Thyroid & hormones

Elisabeth improved dental health, digestion, fitness, mood on carnivore diet

I started ZC 15 March 2015. I was on a strict Ketogenic Diet before, which did help with my osteoarthritis. A fat-fast made me pain-free. Adding veggies back made my pain come back. I did research about if I could survive without veggies, and found the group, Zeroing in on Health.

I came from strong painkillers and severe pain, to a life without medication and pain-free, most of the time. I have had asthma all my life. It is gone. My seasonal allergies are reduced, and I don’t need any medication on ZC. My tinnitus is gone. My gut troubles are gone. My dental health has improved. Hormonal improvement.

My skin is more healthy than ever. I have a bigger overarm now, than when I was training intensely, with no training.

Best of all, I was fighting a depression, which wouldn’t leave. I have had depression since childhood, very often. I haven’t had any, on zc, not even now, when my Company was bankrupt. I do have a mental clarity on ZC that I never had dreamed of. I am really more me, and I dare to live in the moment.

My libido is better than ever, and I feel younger than I have felt in many years. I am 50 years old.

I love meat, and I love what it does for my body. I was a carboholic, and now I have no cravings, at all. ZC made my life so much better.

Yours sincerely,
Elisabeth,
from Denmark.

Listen to Elisabeth’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast with Coach Tracy below:

Matt improved diabetes on a carnivore diet

I was accepted into the group just a few days ago, so I thought I’d do a little check in. At 365lbs, high blood pressure rising, fatty liver getting worse, T2 worsening, cholesterol skyrocketing, it was time to do something. I Started Keto 1/1/19, strictly 20g carb max per day calories from fat 70% min = dropped 23 lbs, and felt like things were starting to stabilize.

 I switched on 2/1/19 to Carnivore (Full carnivore, save some botanicals and ACV as homeopathic supplements). Within 3 days the pain from C3-4, and C6-7 8mm spinal stenosis’ vanished. Yes, vanished! Inflammation throughout my body wooshed away, along with a ton of extra water weight (Not dehydrated as pea is correct shade, and skin snaps back when pulled/pinched). 2nd week in February I did a liver detox, and seeing how easily I was able to fast thru that, I started OMAD. I then thought I’d try a 48 hour strict dry fast.

 Ok, that was hard, but it did it’s work. I figure with all of the body fat I’m burning, I’ve got to be releasing a ton of toxins in into my system, so I’ve instituted 3x week coffee enema, which really seems to be doing the trick. Now, I’ve incorporated morning walks, and graduated to 3×42 fasting on mineral salts, water, tea, and black coffee only. 

Feasting 2500 -3000 cal at 80% from fat in between fasts. Since 2/1/19 another 23 lbs! In that period, based on my scales body fat%, I’ve actually gained 3 lbs of lean mass (no resistance training yet). I am off of all diabetic (Glucose is more stable and lower than when on meds), high blood pressure (Dropped 30/20, and resting pulse has dropped from mid 80’s to mid 60’s), cholesterol, and sleep aid/depression meds (I’m actually just waking up fully rested on my own at 5am when I used to have to set an alarm for 8:30am). 

I’m awaiting today’s blood work to see if I can safely get off of Testosterone and Gout meds. CVS keeps wishfully sending me reminders to order more drugs . . . but, I don’t think the cause of my illnesses was drug deficiencies. I’m pretty sure Carnivore, IF, and EF are working wonders!

Gabby lost weight, healed digestion and anxiety on a carnivore diet

Here’s my story: I’m a 40 yr old female new to the carnivore diet. A little back story. I have always had thyroid issues since my 20’s (Graves disease and Hashimotos). I was on several medications and nothing worked. In 2010 I listened to my doctors and had a complete thyroidectomy, a decision I regret every single day. After my surgery I gained 50 lbs and then went on a Paleo style diet. I felt “better” but still suffered with migraines, skin issues and severe hormonal imbalance and continued weight gain. Then I jumped into vegetarianism then eventually veganism. Then I started feeling worse with depression and feelings of impending doom. My anxiety was on a 100 and my teeth started aching. I ended up needing 7k in dental work. I realized veganism wasn’t for me. I then switched to keto. I started losing weight and feeling much better. I am a life long lover of vegetables and figured the more organic and raw the better. I bought every expensive blender and juicer I could find. I was always hungry and my hormones were out of control right before my menstrual cycle, so I cut all fruit. Fast forward I stumbled across the podcast with Joe Rogan and Shawn Baker and decided to give the all meat diet a try. That was 2 months ago and I haven’t looked back. Here’s what I’ve experienced after 2 months:

