Before telling you about my recovery from psoriasis let me give you a little of my background.

As a kid I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. A lot of time. And I thought they were both absolutely nuts.

You see they didn’t drink tea or coffee, they thought caffeine was poison, didn’t smoke, rarely ate meat – maybe chicken once a month.

In other words, they were mainly vegetarian and different from everyone else that I knew.

Turns out my grandfather died as a result of a motorbike accident at 95. And my grandmother died of old age at 105!

She still had most of her marbles and I think she just got bored because all her friends had gone.

The significance of this didn’t sink in for many years. So, like most, I followed the pack. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol were the norms.

Then in 1964 I was diagnosed with appendicitis, whisked into the hospital and had my appendix whipped out.

All was fine until two weeks later when I had the same pain again.

What was going on???

So that started a 50+ year quest to discover the secrets of living healthily into a ripe old age just like my grandparents.

Twenty-three of those years were spent in the pharmaceutical industry so I got a real inside look at the workings of the industry.

I eventually left because I just couldn’t continue to condone the treatment of symptoms instead of looking for and treating the underlying cause.

At 74 now I am healthy, medication-free, and fitter than any 70+ year old I know.

And that didn’t happen by accident. I was 40 before I woke up and stopped smoking. At the same time, I gave up caffeine.

I still enjoy a glass of red with my evening meal but have always had alcohol in moderation.

The reason for that was my father was an alcoholic and I saw first hand what alcohol could do to a family.

So, back to psoriasis.

How did I cure myself in a matter of weeks or months rather than many years as is the case for most people?

How did I cure myself in a matter of weeks or months rather than many years as is the case for most people?

I remember listening to Dr Deepak Chopra many years ago.

He said: “If only one person has recovered from an illness anywhere in the world, then it’s possible for anyone.”

Instead of investigating anomalies he said the medical profession just called them spontaneous remissions.

Another mentor of mine for a while was Tony Robbins. His philosophy was to find someone who has achieved what you want then to model them.

So that’s what I did with psoriasis. I found a remarkable woman, Dr Terry Wahls, who is in remission from multiple sclerosis.

I figured it was also an autoimmune disease so what worked for her would probably work for me.

After seven years of the best medical treatment the US could offer, her disease was still progressing.

Four years in a wheelchair was the motivation for her to look elsewhere because the prognosis was
very gloomy.

Her thought process was ‘physician heal thyself’. She’s now out of her wheelchair, riding a bicycle and walking her rounds in the hospital.

After reading her book ‘The Wahls Protocol’ I was stirred into action.

The Wahls Protocol

It’s an inspirational read and I recommend it to anyone suffering from a chronic degenerative disease. Here’s a link on Amazon:

The Wahls Protocol

So I started with an elimination diet. I cut out dairy, grains and high glycemic foods. It didn’t take long before the symptoms started to resolve.

It was gradual at first resolving in reverse order of appearance. Grains were the culprit so I read a lot more about them. Here’s another great book:

Grain Brain

I just love the internet, such a great place to do research and so many doctors are now willing to step outside the ‘system’ and share their experience.

It seems doctors are only trained to treat symptoms with pretty toxic drugs. Very few go the extra mile after medical school to investigate what makes people healthy.

The result? Well the third leading cause of death in the US is ‘iatrogenic illness’. In other words, death caused by the doctor. Unbelievable!

So if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life on medications, I urge you to do your own research. The information is out there.

And ‘Knowledge is Power’ as they say. It enables you to take responsibility for your own health and live a long, healthy life.

Illness has several components

Any illness has several components – mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and energetic. Just treating the physical is partial at best.

That’s the purpose of my next blog. To share the resources I’ve garnered along the way.

Next time I want to talk about another autoimmune disease – cancer. For many it’s a death sentence, but what if it was just a wake-up call?

What if all illness is a wake-up call? Food for thought eh? I’ll be talking more about food later.

How about you, have you been able to voercome chronic degenerative disease? I’d love to haer your experience in the comments below.

So until next time, I wish you good health on your journey to being the best possible version of who you can be.

Much love,


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