Nitika Chopra On Reducing Her Dependency on Medication

Nitika Chopra On Reducing Her Dependency on Medication


My name is Nitika Chopra
and I am a talk show host, a self-love expert and I’m also
a chronic illness advocate. I was diagnosed with
psoriasis at the age of 10, so it’s been 27 years now and I have been dealing with my health through that condition and also,
psoriatic arthritis for a very long time. It’s been a huge part of my journey and
my story and why I do everything that I do. A couple of years ago, I called a friend of mine who’s
a health coach and I was like, “So, I have this thing like, I feel like
there’s got to be a natural remedy for this but I don’t really know what it is,” and she said like, “Obviously,
diet is like, the biggest thing, but in the meantime,
you can put coconut oil on it,” and I put coconut oil on it and the next
day, it was almost completely gone. I just have this like a deep message, if you don’t go back to what you know
is true about how powerful your body is, you’re not going to be
around much longer. I know that sounds like really dramatic but
the medication that I am on is really intense and it just became really clear to me
that I was leaning on it too much. I went to the Blum Center,
which is in Rye, New York and they did the gut test, they did
hormones test, they did blood test, they did all these different things, and I found out some insane stuff
about my gut. Out of 1-100 percent, let’s say 100 percent as a totally
healthy gut, I was a 3. Apparently, we’re supposed to
have like 30 different bacteria and small amounts of each bacteria in
your gut and your immune system, 90 percent of it is in your gut,
so it’s all connected. I had 5 different bacteria
and large amounts of each, so I was just totally
out of whack, and I started to really just
attack this with food. Now, although I start
to take medication, I can’t walk without it, I am so much healthier
than I have ever been. I have no symptoms on the medication,
which has never happened to me before. I’m on the path to seeing how
can I reduce my medication and hopefully one day, get off of it.
I think it’s possible. But I am grateful and proud
to be on the journey of that. I feel like I’m strong enough to ask
the questions and meet the people and take the tests and even now, as I’m doing much better and
I’m in remission with everything, I made a commitment to myself
to get retested for everything once a year on my birthday and
even if everything seems fine, it’s like that’s how I end up, all of a sudden, there’s like 20 different
symptoms that I’m really not doing well and I have to start over
and it’s like not okay. First is just being on top of it,
managing it myself and also, being on top of my diet and cooking
and being consistent with all of that.

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