In honor of psoriasis awareness month, I wanted to share some more photos of my own psoriasis. Over the past 5 years, I've experienced periods of chronic patches lasting for years each on my elbows, forearms, ankles, feet, & inside my belly button (gah!). I've also had many periods of transient patches, that pop up most frequently on my face but also my toes, wrist, & upper arm.
Treating my suspected chronic intestinal fungal infection with antifungal herbs allowed me to greatly reduce the four chronic patches I had on my elbows & forearms to just one little tiny patch on one elbow. Significantly reducing my stress (hello having the privilege to quit my dangerously stressful job & start a yoga teacher training!) has allowed me to completely heal my ankle & feet patches. Now, I am nursing very small patches that come & go on one elbow & in my belly button - a WORLD of difference!! I hope to one day find full remission from my psoriasis, using only natural methods.
My opinion is NEVER doubt the body's ability to heal itself. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition - so learn everything you can about supporting & healing your immune system. Eating well & regularly, getting enough sleep, managing outside stressors as much as possible, meditating or participating in any activity that makes you experience "flow", moderate exercise, checking your vitamin D levels, & treating any concurrent chronic infections are some ideas to get you started on supporting your immune system for optimal healing & disease management. As I continue to research & learn more on this topic, I will be sure to share my findings!
Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me 🌹 My only goals are to inform & inspire you!
eat yer veggies
Caylee Clay is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist & yoga teacher specializing in psoriasis & food sustainability. By following her own health path with a goal of naturally putting her psoriasis into remission, she is a top resource for other psoriasis sufferers. Also, she believes that healthy living & sustainability go hand-in-hand — every bite you take has the power to improve both the world and your health!