And that there is a way without strong medication :)

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 1.40pm by Delree9


So it has now been about 32 days of eating blueberries. My skin has NO new lesions, and I actually see break through skin. I stopped taking the benedryl as suggested but I am finding my skin to be as itchy as ever. I am very happy about the progress and can accept that the healing time will be a journey. Just wondering what everyone did about their extreme itcy skin during their heal process? My doublebase has not arrived yet but is do for delivery on Nov 1st. This itch almost makes me want the TREMFYA!

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 1.54pm by Chrissie NW

Hi I’m a double base user, please wait till Wed. Put olive oil on the itch if desperate, don’t go on the Trem it’s only over the month it took 6-7 weeks before I noticed considerable change and I’m still clear, still eating the blueberries and the Medley from Tesco it’s well worth it, I don’t know how long you have suffered with the Psoriasis, but I think I’m the longest sufferer on this thread, 51yrs next May I’ve had everything as you can imagine, but keep to this Blueberry plan and it’s well and truly MAGIC. Chrissie NW

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 2.10pm by Chrissie NW

Delree9 I’ve just answered you and I forgot to say that I hope you have ordered the correct Doublebase Gel as I don’t think they have the Doublebase Gel on Amazon the only one they sell is Doublebase Emollient Additive for Bath, this is not want you need, I may be wrong just check but I think I’m right and if it’s not being del till Wednesday you may be able to cancel, it would be no good for you.

Chrissie NW

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 6.20pm by Delree9


Oh! I my goodness, I hope not. It's called doublebase moisturizing & protective hydrating gel. The box appears to be purplish in color. Please reply if this the wrong one and I will cancel immediately. Thank you sooo much. Also, first breakout in Apr/May, 2018.

Posted Sat 27 Oct 2018 6.35pm by Chrissie NW

Hi I’ve just been on amazon and I can’t see it,only the one I mentioned, but if they have confirmed moisturiser & hydrating Gel it’s correct and it’s in a purple box you must have bought the last, so u r ok which is great. It’s terrific and you can use it anywhere it really does feed dry skin you skin is like silk, let me know how you get on and eat fresh blueberries as the drink and things with blueberries you have to look at the additives and sugars, they are usually flooded with them. Good Luck

Chrissie NW

Posted Sun 28 Oct 2018 3.26pm by mosaibjan

Hi everyone. I am male 25, recently diagnosed with psoriasis. My body and scalp is covered by psoriasis. I recently saw this discussion regarding healing power of blueberries. I rushed to my nearest supermarket as soon as I read this discussion. Its my 4th day now on blueberries. My plaques are itching more than before. Also I'm getting tingling sensation in my skin. Is it normal? However I'm willing to continue eating 20 blueberries for a month or two. I'll keep you all updated with results.

Posted Mon 29 Oct 2018 9.46am by Suzie
I have suffered for around 7 years and have it covering my back and front.

Hi Jelb3195,

I'm also taking 5 MXT tablets per week so was wondering how long you have not been taking yours for? was your dermatologist ok with you swopping your meds for blueberries and did you have to be weaned off? thanks x

Posted Mon 29 Oct 2018 9.54am by Jelb3195

Hi Suzie.

To be honest with you, I haven't yet told them 🙈 I have an appointment in a couple weeks, and I'm dreading telling them.

I haven't taken them since July, but I did wean myself off them, by taking less each week. Wasn't sure the right way to do it so just winged it. I started eating the blueberries before stopping them.

Where I stopped eating blueberries for a little while, I had a slight flare up, but eumovate ointment seems to be doing the trick :)


Posted Mon 29 Oct 2018 10.34am by Suzie
I have suffered for around 7 years and have it covering my back and front.

Thanks for your quick reply! i did mention the blueberries to my derm in August and she didn't really say much about it. Please keep us updated on how your appointment goes. I'm not seeing mine again until Feb so maybe I'll mention then about coming off the MXT! x

Posted Mon 29 Oct 2018 1.31pm by JulieM
Plaque psoriasis 30+ years & psoriatic arthritis 20 years-started 20 Blueberries p/day & my skin is getting better, pain reduced in joints!

Hi All,

Here's my one month up date.

I'm not clear yet but the plaques are not reforming. My elbows are red and sometimes itchy but I continue to see that skin is returning to normal albeit slowly. When I embarked on the blueberry 'treatment experiment' I ceased my other supplement use to see if blueberries alone would do the trick. I think I will continue the blueberries because there is definite improvement, and my psoriatic arthritis is lots better but I will reintroduce my supplements and vitamins as they helped me clear things up a couple of years ago along with a low carb diet.

I'm aiming to start low carbing soon too. I really need to get back to where I was two years ago as being lighter certainly helps in everything!

Thank you Phil, Warren & Chrissie for introducing me to blueberries. I will continue and keep you updated here. Also I LOVE blueberries and can have them on low carb so win win!

Cheers all,

JulieM xx

Posted Mon 29 Oct 2018 4.26pm by warren1 (edited Mon 29 Oct 2018 5.55pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Janepoppy,

3 weeks and progress. Great news, this is great keep going.


you can see new skin. thats like light at the end of the tunnel to me, keep going.


it has worked for you too. Dont like the taste. i mix them in porridge and hardly taste them

Julie M

your plaques are not reforming and your psoriatic arthritis is less. A lot of people have psoriatic Arthritis and this is really good news for them.

All i can say is 'WOUNDERFUL'


Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 9.35am by TomHp

Hello All,

I'm now part of team psoriasis. So before the start of the year I've never encountered any problems, I never used a moisturiser until this year! I first experienced a hot burning sensation on my face and a few flaky regions above my ear. I went to see a dermatologist at the end of April and was diagnosed with rosacea and eczema. I started using E45 moisturiser which calmed down the burning sensation and also reduced the redness. I used salicylic acid for my eczema and that got rid of it nearly instantaneously.

I thought I was in the clear until a felt discomfort on my back 3 months ago, to my shock I had three spot like marks on my back, I was pretty surprised I hadn't noticed them sooner. Anyway, fast forward to today and I now have 6 lesions (I'm stealing terminology from this thread) on my back, 2 on my shoulder, 2 on my forearm, one elbow, one on a bum cheek, couple dotted around on a leg and my scalp is also affected. My rosacea has got worse as the redness has expanded and the skin peels. I also think I have a slight outbreak of eczema on one side of neck. My condition is definitely small and mild compared to others, but I guess going from nothing to this in about 3/4 months it could get progressively worse.

I got the diagnosis last night and have been prescribed some creams and ointments. I will pick them up, but I don't plan on using them yet. I've been referred to a dermatologist and luckily I have private health so will be taking up that option to get a second opinion but mainly for a more thorough examination and diagnosis (like the type of psoriasis). The reason I don't plan on using what's been prescribed to me is I already wanted to take a natural approach first and then use the creams and medication as a last resort. I'm having blood tests later this week which should hopefully help determine if I have any intolerances/allergies (I've been noting my food consumption recently and pretty sure I'm lactose intolerant). I found the post on this thread about diet very interesting and I will be stripping my diet down and assessing what works for me and what doesn't.

I feel pretty lucky to find this thread from my first stint of psoriasis googling last night. What's more interesting is I had blueberries yesterday for the first time in ages so it feels like fate. I've bought my next batch this morning and will keep you updated with the progress.

Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 1.43pm by Tim

I’m now 3 weeks into the blueberries and am starting to see some real improvement. I too felt that itchiness at the start ...that has now passed. The P on some of my nails is disappearing, my PA is almost gone. I had a locking jaw issue which I’m pretty sure was’s now gone. The P on my scalp is retreating. I’m feeling really good about this. The plaques on my skin are still there but not as raised and flaky as before. Thank you Phil

Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 3.01pm by warren1 (edited Wed 31 Oct 2018 3.04pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Tom hi

The dermatologist has said you have Eczema and rosacea. These conditions are different from psoriasis. Eczema and dermatitis can be linked to allergies but i have not know psoriasis to be. It is important to get correct diagnosis and treat the particular condition diagnosed.

There are other sites dedicated to Eczema and rosacea.

Regards Warren

Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 3.09pm by warren1 (edited Wed 31 Oct 2018 3.09pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Tim hi,

Psoriasis improving. Great news after three weeks.

And as before if your lock jaw is Psoriatic

Arthritis this is another example of blueberries working for this serious aspect of psoriasis.

Great news. I think Phil's stats are going through the roof with the recent success stories on this thread which he originated. 🙂


Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 3.12pm by TomHp

Apologies if I wasn’t clear in my original post. I meant my skin issues started in April with eczema and rosacea. Yesterday I was also diagnosed with psoriasis by my doctor which only flared up in the last three months. This covers my scalp and have lesions on my back, shoulder, forearm, elbow and a few on one of my legs. I’m waiting to get an appointment with my dermatologist so that I can have a more thorough inspection and what type of psoriasis it is

Posted Wed 31 Oct 2018 5.02pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


it is very rare for a person to have 3 skin deseases emmmmmmmm

This is a bit unusual. Possibly a second opinion from a Dermatologist is the best way forward. I also think a skin sample can be analysed under a microscope to determine exact diagnosis.

I have found that GPs are a bit limited when it comes to skin deseases. Whereas the Consultants are generally accurate in diagnosis as they have to be dealing with severe cases each day.

Anyway, Anyway,

There is nothing to stop you from trying Blueberries. If they work they work, that is all there is to it.

Best wishes , Warren

Posted Thu 1 Nov 2018 9.09pm by sher95 (edited Thu 1 Nov 2018 11.12pm by sher95)

hi! All.

I am now in my fourth week of blueberries treatment.

At present, I hv 80% + body covered (including face/forehead), nail and psoriatic arthritis. I have not had much noticeable change to the skin as yet except on two occasions when I felt that may be new real natural skin was coming out on some part of the thigh region (less than 5% of the body)-but it again turned red after a day.

While I remain committed to the program, I would like to understand from others more about their journey.

1) While most have mentioned about increased flaking and itching during the initial weeks, I am having bruises and cuts on the skin having increased at the same time.

2) The skin has become stretched and very inflamed/red. With the onset of winter, causing more discomfort in the process.

3) New spots are coming in regularly.

4) While do not see any change in nail psoriasis, the psoriatic arthritis is showing up in new places in the body.

5) did the skin change from red to kind of black before the new normal glowing skin finally came?

It will be helpful if others can also share if they also experienced a similar pathway and how they dealt with it.

Further, a) during the blueberry treatment, did you folks stop using the moisturising gels/creams etc. and b) do you have to still use it after getting cured?

I am currently eating about 50-60 per day as an after dinner snack. Trust that is in order. In addition, I take all the possible dietary precautions. I do not smoke or drink either.

Thanks, Sherry.

Posted Thu 1 Nov 2018 10.28pm by MrsGodd90

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I suffer from plaque psoriasis.

I moved from Zimbabwe to the UK in 2005, I had my first flare up on my elbows, knees and eyebrows.

By 2009 I had it all over my legs and scalp. I went into hospital for a week, they did tests and tried all kids of oils, ointments but no luck.

In 2014 I fell pregnant and 90% of the psoriasis disappeared! A week after having my baby I flared up again...

I now had it on chest, elbows, knees, lower on top of my back, my neck from ear to ear on the back.

2017 I fell pregnant again but this time I only lost a patch on my chest and lower back.

2018 Again once baby was born it came back. Now have spots of a flare up all up my legs from my ankles to my thighs and my groin area.

I am depressed and hide even from my husband, I can't wear short sleave shirts, shorts, skirts basically anything short. I can't go swimming with my kids because of the stares and kids asking "what's wrong with her", and parents not knowing how to answer properly.

I saw Phil's post about blueberries. I will try them. I need something. I need hope.

Also another post referring to the "itch"... I use vasaline, place it on the areas, run it in properly, scratch off the "dead" skin and reapply the vasaline it really helps. Not the scalp though still not figured that one out. After every bath/shower use vasaline to moisturise

Best of luck to everyone x

Posted Fri 2 Nov 2018 8.09pm by warren1 (edited Fri 2 Nov 2018 8.19pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Sherry hi

As you are 80% covered including your face and your skin is very inflamed and red it reminds me of my skin when i was admitted to hospital. I remember from bitter experience that i was told that my psoriasis was active and unstable. From reading your symptoms as it is so widespread it does sound similar to mine when a consultant described it as erythrodermic.

I feel for you, as i was in your shoes several times. It is terrable. But each time it eventually calmed down. Sometimes it raged like a volcano six weeks and then the volatile psoriasis started to calm.

I used 50/50 and cetraben when i was in your condition then the hospital gave me Dermavate which was a temporary solution.

There is no scientific formula for the blueberry idea. Whilst a number have seen benefit in 4-6 weeks of 20 a day.

It may take a shorter period for some and a longer period for others.

I personally think you should see a consultant as soon as possible, especially if you feel shivers, chills or fever. At the same time i really hope that the blueberries work for you.

Kind regards, Warren

Posted Fri 2 Nov 2018 8.35pm by Jelb3195 (edited Fri 2 Nov 2018 8.39pm by Jelb3195)

I too was told mine was erythrodermic, after using Google to self diagnose myself. I had to go to a different doctor as my usual doctor just kept giving me different cream that weren't working. I was constantly shivering cold, even tho I wasn't. Doctors wanted to put me in hospital as was worried about my heart coping with the strain. I stupidly refused though, due to not wanting to leave my son.

That's when I was sent to the dermatologist who put me on the Methotrexate. That eventually clear it up, as well as eumovate ointment. I am now off the Methotrexate, 6 years later. After finding this post back in July and instantly got eating blueberries. I was eating 1 cup a day. Almost a week ago I started taking clean blueberry extract capsules instead. So far so good 🤞🙏🏻

Posted Sat 3 Nov 2018 1.49pm by sher95

Thanks Warren and Jelb3195 for your replies.

I went the route of strong medicine/creams/ointments in the first 3-4 years of the problem but it did not suit me well. Since then, have mainly relied upon the alternative therapies and strict diet control to control the problem. However this year the situation has turned really worse and nothing seems to be working. I am not going to drop blueberries treatment in between, But yes may be I need to see the consultant as now it is becoming unbearable.

Dear Warren, but do you still have to use any moisturising cream/ointment after you have been cured now? Thanks for your advise.

Posted Sat 3 Nov 2018 1.51pm by Jayz
Inherited Psoriasis from a grandmother on each side. Life long sufferer. Been hospitalised for severe outbreaks.

2 and a bit week update. When I started with the blueberries I was in full outbreak, bright red and all over, worse than its been for years and years. I was a little sceptical but wanted to give the blueberries a try. I am definitely seeing an improvement. They aren't really breaking up or clearing yet but they are no longer bright red and have faded to a less aggressive paler pink. It's not as sore and not as itchy.

I am using blueberries and aquas cream for moisture.

Posted Sat 3 Nov 2018 9.34pm by Joy

Hi as you can see from note of 28th August I'm one of the lucky ones that the blueberries are working for. I take one hay fever tablet a day and have done for a number of years I find this cuts down on the redness and itching, it works for me as I have not suffered the itching many of you have complained about. I hope this information is useful to some sufferers.

Regards Joy

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2018 3.05am by Delree9

Hey group, I have a question. What did any of you do about cracked hands (palms)?. My hands seem raw, hard and cracked. On another note, no new lesions, no itching and my doublebase gel arrived. Suggestions anyone and thanks! Blueberries for life!!!

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2018 8.51am by Chrissie NW

Hi Delree9 I have cleared with the Magic Blueberries and Sir Phil’s great help 50 yrs I had serious P in fact my Doctor wanted me in hospital and I said no, then he said I am telling you now at the stage you are at this is life threatening, but sometimes I am dreadfully awkward regarding my P and said I’m not going, I’m going on Blueberries and only Doublebase Emollient which I shower in as well watch as it can be slippery, you don’t need a lot as it. doesn’t foam up, so don’t go mad with it, I’m lucky I get it on prescription as we don’t pay in Wales, which is good for the younger sufferers oh I also used Protopic in my hands, but is is Ointment and therefore is greasy, also it is a steroid, but only 1%. I don’t know whether you can purchase it over the counter. Hope this helps and I agree Blueberries for Life I also buy Phil’s recommendation which is Tesco Berry Medley in a good size pot and I have 1/2 a pot and some blueberries for sweet, but it’s a nice change. Keep it up, but don’t mad with the Doublebase a little goes a long way. Chrissie NW

Posted Mon 5 Nov 2018 7.33pm by warren1 (edited Tue 6 Nov 2018 9.51am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Jelb

great to hear that you are one of the success stories. you were obviously an extreme case. Your comment was very helpful for Sherry. Please keep an eye on this site. We all need to try and help each other beat this plague.

Delreeg hi,

I have an idea about your hands. Buy cotton gloves cut the finger ends off to wear at night. easier to wear.

Plaster your hands with 50/50 or Vaseline before bed and take off in the morning. do for several nights.

Sherry hi,

Good to hear you are going to a consultant. Erythrodermic psoriasis can

endanger your health. i used cetraben emmoliant to cream my skin on a daily basis. i use none now. keep at the blueberries.

Zayz hi,

2 weeks on blueberries and your skin is paler, great news. sounds like mine before it cleared.

Joy hi

Blueberries are working for you. Good news. Your hayfever tablet is an intresting one. If it works it works.

Lets keep communicating on this. I am soooooo glad that blueberries have helped me. Trust they help as many as possible. I hated psoriasis. I love clear skin and more energy.

A helpful reply on this thread from Chrissie helped me to continue on 9th August and i am ever so greatful i did.

Phils stats must be through the roof lol.

God bless,


Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 0.55am by Delree9

Warren, such a great idea about the gloves. Will try tonight. I LOVE THIS POST ❤❤❤❤

Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 7.16pm by D1974

Hello, what a great forum which I've just discovered recently. I had my first psoriasis diagnosis just over a year ago following a major run of stress in my life, it was patches on my chest, under my arms, and my eyelids and forehead were covered, perhaps 5 % of my body in total....I managed to clear it through a combination of reducing stress, changing some things in my diet and using natural skincare products.

Clear from January until about 3 weeks ago, when I was gutted (no pun intended) to see telltale patches appearing again on my chest, and very rapidly they spread around my torso. I was so worried with the speed and spread that I got a doctor's appointment to confirm it was a variant of psoriasis and nothing contagious. Currently I would say I'm at least 40 % almost completely covered from my neck, to upper arms and upper legs, torso front and back, so it's a far worse outbreak......

From my very avid research so far I am convinced that stress plays a huge role in my outbreaks (the doctor said that now that my body has had a reaction to stress it won't take as much of a trigger again to set it off), as well as gut health/diet. So since finding this thread I have been incorporating blueberries into my daily diet, and I'm taking a photo each day of my back to chart progress.

I'm not known for being the most patient person but I know about the skin taking 3 to 4 weeks to renew normally, so I'll keep at this for as long as it takes. Good luck to all the others doing their best to clear their skin. Thanks, Denene

Posted Wed 7 Nov 2018 1.35pm by HelloSaucy

Hello Comrades,

I am in the midst of trying out the 20 blueberry ritual and today marks the 3rd day. I can quite certainly say that it appears to be working for me because my skin is flaking away - the same way my skin normally flakes after application of steroid cream onto it for a couple of days. Usually after the skin flakes off for the most part, my skin will become "brand new" for a few weeks before the plagues start coming back again to haunt me again.

So yes, I will continue to update if my skin turns brand new after all the flakes are gone. Will be back soon!

My greatest appreciation to Phil and thank you everyone else who has contributed in this thread. Really happy to have found this potential miracle treatment!

Posted Thu 8 Nov 2018 5.20am by Tim

Some studies have shown that if you eat blueberries with dairy it reduces their health benefits ...esp the anti oxidants in the berries. I’ve been eating them with cereal and milk and in yogurt. Although they have been helping the improvements have been very slow. I think I’m going to try eating them as snack between meals and see if that makes a difference.

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 3pm by Delree9

Another question(s) for the group. Has ANYONE ever been on a biologic? How did you titrate What has the group done for their scars? I have soooo many I just want them gone. Also, why do I get so many emails that someone has posted on the group but when I look, it's only one or two? Am I missing something....*Still eating my new plaques but scarring still!!

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 4.12pm by warren1 (edited Fri 9 Nov 2018 4.13pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Denene hi,

Trust you get relief through blueberries. Dr Corbett , Consultant told me that psosiasis is often triggered by Major stress. but rarely from every day stress and strains.

HelloSaucy hi,

Glad to hear it is working. Please let us know how you progress.

Tim hi,

Intresting to see if Blueberries are more potent when taken alone.

Delreeg hi,

Scares?? These are the marks of brand new skin. Great news. As the skin heals and returns to normal it does not immediately return to worn skin but to new skin. Given time it will surely blend in, i can assure you. The big thing is that hopefully it stays away

regards, Warren

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 4.19pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

A point i would like to make is this.

The blueberries from Tescos are larger than some other places. In other places they are much smaller.

Why raise this? Well obviously if you take 20 small ones they give you a lower

dose. Which may not be as effective.

I followed Phils advice and went to Tesco and they worked.

best wishes, Warren

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 5.11pm by Delree9


Is Tesco's a store or brand? I looked it up online and saw what appeared to be a medley mix of berries?

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 5.55pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


i was talking about the Tesco Blueberries

purchased at the Tesco store/superstore.

£2 for 150 gramms to be precise.

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2018 5.57pm by Stevie
Alright there! I'm Steve I'm 36 and have suffered with psoriasis since I was 18.

Alright there....... I have been suffering serve psoriasis since I was 18 and im now 36 been on a few different things but am jumping on the blueberry train 💪

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 2.31am by Tungaa

Hi everybody, after coming across this forum I decided to try it on my husband who has recently had an outbreak covering from neck to toes. He had been hospitalized and treated however didnt help much. We live in Mongolia, and fortunately we get tons of wild blueberries in the mountains, I just went to our local market and bought 10kg of fresh wild blueberries and put them in the freezer. I was reading how expensive they are but here they only cost $3/kg. Wild ones are much smaller than the grown ones so he was eating around one cup a day. He kept it up for about 2,3 weeks on and off he missed some days and just stopped eating after that. But even after he had stopped eating his spots cleared up and faded. He has very faint spots now but his skin is smooth with no rough itchy patches. We are lucky to have come across this thread! Oh and he only managed to eat 2,3 kgs, the rest i made jam with. :)

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 9.32am by Charlotte7438

I am a 32 year old female and have never experienced any skin conditions throughout by life until I fell pregnant aged 30. I developed pustular psoriasis on my hands and niavely thought that as soon as i’d given birth and my hormones had settled down that the condition would get better. After two years of awful dry hands, puss filled blisters, cracked painful open wounds and trying every available cream from the doctor, pharmacy and dermatologist including steroid creams I was resigning myself to a life of psoriasis and was just about to start Methotrexate and then I stumbled across this thread and started eating half a punnet of blueberries per day (about 30). That was only one week ago and my psoriasis has 99% cleared up for the first time in 2 years. I have full use of my hands again, I cannot believe how quickly my body responded to eating the blueberries and I after day 3 of eating blueberries I ditched all prescription creams and only moisturise my hands after washing. Unbelievable and I will definitely not be following my dermatologists advice and starting Methotrexate treatment!

