What I plan to do
See how strict carnivore diet affects my dandruff.
I’ve had dandruff my entire life. I suspect it’s seborrheic dermatitis but can’t be sure. Nothing I have tried so far had any impact. Steroid shampoos, different heads and shoulders shampoos, all natural hippy dippy shampoos, apple cider vinegar wash, only hot water no products for months. Nothing.
My partner believes the dandruff is a gut response, that eating food which inflames me is what causes it. What she recommends is called an Elimination Protocol. It means eating as few inflammatory foods as possible, to start with this means I’ll only be eating red meat and salt.
Once I’ve been eating red meat and salt for a period of at least a month (depending how depressed I am from missing food) I will slowly start adding in other food products to see what effect they have.
If possible, I’d like to stay on a purely meat diet for three months. This might be too ambitious.
Where possible I will also practice intermittent fasting, with an eating window of about 4 hours each day.
Each day I’ll keep a log of
- food consumed
- at what time
- a close up video of rubbing my beard
- a photo of black paper after rubbing my beard over it
All logs will be tracked and recorded using Notion, and then shared on Reddit and QS forums. I’ll upload videos to YouTube.
Early Jan to early Feb for phase one (strict carnivore) and will check results and readjust from there. Either going deeper into carnivore (applying longer fasts) or further away into more ketovore (meat centric low carb).