From Kim K To No Way: This is How I Keep My Psoriasis Away

#psoriasissucks And I’m not the only one who feels this way. In fact, I don’t know anyone with psoriasis who doesn’t feel like this.


And it doesn’t matter if you’re Kim Kardashian, making all the money in the world, or me, making substantially less, it still sucks. And until you can get a hold of it, it will be your worst enemy, the thing you hate most about your body, and the thing you feel is holding you back.

This post is for you if you want all the secrets, all the ideas, and all the inspiration to get rid of your psoriasis, naturally. It has all my tips and tricks. My skin is currently 100% clear of psoriasis and has been since December 2018.

I was diagnosed with psoriasis in the summer of 2016. At that time, I was eating whatever I wanted, dealing with a very stressful season of life, (and work for that matter,) and I had tried every natural thing I could think of and find that may help with my psoriasis. The thing was, nothing was working. So, I went to my dermatologist, took her advice, and started using the steroid cream that she prescribed me. Not only did I HATE using the prescription, it didn’t work either. I went back and we discussed the shots.

I wanted to get rid of my psoriasis and that was that. But I knew I needed to do something different. I didn’t want my only relief from this disease to be $100+ shots several times a month and constant psoriasis patches, inflammation, and discomfort. I went in for the shots less than 10 times in total, mostly for my elbows and legs, the spots that had the worst plaques.

I needed change. So I googled everything I could about how to change my lifestyle, from the inside out. In the winter of 2017, I took an allergy test. Among other things, the test told me that I had a sensitivity to gluten.

Gluten causes inflammation and psoriasis and inflammation have a direct link. So as of Christmas 2017, when I got the results of my test, I’ve been gluten-free. I have not turned back. And a short 15 months later, I am completely psoriasis-free. I have no plaques on my legs, elbows, or face. (Yes, I had it on my face, too. Worst ever.) Also, my scalp psoriasis, the only spot on my body I did not treat with anything, has completely cleared.

So here you go. These are all the things I have done, will continue to do, and how I have found relief from this disease. I only hope these things help you as much as they did me!


What do I eat? Well, to be completely honest, I am a healthy food lover, and proud of it. My diet is filled with fruits and vegetables. I eat meat. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes. I cut them all up, coat them in avocado oil, salt, and pepper and bake them in the oven. I also like rice. A new favorite is white potatoes covered in oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, and very rarely, gluten-free pasta, because it’s my favorite.

As a Wisconsin girl, I was raised consuming all the dairy including milk, cheese, cottage cheese, full-fat cream, and the list goes on. That allergy test I took also said I was sensitive to dairy and while I have not fully cut it out, I have cut back more than I ever thought I would. Why? Dairy is inflammatory, too. And inflammation and psoriasis are the perfect match, for more psoriasis. So this is what I do. I only have cheese/dairy a few times a week, and when I do have cheese in a meal, that is the only meal with cheese in it for that day.

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Long story short, my whole life (and health routine,) revolves around my skin. Good skin,  like really great skin, comes from the inside, out. It doesn’t matter what you are putting on your skin, or how you are taking care of your skin from the outside, if you aren’t eating right and drinking water, and resting, your skin will not shine, it will not be healthy, and you will see your psoriasis not only not getting better, but getting worse.

Sorry, tangent, back to the sun. According to my dermatologist, a short amount of sun is great for psoriasis. Getting burned and extended exposure is detrimental to psoriasis, so this is the rule I follow. When I’m in the sun, it’s 20 minutes of unprotected sun for my skin. Then, it’s a safe, natural, sunscreen, every hour, until I am out of the sun. And for a reference, I’m in direct sun less than three hours a day on the regular.

Psoriasis Soap

The only non-natural product I use is CeraVe soap. I use the bar soap all over my body, including my face. Otherwise, all the products I use are natural. This means no fragrances, no parabens or sulfates, and organic and locally sourced items whenever possible. Now that I am psoriasis free, I am fairly confident I could switch to a natural soap, and be fine. But in this case, old (and psoriasis clearing) habits die hard. So for me, it’s still CeraVe.


Drink all the water. This applies to everyone, across the board. There is nothing better for your skin than water. Water keeps you hydrated, keeps inflammation down (and swelling, something else I deal with,) and just makes me feel better all around. If you have read my stuff before, you have heard me say a million times to drink all the water. And I will never stop saying it. Drink the water, all the water. It will not solely rid you of psoriasis, but I guarantee, it will help.

