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17 November 2021

Videos of Facebook Live sessions on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and lifestyle now available

The videos, featuring information and advice from experts in nutrition and exercise, were recorded during Psoriasis Awareness Week 2021.

We are delighted to bring you recordings from the two Facebook Live sessions that we held during Psoriasis Awareness Week 2021. The videos feature information and advice from experts in nutrition and exercise based on this year's Psoriasis Awareness Week theme - lifestyle factors that may be important to consider when living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, including diet and exercise.

You can watch both video 1 - Pso: Let's Talk Food, and video 2 - Pso: Let's Talk Exercise below.

Video 1 - Pso: Let's Talk Food - Examining the evidence for nutrition in psoriasis

Consultant Dermatologist and nutrition expert, Dr Thiviyani Maruthappu, and Professor of Health Psychology/Behavioural Medicine at Cardiff University, Professor Christine Bundy, discuss the role of nutrition in psoriasis with our Chief Executive, Helen McAteer.


The following questions are discussed in this video:

  1. Is there evidence for nutrition in psoriasis? (1:21)
  2. What is a Mediterranean diet? (6:34)
  3. Do supplements help with psoriasis? (11:36)
  4. Practical tips - what changes could people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis start today, and how can they start? (18:14)
  5. What research is taking place in this area, and how can people get involved? (22:48)

Dr Maruthappu and Professor Bundy finish by answering questions submitted by viewers who watched the session live. (28:10)

Video 2 - Pso: Let's Talk Exercise - Getting active with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis

Our Patient Advocacy and Communications Manager, Dominic Urmston, is joined by Psoriasis Association Trustee and Dermatology Nurse Consultant, Karina Jackson, and Physiotherapist and Rheumatology Clinical Lead, Jack March, to discuss the benefits of exercise for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


Karina presents on psoriasis and exercise, including the benefits of exercise for people with psoriasis, common barriers to physical activity, and some tips for getting you moving. (01:22)

Jack speaks about psoriatic arthritis and exercise, including particular types of exercise that can be helpful for managing the condition, overcoming the challenges of physical activity when you have psoriatic arthritis, and the role of the physio in supporting people who are living with psoriatic arthritis. (23:34)

Jack and Karina then took part in a Q&A where they answered questions submitted by viewers who watched the session live. (39:10)

A big thank you to Dr Maruthappu, Professor Bundy, Karina and Jack for giving up their time and sharing their expertise.

You can catch up on year's Psoriasis Awareness Week here.

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