I would like to tell my own true story of a severe case of Psoriasis I experienced for almost 2 years. I had never had anything like it during my entire life. It is frequently believed to be hereditary, but no one in my family had ever experienced anything like it either.
Anyway, about 2 years ago I noticed a slight rash on my wrists and arms. It itched quite a bit and was really annoying, but still hadn’t spread any further.
Nevertheless as time passed, I was concerned and somewhat alarmed because I had known a case of Hodgkin’s disease (a malignant disease of the lymph glands) what had started with a rash on the hanks. Luckily it was diagnosed in time and the fellow received the right treatment and is still going strong to this day!
To get back to my own story, I was becoming more apprehensive and uncomfortable as days went by. Soon I noticed large spots on my legs and thighs. They were actually purple in color. Then a problem spread to my scalp. It was very dry and cracked and most of the skin from the entire scalp could be pealed off everyday! Only to return the next day in the very same condition! It was almost unbelievable, by now the itching was becoming unbearable and spreading over my entire body!! I consulted my local Doctor and he was not sure what it was, but he thought it might be a skin condition called Rosacea and said it probably would not last long and would disappear as fast as it started.
I left his office filled with despair! I knew it was not going to go away that easy!!
The only thing that wasn’t severely affected at first was my face. I thanked God for that! I stil l had to function in society in spite of my affliction. I tried to treat it! All kinds of over-the-counter medicines, special Psoriasis and Seborrhea shampoos and everything seemed to be to no avail! I even dark Aloe Vera juice and applied the gel but still no relief! To tell you the truth I really didn’t know what my problem was! It itched so severely, it almost felt like it was down into my bones! I couldn’t seem to satisfy the itch by scratching. The lesions were now beginning to weep and ooze and sometimes bled from the scratching. By now, I was becoming very irritable, I couldn’t sleep nights. I would get up and run back and forth through the house because of the agony and I felt like my adrenaline had increased by 1000%!
Finally after several months the condition seemed to have reached a peak. I arose one morning and my whole body was a fiery red all over, my scalp, my face, it was even in my eyebrows and my eyes were almost closed shut. My wife Betty said: “We’re going to the Doctor at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. You can’t go on suffering like this anymore!! “When I showed the Doctor he said: “To be honest with you, I don’t know what it is. It almost looks too severe for Psoriasis. I believe you had better get to Ann Arbor, Mich. Immediately.
It may be difficult to get an appointment, but just lift up your shirt and I well guarantee you they will take you in right away! ” Well we went to Ann Arbor and I had to pull up my shirt. They took me into emergency immediately and 5 Doctors examined me! They took a biopsy from one the lesions on my back. Then they wanted to admit me but there were no rooms. They wanted to put me up in a motel or hotel, but my wife said: “No, I’m not going to leace you here 200 miles from home for them to experiment on! We will go home and try to contact a good Dermatologist tomorrow.”
We went bright and early the next morning to one in Benton Harbor Mich. I told him: “I don’t have an appointment, but I have heard that you were the best in the state!” He laughed and said: “That gets you right in!”
Anyway he didn’t know for sure if I was Psoriasis, but I told him he could get in touch with Ann Arbor and get the results of the biopsy. He did and it was Psoriasis. He gave me Cortisone shots to help relieve the itching and Cortisone creams to apply topically. He said he didn’t believe in drastic treatment they had proposed in Ann Arbor. To this day I don ’t know what it was. Perhaps radium, I’m not sure! I continued to keep my appointments every 2 weeks. The itching let up some, but it was not lasting, I was very disappointed and very concerned, so I finally quit going! I had nowhere to turn anymore!
Finally, by the Grace of God I was introduced to a product called 100% Liquid Chelate Minerals! Trace minerals in liquid form...not a man-made product, but put down there by “mother-nature”. I was excited! I started taking 4 tbsps. a day with a full glass of water. At first I was somewhat discourage because I couldn’t see any help right away. But I kept on! I knew it would take time to get my body back in balance and get these poisons out of my system. I prayed to God that I had finally found the answer! In 6 months I was completely cured. With no re -occurrence since! Thanks be to God! I will always recommend these minerals.