Lotion and Oils

So let’s talk about essential oils. I love them and I will always share my love of them, uses of them, and my favorite diffuser blends. Essential oils have been around forever and are even in the bible, that’s how old they are. For me, it’s a no brainer. These natural and healthful oils work great for preventative health, natural aroma therapy, and so much more. I use sweet almond oil and Frankincense on my face, and have for several years now. I first started trying different oils on my face when I was dealing with hormonal acne. That has since passed but this face moisturizing method has stayed with me.

For lotion, it needs to be the good stuff. I use it all over my body, besides my face and upper chest (which also gets the sweet Almond oil and Frankincense,) at least 3-4 times a week and directly after a shower. The stuff I use is from Amazon and it’s called Vanicream. I have used this for several years too and it’s great. It’s non-greasy and exceptionally moisturizing. It’s free of dyes, fragrances, masking fragrances, lanolin, parabens, formaldehye, and formaldehye releasers. It’s dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic, sulfate, phosphate, and gluten-free. It’s good stuff.

Alright, that’s all of it. This is my key to psoriasis-free skin. I’m not naive enough to think it will never come back and in fact, I do ‘flare’ every once in a while. This post will help you navigate those flares.

Good luck with your psoriasis! Don’t forget these tips and give me any you have found, too. Knowledge is power! XOXO

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Avocado Hair Treatment For Scalp Psoriasis (Or For Amazing Soft and Shiny Hair)

I have talked about my psoriasis before, my story and how I treat it naturally. Honestly, I hope that no one reading this has psoriasis, because #psoriasissucks. But at the same time, and equally, I hope that people with psoriasis do find my blog and find hope in the disease and tips and tricks to take care of it.

This post relates specifically to scalp psoriasis. No one can really see it, but I feel it. My head is itchy and hurts. And if you itch, our scalp flakes, and it’s just no fun.

While I don’t “treat” it with anything, I love to do avocado hair treatments, at least once a week. This is literally avocado oil on my hair, under a plastic bag, and beneath a heated towel.

It helps the itch, it moisturizes and softens my hair, and it is super easy to do.

Here are two videos to show you what you need, the exact steps, and why and how long I do everything. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments. And see below for a quick (non-video) tutorial, too.

Avocado hair treatments are great for my scalp. I use avocado oil and I love it. But you could also use olive oil or coconut oil. You will also need two towels, a plastic store bag, some kind of butterfly clip, and about an hour.


  • First, you slather your scalp in oil. Then you loosely secure your hair with a butterfly clip, add the plastic bag, and a warmed towel, and wait.
  • You can switch out the warmed towel with another warmed towel for salon effect. (Sometimes I will switch two towels out for each other about 4-5 times throughout an hour.)
  • Then you remove the towel, the bag, the clip, and get into the shower to rinse, shampoo, and condition.


PS you do NOT have to have psoriasis to do this treatment! It works for all hair and will not disappoint.

I hope that you love this as much as I do and would love to hear about your experience. Thanks for reading!

My Favorite Natural Products

It’s no surprise that I love natural products. I’m all about gluten-free and soy-free (and mostly fruits and vegetables) to fill my body with, but what about the stuff that goes on the outside?

Yup, that’s important to me, too. After years of looking, trying and testing, I have really fallen in love with some great products, and I cannot wait to share my finds with you!

I have been using this lotion forever. It’s paraben-free and unscented, making it great for my skin. The lotion is thick and moisture-filled, and this container lasts me several months, even with daily use.

I love snacks as much as kids love candy! I always like to have snacks on hand and well they are usually fruit or fruit/nut bars, I love salt and like crunchy things, too. These gluten-free pretzels from Snyders are delicious and come in many flavors, too.

I’d be hard pressed to find a snack I didn’t eat more than Larabars. These fruit and nut bars are just that, fruit and nuts. The bars have so many different flavors and less than 10 ingredients including dates, cashews, spices like cinnamon, natural juice like lemon, and/or others. Do you love Larabars, too?

As a Wisconsin girl, I pride myself on knowing a good cheese snack when I taste one, and this snack, it a delicious cheese snack. The cheese taste is very sharp and the crunchy base is gluten-free and so crunchy. Yum!

