11 Best Psoriasis Videos of 2012
Psoriasis can be an awkward, uncomfortable condition—one that rarely gets coverage in videos and awareness campaigns.
11 Best Psoriasis Videos of 2012
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 7.5 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis. And yet, this autoimmune disease often goes undiscussed and unnoticed.
Take a look at the best videos on psoriasis. These videos were designed by people determined to make the world pay attention to psoriasis and the impact it has on millions of lives. Psoriasis can go unnoticed no longer!
Psoriasis and Me
Clever, relatable, and funny, this refreshing psoriasis ad tells the story of Clayton and his lifelong companion: psoriasis. Parties, workouts, and even first kisses pop up in this video.
Originally submitted for the National Psoriasis Foundation’s 2011 Online Film Festival, this ad has staying power. The clip is down-to-earth and helps make psoriasis less of a dirty word and more of a manageable condition. Check out what Clayton and his buddy have to say.
Stop Hiding. Start Living.
LeAnn Rimes is a psoriasis advocate in the spotlight. Listen to her brief message to see what she has to say about standing up for treatment, awareness, and a fulfilling life regardless of a psoriasis diagnosis.
The “Stop Hiding. Start Living” public campaign has brought attention and interest to psoriasis from Hollywood to the medical community. Find out what all the buzz is about—its not just because she’s LeAnn Rimes!
Next Top Model® CariDee English Talks about Psoriasis
While we’re on the subject of superstars and psoriasis advocacy, Next Top Model® CariDee English has become one heck of a vocal psoriasis activist. She has posed in photos that show the world the impact of psoriasis on the body, and she is an outspoken friend of the psoriasis community.
Learn a little about CariDee’s personal story of psoriasis and what the experience has meant to her. This brief interview will help viewers connect to and appreciate her contribution to psoriasis awareness.
“My Psoriasis” by Jon Wilson
Everyone can appreciate a little psoriasis humor. After all, it’s not like this autoimmune and skin condition affects your desire to relax and let loose! Listen to Jon Wilson’s brief comedy skit about his psoriasis.
Jon Wilson takes listeners through his own diagnosis story and glibly offers much-appreciated commentary on the lack of understanding about psoriasis—even by those closest to the diagnosis. See if this story can get you laughing.
Embarrassing Bodies: Scalp Psoriasis
The fascinating Embarrassing Bodies series tackles some of the most uncomfortable and awkward physical health conditions. In this two-part series, you can watch 13-year old Maria receive and try to treat her diagnosis of scalp psoriasis.
Find out what Dr. Pixie McKenna recommends for the symptoms and how the treatment works by watching the brief Embarrassing Bodies: Scalp Psoriasis Part 1 and Part 2. This entertaining show gives a voice to thousands of individuals with a similarly embarrassing condition—so give the voice a listen.
Psoriasis Cure Now! PSA
This public service announcement for the Psoriasis Cure Now video contest takes viewers through a speedy introduction to the condition and its impact on people’s lives.
Using creative graphics and charming storytelling, this quickie commercial makes an argument not just for a prompt cure, but also for a world with less stigma toward individuals with psoriasis. Check it out, and share it like crazy.
Oprah: Possible Treatments for Psoriasis
As if Oprah talking about psoriasis weren’t cool enough, she added Dr. Oz into the mix! Check out this fabulous clip about potential treatments for psoriasis, and see whether any of them hold a possible key to improvement for you.
Sometimes all it takes is a little push in the right direction to get you exploring the best treatment options for your body. Find out what Dr. Oz recommends and get a glimpse into how cool it would be if Dr. Oz and Oprah collaborated all of the time!
Rick Lorig’s Psoriasis Journey
Living with psoriasis ain’t easy; neither is thriving with it. Find out how set designer, father, and lifelong psoriasis sufferer Rick Lorig has had to adjust his attitudes and lifestyle to accommodate his condition.
If you have psoriasis, you will find yourself entirely understanding of Rick’s experiences and emotions. Rick’s articulation of the most difficult parts of living with psoriasis will strike a cord for many viewers. Lend him your support and enjoy the clip.
Psoriasis Cure Now! Ben
An award-winning finalist in the Psoriasis Cure Now public service announcement contest, Nate Milton’s interpretation of Ben Franklin with psoriasis takes viewers through a lesson in history and medicine. Better still, by confronting the public with the truth about psoriasis and a favorite American patriot, this ad really gets people thinking about the importance of finding a cure.
Throw stigma to the wayside, and get your motivation up and running by watching this clever take on psoriasis and history.
Ask the Holistic Doctor: Psoriasis
Ask the Holistic Doctor (Dr. David Dahlman), and you will get a holistic response. Psoriasis, he argues, results from a combination of lifestyle factors and gastrointestinal health problems. Instead of pumping yourself full of medications to treat this condition for the rest of your life, consider giving Dr. Dahlman’s suggestions serious consideration.
Find out what the Holistic Doctor recommends for your diet and lifestyle, and see if his plan will work for you and your psoriasis. It probably can’t hurt to try!
Natural Treatments for Psoriasis in the Dead Sea
Although probably an ad for some company or other, this short YouTube clip brings one very cool aspect to an informational pitch about the healing properties of the Dead Sea: a puppet doctor. Before you roll your eyes and picture a cheesy hand puppet, you have to check it out.
A very official professor-like puppet with a charming accent lists off the reasons for the Dead Sea’s acclaimed healing powers for psoriasis patients. Find out whether it’s a topic you want to learn more about, and enjoy the puppet in the process.
11 Best Psoriasis Videos of 2012 Closing
If you have psoriasis or care about someone who does, you really need to help spread the word and stop the stigma. Share these videos, let their creators know they have your support, and consider participating in the next round of PSA competitions.
With your help and advocacy, psoriasis can become a thing of the past. Help encourage Congress to take notice, and tell the world how you really feel about this condition. Only when viewers like you stand up for the cause will it begin to gain international momentum. Get started!