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Melissa improved her depression, chronic fatigue, PCOS and endometriosis on a carnivore diet

Interstitial Cystitis,
Vulvodynia,
Metabolic syndrome,
High blood pressure and cholesterol,
Unstable weight including Underweight, Overweight and Obesity,
Chronic yeast infections, endometriosis, PCOS culminating in a hysterectomy and a
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (grade 2) Whew!
I came to carnivore in the spring of 2019 after thinking about it for a year and reluctantly deciding to give it a 30 day trial. I had gradually lost 40 pounds before starting carnivore and was at a normal BMI. I’ve lost an additional 13 pounds effortlessly since making the transition. I no longer have most of the above issues and the only medication I’m on is bio identical HRT for early menopause from the hysterectomy.
The additional benefits I’ve experienced so far include: stable mood, increased motivation, improved relationships, stronger nails, softer skin and hair, stronger teeth and immune system. I’m also feeling so good that I’ve decided to go back to University in the Fall to finish a degree I put on the back burner over 25 years ago! I finally have energy and desire to live life to the fullest! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the inspiring people in the carnivore community who shared your stories. Melissa
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April improved her eating disorder on a carnivore diet

For years I struggled with binge eating after a bikini comp. Looking back, I realized I entered the bikini comp during an intense manic phase due to my bipolar disorder. Before the bikini comp I had no issues with binging, even when I was an undiagnosed as having bipolar disorder. The competition served as a trigger and from that point on (almost 10 years ago) I would start a cycle of binging and restricting.   During my binges I used the excuse of bulking…and the weight I got to was 138. As soon as I saw that weight I would restrict back to 122. Rinse and repeat. Even at 138 I never looked very heavy to others. Did not feel good or sexy at that weight…just looked “normal”. And I never wanted to be the “best friend of the sexy girl”. I wanted to be the “sexy one”. Lol. But the food addiction prevented that.  

What did I eat during my food addiction? –  

 I was eating 4 to 5 containers of frosting a night, 2 dozen donuts for breakfast…etc..ppl thought it was funny bc I was tiny and could eat all of that..Except it was not funny. Noone would laugh at a heroin addict
. Why did I stay tiny? Because I would overexercise for hours the next day by running for hours or biking from one end of Chicago to the other, or eating until I vomited.  Eventually my manic phase would end and I would enter the depressive state and gain weight until I hit 138 lbs, I’d see the number. Rinse and repeat for over a decade.

And then 2017. The year that changed my life.  Back when I thought my life was over. The man I loved left me. I attempted suicide and sent to a psych hospital.  I was given a psych med (one of the most notorious weight gainers on the market with a BLACK BOX warning which stated that users may develop metabolic syndrome.) I was sure I wouldn’t. I was an athlete after all. But I was no snowflake. This med made me go from 122 to 155 in less than 3 months. 

  Overexercising no longer worked. Restricting didn’t work.  I even stopped binging for a bit to become more healthy  and decided to eat healthy whole grains and more veggies and fruits. Nothing worked. I was no longer suicidal but depressed about my weight. I binged again. Now my binges showed.  My fasting glucose rose and now my weight rose to 165. I had never been that weight. Not even when I was pregnant. I stopped weighing. Enter Keto. 

I lost weight in rapid succession by cutting out grains and sugars. I reached my “goal”. or what I thought was my goal. I went from 165 to 112 ….but still struggled with binging, even on keto. In Jan/ Feb I binged on keto sweets and fat bombs which led me to binging on the real deal. 2 boxes of cupcakes and a whole sheetcake. Soon I was 127. Not 165.. but 127. Sure it wasn’t as big as I used to be, but it was a sign I had to get my binging under control. 

I did strict keto and got down to 119 lbs.  I looked great, I figured this was my goal weight. No need to lose anymore weight or bodyfat, but I still struggled with cravings and the urge to binge. It was strong. And I knew it was a matter of time before I would give in.  So I went carnivore.

I cut out all fruits and veggies, just meat, eggs and fish in hope I could conquer this demon once and for all. 

My appetite reduced to the point I could now eat once a day. Sugar cravings left. Psoriasis which I had struggled with- GONE.  My psych meds were reduced and then eliminated with the approval of my psychiatrist!  Most importantly- no binge urges for sugary foods! Gone. GONE! GOne! And interesting enough.. I thought I had reached peak physique with keto. Not true. Carnivore took me down a path I had never gone before with not much effort! I looked better 10 years after I did a bikini comp with less exercise and no feelings of deprivation! My weight and bodyfat went down again with carnivore. I have never been this lean in my life, even compared with keto.  People think I compete! True, I do compete in strength sports- olympic lifting and kettlebell sport. But I do not compete in bikini or figure. Yet people think I do!  I don’t have any ups or down and no bipolar episodes since carnivore.   Meat truly does heal. 



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Mihaela improved mega colon and constipation on a carnivore diet

“My healing with foods quest started in my early 20s. I was in my second year of veterinary medicine studies when I became aware of my chronic constipation. (Knowledge is power!)

I was diagnosed with megacolon and recommended: colon surgery, to reduce the size of my very large, large intestine, so I could have normal bowel movements like everybody else.
 
NOT A GOOD OPTION
 
That’s when I began to look at what I can do dietary wise to resolve my constipation, and I embarked on the high fiber diets, and slowly took out the meat, then eggs, and dairy from my diet.
 
I became a raw vegan (3 years ), then 7 more years I was “cooked” vegan and vegetarian.
 
Needless to say none of those helped my constipation, and they just slowly and surely ruined my health; gut health, hormonal health, mental health, and metabolic health!
 
Finally, in 2012 I came across the GAPS nutritional protocol and that’s when I gave up ON THE  IDEA that plans are healing and I embarked on a low carb high fat-high animal protein eating plan.
Then I transitioned to keto and finally, since November of 2018, I’ve been experimenting with the carnivore eating style.
 
To my absolute mind-blowing  surprise after 5 days of carnivore I started to have bowel movements on my own. And continue to have them ever since, .
 
OMG,do you know what that means to someone that never feels the need to poop???
 
Someone that did daily enemas for ears to avoid taking laxatives?
Someone that for 27 years has tried everything known to help move their bowels and lived with the fear of getting colon cancer?   
For someone that’s done everything possible, and nothing worked?
 
NOW, I’m doing a happy danceevery morning after I welcome another.
 
There are other things on my health, that are improving on this way of eating, but for me, this is the most amazing one: getting my bowels to move!
 
And, maybe to your shocking surprise, I even studied nutrition, so I could better understand how the human body works and how to use food to heal and optimize.
 
So I’m probably one of the few veterinarian-carnivore-RDs out there, (as in DVM, RD, CDE, MS), if not the only one. Oh, let me spell those out: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator Master Of Science, Certified GAPS  Practitioner, Certified Health Coach. Yes, I took as many years to study and understand human and animal nutrition as many as it took to heal. I am grateful I am finally cured.”
 
Thank you for creating such an awesome tribe of “wild” humans.
 
Best,
Mihaela