I called Charlie, in Kansas. We hadn’t spoken for quite some time and I needed a Charlie fix. See, Charlie and I are quite different animals when it comes to psoriasis (and a number of other things:) Continue reading “I want perfection; Charlie, not so much. (BLOG #18)”
I thought this little flare I’m having was caused by the occasional bit of dairy. And when I say occasional, I mean not very often. I was wrong. And I think this is important. Continue reading “What goes on goes in–and can cause a flare! (BLOG #17)”
I get quite a few letters from psoriasis sufferers who are starting the Protocol. Some are desperate. Some are worried. Some are afraid. They want advice.
This got me thinking about three very important parts of the protocol that don’t involve the actual 4 parts.
Funny how something that seems bad turns out to be good. This little flare I’ve been experiencing sent me to do some more research on Dr. Coimbra’s protocol (the protocol similar to ours). We discovered our protocol by dumb luck. But finding Dr. Coimbra’s research gave us more confidence that we were on the right track.
Although I never stayed on the high dosage D3 for extended periods of time (the longest was two months and that was almost five years ago). Mostly I take 10,000 iu daily as a maintenance level. The only other time I increased was when I had a flare a couple of years back. That’s when I found out that it wasn’t just dairy that was an issue, but also anything fortified with calcium. An important piece of the puzzle.
Well, this new flare has given me a couple of new pieces.
After almost five years psoriasis free (minus that flare a couple of years ago that taught me that anything “fortified with calcium” was a bad as dairy) I got a little wake-up call.
I have to be honest, I was experimenting [CHEATING]( with a little dairy now and then, forgetting to take the supplements once in a while, and running out of the Life Extension Super K and using a substitute.
The result=a few too many new spots of guttate psoriasis. It was nothing like I used to have but it was enough to get me worrying.
I upped my vitamin D3 from 10,000 iu daily to 20,000 iu daily. Nope, it didn’t help. My skin got more spots. I really Continue reading “A Hard Lesson Learned (BLOG #14)”
I needed some time away from social media. The book (now entitled “Make Your Bed”) is finished and the next step is to find a great literary agent (who likes quirky spiritual stuff:) This is a whole different kind of writing–putting together a package with synopsis, bio, marketing, etc.
And while I was letting myself get stressed about all manner of things, I also got sloppy with the protocol Continue reading “Back after a “time out”! (BLOG #13)”
2014 was the first time my dog, Lucky, saved my life. I was almost ready to give up. My skin was worse than it had ever been and the itching was driving me mad. Suicide was looking like an attractive option. Continue reading “HELP! (BLOG #12)”
We’re a tribe—those of us who suffer from psoriasis. A tribe that can be recognized by red spots and plaques and a tendency to hide away. Rarely seen at swimming pools. Sometimes smell like tar…lol. Continue reading “Our Psoriasis Tribe (BLOG #11)”
Happiness is a sunny Saturday on Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
I was reading this article about a nurse who worked with elderly patients who were terminal. She found that they had five recurring regrets. But the one that came up the most often Continue reading “Happiness….a Choice (BLOG #10)”
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…. Continue reading “Gratitude Heals the Mind (BLOG #9)”
I want you to read this. I know it’s going to be too long. But I need to tell this story. It’s about my journey with this disease called psoriasis. Continue reading “My Journey with Psoriasis (BLOG #8)”
I don’t know about you, but I love to read or hear stories about so-called miraculous healing. Most of these healings are dismissed by doctors as spontaneous remissions or wrong diagnoses. But it’s pretty hard to argue with stage 4 cancer that vanishes overnight. Continue reading “Forgiveness Heals the Body (BLOG #7)”