Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer
I suffered from the pain and embarrassment of plaque Psoriasis for over 25 years... I tried everything from quartz crystals (yeah really!) to tar and vitamin D ointments to every drug imaginable- my social life and love life suffered along with me.
Hi Steve.. 20 or so years ago we were driving down a freeway on the outskirts of San Diego and a lion ran across the road in front of us. I was shocked! Escaped, I thought, from the nearby animal park or the San Diego Zoo.
Arriving home shortly after, I frantically called a variety of animal hotlines to report the escape and save the locals from being eaten alive only to be told, "mountain lions live here.. they are indigenous to the area"
In New Zealand, we only have a couple of poisonous spiders - no snakes, lions, bears, wolves, coyotes, etc... hence my ignorance.
However, whenever I go to Montana I dream about seeing a bear.. haven't yet.. still on my bucket list. Although my friends who live there have many bear stories to share.
I have my own herb garden. I add herbs to all my foods, soups, stews, scrambled eggs, .. they are highly alkaline and such a super food. I have written a blog on herbs and psoriasis.
My favorites; parsley, Italian parsley, mint, basil, rosemary, thyme, celery, marjoram, sage. I pick a little of everything, chop it finely and add it to everything I can.
My psoriasis is now non existent.. so herbs are not causing me any flare ups..
Yes Michelle, It is so important to expose your psoriasis to natural sunlight. Even if you strip naked for 15 minutes and hide behind a screen (yes I have done that) Psoriasis heals so well with Vitamin D from the sun:
"Human skin can make large amounts of vitamin D when lots of skin is exposed and the sun is high in the sky. Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight. The part of the sun's rays that is important is ultraviolet B (UVB)."
My "Audrey" books are a fun, fast read.. I had fun writing them.
Re Baking Soda.. yes, you can overdose on Baking Soda... I make sure I never use more than 1/2 teaspoon per day... It really helps me keep my body alkaline. I just put a 1/4 tsp in a big jug of water and keep it on my bench and use it for everything.. cooking, tea.. etc...
I switch out to use freshly squeezed lemon every now and then to take a break from the baking soda.. I don't use both together..
Hi Michelle, Yes it is a light lamp that you hold over a psoriasis patch ... I use it for 3 minutes per patch.. but there are directions that need to be followed depending on what type of skin you have. It totally clears my patches in the winter when I cannot get out into the sun... Check out my blogs .. google my name ... I give more detail.
And yes, they are expensive.. but I have had clear skin now for three years and counting and don't ever want to get it back again.. If I stick to no sugar, no dairy, keeping ph balanced .. and using the sun.... I am in control...