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 4.16pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Great to read of two more success stories.

Tungaa I really think that persistence is the key. Every day using the blueberries to remove the psoriasis.

Charlotte hi

It appears to have worked and that within a very short time. Amazing that a severe case like yourself should clear so quickly. Most take 4 to 6 weeks.

I loathed the thought of ever taking Methotrexate. I suffered for years even though the hospital wanted me to go on it and finally like yourself took blueberries and cleared, Snap.

Wounderful news


Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 11.25am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Really great to hear about the amazing progress made by many sufferers on this forum, congratulations to those finding relief and avoiding medications.


Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 11.37am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Here are the results so far, since this forum started on 17th March 2017:

Sufferers that have commented: 61

Sufferers who have not reported on progress, or are still trying blueberries: 32

Sufferers who have reported significant improvement : 21

Sufferers who have not been helped: 8

Bottom line, 72% of sufferers who have reported have been helped :-)

21 people (including myself) no longer need methotrexate, cyclosporin, steroid creams and medical appointments etc.

Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 2.22pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Phil, well those figures are fantastic and without you we would still be on the meds, you are a very special person for all of us who are well after the miracle blueberries, I can’t believe the percentage it’s so high, it’s a shame it didn’t suit all, if only there was one type of Psoriasis, we would all be happy, but at least everyone tried. I have stay cleared and after my 50 yrs of suffering mentally and physically it now is a wonderful place to be, even my Arthritis as settled I feel 20yrs younger and this is all down to you and your patience and dedication to this Forum. Thank you so much . Chrissie NW

Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 6.02pm by Bonnie_Staffs

Hi all. I've just joined this forum. I began reading about the blueberries about 10 days ago and have been eating some every day since then, but no noticeable effect so far. I must say that I was rather sceptical to begin with, but anything is worth a try. My skin flared up quite badly over the last couple of months, perhaps because of the stress of moving house. The skin on my lower legs is particularly sore. As it's not really blueberry season right now I stocked up on frozen blueberries, but I haven't been counting how many I've been eating each day. I put them in porridge or have them with yoghurt. I'll start counting (20 blueberries a day) from today and report back in one month. It would be amazing if the blueberries helped!

Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 9.44pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Thank You Chrissie,

This forum would have still been worth it if only you had been helped. I am so glad that you are feeling well. It is a wonderful place to be in, to have clear skin. There are too many people with this dreadful condition, and for a lot of them I believe there is a way out. I hope the word will continue to spread. We can read some heart-rending stories on this site, and I often think many more could benefit if they opened their minds to this.

I must say that hearing about your recovery, and also that of Warren has been particularly rewarding.

Good to hear from you, all the best, Phil

Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 9.48pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Bonnie,

It's always fresh blueberry season in Tesco thanks to imports, and I have always eaten them fresh. You should notice an improvement in about a month, that's how long it took for me.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Sat 17 Nov 2018 11.44pm by Chrissie NW

Hi I would agree with Phil about the Blueberries I buy mine from Aldi as it’s the nearest supermarket to me and the large box is £2.30 smaller ones £1.49 they are now coming from Argentina together with Peru they are the best and if I go to Tesco I buy the Berry Medley I never buy frozen as the goodness is not there like fresh. I taken 20 blueberries since June and I’m still taking 20 every day, it’s far better than the horrible medications your Consultant gives us, so I will continue to take them as long as I’m on the planet, it’s the best medication I have taken, but you have to persevere, not taken them for ten days and say there is no change in my skin, we are all different, one person can be covered from head to foot another patches on the joints and a bit here and there, so the person who clears quickly would be the one with the least patches, so please , if you see the slightest change, CONTINUE, don’t give up. Chrissie NW

P.S. I’ve been clear since the end of August it took approx 11weeks thanks to Sir Phil the Magic Blueberry Man.

Posted Mon 19 Nov 2018 8.07am by Salty Backpack

I have been taking blueberries for 3 weeks now and i am starting to see marked results.

Skin creation is slowing down and redness is going down.

I am sure I read about blueberries a long time ago but never persevered, so glad i found this post!

as a side note i am having acupuncture which i believe to also be working. (i have 3 noticeable patches down my spine, after 2 sessions the middles are now flattening out)

2 Posted Thu 22 Nov 2018 5.12pm by Flake

Hello all, I just finished reading this thread in its entirety and felt inspired to join the discussion.

Firstly thanks for everyone’s contribution it’s been great to read everyone’s experiences with treating their psoriasis with blueberries.

I’ve just started eating blueberries as of yesterday, and hope to get some success with my psoriasis, and possibly also with my psoriatic arthritis.

Back story - 36 years old, had P for 18 years, arthritis for 6 years, tried PUVA for 2 courses (works great but it just comes back) and every moisturiser going, several different creams... steroid and tar based etc and nothing really worked.

Been prescribed Methotrexate but I’ve never taken it, it’s pure junk and the potential side effects don’t appeal to me at all. I did have some really good success from making a cannabis balm and rubbing it on affected areas, and constantly get relief by eating cannabis oil capsules and vaporising dried cannabis flower, which really helps with movement, inflammation and the depression that comes with this whole thing.

Sunshine seems to be the very best thing, I went on a long holiday at the end of a PUVA course and was left clear for a long time. Unfortunately living in the uk it always comes back though :( I’ve hired sunbeds for home use but they’re not strong enough.

So my swollen, arthritic fingers are crossed for the Blueberry treatment, I’ll give it my best shot and leave it a good 6 weeks eating at least 100g-200g every day before putting it in the massive pile of things that don’t work, a pile which Blueberries hopefully don’t belong. We will see.

Good luck everyone! And thanks.

2 Posted Thu 22 Nov 2018 7.01pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

Methotrexate has been a massive success for many - and not just for PA. The potential side-effects are just that, potential. Not everyone gets side effects and not everyone gets the same side effects.

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2018 1.20pm by Leigh

I wanted to let the forum know that eating about a half cup (maybe more) of blueberries every day for about a week has really caused a great improvement. I suddenly was stricken with psoriasis at a late age, after getting very sick (walking pneumonia). The first clearing happened after 2 years when I started taking specific "parent essential oil" supplements. Under stress--a few years later--it started to return, with a lot of inflammation (redness, "itchiness", and more thickness). I visited this forum a week ago, and I must say this is quite a relief. The redness is rapidly disappearing, normal skin is growing in and around the psoriatic areas. In addition, blueberries are great foods anyway! Thank you very much. I was amazed how Doctors (here in the States, at least) were so willing to push drugs like methotrexate and cortisone-based creams which are toxic by their very nature, and none of them have a clue as to ways to solve the basic problems. I applaud this forum!

Posted Fri 23 Nov 2018 9.23pm by andrea
have had p for too many years

I have had psoriasis for 47 years and been on Methotrexate for 3 years up to 17.5 mg. At the beginning of this year it started coming back on my body so I bought a UVB unit from MBS. It did the job and before my holiday in the sun I was almost clear. This lasted for 10 weeks then it started to come back. Not wanting to use UVB too often only when really needed I started eating 20 blueberries a day with breakfast and 5 weeks on my body is completely clear. So I have reduced the Methotrexate to 12mg. and it has still not returned. My aim is to come off this drug completely. There were some small patches all over my legs so I have used UVB for up to 4 minutes twice a week and only because I have xmas parties to go to and I would like to wear a dress and tights, but not thick ones. The patches became white marks so the aim is to clear them and so far so good. Thank you Phil for sharing your success. It may not work for everyone but you may have helped so many as we are all different and do not all react the same to the same products.

Posted Sat 24 Nov 2018 1.09pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Andrea/Leigh,

Great to have your feedback, and I'm really pleased that you are seeing benefit, hopefully you will not require toxic medications in future.

My new white skin needed a sunny summer holiday, to get it to blend in with my usual skin colour, but now you would never know that I was a psoriasis sufferer.


Posted Thu 29 Nov 2018 5.31am by NotHavingIt

Since reading this forum, I've been eating a half cup to a cup of blueberries a day since October 9. My feet are better than they have been in the past three years. I feel this is working well and would recommend that people try it. It can't hurt to try and it is healthy. I also have been applying Vaseline (petroleum jelly) to my feet each morning and night. I have not had the skin build up like I did before, the cracks, and the redness has almost gone away, also. Thanks for posting in the forum, I believe it has helped many people. I also see in researching that other berries and figs are also anti-inflammatory foods. I am very glad I happened on to this forum!! Thank you!

Posted Thu 29 Nov 2018 11.46am by Jayz
Inherited Psoriasis from a grandmother on each side. Life long sufferer. Been hospitalised for severe outbreaks.

I started on the blueberries on 14 October and it's now 29 November. When I started I was in the middle of a very bad outbreak. My psoriasis has not cleared up yet BUT it has improved a great deal. This outbreak is very aggressive and I can almost feel it fighting me on improving but it is.

The plaques have gone from bright red to pale pink, even the one that covers my whole hip. They are getting patchy and are no longer sore though still itchy. I've only used 20 blueberries a day and aquas cream since 14 October and I am impressed even though it's not gone completely.

I'm going to continue with the blueberries in the hope that over a little more time it will clear up like the original poster, if I don't achieve that goal all I can say is thank you for making it more bearable.

Posted Thu 29 Nov 2018 9.10pm by TCNZ (edited Thu 29 Nov 2018 9.11pm by TCNZ)

Hi Jayz,

How did you use Aqueous Cream...… you leave it on your skin or wash it out after a certain time? Thanks.

(Sorry it may be a bit off topic)

Posted Thu 29 Nov 2018 10.33pm by Jayz (edited Thu 29 Nov 2018 10.35pm by Jayz)
Inherited Psoriasis from a grandmother on each side. Life long sufferer. Been hospitalised for severe outbreaks.

I put the aqueous cream on after an evening bath. It's to moisturise, why wash it out? It helps a lot with the soreness if you have a lot of plaque coverage and it soothes the itching for a short time. I don't find it especially greasy after you've rubbed it in so it shouldn't be annoying in that way.

1 Posted Fri 30 Nov 2018 9.35am by TCNZ

Hi Jayz,

Aqueous cream contains 0.9% Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. SLS is broadly used as detergent and surfactant. It is also widely used as a skin irritant when testing products used to heal skin conditions....

The intended/preferred method of using AC is to apply generously on your body, rub through so that the 0.9% SLS fully emulsify with part of the grease content in the cream. Then take a thorough rinse to wash away the emulsification.

This will leave a thin and even layer of grease over your body without the SLS remaining.

AC is particularly beneficial for eczema sufferers, but applied in the way as mentioned it is still good as a body moisturizer for us.

I wonder if the SLS hinders your result with blueberry.

Posted Fri 30 Nov 2018 11.44am by Jayz (edited Fri 30 Nov 2018 11.51am by Jayz)
Inherited Psoriasis from a grandmother on each side. Life long sufferer. Been hospitalised for severe outbreaks.

TCNZ I wasn't aware of that with regard the Aqueous cream though I can say I've never found it irritating in any way. I could probably stop using it now as my skin isn't really sore at this point but I wouldn't imagine it is hampering the improvement with the blueberries since it has improved but I suppose its possible.

I like it as a moisturiser because it isn't too greasy and feels cool and soothing when applied.

Posted Fri 30 Nov 2018 7.53pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Nothavingit

If you have found Vaseline helpful to your feet you would probably find 50/50

which is liquid parifin/soft white parifin even better.


I found that Aqueous cream irritating but cetraben cream very soothing to the skin.

As a matter of interest, you mentioned using Aqueous after an evening bath. I found in recent years, before i discovered blueberries that when i had fewer baths / showers that my skin was easier controlled.

i have found blueberries a revelation and would recommend it to everyone to try.


Posted Fri 30 Nov 2018 9.45pm by TCNZ

Hi Jayz,

If you apply aqueous cream to your face, you will definitely verify whether it is irritating or not.

Posted Fri 30 Nov 2018 10.34pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

The psoriasis association list the many creams and ointments that can be used to moisturize. They repeatedly say try various ones and find the one that works best for you as an individual. That is the best advice.

best wishes to all blueberry eaters out there in cyberspace lol


Posted Mon 10 Dec 2018 4.21pm by Grey-Beard-Bray

Hi all,

I have had plaque Psoriasis for 25 years plus and the creams don't seem to be working anymore.

So I'm going to try the 20 blueberries a day for 2 months, hopefully I will see some great results like the one's I have read in this forum, I will report progress in a months time.

Posted Mon 10 Dec 2018 8.38pm by TomHp

Hi all, it’s 6 weeks since I first posted so I thought I’d post an update. To give you some background on my psoriasis I first really noticed it end of last year where my face would become really flush in places, however, it would disappear as quickly as it would appear. It was at the end of April this year when I had to see the dermatologist as the face redness had become more permanent and had a constant hot sensation. I also had a very small mark above one ear which was constantly flaky. I was wrongly diagnosed with rosacea, but by July my condition was clear as I developed plaque psoriasis on one elbow, my back, few marks dotted around the rest of my body and my scalp had quite a bit of coverage and my face with two marks on my cheek and about five around my chin.

I decided I didn’t want to use the steroid creams I was prescribed and luckily I stumbled upon this thread and plenty of Instagram pages and YouTube videos. I have eaten blueberries daily for 6 weeks now but I can’t put my progress solely down to them as I have made some other big lifestyle changes. I have stripped out meat, caffeine, dairy and gluten from my diet. I start my day with celery juice as soon as I wake up, I also will have one green juice a day and homemade soup that is packed with plenty of vegetables. I’ve basically been living vegan and gluten free in this period. I take daily supplements that include zinc, vitamin d3, selenium and probiotic. I’ve had a holiday during this period and eaten out a few times so I have had gluten at times and in these past 42 days I have had alcohol on 4 of the days.

As for skin...well my face has now been clear for 2 weeks and my scalp for a week. I have 8 patches on my back and all these are now showing clear skin coming through, some of them are about 80% clear with the others around 50%. My elbow which was very flaky/scaly now has no flakiness and has clear skin coming through.

I would advise that people have patience with the process. If someone else clears in 4 weeks then it doesn’t mean you will to. I saw examples on YouTube videos and Instagram posts where people with much worse psoriasis than me had clear skin in 4weeks. In my 4th week, my skin was at its absolute worse, my scalp was so flaky and my face more red than ever and covering a larger part of my face, it was embarrassing to leave my flat! But I knew this was part of the process and the toxins were finding a way to leave my body. In my first four weeks I had seen clear skin start showing on two of my patches on my back which did give me hope to push through the hard times. I was also putting coconut oil in my hair and leaving it overnight for the first four weeks as it was soothing and also reduced the flakiness. In the last two weeks I haven’t had to do this once. Weeks 5 and 6 is where I have really seen faster progress of my skin clearing.

I have spent hundreds of pounds on skin products this year, but psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases should really be tackled by healing within rather than on the outside. It’s not a skin disease, it’s an autoimmune disease. Do YouTube searches for natural healing psoriasis and type #psoriasis and #psoriasisdiet on Instagram tags and you will find a lot of great information. Having my skin clear on my face for two weeks has made me feel like myself for the first time this year and restored my confidence. I don’t see myself as being cured or ever will be, I know I can have a flare up anytime, but I really do believe I can control this through diet and not have to go down the steroid creams, medication etc route

Posted Tue 11 Dec 2018 5pm by NotHavingIt

I've been eating blueberries since I read this forum in October and also drink green tea. I started with the 20 blueberries, but added more. I figured that was a negotiable number with sizes of blueberries and that everyone is different, so probably not one size fits all. I also figured blueberries were a healthy food. I started eating a half cup a day and then increased to a cup or a cup and a half of blueberries. I buy frozen blueberries and thaw them in the microwave if I don't want to wait for them to thaw. I also bought a bag of dried blueberries and keep them in my suitcase to eat when I am away from home. My feet are better than they have been in a couple of years. I am so pleased I found this forum when Googling natural alternatives. I had one doctor that was trying to convince me that that only choices were biologics or Methotrexate and I refused them both. This was the right choice for my situation. I really feel like something triggered the inflammation and it is a vicious cycle of the skin trying to heal itself in the area by producing replacement skin. Seems to me the blueberries might send a message that this area isn't inflamed, so it doesn't need all of the skin build up. For whatever the reason, the blueberries are working for me. I also put Vaseline all over the bottoms of my feet night and day and where Features socks that are running socks that are padded in the foot pressure zones and they are not high content cotton, so they don't pull the moisture out of your feet. I had tried many different steroid ointments creams etc. that were prescribed and they just made the cracks worse, so with this forum and my own routine I am very pleased with the results and I'm going to continue with the blueberries, besides as a bonus they are a low calorie breakfast or a late night snack. As an added note, is it possible for the new postings on this forum to be listed at the top of the thread instead of having to scroll through the whole forum to read the new posts?

Posted Tue 11 Dec 2018 5.32pm by Tim

Thanks for the new postings. I’m always checking this forum for info. I’m still eating a cup a day. I havn’t had the miracle cure some people experience but there is definite improvement. I recently found out that wild blueberries pack more nutritional punch than regular ones. Here in Toronto I can only get the wild ones frozen. I’ve also been experimenting with apple cider vinegar. Dab some on the plaques once a day...really helps a lot. You have to use the unfiltered cloudy version.

Posted Fri 14 Dec 2018 10.52pm by Jumpimgjive

This is intriguing and sounds too good to be true, having both psoriasis and psoriatic athritis I’ll try anything at this point, watch this space .......

Posted Fri 14 Dec 2018 11.42pm by Chrissie NW

It is too good to be true, it’s incredibly unbelievable , I’ve had 50yrs of this skin disease and since Sept I’ve been clear it is a miracle, take the Blueberries as The Bluebeery Man says 20 per day it does NOT work for everyone as we are all different but stick to it. Chrissie

Posted Sun 16 Dec 2018 10.21am by psoriasisbeth_

Hi all I began eating blueberries two days ago now, but was just wondering if people with guttate psoriasis have had success with this?

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2018 3.56pm by Mana

Hi guys

Just wanted to find out , which blueberries would you recommend to eat . Ive heard that the high bush blueberries are better or would any blueberries be fine ?

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2018 9.19pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

TomHp - good to hear about your progress, you've gone both barrels on psoriasis and cut out many things form your diet. The thing is you don't need to, at least that has been my experience, and the experience of many others on this forum. Cutting so much from your diet at once means that you won't know what is really working. All I did was to add blueberries to my diet and bingo job done! I eat pretty much anything I want, and I'm still clear over two years later.

psoriasisbeth - some sufferers with guttate have reported a positive result on this forum.

All - if you wish to search quickly through this forum for particular words like guttate, just use the magic Ctrl F browser search function. Up to 17/11, not counting posts since, 72% of all reporting sufferers on this forum have been helped by blueberries.

Mana -I've only ever eaten blueberries from the supermarket, never frozen. Typically imported from South Africa or South America, and sometimes Europe. ALL work fantastically for me :-)

I hope you all experience clear skin like me, and the others who have benefited.

All the best, Phil

Posted Sat 22 Dec 2018 7.40pm by Bonnie.Staffs

First of all hi to Phil and thank you for recommending fresh blueberries. I will bear that in mind. I've been eating frozen blueberries – excellent in porridge – because a) they're cheaper than fresh and b) I can't get to the supermarket every day, so frozen are easier to keep a supply of. After just over a month I can't say that I've noticed a huge improvement. However, reading through all the forums about blueberries, Ensilar, Methotrexate and so on, I'm encouraged to not give up hope. Giving up hope would mean trying Methotrexate again. I used it for three months last year and I think it worked quite well, but I just don't like the idea of taking a strong drug long term. I'll persevere with blueberries and a generally healthy vegetarian diet, and post back in a month or so. Happy Christmas everyone!

Posted Mon 31 Dec 2018 3.30pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Bonnie,

I've no experience of eating blueberries that have been frozen, always eating fresh myself. A punnet usually keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days I find. I would have expected you to notice a change after a month, but certainly worth trying for longer. From what I have read freezing blueberries should have no effect on their anti-oxidant properties at least. Why blueberries work for some and not others remains a mystery. It could be because of the type of psoriasis you have, as well as other lifestyle factors. Perhaps one day someone will research this and we will know more.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Mon 31 Dec 2018 3.48pm by NotHavingIt

Frozen blueberries work just fine. I just thaw out a bowl a day. If I’m in a hurry I put them in the microwave for a short period of time. You could thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. They are just more convenient and cheaper. Where I live fresh are not going to be available except in the summer. Frozen blueberries are good, too, and they can be also added to smoothies.

Posted Mon 31 Dec 2018 4.03pm by Flake

For me, frozen seems to be working a little. At 3 x 400g bags for £5 at Tesco it seems to be the best deal I’ve found.

I was surprised to hear the berry medley worked so well, definitely not doubting what Phil is saying but I counted exactly 6 blueberrries in the medley, on both recent occasions I’ve eaten them so perhaps a synergy between various different berries (blackberry maybe?) boosts the effects.

I’ve been eating a 400g bag every day for over a month, there’s been an improvement and noteably it hasn’t worsened which I would have expected it to at this time of year.

Again, cannabis is excellent for inflammation and auto immune disease, and a balm I made recently is clearing my inverse psoriasis up really well.

All the best.

Posted Tue 1 Jan 2019 10.53am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Flake,

6 berries seems a bit short in the medley, are you eating the smaller version of the pot? If you have the time to read this thread you will see confirmation of the blueberry theory. I do believe that blackberries are also good. However I don't eat the medley every day, but do eat fresh blueberries. No doubt about it, blueberries have completely removed the symptoms of my psoriasis, as others also attest on this forum.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Tue 1 Jan 2019 11.31am by Flake

I’m not doubting it at all Phil, my symptoms have improved over the last month or so and I’m expecting things to get better still, because of the 400g per day of blueberries I’ve been eating.

I was just surprised so little blueberries were in the medley (I had the 2 portion medley) but I did try a second tub and had exactly 6 blueberries again, they also both had 2 blackberries in each, which is why I thought perhaps there was a synergy effect of the other berries possibly boosting the benefits of the blueberries. I supposenit could work like an entourage effect of all the anti inflammatory goodness in the berries.

I’ll keep eating blueberries and I’ll update in another month’s time. Hopefully with an even bigger change!

