I have had this condition for years; it hit me in my late 20s (even though the Wikipedia page mentions that it mostly hits in the 40s). Since going paleo in January it had slowly completely healed. Then last week on a business trip I went hog-wild at an Amish buffet and ate pretty much all the crap I wanted including desserts. Sure enough within a day it was back, and it's still there. So let my stupidity be a warning.
The Wiki page doesn't mention that it's an auto-immune disease but what else could it be?
asked byForty2 (2269)
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on October 05, 2010
at 03:02 AM
They treat it with cortisone. Yup, sounds like a systemic inflammation based disease alright. It also sounds like they have come up with a fancy name for they don't know what the heck it really is anyway. Make sure your magnesium and vitamin D levels are plush and back to paleo of course! I hope you will keep us posted as to how long it takes to get rid of it again. Might be an interesting clue as to how long these kinds of cheat binges can continue to cause inflammation in the system.
on October 04, 2010
at 09:05 PM
WOW. 42, that is amazing!!!! I appreciate your story.
Acanthosis nigricans is definitive for insulin resistance and diabetes Type 2, but I wonder if it is ALSO just another manifestation of grain intolerance, as you suspect?
Well. Now you know what can induce Grover's back!! I hope it resolves quickly again for you...