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Kim improved her ulcerative colitis, boils, migraines on a carnivore diet

Kim suffered terribly from ulcerative colitis and had to have her colon removed several years ago.  She had boils, rosacea, and migraines.  When she switched to the carnivore diet all of her symptoms improved!  

 

Listen to Kim story of healing on the MeatRx.com Podcast.

Jim lowered his triglycerides and blood pressure on a carnivore diet

Going Carnivore has made an amazing change in my life. 
 
 
What has changed for me is now I have the kind of energy that I haven’t had for 30 years, I have lost all the inflamation that was in my joints, I have had 6 surgical clean outs and major ACL repair on my knee and now I have no pain in my knee, which hasn’t been the case since 1985.  I also had my hip replaced 18 months ago and since the surgery and going carnivore I went from basically being sedentary to now this summer 
 
 
  1. I have summited 3 mountains hiking, and 
  2. taken up rowing skulls on the reservoir In Calgary 
  3. My blood pressure has gone from high 150/90 to 120/70 normal
  4. My triglycerides have gone down by 50%
  5. My HDL has increased and my LDL has decreased
  6. I have lost over 80 lbs from 305 lbs to 225 lbs
  7. I can now do things i would have thought impossible 18 months ago.
  8. I am putting on muscle without really trying
 
I went for my yearly physical with my family doctor who I have been seeing for 32 years, he always said that I was too fat and needed to lose weight fatboy (my interpretation).  I had not seen him for a year because of covid.  I went and saw him the lowest weight that I had been in 30 years, he couldn’t believe it was me, but what was really great was my blood pressure had always been high 145/85 or 150/90.  He took my blood pressure and his words were “WooooW!!!!” and he is a man of few words my blood pressure was 120/70.  My Triglycerides have gone down by over 50%, my HDl has increased and my LDL has gone down. 
 
All my blood markers have improved.I am never hungry, i used to eat continuously and was always hungry, now I am never hungry.
 
I am also a cancer survivor, I had CLL Leukemiaa blood cancer diagnosed in 2011, I was successfully treated in 2013 with a combination of a manmade manufactured antibody and chemo drugs and have been cancer free for 7 years, they cannot find any cancer cells in my blood.

 

 

Trudy lost weight, and came off medications on a carnivore diet

Shortly after we were married, my husband and I found out we were already expecting our first baby. I wasn’t really “overweight”, but I wasn’t thin either. I weighed about 140. I’m 5’ 5”. 

I gained nearly 90 lbs during my pregnancy. Don’t know why, I just did.
 
I lost a little after she was born, but not much. Then my weight started to climb!
By the time our daughter was 5, I already weighed 300 lbs.
 
A few years later, I was 400 lbs, wearing 5X clothes that were rapidly getting tight.
This last photo was taken Christmas 2010.
 
July 2011 I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and spent 2 days in ICU, then 2 more days in a regular room.
 
I immediately quit sugar. It was a shock to my “southern girl” system to give up sweet tea, biscuits, and all the wonderful carb-y goodnesses I grew up on. But I did it!
 
In 18-24 months, I lost 100 lbs!
I was able to maintain that for a few years. Then I started having difficulty walking. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. I had arthritis in my knee joints and under both my kneecaps. For almost 4 years, I walked with a cane. I was only in my mid-30’s.
 
I gained back about 80 lbs in 2 years.

I was miserable! I tried Atkins/low carb. I just couldn’t lose!

August 2018 I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I had no idea that obesity could cause cancer!!!
 
September 24, 2018 I had a complete hysterectomy. They removed my uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. My gynecological oncologist said that my ovaries probably hadn’t worked correctly in years.
 
I recovered from surgery, but still could not lose weight.
 
My primary care doctor and I talked about me having weight loss surgery, but we found out my insurance didn’t cover it so we started trying to raise the money. We asked my doctor if we should try to get on disability. She said that could take years, and I “didn’t have years”. We knew that meant I’d die if something didn’t change soon!
 
Even my oncologist worked to try and help me get bariatric surgery, but I couldn’t find help due to insurance problems.
 