I LOVE that this body wash smells amazing and is so good for your skin. It’s paraben, triclosan, phthalate and edta free. It leaves your skin feel moisturized and smelling fresh and clean.

These products have become some of my favorite! Do you love and use them, too?


Grounding for Natural Health

We all want to feel our best but the problem is, sometimes we don’t. So, this is what we need to do. We need to strive for better health, the natural way. We need more water, more vegetables, more moving, and we need to be grounded.

People say that as a thing, like we need to be “more level-headed,” we need to be “more grounded,” we need to be “more down to earth.” But the truth of it is, we do. We need to be on the earth, touching it, and we need to do it more often.

What is Grounding?

Grounding is also known as earthing. While some people report amazing results, naysayers say it’s all hype.

Grounding or earthing is done by putting your body in direct contact with the earth. 12038364_10101343168417213_5834611296947991961_n.jpgThis could be as little as walking barefoot to burying your feet in the sand.

Scientifically, the earth has a mildly negative charge. Over time and due to modern lifestyles, our bodies build up a positive charge. Having direct contact with the earth can help even out the charge, helping your body to return to a neutral state.

Many people don’t have this type of contact with the earth anymore and some experts speculate that this is part of the problems we face with constant health issues on the rise.

Why is Grounding Great?

Studies have shown that grounding is especially good for you and can have a very beneficial effect on your bod.

  • reduce inflammation and chronic pain
  • improve sleep, including reducing jet lag and snoring
  • lowering stress and increasing calmness

Well studies are small and poorly conducted, there are people that swear by grounding. Others say they feel little to no difference, however, tests prove drops in cortisol (stress levels) within the body. Also, inflammation has been shown to be radically lowered in people that participate in grounding. This is huge for people with chronic inflammation issues such as psoriasis or other autoimmune conditions like asthma and allergies.

How do I do Grounding?

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  • sit, stand or walk with your butt or feet in the sand, soil, grass or on the ground

Seasonally, people cannot get outside. Going barefoot may not work with conditions like snow or pavement so hot it burns your skin. So, what to do?

There are different grounding products you can buy such as chairs, bed pads, floor or chair mats, body bands, or patches. These will ground you, no matter how high off the ground you actually are.

Grounding Pad

Grounding Bracelet

The important thing is to be outside, in nature, barefoot or sitting on the actual ground, as often as you can. And to track how grounding makes you feel.

Try to be barefoot or sitting in the grass/sand for 30 minutes when you are doing it for grounding purposes. And pay attention to how you feel. Do you have less pain? Are you feeling less stressed? These are all great signs that you are getting grounded and that it’s working, too.

Grounding is easy enough to do, just get barefoot or go sit outside! Even if grounding doesn’t “work” for you, being outside lowers stress, gives you your Vitamin D and reenergizes your body. In short, to feel better, go outside=)

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Lemon Fusion

Nick was feeling sick, so I wanted to help him feel better. Using oils is great for us, our environment and can even be made into blends for cleaning. I just love them especially because they’re easy to use and natural.

Lemon oil is one of my favorites. It has great, healthy properties and can purify the air and disinfect your stuff. Win-win.

I love lemongrass and wanted the amazing powers of lemon oil, too, so I mixed them together. And thus: Lemon Fusion.

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  • 3 drops Lemongrass
  • 3 drops Lemon

Diffuse for its immune boosting abilities and an amazing, fresh scent.

Oils are one of my favorite ways to stay naturally well. What else do you love to use around the house or with your family for wellness?

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Disclaimer: I use Young Living Essential Oils and based on my research, I believe these are the best, safest, and most pure oils on the market. PLEASE do your own research and determine which oils are best for you and your family.

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The Best Ways to Treat Your Flu- Naturally

It’s that time of year again and no one is happy about it. I’ve been lucky enough to escape getting sick so far, (thanks oils=) but I’m always ready for it.

The flu is wide-spread this year and it’s not good. I heard a stat about a week ago that 40flu.jpg states were dealing with the flu spreading, in comparison with only 12 last year at this time. Yike.

