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!”
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.