Can I Biohack My Way to Better Health?
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
I’ve lived with psoriasis for more than 25 years. In that time, I’ve used topical steroids (in various strengths and combinations), coal tar treatments, light therapy, and a vast number of “miracle” creams. My psoriasis was never deemed serious enough to warrant systemic therapies, and I never found a miracle treatment.
Five years ago, I ditched the steroids for good. I’d taken them for a few months, my skin would clear (never 100 percent, but enough that I’d be happy wearing a sleeveless top or going bare-legged), I’d stop the steroids, and before too long, I’d get a flare. I realized that these prescribed meds I’d taken were treating the symptoms but not improving my condition.