Even if you don’t know what psoriasis is, we bet you’ve seen commercials advertising a drug to treat it. Those commercials are everywhere! No surprise, but ad spots usually don’t give you the full picture of a condition, so here’s the scoop: psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where your immune system thinks your skin cells are a pathogen. Essentially, your immune system turns against your own skin. As a result, you end up with itchy, sometimes painful (and often silvery-white) scales and red patches on the surface of your skin. You may have other symptoms too, including pitted or ridged nails, joint pain, and GI distress. Diagnosis is pretty straightforward, and usually involves your history and a physical exam. There is no cure for psoriasis, but there's good news: it is not—repeat not—contagious, and your symptoms can be really manageable. A good place to start your self-care? Reduce stress. Studies show that emotional stress influences the development of psoriasis, as well as how often and intensely it flares up. Up to 78% of people with psoriasis say stress affects their condition, so join the “stress-less” club by practicing deep breathing, yoga, meditation, or whatever works for you. The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation and clear up your skin. Your practitioner may recommend topicals (like corticosteroids) or systemic medications such as immunosuppressants and biologics (yup, that’s what the commercials are about!). There’s lots of evidence supporting natural remedies for psoriasis, including omega-3s, tree tar ointments, topical herbs, and dips in the super-salty Dead Sea. Visiting (or moving) to a climate that’s more favorable for healing is known as climatotherapy, so go ahead and book that trip to Israel! If you want to try treatments a little closer to home, the herb Mahonia aquifolium is one go-to remedy to try. Studies show this plant has an antiproliferative effect, meaning it can slow down the overgrowth of skin cells. It also contains berberine, which might help suppress inflammation. Indigo naturalis, also known as qing dai, is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine used for treating skin conditions, including psoriasis. Aloe and propolis, in ointment form, can improve symptoms, as can many other natural treatments. And don't forget #celeryjuice! Some people swear that drinking this on-trend remedy makes them feel amazing, and may even help with psoriasis. In addition to these treatments, you might consider light therapy, or phototherapy, which involves repeatedly exposing the skin to ultraviolet light in order to slow cell growth. Try buying yourself a UV lamp and see if exposure clears up some of your symptoms. (Check with your practitioner first, because while this method is safe for most people, it’s not for everyone!) Because studies have found a link between psoriasis and gluten sensitivity, you can also experiment with reducing gluten in your diet, or even going gluten-free, to see if that helps your symptoms. As you’ve probably guessed, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for psoriasis, but there are lots of low-cost, safe treatments you can try on your own, or in partnership with a practitioner. So, if one option does nothing for you, you have a whole list of potential remedies to look to next!
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Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease
The #1 New York Times best-selling author and beloved healing authority reveals how taking your liver off overload can help resolve a wide range of symptoms and conditions--and transform your health in ways you've never imagined. What if you could focus on one aspect of your well-being to transform all the others--and at the same time prevent health problems you didn't even know were lurking beneath the surface? In today's world, we have no idea how many symptoms, conditions, and diseases are rooted in an overloaded liver. It's not only about liver cancer, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. Nearly every challenge--from pesky general health complaints to digestive issues to emotional struggles to weight gain to high blood pressure to heart problems to brain fog to skin conditions to autoimmune and other chronic illnesses--has an origin in an overloaded liver and can improve and heal when you harness the force of this humble organ. Medical Medium Liver Rescue offers the answers you should have had all along. With his signature compassion, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares unparalleled insights into undiscovered functions of our life-saving livers, explains what's behind dozens of health issues that hold us back, and offers detailed guidance on how to move forward so we can live our best lives. Find out for yourself what liver rescue is all about: being clearer-headed, more peaceful, happier, and better able to adapt to our fast-changing times. Learn how to sleep well, balance blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and look and feel younger. A healthy liver is the ultimate de-stressor, anti-aging ally, and safeguard against a threatening world--if we give it the right support.
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative
A leading researcher shares natural remedies for psoriasis According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, at least seven million people in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide suffer from this chronic skin disease. This book outlines Dr. Pagano's natural, drug-free treatment regimen that can alleviate, control, and even heal psoriasis without steroid creams, tar baths, injections, or ultraviolet treatments. Healing Psoriasis outlines a healthy diet and lifestyle and includes case histories, photos, recipes, and a chapter on eczema.
