Category Archives: Prurigo Pigmentosa

Carb Back-Loading Results After 8 Weeks

CBLCarb Back-Loading Results After 8 Weeks

Carb Back-Loading (CBL) is John Kiefer’s variation on a targeted ketogenic diet in which a large load of carbs are only eaten after heavy resistance training (optimally in the afternoon).  This theoretically takes advantage of the body’s hormonal and metabolic response to stimulate muscle cell growth while at the same time increasing the breakdown of fat cells.  You can read more about the basics of this approach from my review of the book. If you want to see my results from the first 4 weeks, you can check them out here.… Read More

Carb Back-Loading Results After 4 Weeks

CBLCarb Back-Loading Results After 4 Weeks

Carb Back-Loading (CBL) is John Kiefer’s variation on a targeted ketogenic diet in which a large load of carbs are only eaten after heavy resistance training (optimally in the afternoon).  This theoretically takes advantage of the body’s hormonal and metabolic response to stimulate muscle cell growth while at the same time increasing the breakdown of fat cells.  You can read more about the basics of this approach from my review of the book.

OBJECTIVE:

Burn fat while increasing muscle mass and strength.… Read More

The BJJ Cavewife Strikes!

The lovely BJJ Cavewife has been putting up with me while I’ve been doing my n=1 experiments and purchasing all kinds of gadgets and supplements for quite a while now and has been incredibly supportive throughout the entire process, and I’m definitely lucky to have found such an understanding spouse.  But she recently said two things that I wanted to write about:

1. While eating dinner with the BJJ Cavewife, I excused myself to go to the restroom, and when I returned she had a huge grin on her face.  I asked her what was so funny and she replied while laughing, “Damn!!!  Look at that ass!’  This was in reference to my bulbous backside.… Read More

Prurigo Pigmentosa: The Keto Rash Revisited with a Photo Journal

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailI’m currently in the midst of an experiment for fat loss and body recomposition using a variation of a cyclic ketogenic diet called the Carb Nite Solution, which essentially has me in ketosis for the entire week with a single day where I am required to do an aggressive carb re-load within a window of 6-8 hrs.

I wanted to provide an update on the effects of this diet on prurigo pigmentosa, which is the rash that many of us have discovered appears when we are in a state of ketosis.… Read More

Carb Nite Solution Results After 4 Weeks

Carb Night Solution

Carb Nite Solution Results After 4 Weeks

For the past month I’ve been experimenting with the Carb Nite Solution.  If you want to learn more about how it works, you can read my recent book review, but needless to say I was pretty convinced of the potential of this protocol as an effective way to burn body fat.

OBJECTIVELower my body fat.

METHOD:

  • Follow the Carb Nite Solution as rigorously as possible
  • At the same time, use paleo and primal principles (eating whole foods, avoiding wheat products, legumes, vegetable oils, processed foods etc).
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Prurigo Pigmentosa – Thoughts on Pathogenesis

IdeaReader John was kind of enough to post this comment:

I also developed this skin rash after going into ketosis. After a couple of misdiagnoses I now even have a histopathology report that would support the diagnosis of prurigo pigmentosa (though no dermatologist I spoke with was aware of the association with ketosis). I did not look into the diagnosis until now, because it went away with sun exposure quite rapidly leaving behind hyperpigmented areas that are slowly fading away. I also had a low 25(OH)D level (Vitamin D) at that time.

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