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There is no specific scleroderma diet because the disease varies so widely among individuals. However, more general recommendations include eating a balanced, anti-inflammatory diet that also provides energy, protein, vitamins and minerals.
People with scleroderma tend to do well eating frequent small meals and choosing fresh, whole, minimally processed foods that are easy to swallow. Preservatives, artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils should be avoided. It’s also wise to cut down on sugars and drink fresh filtered water. Since scleroderma is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue, it is recommended that patients avoid herbs like Echinacea that boost the immune system.