Gratitude Heals the Mind (BLOG #9)

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Remember last week’s photo? Dated August 21, 2014? My skin was covered with masses of bright red spots and plaques? Diagnosis=severe psoriasis.

This drawing was made 3 weeks plus 2 days later–using the high dosage D3 and k2mk7. Massive improvement. I had no idea how much my life was about to change….

I found this quotation a few days ago:

“I think from my personal belief system that I’ve been put in this situation, this stage, for a reason: to shine light on things that I believe in.”

After my skin was clear (6 weeks to the day) I knew, without hesitation, what to do next. I had to pass it forward. Flintchick, who I’d found on one of the largest psoriasis discussion boards, had given me the gift of clear skin for the first time since I was twenty years old.

So, I started a “thread” (blog) on the same discussion board. It was called “…and his jaw dropped” because when my dermatologist saw me on week 5, his jaw actually dropped. Nothing he had ever prescribed had worked as fast at clearing a sudden, severe flare of psoriasis.

It didn’t take very long before I started hearing back from people who had found my blog. They, too, were getting results.

Then I met Charlie, who was also getting results–his from topical use of magnesium chloride. We joined forces. We were excited about this protocol. It was natural. It was inexpensive. And it worked!

Send in the Trolls.

O.k., I was naive. I actually believed that all psoriasis organizations were really looking for remedies (natural) that worked. I was about to get an education that I hadn’t signed up for.

We were harassed. Posts were removed. Charlie was thrown off the site. Our protocol was said to be only a placebo effect. We were accused of being a “cult”. I knew it was only a matter of time before I would be banished. We needed a website.

It’s funny how the Universe provides. All I said to my friend Daniela’s partner, Mike, was that we were having a lot of trouble on the discussion board and within seconds he was “in”–ready to create our website. For free!

We had over 40 testimonials–some with great photos that we imported from the discussion board to our new website called “freedomfrompsoriasis”.

Within 48 hours I was threatened with a lawsuit.

I’d love to say that I stood my ground, that I took them on, that I was fearless–but I folded. This was an organization that, as it turns out, was getting around 40% of its multi-million dollar budget from large pharmaceutical companies. I was scared.

Here was their ultimatum: Remove all testimonials or:
1. get taken to court
2. be permanently banned from their psoriasis website
3. have every word I’d ever written on their site, removed.

We removed all the testimonials. I was still banned and a years worth of work, helping many others with this disease, was erased–as though I had never existed. It took me a long time to forgive. But I haven’t forgotten.

And it took a long time for us to build up our testimonials–four years. It’s been slow. And sometimes discouraging.

But every time I read a comment from someone in Madagascar or England or New Zealand or Vietnam or Saudi Arabia or Mexico or the United States or Canada about how this protocol has changed their life for the better–I remember why I’m here. Who I’m fighting for, not against.

This protocol works! It’s natural. And it’s inexpensive.

Please find it in your heart to pass this (and last week’s post) on to your family and friends. Trust me, you have no idea who may be hiding and suffering from this disease.

The second drawing for my dermatologist.

Much love and have a creative week!

Dakota and her little dog, Lucky

PS: for those of you who are listening to readings from my book “Rise+Shine”–here’s this week’s episode. Enjoy!

dakota

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.

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