Starting weight: 230
Today’s weight: 203
Skin feels softer and more supple
Depression and anxiety are gone
I’m able to deal with minor inconveniences without wanting to cry
My digestion have improved 100%
No bloating or flatulence
No menstrual cramping
My hair and nails feel thicker and stronger
My teeth and gum health has improved
I no longer spend hours in the kitchen meal prepping
My gains in the gym have doubled and recovery is faster
I have no cravings for bad foods

Here’s what I eat:
Ribeye steaks
Veal liver twice a week
Egg yolk (egg whites don’t agree with me)
Turkey wings and necks (they are nice and gelatinous)
Wild Meats like ground yak and ostrich
Veal sweet breads (pancreas and surrounding organs)
Bone marrow
Wild Salmon
Sardines
Hydrolized Collagen

In closing: I have tried every diet out there on a quest to feel as best as I can given my circumstances. This way of eating has not only helped me lose weight but I feel stronger physically and mentally. I thank all of those who have gone against the medical establishment and conventional dietary guidelines to put their story’s out there. It has helped change my health and my life. I will never go back.

Sara loses weight, resolves pre-diabetes on carnivore diet

This is my video-a follow up: April of this year, 2019, I had blood work done right as I was beginning to transition away from a mostly whole food, plant based diet. Total Cholesterol was 170; HDL was 46; Trigs were 64 and LDL was 111. FAST FORWARD to this week, November 2019, having been low carb since mid-April and then going 80-90% carnivore in July-today. New blood work: total Cholesterol is 186; HDL 66; trigs 55; LDL 109. My heart disease risk ratio went from 3.7, down to 2.8 My Cholesterol numbers have IMPROVED since going mostly carnivore and eating a predominately animal based diet high in fat (including saturated fat). A1c was not recorded in April, my A1c this time was 5.6.

My weight is now stable in the 121lbs-123lbs range, without tracking/counting/weighing. Digestion issues continue to be resolved.

UPDATE: Attached is my recent cholesterol panel. 

 

Blood pressure reading #1 was 100/66; blood pressure reading #2 was 92/64; blood pressure reading #3 was 102/60. Pulse reading was 68. Weight, with clothes on, was 124lbs/BMI of a 20.0 

 

These numbers reflect me transitioning from a mostly ‘whole foods, plant based diet’, to general low carb in April, and then relaxed carnivore starting in July (moved to 80-90% animal based diet at that point). So 8 months low carb, with around 5 of those being mostly carnivore. I had blood work done in April and my numbers have improved since then, especially my HDL. In April that was a 46 and my doctor was not happy with that. Now, after being carnivore for a few months my HDL is a 66. 😊 My coronary heart disease risk was a 3.7 in April and is now a 2.8. 

 

Also, the fasting time is timestamped wrong on the form-I started fasting at 6:30pm and had my blood drawn the following morning, at around 10am.

 

Btw: I’m a 41 year old, perimenopausal female of 3 kids, who’s a stay at home mom and fairly sedentary (no intentional exercise currently).

Melissa improved energy levels, mental health, inflammation on carnivore diet

 I am celebrating one year of carnivory, and so I thought it might be helpful to share and document the reasons for choosing this WOE, the symptoms I experienced before this WOE, my background and the current benefits I’m enjoying thus far. 

