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Looking for Dead Sea Sojourn Tips
from Gary D.

Hi.  Found your site on the web whilst I was surfing to find out about treatment at the Dead Sea.  I am 43 years old and have been suffering for 15 years without remission/  With coverage now around 60%, I thought I better do something as ignoring the problem was not helping.  I think, considering my current condition, that a visit to the Dead Sea would be a good "Kick Start" in trying to manage my condition better.

After surfing the Web I have been swamped with information on the Dead Sea and was wondering if anyone out there could give a recommendation as to where to go and with whom? I am fortunate enough to be able to take 3-4 weeks off this December to make a trip so this would be my preferred time. Anyone got any suggestions to suit a "Moderate" budget? Also has anybody taken family with them for even part of the trip?  Is it a place suitable for a 15 year old boy and 12 year old girl to holiday along with Mum? Any information suggestions you could provide would be most welcome. Regards, -Gary D.

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Ed’s Response:  As you wrote to me in November, Gary, I assume today that you were considering your trip for last month (December ’02).  Sorry FlakeHQ was of no help to you.  But in case last December’s trip didn’t pan out for you, here’s a few double checks.  And, if last December did pan out for you, I certainly invite you to share your experiences with us.

I hope your Internet search pointed you to the web site for the Dead Sea Psoriasis & Arthritis Treatment Foundation, run by Ben Freeman.  The web site is:

http://www.psoriasis-dead-sea.org/

In addition to finding many links there to facilities you will want to check out in and around the Dead Sea, you can also use this location to check on special trip fares or contact other people wanting to go or who have been. 

Also, the National Psoriasis Foundation has, over the years, published much about Dead Sea climatotherapy.  Right now you can read a “global” climatotherapy roundup at their site [ http://www.psoriasis.org/wc2001/climate.htm ] that is a session recap from their 2001 annual conference in San Francisco.

Good luck and, again, I apologize for being “a little late” for your purposes.  -Ed

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