Leonie Mateer
...feeling excited Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

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I was dreading spending the winter months in fear that my psoriasis would flare without the natural sun.... so I purchased an AV device.. and have been using it for a couple of weeks now.. It's Brilliant!! I blogged it.

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 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Great Leonie, I am pleased this AV device is helping you ,I know what you mean, i dread winter , my skin is looking good now been in this heatwave and its continuing until the end of july , thanks :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

That is wonderful Leoni and glad its helping you. Oh, my P is not coping with this sudden cold (snowing in some parts of the country) and I can't really sit outside in the sun as I'm office based. Enjoy the AV device and I'm really happy its doing wonders for you P :)


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

I cant imagine snow in Africa Michelle, didnt think it snowed there. i learn something new, good news is, i can go out in the sun when ever at work, probably why i am not eager to go out in it when at home so, i dont bother , i hope to go to the beach on thursday, find a secluded spot and go topless :), i may get bored though but, at least i am doing something :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

It snows in parts of Cape Town mostly and parts of Freestate (Maluti Mountains). Us Johannesburgers rarely see snow in winter. We only get the cold John. Pity. We become like children when we see sleet never mind snow. lol.
John, get a good spot, go topless and take a book/magazines with. I find it boring too to just lay there and do nothing. You have a nice job especially working outside. I should've become a Nature Conservationist or Animal Scientist. I would always be outside. Now, it's too late as it is too expensive. I can still become a zoo keeper. lol.
John, you go and get that sun. You will enjoy it and your P will love it. Charge your phone, put some music on and go with the flow. Live in the moment. :)


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

So great to hear Leonie! What exactly is an AV device? I am guessing it is a light machine? Are you able to use it continuously or short periods of time? So glad it is working well for you!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Oh wow what a good investment Leonie! I've thought about it before, but the costs really put me off although I am sure it is worth every penny! Let us know how you get on using it... is it helping?


Ava
Ava @ava1

Leonie, this sounds like a solid idea, especially for those of us who have psoriasis in "places where the sun don't shine!" 😁 As this month is chock-full of family celebrations, I decided to postpone the elimination diet, though I hated the delay. Then I came across a post you wrote earlier (I'm a newbie here) and decided that, for the rest of this month, I can (mostly) forego sugar and dairy, monitor my ph levels (have sticks already, a gift from my nurse-sister when I was suffering back-to-back UTI's), and enjoy the sun in the early mornings (as the heat index is 100F now, in North Carolina's late afternoon). Using a spreadsheet today, I created a diet plan that takes into consideration Pagano's list, the Candida list, and the list of alkaline-acidic foods noted on your highly informative blog - mostly the same foods, which makes sense based on what I've learned thus far about inflammation. Thanks so much for your inspiration!


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

Wow Ava... go for it!! Yes sugar and dairy are the major"no no's" .. at least for me and many other psoriasis sufferers. Must be wonderful to be in the North Carolina sun... my daughter lives there.. on a lake.. beautiful country.

Thanks for the kind comments.... happy healing!


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

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...


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Good for you Leonie! Thank you for that explanation! I will check out your blog too :) So great that you are standing strong in front of p!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Leonie. You have a very interesting blog. As a bookworm, I have to say your books looks very attractive to read :)
I love how you say "Meet Audrey, the friendly psychopath with a killer smile." lol. A murderer with a killer smile.

A question about the Psoriasis diet. I drink lemon water every day, but I don't add baking soda. One can't drink baking too much as is increase the risk of or potassium blood deficiency.
hypochloremia, rise of sodium levels and worsening kidney disease, heart failure and a few more. (long term). How much do you add in your lemon water 4x a day?
I knew somebody whom had an ulcer and drank baking soda to reduce the acid, but the baking soda ended up increasing stomach acid production. Will appreciate your reply. Thank you!


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

Hi Michelle,
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..

Cheers,


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hey Leonie. I'm definitely going to read "The Murder Suite". They sound fun to read and I'm sure I'm going to have a few chuckles in there ;).

Thank you for your reply on the baking soda. I thought it must be 1/2 teaspoon 4x a day. 😳. Silly me.

Have a great day!


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Thank you Michelle,yes i go to the quiet beach tomorrow to swim and catch a few rays where the sun hasnt shined on,my arms and face look very brown, near dark brown,matron at work said i look like a gypsy aaaghhhh not nice i said ,:) Hopefully no nudists will be there as they like this spot thats quiet ,well, there be me with my flakes on display and them with all their bits hanging so,we all may get on very well :) thank you :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Gypsy's hey. We only see them on television. We don't have gypsy's in South Africa. I've never even met one in my life. Well John if there are any nudists then don't worry. I have learned that nudists are the most non judgmental people on earth as they accept you with your flaws and all. Remember, people tend to hide their imperfections under clothes and being a nudist, you have nothing to hide. We are too worried about what people may say about us especially when we are single. Let it hang out, put your flakes on display and enjoy the sun. I am sure you will all get along very well lol.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

well, i know i am not going nude, just topless haha :) yes gypsys dont have a good reputation, i dont mind anyone no matter what back ground :),when i went to bulgaria 2 years ago, we went through a gypsy community and these people didnt and dont live like others and they have reputation of stealing off people,i was warned dont look at them,dont talk english ,as if i know another language :) I dont judge people Michelle,many just say stay clear,in bulgaria they are indian descendants ( nothing against indian people at all, i work with them,race dosnt matter to me, we are all human) , why matron said about my skin i think because some gypsys are dark skinned ,in bulgaria they say they are bulgarian but my ex says they are not ,they normally have horse and carts and will make a mess of where they live , some of these people do in england aswell and live this way but they are english i think, i work with gypsys also, they are nice people that i know, as i say, i dont judge people on how they live etc, its their choice thank you :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I have heard that gypsies were from Bulgaria but learned that they are actually from India. The reason they were called Gypsies was because Europe thought they were from Egypt? I watch a lot of 'true stories' shows. lol. I see them as the dancers and circus people because I don't know better of course. I've read a lot of love stories about gypsies too. lol.


Rita
Rita @rita

I have one too! It helps during the long winter months


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

Hi Rita, How often do you use it in the winter?


Glam
Glam @glam1

Thats useful information. I think i might get one for the winter.


Leonie Mateer

Ava
Ava @ava1

Good to know that you're still enjoying the sun lamp, Leonie. We don't have the brand you use available here in the U.S., (and I'd have to go to Canada to purchase one exactly like it), but my daughter's going to buy me the model closest to it for my birthday. Yippee!!! (I overwinter with her in Houston each year, and she'll join me at the beach as usual in two weeks to celebrate my birthday. I'm a lucky lady! Take that, Psoriasis!)



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Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer
Ventura, California and Northland, New Zealand

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.



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