This year's Dead Sea visit coincided with some larger lifestyle changes, too. At the recommendation of nutritionists, ayurvedic
doctors and online forums, Jessica overhauled her diet in the hope it would clear up her psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. The advice suggested the answer lay in the gut: strengthening her gut bacteria, increasing her body's pH level and cutting out "toxins and irritants". In practice, this means she follows recipes from @mygoodnessrecipes
, which are vegan, gluten-free and contain no refined sugars or nightshade vegetables
. It also means no smoking, caffeine or booze, and includes lots of water, supplements, exercise and rest. "Within two to three months I saw improvements and my skin is now almost as clear as after a trip to the Dead Sea."