Dr. John's Healing Psoriasis Cookbook
Statistics show that more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from the chronic skin disease psoriasis. In his first book, HEALING PSORIASIS: The Natural Alternative, Dr. Pagano presented a report of his natural, drug-free treatment regimen that has alleviated, controlled, and even healed psoriasis without the use of steroid creams, tar baths, injections, or ultraviolet treatments. Dr. John's Healing Psoriasis Cookbook is the companion book to Healing Psoriasis. The cookbook consists of three parts: Part I - Basic Principles - gives technical data which includes the six principles behind the regimen: 1) Detoxification; 2) Diet and Nutrition; 3) Herb Teas; 4) Spinal Adjustments; 5) External Applications; and 6) Right Thinking Part II - The Recipes - consists of over 300 original recipes specifically designed for the psoriatic patient Part III - Eye on Nutrition - is loaded with general nutritional information and advice good for all readers. There is also a helpful Color Photographic Portfolio of case histories which give undeniable proof of the efficacy of the Pagano regimen.
Psoriasis: Free and Clear: Using Food And Positive Energy To Heal Your Skin
Do you have psoriasis? Are you afraid it will never go away? This book is a hands-on guide that could help you clear your skin of psoriasis and/or find peace with your situation. After 23 years of focused research, experimentation, schooling and study, Marjy Berkman discovered how to clear her skin of psoriasis! She also overcame many other skin ailments through nutritional and lifestyle changes. Marjy is a certified clinical herbalist and certified nutritionist with over 15 years of experience consulting with people concerning health and wellness. Psoriasis Free and Clear will tell her story, how she cleared her skin, and offer many tools, tips, practices and recipes, to expedite the healing of psoriasis. In this book you will discover: * Nutritional and Supplement Guides to see what worked for Marjy to clear her skin and find inner peace. * 4 daily practices to live by to support Emotional Healing. * 8 powerful Empowerment Tools to take with you each and every day. A skin expert, Marjy understands the difficulty, struggles, and often despair when you have a skin disease. From the book: "Psoriasis: Free and Clear is not only about psoriasis and the steps you can take to help clear your skin but also about the massive potential that we have as humans to transform our lives. It is about how to thrive through excellent nutrition and connection to the spirit within. If you have psoriasis, this book can change your whole viewpoint of this disease and why it is in your life."
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Learn True Health: Holistic Dermatology: How to Heal Your Skin with Naturopathic Medicine, Reverse Adult Acne, Acne Scars, Liver Spots, Age Spots, Wrinkles, Eczema, Psoriasis, Ichthyosis, Dr. Stacey Shillington
Many of you may have heard of Holistic Dermatology, and some of you may have not. Holistic Dermatology indeed exists. And it’s all about healing your skin with Naturopathic Medicine. To explain how Holistic Dermatology works, join me and my guest, Dr. Stacey Shillington in this episode. Acne Struggles Dr. Stacey Shillington grew up in Alberta in the 80s and dealt with acne. At the time, she had no idea what Naturopathic Medicine or Holistic Dermatology was. As a teenager, she tried topical creams, and her doctor even put her on the birth control pill to control her acne. For a few years, everything was fine. But in her late 20s, Dr. Stacey Shillington wanted to go off birth control. She got into yoga to get into her body and get interested in health. Eventually, Dr. Stacey Shillington decided to get off the birth control pill. As a result, her skin completely flared up. She recalls being in Asia at the time traveling the world. When this happened, it changed Dr. Stacey Shillington’s personality. She was outgoing before the flare up and turned to hide away from the world. Dr. Stacey Shillington was shocked at how much her acne changed her personality. Then when she went back to Toronto, Dr. Stacey Shillington couldn’t face going back to her old job nor meet her friends. “Doctors suggested many things. Looking back, I’m surprised I didn’t go for those options because I was so desperate. But something inside me said that wasn’t the solution,” recalls Dr. Stacey Shillington. She adds, “I spent a ton of money trying everything out there. So, I spent all my time researching skin care. Not much made my skin better. I was married when I went off the birth control pill, and my skin flared up. Then I ended up getting divorced.” Seeking Natural Remedies Somebody then suggested to Dr. Stacey Shillington to see a Naturopathic Doctor. The Naturopathic Doctor wasn’t able to completely clear her skin, but the doctor really changed Dr. Stacey Shillington’s philosophy on health care and eventually fast-tracked her journey to learn about Holistic Dermatology. “She