I contacted a hospital in Mexico where several of my family members and friends had gone for bariatric surgery. Even though it was considerably less expensive, I still couldn’t come up with the money.
 
In faith, I started the pre-op diet they sent me. 3 of my siblings had to have bariatric surgery to lose weight so I just assumed I was next.
 
I followed that pre-op diet. It was very strict, but I followed it to the letter. After 3 months on that diet, I had lost only 5 lbs!
 
I was beyond frustrated, and very close to giving up, and just going back to eating whatever I wanted since I wasn’t losing anyway.
I prayed! I asked God to show me what to do.
 
One week after my 39th birthday, I woke up and said “I’m starting keto!”
 
(I had come across Thomas DeLauer on YouTube, and I started doing tons of research on it, reading/watching testimonials about people getting off all kinds of meds, dropping weight, and so much other wonderful side affects of keto. I also started watching Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Eric Berg.)
 
Within 3 weeks of going strict Keto, I was off my diabetes meds, thyroid meds, and I no longer needed my cane!!! (I haven’t used it since! That was August 2019!”)
 
Within 6 months, I’d lost 60 lbs! That wasn’t a lot for most keto people, but that was a LOT for me!
I felt great, better than I had in years, but I still had high blood pressure, severe anxiety, and some joint pain.
 
I had heard about Carnivore/Zero Carb, and I had been doing research. I’ve always loved vegetables, and it had been drilled into me all my life, and on Keto, “EAT YOUR VEGGIES!” So I was struggling with the “only animal products” way of eating.
 
I came across Judy Cho, Laura Spath, Kelly Hogan, Dr. Shawn Baker, Charles Washington, and a few others in my YouTube searches.
 
After LOTS of research, I decided to go without veggies one evening for dinner. Then I didn’t have veggies the next day. Then I realized I hadn’t eaten veggies in a week or so, and I was feeling great!
 
In that first week, I lost 10 lbs that I’d gained after stalling on Keto.
I’ve lost 2 lbs since this last pic was taken. I’ve lost a total of 99 lbs from my highest weight!
 
Since going ZC, I’m now off my blood pressure meds (Lisinopril 30mg) and nearly off my anxiety meds (Lexapro 20mg). When I do feel I need something, I take only half a Lexapro, and only once a week or so. I also only need my acid reflux meds (omeprazole 49mg) every few days instead of every single day!
 
I continue to watch and read everything I can to learn more about why we thrive on this WOE. I’ve had hundreds of people contact me since I started losing weight. They all want to know what I’m doing, and can I guide them. As I learn, I share my new-found knowledge and wisdom!
 
My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. I came across a photo from our 10th anniversary. I weighed 400 lbs, could barely walk, on TONS of meds, and I was wearing 5X clothes from Catherine’s (which is 6X most places), and they were almost too small.
My husband has lost about 40 lbs, even though he’s not 100% ZC.
 
I am so thankful to have found this WOE, and I share this with anyone who will listen!!! We can hardly wait to see where we’ll be down the road!
The Miller’s 20th Wedding Anniversary 03/04/2020
Joseph, size 58 suit (and it’s way too big).
Trudy, size 24 dress (and it’s too big).
 
7.5 weeks ZC/Carnivore so far, and life/health gets better and better and better!

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Grant improved energy, recovery, cognition, and fitness on carnivore diet

Hey Doc. I’m a college pitcher for Shepherd University and I was hit with some devastating news about a month ago, I will need my second arm surgery in two years to keep playing baseball  With about a month and a half, I decided to go all out in the weight room so I don’t too lose strength while I recover.

I saw you on Joe Rogan’s podcast and I gave the diet a try. This has been the easiest month of powerlifting of my life. My numbers increased by 8% in 30 days, I sleep better, I have more energy, I concentrate better in class and I recover so much faster. I also have no doubt that I would be throwing harder as well. This diet has truly changed my life. Not to mention I look better overall.

My diet has been nothing but moose, deer, chicken and water.

The transition was actually really easy, I ate when I was hungry and I haven’t had any cravings for sugar or carbs cause I’m just full.

Keep up the great work!

