Psoriasis - Before and After

August 1, 2017

If anyone told me four years ago that I would have clear, healthy skin after twenty-five years of embarrassment and humiliation - I would not have believed them.   I had tried everything from sticky, greasy ointments, smelly tar to drugs, drugs and more drugs.  


My body was covered 75% in ugly, red scales.  



Living with psoriasis was humiliating, embarrassing, socially and sexually inhibiting and, if that wasn't bad enough, I was falling over with weak, sore ankles riddled with psoriatic arthritis.


And, worse, I didn't qualify for the wonder drug, Enbrel, due to MS in my family.  "Too risky" my dermatologist said as he sent me off with another tube of greasy ointment.  

So there I was, covered in red scales with no hope in sight.  That was when I decided to do some serious research.  What was causing my "flare ups".  Why were they becoming more frequent? 


I read books, blogs and watched relevant movies and videos - until I found the answer.   I knew what was causing my skin to flare.  I knew why my body was sore and bleeding.  I was acidic!   


Testing my pH balance with pH test strips confirmed it.  I was"off the chart" on the acidic side.  My body had been starved of alkaline foods.  


I had a purpose.  I would change what I ate.  I would drink alkaline water and keep away from acidic foods.  I went shopping, grew a vege garden, downloaded a alkaline/acid food chart and stuck it to my fridge door, tested my pH level daily and watched my body begin to heal. 


I noticed it first in my ankles.  As soon as I stopped eating sugar the pain and weakness began to subside.   I stopped eating dairy and drinking coffee and black tea. I ate more greens and added herbs to everything. 


Slowly my skin healed.  The plaques faded. The redness disappeared.   I began to wear shorts and t-shirts and expose my new healed skin to the sun.  


Once I learned that certain foods were causing my psoriasis flare - I avoided them.   I watch what I eat.  Cashews cause my plaques to appear,  other psoriasis sufferers find tomatoes and potatoes cause flare-up.   


It is wonderful!  Wonderful to control the disease and feel the power of self healing.    If I can do it, so can other psoriasis sufferers.   All we need is the knowledge. 


Happy Healing! 


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