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Jenny’s Psoriasis Journey

Jenny’s Psoriasis Journey

Happy Psoriasis Awareness Month!

Hi Jenny, Please tell us about yourself.

–       My Name is Jenny and I’m 31 years old, mother and employee. At the photo I am wearing my hat because my whole head was covered with psoriasis, as was my eye, in and on the ears.

When were you diagnosed with psoriasis?

–       It was diagnosed about a year ago by a dermatologist, but I’ve had it for about 12 years, only it wasn’t that bad until a year ago.

What do you think caused it?

–       A lot of Stress and definitely the wrong diet.

Which foods do you avoid?

–       I avoid gluten, sugar, bad fats, pork, wheat products in general, animal products like milk and cheese. You should also avoid alcohol, smoking, junk food, and no caffeine. 

What foods do you eat to heal?

–       Lots of green vegetables! Raw or steamed. As a juice or smoothie. 

Do you avoid gluten and what do you think about gluten sensitivity in psoriasis?

–       Yes! I also think gluten plays a very important role in psoriasis as it is supposed to be bad for the intestinal flora. 

Let’s talk Breakfast  

–       I very seldom have a breakfast as I eat 16/8. Fasting is a very good way of helping the body to get rid of toxins, which helps to get psoriasis under control. But if you can’t do without breakfast or bread, I recommend using seed bread. It contains gluten, and flours and tastes barely any different from ordinary bread. 

Name your top 3 triggers

–       For me, the top 3 triggers are too little sleep, too much stress and too little exercise. The organism can only get going through movement. 

Please share your healing tips. How do you fight flare-ups?

–       Unfortunately, the correct healing is only possible with the right diet. But to soothe the itchiness and the open skin, I use aloe vera gel, spray and cream. And to really grease my spots, I have an ice plant lotion from Dr. Hauschka, this helps me very, very well. 

What would you say to those who have been newly diagnosed and are looking for answers? 

–       If your doctor says there is no cure, don’t trust it. There are ways to cure psoriasis. If you really want it, it works, but it takes time. Find someone to talk to, because this disease can ruin your whole life. Be strong and don’t hide! You are all wonderful and pretty as you are and nobody can take that away from you.

Follow Jenny’s journey via her Instagram account @schuppenflechte_experiment/

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