Autumn has improved symptoms of psoriasis by following a fasting protocol and following a carnivore diet.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes a rash over various parts of the body. The skin becomes itchy with scaly patches, most common on the knees, elbows, torso, and scalp. The condition is believed to be an autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes overactive and attacks normal tissue in the body. Doctors will prescribe ointments and creams to help alleviate symptoms, but the mainstream medical consensus is that there is no cure.
Autumn has struggled with the condition for most of her life. “I’ve had psoriasis since I was around ten years old. It was relatively mild when I was younger but got increasingly worse over the years.” At its worst, Autumn had scaly patches of skin over most of her body.
Autumn found some relief by eliminating inflammatory foods from her diet. “I saw a great improvement after switching to a ketogenic and incorporating fasting. At the start of this year, I had just five spots left on my abdominal area and a path on my face around my nose.”
Since a ketogenic diet significantly reduces carbohydrates, sugar, and many inflammatory foods, it can be very effective for various autoimmune conditions. Also, when the body is in a state of fasting (no food), it raises cortisol levels which suppresses the immune response. Fasting for at least 24 to 48 hours allows the body to repair or replace damaged cells through autophagy.
“I did a water-only fast for four days and included electrolytes. I noticed the psoriasis patch on my face improved,” Autumn explains. However, she had a flare-up the following month and found that another extended fast did the trick. “I ended my fast at 113.5 hours, and the patch on my face, while not completely gone, was greatly reduced. It just needed a little moisturizer. Also, one of the five spots on my abdominal area is now completely healed.”
Since most plants have antinutrients and protective chemicals that have been shown to cause inflammation in humans, many people find that a carnivore diet is the best way to protect against flare-ups from autoimmune diseases.
After learning about how a carnivore diet helps many people heal from autoimmune conditions, Autumn decided to transition from a low-carb keto diet to a zero-carb carnivore diet. Eating only animal products further reduced her inflammation and helped keep her psoriasis symptoms at bay.
“I recently switched to a zero-carb carnivore way of eating. That has seemed to improve my psoriasis quite a bit. My skin is less itchy, and my flare-ups are less frequent now.”
Autumn continues to heal as she sticks to a meat-based diet and has finally found some relief beyond what ointments and creams could provide. “The one flare-up I experienced earlier this year is a marked improvement over what I have experienced in the past.”
Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.