Joette improved depression, sleep, got off medications on carnivore diet

This is what an 80lb transformation looks like. In fact, the first 2 pics were taken the day before I had a gastric lap band installed. (18 years ago.) 7 years later the band would fail & nearly kill me. I had an emergency surgery & to have it removed. The 80lbs I had lost from the surgery came back almost immediately! I had a band on my stomach, which restricted my food intake, which also restricted my nutrients that lead to poor metabolism, destroyed my hormone health, etc… Since Jan. 3, 2017 I have been effortlessly losing the 80lbs again, but have never restricted my calories, I have never felt starved or deprived! I’m sure I have fixed my metabolic health, hormones, depression, anxiety, cellular heath & much more! Up to July 31st 2018, I was eating #ketogenicdiet . Aug. 1, 2018 (my birthday) I switched to the #carnivorediet … My journey wasn’t just weight loss anymore, it was healing! 🙌 I’m off 24 meds now, a CPAP machine, inhaler, infusions from the doctors office every 8 weeks, Celiac Disease & IBS under control, no more hypertension that had to be controlled with 4 different meds and ‘3’ Autoimmune Diseases in remission! I’m so thankful that @kendberry.md put a 1 month Carnivore challenge out that August! This way of eating has been life changing for me! 🙏 Once I had completed that first month of Carnivore, there was NO WAY I was turning back! I had forgotten how it felt to feel good… I couldn’t remember ever feeling as good as I did in my life! People may think I’m strange for this way of eating! I don’t care, it’s working!

I just want to share my health journey with you & maybe give someone a little encouragement. I am not where I want to be yet, but I’ve come a long way… I had been struggling for about 6 years with a LOT of symptoms that couldn’t seem to be diagnosed. So many different symptoms that I was sent to a Rheumatologist, Pulmonologist, Cardiologist, Hematologist & a Neurologist. As you can imagine, all of these Specialist found something to diagnose me with. And naturally they all began prescribing the meds… Lots and lots of meds! 26 different medications to be exact. This took them about 3 years to do… So for the second half of the 6 years I should have been feeling better all medicated up, right? Nope, instead I ballooned up to 234lbs & actually felt worse. The diagnosis was Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Sjogren’s Syndrome & Celiac Disease. Plus, I had Hypertension & Sleep Apnea, with a touch of Neuropathy. I decided to try to take charge of my weight on Jan. 3, 2017 with the Ketogenic Diet that I had heard about. Plus, it would be gluten-free for the Celiac Disease that I had just been diagnosed with. Well, I lost 80lbs in just 1 1/2 years… I discovered that this way of eating was definitely going to be sustainable. I felt like there was more benefits that I could be getting out of this way of eating, because I had heard & read stories of people healing their depression, etc… The only thing I had under control was the Celiac Disease. This is when I took the Carnivore Diet challenge… I thought what the heck, my weight is stalled so I might as well give it a try. I don’t think 2 weeks has passed into this Carnivore Diet I noticed that I was walking better, I didn’t have all the nagging pain I suffered with daily & I was sleeping better! I had some of my regular doctors visits during this time… Guess what?!?! My blood work started coming back amazing! So amazing that my Hematologist was scratching his head trying to figure out what was going on… In 3 years that he’d been working with me & giving me iron infusions had he seen my numbers so good. I told him I knew why they were so good & why I’m feeling so good. I don’t think he wanted to hear what I had to say, but I told him anyway. I told him about the Carnivore Diet! He just did a face plant in his hands while shaking his head & mumbled “I’ve heard this a lot lately.” 😊In the next few months, I never lost any more weight. But, more amazing things started happening! I lost inches, I was able to come off of 24 out of 26 meds & I was able to stop using my CPAP machine!!! I want to share, share, share this info with you… Wishing to give hope to others or give someone the courage to try Carnivore if they are having qualms.
I only wish I would had known about Carnivore Diet sooner. Let’s all get the word out!

Marcos improved strength, stamina, and recovery on a carnivore diet

I’m a 50 year old former athlete. I’ve started Karate at the age of 12. It was brutal back then but somehow I decided to endure and, before I knew it, I was hooked.
 
I started entering tournaments in my first year and at 15 I was training 6 hours per day. Before 18 I was doing 8+ hours of training everyday at the dojo and with the Rio de Janeiro team and at 22 I was winning in the national championships.
 
