No more “chicken skin”: BEAT Keratosis Pilaris NATURALLY!

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And when I say “chicken skin,” I DON’T mean the delicious kind that actually comes on a chicken. I mean the “chicken skin”-ish, red, firm, zit-like-but-not-quite chicken skin bumps that can appear on the backs of the arms, the legs, and elsewhere on your body.

Even before my acne-prone skin and eczema, one of the first things that improved when I put myself on a comprehensive skin-healing plan (find more info here) were those annoying patches of Keratosis Pilaris on the backs of my arms.

These bumps are caused by dis-functional keratinization. All this means is that skin cells are multiplying faster than they’re shedding, or they’re not shedding properly.

(Remember that old computer game, Lemmings? When they all clumped up at the edge of a cliff and fell off, one at a time? Yeah. Kinda like that. Or maybe I’m thinking of a different game. I dunno. Never mind.)

Taking the shedding issue at face value, you’d probably be advised to either exfoliate more (whether with a physical exfoliating scrub or a chemical scrub meant to loosen “sticky” skin cells, like an Alpha Hydroxy Acid scrub).

But that’s like putting a band-aid on a bloody nose (sorry, gross image). It’s not really the complete approach, and it’s not really solving the problem.

KP is an INTERNAL problem that manifests EXTERNALLY. Often, it’s a sign of vitamin A deficiency, but even that can be a manifestation of other things. Using only external strategies – like exfoliation – won’t tackle the root issue!

I talk about this in the Purely Primal Skincare Guide, but I get TONS of questions about KP through this blog as well, so I thought it was time to post about it – because the approach is VERY simple and super effective!

Here’s what you might need to address. Which one (or which ones) apply to you? Strategize accordingly!

1) A vitamin A deficiency.

What’s happenin’: Because vitamin A plays a major role in keratinization, KP is a hallmark sign of vitamin A deficiency – a lack of PRE-FORMED vitamin A in the diet. It’s a myth that we can get all our vitamin A from plants; in fact, plants contain a vitamin A PRE-CURSOR called beta-carotene. The FDA, in their infinite ridonkulocity wisdom, allows beta-carotene to be labeled as vitamin A so the myth that they’re the same just won’t die.

In perfect circumstances, free of stress, pressure, or nutrient deficiency, the body will convert SOME beta-carotene to vitamin A.

First person to have reached that level of perfection gets ten cool points. Basically, you’d have to live on a cloud in la-la land being fed frozen grapes by Jon Snow all day.

Ain’t gonna happen.

The only sources of pre-formed vitamin A are animal products. Healthy animals eating their natural diets are fabulous sources. If you’ve got KP, chances are you need to fortify your diet with good sources of vitamin A. Keep in mind that I’m speaking from the platform of an already solid, nutrient-dense diet, and the prior elimination of problematic grains and oils.

What to do: Start looking for opportunities to add more pre-formed A to your diet. Liver (especially cow’s liver), egg yolks, raw full-fat milk, and Cod Liver Oil are fantastic sources. (Liver and CLO being the most powerful choice.) NEVER rely on a processed supplement for your vitamin A.

Now, all that said, it’s also important to consider vitamins D and K2, which work with vitamin A in our bodies. If you’re going to add vitamin A to your diet, or if you already take in vitamin A but aren’t seeing results, consider that it might be:

2) An imbalance of vitamins A, D and K2. 

What’s happenin’: If you’re adding sources of extra vitamin A, it’s also important to be sure that you don’t do this to the exclusion of vitamins D and K2. These nutrients work WITH vitamin A, and it’s vital to keep a balance. If you already get lots of vitamin A, consider whether you need to work on including sources of vitamins D and K2.

(One of the reasons I like this fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend is because it’s an excellent source of all three nutrients. It’s not cheap, but a little goes a long way.)

In nature, these things would balance themselves out – but us humans have found many ways to mess with nature. Sunlight is the body’s best source of vitamin D, and it’s only generated by the action of UVB rays on the skin. But most of us avoid the sun or sit behind windows in the office and in the car, which block UVB and allow UVA – the bad rays – in.

What to do: Consider getting some sunlight for a good whack of vitamin D. (This book, except for its old myth-based advice on vitamin A, is a good resource.)