said my skin is like this because there is an imbalance in my body. And the way to heal your skin is to balance your body and find the root cause of your acne,” shares Dr. Stacey Shillington. “So, I went back to school to become a Naturopathic Doctor, so I could learn how to do this.” Realizations Dr. Stacey Shillington realized acne and skin care problems are debilitating to people. They affect our quality of life. And the solutions out there are not solving the problem. There’s a huge void. So that is what inspired Dr. Stacey Shillington to go back to school and learn all about Holistic Dermatology. “My whole career as a Naturopath has been focused on treating the skin, learning how to heal the skin, really helping people get their lives back and living their lives fully,” Dr. Stacey Shillington said. More To Learn A year after graduation, Dr. Stacey Shillington started working in a dermatology clinic in Toronto. She worked there for about 11 years. Time and work allowed her to become proficient in her career. “When I was a Naturopathic Doctor studying, they always said the gut and the skin are intimately related. And it’s true. Your skin is often a reflection of what’s going on in your gut,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. Dr. Stacey Shillington also said that there are tons of research in the last 6 to 10 years about the microbiome. There are a hundred trillion microbes that live in our gut and on our skin. And when there’s an imbalance in the microbiome in the gut, eventually that imbalance is going to present itself on the skin. Right Diet According to Dr. Stacey Shillington, changing your diet and eating foods that are less inflammatory is essential. This is to heal your skin and to reduce inflammation in the gut. Healing gut is critical to improving your skin. “You can be eating the very best diet, but if your gut is in trouble if you have an overgrowth of certain pathogens, that has to be addressed as well in addition to changing the diet. This is to heal the skin fully,” Dr. Stacey Shillington advises. She adds, “I get my patients into an anti-inflammatory diet. There are certain foods out there that cause inflammation more than other foods. Dairy is a very inflammatory food especially for people who have acne.” Recommended Foods Sugar is a drug in itself. And Dr. Stacey Shillington says it impairs insulin sensitivity. It leads to high androgens and again points to acne. High sugar fruits, maple syrup, and honey also have the same effect. “It’s not that you can never eat these foods again. But you cannot eat these foods while you are healing the gut and reducing inflammation in the body,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. Dr. Stacey Shillington on the contrary, reveals that berries are amazing for acne patients. It is because berries reduce inflammation and have a low glycemic index. They’re not likely going to spike insulin levels. “I also love cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, arugula, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts detoxify the liver. Food is a fantastic medicine, and it can help the body function so much more efficiently. It sets the stage for diving in to start healing the skin,” Dr. Stacey Shillington said. Other Foods To Avoid Dr. Stacey Shillington shares that doctors at the turn of the century used to call acne diabetes of the skin. So, treating acne as a metabolic condition is often one of the keys to solving it. “I love berberine. It is amazing for acne. Not only does it help regulate the blood sugar, but it also helps support the liver, and it is also anti-microbial. So, it helps solve any dysbiosis in the gut,” Dr. Stacey Shillington said. According to Dr. Stacey Shillington, chocolate is so inflammatory for people with skin problems because it contains theobromine. She says there was a May 2014 study where it showed that theobromine could increase acne. Thus, dairy, sugar, and chocolate are the foods that should be looked at if you have inflammatory skin disorders. The other food as well that many people find surprising is oatmeal. Dr. Stacey Shillington says oatmeal contains an element that decreases sex hormones binding globulin in the blood. “And when you have decreased levels of it, you have more testosterone in the blood. Testosterone is an androgen and contributes to the production of acne,” explains Dr. Stacey Shillington. To get started, Dr. Stacey Shillington recommends that for three days, eat vegetables, low glycemic index fruits, lean proteins and see how you feel. If you feel better than you did when eating grains, that is a sign that you need to spend some time not eating grains while you are healing and balancing your body. “And I’m not saying forever because some starchy carbs are essential. Gluten is also so inflammatory. I can’t heal skin when people are eating gluten,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. Recommended Oils Dr. Stacey Shillington said when there are too many omega-6 fatty acids in the body, it’s