Put Down The Breast Milk and Nobody Gets Hurt

Well written blog about Kim Kardashian.

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So I think anyone who has psoriasis or has caught themselves glued to a Kardashian Marathon on TV (you know who you are, “just dusting the entertainment center and it was on in the background”) knows about the infamous breast milk episode. If you don’t, here’s the recap: Kim K. has psoriasis and she heard that breast milk helps to control the outbreaks. So, being Kim K., she kinda steals some of her lactating sisters’ breast milk to try it out.

First and foremost, allow me to clear this up for you before you go popping up at a friends home grazing her fridge for breast milk; BREAST MILK DOES NOT HELP TO CLEAR UP PSORIASIS. I know the feeling of complete desperation when you have an outbreak, trust me. But please don’t throw a milk pumping party based on KK’s little stunt. That being said… Why don’t we chat…

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Team NPF Walk in NYC

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This Sunday at the Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the Bronx we are having our Annual 5k Walk.  As you can see from the picture above the trees and flowers started to bloom.  Each year we walk to raise awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.   We also want to end the common misconception that psoriasis is contagious and that it is just a skin condition

This year our goal is to raise 165k total from all the teams and individuals.   My daughter, Jackie and I formed a team called Pso Not Contagious.   The “P” is silent like with many psoriasis patients who suffer in silence.   We often isolate ourselves and stay hidden from society and often feel embarrassed and ashamed.

Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease that is very difficult to treat.  It affects 7.5 million Americans.  It is often disabling due to its painful red, flakey, irritable patches.  Often people with psoriasis also develope psoriatic arthritis.   If left untreated it can have irreversible effects.  In my Facebook group Overcoming Psoriasis we openly discuss options and fill the gap between doctor and patient.

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My wife and I love attending these events.  I get so emotional seeing the crowds of people supporting our cause.  My daughter and her boyfriend also participate.   This year I hope to take many more pictures so those of you who can’t make it can see what a lovely day we share.  Much work is done preparing our Walk.  None of this would be possible without the help from DM Daryl Woolsey.   IMG_65726089729332

I hoping this blog inspires you to form a team.  It’s not to late.  I’m already thinking about next year.  If you would like to join my team you can email me at tvsoccerdad@yahoo.com or call me on my cell   631-487-5857 If you need more information about walks and Bike rides in your area contact http://www.psoriasis.org walk

The Master Cleanse: For Detoxing, Weight Loss And More

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No self-help health blog would be complete without featuring information on the Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet, as it’s also known. I was first introduced to this protocol a number of  years ago when it was not nearly as well-known or popular as it is today. It’s simple and inexpensive to do, and can be used for cleansing and detoxification, as well as weight loss, and offers a number of side benefits……

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

The Master Cleanse

The so-called Master Cleanse or “Lemonade Diet” is one of the most popular lemon-based cleanses around, and with good reason. It’s great for the entire system, cleans the kidneys, and purifies the glands and cells throughout the body. And it works to alleviate high blood pressure, replenish and maintain vitamin, mineral and complex nutrient levels, andneutralizes toxins and free radicals. It also helps loosen and expel old waste build-up on intestinal walls, as well…

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Bada Bing!

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Wow!  What an exciting and informative weekend.  Driving into the event was less then exciting with my neck aching in pain and getting lost in the Big Apple.  Besides that I really didn’t know what to expect upon arriving to this event.  I have to admit I was a bit anxious.  Having a visible disease makes me always feel self-conscious.

I managed to find the place with little trouble.  I was pleasently surprised how nice the hotel was and would recommend you staying there at least once in your life.  The hotel we stayed at was the Hyatt in NJ, 2 Exchange Pl.  So I checked into my room and went down to register at the #Janssen table.  I was greeted and treated like a celebrity.  The name of the event was #HealtheVoices15.  The meet and greet was cleverly designed with an engaging participation survey.  I met most everyone trying to fill out and submit the bingo card for a prize.  I often feel socially awkward due to the visible disease #psoriasis.  Confidence is an issue with me now a days due to the lack of self esteem.  I met some really influential people there.  Including the three I know that share my disease Lori-Ann Holbrook, Howard Chang, and Brittany Inerson.

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The dinner was buffet style and the food was outstanding.  The usual introductions were in place and I was delighted to meet the first presenter, Jennifer Taubet.  I casually walked up to her at the meet and greet and to my surprise later found out she was the Chairman of the North America Pharmaceuticals.  (Amazing)  Her story was compelling and she to shared that her son was diagnosed with a brain tumor at a early age and today he is completely healed and in his first year of college.  I was also proud to meet the second presenter Clare Martorana, Executive Vice President of Everydayhealth.  Everydayhealth partnered with Janssen in order to make this event successful.

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The very next day was impeccable starting with breakfast and even the last bite at dinner.  But the meat and potatoes was in the lecture hall. The planning that went into this event was unpresidented.  I’ve been to many events before but this one was over the top.  I sit there in awe as I look around the room.  Each person with a story to tell.   We had several presentations that day, but the one that impressed me most was Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDOGGMD) founder of Turntable Health.   This guy can really motivate an audience.   Let’s just say he was the bomb.  We also had a digital media lawyer, Jimmy Nguyen and a social media director Tim Cigelske.  They navigated us through the complicated world of blogging and platforms.  I would of been more focused if my psoriatic arthritis wasn’t acting up.  By then I was just wishing I could of been laying down or taking a good Epson salt bath.

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I have to say all in all this was an inspiring weekend.  The last day was amazing too. People were sharing their stories on video and a cartoonist was drawing a wall board of symptoms and stories identifying each disease with the person.  Goodbyes were said and hugs were warm.  The education I received is invaluable.   I’m forever in debt  to #Janssen.  I’m so grateful and honored to meet so many patient advocates who are as compassionate as me.

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Paid for and hosted by #JANSSEN twitter: @tvsoccerdad email: tvsoccerdad@yahoo.com facebook: Overcoming Psoriasis and Psoriasis Campaign for a Cure.  Instagram: Overcoming Psoriasis  Volunteer Patient Advocate with the NPF  aspired by Ron Villano MHC author of the ZING. http://www.RonVillano.Com http://www.psoriasis.org