Unfortunately, I’m not fully convinced of the efficacy of vitamin D3 supplements, including drops. If they work for you, that’s awesome, but your body’s natural vitamin D is vitamin D sulfate, and I believe that “sulfate” part is incredibly important. You can get D sulfate from the sun and egg yolks!

Consider drinking some grass-fed raw milk, if you can tolerate it, which is a great source of vitamins A, D, AND K2. Lard and sardines are good sources of vitamin D as well, though egg yolks and sunshine are tops. My favorite Ghee is a great K2 source for those who can’t do the milk solids in butter. Good news: all these things taste fantastic!

If you’re already set on points 1 and 2, you may just need to exercise patience and persistence. Your KP should improve over time! If you’re not so sure, though, it may be time to consider:

3) A digestive insufficiency.

What’s happenin’: If you’re getting plenty of good nutrition, the issue may be related to what your body is DOING with that nutrition. Are you digesting and assimilating nutrients properly, and are they getting where they need to go?

This is, quite honestly, too much to write in a lowly blog post, and it requires a really extensive discussion of every part of the digestive cascade to evaluate what might be going on.

Honorable mention: One nutrient that’s also vital to skin health is zinc, and zinc interacts with vitamin A as well. If your stomach acid is low, zinc won’t get where it needs to go, which can affect the entire onward cascade of nutrient interactions. A great source of zinc is oysters.

What about topical strategies?

I don’t recommend physical exfoliation with rough substances like apricot kernels, rough loofahs, or even baking soda.

That said, I DO recommend daily gentle dry-brushing.

It’s true that Alpha Hydroxy Acids might help a bit, but you’ll get much more mileage out of approaching nutrition and digestion first. From there, for a more holistic topical approach, you might want to spritz some unfiltered Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar on the area twice daily (ACV is a natural source of certain types of AHAs). I buy by the gallon, but you can buy in smaller quantities as well.

For extreme cases, you can also try a short-term intervention with a safe, lower-concentration (10% MAX) glycolic “peel,” which is safe WHEN USED EXACTLY AS DIRECTED. This brand appears to be free of unnecessary chemicals. I highly encourage you to do more research before using any peels, and be ABSOLUTELY SURE to spot-test!

If you need more guidance, or help optimizing digestive function while learning new strategies for healing the skin, check out the Purely Primal Skincare Guide.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Danielle C says

    I have had KP all of my life, it has gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. I’m 45. My diet is clean and I have tried for years the things you recommend. The only thing that works for me is MSM. I take 9,0000g daily and I have no new spots. I have tested it over and over again (with travel, etc.).

    • says

      Great comment! MSM is not only a sulfur compound (as I stated above, sulfur is CRITICAL and part of the reason I like sun exposure for vitamin D sulfate) but it also actually helps the cells become more receptive to the nutrition they’re given! It’s possible MSM is helping all that good nutrition get where it needs to go. I’ve recommended Dr. Ron’s MSM to a few folks as well as the MSM drops for topical use. An added point to this post could definitely be more on nutrient co-factors like MSM. Thanks for the comment Danielle!

      • Tara Johnson says

        Can I use MSM on a 6 year old? We started about 1 month ago with FCLO and butter oils and are about to go gluten free. She only drinks raw milk.

      • says

        Hi Tara! I cannot advise for or against with regards to your little one, as I only specialize in adult skincare – but I wouldn’t be surprised if whatever you’re looking to improve does improve drastically after you’ve gone gluten/grain free. 🙂

      • Mkb says

        I would advise asking an actual medical professional- especially a pediatrician, dermatologist, or pediatric dermatologist.

        Little FYI on gluten. Multiple empirical studies have shown that the MAJORITY of people ARE NOT gluten intolerant.

      • miriam says

        I was told by my dermatologist (an MD) that newer studies have shown that keratosis is reduced with a gluten free diet. She also mentioned that studies also show that over weight people that lose weight also find that there keratosis gets better.

      • says

        This is probably related to nutrient absorption issues in several complex ways. Overweight people are often deficient in vitamin A, or have an increased requirement for it.

      • Zen_Trekkie says

        Sadly, I live in WA state, and can only get “natural vitamin D” only 3 months out of the year. I felt crappy for YEARS until I supplemented. Surprisingly, when I had blood work done for fatigue/general malaise, my D came back fine – perhaps I need more than the average human (also taking into account that the minimums are set at that point to avoid deficiency diseases, not promote optimal health).
        If I’m forced to supplement, which one do you recommend?
        I also have KP, have done most (if not all) of these things, and have seen little difference. It is on both my legs and arms, has spread over the years – I’ve had it since I was a teenager in Florida (and trust me, there I got plenty of sun!)