highly inflammatory. It is found in soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, corn oil, a lot of other veggie oils. Instead, focus on oils like olive oil which has omega-9 fatty acids, avocado oil, and coconut oil which is saturated fat. Also eat foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, sardines, organic eggs, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds. Dr. Stacey Shillington also advises to be aware of the oils we are using so we can reduce inflammation. “Olive oil should be used raw. When it’s heated up at a certain temp, it starts to oxidize. That will create inflammation. So, cook with avocado or coconut oil. Fish oils can be beneficial, and it can make a difference on the skin,” Dr. Stacey Shillington said. She adds, “But for acne, I would never recommend fish oils. It’s one of the supplements that will contribute to acne. It’s much better to address other skin conditions like psoriasis.” Dr. Stacey Shillington also mentions that every single cell of our body is composed of fatty acids. So, to have a healthy body, we have to make sure those cell membranes are indeed nourished. “There’s a moisture barrier on the skin, and it looks like a brick wall. If the fatty acids are deficient, that brick wall is going to start to break down,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. “And things that are not supposed to get into the body are going to get into the body and vice versa. So, it’s important to keep that moisture barrier intact to half healthy skin.” Genes We all manifest imbalances differently. Dr. Stacey Shillington says it’s based on our genes. But 90% of our health is determined by our lifestyle. Diet, sleep, and stress can also improve or worsen our skin condition. “When you’re stressed and prone to acne, three different biochemical pathways that are activated in the body that contribute to acne,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. She adds, “Exercise is also an important thing. Mindset is also huge. Positive mindset creates resilience against stress.” Contributing Factors How much sunlight, regular eating, sleeping, and wake times are also factors that contribute to healthy skin. Dr. Stacey Shillington also says relationships and resentments play a significant role as well. Our emotions also play a significant role in good skin health. Meditation is essential, and Dr. Stacey Shillington says skin health is better when people practice self-love. You need to be relaxed for your body to heal. “Make sure your liver is supported, do detoxes and work on your gut. Try to work on your gut before you get off birth control pills. You want to be balanced as possible,” advises Dr. Stacey Shillington. She adds, “When you’re on birth control, you’re not making any natural estrogen or progesterone. It’s shutting down your natural hormone production. And it’s also suppressing androgens which are the hormones that are going to cause acne.” Effective Cleanse Dr. Stacey Shillington recommends Manuka honey to cleanse. She also said that if you don’t have a microbiome that disrupted, you can use oil to cleanse, which is very beautiful and nourishing. “If you do have a microbiome imbalance, which will result in fungal acne, use something like micellar water. Cleansing should be incredibly gentle. For moisture, use aloe vera gel or jojoba,” Dr. Stacey Shillington advises. She adds, “In the palm of your hand, put about a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and a teaspoon of the oil of your choice. Mix it vigorously with a finger for 30 seconds until it turns into a lotion. Apply to face and add essential oils if you like.” Skin Care Classes Dr. Stacey Shillington has some amazing classes that will teach you how to take care of your skin. Topping off the list is her 7-week Clear Skin Program which you can also sign up via my link www.learntruehealth.com/clearskin. There’s a new module each week, and the lessons are simple yet effective. Another excellent program is Dr. Stacey Shillington’s 8-Week Anti-Aging Skin Care Program. Like the 7-week program, it’s very holistic and effective as well so make sure to check it out on her website. “I want to change the way the skin is approached. My experience and the treatments available right now are just not helping people and often making skin situations even worse. My mission is to help change that. Get some real healing going on with our skin,” said Dr. Stacey Shillington. Bio Dr. Stacey Shillington has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto for over twelve years with some of the city’s top dermatologists. Inspired by her skin struggles, her specialty has always been healing the skin from the inside out. In addition to her private practice in Toronto, she owns Naturopathic Beauty and runs successful online acne and anti-programs. Dr. Stacey Shillington is also a mother to 2 boys and a dedicated yogi and meditator. She graduated from McGill University with a BComm in 1995 and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006.