Posted Tue 1 Jan 2019 12.39pm by pdr321 (edited Tue 1 Jan 2019 12.41pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

...perhaps portions are becoming smaller then. I've not eaten a medley for a couple of weeks now, just the blueberries alone. You are probably right about the combined anti-inflammatory effect. In actual fact it did take surprisingly few blueberries to clear me, and I probably now eat more than I need. It was 4 x medleys a week for a month, followed by a truly amazing and almost ridiculously fast recovery. It was almost as if i just shed my diseased skin like a snake. The company I worked for at the time moved offices to one of those dull edge of town areas where there was nowhere to go for lunch but Tesco. By pure chance I made a lunch selection that transformed my life. If this hadn't happened I would still be in a wretched state. I hope that you and others who also read this will have the same result.


Posted Tue 1 Jan 2019 7.27pm by NotHavingIt

I eat either straight blueberries or a medley of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. In the US they sell big frozen bags at Costco. They are all anti-inflammatory, so I just try to have blueberries more often to try to stick with the blueberry theory. Seems to work.

Posted Tue 1 Jan 2019 9.35pm by angela r
4 years

Wow this thread has had me mesmerized all night and I found it by chance or was it fate? I had to come off acitretin in September as I started to experience bone pain due to long term use. Two weeks later I started light treatment for 8 weeks. Nice clear skin but not for long. The flare up is unbelievable and I had an emergency appointment at dermatology yesterday where she prescribed ciclosporin. I was going to start it today but thought no I'll wait until tomorrow. Truth be told I didn't want to start it at all with all the side effects I'd read about. I'll be going straight up to ASDA tomorrow for my blueberries and report back in a month. Wish me luck

Posted Wed 2 Jan 2019 8.45pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Wendy - thank you for this information, interesting to read.

Flake - I went to buy a medley in Tesco today, I counted 18 blueberries.

Posted Wed 2 Jan 2019 11.07pm by Kbear718


I’m new on here. I stumbled across this and have been eating blueberries for about two weeks now. I have missed a few days here and there. Plus it’s winter and for some reason my skin is the worst during this season. So I’m sure the results won’t be as perscise as expected. But it’s just another lifestyle change to get used to.

I’ve had Psorasis for about 3 to 4 years. It was mostly just a small patch on my scalp, but over the last year it’s spread, and is all over my body. And I’ve recently been struggling bad, cause when I use cleaning products I tend to get really bad flare ups. And my dermatologist thinks I’m allergic to them. Which is frustrating. I feel like I’m being lazy if I say “I can’t clean that cause it makes my Psorasis flare up.” I just can’t accept that as my fate. Plus the itching is just uncontrollable. That’s my biggest issue and I can only take Benadryl at night so I basically suffer all day trying not to scratch.

I have some really low moments especially after I’ve had a flare up. Where I just yell at my husband that I don’t want to have kids cause I don’t want them to have a chance of having this same issue. I don’t want to bring another being into this life to suffer like I am. Cause it hurts when it’s dry and it itches like something is crawling on you and people look at you like you’re contagious. Heck when it was just on my scalp I was embarrassed cause it looked like I had horrible dandruff. My shoulders were always covered in white flakes.

Anyway. I’m really hoping that this works. So I can stop using all the topicals, and feel like myself again. I’ll try to post again in a month to share my progress.

Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 7.47am by Jeannette50

Wendy-thank you for your post - great info. Hippocrates is often quoted : let food be thy medicine. While online this is often refuted it is something I believe in. NHS is great for acute mechanical fixes, but poor with prevention and nutrition - you only have to look at their historic dietary advice which has had a serious impact on our rates of diabetes. Online I see that bacterial infection is often noted in psoriasis but do not see any mention of that in this forum (I have only just joined)? I have mild-moderate scalp psoriasis and have been using Listerine (against bacteria) and organic coconut oil for moisturising (also spot moisturise with Vaseline) with some success. About to embark on more serious use of blueberries. I don't entirely agree with an earlier comment that several skin conditions cannot coexist as many can be linked to poor skin nutrition. My own psoriasis came after a scabies infection then a year long series of skin inflammations on different parts of the body. All gone now bar scalp. Also my psoriasis is not actually itchy - how common is this? Thanks again- great forum.

Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 8.31am by Jeannette50

Thanks Wendy will check that out.

1 Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 8.43am by angela r
4 years

This thread may be "way too long" but it has helped me to decide not to go onto ciclosporin until I've tried it. It is testament to people's success or failure. Thank you to those who have contributed.

1 Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 10.31am by Flake

The berry medley I bought was the 220g variant from Tesco, unsure if this is the small or large but I wouldn’t be surprised if the supermarkets vary their products by region. I won’t be buying it again, if Blueberries are the way forward I’ll concentrate on eating just those, the 400g bags from Tesco work out to be £1.66 each when bought as 3 for £5 so not terrible.

The reason this thread is so long is because it’s popular, a direct result of there being a buzz around a possible solution for many sufferers. Forums are for discussing and that’s what’s going down right here in this thread. The failings are with the software which is ancient and should be updated to include page breaks. If anyone is struggling to navigate perhaps try on the keyboard hitting CTRL+Page Down to scroll quicker or END to jump to the bottom. Could also try doing a search (CTRL+F) for a specific keyword.

All the best.

Posted Thu 3 Jan 2019 11.23am by Jeannette50

Absolutely Flake, this thread is excellent and there is science behind the anti-inflammatory aspects of blueberries.

Re finding things on this page - folk can easily select edit then find to search for particular key words which I always find useful.

Posted Sat 5 Jan 2019 12.01pm by izzyg

Hi everyone,

I can't believe that I have found this thread. I'm 22 and have plaque psoriasis on my arms and legs, and also have scalp psoriasis - and it is currently driving me insane! I am currently on dovobet, but am considering talking to my doctor about getting referred to a consultant for methotrexate, but after reading this thread I think I might try this first!

Thank you all so much for posting all of experiences! I will start today and keep you all posted.

Izzy :-)

Posted Sun 6 Jan 2019 10.31pm by rosemerry

Hey everyone,

I have had psoriasis for about ten years. It has steadily gone from mild to moderate and lately severe. I have tried every natural remedy under the sun and dutifully began eating blueberries the moment I read your thread.

I hardly dare say it but it's working! I've got real skin in areas that have been red and sore for a decade!

Thank you so much for sharing your discovery and stories. I'm already feeling much better in myself, despite the itching, which has got worse, particularly on my scalp.

Good luck to everyone suffering from this condition. I'll spread the word everywhere I can.

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 10.21am by Ron (edited Mon 7 Jan 2019 10.22am by Ron)

Well I'm new to this forum, I stumbled across it when googling about Acitretin actually making my psoriasis worse. I've stopped taking them and am seeing the dermatologist later this month.

I saw this thread earlier today and have just got back from the supermarket with a large punnet of blueberries .. I hope it's successful for me as it seems to be for others but I'm of a mind that I'll literally try anything that isn't dangerous.

So far, I've have had two courses of PUVA and one course of PUVB .. both cleared the psoriasis but when the PUVA stopped, the psoriasis started to come back within days. It stayed away a little longer with the PUVB treatment but still came back.

So .. I'll give the blueberries a try and report back with my results.

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 12.56pm by psoriasisbeth_

Those of you who have had success with this: did you not notice any change at all for a good couple of weeks? I have been eating blueberries for around 3 weeks now and psoriasis is far itchier than normal; I am noticing a few spots becoming 'normal' in the middle but only one or two.

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 1.45pm by Salty Backpack

I would say it took a month for me to see results.

Slowly but surely it is getting better :)

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 7.43pm by pdr321 (edited Tue 8 Jan 2019 0.02am by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Kbear718 - I understand your concern about passing psoriasis on to your children. I also had the same concern, though was already a parent before I realised that this might be a real possibility. I discussed this with my Consultant at the time. I did not inherit the condition which is one factor I believe, in my case it may be down to some kind of environmental damage. My consultant reassured me somewhat as she explained that the chances of me passing it on were not all that high. She did quote a figure but I honestly can't remember it now. Of course since that time I discovered blueberries, and have been clear for over 2 years now. I do get the odd spot usually around Christmas, but I put that down to overindulgence. My daughter is now 9 and thankfully does not have the condition. For me it began when I was 23. If she does get the problem I now know what to prescribe of course, and so feel quite confident about her future.

I do hope that you also benefit from blueberries too, let us know how you get on. Do try and avoid cleaning products if you can with protective clothing.

Izzyg - it would be nice to hear that blueberries work for you, I hope that you do not have to go through the years of suffering that many on this forum have experienced.

rosemerry - good to hear about your progress, keep at it.

psoriasisbeth - before my psoriasis cleared I did go through a period of itching, like my skin was coming back to life. this is a good sign and this problem should disappear along with your psoriasis. Keep at it, The improvement was not gradual for me, but rapid from around one month along. For some it has taken longer, but if you are seeing an improvement then this is very positive.

Posted Tue 8 Jan 2019 8.23pm by Jeannette50 (edited Wed 9 Jan 2019 0.17am by Jeannette50)

While on the blueberry route are folk still using topical (natural or orthodox) treatments? Would also like to ask folk how they deal with plaques on the scalp. Online there is conflicting advice - 1/ remove plaques 2/ don't pick. I don't think it is possible to follow both of these pieces of advice! :D Many of my plaques are hard to remove - but feel I have to (scalp) or my hair will stop growing or fall out :( Also as my P is fairly recent can folk advise what is considered mild, moderate or severe P, especially of the scalp. Cheers - good luck to all on the blueberries, I started just 5

days ago.

Posted Wed 9 Jan 2019 10.19pm by Welshsha

Good evening

Its good to hear the blueberries are working for majority people I am 2 and a half weeks in i have noticed that it's less angry but having a few spots on my face appearing.

I am experiencing terrible itching from head to toe for the last few days not even antihistamines are helping.

pdr321 you had said that u experienced the itching , so I am hoping this is a positive for me,

If it doesn't work for me then I have tried and have come to like blueberries and will continue to eat them.

Good luck all

Posted Thu 10 Jan 2019 10.13am by Leechypie

Thank you so much. I will try this! Did you only eat fresh blueberries? It would be interesting to know whether it works in other formats such as an extract, juice or powder...for when they are out of season or cost as much as a small car :-)

Best of wishes with your progress and thanks for the tip xx

Posted Thu 10 Jan 2019 7.31pm by pdr321 (edited Thu 10 Jan 2019 7.34pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

I spend about 12 pounds/month on only fresh blueberries from Tesco. A punnet usually lasts about 5 days in the fridge. I see this as a very small price to pay, compared with my previous life of misery and shame and social exclusion, much time wasted attending medical appointments, not to mention the nasty and sometimes mind-bending medication that I used to take. Think of the blueberries as the same as a pint a week at your local.

Posted Thu 10 Jan 2019 7.49pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Phil I havnt been on for a while, I’m amazed at some of the messages, but absolutely thrilled that the thread is still getting positive results. I’m still clear, but had a few spots coming through with the excess over Christmas!!!! and I have had two of my closest diagnosed with shocking illness and I get extremely upset( bottle it) nothing worse to start the P off again, so I’m not surprised, but will get it under control, I’m still on the blueberries after 50 years with Psoriasis I’m a changed woman thanks to you. Trust Warren is still good. Regards Chrissie NW

Posted Thu 10 Jan 2019 8.55pm by Welshsha

Hi all

2 1/2 weeks in and i am extremely itchy is this normal?

Posted Fri 11 Jan 2019 0.40am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie,

Nice to hear from you, and I am very pleased to hear that you remain well. I do get the odd spot too, had a couple over the festive period, but they are just about gone now. I have remained pretty much clear as reported. A doctor would not believe that I am a psoriasis sufferer now. Sorry to hear about your friends, such a shock will of course not help, and I hope you have support at this time. I also hope all is well with Warren too. I must update the stats again, the success rate is pretty impressive still.

All the best, Phil

Posted Fri 11 Jan 2019 0.45am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Welshsha, not sure if the itching is normal, but I did have a period of this too. It's still quite early days for you, try and bear it, this should pass in time.

Posted Mon 14 Jan 2019 2.26am by Booboo90

I have recently been diagnosed with PPP, had it for about 5 months now. Although from what I’ve read not many have had luck with the Blueberries I’m going to give it a crack! Anything’s worth a try! Fingers Crossed and I will most definitely update you all!

Posted Tue 15 Jan 2019 9.18am by june

Hi has anyone thought of growing their own blueberries? I understand that you have to have the right soil type,if you haven't,you could always grow in a really large tub, adding the right compost mix,it's best to have more than one bush, because if you prune one bush ,it won't produce fruit the following year,so you have to rely on the other for fruit,I'm trying it this year

Posted Tue 15 Jan 2019 10.02am by izzyg

Hi everyone,

I'm 10 days in and if anything my psoriasis is worse! (I am in a very heavy deadline period in my final year at university though so I'm sure that has effected it too).

I am absolutely desperate for this to work. Phil - I seem to remember reading that you also had plaque psoriasis and it seemed to get rid of that? Which is why I'm hoping it will work for me. I was just wondering, I really hope you don't mind me asking, how spread it was for you/ how stubborn? I just want to know if perhaps mine is more severe to start with and that maybe why it's taking time?

I hope everyone else is getting on well!



Posted Tue 15 Jan 2019 1.58pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Bonjour à tous! As we say here in the South of France

I read this thread last night, and again today, it sounds unreal, and I'm afraid I might end up disapointed again, but I will try.

I started this morning. My pso is not thick but spread on my arms, legs and torso, on my scalp too. My back hurts regularly, and I used to think it was due to tennis or too much house building but now I wonder if it is not PA......

I still don't understand if frozen blueberries are ok (I don't understand eveything in English...) and do you think we should buy organic blueberries?

A little thank you for now, hopefully an enormous one within a few weeks!


Posted Tue 15 Jan 2019 1.59pm by pdr321 (edited Tue 15 Jan 2019 6.33pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Izzy,

I was covered extensively nearly all over my body with plaque psoriasis, it was quite severe, I was in a wretched condition. 10 days is not sufficient to see an improvement I believe. Some on this forum do seem to have had a remarkably quick response. My own experience was that I noticed nothing until about 3 weeks in, then a rapid recovery around a month along. For some it has taken longer though. It could be that you have begun at the point of a major flare up, so you might need longer, keep the faith and keep going. Certainly I would recommend getting enough sleep, eating sensibly and avoiding stress too. This can be difficult of course, thinking back to my student days. Keep us posted, blueberries may yet see you right, and good luck with your studies.


Posted Tue 15 Jan 2019 6.31pm by pdr321 (edited Tue 15 Jan 2019 6.34pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Christophe,

I've never used frozen blueberries myself, only ever buying them fresh. However some people on this forum have indeed reported success with them. From what I have read freezing them makes no difference to their properties.

Bonne chance, Phil

Posted Wed 16 Jan 2019 10.42am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Thank you Phil

I took a few pictures of my body lats night, this way I will be able to compare objectively.

I will report in two weeks.


Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 2.52pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hello everyone,

I had promised myself I would wait for at least two weeks before reporting but I can't help it, I probably need to feel like I belong to the group. I'm a bit lonely down here.

I started seven days ago, I eat 40 grams of blueberries twice a day.

On Thursday night I noticed that my back felt less stiff. Then Saturday and Sunday my skin was really dry, it felt like cardboard, like if I had been sun burned, and new spots appeared in different places. It seems to me now that it is calmer, but the new and the old spots are all here, happily jamming...

I am now sure that I have PA, I did not know it because when pain sets in little by little you do not realise it. Now that it is somewhat fading I can tell there was something wrong. Maybe I'll be able to play tennis again, which would be very nice, I could even play wearing shorts!!

Something does not seem logical to me: if things get worse at the beginning, how can my PA improve and my skin get worse at the same time? Having said that I won't complain if things are not logical but end up rebalancing my gut flora, my health, and then my skin, I'll be more than happy.

I think it is going to work, but there still a voice saying "it is impossible, this has to be a joke". I still feel cursed for some reason.

I know that I've only had psoriasis for seven or eight years, which compared to many is not so much, but I know that the damage is important not only for suferers but also for the people they live with. If I could really get rid of this disease, I would not be the same husband or the same father any more.

Cheers dear fellows


Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 5.53pm by Jeannette50

Hi Frenchman, you really need to address your diet too - by trying a few things. Going organic is a good start. Cutting out dairy has helped some. A big thing though is to ensure you have optimal Vitamin D levels (add in magnesium), vitamin B12 and B9. Don't go by the accepted levels research optimum levels. As for topical relief/treatment: organic coconut oil, vaseline (not organic I know) is good for some, rosehip oil. Vaseline and coconut oil cleared a small patch I had on my arm. I have for now stopped any topical meds for my scalp which has settled to a few scabs and grittiness which I am attempting to clear using a few crushed aspirin with my ginger shampoo (ginger shampoo from body shop - also quite calming),

Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 7.31pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Christophe/Jeannette,

Christophe - it's too early to see any results, and also you are probably looking for an improvement every day, which is understandable but agonising too. I can tell you that I was not aware of any change until about 3 weeks along when I started to get quite itchy. I remember looking at my psoriasis at that time and thinking to myself that it looked at bit better. But I discounted those thoughts thinking it was impossible. Of course I had no idea at the time about what was happening to me, and I was not looking for an improvement every day. Of course it's unfortunate if you are actually getting worse at this time. But it's too early to write blueberries off, please give them a month at least before you discount them.

Now on the subject of diet, I think that there is nothing special that you have to do. That is as long as you have a reasonably balanced diet to begin with. I don't eat organic food, I don't take supplements, I don't exclude dairy or caffeine etc. This will shock many I know, but it is the truth. The beauty of blueberries is that I just added them into my diet, that is all. Now if you do have a bad diet, and consume lots of sugar, smoke and drink too much alcohol then this is going to be a problem. My sugar consumption is probably average, I do drink alcohol, but not much and certainly not every day. I seem to get on alright with wine and the odd aperitif, I have the impression that beer is not so good for me.

I hope this information helps, and keep going.


Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 9.08pm by Jeannette50

Hi pdr321,

I was working on the premise that everyone is different and attacking it from different angles will likely give more people the likelihood of success. I am eating blueberries daily- for about 2 weeks now. I was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis by GP and will not go to our only dermatologist here as I know he will prescribe a topical steroid. BTW my GP says that my own (fingertip) diagnosis (given the dry flakiness combined with bumps and greasy scalp) of mixed psoriasis and seb derm is quite likely. P is an autoimmune disease that given the complex nature of the immune system the cure won't be the same for everyone. As many on this site have had success with vitamins and dairy free approaches I thought it helpful to mention as many as I remembered. I do not cut out dairy but I am taking various vitamins. On one arm and legI have a couple of minor patches which looks just like rough skin but a Derm I saw some months ago for something else (prior to the scalp starting) said these were psoriasis - so I guess severity is very variable. The dry scalp flakes and biggish bumps seem to have almost gone but the greasiness remains along with small gritty bumps that feel like they are around the follicles. I am washing hair daily, I know this may make it more greasy but it feels so awful I just have to wash it. I forgot to mention I also do the turmeric and pepper drink -but with milk, I actually like it! Interesting study on vitamin D and involvement (autoimmune) in skin issues:

Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 9.36pm by Jeannette50

Good call Wendy.

Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 10.25pm by pdr321 (edited Sat 2 Feb 2019 1.15am by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Thanks Wendy,

Your words are well received, and I am open to other points of view. Indeed not everyone is the same, and yes diet is important for overall well being full stop. My view is that when making so many changes at once, then it will not be clear what is working, and what is not. One point I really wanted to get over was the simplicity of the blueberry treatment. I have previously tried the agony of various diets. they were tough, and some helped, though my psoriasis was always there at some level. Perhaps Christophe will need a combination approach to diet after all, though I would like to see him phase in other changes. Perhaps I should also do this for other reasons (point taken), but I know that for me at least for now, for my psoriasis, blueberries are effective on their own.

Best regards, Phil

Posted Tue 22 Jan 2019 by Jeannette50

Hi Wendy,

I have an issue, not with scientific research but the failure of Pharma to selective publishing of that research. Ends up Doctors are often prescribing on inadequate information but Pharma make their money on the basis of this manipulative process which as we know serves Doctors and their patients badly.

Posted Wed 23 Jan 2019 0.50am by Jeannette50

BTW the review link I posted above is titled: Vitamin D and the skin: Focus on a complex relationship: A review

Posted Wed 23 Jan 2019 7.38am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hello, thank you for your replies


I already eat mostly organic, and I don't eat much sugar. I have decided to follow Phil's advice, I won't change my diet and I'll take blueberries as long as I can, besides I like them.

Thank you Phil,

I think I was not very clear (it is not my native language): I am quite optimistic and I really intend to carry on. The fact that new spots appeared is a good sign to me, for I understand that many had an episode of worsening before it started to heal.

I just meant that I am used to being disappointed, that this disease has a psychological impact.

I 'm determined to be positive, and as you said I need to be more patient.

Thanks again

Posted Mon 28 Jan 2019 2.46pm by sfk2k

All those who had a positive result. I wanted to ask, if u are near the age of 50, because it seems to be the case. Correct me if I am wrong. Could it be that by that age, the immune system has weakened, therefore, the auto-immune responses were easy to stop.


Posted Mon 28 Jan 2019 3.16pm by Chrissie NW

Well, I disagree, I’ve had Psoriasis since I was 19 yrs old and I’ve only been clear three times and I am now 70 yrs old, I was clear from August last year and still clear and that was Phil, The Magic Blueberry Man with seeing that post on the forum I would be still suffering with Psoriasis, so to me we know the immune system plays a massive part, but I don’t think age as anything to do with it and I was worse in the younger years of my life. One thing I do believe in, is it’s definately heredity and misses a generation, I also believe anything red, peppers, tomatoes, red meat, red wine, strawberries I do not touch so diet does play a part that what I have experienced and as we all know we are all different and things work for some and others can be disappointed.

Chrissie NW

Posted Mon 28 Jan 2019 9.32pm by Jeannette50

You Know Chrissie NW, I really do not think the scientific bods will ever be able to finesse treatment for immune decay as it is so complex and individual. We are not intended to live as long as we currently do. If we manage to continue to live long lives then evolution might kick in. In the meantime we can use what we 'know' from forums like this and test out various ways to help ourselves- this is very positive to my mind.

Posted Tue 29 Jan 2019 3.47pm by Bonnie.Staffs

Progress report after two months of daily blueberries. Still a lot of red patches, but many of those are smooth and where my skin is still flaky it's a lot less flaky than it was two months ago. I can live with this. So I'll continue with the daily blueberries, which I enjoy anyway. I'm hoping there will be a gradual improvement, and more so when the weather is warm again. Incidentally, I'm 66 years old, have had psoriasis since I was about 35. I follow a vegetarian diet, drink a little alcohol from time to time and try to minimize sugar intake. It's never easy to think I'm doing all the right things, so I like what Phil has to say: don't change anything, just add blueberries.

Posted Tue 29 Jan 2019 5.37pm by Chrissie NW

Hi well I’m 4yrs older than you and had P for 50yrs, but ive have clear since Aug and still clear with taking blueberries, keep you skin well moisturised, if I have the odd red patch come and put a little Vaseline on and it works a treat anyway, keep eating blueberries I’m still eating them everyday, so good luck.