  2. Katie says

    I have had KP for as long as I can remember. I only recently found out I have celiac disease and have multiple deficiencies. I have been gluten free/paleo for a year and half. Minor improvement in my D levels due to supplementation but still very low. I take FCLO but it hasn’t made a dent in these issues. Any suggestions for people who are still not absorbing vitamins in whole healthy foods?

      • Katie says

        Thanks! I will. In the end the condition of my skin on my arms isn’t my major concern. I am just using it as an indicator of what is going on internally. I already feel much better than I did before. You are right. I will try to be patient 🙂

    • says

      Cod Liver oil can be helpful, but it can’t fix problems with diet, digestion, or habitual topical irritation. Resolving acne requires a multi-pronged approach in my opinion. You might like my Skintervention Guide – it’s an investment but a fabulous framework for understanding why there are no quick solitary fixes, and how nutrition, digestion and skin care interact. (If I may toot my own horn 🙂

  3. MelLava says

    thanks for this article, very informative. I have “chicken skin” right underneathe my eyes. I started paleo about a year ago, i know it’s a long journey but i’m grateful that i did start 🙂 I also switched to only organic produce and country meat (I’m Inuk heritage, and i like to eat all the organs of our catch over here) and i’ve noticed a big difference in my body, more energy, not to mention i lost about 20 lbs in my first month after switching to only organic produce. My naturopath said that it was due to inflammation.

  4. Elizabeth says

    I had KP for years and tried things like glycolic acid, but nothing worked. i started supplementing with fermented cod oil like a year ago for general health reasons…Meanwhile i had given up on KP and forgot about it, but a few months ago i was reading about the vitamin A connection, so i checked my arms to see if i’ve had any improvements and wow, i was shocked tthat my KP was all gone. I look at my arms every couple wks or so now and stare at them all amazed. It makes me wonder what else that Cod Oil / vitamin A is doing for me. 🙂

      • says

        Hi Marissa! I take the recommended serving on the bottle of Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil blend (cinnamon tingle flavor) from

    • Shania says

      Hi Elizabeth
      Did you change your diet as well. After reading your comment I was inspired and am now taking FCLO but I have read other posts and they were saying to fully eliminate grains and be strict pales if you want to remove kp. I can’t do this as I live on bread and rice but will I still be able to remove kp with FCLO?

      • says

        You’ll only know if you try. But KP can be a sign of a gluten intolerance, so it would probably be better for you to find an alternative to grains and rice. They might be what’s causing your problem.

  5. Miriam says

    Fantastic article! I’m taking FCLO per your recommendation and my KP is nearly gone and I haven’t even gone through a whole bottle. This is the only change I’ve made!!

    Along a similar note, I am very curious to know your thoughts on lanula health (moons/slivers on nails). Other than my thumbs and pointers, I don’t have visible moons despite being paleo. I see unhealthy people with robust moons. I can’t find a correlation and can’t find an answer online. I would love your take!! Thanks for all you do!

  6. Amy says

    Thank you for this very informative post. I have been paleo for more than a year and while I saw improvement in my kp at first, it isn’t completely gone. I have resisted taking the fclo that my hubs keeps in our fridg due to the taste. But I see you linked to a capsule, so I have decided to buy that and give it a try.

    I am wondering if there is some sort of blood test one can take to see what vitamin and nutrient levels are in the body? If so, What sort of practitioner should I look for to do this? I pretty much avoid doctors like the plague…so hopefully that isn’t the answer. And I have yet to find a nutritionist, other than bloggers online, that I trust.

    If one cannot/does not get tested, then is it basically trial and error to figure this out? It feels quite overwhelming to take this approach.

    Thank you!

  7. Hallie says

    Hello Liz- I do not have KP, but do have a question. I have previously taken the FCLO/Butter Oil Blend capsules-but because my husband and I both take it and I was told to get the same dosage as a 1/2 tsp of the liquid we would need to each take 6 capsules a day, which was quite expensive, so we switched to the liquid FCLO and have not been taking the liquid butter oil. What is your opinion regarding the addition of the butter oil? We do take 100mg of K2, but just wondering what your thoughts are on just the FCLO. Thanks Much!

