** Originally posted by toastyfofi **
I thought it was my duty to share my story and believe in passing along good news to my fellow psoriasis sufferers.
I was diagnosed with psoriasis at age 7 although my parents said I may have had it as early as 2. I am now 33 and have been 98% psoriasis free since 2001 (7 years folks)!
Psoriasis had beat me up my entire life. One day in 2001 I was feeling really down. I had been going to my UV treatments twice a week for 6 months and my psoriasis wasn't improving. It was just there laughing at me. I had just had a flare up and was covered with psoriasis from the neck down. It was heartbreaking.
I happened to receive a newsletter from NPF during this time that mentioned a couple of books on how to deal with psoriasis. One stressed the importance of taking vitamins (like 50 pills a day) which I thought I could not afford. The other one not only stressed diet but also getting a COLONIC. I had heard of this years before but really didn't think it would do anything for me. I decided I should try it. I opened the yellow pages and found a place and have said goodbye to psoriasis ever since.
Within 2 months I was 75% psoriasis free and by the sixth month I was clean and have been ever since. The secret is diet - no meat and no dairy - just vegetables. My colonic technician stressed becoming a vegan and eating only organic foods. I could not part with fish but decided to part with everything else. For a new diet to work you must rid the toxins that are attached to the walls of your intestines. This is what is feeding your psoriasis from years and years of eating things we shouldn't.
The results were immediate and have lasted ever since. I have not had a colonic in two years and am still psoriasis free (except for the stubborn psoriasis on my elbows and ankles - but I can live with that). I have also not seen a dermatologist since 2001 nor have had any more UV light treatments or ointments. I've been enjoying every summer since 2001 instead of walking around in pants and long-sleeved shirts sweating up a storm.
Of course insurance does not cover these sessions. I just gave up other things in order to afford this which was still reasonable considering how much money I spent monthly/annually on ointments, co-pays, etc.
I thought I would spread the good word to you all so that you may consult with your doctors and get their opinions. It worked for me and I hope it will work for all of you who decide to try it.