Chrissie NW

Posted Tue 29 Jan 2019 6.03pm by Bonnie.Staffs (edited Wed 30 Jan 2019 3.10pm by Bonnie.Staffs)

Thanks Chrissie NW, that's very encouraging. And thanks for the tip about moisturising. Just to reply about Double Base: yes, I've used that and it's great but recently I've been using Cetraben, also on prescription and I find it a little less greasy.

Posted Tue 29 Jan 2019 7.42pm by Chrissie NW

Bonnie u forgot to say I use Doublebase Moisturiser on prescription, Ive never check in the Chemist if you can buy over the counter, of all moisturisers I have used over many many years it’s the best your skin is like silk, try and see if you can get it.

Chrissie NW

Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 4.17am by Ormond (edited Wed 30 Jan 2019 4.19am by Ormond)

Hi all,

I’m new to the forum, diagnosed with P 14 yrs ago, stress being the trigger. It started with one red spot on an elbow and has since progressed to affecting most areas of my body. I wasn’t content with just one type of P, my body decided to dish me up 4 from the list, effecting nails, scalp, elbows, lower back, legs, feet, torso, and hands. More recently, it appears that I may be swiftly heading into PA territory too!

My P flares significantly during the winter months, with further herald patches popping up recently on my torso and legs. I’d hoped that as I got older (53 yrs), it would improve, rather than progress, yet it seems to be relentless at the moment!

I’m currently awaiting an appointment to return to dermatology and discuss possible phototherapy, as the numerous potions and lotions over the years have had little impact. Having being also diagnosed with type II diabetes around the same time as my P, I’d done some cursory research around the correlation between P, diabetes and heart disease. I’d already got two of the triangle, so wasn’t too eager to see a presentation of the third. At my last visit to dermatology, I’d ask about a more holistic approach to treating my existing conditions, this was met with a rather blank expression and an assertion that the person I was seeing was ‘just a dermatologist!’

I had previously read some research which indicated a link between gut micro biota and P, so have been particularly interested in this thread. The connection between the gut and P being made more worthy of exploration after a period of illness last year which required two lots of strong antibiotics, in which I noticed a marked improvement in my P. Having read that taking antibiotics was like setting of a nuclear bomb in your gut, I was even more interested in whether there was substance in the relationship between the gut and P.

Also, because it’s a particularly long thread, I was interested to see if the results were sustained over the summer and winter months, which generally it appears they are. I’d like to thank all who’ve contributed to the thread; it’s been an interesting read. I’ll give it a try over the next couple of months and let you know.

Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 12.09pm by Maxine

I can now vouch for this amazing antioxidant berry!! Please read on as I have other advice to help you!

After having Pulma Plantar Psoriasis on my hands and feet leaving me crippled and cracked red raw for the last ten years and endless research, endless steroid ointments etc, I refused to take Methotrexate as its a cancer drug and the side effects are awful. I didn't want poison put in my body.

So after four weeks of eating an punnet (150g) of blueberries every day and also using Psoriasin coal tar ointment £15 (you get a tub off ebay or Amazon as its from America) my skin is healing rapidly for the first time in a decade!

But also, at the start of my 4 week 'blueberry mission' I started taking Vitamin B12 B6 &B Complex, all high strength - again from ebay - search Lindens they are the cheapest and do over 100 tablets for £5/£6, get high potency.

Also, one cod liver oil capsule daily - i take all these every morning before breakfast with my morning tea.

I cut out ALL sugar and alcohol, bread and pasta and went veggie - so many tasty dishes to play with and buy ready made too, all fresh and healthy, nothing over processed and no tins! no sugar drinks at all. Herbals teas and litres of water daily.

Then on two of your meals sprinkle 2 tbsp of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) powder (I found 700g on ebay for £5.75 rom a reputable seller). THIS ladies and gentlement kills off worms and bugs and parasites in your gut! and make sure you get the Food Grade version. All those parasites in your gut play havoc with your immune system and your skin, so its time to expel them!

I cannot stress enough the difference to my health, my overall wellbeing and my red raw cracked pustular feet and hands are almost clear!!! i now have light pink patches turning back to normal skin colour HURRAH!!!! and I will never give up eating the blueberries as i have also survived an office full of novoviruses and colds. TEN years a of hell and now finally I'm feeling normal again!! I hope you will all try the same and stop this awful suffering i hope this works for you too xxx

1 Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 6.44pm by Jeannette50

1 Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 6.57pm by Maxine

Hi Jeanette,

We wouldn't ingest the horticultural grade.

The filtered grade for himan consumption Is sold at health stores and when taken by mouth, diatomaceous earth is used as a source of silica to heal cholesterol, constipation, and for improving the health of skin, nails, teeth, bones, and hair and eliminating parasites from the gut and has amazing health benefits.

We should all research thoroughly before deciding if something is right for us.

This has made a huge positive difference for me and when i told my GP he agreed it has positive benefits in the right doses :)

Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 7.25pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Maxine Thks so much for the information I’m going away in ten days so I will try your recommendations when I return, if I get my gut better I will be over the moon.

I will be in touch and let you know how I get on.

Best regards. Chrissie

Posted Wed 30 Jan 2019 8.44pm by Maxine

Ok Chrissie, you're welcome.

I wish you all the best and see the link i posted above regarding the powder and all its health benefits, i prefer mine in cereal and start off with 2 tsp rather than tbsp.

All these things combined have healed me in 5 weeks :after a decade of agony.

All the best


1 Posted Fri 1 Feb 2019 1.29pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

Maxine: In this thread, on 30th Jan 12:09, you say here that you are vegetarian. And at 6:57 pm you say that your GP has agreed that taking diatomaceous earth has "positive benefits"

In another thread:

on 31st Jan at 7:53 am, you say "My GP confirmed this was harmless in the recommended doses as stated." - saying that something is harmless is not the same as saying that something has positive benefits.

Yet in another thread: , at 3;05pm 30th Jan, you say that you eat chicken and fish - so NOT vegetarian then.

You seem to have a relaxed relationship with truth and accuracy.

Many people reading these threads are desperate for effective treatments and do not need inaccurate claims being posted as if fact.

If you can post even ONE reference to rigorous trial or researched evidence (not anecdotal claims) that proves or even supports the claims being made for ingesting diatomaceaous earth, please post it.

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 10.37pm by NoelB

I’m 56 and have had Psoriasis for at least 25 years. Mostly elbows and knees but has slowly spread to shins in last 5 years.

I stumbled upon Phil’s post about Blueberries over Christmas and as everyone says it seems too good to be true but nothing to lose so I started testing it on 2nd January averaging about 100gm per day. Now after a month and a bit I thought I’d join the forum and provide an update.

I still have Psoriasis but there is a noticeable improvement. Much less itchy, thinner plaques, less red etc.

Starting on the Blueberries also coincided with me running out of ointments (steroid and diprosalic). They never really did much good and I just haven’t got around to renewing my prescription. All other dietary and lifestyle factors remain the same. I can find no other explanation other than the blueberries and even if the improvement remains slow I’ll be sticking with it.

Thanks, Noel

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 10.57pm by Ormond

So I'm just over a week in to my blueberries. I've been having them for breakfast with probiotic yoghurt and honey, which I find really tasty. I've also started to take Vit D, turmeric and fish oil supplements. I've cut down my red meat intake, substituting it with Quorn.

I know it's way too early, but I am starting to see an improvement, particularly with my scalp P. My other affected areas also appear less raised....... So, if this is the start on the road to remission of P, long may it continue 😊

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 11.39pm by Jeannette50

Wow that's a quick response Ormond, I have been on a similar regime (scalp P), with Blueberries, vit D, fish oil etc. but it seems to be stuck at a level. Will persevere though.

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 11.43pm by Ormond

My scalp generally resembled a lunar landscape Jeanette. But over the last week the plaque's seem to be much fewer and my scalp less raised..... I'm keeping on with the blueberries for sure 😊

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 11.53pm by Jeannette50

Great you are seeing such improvement :) I had an issue late 2017 that I only started to recover from April 2018 and after significant hair loss (mostly noticeable by me), had started to recover growth. Mine feels more like another persons description a 'flapjack'. But it's not very visible (under the hair) and finger tips are so sensitive it feels far worse than it looks/

Posted Thu 7 Feb 2019 0.16am by Ormond

Here's wishing respite and improvement to all on our journey to being P free.

Posted Thu 7 Feb 2019 8.09pm by pdr321 (edited Thu 7 Feb 2019 8.14pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Noel B,

I'm pleased to hear about your success, and like me achieved with only blueberries - simple and effective in our cases. After about 27 months I am happy to report that I remain clear. No doctor would believe that I was ever a psoriasis sufferer now.

Hope that your improvement continues until you are fully clear.


Posted Sat 9 Feb 2019 11.18pm by joe (edited Sat 9 Feb 2019 11.20pm by joe)
50%-ish psoriasis coverage, scalp, elbows, shoulders, back, stomach, calves, toes

Hi all, thank you pdr321 this forum thread is fantastic. It's great to hear about so many people having great results improving and some cases getting clear and free of this horrible condition just by eating blueberries.

My story is one of plaque psoriasis appearing in my late teens and slowly but surely spreading everywhere over the last 30 years or so. Nowadays I've managed to reduce my use of Dovobet to a minimum, just small applications in the worst spots perhaps once a week and moisturizing with Vaseline intensive lotion. The list of stuff that I've used in the past is extensive: Acetretin, Metotrexate, Cyclosporin, Trimovate, Protopic, Dithrocream, Diprosalic. Cyclosporin did work but I definitely won't use that again.

I've recently started blending a mix of celery, spinach, pinapple, apple, lemon juice, mint leaves, turmeric, cayenne pepper and black pepper daily every day for breakfast; this really does help my aching joints. At 49 years old I'm very slow coming to realize that diet is very much linked to how my joints feel and I'm now convinced that there must be something more that I can do diet related to help clear my skin of psoriasis.

Well done everyone who has benefited from pdr321's story and advice. I'm going to add blueberries to my diet starting tomorrow, Sunday Feb 10th 2019. I've lived with this for so long that I had resigned myself to having psoriasis forever but this thread gives me hope, tentative hope.

Posted Mon 11 Feb 2019 9.21pm by Cwak

This thread is giving me hope! I've suffered for 36 years, the psoriasis getting worse year on year despite two weeks of treatment as a hospital in-patient, every cream on the market, light treatment, sun - you name it! I took methotrexate for anyway and there was slight improvement but since stopping my skin is worse than ever. I'm going to try the blueberries but is it ok to still use Enstillar foam? My plaques a very thick, dry and my skin is splitting when I move. Enstillar does help and I wondered if I could use it alongside the blueberries until I saw some improvement?

Also, is it just me or do other people never notice anybody else on holiday who has psoriasis? I always seem to be the only one by the pool or on the beach who has unsightly skin!

Posted Mon 11 Feb 2019 11.45pm by pdr321 (edited Mon 11 Feb 2019 11.50pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Cwak,

Personally I would not use a steroid cream while trying the blueberries. The steroid might interfere with the efficacy of blueberries, but then again perhaps not. Better just to try the blueberries alone if you can bear it, at least this way you will know for sure, keep it simple.

Good luck, Phil

P.S. I did see the odd other sufferer on the beach on rare occasions, but most hide I think. I did get challenged a few times back in the day when exposed in public. I used to feel really embarrassed about it, and so would generally cover up and avoid the beach.

3 Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 7.49am by OhNo_NotAgain?

CWAK: I recall some advising on here not to use any other treatment while trying blueberries, but the justification has never been medical or scientific. I recall one comment was along the lines of " . . .you won't know what has helped you".

Personally. I did not care what was helping me when my psoriaisis was at ists worst and cracked, splitting and bleeding.

If blueberries or other dietry changes help by influencing the gut or some other internal inflammation, then I can see no conflict or harm in continuing use of a topical steroid to reduce or ease the immediate external symptoms.

Most people with experience of steroid use for this seem to recommend a gradual reduction in the steroid use rather then an abrupt stop.

There is an effect often called "steroid rebound" (you can find references to it on the internet) and people seem to find or think that a tapered reduction in use is better than a sudden stop.

I have been lucky and never experienced a classic steroid rebound. I can clear the plaques with steroid, some never return, and some - esspecially on elbows - do return but only weeks after stopping the topical steroid use. Personally I have never experienced " it came back worse than before".

If my psoriasis was particularly bad then personally I would continue the enstilar use (I was prescribed Dovobet - an ointment version) to reduce the severity, in parallel with eating bluberries and reduce the enstilar use once you start to feel more comfortable with the severity of your plaques.

Critics of topical steroid use often say that it only works at the level of the skin and not the inside of the body.

You might also seek your doctor's advice. I woud certainly go ahead with the bluberries in anycase - they are only going to be good for you.

Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 8.31am by pdr321 (edited Tue 12 Feb 2019 8.32am by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

OhNo_NotAgain - what is your experience of blueberries anyway? You don't say.

You point out that the advice is not medical or scientific. Where do you think medical and scientific advice got me after 27 years? Answer - NOWHERE! that is to say covered in psoriasis, and suffering from the misery and expense of many short-term fixes and side effects.

Here I am just telling sufferers what my experience is with blueberries (you are not), and a sufferer does need to work out what is helping them. The whole point about the blueberry treatment is if it works you never need to see a doctor about it, or have medication again. My 'cure' did not involve any steroid creams, I can tell you that.

When you are testing a new potential treatment, it is never a good idea to combine it with an existing one, because if you do get better you don't now which treatment has worked for you. It is also very possible that the combination of two different treatments might work against each other.

If you have found a treatment that has cleared your psoriasis for good (like blueberries for me), please share it so it can help others too.

3 Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 9.35am by OhNo_NotAgain? (edited Tue 12 Feb 2019 9.38am by OhNo_NotAgain?)

pdr321: " When you are testing a new potential treatment, it is never a good idea to combine it with an existing one, because if you do get better you don't now which treatment has worked for you"

Who says it is never a good idea? you? based on what? In what medical/physical way is it not a good idea?

Many people on here are looking for improvement in their condition, not necessarily a wanting a study on the effectiveness of one particular course of action. Most people would not care which treatment worked, if their condition has improved.

I think many people who try dietry changes, eg cutting out dairy, red meat, gluten, adding bluberries or supplements such as vitamind to their diet, are not going to want to take the time to make one cnange and then monitor the results before trying another, and for the general public I do not see why they should.

I can see no reason to advise against continuing a steroid or other beneficial treatment until the immediate symptoms are lessened, UNLESS someone can point to a valid study that shows negative interactions.

1 Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 5.46pm by Jeannette50


pdr321 , OhNo_NotAgain?

I do not think anyone can be dogmatic on the subject of how you should apply treatments for psoriasis as everyone is VERY individual and it is therefore understandable that the 'experts' are often at a loss.

It is known (as far as it is possible to 'know' anything) that psoriasis is a dysfunction/aberration of the autoimmune system.

It is known that gut bacteria plays a part in this dysfunction/aberration and that this may be due to the lack of beneficial bacterial versus detrimental bacteria.

It is known that either a proliferation of or over reaction to both bacteria and fungi cause the clinical symptoms of P.

So, starting with 'food as medicine':

It is also known that the food we eat today (unless you grow your own or use farmers markets), for a multitude of reasons does not contain the nutrients of a few decades ago. It makes sense therefore to seek the best food we can or supplements to see what makes a difference. With regard to blueberries: it is known that they contain high levels of antioxidants which help with disease as you age (clearly this is simplistic and the actions of such antioxidants is complex - google this if you are interested), With regard to the use or avoidance of certain foods this will depend on the individual and only by experimenting can you find out what benefits you.

Steroids and other treatments:

If someone is suffering to such an extent and steroids give relief - it would not be anyone's decision except theirs to use them. Provided they get the right advice and use them appropriately it is possible to achieve reduction of P symptoms. From a personal perspective I hate the idea of steroids, but then I only have mild - moderate P and apart from my scalp (pretty much all over) it only sometimes appears on small areas elsewhere. If I had it very bad I may well be inclined to use steroids.


My thoughts: start with natural options

If unsuccessful move onto the mildest pharmaceutical options.

(google or look on these forums for all options).

After all the aim is to be able to live your life without constant itching and feeling down.


You should have your levels of vitamin D checked most definitely - research vitamin deficiency implications in P and discuss with your Doctor as to any other supplement you may benefit from (ideal if you can get it from food but this is not always possible). This is a study that used high dose D3 and achieved amazing results in P :

Mixing treatments:

The experts have not (and likely never will) found an ideal treatment.

Remember we are trying to balance bacteria and fungi (after all we actually

benefit from having some level of these). Mixing treatments means that neither bacteria or fungi will have the chance to build resistance. A successful example of this method when used for ringworm (a fungus) it is common practice to mix medications both oral and topical.

Personally I would always go with dietary and other natural topical approaches on the understanding that this approach will not be a fast fix as you are addressing possibly life long bad eating and lifestyle habits. It is my hope that by doing this I will effect long term good control if not a cure.

Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 7.58pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

People that read this forum can make their own minds up, as indeed they should do. The beauty of this treatment is that you don't need to use any medication, this is what I really wanted to get over to sufferers. It has been such a wonderful outcome for me and also many others on this forum. I have described my personal experience, I hope it continues to help others, enough said - you decide.

Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 8.05pm by Jeannette50

How petty. I am understanding why Wendy left this forum. My post was not at all confrontational.

1 Posted Tue 12 Feb 2019 9.08pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Jeanette, I understand that you are only trying to be helpful, OhNo_NotAgain's post was not made in the same spirit. Probably time for the Association to edit this forum I think!

Posted Wed 13 Feb 2019 6.04am by Jeannette51

Thank you for that pdr321,

Think I will take Wendy's lead though. Will keep an eye on the forum to see if there is more positive action by the Association to moderate the forum - shame that this appears to be needed. I was sorry to see Wendy go as she was open minded both to current research and natural approaches all based on her own personal experience and knowledge. While with no official science background I do tend to research as well as I can (very time consuming) in order to give as balanced an opinion as possible across the scientific research, other's experience as well as my own. Science itself is becoming more open to mixed treatment approaches despite the fact that medical practice tends to be around 15 years behind known beneficial approaches (in all arenas). So it would be more helpful for forum users to have contributors who avoid being dogmatic - and most tend not to be. Apples and barrels come to mind. Good luck to you all in your battle with P and be kind to yourselves.

Posted Wed 13 Feb 2019 9.13am by Cal

Hello all,

It's my first post on here. I have Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Have been on methotrexate which worked but came off it when I read the side effects. I'm now trying the natural route.

I have recently cut out refined sugars and nightshade and started to use Kefir (home made). I'm really excited to hear of the successes with blueberries!! I have started on them this morning and pray i get some results. I'll post weekly with any results.

Many thanks


2 Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 3.41am by OhNo_NotAgain?

jeanette50: the reason I was not at all interested in your post - which you addressed speciifically to me and one other user, and not simply a general forum post , is that it was not anything to do with the immediate subject being debated.

That of course was one user saying that someone with very uncomfortable plaque psoriasis must not use topical steroid treatment that could give temporary relief, while starting to eat bluberries to seek relief that way.

I was not opposing the use of blueberries and so had no appetite to read another long post about the gut and diet, I have read and digested much of what has already been written on that topic many times over.

As for why the user "Wendy" left the forum . . .People are free to decide what they wish to do, but I found it strange that they would delete all their existing posts.

Remember, on a forum such as this we have no idea who anyone really is, we only see screen-names and what people write in posts.

I was critical of that user shortly after they joined, when they diagnosed some user from symptoms that they were worried about . . ."you have a gall bladder problem . or. .it is your liver". I still think it is somewhat irresponsible to attempt specific diagnosis of health issues via a forum such as this, and I said so.

In later posts I saw that user tell one person that there is no link between gluten and psoriasis, and in another post to tell someone to cut out gluten.

A few weeks before leaving they replied to a post that had received no reply for some time and user "wendy" replied saying ( as accurately I recall) . ." I do not know anything about this, but I will answer anyway . . . . .I am a bit of a know-it-all on this site . . . . . " there was then some information cut directly from wikipedia.

Shortly after that, they criticised another user for posting in more than one thread and instructed them not to do so (that user was none too pleased and said so).

Then in a post that I felt I had to reply to, they replied to a post apparently from a university student requesting participation in a survey, and "wendy" stated that the website address given was a scam site, was nothing to do with eduction or universities, and was used to distribute dodgy software. This was completely false information, and I have no idea from where it was gleaned.

Initially "Wendy" said that they would no longer post in reply to appraent scams.

Then followed a post saying that they were leaving the site and removing all their previous posts.

Rememnbering that nobody really knows who anyone is on here, they then decided that I am a man, and attacked me for being " a man who has an opinion about pregancy". That totally puzzled me.

Perhaps people can sometimes become too emotionally invested in a forum such as this, and it can be a good thing to take a break for a while.

Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 12.49pm by Cal

Can't believe what's happening on here!! We're all supposed to be healing. Let's stick to the blueberries and be nice.

Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 2.21pm by Summer (edited Sat 16 Feb 2019 2.22pm by Summer)

I agree cal

I always open up notifications, just to read everyone’s stories and Journey , it’s great to here what works for someone and not for others,

We all need to get back on track in supporting & helping one another

Hope no one finds this Offensive

Best wishes to all.

Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 3.03pm by Cal

Hi Summer, are you taking blueberries?

I've just started this week. Unsure if I've had any change yet but I'm staying very hopeful and positive.


Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 7.06pm by Summer

Hi cal

I eat blueberries everyday, I have for a year or two, since reading they may help with P. I just doubled the amount, Iv been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, consultant put me on methotrexate, this came on so quick, I had a lot of swelling in fingers and pain, been on the poison 4 weeks, my joints and pain have seen a massive improvement,

I will have to see what consultant says next visit, don’t like taking it, I will have to see.

I have seen improvement in P, since eating blueberries, I will always eat them, they are so good for you,

It looks like it works for some, not for all.

Keep eating the berries I hope you will get good results be patient ,

All the best.

I buy 350 gram x 3. Every week.

Have them with my porridge, and just pick.

Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 7.50pm by Cal


I have PA and P also. Had P for about 30 years and PA for the last 6 years.

Recently cut out refined sugars and gone on the berries so hopefully things will turn around.

Best wishes to you too

Keep up the good work

Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 11.17pm by Chrissie NW

Hi everybody , I think the same this Forum is for BLUEBERRIES only some succeed, some don’t and we are kind for the ones who don’t have success, I can’t read all the scientific Mumbo Jumbo I want the Forum to get back to the remarkable benefits of Blueberries that’s what this was for and give friends support. and advise, please stop all this and get back to the Blueberry only, if people want to talk about DIET AND IMMUNE SYSTEM OPEN A DIFFERENT FORUM WHERE YOU CAN DISCUSS IT TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT, please leave us alone to concentrate on PHIL’S BLUEBERRY FORUM.