And the thing is, there’s no cure for the flu! For the most part, you just have to wait it out. Sometimes the doctor is best, especially if you have an agitated case or other conditions worsening your sickness. But for the majority of us, we need to comfort ourselves until it passes. Want to do it naturally? Here’s how:


There is nothing better for the body than rest, especially if you’re sick. Rest helps your body to restore itself and build your energy back up so that you can get better, faster.

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Staying hydrated is key, so the more water, the better. Add some honey (to warm water, not hot) water and lemon, too. This will help strengthen your immune system and give you an antibacterial boost that your body needs and wants. You can also add honey and lemon, or any citrus, to tea or cold water. Sip away.

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Showers are great when you’re sick. The warm water will soothe your achy body and wash the germs away. I love to add a couple drops of oils to the shower floor, too. Peppermint will help you feel less congested and more fresh. Grapefruit will awaken your senses and will help you feel more energized.

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Diffusing oils when you’re sick can only help.  No Sick is a great blend to help you feel well. 1 drop oregano and 1 drop thieves plus water and you’re good to go. I also love lemon and lavender because the lemon is so healthful and the lavender is calming.

The flu is the worst so I hope you and yours are escaping its wrath this year, but if you’re not, these tips will help. The flu season will be over soon enough so until then, stay well!

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Tolerance Test Results: In- And Here’s What They Said

First things first, Happy New Year!! I got these results over Christmas, it was like an early present=)

I was so excited that my results came in and I couldn’t wait to pour over the findings.

Allergy Test Findings:

I’m intolerant to..

  • pumpkin (can you believe it? I never liked it much anyhow but some people woulddownload (2) be the saddest.)
  • coriander, aka cilantro. Funny enough, I don’t like this either..
  • buckwheat and oat flour
  • and Brazil nuts.

I was also intolerant to several non-food items, and will do research to see what they are and how to avoid them.

(Chaetomium Globosum, Chicken Serum Proteins, Horse Fly Bot, Insulin Porcine, Swine Serum Albumin, Ustilago Tritici)

I’m deficient in..

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What?!? I take a fish oil everyday (everyday I “remember.”) So, I need to be more vigilant about taking fish oil each day, and even double down.

I have an elevated level of..

Mercury. I attribute this to eating canned tuna. I really do like canned tuna.

According to my low cortisol levels..

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I also received DNA related risk levels for things like blood pressure, fat intake, sodium intake, and cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These results tell me what effects me and what I can and shouldn’t do to feel the best.

And, what we’ve all been waiting for, my sensitivities.

Side note: these findings all align with my psoriasis diagnosis. This makes these results very reliable in my eyes and I’m glad to have almost had a second opinion, of sorts.

According to my results..

I have an intolerance for gluten. I’ve noticed not eating gluten makes me feel better, not obnoxiously full after meals, and less tummy bloat, too. images

I have a slight sensitivity to lactose. This means my body produces less of the enzyme that processes lactose. As a Wisconsinite, I grew up eating cheese and everything dairy. As an adult, I still love cheese but don’t drink milk or have copious amounts of dairy, otherwise. So cutting back is easy enough for me.

Another surprise was reading that I am highly sensitive to caffeine. I plan to wean and cut caffeine entirely, at least to test out how it makes me feel.images (3)

Because at the end of the day, I just want to feel well. I want to feel alert without caffeinating, satiated without feeling “full,” and healthy because of food, natural remedies through essential oils and with plant-based and low/no chemical cleaners to help life sparkle.

I’m glad I looked into testing like this, and that I went through with it. Wellness is about all the small decisions, everyday, that we make. If you make lots of good but little decisions, it will pay off and you will feel more well each day.

If you make bad decisions and listen to your senses and ignore what your body wants and needs, you will feel less and less well each day. It’s just the way it is.

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Good Skin Essential Oil Blend

I use oils all the time, so it’s no surprise I have one that’s overall amazing for my skin. This blend works for next to anything and it’s great.

Use it for bruises, scratches, bumps, rashes, and anything that ails the skin. It also doubles as a moisturizer.  I keep this mixture on hand and it’s the same blend I use in my baths.

Good Skin Blend

  • Copaiba 10 dropsIMG_20171012_091506
  • Lavender 10 drops
  • Tea Tree 10 drops
  • Frankincense 5 drops
  • Peppermint 2 drops
  • carrier oil

Combine the oils in a 15ml bottle (I just reuse the ones I have) and add carrier oil to the top.

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