For years I would hear, “When you get pregnant, your psoriasis will go away”.
With one doctor even presenting the possibility that it may completely go into remission once I fell pregnant.
Unfortunately, these were neither the case for me and over the years I have seen many women share similar experiences to me. Typically when you fall pregnant there is a shift in your immune system that prevents your body from rejecting the baby.
Illness is likely to affect most of us.
Whether we are ready for it or not it can happen at any time and what may appear to be over night. Once the initial shock subsides, we tend to get straight into looking for help.
For many of us, me included, the answers may not come immediately which gives the illness time to exacerbate. My experience was quite distressing in that my psoriasis had spread to cover my entire body within 7 years of having it.
It's almost been a year since i launched my book, Feel Great in Your Skin and our cookbook, Healing Psoriasis with Mediterranean Cooking.
The feedback has been interesting; although many psoriasis sufferers are interested to know how i managed to resolve my psoriasis, many people looked at the photos of my skin and would comment, "wow that's really severe".
Seeing children in pain as a result of their psoriasis is absolutely heartbreaking.
It’s bad enough seeing adults affected by this illness, but when a child looks at you for an explanation as to why this has occurred I often feel speechless as no words can justify why they are going through this.
Admittedly, different severities of psoriasis will respond differently to food.
Stiffness, burning, pain, swelling around the joints.
These are typical symptoms for those suffering from psoriatic arthritis.
The difference between Psoriatic Arthritis(PA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) is the way it affects the body. RA tends to affect the body symmetrically, so both sides of the body are affected ie: both wrists, both feet etc.
In Chinese Medicine, we believe the digestive system powers the entire body.
If there is any problem with the body’s ability to metabolise food, disease can manifest. The role of the digestive system is to receive food and transform it into nutrients and waste. The nutrients are then transported throughout the entire body and the waste is sent through the intestinal tract and later out of the bowel as faecal matter.
Coconut Oil has been discussed widely by nutritionist, the media and even supermodels (Miranda Kerr).
Often when i hear of super foods or something that can cure everything i usually try and avoid the hype. With coconut oil its different as it can help so many ailments and is to cheap and available for everyone.