Chrissie NW

Posted Sun 17 Feb 2019 10.23am by Jon81

Hi everyone, first time poster.

I'm a guy in my late 30's and I stumbled accross this forum 4 hrs ago and have since read every post on this thread. I have to thank you all for sharing your blueberry success stories, they have today given me hope.

I have suffered with inverse genital phorasis for 6 years and more recently scalp phorasis also. (has anyone who suffered with inverse phorasis had blueberry success?)

I was misdiagnosed by my GP for the first year who prescribed numerous anti-fungals for "persistent reoccurring genital fungal infections." This obviously had little to no effect and I doubted her diagnosis as I'm a pretty clean person. I eventually paid £100's to see a private consultant dermatologist, who immediately told me I had inverse genital phorasis and scalp phorasis. He wrote to my GP and made them aware of their misdiagnosis and told them to prescribe Dovobet, Dovonex, Capasal as well as a few moisturisers and Bath emollient.

For a few years this has worked, but for the last 2 years or so the effectiveness of the medication has declined. I am now so desperate for some relief from the pain. I've grown my hair long enough to hide the legions and scabs, (I used to be in the military and have always had shaved hair.) my groin and genitals are now so bad they look badly burnt with open weaping sores in my skin folds. My partner is very understanding and supportive, but this has destroyed our love life for a couple of years now. It's now got so painful that washing is virtually unbearable.

I really hope Sir Phil's magic blueberries work as well for me, as they have for so many of you. I'm off out to buy my first few punnets.

Thanks all


Posted Sun 17 Feb 2019 11.23am by Flake

Hey Jon,

Yeah I’ve got a bit of that around the old family jewels and in the groin and buttock creases, my Mrs is understanding too and I have a home made ointment which helps so much it’s barely an issue (as long as I apply the ointment once or twice a week).

As far as blueberries are concerned it’s early days yet for me I’ve been eating them a couple of months, with some breaks which resulted in some gnarley flare ups. So they do work, but for some more than others it seems. I’ll keep eating them, as they are delicious and do reduce inflammation for my psoriatic arthritis and reduce the buildup on my plaque psoriasis.

A bit off topic, but that ointment recipe if interested:

Organic coconut oil

Grapefruit seed extract (liquid form, just a few drops)

Few small pieces of beeswax

Cannabis oil (50:50 THC:CBD)

Ratios aren’t too important, the cannabis oil and grapefruit seed extract is where the magic is, the other 2 ingredients are just carriers and help with moisturising.

Keep eating blueberries and see how they work for you, good luck!

Posted Sun 17 Feb 2019 11.39am by Jon81 (edited Sun 17 Feb 2019 11.54am by Jon81)

Hey Flake

Thanks for that. I'm up for trying anything at the moment, it's that bad. Don't want to offend anyone with too much info, but for a few months being 'excited' is the scariest thing I've ever had to cope with. Brings tears to my eyes.

My mum takes very expensive canabis oil, I'll see if can pinch some of hers and try that recipe out.

Definately going to hit the blueberries for a month or two in the hope of some relief. It's such an embarrassing and depressing disease to cope with.

Thanks again


Posted Sun 17 Feb 2019 2.02pm by Jon81

Just been to Aldi. Blueberries are £1.19 for 200g.... So I bought 4 packs. 🙂

Posted Wed 20 Feb 2019 10.37pm by mappaman
I am Gary and have had this horrible condition for more than 25 years and I am still suffering now !

If it works I will be the happiest man alive !

Posted Fri 22 Feb 2019 6.50pm by psoriasis123

I have tried eating "anti inflammatory" foods, like berries, Flax seeds, chia seeds, turmeric tea and KALE. My psoriasis has not completely gone and there is still redness but no scaling and some psoriasis is fading, an oddly my birthmark has faded. Even if this stuff is just a placebo, it still dosen't harm you

Posted Fri 22 Feb 2019 8.15pm by Maxine

To 'oh no not again'

For your nit picking info i said i was 'mostly veggie' - I dont eat red meat and rarely eat chicken or fish. I didnt say i was a vegetarian at all! 95% of my meals are veggie based ok?

and I healed my Psoriasis from doung everything i stated in my post.

So along with 'know it all Wendy' i bid you farwell and hope that everyone genuine on here finds their cure.

Be better not bitter!

Posted Fri 22 Feb 2019 9.51pm by Cal

Hi Holly, I hope this works for you. I've just started blueberries about a week so its too early to say if ive had any benifit.

I'll try to do a monthly update, best of luck and super healing to everyone.

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 12.59pm by Cal


Had anyone's P gotten worse when taking blueberries?

I've been taking them just over a week and my condition has got progressively worse.

Not sure if I should stick at it as it's very bad on my scalp and I'm extremely self conscious of it in public.

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 1.10pm by joe
50%-ish psoriasis coverage, scalp, elbows, shoulders, back, stomach, calves, toes

Hi Cal, I've been eating about 40 blueberries in a bowl at lunch time every day since Sunday Feb 10th 2019. I've not seen any dramatic improvement or worsening in my skin yet to be honest. My own psoriasis is quite stubborn, slow moving and not noticeably reactionary to anything other than sun UV whereas I notice that other people report flare ups and quick deterioration / improvement symptoms.

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 1.30pm by TomHp

Hi cal, My psoriasis got a lot worse before it improved, although to be clear I changed my whole diet rather than just add blueberries. Tom

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 1.34pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

A worsening of psoriasis is has been reported a couple of times with blueberries. It might be coincident with a flare up, or if you have stopped medication. I recommend that you persevere for a month if you can bear it. I saw no improvement until about my third week in. Then a rapid recovery at around a month along. For some it has taken longer.

Good luck, Phil

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 2.22pm by Cal

Hi Phil, thanks for the advice and support. I'll stay the course for a month.

I'm also taking diclofanic which is an anti inflammatory as I have PA.

I wonder should I stop or reduce the diclofanic in case it is counter beneficial to the blueberries?

1 Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 6.50pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

"To 'oh no not again' For your nit picking info i said i was 'mostly veggie' -"

Maxine: There is not a lot of point to argue about exactly what words you wrote on 30 jan. It is not particularyl relevant and I am sure not of interest to the majority of people using these forums to hopefully benefit from and share accurate personal experiences.

Unless you go back to edit your post, it says "I cut out ALL sugar and alcohol, bread and pasta and went veggie - so many tasty dishes,,,,," No mention at all of eating fish and chicken or use of the word "mostly" anywhere in that post. Sorry.

Posted Sat 23 Feb 2019 10.48pm by Ds101

Hi guys, so I'm a 30 year old p sufferer with fairly bad guttate. I've had it since I was 13 where it started on my face and was mis diagnosed by my gp for about 4 years treating a fungal infection before they realised it was psoriasis, ive been using dovabet ointment for as long as I can remember with cocois and different moisturisers. I've managed to clear my face and and most of my arms but the rest is still fairly bad. I want to start trying this but wanted to question if there is issue with continuing dovabet and moisturiser while going eating the blueberries or should I just drop all creams while trying it?

Posted Sun 24 Feb 2019 0.19am by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Cal and Ds101,

Your questions about continuing with meds and blueberries are not the first. What can I tell you, when I started on blueberries I was free from meds, and it worked for me.

So if you continue with the meds and blueberries, and see no results after a month then what? You would then either give up on the blueberries, or then perhaps go back to square one, ditch the meds and try again.

It's up to you, whatever path you choose I wish you success.


1 Posted Mon 25 Feb 2019 2.51pm by Hollyyamber (edited Mon 25 Feb 2019 5.11pm by Hollyyamber )

No sure if I'm 100% correct here but further googling about blueberries and psoriasis it states there are two types of blueberries and for the best benefits we should be eating wild blueberries where as cultivated you would have to eat ALOT more to get the same benefit. So could possibly be the reason some are not seeing a result or a slow result? Apparently if they are dark blue inside they are the wild ones and more of a white colour are the latter.

Does anyone know much more about this? And people who they have worked for so you know what type you ate?

Posted Mon 25 Feb 2019 7.05pm by pdr321 (edited Mon 25 Feb 2019 7.09pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Blueberries as purchased from Tesco have completely cleared me of psoriasis. They are usually imported from South America or South Africa, and sometimes Europe. I am sure they are cultivated and work a treat, for me anyway.

Posted Tue 26 Feb 2019 12.55pm by Ron

I started on blueberries on 7th January this year after reading this post but it's coincided with a course of PUVA that I started on 25th January .. my Psoriasis is most definitely clearing up. I've had PUVA before but this time, it does seem to be clearing more quickly.

Now whether it's down to blueberries, the PUVA treatment or indeed a mixture of both, only time will tell. The PUVA treatment lasts 12-weeks whereas I can continue eating blueberries long after that.

I get my blueberries from Sainsbury's or Tesco .. Sainsbury's always seem to be from Chile or Peru.

Anyway, I'll report back in a couple of months time with my progress .. and here's hoping it stays away this time!

1 Posted Wed 27 Feb 2019 9.43pm by PsoriasisIsntSkinDeep


I’m new to this. I’ve had psoriasis for 14 years and in the last 4 it has been severe: 90% body coverage.

I find it wonderful that so many have gained so much from this particular chat however I am somewhat perturbed.

We all here clearly understand the cause of psoriasis outbreaks, and none here would consider such toxic medical treatments were it not considered appropriate. I currently take Apremilast which definitely helps the more painful aspects of my P (itching, broken skin) though the treatment is not without side effects.

I struggle therefore with the proclamation that blueberries will defeat the genetic abnormality that we all share.

Have I tried it? Of course. My skin is a serious source of anxiety for me.

Did it do anything? No.

I am therefore worried that you are perpetuating a myth, an idea upon which some may be fixated.

It’s unhealthy.

Your experiences are valued, but please don’t diminish the extent of one’s illness (and P is an undeniably debilitating illness) by suggesting that a bit of fruit might cure it.

I’m sure the NHS wouldn’t be paying circa £500 per month for my current medication if a fruit-based diet were the cure.

Your good intentions are appreciated and admirable. But I would urge those still restricted to topical or UV treatments, to push for specialist intervention / biologics if you want a longer term solution...alongside blueberries, if you so fancy.

Posted Fri 1 Mar 2019 2.04pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

My update after more than 6 weeks:

I took frozen blueberries (after thawing them in my fridge overnight) twice a day from january 15th to february 15th and I saw a little improvement, but extremely slow, and not life-changing. I thought I had to carry on and be patient.

Then, because I went to my sister's for four days, I bought fresh blueberries. It occured to me that maybe it would be more effective to only eat 20 blueberries a day but fresh ones. It has been two weeks now, my back skin has improved, there are still patches but they are less visible.

Last night I went to an Italian restaurant and had a big creme pizza, which I hardly ever do, today my skin is drier and a bit red. I'll continue to avoid pizza and over eating.

Globally the evolution is slow and positive, I am still hopeful, but it is like a saw-tooth diagram.

If my skin starts healing more frankly within two weeks, it will mean to me that my guts really started to heal with the FRESH BLUEBERRIES. Indeed the way I see it the gut gets back to normal within approximately 3 weeks and the skin starts healing.

I will report again later....

Thanks again Phil for letting us know what worked for you and thus giving us the opportunity to at least try

1 Posted Sat 2 Mar 2019 7.59pm by pdr321 (edited Sat 2 Mar 2019 9.34pm by pdr321)
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi PsoriasisIsntSkinDeep,

I am sorry that blueberries have not helped you, they don't help everybody, and all types of psoriasis. The last time I added up the responses on this forum they had helped about 72% of those that had reported back.

Your words do trouble me though, this is not a myth as many have testified (read above), and I don't see how the seriousness of the condition has been diminished by this forum. A bit of fruit has indeed removed psoriasis from my body. I had 27 miserable years with the condition, and if I had not started eating a bit of fruit I would still be draining NHS resources. I agree that this treatment sounds unbelievable, but I and others are living proof of the results.

I have never stated that sufferers should not seek specialist intervention. To be honest I used to think that natural remedies were a waste of time, but I can't deny the results. This forum tells sufferers about my personal experience, and contributors also report. All are free to make their own minds up, but you are wrong to diminish this forum just because it did not work for you, for which I am sorry to hear.

BTW, the NHS will never tell you to eat blueberries, they only follow NICE guidelines. You are more than welcome to use the NHS resources that I and others have freed up.


Posted Tue 5 Mar 2019 6.34pm by NoelB

Just completed my second month on the blueberries and improvement seems to have stalled except in one area (right knee) that is now almost clear.

I still consider the improvement overall to be dramatic so will continue and update again in a month.

Posted Wed 6 Mar 2019 9.37pm by Kelly90

Hi Everyone, I'm new here.

I have about 20 years psoriasis.

It had the first 17 years only on my elbows. The last 3 years is there are multiple spots to come (legs, back, chest, everywhere). Tried different ointment, cream, and also light therapy.

Blueberries for psoriasis I had never heard of. And I prefer something healthy and natural, so this seems to me a good option. I hope after a few weeks may be just as happy as most of you. X

Posted Thu 7 Mar 2019 1.44am by Jon81

Good luck Kelly, mine seems to be easing after a few weeks x

Posted Thu 7 Mar 2019 1.57am by Jon81


Of course they would give you anything. GP's get a commission on the medication they supply. Up to a fifth of their salary is made up from medication commission.

Posted Thu 7 Mar 2019 8.02am by Kelly90

Thanks Jon. I hope mine will be easing too. How long do you eat blueberries now? X

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2019 0.25am by Blubbery

1- Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin K. There are stories all over the internet about successes with Vit K, Vit D, and Magnesium.

2- Blueberries are rich in manganese.

3- Blueberries may impact gut health/inflammation.

Once you start reading these articles, you get sucked down a rabbit hole full of terms like lipopolysaccharides and intestinal alkaline phosphatase.

I don't know why this worked for some of you, but my hubby who HATES blueberries is trying this! Will report back in 6 weeks or so!

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2019 9.38pm by warren1 (edited Fri 8 Mar 2019 9.45pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Phil,

This is Warren, remember me?

Sorry that I got out of the way of posting.

I have no excuse, only that life is so busy.

Just to let you and Chrissie know that I am still doing extreemly well. This is now 7 months after I started blueberries at 20 a day August 2018 and my skin is 98% clear. Apart from a couple of minor

flares due to strep throat my skin is brilliant. I am so glad that I ever read this thread, it has changed my life.

I have come from a red angry 90% covered psoriatic body to clear skin. I could now go to the swimming pool and no one would bat an eye lid.

This is No myth. It worked for me. I am living proof of Phils wounderful discovery.

sorry again for losing contact,


Northern Ireland

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2019 11.28pm by Kelly90

I'm hoping for the same result Warren. What a difference that would be. I'm only on day 3, so it will take a while before I can say something about it. But if this can heal it, then it would be great! Im happy it worked for a lot of you.

Posted Fri 8 Mar 2019 11.40pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, great to hear from you, I’m like you ive been missing I was fed up with the thread people talking about other things, chemicals, diet, immune , and a lot of fall outs, this site us clearly labelled the “ Blueberries Cleared my Psoriasis “ By Sir Phil so that is what it’s for, so I disappeared, get enough of that at the Hospital. Anyway I’m good as well I’ve stared getting a few little red blobs now and again, but after 51yrs with Chronic Psoriasis I can cope with what comes now, I still take my 20 plus blueberries a day and coping nicely am so pleased that you are still good, Sir Phil has had excellent results with his blueberries, it’s incredible and I will never forget him he has changed my life and the quality, I never went out due to P all over me, red raw, had to hide my skin., long sleeves, trousers last year shorts yes shorts on for the first time since my 20’s pretty remarkable. Anyway Warren keep going and let’s hope it’s tee shirts and shorts again. Chrissie North Wales .

Posted Sat 9 Mar 2019 0.58am by Cal

Hi Warren, glad you're staying clear. I see you're from NI. I'm just outside of Belfast. Been started the blueberries a couple of weeks and hoping for some results soon.

Keep healing


Posted Sat 9 Mar 2019 11.44pm by raja123

Hello All,

I am 40 year old male with P on elbows ,knees , most part of the lower legs .

I have recently saw new spots on my stomach . I have been definitely careless on my eating habits . I drink 4-5 cups of coffee with creamer , eat decent amount of sweets and fast foods .Not a big drinker though . I have been stressful lately .

I have started eating blueberries since 3/7 (2 days) and I would like to share my progress .

I have stopped dairy , sugar and wheat products in the last two days . Taking Vit d and fish omega oil , I will post my progress by end of month.

Posted Sun 10 Mar 2019 10.21am by Kelly90

Hi Raja123,

Exciting. I'm curious what your result will be end of the month.

I am on day 4, so for any result I have to wait (and be patient).

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2019 9.25pm by pdr321
A long sufferer of plaque psoriasis who found an effective treatment after 27 years (blueberries). I have now been clear for 4 years.

Hi Chrissie/Warren,

Good to hear from you both, and good to hear that you are both still doing well, as indeed am I :-)

I've not been looking at this forum quite as much as I used to. At times it's gone a bit off-piste, and some people seem to have got quite angry. But I am so pleased that you are able to enjoy life as you deserve. I've even joined a gym and am trying to get fit, there is no way I would have done that previously. Let's hope we get another good summer, so good to be able to wear what we want after all the years of hiding away. I hope this doesn't come across as insensitive to those that still suffer. But if nothing else this shows the result of eating blueberries for us at least.

All the best,


Posted Wed 13 Mar 2019 8.48am by Stan

Hi Phil,

You did a good thing sharing the magic blueberries, thankyou.

Don't worry about the few people who take a negative turn.

I'm on day 3 will report back later. Ive tried so many different ways to reduce the impact of psoriasis and it's clear what works for some doesn't always work for others.

If the blueberries work I will be over the moon. A simple natural remedy and they even taste good, perfect.

How did you ever discover that they worked for you?



Posted Fri 15 Mar 2019 2.58pm by warren1 (edited Fri 15 Mar 2019 7.14pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Phil hi,

You have been of great help in changing the lives of so many fellow psoriasis sufferers, me included. It is possible to have a link to your own group then you could have greater control. If some understood that this is a simple, healthy remedy and controlled their input that would be unnecessary. let's hope it dosn't come to that

Kelly 90,

Please be patient it took me 4 weeks, and advice from Chrissie, to see slight improvement. From 6 weeks on it changed to a massive improvement.

Chrissie hi,

I am the same as you 98%clear but still a little remaining to remind me of the bad old psoriatic days. snap.


Really hope the blueberries work for you. I too live near Belfast, Bangor by the sea. best wishes,


Posted Sat 16 Mar 2019 by Kelly90

Hi Warren,

I will try to stay patient.

It's definitely not a punishment to eat blueberries. I see it as a (everyday) healthy snack. Today is day 10. It looks pretty calm, but I still have some weeks to go.

I still believe in it 😊!

Posted Tue 19 Mar 2019 11.25am by Andrew

Hi all and Phil, I have Psorasis on my scalp, I’m my ears, lower back, knees and on my shin. It’s a nightmare. I’m on day one of taking blueberries but I’m really hopeful that they will help. I have fairly good diet but I do drink alcohol. I am so fed up with my skin I’m willing to try anything so blueberries here we come.

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2019 4.56pm by Lauz329

I just wanted to thank you for your recommendation on blueberries! I started with guttate psoriasis around mid January which literally spread from head to toe.

I tried a few steroid solutions but I really didn’t like the idea so decided to try and heal naturally.

I started the blueberries 2 weeks ago and this morning woke up with half cleared already!

I’m so grateful, thank you 😊

Posted Sat 23 Mar 2019 11.33am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


Yes I was the same. wounderful news, and so quick too.

Also I told a man named Billy from Belfast about Blueberrries. He had really red, hot psoriasis all over his face. I saw him 3 weeks later, last Thursday

....amazing All gone.


Posted Sat 23 Mar 2019 12.48pm by Lauz329

That’s great news!

I’ll forever be recommending the blueberries! The bonus is they’re amazing for us instead of the nasty steroid stuff!

Posted Sat 23 Mar 2019 1.34pm by DianeC (edited Sat 23 Mar 2019 2.11pm by DianeC)

Hi Everyone! I posted a reply back on July 1 of last year. At that time I was amazed that by having gone blueberry picking and eating them everyday for weeks the itchy plaque on my elbow cleared up!

Now I only had that single spot and I can't begin to know what most of you are going through but I had to let you all know just how well blueberries has worked for me. After a while though going into the holidays and over the winter I stopped eating blueberries. Guess what?...the plaque came back. So for the last 6 weeks I've been eating organic blueberries (they are much more expensive this time of year) at least 5 times a week and my plaque is once again gone!

ETA: I've only eaten FRESH blueberries. I think that could make a difference and I feel that for most it's a long term commitment. Eating them for a few days or a week is not really going to show much in the way of results. One has to stick with it and depending on your condition it could take many weeks or months.

I noticed a poster who was curious about scientific studies on this. I agree it would be interesting to see but who will pay for it? I'm in the US and no pharmaceutical company will go the to the expense of a large scale study on this unless it will benefit them!

Money and the bottom line is what motives these large corporations here ....that's just the way it is and another reason my mainstream primary care physician would never mention blueberries or any other natural or holistic treatment. One needs to see a holistic or integrative doctor here and they usually don't take insurance which is another factor many have to deal the in the US......the VERY high cost of health care!!

Good luck to everyone!

Posted Sun 24 Mar 2019 6.05am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Diane C.

Your experience proves that blueberries a work for you. as they did for me and so many others.

The intresting thing is that they worked on plaque psoriasis, which is the most common as it worked with me on errothermic psoriasis and with others with guttate.I just wounder if Phil has composed stats on the type of Psoriasis helped? this is an amazing discovery


Posted Sun 24 Mar 2019 6.21am by warren1 (edited Sun 24 Mar 2019 6.28am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Diane C and all,

I have an idea. The psoriasis association have stated on their website, of which this thread is part, that since 1968 they have given millions of pounds toward research grants and they also sponsor PHD students to research into possible cures for psoriasis. Could they not take the obvious info from this thread and allocate some research.

The above may appear simple but to me

it is an obvious way forward..

I am sure Sir Phil would supply his collated stats to give a head start.

Psorias Association please read this.

for info. see Psoriasis Association/Research


Posted Mon 25 Mar 2019 8.23am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hi everyone,

On blueberries since january 15th: my skin is almost normal.

I went to the beach yesterday and I could feel that nobody noticed anything. I played beach racket just wearing swimming trunks without worrying about my skin.

This brings me HAPPINESS.

The relief is shared by my wife and my daughters: they admit that this time I have really found something natural which works for me.

