High Carb Diet Helps Teen Beat Autoimmune Disease
A 16-year old girl in East Yorkshire who was told that she had just six to 12 months to live unless she gets a liver transplant is on her way to recovery thanks to a high carbohydrate diet rich in chocolates and crisps.
Elle Wilkinson was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which led to liver failure. She was immediately placed on the national liver transplant list and the doctors also recommended a carbohydrate rich diet in order to prolong her life until the transplant was possible.
However the doctors were shocked when she showed remarkable improvement so much so that they have removed her name from the transplant list. While the doctors said that they are encouraged by her recovery, they did warn her that she may require a transplant in the future.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Elle said that she finds it weird to be gorging on the very food items that she has been told to eat in moderation. "My friends can't believe it - eating chocolate and crisps and all sorts of junk food, and not having to worry about the consequences. It is weird having to eat all these foods excessively when we are told to eat in them only in moderation or risk becoming fat - but I'm not complaining", she said.