Hanna has had her share of skin issues throughout her life. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, enough to make her self conscious (This former pizza face can relate), in pain and mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. At 15, she began seeing doctors for Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease characterized by itchy, red, scaly patches on the skin, to which she was told there was no cure. She tried anything the doctor offered: Steroid creams, emollients, creams that burned, coal tar solutions. When those offered no relief, she experimented with acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and “miracle cure” creams she researched online. NOTHING. At the time, Hanna survived on a diet high in carbs and sugar, (detrimentally delicious) which her doctors assured her had nothing to do with her worsening condition.
Things eventually went from bad to worse when psoriasis covered Hanna’s entire body and eczema blanketed her eyelids. Desperate, Hanna went back to the doctor, where she was offered Methotrexate, a drug used for chemotherapy. She was scared to death of the side effects and decided something had to change (To those unaffected by autoimmune issues, THIS IS A COMMON PRACTICE! Crazy, right?).
To heal herself, Hanna focus on three aspects of daily life: FOOD, STRESS AND EXERCISE
Hanna began a diet of plant based, alkaline foods. She eliminated meat, wheat, dairy, refined sugar, nightshade vegetables, caffeine and alcohol. She incorporated in alkaline foods such as: healthy greens, vegetables (no nightshades-peppers, eggplant, white potatoes, tomatoes), fruit (she recommends excluding oranges and strawberries), beans, rice, oats, buckwheat, water, turmeric, herbs, nuts and seeds and fresh juices. She also touts the benefits of coconut oil (both ingested and on the skin) and dead sea salts (bathing and body brushing). She uses exfoliating mitts on her skin to remove dead skin cells and then proceeds with the oil and salts.
Hanna focused on reducing stress in her life. She recommends: more sleep, making “you” time (Ahem, women! This one is for you!), therapy, friends and family support, among other things.
Finally, she focused on the life changing benefits of exercise: better blood flow, reduced inflammation, stronger immune function and reducing stress.
Hanna is now symptom free, beautiful as ever and runs a web business where she helps others achieve optimal health and healing. She is the author of an Amazon best seller, RADIANT, and offers meal programs and coaching through her site: mygoodnessrecipes.com. She offers a FREE GUIDE on her site to help you get started on your healing journey. She’s doing amazing things, yall!