My guttate psoriasis was not thick but it was spread on my torso, my back, buttocks, arms, legs, scalp. I had dandruff all the time. It has been fading very slowly for weeks. It still shows in some places if you are very close. This is because it is either not completely healed or it needs to be tanned (white stains) but I'm sure it is still improving,

I'm not impatient anymore, if it still improves it will be bonus, but I am already satisfied with the result.

I am convinced that FRESH blueberries are more effective for me.

My case shows that if some heal in 3 to 6 weeks, others may need three months. But three months is nothing when you have been waiting for years and years.


Posted Mon 25 Mar 2019 8.12pm by Kelly90

Hi Frenchmen45,

What good that the blueberries helped.

I eat them now for 18 days

I know it may be different for each person until they see some difference.

After how much time did you found out that the blue berries gave some effect?


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 7.25am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hi Kelly,

After about 4 weeks I saw some improvement. Then it gradually progressed. I would say that from week 6 I was sure that it worked for me.

From my experience I would tell you to be patient and if possible eat fresh blueberries (not frozen).

Good luck to you!

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 7.45am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Kelly hi

Exactly the same for me. As I have read this threat for last 8 months 4-6 weeks seems to be a trend.


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 10.02am by Kelly90

Thank you Frenchmen.

I eat fresh blueberries everyday. I like the fresh one.

I will be patient, because I know that not everybody will or can be clear in 2 weeks. I hope after a few weeks, I have also a good/better result.

Hi Warren, I read all the stories on this forum. And yes, most of the people react after a month that they see the diffrents or are (almost) clear. So I have no reason to stop already. Its good that I like blueberries too, so I have no reason to give up. Lets hope I have also a good result after 3 weeks.

Did you both (still) know, if it start to healed from the inside/middle?

When I look to my elbow, I see it's lighter and flatter in the middle. Less flakes there, and not that red anymore.

Sometimes I think, is it healing? Or is that something I just wanna see? Haha

Kelly x

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 10.15am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly , great news.

That is just the way mine was. Your fifth paragraph describes how my skin was after 3-4 weeks and this progressed to massive clearance 6 - 8 weeks.

From my experience things are looking good, keep going.


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 3.23pm by Andrew

Hi Frenchman45, really pleased for you, I’m a week into eating a small punnet of Blueberries everyday but at present my Psorias is getting worse. I have really healthy diet even more so now since having blueberries for breakfast. However I do have GnT most nights which I’m sure will slow down any progress I might make? Really hard to kick the booze but I’m determined to get rid Psorias once and for all as it has plagued me since 2003. So did you much and have you stopped?

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 3.56pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hi Andrew,

I like red wine (and my country is almost a vineyard!) but I don't drink anymore because I have noticed that my skin gets red immediately, and I can get new spots within a few hours.

I have decided that when I am completely cured (hopefully) I will sometimes allow myself one or two glasses.

Perhaps you could drink much less to see if it helps...

Bon courage!

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 5.15pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Sir Phil,Warren & anybody else who knows me. Fantastic news, went to the hospital to see my Dermo Consultant and he still can’t believe my skin and that it is Blueberries that has cleared me after, wait for it 50yrs from when I started with P he took photos today to show the Students I said to him you must tell them that no drugs/ creams has cleared me it’s the Blueberries he now does not want to see me till January 2020 I can’t believe it.

Also all the new people on Sir Phil’s Site, please do not drink alcohol at all, I have drank all my life, having been in the industry for 40yrs, but I stopped when I joined this Forum and stopping the alcohol was a huge contribution to why, with the Blueberries I have been clear since August 2019, I am still eating blueberries everyday cos I love them when I started the Blueberries it took me 7-8 weeks, due to me being covered head to foot, nothing on my face and red raw, so don’t give up if it’s not cleared in 4 weeks just carry on like I did. Well I have gone on a bit I could talk for Wales, so good luck to all our New Members. Chrissie. North Wales p.s. Phil , Warren the shorts will be in use again this year !!!!!

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 6.07pm by gw247

Yesterday I visited my GP for blood tests, since my last test showed my potassium was too high. I fasted and since I need to lose weight, I looked for fruit. Blueberrys. Later I found this thread. More blueberries.

I hope it works, especially before I'm prescribed my third round of steroid creams.

I'm concerned about diet in general. I'm 66, obese, vegan with mild psoriasis, mild hypertension and mild type two diabetes.

I hope to plant tomatoes this spring, along with a blueberry bush and find a healing diet that allows drinking dark red wine. We'll see. ;) I hope to report, all clear in 6 weeks, and 6 pounds lighter. (232lbs)

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 6.17pm by Gee

Hi Everyone

This forum motivated me to try some thing for my psoriasis. I started to eat blueberries starting today march26th. I have scalp psoriasis and its flaky and irritating from time to time. doc recommended the light therapy, but I cannot afford that. I have dark red and brown spots on my skin from psoriasis. Please advice if this blueberry work miracles for my scalp. I am 32 yrs old female.

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 6.19pm by Gee


Also if there is any shampoo for hair you recommend that can heal the irritation and flakes. I am from Canada..

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 7.47pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Gee the best I have use for the scalp is T Gel don’t know if you can buy it in Canada, also a friend of mine who has P in the scalp used Head & Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo made by Proctor & Gamble hope you can get either

Chrissie N W

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.03pm by Gee (edited Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.03pm by Gee)

thanks Chrissie. for the advise .. will get head and shoulder and try.

1 Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.42pm by warren1 (edited Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.43pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years


Yes good that you have started on blueberries, hope they work for you. You mention Tomatoes, when you mention them I see a red light.... stop. An awful lot of the diets, Pagano included warning against Tomatoes, I have been in hospital and known many and the one thing that flares up psoriasis is Tomaoes.

To take blueberries and tomatoes at the same time is like using both the accelerator and break together.


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.47pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


In City hospital they put 50/50 through hair at night and wash out with Johnston's baby shampoo in morning. After several nights the flakes are gone.

The above is the best that I had until I met Mr blueberry man ..Phil through this thread.


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 8.59pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Chrissie hi,

All these dermatologists need to do is look and see. Psoriasis gone. Wounderful news. I get the vibes that you feel as I do how brilliant it is to get relief from this nasty desease Psoriasis.

When I went to dermatologists it was just same old thing each time .... try methotrexate. Which I refused. I was using Dermovate steriod which has a scary potency. Which even some of my GPs refused to give me on script.

But Now it is so different i sometimes run the park run and my legs have no Psoriasis. This is great even though I came to the point with psoriasis that I just didn't care what people thought.

I feel free, I would thank you for taking time to encourage me to continue with blueberries.

I would give both Phil and you a knighthood Lol

You seem a nice person Chrissie.

God bless


Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 9.55pm by Chrissie NW

Hi Warren, thanks for your reply and I was just like you having everything thrown at me, which must of the time I refuse and the Dermatologist at the time just turned round and said to me well, there is no more I can do for you I just got up and walked out, he left two months later, thank goodness, but as we know , I would say commission for getting us on the nasties, but I still refused although I am clear he tried extremely hard to get me to use Enstillar, I’ve read up the the steroid potency is horrific it’s an aerosol foam and costs £78.00 per canister, so good commission to add to his salary on two cans, but this new man just ok then I will see you in Jan 2020. Glad you are still good and running my goodness, legs out, I think that does your legs good with both you and I wearing trousers all the time through P on the legs it’s good to get the air and sun on them. My Doctor won’t give me Dermovate and Betnovate ( that was taken off the market about 20yrs ago) but I see it’s back now..

Anyway keep eating the Blueberries and your legs out and THANK YOU & Phil for being excellent listeners and what I would called “ my friends”

Take care. Chrissie ( and you are a nice person as well Warren)

Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 9.59pm by James

Hello Everyone,

I had occasionally visited this forum a few times and noticed this thread on Christmas holiday. Was completely bathled by the power of blueberries success stories on some people. Tried to take blueberries daily, but didn't last long, only a week or so as to be honest i find this ridiculous that something so pure and simple can work when doctors prescribe dangerous treatments with serious side effects and no guarantees it will help long term (and probably often makes ir worse). I was diagnosed with psioriasis roughly 1,5 years ago. What started with small patches on the scalp, got to the point where the whole body is covered with small red patches, escpecially on the legs, back. I am using elecon, moisterizer and dermovate on and off with hopes to treat it. Though its better, i am still covered and don't know what to do anymore. I'm afraid to continue using these steroid treatments, as i already notice bleach skin areas, and skin thinning. I'l try to believe blueberries can help me, stop using steroid treatment and switch to blueberries exclusively, will let you know about my progress.

In the area where i live, it's pretty hard to get fresh blueberries, does the frozen ones have the same benefits for psioriasis?

2 Posted Tue 26 Mar 2019 10.09pm by Chrissie NW

Hi GW247. Please grown two three four Blueberry Bushes do not have tomatoes. I was told by a very old lady who I met while travelling Turkey many years ago and she came to me as my P was shocking as the heat was 95 /105 degrees and she said to me do not eat tomatoes, red peppers in fact anything red including meat and I’m sorry RED WINE this lady was right I was in my 20’s and on my return home I did as she said and my skin did go better, so it is good advise from a very old Turkish Lady I am now four years older than you and from being 30yrs old the Blueberries have cleared me since August last year for 40yrs I have never been clear and last year I wore shorts fantastic, so please Knick the red goods off your shopping list. Good Luck and eating the Blueberries it took me 7-8 weeks so persevere.

Posted Wed 27 Mar 2019 5.41am by Andrew

Hi Chrissie, I’m so pleased for you. No doubt you are feeling amazing. You Phil and Warren are really inspirational. I’ve got my diet sorted I just need to kick the booze habit.

1 Posted Wed 27 Mar 2019 8.37am by Chrissie NW

Hi James , read my article just below yours, I was a long term sufferer it’s my Anniversary this year which is 50 yrs , very few people had P and the looks from people was shocking, no creams and meds like today, so you just plod on, but now with Sir Phil the Miracle,Magic Blueberry Man I’m clear since Aug/Sept and wore shorts for the first time in 40yrs last year, amazing, please persevere, we are all different I have them for 7-8 weeks some 4-5 weeks, no food that’s red and I’m afraid this includes RED WINE which I do miss there is such a lot to learn, even down to what you wear. FRESH BLUEBERRIES NOT FROZEN where you live is difficult to get them, where I live in Wales in between two Mountain Ranges near Snowdonia that’s in the middle of nowhere a round trip of almost 52 miles for my blueberries, have faith James, don’t make excuses I hope you have read the success on this Forum it’s incredible, some Psoriasis it does not have success but the percentage of the success rate of blueberries makes a person get up, get moving and get to the supermarket, if it’s a success you will be a different man, believe me, good luck James and please persevere for at least 7-8,weeks and watch what you are eating also no red wine, no ciggies( if you partake) just watch what you eat, let us know how you get on. Chrissie NW

Posted Wed 27 Mar 2019 2.24pm by RN

Hi everyone, I’ve surfeited from psoriasis in my nails and small patches in the scalp and lower back. I stumbled across this topic when researching potential solutions for my teenage daughter who is showing symptoms of psoriasis on her back and scalp. Anyway long story short, I had started eating blueberries regularly this year and had noticed an improvement in my nails although I hadn’t linked the two. Since reading the article I’ve increased the amount I eat, circa 30 a day and my nails are in great shape now, only one left to heal. My toenails which were very bad are fully clear now and the patch at the very bottom of my back is gone. Still some in my scalp but no big issue. I’m normally skeptical but honestly I think it’s worth a try.

Posted Wed 27 Mar 2019 4.04pm by gw247

Warren & Chrissie, I thank you for your response.

I need to go to the supermarket. I wonder what I should avoid. I'm a vegan and will have to avoid high calories, because of my weight; high carbs because of my diabetes; tomatoes and peppers because of my psoriasis; salty foods to avoid high blood pressure. (tomatoes are only good if you salt them)

I try my best to buy organic, when the food is known to be Genetically Engineered here in the USA. I sure could use a vegan daily diet, which is how I somehow discovered this site. I live near a large blueberry farm.

I'm going to try athlete's foot cream, (terbinafine hydrochloride 1%), daily and use coconut oil mixed with lavender oil more often and see how long I can avoid using my steroid cream.

Thanks everyone for allowing me to tag along!

Posted Sat 30 Mar 2019 12.48pm by raja123

Hi All

My update , I have been on blue berries for three weeks , I am also doing diet(cut down sugars, dairy and gluten) . I see some improvement , definitely psoriasis has calmed down,

however there is no dramatic improvement yet , I will keep doing Blue berries and will do a post again in 4 weeks .



Posted Sat 30 Mar 2019 4.49pm by Kelly90

Hi Raj,

I'm also been on the blueberries for 3 weeks. And same as you, the psoriasis has calm down. No big diffrents, but its in the right direction.

Hi Warren, thanks for your reaction. Some days I look at it for a few times. In 'my eyes' it looks like it changed in the middle (not a big diffrent, more that it slowly fades, and looking more calm). Still have the flakes, but not so hard and rough like 2 weeks ago. Its feels and looks more flat.


Posted Mon 1 Apr 2019 9.52am by warren1 (edited Mon 1 Apr 2019 9.53am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Kelly and Raj,

It is looking good, be patient. At 4 weeks i had no improvement. 4-6 weeks less scaling and fading. After 6 weeks massive clearance.

Kelly, when i was in hospital years ago using dithranol paste my psoriasis changed from the middle out. The Consultant said that it was a clear sign that it was going to go. And it did.

Now from the inside out the blueberries appear to do same thing.

We must remember that Psoriasis is the slow over production of skin cells so to reverse that naturally it makes sence that a natural way will also take time.

it's looking good.


Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 5.42am by Tallchris

Morning team

First time poster here!

Am 43 year old male and have had psoriasis about two years. Not as bad as you lot on here, I probably have about ten spots around my body ranging from pound coin size to about two inches across and it's on my scalp too.

Have had a spray from the doctors which isn't working and really don't want prescription stuff.....

My blueberry experiment starts today..... will keep you all updated.

Hope it works. Am starting to get a bit worried!!!

Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 2.29pm by Kelly90

Hi Warren

I understand that the skin needs time to heal. When you have psoriasis, then there are too many new skin cells created, (and exfoliates the new skin).

If its now up to healing (ohh, I hope so!), it need the time to create a 'new' layer of skin. Normally when you have a good skin, it takes a month. But I know I have to be patient. Thursday its my 4th week.

The texture of my skin is still the same (you know what I mean, some call it a snake skin lol), BUT it isnt that white and flaky anymore, and it feel more flexible/soft/flat. I still have high hopes.

Hi Tallchris, good luck!


Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 4.33pm by Gee


I am on my second week on blueberry.... I do not see any new patch so far. I need some tips for my scalp. its really flaky most of the times. I have to rush to washroom to get it out during my work. :( .. I am trying avocado mask with some olive oil , coconut oil , yogurt. over the weekends. some time I add in oats, some time rinse scalp with apple cider vinegar.... but is there anything else which can help?

Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 4.47pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years


please see preceding text.

50/50 liquid paraffin/ soft white parafin

and wash out with Johnston's baby shampoo each morning.

As used as standard treatment City hospital.


Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 4.57pm by warren1 (edited Tue 2 Apr 2019 5.04pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Kelly hi,

When I was in hospital several times, the

nurses were trained to brush the tips of their fingers over the surface of the skin to feel if it was flat. When there was no longer a raised area they concluded the psoriasis was gone. It makes sence as psoriasis is the accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface.

The texture of the skin will not return to the same shade as the existing skin immediately but will gradually fade in.

The skin at the bottom of the psoriasis is new skin, usually pinky in colour.

Hope this helps, i sense a very strong desire for this to work, by your text.

God bless,


Posted Wed 3 Apr 2019 3.51am by Gee

Thanks Warren.

I will buy that .can you confirm if I have to use this 50/50 mixture of the paraffin night before? And shampoo morning?


Posted Wed 3 Apr 2019 9.22am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Yes 50/50@ night, wash out morning.

you may have to go to your GP to get a prescription.

It is the purest moisturiser. it's like liquidised Vaseline. ( apply lots and use a towel under your head at night)

best wishes


Posted Thu 4 Apr 2019 0.44am by ateeq

Hi everyone

I was on here a few months ago ...i was eating a punnet/box of blueberries a day minumum sometimes two - i did this for a while and then didnt see any change so i stopped/went on downward spiral

Im guessing i was about 5 weeks in - maybe I had burnout from eating so many blueberries :)

My diet was terrible though and i was smoking constantly at the time.

I have quit smoking over the couple of months and this week started an alkaline juice diet .

next week i will start eating blueberries again and will stick to the minimum 6 weeks or so that this needs -

Once I can go back to eating 'solids' i will start eating blueberries again I am back in the game !

Posted Thu 4 Apr 2019 8.23am by Kelly90

Hi Warren,

I understand theres a chance my skin wont be the same color as normal, but thats no problem.

But for now, I can still see its psoriasis.

Only more flat, because its not that flaky and hard as it was. Now its a light layer. But the texture of my (psoriasis)skin are still with grooves/stripes (if you understand what I mean, I dont know how to say in English).

I still hope my skin will change :-)

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2019 5.35am by Tallchris

Blueberries are moreish aren't they?

Took a punnet to work on Wednesday and snaffled the lot. Did the same yesterday! Am going to take a small pot with my dose in today.

Otherwise I'll end up looking like one.

Day four today 👊

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2019 4.23pm by Kelly90

Hi Tallchris, They are lovely. Before I start eating blue berries everyday (thats 4 weeks now) I never eat them. But now, I eat them a lot! Never knew I would eat them that much. Not only for the psoriasis, but like them more then I thought.

Hi Warren, two days ago I send you about my skin. That I still saw psoriasis, only more flat BUT not new skin.

But now I really see that a (new) layer of skin is comming! Its not that much, just some little spots, but I see it and I can feel it. And yes, its in the middle.

Its now my 4th week. I hope the healing process begins :-)


Posted Sat 6 Apr 2019 2.02am by NoelB

Completed my 3rd month now and things still seem to be stalling. Dramatic improvement in month one but just stable since then. Will keep you posted.

Posted Sat 6 Apr 2019 4.13pm by Lyn

Hi, I found this chat a month ago and started on blueberries and have stuck with it. I'm seeing a lot of improvement. I've had this,,,red patches, itchy scales, tired feeling for many years. Flare ups happen and I was really going crazy. I tried coconut oil, ointments, D3, several natural supplements, vitamins. My diet wasn't great. I crave sweets. I'm cutting out the pastries and much of the gluten. I drink too much coffee and smoke cigarettes. Can't seem to stop that. I will stick with blueberries and see what happens, because I do see a difference in one month of blueberries. Thank you all for sharing your experiences!

Posted Sun 7 Apr 2019 5.08pm by gw247

I had decided to eat more blueberries regularly the week before finding and joining this thread. A popular nutritionist Dr. Gregory, (google Nutrition Facts for his five minute fact filled videos), His video on blueberries is convincing of their many benefits, even in powdered form.

I began my blueberry quest while once again treating my obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure by a day of fasting following with two weeks of vegetables, fruit, and some walnuts and almond butter, (and lots of water). I understand that loosing weight is confirmed to help psoriasis too. This has made me lose almost ten pounds, which I know from experience is the easiest 10 I'll lose.

I've never had any "flares", since my mild psoriasis has never cleared, only grown or slowly progressed, so I've never known any "triggers". Itch relief is never for longer than hours. Dietary advice concerning not eating nightshades or red food seems to me to be antidotal, and difficult to find facts to back it up, except that 52% of members of the National Psoriasis Association members have been polled as agreeing with the anti-nightshade clan. I am not going on a multi year personal trial of it for proof, I may survive 6 weeks. These two weeks I have eaten red watermelon and red plums.

Warren1's advice included that: An awful lot of the diets, Pagano included warning against Tomatoes,

My research on those alkaloid foods is as inconclusive as the diet is restrictive to me and I will need further proof than a poll.

I apologize for my negative thoughts, and I do appreciate others reading and trying to be helpful. I think I'll go eat my other almond, buckwheat, blueberry waffle, to start my week 3 and celebrate my weight loss.


Posted Mon 8 Apr 2019 0.57am by EmmaBee

I'm on week 3 and just can;t believe how clear my skin is. I'm still eating blueberries everyday my legs were the worst part of my body affected by guttate, I've been wearing shorts for over a week now as they have become so clear. I am over the moon happy with my progress and I hope anyone who chooses to try it will get good results to. I was on no medication when I started the blueberries. It is working for me like nothing I've ever seen before and mentally I feel pretty darn good about that!! And it feels good for once not to be depressed about this condition, my brain needed those blueberries too!!

Posted Mon 8 Apr 2019 6.23pm by gw247

EmmaBee. You sound excited. Three weeks: That's great! I hope you'll continue posting. I love the blueberries also.


Posted Tue 9 Apr 2019 6.24pm by ri22


I came across this forum towards the end of February and have been eating blueberries daily since the first week of March.

It's been about a month now and no results yet for me. But I know blueberries have a lot of health benefits so I will happily continue eating them hoping that my psoriasis may get better down the line.

I will post again, maybe in a month, to let you know if I develop any results.

P.S. I am so happy for all of you who have had their psoriasis clear up! :)

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2019 8.09pm by Lyn

I started buleberries five or six weeks ago. I still have patches on my elbows, but they are healing. New skin in the middle of each red circle. The inside of my knee was the worst in appearance and it has improved a lot. No more itching and I am watching the trigger foods, but pretty much eating normally. I am amazed! So thankful to you all for sharing your experiences!

Posted Wed 10 Apr 2019 5.12pm by Kelly90

Hi Lyn, im eating Blueberries for almost 5 weeks. I also still have patches on my elbow. If hold my elbow tight, then I see (very little) new skin, also in the middle. The difference is not much, but if I look back to photos by 3 weeks ago look, I see that it was not around yet. So thats my results for now (day 34).

I dont know how your skin looked like after 4-5 weeks? Do u see now more diffrents then a week ago? (Maybe it gives me more hope haha. And then it means i have be more patient)


Posted Thu 11 Apr 2019 3.20am by Lyn

It's slow going. I didn't see much improvement for several weeks. The I noticed I was itching less, then another week or so I saw clear skin in the middle of some of the patches. Now the large spot on my knee is clearer than it's been in many years. The elbow patches are less red and bumpy. Still there, but I'm going to keep doing what I am doing..... veggies and lots of water,,,,,stay away from sugar and gluten....but I don't follow this very strictly, I allow to indulge, too. Good luck to you. Keep at it and let me know how it goes.

Posted Fri 12 Apr 2019 3.43pm by Lyn

And the blueberries!!! I failed to say in my last post, BLUEBERRIES! Every day, half a cup or more. Fresh mostly, Frozen or dried, too. I keep them on hand all the time and the relief in my itching, stinging and red patches have all improved more than I ever expected. Thanks to Phil and all the others. It's not an overnight miracle, but it's an amazing improvement.

