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to try a Dietary Approach
Ed: I have just recently come
across your sight while trying to locate new ways of alleviating my
psoriasis. I thank you for taking the time to put this site together, I
found it very informative as well as comforting (if that's the right word)
that alas I am not the only person out there suffering. (I laughed out
loud when I read Ria's quote on your home page, that is completely how I
feel.) After spending a few hours reading through the testimonials and
articles (probably just trying to avoid the actual work I'm supposed to be
doing), I realized I needed to stop feeling depressed and be thankful that
I'm not as bad off as some.
depression is due in part to the fact that I just returned from a trip to
Hawaii, and after 7 consecutive trips to the tanning booth and a heavy
rotation of Ultravate and Dovonex, my skin for the first time was
relatively clear and I was not completely horrified to put on a bathing
suit (at least I didn't notice anyone staring, but after 15 years I'm
pretty much to the point of not caring anymore). As always, after just a
few days of not being in the sun and abandoning my 20 minute medication
application routine, everything is back and spreading fast.
quickie UV treatments are just that and I have a growing concern over the
skin cancer issue. My dermatologist just keeps recommending biologics and
drugs like Enbrel (that are supposed to help me with my arthritis, too).
These are just not options for me as my husband and I are actively trying
to get pregnant (not to mention my lack of fondness for needles).
is my question, you ask. I started researching diet and psoriasis and came
across quite a few sites. It has always seemed logical to me in that I
have been clear in areas only to have my P flare up after certain foods
(what these are exactly I have not taken the time to figure out). John
Pagano's name came up a few times along with his diet book and I am
thinking about trying it out.
only copy of the book I have found is a used copy on Amazon going for $99.
I found it a little odd since one of your visitors mentioned a list price
of $19.95. I'm curious if the price is high because it has been out of
print for a while and there just aren't many around, or is it just that
great? I didn't know if you knew of any other sources for this book or if
anyone else who visits your sight might be able to make a recommendation
as to where to find it. I'm a little reluctant to drop that much cash on a
used paperback. I found quite a few other books on the subject, but
Pagano's name seems to come up the most with glowing reviews. There was
another book that I found by Cynthea Sabolich (Spot
Free in 30 Days), the only appeal there being a $24.95 price tag. I'll
take any information you might have!
for your help, and keep up the good work!
P Sufferer and Coffee Achiever
Yes, I know if I do the diet the coffee will have to go (ugh!)
Response: You can order both
of John Pagano’s books at this web site:
Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative
costs $31 including shipping in the
John’s Healing Psoriasis Cookbook ... Plus!
Costs $40 including shipping in the
recommend you search on Pagano here
and read through the correspondence that’s been exchanged over the
years. (At this writing, you
will get about 32 hits by searching on “Pagano” at FlakeHQ.)
diet-based treatment plan for P is offered by another chiropractor, Dr.
Robert Connolly. I reviewed
Dr. Connolly’s book, Psoriasis Can
Be Cured and recorded on-line ordering information in my June
can appreciate your not wanting to try a biologic regimen while you are
trying to become pregnant. I’ve
lifted this statement from the official Enbrel
this, I also want to suggest you have a heart-to-heart with your OB-GYN
about any radical dietary approach to treating P while pregnant or
attempting to get pregnant. (Both
Pagano’s and Connolly’s diets are, in my opinion, radical.)
Good luck with whatever you try, Joan. And do let us know how it goes. -Ed