You offer coursework, mind-body classes and live events for your community. Tell us more about this holistic approach.
All members begin with our restore protocol, which is a 21-day meal plan that helps them discover their sensitivities. We've then created a six-module package that explores people’s symptoms, triggers, biology, gut imbalances, mind and body. Each week's curriculum is on a theme and includes a lecture, a meditation, a movement class and a workshop led by an expert. Members are also assigned to small groups called Pod Psora, which lets them connect with others, share their challenges and hold each other accountable. I liken club psora to a school for skin because the more you learn the more confident you become in your healing journey. I also think the wider healthcare system could integrate such comprehensive understanding into their practices.
Can you tell us more about the link between internal wellbeing, mental health and skin conditions?
When I was finally diagnosed, I was prescribed a very expensive biologic which made the treatment inaccessible – I was already in debt from going to see so many specialists. After doing my own research, I tried all kinds of elimination diets, cleanses and liver detoxes, but after six months of focusing on my gut I wasn't experiencing results. But it was also around this time that I decided to change my career and redirected my energy and purpose in life [to club psora]. Within a few days the inflammation from my skin vanished, so I knew in my case that the symptoms had a psychosomatic connection. Every so often I'll get these little patches on my skin and it's basically an indicator telling me to slow down.
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