BLOG #30: 2020, The Year of Clear Vision

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2020 The Year of Clear Vision

And clear skin!

Wow! Time just flew by and here we are already in the new year. The past month or so have been challenging as I got a seriousstomach bug (e-coli from Romain lettuce from Salinas, Ca.) There had been a recall on the product but my grocery store had apparently ignored it.

So, I am avoiding all raw veggies. And since doing that my stomach has been better than it has been for the past couple of years.

I did that experiment with the AlgaeCal (calcium supplement made from algae) but I stopped after a couple of weeks because I got a bunch of little spots. Weird, they were so small you couldn’t really see them–but I could feel them. I may try again later with this product.

It took a while to get my skin back to 99% clear status but it got there eventually. That’s the good news about this protocol. I can try something and if it creates a problem I can reverse a flare. That’s such a relief.

I still remember all those years of watching my skin get worse and worse until I had to go to the clinic for 3 months of UVB treatments. No fun. And a big waste of my time. 5 years without UVB–hurrah!

By next week my book “Make Your Bed” will be ready to hopefully entice a good literary agent to represent it. Fingers crossed. My dream is to attract a really good U.S. agent.

So, that was a long haul and I’m finally happy with the results. Editing is the key. I had a professor at UBC when doing my Masters in Creative Writing who used to say “cut ’til your fingers bleed”. It was good advice. Trimming the fat makes all the difference.

The main character, Truman, has psoriasis. The protocol is there in detail. So it’s fiction and non-fiction. There are dogs. And reincarnation. And survival kits for body, mind and spirit. A sort of antidote for all the craziness in our world right now.

I started this New Year with two Japanese traditions:

1. I meticulously cleaned every room in my apartment–one room per day starting on boxing day and ending on New Years Eve day.

2. On the first morning of 2020 I stood on the roof and watched the sun rise (and took photos). This is supposed to bring good luck. It bloody well better because I was partying until 2 a.m. the night before–ha!

May 2020 bring you all you could wish for and more. Peace.
Happiness. Clear skin. Prosperity.

The sun breaking over the horizon the first morning of 2020!

Sending you much love,

Dakota ♥️ and Lucky ♥️ and Charlie ♥️

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Author: dakota

I live in the beautiful city of Vancouver, on the West coast of Canada. I share my apartment with a little Brussels Griffon called Lucky. I like to read and watch movies and draw cartoons and write. Mostly I like to putter. And fix things. And think.

3 thoughts on “BLOG #30: 2020, The Year of Clear Vision”

  1. Hi Dakota! I am so happy to have found your post/website. I hope what has worked for you as nd your friends will work for me as well.
    Which brand did you use and what was the strength of each Vitamin. I did find one on Amazon that I tended to gravitate toward. It’s called: “Peak Performance”
    4.7 out of 5 stars 98Reviews
    Advanced Vitamin D 10000 IU with All 3 Types of Vitamin K Capsules by Peak Performance. 10,000 IU Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2, K1, MK-7 (MK7), MK4 Supplement. 60 Small and Easy to Swallow Pills.” But I only get 60…most others are 90, and they dont have the “3 K’s”. Not even sure that is important. Which one did you use?

    The doctor changed my dx from Seborrheic Dermatitis in May 2018 to Sebopsoriasis in February 2020. It has definitely gotten worse but fortunately not as bad as some I’m sure. I do have osteoporosis, diagnosed around 2014. I’ve had this scalp issue since 2016 with rapid hair fall in one spot. It grew back, but it has started again. Instead of falling out completely all of a sudden it looks as if someone has cut it off anywhere from 1/2 inch to 2-1/2 inches. It’s in the back and top of head close to the crown area and it sticks straight up. Then the back hugs the skin until it gets almost to the bottom back and that’s where it’s growing. I still have my bangs long. The sides are clinging to scalp…every area is very thin except the top toward crown area and it’s just short short and spikey….the rest is thin and close to my head. I wear a head cover in public.
    Did you have scalp and hair problems too? So far that’s the only place I’m having skin issues but it’s trying to get on my forehead. Did you have that too?
    Do you still need to take the vitamins to manage the psoriasis?

    1. ok, way too many questions many of which can be answered by reading the information on this website. Just avoid supplements that contain extra calcium. I use Life Extension Super K but you can’t get it in Canada. I have to cross the border to get it. And yes I still take the D3 and K2mk7 in separate pills. Usually 15,000 is my maintenance level. I go up if my skin reacts to something. Like stress! Which, as you can imagine, is a little high these days based on the world situation. Cack!!!

      1. First, I want to apologize for all the questions. I guess I was over excited after reading your webpage. I really only have two question after reading your protocol in short summary and also in more detail. Second, I want to thank you and Charlie for all your hard work in putting together this newsletter and psoriasis information that will probably help a lot of people.

        I don’t feel like I really “belong” with most of the people here. I have had scalp issues which no dermatologist (after seeing 14 plus several internists, and general practitioners family doctors). No one could figure out what was going on with my scalp. Of course, there’s much more to the story, but I will fast forward to February 2020 when the 14th derm said have seborrheic dermatitis, then May said I have sebopsoriasis. So my psoriasis is new and is only on my scalp right now.

        I really just want to get your opinion on something but I have to give you a little history first. I only have one kidney. I lost my left kidney in 1999 (benign oncocytoma size of a softball). I also have osteoporosis (2017). I read where this protocol is good for that as well. It’s my kidney I worry about. My nephrologist told me I could not take the osteoporosis drugs that would reverse the osteoporosis, so I took 60 or 90 days of a Vitamin D (can’t remember if it was D3 or just D). The doctor that prescribed it said that is all I could take. No more after that. I moved to Houston right after that and didn’t know what that meant at the time.

        1. Do you think taking this long dose of Vitamin D3 would bother my one little kidney (or my liver)? (I will see another Derm on March 26 so will ask him.)

        2. I have been having trouble with my liver as well. I’m on a dosage of a drug called Ursodiol 300 mg. twice a day for that, then if my liver tests aren’t better in April/May he is going to have to do a laporoscopy to see what is going on, and I’m praying I won’t have to have surgury or that I won’t lose my liver somehow.

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