That's awesome, Justine. Can you share a little more of your story? I need to inspire a friend of mine who has terrible terrible psoriasis, and she is convinced that fruit aggravates it.
well i got psoriasis when i moved to canada back in 2008. i never had it at all previous to that. maybe a few eczema spots here and there. but it was funny because prior to moving to canada i was ate pretty much like a vegan and i exercised daily. i avoided eggs and dairy like they were the plague and hadnt been eating meat for a long time. however, when i moved to canada the school i was sent to had terrible food for vegetarians and so i figured i would just go back to meat util i graduated.. i still avoided eggs and dairy...over time i started to eat eggs and dairy and over time my psoriasis got worst... then i noticed my energy was horrible and i strted catching the flu every year which never happened to me before and last but no least i started getting ovarian cysts. so i said enough was enough, i went to the doctor for my psoriasis and she was like bla bla bla.... u'll be with it forever and ull just have to keep taking stronger meds as time goes by... and i thought to myself either this lady isnt listening to herself or she has lost her mind... meds for life.. no thanks! funny enough she never looks at my psoriasis, she never asked me about sleep patterns or diet she just heard wat i had to say and prescribed meds also i saw a doc about my cysts and she was telling me how it is normal and it will go away if not they will cut it out, she also asked me nothing about my lifestyle... so i seeked the help of a chinese traditional doctor and she told me cut out meat get to bed before 11 and eat as much fruits and veggies as possible... and i did a whole lot os research on veganism read tons of books watched coutless youtube videos and ... at the same time my partner and i watched a bunch of movies about factory farming and stuff and i was like yup... im going vegan.... vegan for life. its been great... not hard at all... i have had no slip ups... i love it and here i am today psoriasis free ... no more seasonal flu and all tht other mess. it was easy for me ... hardest part is dealing with comments from family and friends... but they are just ignorant so i just ignore them. :)
hope this helps :)
love and respect!
also i should add, i have been vegan for 9 months....i cleared my psoriasis within 3 months. i will say that, my psoriasis mainly my scalp will flare up ( not too bad... just a little) if i accidentally eat some thinng with animal products or if i havent had fruits for a couple days. but once i get back on track all is well again. :)
No more menstrual issues, clearer skin, and WAAAY more energy!
I'm slowly healing alopecia on this diet. Look it up, it's an autoimmune disease where hair falls out. I have short but plentiful hair now :)
I healed my pessimism, I love myself more and more each day and everything around me seems so bright and light. I think that's the most important transformation that I have following while following this lifestyle. Everything else fell into place after that.
Note: I'm not a 100% raw yet. These 5 months that i have attempted to be fully raw, I have slipped a couple of times. Every morning I write to my journal all of the positive things I have achieved through this lifestyle, and I swear I'm almost done with my diary and I have a really small hand writing.