Gratitude Heals the Mind (BLOG #9)

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)”

An Exciting Week! (BLOG #4)

My apologies for being a bit late with the Blog this week but I was locked out of Microsoft Word (where my book resides) so I couldn’t record the audio. This happened because I finally took the plunge and got a new (for me) I-Mac computer. It’s actually previously owned but sweet it is. And boy is it  F-A-S-T!!!! Yikes.

I’ve been noticing how many people, with psoriasis, Continue reading “An Exciting Week! (BLOG #4)”

September 2018 Gratitude Letter

September 2018 FFP letter

Goodness, it has been a long time since I put fingers to keyboard to write to you all. But in my own defense I have been completing my latest book “Rise & Shine” in which the main character, Truman, has psoriasis.

It has been a very interesting process. Sometimes magical. Sometimes frustrating. Sometimes just plain hard work. But I’m happy Continue reading “September 2018 Gratitude Letter”

Clear Again–It’s the Demon Calcium:)

BEWARE ALL CALCIUM FORTIFIED Foods and Drinks!

I wasn’t sure if I’d get the chance to bare my arms and legs this summer but by returning to the original dosage of the protocol…

  • 40,000 iu soft gel D3
  • 4-600 mcg Life Extension Super K
  • no dairy (OR dairy substitutes “fortified” with calcium)
  • magnesium chloride used topically

…my skin cleared in about 6 weeks and Continue reading “Clear Again–It’s the Demon Calcium:)”

It Came BACK… why and what I did about it…

I hope that you will take the time to read this VERY IMPORTANT LETTER. It holds information both physical and emotional (spiritual?)—about the battle I’ve been going through the past two months.

As you know, I fell off the wagon during the celebration of my 70th birthday—eating dairy, drinking too much alcohol—basically telling myself my skin was doing great—why not have a good time?—psoriasis be damned.

Well, the price was higher than I thought it was going to be.

By early April I noticed that some spots were appearing—especially on Continue reading “It Came BACK… why and what I did about it…”

2016 The Year of Freedom From Psoriasis

Well, 2016 has arrived and it looks like it’s going to be a good year!

Spent New Year’s Eve Skyping Charlie and drinking way too much whiskey. This made for an interesting dog walk later as I careened sloppily down the sidewalk with Lucky. She didn’t appear to notice Continue reading “2016 The Year of Freedom From Psoriasis”

Radio Interview about Psoriasis

The good news about radio is that no one can see you–which was to my advantage as I was still in my jammies. The interview was for a program called “Just For the Health of It”, CHML, out of Hamilton, Ontario. It aired live at 8 a.m. EST, which meant 5 in the morning for me (yawn!!!) Still uncertain what I actually said but hoping the station will send us an audio link so we can share it with you, here, on the website.

It has been really great to have hooked up (in the older sense of the expression:) with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, the Naturopath who knows more about K2 and D3 than just about anyone in the known universe. And she is generous with her time–sharing the wonders of these supplements through her book “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox”, as well as videos on Youtube and other media.

After our segment was finished I kept listening to the program and Dr. Rheaume talked about another supplement that caught my interest. It’s called herring-gold and is actually herring roe in supplement form. I’ll do some research on it. Who knows? This four-part protocol mostly came together as a result of ridiculous good luck. And we’re always open to new things that might help in our fight against psoriasis.

When the show ended at 6 a.m. I was too revved to sleep so I pulled out my bottle of Telamore Dew Irish Whiskey, had a wee dram, fell back into my bed and didn’t wake up until 9.

Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleu

Sometimes just taking a risk is worth it!

I was feeling a bit blue the other night and wondering how to get this information about our protocol out to more people. Maybe it was the “blues” that made me remember one of our heroes in this fight against psoriasis–Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleu, a Canadian naturopath who has been promoting the use of the vitamins K2 and D3 (for osteoporosis).

We had often Continue reading “Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleu”

AHHHHH Relief!

I like to Stir things up a bit…….I am not at all like DAK……I am Blunt! Rude! and fairly obnoxious! I don’t care to hear Your Sob stories of Psoriasis! …..I just want You to try this  and prove this Grumpy old Fuck Wrong!……..I was not looking for a Cure or a Treatment  when all this happened ….. it just happened……I Continue reading “AHHHHH Relief!”

The Joys of Swimming–Minus the Stares!!!

If someone had told me a year ago that I’d be swimming in a public pool, in a bathing suit, I’d have told them they were nuts….BUT…it’s happening. Every Monday and Wednesday from 1:15 onward, it’s only $2.20 to use the Olympic complex next to the Nat Bailey Stadium.

The first time I walked in I was sure people were going to stare at my legs–legs that never saw the light of day for decades. It felt weird. And I felt awkward.

But Continue reading “The Joys of Swimming–Minus the Stares!!!”

There’s something about Dairy:)

Well, so much for my little experiment with goat milk yogurt. I only had to eat it once before a couple of little spots showed up on the inside calf of my left leg. Now, most people wouldn’t have even noticed them–or maybe thought they were mosquito bites–but I knew better:(

So I thought it would be a good opportunity to experiment on topical medications. I tried tar, cortisone–the old standbys– and those little spots didn’t budge. Now, they didn’t get worse but they stubbornly sat there, staring at me.

The next step was to increase my D3 and k2. I had been on a maintenance dosage for Continue reading “There’s something about Dairy:)”