Posted Tue 16 Apr 2019 10.59am by Kelly90


My result are almost the same. Sometimes It looks like I see some little clear spots, but next day I cant see the anymore lol. The itching is okay now, not that much as 5,5 weeks ago, but i still have sometimes. I also reed alot (before I came on this forum) albout blueberries capsules. The most of that I found on English and American websites. I dont know if one of you tries capsules too? Or in combination with berries?

In the begin (first 3 weeks) I had a lot of berries from Chili, they where tasty and sweet. But they changed them in a lot of supermarket, now they all from Marokko and Spain. It taste like water, so no taste. Looks like it has no power supply. Maybe that is one of the reason i have no results. I dont know.

Kelly xxx

Posted Tue 16 Apr 2019 4.31pm by gw247


nutrition (under 5 minute video)

Since you asked, you and others might find this short video interesting: Dr. Greger, (How Not to Die), discusses testing the benefit of blueberries for fighting type 2 diabetes. A Harvard study, using powdered and frozen blueberries. (to prevent the test groups from knowing who was receiving the blueberry treatment), proves blueberries to have medicinal use.

Three weeks ago I began daily fresh blueberries. Dr. Greger advocates everyone to eat blueberries, (or other listed berries), every meal, as part of a healthy, preventitive diet.

I ordered some natural treatments which include Dr. Bronner's shampoo, oatmeal soap, followed by apple cider / aloe vera rinse, followed by jojoba / peppermint oil. (psoria$i$ seems to need pampering, lol).

My best purchase is an aloe vera plant. I've used its leaves to squeeze their gel onto my itching skin. The rubbed in gel instantly cools the burning and stops the itching, for a while. It's a hell of a lot faster acting than tubes of steroid creams. I've grown these plants forty years ago and with basic care they multiply. (if I don't strip them bare). I need to repot the overgrown little four inch pot, which is growing two 8 inch tall plants and two baby two inch ones. The Whole Foods cashier said she treats her curly hair with it. (shiny hair!)

Blueberries equal walking a mile? "Put it to the test".

Best wishes,


Posted Thu 18 Apr 2019 7.30pm by MKA (edited Thu 18 Apr 2019 11.34pm by MKA)

Hi All

I’m so glad I’ve come across this page, I’m 33 and broke out with GP 3 maybe 4 weeks ago randomly, I’m normally a confident person but this has thrown me completely, I get so emotional and I sometimes feel so like my life has completely been ruined ( I know people have worse off conditions) but that’s how I feel!

I think I’m fed up of the doctors saying Itl go away in a few weeks, good news is it’s jot permanent! If it’s not them can you explain why my GP is still here (rolling eyes emoji)

I have changed my diet, stoping drinking, stoped eating meat, drink ten times more water and I don’t see a difference!

The doctors prescribed me with exorex and told me it will be controlled in two weeks Im still on week one and my arms are itching so bad!

Today at work I stumbled across this page and the first thing I do at lunch was buy a pack of blueberries!

My sisters getting married in 7 weeks I really hope this works for me I have every faith in it!

Your stories are amazing and I will continue to be positive and TRY not to stress!

Will keep you all updated!

Posted Sat 20 Apr 2019 11.01pm by Lyn

I do hope the blueberries work for you. I'm not on any medication, so I don't know how they interact. I'm not itching anymore. It's such a relief. I still have red patches on elbows, but the one on my knee is just about gone and the elbows are more pink than red and not so bumpy. Good luck and don't give up!

Posted Tue 23 Apr 2019 10.15am by MKA


can anyone explain to me what gutate psoriasis looks like when it’s clearing??

Posted Fri 26 Apr 2019 1.14am by Clare

My doctor has giving me a lot of Diogenes eczema, dermititis, psoriasis, bacteria infection, my immune system was not very good. I think am getting well my itchy rash is clearing up slowly I think the more you look after yourself the health you will be I have suffered many years and it hurts the skin . I got anxiety too. I will buy some blueberry's tomorrow and buy them instead of apples and bananas.

Posted Fri 26 Apr 2019 11.17am by Scootch

Hello everyone,

This is my first post after being a member for a little while.

I've had psoriasis since I was a small child, I've been given topical steroids, coal tar, salycilic acid creams, Dovonex (which burnt my skin and caused an infection) as well as a raft of emollient moisturisers.

My condition suddenly got a lot worse and spread across my whole body about 18 months ago with no obvious explanation, and continues to spread. My scalp is the worst it has ever been.

I've made changes to my diet and am doing more exercise, but I hadn't realised that there are foods that are powerful anti-inflammatories like blueberries. I'm going to give them a try for a month and see if it makes any difference at all!

(I started eating more kale and collard-type greens in the past few weeks and many of the patches on my chest are starting to get paler/flatter in the middle - coincidence?)

Anyway, thanks for all advice posted here and I shall report back with my findings!


Posted Sat 27 Apr 2019 10.54am by ShelleyLou

Hi all

First post, and very nervous about discussing my P. Had for 20 years now and having a massive flare up. Reading about the blueberries has given me some hope, I’ve been on every medication available with only mild improvement over the years. So now I have a stash of blueberries and it’s only day two will see how it goes. Great to see so many positive results.

Posted Mon 6 May 2019 10.53pm by gw247

I completed my 6 week blueberry trial. They taste good, so I'll continue eating them daily. Everyone should eat more super antioxidant health food.

I restricted my vegan diet, not only in calories but I also ate no nightshades, wheat, peanuts, bla, bla. I did lose 15 lbs. I hope my "patches" do not flare up or expand, since I'm not using prescription lotions or cream. I'm growing aloe vera to use instead. (and scratch). My regular doctor mentioned that I might be experiencing side affects from my dermatologist's prescriptions, even while ignoring the possibility that her diabetes and high blood pressure medicine were more likely culprits.

BTW: I hope no one has been restricted form posting. I check for posts daily. I thank everyone here and wish all the best.


Posted Tue 7 May 2019 11.50pm by Lyn

I'm still eating blueberries every day and the results are pretty amazing. I feel better, seldom have any itches. What a relief! I stay away from alcohol, but occasionally eat gluten or sweets. I will keep on doing what I'm doing because I am happy with the results. Hang in there, everybody. Good luck. I hope you have great success.

Posted Wed 8 May 2019 1.36pm by MKA

Ive decided to eat healthy

I take omega 3 fish oil

I drink tuermic tea

I don’t have the following alcohol, red meat, diary, sugar

No chips and no pizza

4 homopathy tablets a day

Exorex and moisturise

I was given steriod cream but refuse to go down that path

I have white rings surrounding my GP - not sure why this is happening

I also am developing rash on and around my GP in some spots which I need to seek advice about

My doctor said it will do just need patience- so let’s see how much patience is needed!

Posted Thu 9 May 2019 5.29pm by michaelS (edited Thu 9 May 2019 7.58pm by michaelS)

Hello everyone. I found this forum a few weeks ago. I live in California, USA. I have had plaque psoriasis for the last 30 years. It appeared aggressively for the first time at the age of 14-15 years old. It has always been pretty bad and —as you know from personal experience— it has affected my life terribly. Sun, sea water and bath salts seem to help a bit, but those are not always available and I surely don’t always have the time to tan, take baths or run to the beach.

I started a pseudo-vegan diet 3 months ago (vegan+fish, gluten-free, no grains, no nightshades, no alcohol, no sugar, no coffee or soda) and my psoriasis spots now appear much flatter and turning white or pink in some cases. As for some of you with blueberries, I started seeing new skin forming in the middle of the spots and it kept growing. It is a very, very slow process. It looks better now than three months ago, however I am still covered.

I started incorporating frozen blueberries in my diet 3 weeks ago. I have been having 1-2 cups a day. I don’t see an acceleration in my healing yet, but my skin started feeling very itchy in the last couple of days. I usually do okay with my diet, but I might indulge from time to time. It sounds like I have to give blueberries 5-6 weeks, so I will report back in a few weeks.

This is a great place for us to share our experiences and potential remedies that we stumble upon. Take care and keep fighting!

Posted Sun 12 May 2019 6.58pm by angela r
4 years

I'm afraid the blueberries did little to help me although I do love them and eat them regularly. I've read that the best ones for healing are wild blueberries (quite difficult to get in the UK but if you manage to then they're expensive). 30% coverage on my body plaque psoriasis. I started reading the Medical Medium book by Antony William about 5 weeks ago in particular he states that to start to heal the gut and the liver one must drink 16oz of celery juice each morning on an empty stomach. Totally sceptical as I was but at my wits end as I was so poorly I thought I may as well give it a go as nothing else had worked. Five weeks on my skin has improved so much its unbelievable. Still a way to go mind but I've not missed a day and I have more energy, better digestion and getting out and about. The next step is the liver rescue for me to see if I can heal more. Wish me luck.


Posted Mon 13 May 2019 2.01pm by EmmaBee

Hello everyone,

I'm now about two months into taking blueberries and it has changed my life in so many ways. My guttate started to disappear within 4 days of starting the blueberries, I am now only eating blueberries 3-4 times a week and still completely clear for two months now. For years I could not wear skirts or shorts because my lower legs were so bad, but now I wear them almost everyday with confidence now that I have my familiar skin back to normal. Love love love and I can only hope that it does the same for anyone who tries it although we all know it can affect people differently. My coworkers are still shocked that all it took was blueberries to clear this awful psoriasis, at least for me. I wake up everyday still thinking this may be a dream, but the results are real!! I'm so blessed to have found this forum and the suggestions that have been posted. It has changed by confidence in the best possble ways. Good luck to all and best wishes for your success no matter what method you try!!

Posted Mon 13 May 2019 10.22pm by michaelS

EmmaBee, have you made any changes to your diet? Do you eat dairy, gluten, grains, eggs, sugar, nightshade vegetables? How about wine or alcohol in general? Glad to hear BB are doing the trick for you!

Posted Sun 19 May 2019 5.58am by delriley

I have been eating half a punnet of blueberries a day for the last five months but sadly l have had no miracle cure.....but glad they have worked for alot of you...l will keep trying...maybe it will just take longer for me..

Posted Fri 24 May 2019 7.25pm by Beach123

Hi. Do you have a special diet you follow?

Posted Mon 27 May 2019 8.47pm by Margyb

Thank you Sir Phil, Chrissie and Warren for your continued advice and support to everyone on this forum. I joined about 4 weeks ago when searching for a more holistic approach to a bad bout of GP which has covered me from the neck downwards and also in my scalp. My doctor has prescribed doublebase emollient and was a little concerned when I declined steroid ointments as I’ve used them for over 35 years. Ive been trying the blueberries for nearly 3 weeks now and although it looks like it’s getting worse I’m going to persevere. I’m also using coconut oil in my scalp and dr organic aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner which has really soothed the itching. This forum has given me so much confidence to find a healthier solution to the steroids. Thank you again 😊 x

Posted Sun 2 Jun 2019 6.01pm by ShelleyLou

Hi all

Just thought I would give and update on the progress. It’s been a month and now my skin is looking so much better. I can’t believe this is down to eating blueberries. I’m not completely clear but a definite improvement with new skin coming through. Hope this helps anyone starting out on the blueberries keep going I certainly will be and hoping to be completely clear soon. So pleased I read your post Phil my skin has not been this good in years.

Posted Tue 4 Jun 2019 4.41am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Lyn, Emmabee andShelleyLou

Great to read these success stories, especially coming into the summer when Psoriasis can prove extreemly difficult in the dry weather.

I have been on blueberries 10 months and there is no return it has truely changed my life too. When i get a strep throat it seems to override the blueberries for a short time and i get a minor flare up for a short time but nothing like before. Then its back to approx 90%clearance. Sometimes i get a bit lax and dont take blueberries for a few days and my skin itches and shows signs of wanting to flare, immediately start on the blueberries again and it calms down again.

I dont know what Phil's stats are like, from memory it was approx 70%who persisted showed great improvement. i just wounder if a good part of the success rate is linked with inflamatory type psoriasis, as some with plaque type dont do so well.

In taking blue berries i watched a u tube video that gave info that blueberries also reduced blood pressure. My blood pressure was always a bit high, but i ignored it to be honest. Recently i went to my doctor and to his and my surprise my bp was normal 120/80. amazing.

Also when u research mental alertness

bluberries alwas comes up in the list of advised foods.

Many thanks to Phil and Chrissie, your advise has vastly improved my quality of

life. Taking blueberries has changed my psoriasis from a major horrible 40 year condition to a minor and controlled one.

Sorry for not being on this site more often, life is so busy with many pressures.

God bless,


Posted Tue 4 Jun 2019 1.27pm by Ken dodd

I have only just joined the group and having suffered with plaque psoriasis on my elbows for a couple of years have recently changed my diet.

Iam a self employed painter and decorator so I've cut out bread, processed meat and crisps which has been a bit difficult but introduced sardines, blueberries, strawberries and grape's into my diet

I can't believe the difference it has made to my psoriasis each morning when I go to the bathroom the psoriasis has virtually gone !.

Iam still putting on the dovebet gel as well but I can't wait to go on holiday shortly and not be embarrassed wearing short sleeved shirts,t shirts..

Ken. ( A very happy psoriasis sufferer. )

Posted Tue 4 Jun 2019 9.02pm by Nico

Hello to everybody!

I would like to share my experience with you all. I have psoriasis since I was very young. no treatment goes well on my skin. but I did not give up with this disgusting disease. I have been searching for all sorts of articles about this disease and I found out something interesting that Psoriasis: it is an autoimmune disease and that all people with autoimmune disease should not eat mushrooms and dairy of any kind (so without cheese, milk , yogurt, etc.). Drink plenty of water, no alcohol and rest. I tried all the above. I have nothing on my skin now. I am a happy been. Just try you as well. I hope you will be soon.

Posted Sat 8 Jun 2019 1.09am by Lyn

I went on a two week vacation, driving over 2,000 miles. Some days I wasn't able to get blueberries, but I am home and back to my regular routine. Still doing very well and so thankful. So glad to hear the other good reports, and as far as diet goes, now I am just eating sensibly and the only change at all, really is the addition of magical, wonderful blueberries! Thanks for your encouragement, Warren and all the others who have been so supportive. I feel very grateful to have found this wonderful group.

Posted Sun 9 Jun 2019 6.41am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Lyn hi,

Phil and Chrissie encouraged and helped me and in turn its a pleasure for me to seek to help others, like yourself.

I have found that blueberries definately work for me. In fact the only thing that has worked in 40 years. Now that my psoriasis is 90/95% better i sometimes miss blueberries the odd day but if i leave it too long i can feel and see the psoriasis ready to return. But that is easily sorted, just start again.

My diet is rubbish, coke crisps chocolate buns buscuits burgers etc. yet my skin remains good. i do eat 3 good meals a day but in between is the rubbish snacks. i feel that i have eaten rubbish in the past as a comfort/pleasure to take my mind off my dreadful psoriasis. Maybe i will now change that for my general health sake and wellbeing.

When my psoriasis used to flare it was desperate. I often phoned the psoriasis association helpline seeking help, guidance, information about treatment. I was like desperate Dan but they were always very helpful. But But But Now since 1st August 2018 through this very thread my psoriasis is almost completely clear, Life is easer and i feel much better, not only physically but also mentally. And its all because of one person having the genuine desire to help others overcome this Horrible disease through Blueberries.

Again forever thankful to you Phil.


Posted Mon 10 Jun 2019 10.15am by Melody

I tried blueberries for 4 weeks and nothing has changed. I have had psoriasis for 40 years, currently having a flare up. I tried enstillar foam recently, and it worked for a short while, but then came back with such a force, its very depressing as it seems to be more like rash this time round. tiny spots are joining together, and it does feel itchy. So not sure where to go next, I am going to try Psorisoft cream from HillVital, will keep you posted!

Posted Mon 10 Jun 2019 10.53am by warren1 (edited Mon 10 Jun 2019 10.55am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Melody hi,

In my experience blueberries definitely work. I think that it may prove

worthwhile to keep taking them for a further 6 weeks to see if results come.

In my case a strep throat has sparked a few flare ups over the past year. This

temporarily overcame the effect of the blueberries. But not as severe as before.

The last time that I got a strep throat I went immediately to my GP got antibiotics, killed the germ, and my skin returned to a fair condition. That may be worth a try.

Also in the Summer Psoriasis tends to dry which can induce flare ups. I remember in the warm months my skin flared and it was so important to moisturise.

In my experience once the skin flares up it can be rough, I was told pre-blueberry revelation,that during a flare to use much moisturiser and some steroid. I found Dermovate the best. It may work for you, but that is a Doctors decision.I remember that my flare ups usually lasted about 4-6 weeks. then like someone flocked a switch, they receded and went away.

I trust that the above is a help, the helpline at the psoriasis association is usually a great help too. I often spoke to Laura who is very knowledgeable and was a life line for me in

Psoriatic distress.

Whilst Blueberries have been a life changer to me and many others, it is not for all.

It may be worthwhile to continue for some time more.

My heart goes out to you, I was once in your shoes.

God bless,


Posted Mon 10 Jun 2019 11.17am by Melody

Hello Warren,

Thank you for your kind response. Ok, well I will keep on with the blue berries then, I like them anyway. How do you know when you have a strep throat? And whats the best moisturiser you have found? I have also been prescribed Silkis as the doctor said steroids were not good for long term use, however I have been using Dovonex for years, so it doesn't matter anymore to me.

Thanks for taking time to answer.


Posted Mon 10 Jun 2019 2.59pm by warren1 (edited Mon 10 Jun 2019 8.52pm by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Dawn hi,

A strep throat is basically a germ or an infection in the throat, you would need a

doctor to take a look.

The best moisturizer is 50/50 from the doctor, It is the best. It is used in hospital 3 times a day but it is like Vaseline... extremely messy. Having said that it could be used at night,

The best cream moisturizer that I have found is cetraben cream, I have used it 5 times a day during flare ups. I understand what some flare ups are like, they can be really nasty.

Why not give Laura a ring at the psoriasis association 01604 251620 she is very knowledgeable about steroids, creams etc, and could help you,

Sure keep at the blueberries and see how you go.


Posted Thu 13 Jun 2019 11.20am by xcherylx

Hi folks i am new to the group and i'm glad to gave found people i can relate to, defo going to try the blueberries, i have yried everything else, spent a fortune. Ive been hospitalised for the tar treatment, been on methotrexate, neotigisin, tried herbal remedies etc. I have been off my steroid creams for about 2 months now after about 25 years of using them, i see a big difference in my psoriasis now as i assume my skin has stopped craving the steroid creams, still not as clear as i would like but its a start, so heres hoping it will get better with time

Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 3.26am by pso what

I've been vegan, dairy free, gluten free, almost fat free for the last 6 weeks and have been eating blueberries for the past 3 1/2 weeks.

I have only had psoriasis for the last 2 years, but it is pretty severe, (Face, arms, ankles, oozing on neck)

After 2 weeks on blueberries, I've noticed plaques on face are a lot smoother and in the last few days, noticed that my chin are a lot smoother.

Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 9.49am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

3 and 1/2 weeks and you can see improvement. It took me 4-6 weeks.

Encouraging signs indeed. Your skin appears to be going in a good direction.

Working from inside out takes time, please let us know how you go.


Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 1.36pm by susanleannep

Hi Everyone, I've been stalking this thread for a while... Had Plaque P since I was about 14 (now 40) and tried most things... I went vegan, gluten free, sugar free and nightshade free on Boxing Day.

March time there was a big improvement, but it all returned with a bang soon after (I'm guessing stress around a house move was a big factor). Not as strict with the diet these days, but I read this thread a fortnight ago and have been on the blueberries since.

20+ a day. I've had major flaking (ewww) since I started, but it is definitely looking paler and flatter than it was. I'm very hopeful this is the start of even a little healing.... Fingers crossed and good to know there's others like me out there and going through the same things!

Holiday in July so hoping to look a little less like a leper by then :)

Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 7.21pm by gw247

I'm still eating blueberries and itching..... I have found that blueberries did not improve my scalp or groin but... I have used a post shower rinse of 50/50 aloe vera liquid / cider vinegar, delays my itching for a few extra hours. I am growing aloe vera and using it directly from the leaf is even better and FREE. I thought I'd add this aloe vera study's link from Nutrition Facts even though it's by no means a cure.

Best wishes,


Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 7.22pm by gw247

Aloe vera Nutrition Facts link that I forgot...


Posted Fri 21 Jun 2019 9.45am by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Susan hi.

The fact that your psoriasis is getting paler is a promising sign. Looks as if your skin is

going the right direction. If you look at previous posts on this thread Phil has answered

the question about dryness and flaking which some have experienced.

Sure let us know how you go,


Posted Sat 6 Jul 2019 6.14am by Pheder85

Hi, 34 years old, new sufferer since February 2019.

I've suffered with P on my face since February. I must say it has been very mild and a slow spread so I have been lucky in that sense.

I started eating 50g (about 20 to 40 number) of Blueberries everyday since last Sunday (now 7 days in). However this week I have had a massive breakout where most of my forehead has flared up and my cheeks. It has subsided a little these last couple of days, so I am hoping this was a worse before it gets better scenario. Fingers crossed.

Also does anyone have problems with eating strawberries? I ask because I have never been a big strawberry eater, but totally unrelated, I have developed a pallet for strawberries the same weekend I started on the Blueberries. So I am wondering if they may have sparked an outbreak.

I am so hoping the blueberries work for me, I am definitely going to give them 3 months of everyday use, maybe even 6. Because I am a big fan of the taste.

I am more of a lurker/ reader of pages like this, so I would not usually comment. But this page has been so inspiring and uplifting I just had too :). I am so pleased for everyone who has been helped by these miracle little purple powerhouses.



Posted Sat 6 Jul 2019 7.30am by michaelS (edited Mon 8 Jul 2019 4.13pm by michaelS)

Just an update on the status of my psoriasis. To give a bit of background (or see previous messages), I went on an elimination diet 5 months ago, before finding this forum and starting eating blueberries daily. The diet is pretty restrictive: gluten free, dairy free, very low on grains, no nightshades, no coffee, no alcohol, no or super low sugar, no meat (only fish), lots of veggies and fruits. The diet has definitely been working, but it’s a very slow healing process. Initially, new pale, psoriasis-free skin started showing up in the center of my spots and the clear skin has been expanding in most cases. Some spots are slower to heal than others. I started having fresh blueberries about 8 weeks ago. I usually have half to one cup a day. In the beginning I thought I saw accelerated healing. Now, 8 weeks later, I have many pale, smooth spots, but I have not seen the massive clearance others have seen. Granted, this has been an extremely stressful and depressing period in my life due to family/work issues and financial hardship. Also, lately I have been violating my diet occasionally due to emotional distress. I will continue with the blueberries and the diet, as I suspect it might take a little more time for me. I have plaque psoriasis from the waist down and guttate psoriasis from the waist up. Fun stuff.

