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 my left ankle. I decided to move up my D3 intake from 10,000 iu daily (the maintenance level I’d kept to for a couple of years) to 20,000 iu. Not only did my skin not improve. It slowly was getting worse.
Now, when I say worse—it was nothing like what it had been before I started this protocol BUT it was definitely worrying me. I decided to photograph the worst area (that ankle) every Monday morning. [photos at bottom]
After about three weeks of seeing no positive results, I moved up to 30,000 iu. Although it appeared to be slowing the new spots, it was not actually clearing my skin. I was taking 20,000 iu with breakfast and 10,000 iu with dinner.
I was also back to using the magnesium chloride twice a day all over. I upped my intake of K2 mk7 and returned to eating some natto once a day (ick!) to pump up the k2 mk7 intake. And, of course, dairy was completely off the menu.
After three more (long and depressing) weeks I was still not clearing. I had to make some decisions. How could I have a website that claimed success when I was failing? How could I continue to write my book (the main character suffers from psoriasis), with the plan to include the protocol, when it was not working? It was a question of ethics. How could I tell our members?
At my lowest, I made a call to Michael (our web genius) asking what I should do and sharing my fears and disappointment. That was a very good decision because Michael gently brought me out of my state of panic with good advice (reminding me that stress is a trigger for psoriasis). He said that at worst I had gotten almost 3 years free from this disease. And at best, the decision to now up my D3 intake to 40,000 iu daily (20,000 iu with each meal) might just work and to be patient (something I have told so many of you and wasn’t doing myself:)
Within a week of calming down and increasing the dosage I started to see positive results. The angry red was diminishing. The spots were flattening. And the itching was lessened. The second photo is what my ankle looks like today–after just two weeks.
WHAT DID I LEARN?
1. I believe now that I should have gone directly to 40,000 iu daily—hindsight being 20/20 vision. I think the blast of high dosage D3 makes a difference. It’s a theory but it worked for me originally when 90% of my body was affected by psoriasis,
2. Magnesium chloride used all over (in spite of the pain—and trust me, I used some very colorful language after rubbing it on the worst areas:) is important,
3. Stressing, looking at my skin every 10 minutes, worrying, sitting on my couch in a state of panic is not conducive to healing,
4. Rereading Louise L. Hayes “take” on the metaphysical causation of psoriasis and her excellent affirmations was very helpful. If this resonates with you—please use it,
“Metaphysical Causation for psoriasis” (just to be read once to see if the shoe fits)
–fear of being hurt
–deadening the senses and the self
–refusing to accept responsibility for my own feelings
and these are a few that I added for myself:
–refusing to forgive myself and others
–not accepting anything less than perfection from myself
–fear of things getting worse
–fear of loss of control
Then, each time, say this affirmation once (out loud, if possible):
“I am willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that has created this condition.”
Then after saying that, say these new thought patterns/affirmations three times:
“I am alive to the joys of living. I deserve and accept the very best in life. I love and approve of myself.”
And, then, “assume you are already in the process of healing”.
I found this so helpful because every time I was tempted to go into fear, it calmed me and my stress about all the “what ifs” went away. I urge you to try it.
I will write about a couple of topical remedies in a few weeks (experimentation) but this letter is already very long. I hope, in some small way, it gives you hope and information that may be useful in your own battle with this disease. We are all in this together.
With much love,
Dakota and her little dog, Lucky