 
First, I was raised by a very health conscious mother who my relatives would lovingly tease, saying things like, “How old was M when she had her first cookie? 10 years old?”  Meat, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables were a regular part of our diet, which was considered healthy in the 80s, and I was usually the only child at school with whole wheat bread for my sandwich. Oh, how I wished I could have Wonder Bread like my friends! 🙂  
 
Fast forward through the years, and my weight constantly fluctuated. I just thought I had to exercise to keep up with my appetite. I became a serious athlete in high school and college, and so I managed to keep my weight in check. But no sooner had I walked the stage and received my undergraduate degree where the rigorous twice-a-day practices ceased (without changing my diet), I’d gained a cool 20lbs almost overnight and saw saddlebags on my legs for the first time.  I freaked out and began training and coaching track and field, so I was able to keep my weight down, however, other symptoms began to arise; inflammation, sore joints, back, neck, etc.  I chalked it up to years of weight lifting and beating myself up, and decided I just needed to “keep moving” to distract from the pain.  This would go on for more than a decade, with weight fluctuating and exercise increasing to help stave off extra weight and joint pain.  
 
After my husband and I got married, along with weight gain (which I attributed to the stress of our many moves for school, and lack of consistent routines), I experienced severe joint pain and fatigue,too.  A doctor’s visit revealed I had hypothyroidism.  They wanted to start me on medication, but I refused. Symptoms of fatigue and joint pain would wax and wane for the next few years, then I became pregnant with our son.  First time pregnancy, along with another move made me not care what I ate outside of doctor’s orders. I gained over 50 lbs, reaching my heaviest at around 250lbs before our son was born.  
 
 
 
Desperate for a health revamp, which is typical of most new moms, I went to googling in 2011. Veganism, smoothie and juice fasts were all the rage, so I dove right in. Within 9 months, I’d lost 80lbs! I never thought I’d see 159lbs ever again in my life! I actually felt good, too, for a while, with soaring energy (well, when you have 80lbs of energy stored up, along with the relative benefits of fasting for swaths of time, it all makes sense) and a new lease on life as a new, thinner mom. Plus, after reading all the plant-based literature, gurus, and documentaries out there (Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, The China Study-Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. Furhman, Victoria Boutenko, Freelee the Banana Girl, and many, many others), I thought plant-based eating was the holy grail to health. Mind you, I did not do this for animal ethical reasons, I just truly believed plants were the answer and key to good health.  My sister and I even started a blog about it. We were serious evangelists (in our small social media circle). We’d converted several of our family members and friends to start juicing and eating more plants. My sister, while not as strict as me, lost 70 lbs and became a personal trainer, so people were seeing the changes in both of us and became convinced there was some validity to what we were doing.  
 
 
 
However, by the time I weaned my son at 26 months (2013), what was an easy 165-170lb maintenance (I’m 5’11”) started to not be so easy, and the weight would creep back up to the 180s and beyond.  I thought I just had to exercise more since I was no longer nursing. Well, that didn’t work sustainably on several fronts. The fatigue returned and I was unable to stay on the plant based diet. I would crave eggs and meat, and would cave in and “indulge,” but would feel guilty eating them because I seriously thought I was harming my body with all the protein and fat, when in actuality my body was yelling at me exactly that!  Add to that, my dental and mental (ha, that rhymed) health started to go south, with three chipped teeth, and anxiety and depression to boot.  
 
We moved once again for my husband’s job in 2013, and I found a natural clinic that did muscle response testing, which is a fascinating technique. THey also told me I had pre-diabetic markers. They completely shifted my mindset by telling me I needed meat, organs and bone broths to improve my health. I thought they were crazy.  But they were helping me. I saw various improvements, and in talking with them more and doing some research about a ketogenic diet, I decided to try it. Within 6 months I’d gone from 216lbs to 182lbs, and I felt good again!   That was 2016. 
 
 
 
2017 was one of the most difficult years for us as a family, and me personally. We had to leave my husband’s job that he/we loved, and moved into a bedroom at my mother and stepfather’s house until my hubby could find another job. All of our belongings remained in a storage unit hundreds of miles away, my son slept in a cot next to us, and we only took the bare essentials of clothing and important documents in our cars for an entire year. Meanwhile, my mother was suffering from cancer, and she sadly died in December 2017.   I was thankful to be able to be with her so intimately her last days, but it was a shock on so many levels to us.  Three months later, we moved 2,000 miles away where my husband had found a job. 
 
