This is a sponsored post for Arborvitae and Digital Parents Collective.
Some times I look back at my day and I can't believe what I pack into it. I have 3 kids under 4 and a very outdoors type husband so life is never dull. We love the water and we love lots of action packed weekends. In the middle of all the kids’ activities, work and family duties I can often forget to look after myself. You know how it goes... some days I'm heating up the coffee I made two hours before and things like a shower without three little people seem like a luxury. Dinner can often be over looked in the chaos and there's no such thing as a ‘sick day’.
I suffer from plaque psoriasis. The "common kind" apparently. The kind that flares up in winter, the kind that makes my elbows ache. The kind that sometimes likes to turn up on all over my legs and make me want to wear a potato sack all day. The kind that relatives may feel the need to comment on. The kind that makes me dread spring when the sun demands I take my winter onesie off.
When people ask me is it sore or does it annoy me I get really self-conscious. Let's not even discuss that fake tan incident where my boss thought my psoriasis was really bad and offered me a day off to go the doctor. I had to confess I was not sick and didn’t need medical attention, just that the two do not mix...
Now winter is approaching I am conscious that my diet needs that little bit extra to help combat my psoriasis symptoms. I want to not cringe when my kids scream, "mummy got a sore leg", every time they see me in the shower. I want to feel good about myself and have confidence when running after the kids. I was asked to try the Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing Supplement and jumped at the chance to give it a go. This is a good step to putting myself first.
So what is this supplement I speak off? Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing Supplement contains natural plant extracts that assist with inflammation, support the immune system, are a potent anti-oxidant and can normalise blood glucose levels in healthy individuals.
As Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition of the skin and joints. I often target supplements that help with inflammatory issues. While there is no known cure for psoriasis, it can be controlled. No body or lifestyle is the same but for me personally I often target supplements that help with inflammatory issues.
It's also important to know that the ingredients I am putting into my body. I refuse to put chemicals on my skin and I think it's very important we are aware of everything we digest.
I've been testing out Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing Supplement for around 7 weeks now. I keep it in the fridge and take 30ml every morning. It tastes faintly of an old school tonic my mum used to give me; kind of comforting. If you try it you will know what I mean. It's really easy to drink. Takes light and you don't feel any nasty after taste.
I'm not going to post before and after pictures of my scabby elbows but I do feel that the redness that comes with the flaky skin is better than it would be during winter and that I can physically see less ‘plaque’ showing. Once summer runs away and the leggings come out I normally get symptoms down my shins, and on my knees is the worst. After 7 weeks with Arborvitae I only have a small amount of ‘plaque’ on my knees.
To try it for yourself visit www.arborvitae.com.au