And so it begins. The blog. I have wanted to do this for a while, but it got put on the back burner. I filled my time with other things, the pot boiled over and so it starts now.
I was diagnosed with Psoriasis 3 years ago. It is mostly on my scalp, but can move to my face and arms and legs, and it’s a pretty common autoimmune disease. (My body is just one hell of an inflammatory party! Oh the aches! Oh the pains! But aren’t I glad to be alive!) I have never been one to take prescriptions, or go to a doctor. That’s pretty common too. There are many people I have come across who would rather eat liver and onions, sit in tomato juice, and bark like a dog for 15 minutes a day then take an antibiotic. I feel you. That’s why I am constantly reading about alternative medicine, nutrition, etc. I guess I am trying to find the right combination for my personal healing.
Over the past 3 years I have tried many alternative therapies. Supplements, special diets, elimination diets, cleanses, herbs, meditation, chiropractic work. My skin has gotten better, it has gotten worse and it hasn’t gone into remission. That is my ultimate goal. I have faith that the human body – being an extension of the all-powerful Mother Nature herself – CAN heal. It just needs the right things! After all my experimentation, I have come to the conclusion that food IS the medicine. Nutrition is key to healing, energy, happiness.
Living clean is a daily commitment, and it all comes down to getting as close to the natural state as possible. I have no certifications or diplomas that verify that “I know what I am talking about.” The only credit I have is that I have done it myself in the search for optimal wellness.
I think that life needs balance, and that all areas need attention. That’s why I am going to make a commitment here and now to nurture the whole being. From food to finance, fitness to my spiritual practices. This blog is a way to stay accountable to myself, and maybe inspire someone else along the way.
Join me on my journey to living life to its fullness in good health and spirit.