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Sufferer Shares Diet Considerations
I don’t have psoriasis, but I suffer from chronic eczema. A lot of the comments from the “Don’t Say This” page are comments I thought no one else had to endure. My eczema is very painful and I am already self conscious that I look different.
I was sitting on the bus on my way to my former job and this lady sitting next to me takes her rolled up newspaper and starts jabbing at my hands insisting (LOUDLY) that I have ringworm. I was so shocked I didn't know how to react. I've heard things like, “Well, you're lucky it's not on your face.” That’s because when it was trying to take over my face, I didn’t go out.
It's a horrible thing, these inflammatory ailments we suffer from, but I find comfort in others who can relate to the pain I suffer, too. It makes my journey a lot easier.
What I have done, and it has helped, is change my diet. Eating more raw foods, preferably organic. Drinking tons of water. Trying to relax and release stress and tension. An awesome wellness site is http://www.shirleyswellnesscafe.com. This lady cured herself of eczema by changing her dietary habits.
People take the human anatomy for granted, but if you give the body what it needs, it will heal itself. Suppressing it with steroids is so not-the-way.
I have been going to bed earlier at nights, and in the morning I notice that my skin is not so inflamed. I'm not just saying this: I have really seen what a difference going to bed early can do.
My mom knows of a nurse who told her that disease thrives in an acidic environment (colon). By trying to neutralize this environment, results will be seen. Neutralizing involves drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day — if you weigh 100 lbs, then drink 50 oz of water daily. And eating greens: lettuce, spinach, kale, anything green. These are not acidic like fruits can be and are great “scrubbers” for your intestinal tract.
I have also been advised to take “Liver Enhancer.” It will help to combat free radicals in the body and clean up the blood, boosting the immune system. (Your skin is part of your immune system and excretory system.)
I hope I have been of some help to you . You have definitely been of help to me. Thank You, -Nadia
*****Ed’s Response: Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Nadia. Psoriatics and people with chronic eczema definitely have a lot in common. And reports of benefits from dietary therapies are among those things we share. -Ed