Martin improves ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis on the carnivore diet
A Rough Start
Early in life, Martin developed psoriasis, and by age 16 was at about 85% coverage, with cracking joints as well. He gained weight to 215 pounds after school, and continued trying different diets. He also developed IBS, and was told “you’re going to have to deal with it,” and was given medications that didn’t help much.
Martin even tried to go vegan, after watching a “documentary” about sports teams and vegan diets. “I started doing the smoothies, and all of that stuff, kale and spinach. “I lasted probably a week, and my IBS completely disintegrated me and I couldn’t keep anything down, and I felt completely like crap.” It also made his skin condition worse.
Over time, his psoriasis progressed to psoriatic arthritis, and while his skin looked a bit better, his joints hurt far worse.
After experiencing some acute back pain, “my body went into full inflammation… there was barely a joint or part of my body that didn’t hurt. The fire in my skin over parts of my body raged for days and then weeks. It didn’t matter if I was moving or staying still, I just hurt all the time.”
Martin was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia. “I tested positive for HLA B27. In the next few weeks, I got the next diagnosis of fibromyalgia.”
They suggested Mycophenolate which is an immunosuppressant medication and a high dose of vitamin K.
Martin researched both diagnoses and the prescribed medication. His thoughts turned dark: “Your dreams of retirement holidays, playing hockey or riding my motorcycle… all seem impossible now. I might be able to postpone the main event of the diagnosis but this might be the best I am.”
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“I stumbled upon a TedX talk about a woman that had her knee and hip replaced by age seventeen because of an autoimmune illness. At around 20ish she tried the ‘carnivore’ diet and within a relatively short period of time, she recovered from a lot of the pain and joint discomfort. I listened to Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Ken Barry, Dr. Anthony Chaffee, and Dr. Paul Saladino.
Began Carnivore Diet
Martin considered the immunosuppressant medications that were recommended and looked up the side effects. This made him decide to try the carnivore diet. “March 3rd, I went all in.”
On the 18th day, he woke up without his IBS and joint pain raging. “I woke up and my system was quiet. Nothing, no pressure to go. No heartburn… it was eerie.”
Later, Martin’s pain level dropped further to a 4/5. After 90 days, Martin had: “No more IBS. Suffered for 40+ years. Cleared 95% of my psoriasis which I had since 10. Lost 35lbs. Played my first hockey game!”
220 Days In
Martin continues to heal his IBS, psoriasis, and weight. He has noticed more resistance to sunburn, reduced body odor, a better sense of smell, and far better athletic endurance when weightlifting. He is off of all medications.