Martin improves ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis on the carnivore diet

Martin’s Struggle with Psoriasis and IBS


Early in life, Martin developed psoriasis, and by age 16, he had 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, was told, “you’re going to have to deal with it,” and was given medications that didn’t help much.


Trying to Find Relief


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.


Diagnosed with More Problems


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 two more problems: ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia. “I tested positive for HLA B27. In the next few weeks, I got the next diagnosis of fibromyalgia.” His doctors suggested mycophenolate, which is an immunosuppressant medication, and a high dose of vitamin K.


A Dark Thought


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.”


A New Approach


“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.


Martin considered the immunosuppressant medications that were recommended and looked up the side effects. He thought about what he had learned online. This made him decide to try the carnivore diet. “March 3rd, I went all in.”


Success with the Carnivore Diet


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 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 35 lbs. Played my first hockey game!”


Continuing Progress

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.


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.

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6 thoughts on “Martin improves ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis on the carnivore diet”

  1. I am a 71 year old who 21years ago was told to read the book “Enter the Zone” by my MD, in preparation for a Nephrectomy. My surgeon a vegetarian was amazed about the weight loss and health I had which made his work much easier. Later I was working aboard a drilling ship in the engine rooms of the Coast of Africa. I couldn’t drink enough water to get rid of the Uric Acid through the my remaining Kidney so I got gout on returning home to BC I made the mistake of visiting my new MD. He gave me a diet sheet which advised removing Purines. This set me on a path to almost veganism which made the gout worse and brought on Palindromic Arthritis. The MD recommended NSAIDS and Hydroxychloroquine. I ignored his advise and and reread “Enter the Zone” Realising that the answer was in lowering insulin in almost all life style induced illnesses.
    so I started reading hundreds of study papers and decided that a LCHF diet was the way to go, it was a resounding success. All Gout and Palindromic arthritis symptoms gone in weeks. I still had a few niggling life long symptoms which were easy to live with but never stopped learning. I am now experimenting with Carnivore after 3 weeks I tried cheese my favourite. It caused congestion every day, stopped that. Now 6 weeks in I tried 85% chocolate also a favourite, face eruptions, stopped that. I am not sure what to try next. I have HBP 200 / 100 average. I think I need to try adding arugula for the extra Potassium to increase my Nitric Oxide levels by the nitrate to nitrite to N.O. pathway.
    Latest I went to a dentist for a check up and he refused to deal with me because of the HBP. I told him I would not sacrifice my quality of life for my teeth, however long I have left to live.
    Suggestions gratefully accepted.
    Peter Murray

    1. It sounds to me like you need to look up Mikaela Peterson’s YouTube videos and start following The Lion Diet. This is an elimination diet where you only eat beef, water, and salt. Grass Fed/Finished beef is the best as the fat profile is much healthier compared to grain fed beef. Cattle aren’t meant to eat grain anyway. Dairy is a real problem for a lot of people. May you have continued success on your journey to better health!

    2. You don’t need greens for potassium, get it through potassium chloride. Also try adding iodine to your diet, most people are deficient. Check out Dr. Brownstein’s videos on the subject. Might help the HBP.

    3. Greetings from Cape Town, Peter. I hope that you have solved your problems by now?
      You already know “the answer was in lowering insulin in almost all lifestyle induced illnesses”.
      As you know, the lowering of insulin is caused by the lowering of blood glucose.
      Everything you need is on this site, in fact in this sentence. Eat meat (my best results have been with beef with a good fat content – steak, roasts, ground beef) until you are full. Drink water when thirsty.

  2. I would try Fermented veggies and or fruit and dairy, when you get ready to start again. They are more gentle and the lectins and oxalates will be less.

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