  8. Jacqui says

    I have had kp all my life and have been paleo for 6 months and after recently being diagnosed with autoimmune disease I have been AI paleo for just over a month. My kp has nearly all gone and for the first time in my life I have smooth (ish) upper arms! I wasn’t sure what had caused it to go but after reading your article now I know, as I am taking cod liver oil, vit D and a whole host of other vitamins my Dr has prescribed me. Great article!!!

  9. Whitney says

    Hi Liz – great stuff. I also have KP and have psoriasis in my ears. I’m currently using a steroid oil for the psoriasis – however, after reading the fine print – it is clear that it shouldn’t be used while pregnant or nursing. I have some time before that becomes a reality for me – but I’m wondering how relevant your above suggestions & book are to psoriasis. Thanks – Whitney

  10. Heather says

    Thank you again, Liz! Great post. I learned about this thru your Skintervention Guide. After only a week or slightly more of taking the cod liver oil/butter blend you had recommended, my KP on the back of my arms vanished as well. It was absolutely amazing to me as I, too, had tried multiple over the counter “supposed” remedies. Thank you once again for the information!!

  11. Amanda says

    After switching to goat milk soap (lactic acid dissolves keratin) and stop using sunscreen; my KP pretty much went away. Though I still one or two spots that come back. I’ll try the FCLO. Thanks for the info Liz!

  12. Julia Clare says

    I’ve been having wheat again, and the chicken skin is back on my arms. Along with achy joints and mild psoriasis. I also need to stay well away from Nightshades and sugar as well as gluten to have smooth arms and no thick cracking skin on my elbows. I couldn’t believe how smooth they were for a few months.. Time to get my health back on track and knock thoses contaminants out of my diet again. Social discomfort versus my own health, I’m putting me first again. (Doesn’t it piss people off?)

    • says

      Thanks for this comment, Julia. This inspires me to try removing nightshades. I am gluten/grain free but have never tried the nightshades.

  13. Damaris says

    Unfortunately, I don’t digest meat very well, much less cow’s liver which used to be my favorite dish (with onions). I do eat a lot of eggs, and do depend on Vitamin A supplements. Any suggestions for a vegetarian/eggs/fish diet? Your posts are FABULOUS!!

  14. Joshua says

    Don’t do a glycolic peel. Get a low strength glycolic (5%) or salicylic (1-2%) leave on treatment (with the correct pH, ~3) like a gel or lotion, and use it consistently. That’s not for “extreme” cases, that’s just a practical and effective way to deal with keratosis pilaris. As much as I love your posts on nutrition, and you are well-intentioned, but your skin care posts will do more harm than good when helping people deal with real skin conditions.

    • says

      Joshua, I just have to disagree with on this – while I agree that a low strength glycolic treatment would also be great, I simply haven’t found one (and there are several I’ve looked at) without ingredients that might cause problems with the people I work with. The “cleanest” glycolic gel I’ve found that I evaluated as potentially helpful for this post still contains several questionable ingredients to which my clients tend to react, so I chose not to recommend it. I have reached out to several manufacturers about producing a low-concentration glycolic treatment with the proper ingredients and have not been successful so far. Skin Obsessions pays proper attention to pH, which is why I (cautiously) recommend their products. If you know any that are effective and free from problem ingredients, feel free to share. As someone who has recovered from several “real skin conditions” myself over my years of research (lifelong eczema, acne, and KP) I respectfully disagree with your well-intentioned comment.

  15. Angel says

    Hi Liz,
    My 7-year old daughter has always had a lot ov this, not just on her arms but also on the sides of her face and her skin hasn’t been very soft and smooth full stop. When we due to digestive issues tried replacing cows milk with goats milk, we’ve now seen a 95% improvement! We’ve now stopped using anything but butter from cows and seeing the same effect in our 5-year old son. Just thought I’d share! 🙂

    While i think about it, may I please ask, how good is full fat goats milk as a source of vitamin K2 etc in comparison to cows milk?

    Many thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge!

    Love, Angel, UK

    • says

      That’s fantastic, Angel! Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately I don’t know of any comparisons of goat’s milk to cow’s milk as far as vitamin K2; from what I know of what goats eat, however, I’m fairly certain it would be lower in K2. You might still do OK supplementing with butter oil from Green Pastures – none of the irritating proteins of cow’s milk would remain.