That brings us to 2018. We’d moved, I was grieving the loss of my mother and being so far away from my family, and my health was terrible. By the grace of God, He gave me strength to think about what had helped me in the past regain some semblance of health, and I remembered the ketogenic diet.  I started googling and researching, and, as so many of you have said before, stumbled on the Joe Rogan podcast with both Jordan Peterson and Shawn Baker.  They both intrigued and frightened me. All meat? Surely this was going to kill me or give me cancer, and fast! But after reading so many testimonials on meatheals.com, and even though I didn’t know everything, I felt confident that even if this WOE would give me fewer great days than many horrible ones, I decided at least a 30 day experiment would be in order. 
 
Which is to say, that here I am 1 year later, still eating carnivore consistently.  Here are the many MANY benefits I’ve experienced:
 
-I am 31lbs lighter (I went from 207lbs to now 177lbs). Not a lot for some on this diet, but my body composition has changed dramatically, where I’ve lost incredible amounts of inches!
-Bloodwork came back great, all the things within normal ranges, and my thyroid panel is completely normal!
-No more fatigue or regular naps during the day after doing nothing
-NO MORE JOINT PAIN or INFLAMMATION! 
-Mental health is fantastic. 
-Skin is smoother, tighter and tanner (instead of burning easily in the past)
-Little to no pms
-Consistently satiated
-More emotionally stable. Feel more confident about life and looking forward to the future.  
 
 
 
There are probably some things that I am forgetting, but like so many of the stories you read, carnivore has definitely changed my life for the better. Like so many, I went through the keto flu symptoms for the first few weeks, and felt even lower energy for the first three months; but the weight loss and mental health benefits were immediate, so that (along with all these stories and words of encouragement on various Facebook groups) was convincing enough for me to stay the course.  
 
I’m so thankful for finding this WOE, this website and the many individuals here and on social media who have shared and continue to share their stories.  I don’t claim that this is the only way to eat or live, but it’s certainly been working well for me, and I look forward to seeing additional benefits as I continue on this path.  I wish you all good health until the day our Lord takes us home. Either way, here or in heaven, I’ll be feasting sumptuously … I just rejoice in the day I get to do it again with my mom face to face. <3 <3 <3 🙂 
 
All the best. 
M.A.D.
 
 

Jodelle regained period, lost anxiety, improved sleep on carnivore diet

I had blood work showing that I had hypothyroidism, and since then I have been strict carnivore.

I am convinced now that the all meat diet is the absolute very best thing I can do for the healing of my thyroid, because these are already the results I have seen thus far:
My period came back after 7 months of not having one. My skin hair and nails are smooth and shiny and no more dry skin. Nails and hair growing super fast.

My anxiety is gone. Period. Gone. I have suffered from mild-to-moderate anxiety since I was 15. My sleep is improved. My workouts are stellar progressing in weights as I am so enjoying taking on the CTS system that Dr. Baker put together. 

My appetite is regulated. I used to think about and dwell about my next meal all the time. I am now only hungry every now and then, and meat is all I want. And I could go on but I’ll stop there for now.

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
 
  
 
 
 

Anonymous improved anemia and digestive problems on a carnivore diet

My story is quite an extreme one.

When I was five years old my entire family became vegetarian. This would have been in 1975, when being a vegetarian was still very unusual. I gather it was after a distressing trip to an agricultural show, but of course I don’t really remember the details. Before that, I had eaten a fairly normal diet. Apparently, as a toddler in my high chair I used to repeatedly ask for ‘more meat!’

The first way that it affected me was that I became quite phobic about food. In retrospect I think that I must have been a bit traumatised by the switch, because I went from being a fairly normal eater to an incredibly fussy one. They say that children know instinctively what they need, and I think that on some level I must have known that our new bean- and grain-heavy diet was not very good for us. I hated it, anyway, and responded by being frightened of everything except Weetabix and bread. I was really nervous about the food my mother cooked, although she was a good cook and most people loved her food. 

