As our amazing clan of Warriors from around the world grows, I want to take a moment to reinforce the Way of the PHWarrior.
Psoriasis has profoundly changed my life. It threatened to become a prison cell that would keep me from the world and those close to me. It threatened to shrink my existence to nothing more than a hermit in a cave. It was a curse.
“Why me?“, I always asked. I was a very healthy person, active, athletic, ate pretty well. Why should I be stricken with this? It made me resentful, it made me angry, it made me sad, it made me depressed and it was leading to despair.
This was a path of pain and confusion. One where I became powerless. I struggled to grasp the concepts of medicine available to me, I doubted the advice I was getting from doctors and I was shattered by the consensus of what they all told me,
“This is an incurable autoimmune disorder you are genetically predisposed to and need to manage.“
Then, for eight years, it became a game of masks. Steroid creams and oils, all over my body, as the Psoriasis continued to grow. Head, face, chest, arms, genitals, legs, everywhere; no more social life, no more sex life, no more life. I was one big itch that could not be scratched.
The steroid creams and injections kept coming, and I kept buying them with the little money I had. Then came the methotrexate, and this threatened my life in a different way, pain so bad I couldn’t get out of bed. How can this be? A 30 year-old male, active, pretty healthy (so I thought), now stricken to not only his apartment, but the bed in his room.
My only ‘hope’ was to reach the “severe” tier of Psoriasis to become eligible for the biologic injections such as Embrel, Humira or Stelara. I was frightened by the thought of that. I realized that this was not the answer, and I started to believe that Psoriasis was a curse, because there was no answer.
At that moment, as I had the refill script in my hand to fill for more methotrexate, I had a realization…
“I must get in the game.”
I then had an Epiphany…
“I wasn’t born with this shit, I sure as hell, aint gonna die with this shit.”
So, I took the empty orange bottle, and I threw it in the trash, I put my car keys down, and I picked up Pagano’s “Healing Psoriasis” book and Young’s “The pH Miracle” book, wiped the dust off of them from prior years where I had failed, and I put pen to paper on a plan.
That was March 5th, 2012, I took six months to indulge in life as I had known it while studying and researching holistic healing and joining forums to prepare myself. I then left my friends, my family and my country behind to find a sanctuary to heal.
I started building my natural healing practice in October 2012, with a careful and methodical plan. I did not know what to expect, and I knew the journey would be lonely, but I didn’t care, because at that moment I knew that now, I am walking this journey, no more sitting on the sidelines.
It’s been three and a half years since I threw that prescription refill in the trash, and all my steroid creams & oils along with it. It’s been hell and high water the whole way. My skin erupted as my immune system lashed out from stopping the harsh drugs, and I embraced it.
After one year of natural healing, and building my practice, I realized something important about myself. I learn more when I teach and I help myself better, when I help others.
That was the true crucial moment, much more powerful than the moment when I threw away my useless drugs. That was the moment that lead to PHW. A powerful natural healing movement based on sharing my story. PHW drives me through the perpetual crisis that healing is.
At that moment, I realized that Psoriasis is NOT a curse, but a blessing. Why? Because through my choice to learn from my pain, I’m helping others do the same.
When we become students of our struggle, we become the masters of our destiny.
When I became the answer to my questions, I became the answer my body needed.
This is now my life’s work.
This is the Way of the PHWarrior. This is why I created these online spaces for others to come who are seeking their own natural answers and a level of self-discipline through practice that will set them free of pain.
A safe, positive, empowering and inspirational place to work hard like other Warriors are working and walk hand in hand on the rocky road of healing naturally.
Three and a half years later, I am still clearing what I know now, is a viral strep infection, my skin is still a mess, but my spirit, body and mind are sound and in sync. This is the difference between the curse and the blessing, the difference between hope and action and the difference between trying and doing…
I am in the game. I am only interested in Natural healing, building my practice and helping others.
This is not how I cope. This is how I cure.
The Way of the PHWarrior is:
- Natural Healing
- Build A Practice
- Help Others
This is why my group exists, my youtube videos, my blog, it all comes from these principles. Learn how to move away from the helpless drugs, and towards a power inside Self, to heal using the elements and a practice.
I know others are at that point I was at, and this helps me with the virtue of patience, one of the many things I am learning beyond healing Psoriasis, thanks to having these places to help others.
I want everyone to know that the goal here are those 3 principles above and that is what we are together to discuss and do. We slowly move away from the drugs and towards the elements; Earth, Wind, Water & Fire.
The Earth grows the remedies we need, the wind carries the oxygen we need, the Water flows through the Planet and us as the source of life and the Fire is our desire to be the solution. Using these four elements has led me to the fifth element, Love for the Man I see in the mirror. The man that Psoriasis made me hate, The man that Psoriasis threatened to take from this life and my loved ones…
The man Psoriasis should never have messed with.
Now, I am in the game and Psoriasis is my opponent, and I love that Man in the Mirror and I’m only focused on winning victories, not focused on defeat. That is why Psoriasis is a blessing, not a curse.
Move forward strong, understand that time is NOT of the essence. What is a few months or a couple years for the rest of my life? “I wasn’t born with this shit, I sure as hell, aint gonna die with this shit.“
This only comes through building a natural healing practice and helping myself through helping others. That is what this PHWarrior clan is for, that is the Way of the PHWarrior.
“I am the answer. I am the cure.“
Much Love. Mad Respect. More Healing.