Yet Another Update “Fungus Among Us”

psoriasis

This is my 3rd installment, blogging about my skin rash battle. You can go to my earlier post if you want to be brought up to speed … https://rectalcancermyass.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/the-fungus-is-not-a-fungus/

My legs do look a teeny bit better and the rash (now confirmed psoriasis) has not spread anywhere else. I have what is called ” moderate plaque psoriasis. My son came for a visit last week and he has it too! So I guess he got it from me… hereditarily, that is. He was not happy when I told him what he had, he thought it was bug bites. Luckily for him, it doesn’t show as much because he is covered in tattoos– maybe that’s my answer! I have one tattoo already and would like more, why not on my legs???

Actually tattoos are not in my budget right now, so I will continue applying aloe vera gel twice a day to affected areas. I also upped my vitamin D to 3-1,000 mg capsules. I also get B12 shots once a month. I eat a healthy diet  — mostly raw and definitely vegan. Everything I read, says that’s the way to go. My doctor says stress causes flare-ups but I always cuss up a storm when I’m really aggravated, so I’ve got that covered. You know — “garbage in — garbage out.”

My doctor offered to write me a script for medicines that might help, but I refuse to take any of the autoimmune drugs, I ingest enough toxic chemicals living in a toxic world. Since psoriasis is believed to be an autoimmune deficiency, I will be taking a strong probiotic supplement for a few weeks.

FYI — not all probiotics are the same, especially ones on the shelf, even those in health food stores. if you are looking into buying probiotics for yourself, make sure you choose ones that are refrigerated. The freeze dried ones on the shelf are not as potent, and most are plain dead and worthless.

So what do I buy? Garden of Life brands are now verified GMO-free… oh, you didn’t know gmos are hiding in our supplements too? They are, but the supplement industry is aware that we consumers are on to the “unlabeled” gmo ingredients hiding in our foods and we are letting manufacturers know — “either get on the gmo free train” or go belly up.

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Actually its not as easy for most to change their ingredients, especially when 80% of corn and soy grown in USA and Canada are genetically modified, but Garden of Life found suppliers, so instead of waiting for others to catch up, I am giving my dollars to them .

They are a bit pricey, so I wait until they have a 25% sale in the vitamin department or only buy what I absolutely have to have at the moment. Its all about budgeting and I am pretty good at that.

Health & Happiness!

Inge

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