Learn True Health: Healing Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Rashes and Itchy Dry Skin with Denise Henry
Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of people regardless of age. It usually is mistaken as a rash. To those who are seeking a natural remedy for eczema, this is the perfect episode for you! My guest, Denise Henry dealt with eczema at a very young age, and she gave excellent tips for healing. Starting Young Denise Henry’s journey dealing with eczema started when she was barely a newborn. However, medical doctors then couldn’t pinpoint the real cause of her condition. Then when Denise Henry was three months old, she was diagnosed with an ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin as her medication. However, it turns out she was also adversely reacting to animals and dairy. That was devastating since Denise Henry loved to pet animals. Eczema vs. Psoriasis People often mix up eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is a skin condition which is triggered by a hypersensitivity reaction. Some factors that trigger the condition include textile fabrics, animals, and chemicals. Eczema is known to be common in infants, and some outgrow the skin condition when they become adults. Symptoms of the skin include factors like being reddish, inflamed, peeling, blistered, cracked or pus-filled. However, it is not covered with scaly dead skin, unlike psoriasis. As for psoriasis, it can appear anywhere on the body. People who suffer from this experience intense itching. Compared to eczema, psoriasis is harder to treat. Coping With Eczema Having to deal with eczema all her life, Denise Henry was given steroid creams by dermatologists as a medication. Although the creams break down the skin, it does the job by relieving the itch. As years flew by, Denise Henry recalls that the turning point in her life was when she traveled to Southeast Asia for self-healing. She volunteered at a small resort near Kuala Lumpur for a month. Life was good. However, her eczema started flaring up badly during that time. It turns out that the pool water had fecal coliform bacteria. Apparently, the water from the limestone pools was pumped into showers and drinking water in the resort. Hence, aggravating Denise Henry’s sensitive skin condition. After barely recovering from that bout of skin irritation, Denise Henry then flew to Bali for a festival. This time, her skin was again inflamed due to the papaya she ate. It again triggered her eczema so when she recovered from the irritation and flew back to Malaysia; she started practicing meditation when she settled in Langkawi. Fast-forward to a trip in Argentina, Denise Henry met a dermatologist who happened to prescribe a different brand of steroid cream. It was initially efficient but it was not able to completely get rid of her eczema. Going Back To The United States Denise Henry once and for all decided to get to the bottom of her skin condition when she went back to the United States,. From the steroid cream that she was given by the dermatologist in Argentina, she researched all the ingredients and found natural solutions for each of them. From there, Denise Henry started making her creams while regularly teaching and meditating. As her body developed a sense of calmness, Denise Henry realized that she stopped itching! Healing Naturally Apparently, Denise Henry discovered that eczema could be treated naturally. That is why she created a framework of mindfulness, environment, symptoms, and solutions. Aptly called as M.E.S.S., Denise Henry put together simple steps to live a pain-free life. “Be aware. You can heal. Changing that mindset is so powerful, and care is the key,” said Denise Henry. “Medication and going out in nature absorbs bioenergy. Working out is also part of the care.” Recommended Foods Denise Henry says that a significant factor in healing from eczema is consuming the right foods. She recommends collagen-enhancing foods like bone brother and a lot of non-GMO and grass-fed options. Other food choices include: avocado sweet potatoes oranges leafy greens white tea cabbage turmeric beets ginger berries dark chocolate salmon garlic rosemary fermented foods coconut oil Denise Henry also advises staying away from processed foods and any dish containing chemicals that your body doesn’t know how to digest properly. Heal Yourself Book To those who would like to know more about healing yourself naturally, I suggest grabbing a copy of Denise Henry’s book. The book is an excellent resource for natural remedies, making the right food choices and how textiles can affect eczema. Essentially, Denise Henry recommends looking for a plant or vegetable-dyed textiles like bamboo, flax linen or hemp. According to Denise Henry, bamboo, in particular, is sustainable and good for the environment. Plus, they are also non-reactive for the skin, unlike synthetic fibers. “Bamboo sheets are soft. They do a finer thread count and are coated just lightly in a little bit of natural wax from the plants. That deters the dust mites, so there is no mold growth,” said Denise Henry. Skincare Line Denise Henry’s skincare line is a work in progress. She is continuously expanding her list of products and takes pride in sharing that her ingredients are all natural. “All my ingredients are anti-inflammatory and anti-reactive. My products range from natural butter, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, lavender, beeswax, soy wax, and sandalwood,” said Denise Henry. Success Stories Denise Henry has countless stories of clients who have successfully healed naturally. One client was even able to do away with bipolar medication! The solution, however, is not at all complicated. Denise Henry says that one must start with simple steps. A good place to start is changing the way you eat and tracking your food intake. By tracking your food intake, you would be able to identify what food you are reacting to. It can also determine what part of your body responds to a particular food. In most cases, Denise Henry says it is usually stress-related. “Mindfulness is the base of any healing. Believe that you can heal and that you can heal. I just want people to realize that they can heal themselves. And they can also heal the people around them,” said Denise Henry. Bio Denise Henry got her Fine Arts for Fashion Design Bachelor’s degree from the International Academy of Design & Technology. She earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability from Green Mountain College. She is passionate about creating beauty and healing without harming the planet. After receiving her BA, Denise Henry realized that she cared less about what people were wearing and more about what fashion was doing to our environment. Naturally, Denise Henry’s Master’s Thesis focused on eliminating waste in the retail apparel industry. Not only from the textile development side of it but, also within the transportation and marketing departments. Denise Henry’s main criticism is that even with Global Reporting Standards like the GRI and the HIGG Index, companies are not required to present the entirety of their data from all levels of production and logistics and on to the sales floor.
