How bodybuilding changed my life and my psoriasis journey
Everyone has a different story of what it is like to live with a skin condition. Here’s how my psoriasis journey changed my whole life.
When people tried to tell me what was best for me...
My name is Mohammed Khan, and I was diagnosed with severe plaque psoriasis back in October of 2017. At the time, I was really struggling in school trying to be good at something I hated anyways. But because everyone in my family and friends told me to do it, that doing so would make me very successful, make the money, have the dream car, etc., I was doing it. Right after I finished school, I was pressured to go get a job that I knew I would hate.
Everything changed when I got my diagnosis. So many things changed for me in these years battling psoriasis. I no longer am the same person as I was before. Never would I’ve known I’d be here today, trying to inspire and help hundreds of others who also suffer from this disease.
… I started pursuing my passion
Fitness, bodybuilding, powerlifting, anything to do with weights has always been a passion of mine for the past 4-5 years now. Anytime I feel good, I want to train. Anytime I feel bad, I want to train.
I also told myself that I had to stand up in the psoriasis community. I wanted to help and guide others through this illness and all the other issues it brings such as depression. So from that point, I started my YouTube channel at the beginning of 2019. I started the channel off as just documenting my journey to compete at my first bodybuilding competition ever.
I really wanted to do as I felt like this would give me a certain position in the psoriasis community. What now is the Psoriasis Bodybuilder.
After being confident in my skin, I decided to heal it
After competing, I felt like I had the confidence to walk around with my psoriasis. I didn’t care about what others said to me or how they looked at me. I think this is what many others who followed on my YouTube channel as well as on Instagram saw. They really liked how I did not care about how my skin looked. That I still kept on doing what I wanted to do in my life.
But this wasn’t enough for me. Near the end of 2019, after competing, I decided that even though I was pretty confident in my skin, I still wanted clear skin. And wanted to teach others how they can obtain their own healing as well.
So after doing much research, I came across the plant-based alkaline diet as well as celery juicing. And in the early few months of 2020, around the time the Coronavirus outbreak started and world pandemic, my psoriasis cleared about 90%!
Once I posted these pictures and videos onto my YouTube and Instagram, people were blown away. They always saw me posting content around being confident no matter how you looked from the outside on your skin, but I guess when they saw the clear skin, they were mind blown.
And so was I.
Where am I right now on my psoriasis journey
Now I continue my path, despite what others tell me to do with my life. To serve others through my content as well as coaching services is my passion. I have so many plans and ideas for the psoriasis community. I have even launched my very own psoriasis course, in which step by step, I guide people in how to heal in their psoriasis journey.
I look forward to what we as a community of psoriasis warriors can build. We are so much stronger than we think. We just don’t know it. We might feel were just born to be these little scared creatures, but when we embrace who we are, it is as if we become something bigger and great of ourselves. Something stronger. Something of a creature for the better of mankind.
By Mohammed Khan
I have suffered from extreme plaque psoriasis for over 3 years. And now I am inspiring and teaching people to heal their psoriasis with the use of food as medicine.