What Skin Condition Does Joe Rogan Have?

Joe Rogan is the kind of person who doesn't shy away from the truth — or at least his truth. As a former champion kick-boxer and high-profiled member of the UFC world, Rogan knows the importance of being fit and staying fit, even though he spends a lot of his time outside of the octagon these days and inside a podcast booth instead. 

During a 2018 episode of his "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast (via Sports Joe), Rogan opened up about his multi-vitamin routine and the importance of making sure he's of a sound mind and sound body. "I do everything that I can to put my body and my brain in a good place so I'm keeping my engine smooth. I'm changing my oil, I'm changing my spark plugs and I'm making sure that it's operating. It's not going to be perfect but I know that I've done my best to keep it operating to the best it can," he said.

Yet, a challenge and a drastic change in Rogan's diet unexpectedly revealed positive results in regard to a skin condition that he's had for most of his life. Here's what happened.

Joe Rogan's impressive results from his diet

According to CNBC, Joe Rogan admitted to eating nothing but meat for a month and as a result, he said that his energy levels went through the roof. He lost weight and felt much better about himself, both physically and mentally. The podcast host adopted the "carnivore diet," which meant that he had to avoid carbohydrates, vegetables, and fruit for about a month. And while Rogan did notice a change in his body and lifestyle, he was also curious to find out if this change in his diet would help his autoimmune condition. 

Rogan has vitiligo, which is a disease that causes patches of skin to look discolored, per the Mayo Clinic. In a January 2020 update on his progress, Rogan admitted that he saw favorable results thanks to his diet. He wrote on Twitter, "Carnivore diet update: lost 12 pounds, feel amazing. Lots of aches and pains went away, and I have improvements in my vitiligo. I'm impressed. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep eating like this but this month."

Needless to say, a lot of Rogan's fans couldn't help but wonder if his carnivore diet helped cure his vitiligo altogether and if he's still maintaining the diet to this day.

The downside of Joe Rogan's challenge

While Joe Rogan is someone who is willing to try just about anything (especially if there's a chance that it might help improve his health and his performance), he realized that the carnivore diet simply wasn't for him. In fact, he admitted that he ended up having gestational problems, which forced him to go back to eating a more well-balanced diet that included carbs, vegetables, and fruit. 

His January 2020 Facebook update read, "There's really only one 'bad' thing [about this diet], and that thing is diarrhea. I'm not sure diarrhea is an accurate word for it, like I don't think a shark is technically a fish," he stated, before giving a vivid description of his main issue: barely being able to make it to the bathroom in time. He even went as far as saying he doesn't trust his body to give him enough warning. "It's that bad," he confirmed. 

And while the Cleveland Clinic says that there is no cure for vitiligo, the visual that Rogan gave his fans about his explosive bowel movements is one they will perhaps never forget. But then again, it's not like they would expect anything less from this gregarious Newark native.