  16. Kacie says

    My KP always goes dormant in the summer…must be the vitamin D! I find that it is also less noticeable in the winter months if I moisturize with coconut oil every day. And eating clean is a given!

  17. Crystal says

    Is it possible to get too much vitamin A? Cause I found that sometimes Vitamin A, fish oils rived helps, but then all of a sudden my KP got worse, and I haven’t gotten 15 minutes of sun in maybe two weeks…is that a long enough time to affect my Vitamin D? I take 8000 IU of Vitamin A with 50 mg of zinc a day. can magnesium affect kp?

    • says

      These questions are all highly individualized, Crystal – the answers can vary from person to person! An easy way to test is to spend a little time in the sun and see if anything improves. If that’s the case, then it was the vitamin D you needed :)One thing I will say – most vitamin A supplements (unless they’re cod liver oil) aren’t vitamin A at all, but beta-carotene; double check that too!

      • Marissa C says

        YES! You can…Vitamin A is fat soluble not water soluble so don’t go popping excessive amounts

  18. Shelley says

    Hi there, very interesting posts. I have KP for the last two years on my legs/upper arms. I also developed seborrheic dermatitis (with diffuse hair loss) on my scalp since last November. I have been on a yeast/sugar free diet since last november but only started reading that gluten could be a problem and have given it up the past two days. Do you think the gluten could be to blame? Im also taking vitamin D (not very much sun where I come from) and spirulina as a multivitamin supplement.

    • says

      If you have gluten intolerance, Shelley, it can manifest in almost any way you can imagine! It sounds like you’re on the right track. If I were on a yeast and sugar free diet, I’d be sure to be absolutely positive I was getting enough food to keep the metabolism thriving, because a lowered metabolism (which is a crappy consequence of many therapeutic diets, it’s kind of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” scenario) can also drive frustrating symptoms. Best of luck!

    • Mkb says

      Just an FYI, as many empirical studies have shown, the majority of people are not gluten intolerant. It merely a fad that many pseudo health, wellness, and nutritional “experts” have played up.

      • says

        Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say so, Mkb. (Shouts) Everyone can go home now, we’ve heard the final word on the topic!

  19. Mark says

    Hi! This awful disease totally changed my way of living. I quit foods with gluten, alcohol, junk food, increased water intake and healthy food, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, kefir for a 3 years so far… Now my KP is MUCH better, but still, sometimes appear (red cheeks and dots on my legs). Also, I noticed it appear when I eat big meal, or too hot/cold meal/drink. Is there any connection?

    P.S. Sorry for my English. 🙂

    Thanks Liz!

    • says

      Mark, sometimes a fragile system just flares up when challenged a bit (stress, extreme temperatures, etc)! I’d bet that over time this will get better. I know 3 years seems like a long time, but sometimes certain conditions take a lifetime to develop and thus much longer to resolve. But hooray for progress!

  20. Liana says

    Hello Liz. I just randomly found your website when researching KP and you seem like the most knowledgeable person on the internet when it comes to skin. That aside, I do have a question about using the Fermented Cod Liver Oil. I have read in different places that because Vit.A is fat soluble and not water soluble that there is a possibility for someone to “overdose” on Vit.A or develope Vit.A toxicity.
    Do you think this is anything that needs to be taken into consideration before purchasing FCLO? or is this something that is rarely likely to happen?
    Thanks in advance!

    • says

      Hey Liana! Thanks for the kind words! In short, no! I actually tackle this exact topic in my book Eat the Yolks and in my skincare guide – it’s a really common concern but unless you’re taking volumes of synthetic vitamin A (from unnatural sources) it’s simply not a concern. In real food, vitamin A comes balanced with the nutrients that protect against toxicity. In the cod liver oil/butter oil blend, vitamin D and vitamin K2 keep vitamin A safe – which is awesome, because vitamin A is SO critical. I hope that helps!

  21. Mkb says

    “pre-formed vitamin A” is not necessarily the best for treatment of KP. For any who is interested in a thorough and empirically supported treatment of KP, I would suggest finding a well-qualified dermatologist. They will advise you on supplements as well as the topical treatments that you need.

  22. Jay says

    My KP vanished after I went Vegan. I also had some minor acne that also went away, although I am Not Lactose Intolerant.