I’m not a tall guy with only 5ft 5in height but even though I was very lean my weight was 187 pounds. I used to eat everything in my way in huge amounts without never getting fat due to extreme long training sessions.
 
Though Karate can be very rough and we did get hurt a lot I was healthy as one can be, very strong, fast and never got tired. I looked good and life was easy.
 
Retirement
 
After several years as a professional athlete I had an accident while training and broke my jaw in 2 different places. I was submitted to a surgery where they put my jaw back in place and hold it with a titanium wire. I had to stay still for 2 months with steel wires around my teeth. It was at the end of the University and I was offered a job as character animator in a famous studio here. I took it.
 
I’ve got back to training as soon as the doctors let me but now, instead of training 8 hours I was sitting 8 hours drawing and only training 1 hour a day. My career  as an athlete was over. I kept teaching, training and weight lifting and even training Judo, as well as other Martial Arts, but never with the same intensity as before.
 
Weight Gain
 
After 30, without the brutal daily training and with the huge food consumption I started to gain a little weight. Then I got married and started working even more hours every day while exercising less and less until I stopped completely for some time.
 
At 40 I was sedentary weighting 260 pounds. I knew I was going to pay the price for that lifestyle and started to “eat healthy” and started training again. I did loose weight but I always get some of it back again. In time I was able to intensify my training and started to feel pain in the joints afterwards. I thought I needed to increase my strength and started weightlifting again. 
 
At 49 I was in good condition. I was lifting really heavy weights, fighting bigger and younger guys. I had good stamina and I did several 5 min rounds daily. With all that, I kept strugling to mantain my weight and though I was eating paleo and went keto for some time, the weight I lose always seem to come back to me again.
 
Endocrinologist
 
I was doing everything right, according to common knowledge, and wasn’t getting the results everyone would expect. I went to see a doctor. An endocrinologist  famous for the results he achieves with his patients. He interviewed me thoroughly and took almost all my blood for testing and came with the news: “You f**d up your metabolism!”
My hormones were good for my age and the testosterone was “very good” according to him, but he wanted to give me hormones to fasten things up.
 
I said no.
 
The only thing left to do, he said, was to increase my metabolism and intensify my workouts. I had just turned 50 and despite my physical condition was way better than 10 years earlier, it was very hard to lose weight or even avoid gaining even more.
 
I turned 50 in December 2017 and though I felt stronger and with good stamina, but paid a heavy price after every intense training session. I realized that one, or even two, heavy intense short training (40 min) sessions per day were better than long lighter ones.
 
Carnivore
 
I’ve discovered this WOE in 2018 after dieting for 2 months without great results. After digging thoroughly for 2 weeks I decided to give it a try on February 10th and started to see the results at once.
 
I like meat. I always did. But to see at last that I don’t need anything else is simply perfect!
 
The weight started to drop since the first week. The bloated belly emptied away and the joints began to feel better. After 1 week I felt migraines for 2 days. I even felt feverish for one night but I kept myself on track…
 
Everything was different afterwards.
 
The rest of the month was smooth. After 50 days I got my blood tested and the numbers were all better, thoug they were never bad. The testosterone levels went even higher and I feel great.
 
After 100 days I am 40 pounds leaner and I don’t think I lost muscle. I feel stronger and the stamina increased. I’m punching harder even with less weight and despite the fact that I never lost flexibility, I can kick higher, faster and with less effort. 1 training session every day. Some days I do it twice a day. One extreme and intense, the other more technical and less demanding.
 
I have no cravings. I haven’t had any vegetal fiber since the first day. Just some seasoning such as peppers, dry garlic powder and a bit of sea salt in my meals. I drink only water, an ocasional black unsweetened coffee and, at home, I make yerba mate infusion. Nothing else.
 
I usually have 1 to 1.3 pound of meat once a day. If I go hungry after the evening training session, I take some Bacon and eggs, but normally I eat only once.
 
