Originally Posted by mikec35
Fortunately I take Humira and it keeps my skin at bay and helps my arthritis, probably 90% better than without taking it.
I really need to find the low carb / low inflammation foods.
I had stress-induced psoriasis issues and when a fresh load of stress got dropped on the pickup bed last year, I fell off the low carb wagon and got a red and swollen joint and the feeling that my internal organs were liquifying.
Not fun at all.
The steroids had stopped working and drugs like Humira were my next step. But they work by suppressing the immune system. The longer you do that, the more you are rolling the dice about long-term health.
So almost exactly a year ago, I fasted for three days, went totally Carnivore for over three weeks, and then added in new foods ONE AT A TIME, staying under 20 carbs for almost all of that time.
A year later I've lost 40 pounds, put all my autoimmune into remission, almost healed the worst of the skin, and my affected joint is fine again. Zero prescription meds.
The experiment continues. For me, while carbs need to stay low, it's more like which carbs, not how many. I know when I screw up and how to fix it, and I'm sticking with it for all the other benefits, too.
Don't sell this method short. I found the Wahls Protocol a valuable approach, which I tweaked as I discovered a long list of foods that my body thinks are poison.
Now I think they are poison for me.