As a quick recap: 2009 got psoriasis on sole of foot, ruined my running, tried multitude of creams and potions, finally saw specialist May 2010, Sept 2010 tried new cream, Oct 2010 went vegan (decision was unrelated to foot), got the "all clear" early 2011.
In May this year I gave up veganism and "downgraded" to vegatarianism. Then my psoriasis returned. First to my fingers, then my scalp and finally my foot. I reduced dairy for a month or so (to no effect) but when I had to superglue my foot in order to run I decided that I needed to cut out dairy altogther. Within a week of
becoming vegan again my psoriasis had 100% vanished from my fingers and had almost gone
from my scalp and foot! That may not be a fool proof conclusion in scientific terms but in my eyes: eating dairy=get psoriasis=no running.
That's been 4 weeks now and I am used to the diet again. In fact I quite enjoy it especially working out the cal/carb/protein amounts required for the training I do. I run 10 miles every day except Sundays where I run a wee bit more. Average is about 70-80 miles per week. Food wise I average about 2500 cals a day with 400g carbs and 100g protein. Additional cals/carbs tend to come from beer! I take 2 vitamin supplements daily, mainly to cover B12 requirements.
On my previous vegan phase I did get asked what I ate from other runners so here is a breakdown of yesterdays menu:
1 litre Soya milk throughout the day
breakfast: massive green salad with nuts and cranberries
second breakfast: Chick pea/pea/olive oil/chilli/lemon salad
snack: bagel with jam
lunch (after run): porridge with sugar followed by 2 mugs of sweet tea
snack: apple and a pear
tea: chili with rice and extra kidney beans followed by 2 mugs sweet tea
snack: porridge with sugar
supper: toast with peanut butter and jam
Anyway, here's hoping the psoriasis is gone. Then I'll probably stop bloody banging on about it ALL THE TIME ;-)