Forgiveness Heals the Body (BLOG #7)

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)”

Yikes! Life Follows the Blog (BLOG #6)

Talk about the week of a thousand cuts! I have been in truck hell. A couple of weeks ago I bought a new battery (at great expense). But the truck was still slow to start. My neighbour (who knows a lot about trucks) said it was  the alternator. So I ordered one.

Wrong. It wasn’t the alternator, Continue reading “Yikes! Life Follows the Blog (BLOG #6)”

Stress & Psoriasis–Meditation (BLOG #5)

It’s almost impossible to live  in this world and not suffer from some degree of stress. But if you add psoriasis to the mix, stress can get out of control.

My experience in the past was to always have a low level of  stress running around inside my head–mostly based on the fear that my skin was going to get worse (which it regularly did). And when it got worse my stress shot through the roof.  Continue reading “Stress & Psoriasis–Meditation (BLOG #5)”

I Beat Fear! (BLOG #3)

The good news about procrastinating about learning to add audio to this blog is that I accomplished all manner of other things:

-added new door knobs to kitchen cupboards/organized computer area/cut hair/manicure/pedicure/repainted cupboard doors/made a card for friend/etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on.

When I finally sat down, determined to do it– Continue reading “I Beat Fear! (BLOG #3)”

Fear and Magic Blue Tea (BLOG #2)

Here’e the thing about fear…it can use up a lot of time. Waste it. That’s what has been happening this week.

Let me start again. I’ve been watching my fear this week. No, it’s not about the coming year, getting older, financial insecurity, political confusion, et cetera–the usual suspects. It’s about needing to learn something new in an area that leaves me mystified at best.

Continue reading “Fear and Magic Blue Tea (BLOG #2)”

It’s a New Year to Rise and Shine! (BLOG #1)

I feel optimistic about 2019. Not sure why. Maybe part of the reason is that 2018 ended with one of the best parties ever. A combination of dress up, magic, hilarity, honesty, heart, dancing and basic insanity. Already that was weird because I’ve done my best over the years to avoid New Year celebrations.

And then Continue reading “It’s a New Year to Rise and Shine! (BLOG #1)”

J’s AMAZING DIARY OF HEALING

“I continue to feel blessed. If I can do this, anyone else can do it.”

J’s ‘Becoming Psoriasis Free’ Diary Notes

October 2018: I feel real angry that I took a drug that caused this psoriasis flare. And it was a doctor that prescribed it.

I feel helpless. I’m depressed and suffer from anxiety. But I also have a wonderful husband, Tim, who supports me. And a team of co-workers educated in human services who understand what I’m going through. They look at my arms and legs and can see the changes from week to week.

They cheer me on and continue to support me. I couldn’t do this without them or Tim.

During this journey I cried and asked Tim to shoot me. His response was Continue reading “J’s AMAZING DIARY OF HEALING”

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…”

CHARLIE BROWN——Gone Fishing!

CHARLIE BROWN——Gone Fishing!

Well, it has been said that all good things come to an end. And tonight, I heard from Charlie (aka the pain, aka headless) that he was moving on. I kind of knew this was in the works, but I never wanted to accept that he would (as he said) turn the page.

Charlie was an unlikely hero. He claimed that he didn’t care about anyone. But when he found his skin clearing (after 30 years of terrible psoriasis) he started posting on the NPF site. His down home style (gawd awful spelling and grammar) warmed the hearts of many and his thread grew rapidly. Continue reading “CHARLIE BROWN——Gone Fishing!”

Sacrificing Dairy

My friend, Julie, was visiting on Monday of the long weekend and she told me that the word “sacrifice” comes from the word “sacred”. So I got on Google and looked it up. One of the older definitions said that it was giving something up for the gain of something else of value (such as self respect, freedom, etc.)  

That got me thinking about dairy (well, actually a letter from one of our members did). She was having difficulty letting go. I can certainly relate to that. But when I think of all the good things that have happened in the past two years since doing the protocol and mostly staying away from dairy, it sure has been worth the sacrifice. Continue reading “Sacrificing Dairy”

RELEASED FROM PRISON after 47 years

P1020154I’ve often wondered what it must feel like to be released from prison after decades of incarceration. What happens after the first flush of joy? Of freedom? What unexpected pluses or minuses are there?

Because that’s been my experience over the past, well, close to two years psoriasis free (after 47 years of having a combination of plaque and guttate psoriasis). I don’t know why I was set free from this disease. I didn’t expect to be.

I thought I’d have it until the day I died. I’d long ago given up hope.

And in the back of my mind, there was always that niggling fear that the psoriasis would return with the vengeance it had shown in my late twenties when I was hospitalized. Then it did.

So, what does it feel like?

When the plaques first started to vanish Continue reading “RELEASED FROM PRISON after 47 years”

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.