Monday, September 19, 2016

September 2016

Hi all,
I haven't visited my blog in months. I joined a Psoriasis Survivor page on FB but haven't don't much else.  I was so happy to come here today to read several posts from people who said they were inspired by my blog with the pictures.
I want to let you know I am still clear but I do have a dime size spot on my shin. I know my diet has not been the best - too much sugar and too much stress. But I will just get it cleaned up.
I still take my probiotics and vitamins and try not to overdo any of the bad stuff but I know I fell off the wagon.
My daughter's arms that had the eczema is completely cleared and beautiful. Misery loves company and I like having someone else at home that insists on a salad when everyone else goes for pizza and soda. We still eat that stuff - but as an occasional treat, not standard fare..
I know some people asked for my email address so they can ask me more questions - but I have 3 email addresses that all have unread messages. Please just ask on this blog - chances are someone else has the same question.
I will do a better job of visiting and responding.
Take care of yourselves!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi all, been a while since I wrote. Still clear and my daughter's eczema cleared up as well. As you may have recalled she had eczema in the inside of her elbows. Being a teenager she wanted a doctor's advice, not mom's. They gave her cream which calmed rashes on her arms but popped up on her face instead. So off of the steroid cream and tried moms diet and probiotics. 2 months later her skin is clear.

Take care of yourselves.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer is here... Are you ready?

Hi all,
Just a quick note to tell you my skin is still doing great. If you are considering taking meds, try going natural for 6 months first. If you are already taking meds, see if you can change your diet and ween yourself off.

I did the steroidal creams for a while, I think it made me better in short spurts but the weening process caused flares.

All good now. Let me know how you are doing.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Update.... No update

Hi all,
Psoriasis is becoming a distant memory for me. I am still clear.  I tell everyone that will listen that the key is in what they do and do not eat. Sometimes I underestimate how bad it once was, then I look at the old photos and get shocked all over again.

Best of luck to everyone trying to get better. It is possible.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March on!

Hi all,
I just wanted to continue to communicate that my skin is still clear. My diet is really not that restrictive anymore but I do tend to do less tomato sauce, less red meat, less wine, less night shades. But I am still clear. Hopefully this gives hope to the folks that are wondering when they do clear will they have to be on a weird diet for life. The answer is, not really.
Best of luck!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Continuing to Educate Myself

Hi All,
just wanted to drop a line to the people checking in...
First off - my skin still looks great! I am not on the strict Pagano diet any more - nor have I been for a long time but I still look and feel great.

As you know I contributed my healing to a healthier digestive track - and that education started,  with Dr Pagano's book called Healing Psoriasis Naturally.

I also did a lot of probiotic therapy and then detoxed with something called Medi Clear Plus - which I continue to put in my smoothies in the morning.

I also have gone completely organic (or as much as possible as sometimes it is just not available).

I started to read a book called "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and it has renewed my faith in going in organic, not just for my health but for the health of the planet.  I am not finished with the book yet but there is section that talks about the invention of synthetic fertilizers and what it does to our ground water - and ultimately drinking water, and dead zones in the ocean.

If you believe we are all connected - then perhaps you can start to view our psoriasis as a symptom of something off balance in your body - and ultimately on the planet.  Getting myself back in balance by replenishing the gut flora, removing toxins, and not retoxing myself has gotten me healthy, and because I am closely connected to my daughter - her skin has started to improve as well (she has eczema). After all, she eats what I eat - most of the time. ;)

People who read this blog may try to get themselves back in balance - start their own blog and continue the spread of knowledge about personal health, family health, community health, and dare I say it global health.

Everything starts with awareness. I am not saying my natural path will work for you, but I want you to be aware that it has worked for me, and thousands of others.

I want you to be aware of what you are eating and where it came from. If you eat a lot of processed food, you may be eating a lot of corn. Who cares? Well maybe your skin does. Maybe your health does.

More later.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 2015 - I am declaring myself healed!

I am one of the lucky ones. My skin is an early warning system that my body is not functioning properly.  Some people get high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, or overweight, or depression, or asthma or <insert health condition>.

I get rashes that indicate that my body has toxins that are causing problems.  I have spent the past 18 months detoxing and cleaning up my diet and my skin currently shows no signs of psoriasis.  I am no longer on a restrictive diet but I eat and drink the things that poison me in much more moderation.

I have not used any pharmaceuticals in about 8 months. The steroid cream has its own set of problems but as my  blog followers know, I have used it when I needed a break from a bad flare.

I know I will get the occasional flare going forward, but I know that flare is reminding me to stay away from my toxins. My toxins may be different than yours but for me it was:
  • night shades
  • sugar
  • wine
  • pesticides from non-organic foods
How do I know this? Well it is all in my blog but the short answer is I had a toxicity report that tested me through the roof on some heavy metals. The only source of these I can figure out are from pesticides, maybe bad tap water.  I get itchy when I drink more than 2 glasses of red wine. I get itchy if I eat too much sweets. I don't feel itchy with night shades but I have been eating those in moderation.  If I eat tomato sauce 2 times in a row rashes looked a little redder - at least to me.

How I healed is clearly spelled out in my blog but to summarize I did the following:
  • Read Dr Pagano's book and educated myself and tried to follow it
  • Detoxed myself per Pagano's recommendations
  • Addressed my leaky gut with supplements - (Probiotics)
  • Detoxed with MediClear
  • Drink more filtered water
  • Went organic!
  • Check lotions - a lot of them have bad stuff in it.  I switched to olive oil.
I wish you all the best.
My daughter has eczema - and I am starting her on my regiment. I will keep you in the loop on how she is doing.
Thanks for visiting my blog.  I have over 20k visits.  You guys kept me going.  I am very happy.