In Tuesday's episode of 'dinner with' are the viewers invited from the well-known jewellery designer Mai Manniche, who owns JEWLSCPH.
Here she talks honestly about the fact that she suffers from the taboo disease psoriasis and that it affects her life much.
- I just need to look at a softice, and then I'm completely red on the skin. For me it is poison to eat too much sugar and drinking too much alcohol, because the disease erupts because of it. It is a disease I was born with, and which I always had, " says the jewellery designer in the program.
for The same reason, serves she exclusively sugar-free food and dessert for her guests.
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For Extra Magazine explains Mai Manniche, that she has long kept the disease secret.
I have long kept this disease for me even. I'm a outdoor person, so I often get pictures taken and go to a lot of events. I have often taken the particular clothes which I knew to be able to hide my rash. But now I have reached the point where I think it is bloody stupid to go and save it, she says.
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Mai Manniche is now trying to break the important taboo. Photo: Mogens Flindt
According to Mai Manniche, she is never really free of the disease, although she avoids sugar and alcohol.
the Disease is there all the time in more or less degree, and I have some places where it is worse than others, and where I become completely red, she says.
For Mai Manniche is there a special reason that she now opens up and tells of his illness in prime time.
I am often confronted by people who comment on my weight and says I'm too thin, and that I must be sick. I will not be sick, for I am not. It is also why I tell it. For now, does it perhaps make sense for all the critics, she says.
What is psoriasis?Psoriasis is an inflammatory reaction of the skin with rash that can cover large parts of the hudenUdslættet is often red with white skælOfte seen the disease on the stræksiderne (back of elbow, front of knees, etc.), in hårbund as well as on the ryggenÅrsagen of psoriasis is not known, but stress and infections can be a trigger in people who genetically have a greater risk of sygdommenVed to abstain from alcohol and other stressful conditions - including stress, can sygdomsaktiviteten mindskesDer will always be a risk of a new outbreak, although there has been a long disease-free periods
the jewellery designer also hope that she knows that come forward can help to inspire other people who suffer from psoriasis.
- the Whole point that I tell about my illness is that maybe I can help to inspire others. For many, the disease is of course very taboo. Many misunderstand the disease, and think it is disgusting and am afraid that it is contagious, but it does not. That's why many don't talk about, that they have it, but I would like to break the taboo, " she says, and continues:
- of Course it does not look good, but you have to live with it, and there are ways you can minimize it, which is what I am trying to display. And then you just keep in mind that there are so many danes who have the disease.