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Guest Post - Sausage Tree Products

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Hi my name is Marcie, I suffered from psoriasis for about 10 years starting at the age of 16 and on into my mid-twenties.  It was painful and itchy but worse than that; it caused me social anxiety and unhappiness.  Psoriasis was preventing me from living the life I wanted to live.  It’s something you have to be tough to deal with or you become tough. 
I spent a lot of those years learning about psoriasis; its causes and treatments and also how your diet, lifestyle and exercise can help.  By 2008 my psoriasis was in remission and I was back to living the life I wanted to live.  Instrumental in my recovery was of course diet (paleo, probiotics), getting regular exercise, good sleep and trial and error with topical treatments.
One topical treatment in particular that helped me was Sausage Tree Cream.  Its key ingredient comes from a special plant called the Sausage Tree which is indigenous to Southern Africa.  I learned about the plant during a visit to South Africa, experienced its curat…

Think Twice Campaign

I received an email about a new website that had been created related to Psoriasis. Within that email was the information provided below. It summarises what the concept is behind the website and what their aims are. I have also looked into the site and will talk about it below the quoted text below. (It says in it “the website will launch tomorrow” – it has already launched) ________________ For the 1.8 million people known to have psoriasis in the UK lack of regular review highlighted by a recent survey could mean that serious comorbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer are missed.
New survey data show that:
• 1/3 of psoriasis patients haven't had treatment reviewed in at least five years • 1/2 of psoriasis patients are on a repeat prescription • Almost 60% of psoriasis patients on a repeat prescription felt at a disadvantage  
Lack of regular review highlighted by survey could mean that serious comorbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, high bloo…

Psoriasis Linked to Beer Consumption; Gluten to Blame?

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This is an article by a write at Chemist Direct. It talks about the possibility that there is a link between beer and psoriasis due to its gluten content. At the end of the article I will link to the study where the information was obtained from therefore allowing you to read it yourself. 
Psoriasis Linked to Beer Consumption; Gluten to Blame?
Research has shown that women who drink alcohol more often, particularly regular beer, appear to be at greater risk from the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis.
Psoriasis is skin disorder which affects around 3% of the population in the UK. It’s an immune condition where skin replacement speeds up causing raised ‘plaques’ which can be scaly, flaky and itchy with a darker skin tone. It affects both men and women equally and the severity of the condition differs from person to person. In many cases it can have an impact on sufferer’s lives both physically and mentally so finding ways to improve the condition or stop it from occurring is important to…

Poll = "Does psoriasis effect your self-confidence?"

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Hello all you beauties! 
I have created another chart from the second poll that I had on my page. There were less votes for this one as I think that I had it on the page for less time overall. However, every single vote is important to me regardless of overall numbers. 
I hope that this gives you piece of mind, to know that there are others out there who think and feel exactly the same. 
I know that I am lacking in the confidence department, so don't feel disheartened that you are, most of us are! 
I do want to pay special note to those awesome people out there that voted "I honestly don't care what people think" - I hope to be in your category one day. I hope we all make it there :) 

Let me know if you have any ideas for poll questions. I have put the third one up now, so please go vote! :D

Poll = "What do you think is the worst thing related to having psoriasis?"

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I am very excited for this; this is the data that was collected from the question poll on my page!

I hope these polls will highlight that the feelings associated with psoriasis and to show others outlooks on having the condition.

This is the data from the first poll:


I hope these polls will highlight that the feelings associated with psoriasis and to show others outlooks on having the condition. 
If you have any ideas for new poll questions;anything that you personally want to know or and questions you have, then comment below and I will create one.