My mind is sharp as it can be. No joint pains or digestive issues. I’m never tired, even after long training sessions, and I sleep as a rock. Still losing weight and I feel the testosterone may be increasing even more…
 
I hope to lose more 15 or 17 pounds until June 23rd when I’ll be tested for 5th Dan.

Matt improved anxiety, digestion, fitness on carnivore fasting lifestyle

Hi,
Saw your post on IG about fasting or time restricted eating.  I’m a former Division I linebacker and collegiate competitive power lifter.I also used to be a division one strength and conditioning coach at Yale and Georgetown, and also I’ve been a strength coach and Sport Psych consultant for NFL combine preparation.  while the strength coach I was also a full-time police officer to include working patrol, Peer Support, Swat, and full-time Academy instructor for fitness an officer survival. 

I got hooked on weight lifting, supplements and protein shakes, as well as clean eating since I was 12 years old.   For most of that time I ate six meals a day or had three meals +3 shakes or snacks.  Sports nutrition for so many years had you freaking out about getting protein in every few hours or you might shrivel up. 

Fast forward until my 30s and I had an injury during a SWAT workout, and a surgery that got botched and changed my life forever.   I had multiple surgeries that could not correct what made me permanently incontinent.  I also was put on massive amounts of pain killers and other harsh and dangerous drugs.  I was forced to retire from the careers I loved as a SWAT officer and collegiate strength coach.   The workers compensation doctors had me on I think it was nine different drugs including multiple opiates, muscle relaxers, sleep medications, anxiety medications, benzos and depression meds.  I had no idea what all this stuff was until a SWAT buddy who used to be a narcotics officer saw what I was on.  I had just trusted all of these doctors, since I had not seen a doctor since college football where their whole goal is to get you back on the field. 

Anyhow when I was retired I was 5 foot 10, 270 pounds, and about 30% body fat.  My normal weight was about 230 pounds at 10% body fat until this disaster.   

I moved to California specifically for functional and integrative doctors.   It’s probably too much detail to get into but I found multiple doctors that helped me attack getting off all the medications within months, and it took about two years to get back to working out regularly.  I had chronic pain, chronic illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, in addition to major digestive, immune, metabolic and endocrine dysfunction. 

One of the things my awesome doctor did about 11 years ago was put me on a ketogenic diet, and intermittent  fasting before anybody was even calling it that.  I could go into details if you wanted more.  So basically for 11 years I have been doing intermittent fasting, with at least 3 to 4 months a year ketogenic, and then a few months of Paleo or cyclical keto genic where I might do carb up day’s.  Because of my incontinence I can only eat at night after all of my workouts are done or any of my activities.   So I basically eat 2 to 3 meals probably in a 5 to 6 hour window.   I have maintained a body weight of 230-240 pounds at average 10% BF.  At times I have been lower body fat, and at times I’ve actually been up to 250 pounds when I was training harder.   But the point is I can easily maintain 240 pounds only eating in a small window, and not worrying about doing so many grams of protein or having protein shakes all day long.   

Since Covid started I have essentially been doing the carnivore diet with steaks, burgers and scrambled eggs.   My workouts are fine and I’m still 235 pounds with no problem.   As I fine-tune my cooking skills, I look forward to adding in different types of meat and salmon, and I think overtime as I get stricter without any occasional cheats of some veggies or what not, I have a feeling I’m gonna end up super lean and continue to get stronger at the gym.    Doesn’t feel bad at all.  I used to think you had to pound veggies, just like I used to think you had to have protein shakes and so many grams of protein spread out throughout the day or you would shrivel up or lose strength.  Not true.  Now I can’t say if I was younger in a college or professional athlete if I would eat this way, but certainly someone who is not a competitive athlete can do a ketogenic or strictly carnivore diet with inner minute fasting and still train their balls off with no problem.   Obviously during Covid I can’t do yoga or martial arts Since they’re all closed, but I assume I can still do them on a carnivore diet just like I did a keto genic diet with vegetables with no problems. My lifting during Covid has continued to be supermy lifting during Covid has continued to be super solid, as has my interval training and GPP. 

If you need more details just ask.  This is a lifestyle for 11 years and due to permanent incontinence I’ll be eating this way the rest of my life (I’m 45). 

Thanks,
Matt   

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