So I know on occasion we've discussed on here treatments aside from medicines. One thing I've been doing for two weeks now is fasting.
A study about psoriatic arthritis and fasting
There was a study done by MIT that found that a 24 hour fast can regenerate stem cells. Apparently, when your body starts burning fatty acids instead of carbs a metabolic pathway is opened that can reverse age phenotypes. At least in mice. You can read about the study here.
The decision to fast
I started with intermittent fasting (16 hours) and worked my way up to trying a 24-hour fast two weeks ago and another this week. Whether it's helping me regenerate my stem cells I can't say but it IS helping me lose weight, which has been a struggle since I started Humira. Apparently weight gain is one of Humira's side effects.
Anyway, it's just some science I thought you all might be interested in. With more and more evidence pointing to gut bacteria
being linked to autoimmune disorders, there may be something to fasting being a big help to people with our condition.