  23. Sarah W. says

    Hi Liz! I recently bought your skincare guide, and subsequently got green pastures capsules + beauty balm, and Fat Face Fat stick + body butter, Plus a host of recommendations for oil clensing and clay masks. I’m starting a whole30 on April and as such will also begin the skincare regime.

    I’m hoping these habits clear up the KP – which, coincidentally isn’t very bad for me int he winter but is terrible in the summer – my arms are always so red and bumpy in summer – any idea why this might be? I always feel so self conscious wearing a tank top.

    I hope you are enjoying your maternity leave!

  24. hilary says

    Hey Liz,
    Ever since hair started growing on my legs, I’ve had bumps and black dots on my leg that holds hair or excess skin in it. My dots never go away but they do become minimal if I exfoliate. After reading this article I want to buy the products but do you think they will work on me? Is it really an internal problem?

    • says

      This sounds more like an external exfoliation issue, just like you said, than a KP issue. I have had the same issue as you – larger pores get blocked as the hairs grow in, creating blackhead-like clogs on your legs. It’s not the same issue as KP although I can see why it sounds similar. This is part of the reason I exfoliate my legs regularly with dry brushing or a salt scrub (I have people use more caution when exfoliating their faces because the skin is more sensitive and delicate). In the summer I shave regularly – because it really does exfoliate as well as any scrub and I notice a decrease immediately.

  25. Marie says

    Hi Liz I know it is an old post but I found your site and I like your approach with KP. I started to take fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend for 2 months now and I do not see any improvement. How long should it take? thanks

    • says

      Marie, I think 2 months is plenty to see whether the CLO/BO alone is enough. Sounds like it’s not. So you might look at your digestion, and make sure you don’t have any potentially irritating foods in your diet that are causing nutrient malabsorption! Gluten free is a must, and digestive healing can really help too. Another thing to add topically could be some borage oil.

    • says

      Since it’s more of a food than a standardized supplement, it’s impossible to tell without testing every single bottle, so that’s why it’s a bit of a guessing game! I’ve been find with a half-teaspoon, a few times each week. Once my skin has improved, I cut back to less because my body has gotten what it needs!

    • says

      I support everyone’s dietary choices, but since I personally feel that a diet based around properly-raised meats, fruits, veggies and healthy fats is probably optimal for most people, I really can’t advise as to vegan or vegetarian choices! Sorry about that. (This is what my book Eat the Yolks is about – I tackle a lot of myths surrounding nutrition.)

    • Libby says

      Look up other sources other than this website. There are PLENTY of ways to get the recommended amount of vitamin A from a plant based diet. When I stopped eating animal products my KP went away within a few weeks. I also included coconut oil and soft exfoliation (we often think rough exfoliation will help more but it DOES NOT it makes the skin even thicker) It’s important to research as much as possible. What works for some, may not work for others. More importantly remember that a NTP does not diagnose or treat diseases and it’s best to consult a dermatologist that shares and understands your reasoning for being a vegetarian or vegan. <3 best of luck!

      • says

        Libby, I hear you, but keep in mind that retinol is only available from animal sources. I’m nitpicking this point because I do think it’s important. Beta carotene and retinol serve different biological functions and one cannot sub for the other. Beta carotene, which is not true vitamin A but a vitamin A precursor, is available from plant sources and can be converted to retinol (which is responsible for cell proliferation and keratinization) but each individual has a different conversion capacity, which is why, for some people, adequate vitamin A (retinol) has to be obtained through an omnivorous diet. You’re right, different strokes for different folks and no one thing works for all people. It’s awesome that switching to a plant based diet resolved your KP!

  26. Crystal says

    I’ve been paleo for years and taken cod liver oil for years as well as vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium for the absorbtion of these things. I take a probiotic, but the bumps the still remain. I notice when I eat canned salmon the bumps smooth out a bit more. Is it possible Im deficient in omega 3s, although I take Cod liver oil? Or could vitamin C and vitamin E also play a role. I don’t get those vitamins as much.

    • says

      It’s so hard to say! Could be the taurine, could be that you do better with the nutrients from whole food vs. CLO, could be the omegas, could be the astaxanthin…vitamin E is a pretty darn interesting vitamin, too, though not well-understood…vitamin c, maybe…it’s tough when the most obvious answers don’t get you anywhere! Sorry I can’t be more helpful, but it certainly can’t hurt to play around with nutrients from whole foods and self-experiment a bit.


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