In the past 4-5 days since I recommitted to following my PRP diet, my psoriasis has been clearing rapidly. I am almost afraid that it will disappear completely before I have had a chance to take photos showing its progress.
Sharing the #100daysofcleaneating challenge on Twitter has also connected me with fellow psoriatics such as Hanna in Manchester who runs the site pSkin Sense. She used the power of juicing over a 1-month period in January to practically clear her own psoriasis and started the site to help others desperately looking for answers. That got me thinking, “Maybe I could share my experiences too and put all my research and reading to good use.”
The thought, “To cheat or not to cheat,” kept buzzing in my head as I flicked through high-definition channels barely paying attention to what was happening on-screen. I had just finished dinner. The all-too-familiar demon was back, urging me to break my promise of eating only autoimmune-friendly foods just for the burst of rich moist cakey sweetness that would last but a few seconds on my tongue. Fortunately, my emotions didn’t get the better of me this time. (The fact that I would have to place a minimum order worth Rs. 300 to get my local Birdy’s to deliver AND have to wait for at least 30 minutes before I could eat the treats, helped.)
That was a few nights ago. Since then, I’ve managed to go 4 whole days without cheating even on a gram of food that isn’t on my Psoriasis Recovery Protocol approved list (and am close to marking off Day 5 on my beautiful table calendar by Bombay artist Antara Pain).
How I like my homemade apple jelly – with salt and cinnamon
Continuing this series of Paleo friendly gut-healing recipes every Saturday, I bring to you what is fast becoming my favourite dessert snack—homemade apple jelly. Apart from being a tasty treat, there is gelatin in it that has many health benefits such as:
- Helping the gut absorb nutrients (especially for those with damaged intestines)
- Better joint health
- Promoting hair, nail and skin growth
- Improving skin elasticity
Having shared with you recipes written by other cooks on their blogs in the previous two editions of this series, I thought it might be fun to try putting together one of my own that I recently executed. This carrot soup is not only quick to make but also tastes delicious and is a great way to incorporate vegetables in your diet in an easy-to-digest form.
This is what my carrot soup looked like. Not too shabby, huh?
My dear readers, thank you for your support during the time I authored The Star’s ‘In Black & White’ column. I am happy to announce that my colleague and experienced chess player Brian Kidula took over the column on 22nd January and has already published 3 articles:
Poster for ‘Our Journey in Photographs’
Last November, I was in Nairobi to wind up my affairs there before I could technically call myself a resident of Bombay and I happened to hear of a photo exhibition called ‘Our Journey in Photographs’. Something about photos from an epic Nairobi-Bujumbura road trip undertaken by a bunch of photographers. There was no way I would miss a photo exhibition about an epic road trip so I went.
Start your day with a nourishing bowl of bone broth and watch your digestion improve.
Recipe here: Quick Pressure Cooker Bone Broth | via Nom Nom Paleo
What my bowl of bone broth looks like