Celery juice might have a positive impact on Kim Kardashian’s psoriasis, but Stassi Schroeder isn’t a fan. The Vanderpump Rules star took to her Instagram Stories on Thursday, February 21, to share that she was giving the Kardashian-approved method a try.
“This celery juice s—-t better freaking work because it tastes like butthole,” the 30-year-old mused, adding the hashtag #psoriasis.
The author previously opened up about her struggle with psoriasis, a chronic condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches, in February 2018 by sharing a makeup-free selfie that showed red blotches on her skin. “This psoriasis situation is not on fleek,” she wrote on Instagram Stories at the time. “If anybody else suffers from this and gets it on their face, I’m with you.”
Though it’s too soon to tell if the vegetable-centric remedy worked for Schroeder, Kardashian, 38, recently touted the green juice, claiming it helped to clear up her own skin.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was first spotted drinking celery juice in January after working out while battling the flu. “Pretty gross,” she wrote on Instagram Stories alongside a photo of the fresh green liquid. “But saw that the @medicalmedium says it helps psoriasis soooo.”
Despite also earning praise from famous faces such as Busy Philipps and Miranda Kerr, there’s some question as to whether celery juice really has the power to combat psoriasis and other ailments. While the Medical Medium, a.k.a. Anthony William, (who is not a doctor) claims on his site that drinking 16 ounces of pure celery juice on an empty stomach every day helps problems including “digestive issues, skin conditions, migraines, fatigue, autoimmune illnesses, brain fog and hundreds of others,” medical professionals are less certain.
As New York City-based registered dietitian Rachel Berman recently told Us Weekly, there is little evidence to suggest celery is more than just a crunchy snack. “There is some, but very limited, research on flavonoids in celery showing a reduction in inflammation in the body,” she explained, referring to a 2008 study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “However,” she added, “celery has not been as widely studied as other fruits and vegetables for its impact on health.”
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