Posted Sat 6 Jul 2019 8.37am by Tinks999

For anyone that the blueberries don’t work for google lush dream cream it went viral a few years back and i tried it after the blueberries and it really worked for me, I just wish I had taken a before after photo I actually couldn’t believe it. The good thing is it isn’t too pricey and they do free sample pots. Carole did you ever try it?


Posted Tue 9 Jul 2019 4.20pm by michaelS

For those of you who have good luck with blueberries, do you eat other fruits that might be considered high in natural sugars, mainly fructose (grapes, cherries, apples, pears, etc.)? I am interested in whether fruit sugar exacerbates psoriasis symptoms, although that might vary from person to person. I know where the low FODMAP diet fans stand on that.

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2019 8.52am by Dorothy

I'm so happy to see how many people have had their psoriasis clear up through eating blueberries. Sadly, it didn't work for me. I've had it for 20 years, and a few years back someone recommended blueberries, so I ate them for weeks (no other diet changes) with no alteration at all.

Posted Mon 15 Jul 2019 11.01pm by warren1 (edited Tue 16 Jul 2019 9am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi All,

From memory Phil posted that approx 70 percent of

those who replied on this thread found blueberries helpful to alleviate the desease of psoriasis.

Some have not been helped. I have read recently of those who have studied the effectiveness of taking blueberries that

they were much more potent when taken alone or with water, and much less effective when taken with milk, see link below. Those who have studied these tests advise that blueberries should be taken at least 1 to 2 hours before or after other food, so that the potency is maximised. This is the same with certain medicines too. Could this possibly be a help in our understanding as to how we should take blueberries effectively. Many are taking blueberries in cerial with milk, which may be tasty but may not be effective.

Please do web searches for yourselves on this matter. See especially 'The surprising truith about blueberries and milk'

regards, Warren

Posted Thu 18 Jul 2019 5.02am by gw247

(Link to another Nutrition Facts' 5 minute video concerning some studies of diets using berries as medicine.)

I hope everyone continues to treat themselves with blueberries even if they aren't cured. It seems that there's other healthy reasons to eat lots of fruits and berries. Chances are that becoming healthier reduces stress and that should help reduce flare ups as well as inflammation.

I've lost almost 30 lbs and nowadays tying my shoes is less stressful. :) I aim to lose an ounce every day. I have increased my physical activity which seems to take my mind off of the itching for hours at a time.

My Aloe Vera plants are growing/multiplying and applying their leaves' gel is helping to ease my inflammation and itching. (and FREE!)

I have less than 10% of my body affected by psoriasis, and I am thankful to be in the mild category.

Best to all!


Posted Thu 18 Jul 2019 9.18am by susanleannep

Hi Everyone, its 4 weeks since my first post and 6 weeks in total on blueberries. I am seeing quite a marked difference. I'm generally careful with a vegan, gluten free diet, but I do fall off the wagon now and then so by no means perfect.

I've had a couple of sunbed sessions in the last week as I'm off on holiday in a few days but thats the only real change other than the daily 20 or so blueberries. Something is definitely working and the massive plaque on my right elbow is the palest its ever been. I'm definitely keeping going! Will update if it clears completely - right now I'm pretty confident! Glad I found this thread...

Posted Thu 18 Jul 2019 7.43pm by RoosterRoo

I have also recently heard of the benefits of eating blueberries and have started eating roughly 20 per this space!

Posted Sat 20 Jul 2019 4.01pm by Eatmorechocolate

I have been looking at psoriasis incidence across the world and was struck by the difference between Norway, maybe 11%, and Sweden less than 1% Why, when they have very similar genetics and I thought, diet.

I then looked up the top 10 foods for each. Guess what? Sweden had foraged berries at no 5 and Lingonberries at 10. Norway mentioned NO berries at all.

Apparently Swedes eat LOADS of lingonberries. As well as bilberries, blueberries and others.

Is this coincidence? I am going to try adding lingonberries and other northern berries to my blueberry diet.

Posted Sat 20 Jul 2019 9.12pm by Tjack

Been watching this discussion for a while, long term sufferer of psoriasis with over 90% coverage at one stage. 31 year old male. For those of you who aren't having any changes in your skin with the blueberries or are finding progress slow. Add some Frozen summer fruit mix from any of the big stores to your blueberries and watch the magic happen. Must be summer fruits that contain blackberries, raspberries, black and red currents the healing power of the currents especially are the magic little healers. Good luck to you all.

Posted Sat 20 Jul 2019 9.32pm by Eatmorechocolate

Thanks Tjack

I have not noticed a change in the first week of 15-20 blueberries a day. But I will now try your suggestion and up my overall intake

Posted Sun 21 Jul 2019 9.47am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Disappointed after a few months: I took blueberries every day and it almost cured me within 8 weeks, But my guttate psoriasis has come back now despite a healthy life and blueberries every day. I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, eat little sugar and very little gluten. I also sunbathe everyday (the hot sun of the south of France used to make my pso fade but it is less effective now).

So Tjack, your post gives me hope, I've just bought two bags of frozen berries and I'm going to have some evrey morning.

Good luck to all fellow sufferers

Posted Sun 21 Jul 2019 6.01pm by pso what

Hi Frenchman45,

Hang in there and continue with the blueberries. Many youtubers who follow the medical medium protocol (mostly lots of celery juice and wild blueberry smoothies) describe something called a "healing crisis" where their skin gets worse before it gets better.

Posted Mon 22 Jul 2019 2.55pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Thank you Pso what,

I am determined to continue but as I said I started taking blueberries in January and it worked quite well, I had the healing crisis you mention during week 3 and by mid March my pso was barely visible.

Then I was preoccupied by different problems (work, money, children) and I was less serious with my diet (I had wine a few times and I forgot the BB now and then).

Now that I have solved my personnal problems I'm back on track and I have decided to have blueberries and other berries every morning for breakfast, without mixing with other food, to make it more efficient. I'll do this as long as I can. As for the other meals, I'll just try to have a healthy diet but not too frustrating.

See you later..

Posted Sun 28 Jul 2019 7.06pm by gw247

SURPRISE...I had a heart attack. The doctor put in stints and said I had a 90% blockage that would have killed me. I thought I was a heart healthy 66 year old. Once off the table I have had no pain since. I must be the the only vegan the hospital has fed. I did get some good berries. Perhaps I will get lucky with my psorIasis yet.

Posted Mon 5 Aug 2019 9.04am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Hello gw247,

I'm glad you survived! If you had not lost weight perhaps you would not be here anymore!!

Hopefully you will get a complete check-up to avoid other serious problems...

Take care.

Posted Mon 5 Aug 2019 10.29pm by gw247

Thanks Frenchman45

I'm also glad that blueberries are anti-heart attack food.

I have appointments with my Nurse Practitioner and my new Heart Doctor.

I don't think I'm qualified to post any more nutrition advice, although, I'm now only buying organic fruit. For now I'm going to skip my dermatologist appointment, at least until I rethink all the medicine prescribed to me. I did notice my lisopril blood pressure medicine was reduced by 50%.

I'm hoping to lighten up mentally also.

Posted Tue 6 Aug 2019 1.38am by Objectivité


I have not tried blueberries but am about to start this week after finding this thread. I will wean myself gradually off methotrexate (which works for me even if it wipes me out on the day following my weekly intake) while progressively adding blueberries.

The main reason I am posting today ahead of having tried blueberries is this : I am French but currently live in the UK, and my psoriasis started in the UK. The UK and US medical community is usually very to extremely skeptical about homeopathic treatments and prefers medicines to anything else. The NHS website is sometimes stunning, using words such as "You should treat such foods/treatments with scepticism", etc... In France we have a completely different outlook, believing strongly that what we eat has a great potential for helping various ailments, and most doctors prescribe traditional medicines or food/homeopathic medicines as appropriate. So after discovering this forum this evening after deciding to OWN my illness, `100% coverage psoriasis, and research it, I did a simple search about blueberry and psoriasis on Google France and the result were incredible : it is almost a given in France that anyone who has psoriasis should try blueberries - I wish I had done that search earlier.

So the point of my post is to help those who are coming, like me, onto this forum for the first time. It is not just on this forum that Blueberry has helped many, it is also a widely held mainstream belief in France.

You can try French Google by going to and then, to guarantee getting French results, you will need to go to the bottom right of the Google page and choose Settings \ Search Settings and change the region to France and the language to French. Then do a search for "Myrtilles et Psoriasis" and then use Google Translate to translate the pages you find.

Hope this helps.


Posted Tue 6 Aug 2019 8.30am by Eatmorechocolate

Many thanks. I had a friend who moved here to the UK from Spain. He had no skin problems there ( although his mother did and he had 2 brothers living with coeliac disease ) After 6/12 here he developed psoriatic skin lesions.


Posted Fri 9 Aug 2019 1.03am by Leigh

If the antioxidants aren't working (blueberries), or stopped working, think about whether you gained weight (not from berries, of course). There is a connection between psoriasis flares and gaining fat. But I don't want to get off the topic here, just offering perhaps a reason that the berry regimen could be occluded.

Posted Sun 11 Aug 2019 1.49pm by Tjack (edited Sun 11 Aug 2019 1.52pm by Tjack)

Hi guys here's a link to a French site as suggested by Objectivit&#233;.

You will need to copy and paste into browser and if using Google it allows you to translate to English automatically.

There is a small section about treating psoriasis but it's a pretty informative article.

Cool stuff.

Posted Tue 3 Sep 2019 3.37pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Anyone left? Or has every body got rid of pso with the magical berries and forgotten about the thread?

It seems that it works for about 70% of psoriasis sufferers.

But for me it worked at the begining, after 8 weeks my skin was almost normal, and the psoriasis came back a few weeks later. During this period I had problems and experienced bad emotions (anger, fear), but I didn't change my diet. So I finally stopped blueberries.

I have the impression that blueberries can be the instrument that will help you get out of the vicious circle, but that you need to treat the other triggers such as psychological/emotional issues at the same time. Perhaps those who healed completely thanks to blueberries had already sorted the original cause and just needed to reset the machine...?

It is only a point of view.

I have decided to tackle both aspects.

Good luck to you all.



Posted Tue 3 Sep 2019 4.08pm by Objectivité

Replying to Kris.

Following up from my first post of a month ago : I have reduced my Methotrexate from 11 x 2.5mg pills once a week (had life changing psoriasis - 100% aggressive coverage giving me sepsis twice, lost two thirds of my hair, threatening my job, hospital nurses saying they'd never seen anything like it, etc..., until high dosage of Methotrexate controlled it completely) to 4 pills per week, and am eating Blueberries twice a day, 11 at breakfast, 11 at dinner.

Normally when I have had to reduce Methotrexate, typically to take an antibiotic for some other temporary condition, etc.., within 2 weeks I start experiencing lesions around my body, and I have never before reduced Methotrexate lower than 6 or 7 pills. The doctors had even said that psoriasis on me is so bad I would have to be on Methotrexate for Life.

Well, one month of Blueberries + this new low dose of Methotrexate and I have not a single lesion that has appeared. What is even more interesting FOR ME is that I have also stopped having Koebner responses, which is another incredible positive. The last most obvious positive is that I am getting my Saturdays back - Methotrexate, at the levels I was taking them, used to wipe out my entire Saturday after taking it on Friday nights, I now have my Saturdays back !

I will see how the next month develops and reduce the Methotrexate even further, and will report back for the benefit of all.

It is too early to say "I have won the war", but the signs of this last month are astonishing FOR ME (it may not work for others).

An interesting article I have read in the last month :


Posted Tue 3 Sep 2019 5.01pm by NotHavingIt

Whatever I had went away eating blueberries and a combination of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries after reading this thread. I had 2 doctors previously say I had palmar plantar psoriasis and two others say it was eczema. The steroid creams and ointments seemed to make it worse. I refused to take the methotrexate and biologics they wanted to prescribe. I removed all of the dead skin on my feet against their advise and started applying Vaseline with cocoa butter and wear Feetures athletic socks. I found cotton socks wick away too much moisture. When I had foot cracks I used Neosporin ointment plus pain relief. I started with a bowl of berries a day, then later started eating them a few times a week. When my feet and hands cleared. Thinking whether they helped or not they are healthy. I never did the 20, it seemed too specific. I recommend giving them a try, nothing I did worked for years, until I found this information on the internet. Everyone is different, but it’s worth a try. I buy frozen berries from Costco I randomly alternate all blueberries or the triple berries.

Posted Tue 3 Sep 2019 5.47pm by NotHavingIt

Is there anyway to see new posts at the top of this thread instead of scrolling through all of the previous comments every time you want to read new posts.

Posted Tue 17 Sep 2019 1.41pm by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

What type of blueberries?

I ask this question because I've read that like many fragile fruits they are often packed with pesticides of all sorts and these chemical products may well interfere and lessen the effect.

I bought non organic frozen blueberries and had som every day from mid-january till the end of march. It worked quite well but then my pso gradually came back (too much stress).

Three weeks ago I decided to start again and this time I eat about 60 grams of organic frozen wild blueberries every day three hours after lunch and two hours before dinner (Warren gave this advice). After two weeks it was terrible, I had new plaques and it was very flaky, I even had cuts behind my ears. Then it calmed down a bit. Now it is clearly fading.

I'm not pro organic, I just want to try anything to cure my body and get back the normal skin I dream of...

I'll le't you know how it goes...

Good luck to every one.


I'll report again

Posted Tue 1 Oct 2019 8.30pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

It is now over a year and it has been the best year in relation to my psoriasis in 40years. The odd flare up. But not the way it used to be.

Kris .. in your last post you said your skin was fading . Did that continue. Someone on up this thread mentioned a skin crises before it started to go. I am woundering if it happened with you.


Posted Wed 2 Oct 2019 10.11am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Thank you Warren. I'm sincerely happy for you, after so many years it must be bliss.

I've been taking BB for 5 weeks now, and I still have spots and plaques on my legs, arms and toso. It is fading in some places but extremely slowly.

Last week I came across Hannah Sillitoe's blog, maybe you know her? She cured her skin by changing her diet. So I've decided that for me the BB are not enough, I need to have a less inflamatory diet. I've changed my breakfast: no bread, jam and coffe anymore, I eat fruit and nuts. I drink 2l of water every day. I limit grains and dairy. My skin seems a bit softer. I hope it will get better and better.

Posted Wed 2 Oct 2019 11.21am by Objectivité

Warren and Frenchman45, an update from me.

Recap : Psoriasis since 2008, 100% coverage, lost all my hair, nearly died from it through sepsis as my skin was so thin and getting infected all the time. Had to go on Methotrexate 27.5mg weekly. From time to time in the last 11 years I have had to stop Methotrexate for operations, or to be able to take a particular temporary medicines. The aftermath of coming off Methotrexate was horrendous every single time : lesions would come everywhere, all over my body and it would take two months of being back on Methotrexate to start recovering.

Fast forward : after discovering this thread two or three months ago, I progressively decreased Methotrexate while eating Blueberries (big ones, 12 at breakfast, 12 for desert in the evening).

Finally stopped Methotrexate completely 4 weeks ago. It is nothing short of a miracle, and I still can't believe it. I have no Psoriasis anywhere on my body except for 1 exception that I will come to in a second. This has never happened before. If I stopped Methotrexate in the past within 10 days I would start having lesions on my front, on my arms, on my back, on my legs, in my private areas. But zilch so far.

The one exception is my nose and scalp. The scalp got really bad within two weeks of stopping Methotrexate but I did not get worried because in the past Psoriasis on my scalp was really the absolute least of my problems. Through a lot of reading and analyzing what seems to work for me, I have resolved my scalp Psoriasis as follows : I spent a fortune on Argan this, Aloe that, Coconut Oil this, etc..., only to find that, in the end, what works for me is :

1) Garnier Ultimate Blends shampoo - Oat Milk Sensitive scalp. I chose that one based on the reviews, but I think all the Garnier Ultimate Blend will work. My reasoning : they are made for women and are as a result very gentle given that they have to take into account the fact that many women die their hair and consequently have [slightly/moderately/very] damaged/sensitive hair and scalp, and no brand of women beauty products can afford to get it wrong. I buy them as packs of 6 bottles on Amazon.

2) Wash my hair every 2 days. I eventually worked out that my scalp Psoriasis flares up really badly if my scalp has more than 1 day's normal sweat and dead skin on it, so, for me, it is important to wash my hair every 2 days, something I could not do with any of the Neutrogena shampoos because they left my hair really dry, but the Garnier one does not.

3) Use the matching conditioner. Reason : some of my scalp psoriasis is, I have worked out, from the Koebner effect of combing my hair. The conditioner (something I never before used to use) makes my hair easier to comb and so reduces the Koebner effect.

4) Treat the Psoriasis scale bumps ("mountains" even) with Dermalex Repair and Restore. Dermalex have a Psoriasis specific cream but I did not buy that one as the reviews on Amazon were mostly negative - I bought the Repair and Restore version which had eulogious reviews and it has done wonders (until I worked out all the above I used to use Diprosalic or the Dermovate scalp lotion - all steroids). After using it for 2 days the massive scales of my post-stopping-Methotrexate scalp psoriasis came off by themselves and my scalp started to heal. I use the Dermalex immediately after washing my hair.

So, that's my story.

BLUEBERRIES work for me and I still can't believe it. I was 11 years on Methotrexate and yet finding this page solved it.

Incidentally, I had a little bit of Psoriasis on a finger knuckle yesterday. I would normally use Dermovate on it and it would take 4 or 5 days to clear : I used Dermalex Repair and Restore on it instead (just thought I'd try) and it not only calmed it instantly, but I only had to use it once and this morning it is just a "memory", no more.

Lastly, with regards to Frenchman54's comment about his breakfast : despite being French myself too, I have never had the traditional French breakfast mentioned in his post, I eat fruit or muesli for breakfast. I have NOT changed my diet one bit except, of course, for the BLUEBERRIES. I have never drunk much (2 or 3 times a month only). I walk on my way to work (2km each way) and I swim 3 times a week.

I hope this helps someone.


Posted Wed 2 Oct 2019 11.30am by susanleannep

Update from me - started blueberries in June pre-holiday. P for over 25 years. In June I had a massive flare up covering all my shoulders and my lower back. Also on scalp, elbows and patches on legs.

I also follow Hannah Sillitoe (loosely now) since Boxing Day 2018, but I had no real progress until blueberries were introduced.

Today my back and shoulders are 100% clear which is nothing short of a miracle. The largest patch on my elbow which has been there for about 25 years is reduced by about 70% (healing from the inside out - I have a ring of P still around the outside).

I generally follow a pretty good diet these days... No gluten, vegan, low sugar but I really believe it is the Blueberries that have had the biggest impact. I do have the odd cake and glass of wine, but keeping on the berries to see if I can clear the last of the P, Fingers crossed, and thanks so much to this thread :) x

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 11.04am by Frenchman45
45 years old, pso since 2011

Objectivité: Donc si je comprends bien tu as guéri en deux mois environ?

Susanleannep: Can you tell us how long it took to heal your back and shoulders? I'm getting impatient, it's been five weeks now and there is only very very slow improvement..

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 11.08am by susanleannep

Frenchman45: its taken since June... so a solid 5 months. I was the same initially only seeing minor improvements. Then one day it just seemed to have gone!I have white patches on my back and shoulders from the pigmentation loss, but feels pretty smooth.

I think this is a marathon rather than a sprint... still a bit to go before I'm totally clear. But not much effort really with the blueberries.

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 11.23am by Objectivité

Bonjour Frenman45,

Oui - absolument incroyable. Ma guérison n'a pris que 2 mois, exactement.

J'ai mis 1 mois à réduire mon dosage de Methotrexate de 11 comprimés à zéro, et ça fait maintenant 1 mois que je suis uniquement sur le régime de myrtilles. Mon médecin ici à Londres n'en revient pas non plus. Et je n'arrive toujours pas à digérer le fait que j'ai passé 11 ans à utiliser le Methotrexate alors que j'aurais probablement pu ne plus l'utiliser après 2 ans en 2010 !

J'aimerai bien que les scientifiques s'y mettent sérieusement car les témoignages comme le mien et comme d'autres sur cette page sont incontournables. C'est en fait un peu comme la canneberge pour les cystites - ça marche pour un grand nombre de femmes !


Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 2.44pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Susanleanep and Objectivite,

Great news, I am really pleased for you both. Its just great to have a good measure of clearance by such a simple method. I have noticed, from this thread, that the psoriasis generally leaves some reminder that the disease is still in the system. So beware.

Also, as the new skin replaces the dead layers of psoriasis.. layer by layer, it only stands to reason that when there is evidence the blueberries are working there will eventually come a point when the new skin will be seen and the psoriasis gone.

While this may appear to be a sudden change in reality it's really the end of a process.


Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 3.05pm by Objectivité

Hi Warren,

Your post : new skin replacing old skin - absolutely !

Personally : I still find it hard to believe it. I have been in a state of permanent shock for the last month, not believing my clean arms, legs, chest, Thanks to just just just Blueberries !

It was easy for me to give it a try because I come from a background of having been diagnosed with BPH at 30. Was prescribed Xatral which made me lose consciousness any time I was laughing - crazily scary ! Stopped taking that very quickly and decided at the time to research how people were treated for it around the world. At the time I found that back home in France some doctors and researchers were trialling Saw Palmetto, and later something even more effective, Pumpkin Seed Extract. That worked for me and cured my BPH so I already had experience of a "food item" curing a very significant medical issue when I came to this website a little over two months ago.

I still cannot believe it : Blueberries !

Posted Thu 3 Oct 2019 3.21pm by warren1 (edited Fri 4 Oct 2019 9.29am by warren1)
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Hi Ojectivite,

When I was in hospital many moons ago. There they used Dathranol in Lassers Paste.

Over several days this paste burnt through the dead layers of psoriasis until it finally hit skin level then 'hay presto' suddenly new skin appeared. This is the same idea,

With blueberries, only from inside out.

We must thank Phil who started this thread. Blueberries are a Life Changer for me too


Posted Fri 4 Oct 2019 9.45am by Objectivité

Other beneficial side-effects of eating blueberries (Norwich University + Harvard University study) :


Posted Tue 15 Oct 2019 5.38pm by warren1
widespread psoriasis for 30years

Would really like to hear if anyone else

has cleared their psoriasis by blueberries


Posted Wed 16 Oct 2019 6.29am by JanePoppy

Hi All

I wrote on this forum nearly a year ago as read this thread and having suffered with severe psoriasis for forty years was thrilled when my skin started clearing. As others have mentioned, it felt like a miracle. Sadly although I still continue to eat blueberries everyday, I have recently had a bad flare up. The same happened this time last year, so I wonder, living in the UK, if it is the change in seasons. I just wondered if anyone else has noticed their skin getting worse this time of year?

Also, I am very disappointed that my 8 year old daughter has just started getting it after having strep throat about a month ago. I now have her eating blueberries as I hope and pray she does not suffer with this awful condition as I have over the years.

It is also good to hear blueberries have helped so many of you.

I am not gluten free but wonder if I should try this too.