Say More: YEAST INFECTIONS & PSORIASIS
Melissa asks Olivia about her burning, itchy scalp while Olivia asks Melissa about the bread baking inside of her vagina.
Learn True Health: The Healing Benefits of Goat Milk Stuff, Goat Milk Soap, Raw Goats Milk, Homeschooling, Family Farm and Business, Made In America, Eczema, Psoriasis, Healthy Skin and Nails with PJ Jonas
More people are shunning cow milk from their diet. And for an excellent reason, too! Cow milk can be hard to digest, not to mention inflammatory for some people. On the contrary, goat milk has a lot more benefits, whether you drink it or use it on your skin. My guest today, PJ Jonas, will tell us why. Making The Switch PJ Jonas is a mother of eight children, all homeschooled. Yes, you read it right. Eight children! She turned into such a big advocate for goat milk after discovering the harmful ingredients in bath soap in 2005. Not wanting toxic chemicals on her children’s skin, PJ Jonas went to look for natural ingredients that are both gentle and moisturizing on the skin. But since it was illegal to purchase raw milk in Indiana, PJ Jonas decided to get some dairy goats instead. And lo and behold, it turns out that goat milk was healthier than cow milk! “The main difference is the digestibility of the goat milk. There is no adverse reaction, unlike cow milk. Plus, it has a lot of nutrients,” explains PJ Jonas. Developing The Goat Milk Stuff Brand Apart from soaps, PJ Jonas eventually learned to make cheese and gelato using goat milk. Developing the brand for three years, PJ Jonas started giving out product samples in 2008. Apparently, Goat Milk Stuff is very much a family business. PJ Jonas proudly reveals that all her kids are involved. From the production to paying their taxes, managing accounts and dealing with customers, everyone contributes to building the brand. It was, however, not all smooth sailing for PJ Jonas. During the time between 2005 and 2008, the family experienced a budget shortfall. Despite the setback, the whole family was able to pull through. “Sometimes it’s the things that you think are the biggest disasters in your life, are pushing you exactly where you need to go,” said PJ Jonas. PJ Jonas says that when you’re building a company, it takes cash to fund and fuel that growth. And lack of money flow is what usually puts companies out of business. “Very few companies go out of business for growing too slowly. But many companies go out of business because they grow too quickly,” observes PJ Jonas. Benefits of Goat Milk Goat milk is a viable option to those who have a hard time digesting cow milk. Only two percent of goat milk is curd, whereas cow milk has 10 percent. Goat milk also has fewer allergenic proteins. Hence, causes less inflammation. If you’re worried about your calcium intake requirement, you’d be surprised to know that goat milk is richer in minerals than cow milk. It’s also high in fatty acids but low in cholesterol. “Goat milk itself has healing properties. It is high in selenium and good for the skin,” explains PJ Jonas. Success Stories PJ Jonas first tried out the goat milk soap on her husband Jim, who dealt with cracked and split fingertips for years. Within two to three days of using goat milk soap, his fingertips were healed! She also observed that her children’s skin looked better. Furthermore, the children rarely got sick anymore because they consistently drank goat milk. Because of this, PJ Jonas decided to get the message out so more people could benefit from it as well. In 2008, when PJ Jonas started giving out free samples, the response was very positive. Moms of kids who had eczema called in to report that the Goat Milk Stuff soap improved their children’s skin considerably. Apart from that, many others shared that the goat milk soap alleviated the symptoms of many other skin problems. Slowly but surely, the Goat Milk Stuff brand gained a lot of publicity. People were just amazed! “When you make a difference in someone’s life, all the hard work is worth it,” says PJ Jonas. Looking Ahead The Jonas family is currently looking into building a larger barn to accommodate their Alpine goats. This year, PJ Jonas says that they will be milking 80 goats twice a day and offering the milk products for sale on their website. PJ Jonas, however, cautions those who plan to get into the goat milk business as well. She stresses the importance of finding a good breeder who makes sure the goats they breed are in tip-top shape. Goat Milk Products If you look at the Goat Milk Stuff website, there are a plethora of products. Apart from the different kinds of bar and liquid soaps, the brand also offers solid lotions and deodorants with a detoxifying effect. Another great product to try is the laundry soap. PJ Jonas explains that the soap has special oils intended to break down grease stains and help fight bacteria. PJ Jonas reveals that the conventional laundry soap has an optical brightener. Apparently, it tricks your eye into making your clothes look brighter than they are. It has to bind to clothing, hence, causing a lot of irritation. “Everybody is different. Take time to find something that works well for you and understand its limitations,” advises PJ Jonas. ” Our liver is excellent at detoxifying your body, but it is just overwhelmed. So we have to get rid of as many toxins as we can. Finding the things that are good for you is worth the effort.” PJ Jonas is a business owner, goat wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother. After getting goats to provide healthy milk for her eight children, she decided to put excess milk into a batch of handmade soap. That decision was the start of Goat Milk Stuff Her Goat Milk products have been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, and the “O” Oprah Winfrey magazine. PJ Jonas puts her systems engineering degree from the University of Virginia to good use while managing her business, farm, and family. This is a great story of how a business was started in her kitchen and grew it into a million dollar business.
