Totally agree with you, John...although I have had a bad year for flare ups this year and not sure why as I have stuck to the same diet I was on last year and was almost clear. It is a bit of a mystery. I also did not have a good reaction to the lemons but I see that others have...but everyone is different. My ‘thing’ is coconut oil but not even that is working this year. 🙄
Mine was definitely hereditary. Both my mother and brother had it from a young age. I only got it at 55. My brother was really bad and had it all over and so did my mother. I was forever looking for a cure for my brother before I got it so I knew a lot about it by the time it was my turn. ☺️ He is now on injections and Psoriasis free but was definitely not prepared to change his diet or go with natural products. So far I only get patches on arms and legs and it is not itchy but I really think it would be way worse if I was not so strict with my diet and natural products. My brother scoffs at this theory of mine and says food has nothing to do with it and thinks I am dreaming about my natural products. ☺️ So far our two siblings are Psoriasis free but one of my nieces gets the odd patch.
Sue and Michelle - your stories make me angry. Why are people so mean? I would not sleep at night if I said and did those things to people. It is in my family. Both my brother and mother had it and I know my brother regularly got the ‘aids’ comment. I only just got it at 55 and I have one person who constantly has to point it out to me if he sees it on my hands or arms and pretends he doesn’t remember me telling him what it is. I would just never do that. Maybe it’s because I have lived with it in my family. There are some amazing and inspiring people in this group.
Hi Mimi - I follow a gluten free diet and use raw, unrefined coconut oil on my skin. I also eat oily fish (salmon) and take vitamin D. I did the steroid cream thing too. It was only a temporary fix and made it come back worse. Everyone is different but I find the natural way is best. It may take longer but it is a more permanent fix for me anyway. ☺️
I find keeping to the diet part easy. I don’t eat or even like junk food or fizzy drinks, stay away from Gluten, potatoes, tomatoes, mostly dairy. I stick to using raw unrefined coconut oil and now lemons (thanks, Clint 😉) on my skin but I find the hardest to control is stress and things going on around me - more specifically my reaction to things going on around me at work and outside of work. I had mine down to one small patch and recently had a flare up that I am finding hard to get under control this time, despite all my sure fire healthy tricks! Nothing has changed in my diet so I can only assume it is stress.
I wish I had one of those, Sarah. I had mine down to just one patch on the ankle by going GF, DF, probiotics, vitamin D and using coconut oil. Then after Christmas it went crazy. I have no idea what caused it. Nothing has changed. I can only put it down to stress at work but when it breaks out it’s hard not to get more stressed and frustrated with it. It’s tough keeping up the gym when you have spots everywhere too.