Psound Bytes National Psorasis Foundation - Series
National Psoriasis Foundation presents Psound Bytes, a podcast series featuring leading experts talking about understanding, managing and thriving with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. Listen to world renowned dermatologists and rheumatologists discuss the latest news in psoriatic disease management.
Bulletproof Radio: June Q&A - Psoriasis, Soda Replacements, Alternative Education & More
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we've selected the best questions that Bulletproof fans submitted through our voicemail, Facebook and the Bulletproof® Forums, for a great May Q&A. Listen to Dave and Bulletproof Coach trainer Dr. Mark Atkinson talk about psoriasis, sparkling mineral water and other soda replacements, depression, Waldorf schools, Brain Octane serving suggestions, plateaus in weight loss and more. Enjoy the show!
AAD's Dialogues in Dermatology: JAAD Podcast April 2019 - Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with biologics
FX Medicine: Integrative Dermatology for Psoriasis with Prof Michael Tirant
Psoriasis is a challenging condition for both patients and practitioners. With multiple clinical presentations and a laundry list of triggers and exacerbating factors, what's clear, is that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treatment. Today we are joined by integrative dermatologist Prof Michael Tirant who has a passion for sharing the knowledge he's amassed over three decades as a clinician and a researcher. Prof Tirant takes us through the many aetiological factors underlaying psoriasis and what guidance he gives to his patients about diet, lifestyle, nutritional and herbal considerations as part of a personalised, integrative approach to treatment. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/content/integrative-… *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.*****
Dermatology Weekly: Topical psoriasis therapies, plus gold for acne, dealing with difficult patients, and proinflammatory diets
In this episode, Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. George Han about recent advances in topical psoriasis therapies. Despite the growing popularity of systemic injectables, the vast majority of psoriasis patients are still being managed with topical treatments. Dr. Han reviews some newly available and upcoming agents with novel mechanisms of action that may present safer, more efficacious options for topical treatment of psoriasis. We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research: 1. Dr. Jill Waibel says treatment with gold microparticles plus lasers is a viable option for acne. https://bit.ly/2IbzHEX 2. Dr. Tina Alster talks about how to cope with patients who get under your skin. https://bit.ly/2IaB2Mb 3. A proinflammatory diet may not trigger adult psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or atopic dermatitis.
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: Healing Eczema, Psoriasis, & Acne
If you deal with eczema, psoriasis, acne or other skin problems, you know how frustrating and debilitating these conditions can be and how difficult it can be to find solutions. Listen to this Medical Medium Webinar to learn the root cause of these skin conditions and how to finally start healing.
Good Times with Mo: Paolo Bediones Speaks Up About his Psoriasis Issue
Paolo Bediones is back as he joins Bianca Valerio to help callers on all things love, health, and revenge. Paolo discloses info on a recent rumor surrounding him. A caller asks for perspective on dealing with his adult health issue. One caller asks how to deal with the struggle of having two beau surrounding him while another asks for a neat idea after someone posted a humiliating photo of her. Lastly, a caller asks Bianca about “sosyal girls” standards, and what the guys think of a certain shocker video.