As I grew up, I didn’t really realise that my health was being impaired by my diet, but now I look back the signs of steady deterioration were there. I had chronic earache and thrush, my nails were always really weak, and I must have had mild rickets without anyone even noticing. I say this because early photographs show me with straight legs, but by the time I was about ten I had developed bowed legs, and my ankle and knee joints had thickened – both symptoms of rickets. By the time I was ten I was chronically constipated as well, and I was definitely already anaemic. 

However, it was not until I was about 16 that my health really got a lot worse. I had been under a great deal of stress due to problems at home, and I had been eating very poorly for a few years and generally not looking after myself.  I suffered a sort of hormonal collapse – my thyroid seemed to more or less shut down and I began to struggle to keep my weight under control. I responded by massively restricting my diet, and never took any hormones for the problem. I was permanently exhausted, and really depressed.  My periods stopped completely also. In the next few years my digestive system began to be severely affected; it became more and more difficult for me to cope with more and more foods. Initially the things that I gave up were toxic foods like sugar, but as the years went by, I found myself having to cut out more and more food groups. My veganism was as much prompted by my progressive inability to digest different animals foods as it was from conviction. I had eaten a lot of yoghurt in my twenties, but then I realised that it was giving me terrible sinus and digestive problems, so the dairy had to go. I used to love eating eggs, but then they began giving me terrible skin problems and stomach aches, so they too were jettisoned.  I have since read that this is a very common phenomenon; vegetarian or vegan people find that their diet is increasingly dictated to them as their digestive systems deteriorate. I also had to cut out carbohydrates as I had a terrible problem with candida overgrowth that I simply could not get rid of.

By the time I was in my mid-forties I had been forced to cut out virtually all food groups and was basically living on vegetables and green powders. I spent a small fortune on the so-called super foods like spirulina, chlorella and barley and wheat grass powders. It was a colossal waste of money, but in retrospect they probably stopped me from suffering from even worse malnutrition than I already did. At least I was always able to digest them, which is more than I could do with most other foods. 

Apart from the terrible digestive problems, which often meant at least a few sleepless nights every week, and a great deal of pain, there was a long list of major and minor things that were wrong with me. My brain was permanently fogged up, I was a terrible yellow colour, my skin was dry, I was always cold, I had little bumps all over my body, my nails continued to not grow properly, I had a problem with water retention, particularly in my lower body, and I struggled to keep my weight down, even with a strict exercise routine. I had had a lot of problems with poor oral health, including periodontal disease. I was terribly thirsty all the time, which I now realise is a sign of severe anaemia. My liver function was impaired, so I couldn’t tolerate fried foods or alcohol. Generally, my health was lousy. I had to plan my life really carefully, because there was little wriggle room. If I didn’t keep to a certain routine, what fragile health I had could be undermined very rapidly. I was quickly emotionally overwhelmed by having too little time to myself, and had to force myself to go out and see my friends; I never really wanted to.  I generally didn’t talk about my health problems with people, and would tell myself that things weren’t so bad, because I didn’t have anything life-threatening. Nonetheless, however much I tried to kid myself, things were not great, and life was only bearable because I was fairly resigned to the situation…and thankfully, I had always had a large number of interests to distract me. In any case, I had had a long time to get used to poor health, so I didn’t really dwell on it that much. Maybe if I had, it wouldn’t have gone on for so long!  

Two things saved me. Firstly, I had (have!) a dear friend, who was an ex-vegan. He had suffered tremendous health problems which he had mainly resolved through going back to eating meat. At first, I didn’t really want to listen to his concerns, but he was kind and respectful, and I think I knew deep down that he was right. Anyway, he talked to me about how copper toxicity can result from zinc deficiency as a result of vegetarian and vegan diets, and although I didn’t immediately act on his ideas, they had an impact. I was also beginning to listen to a lot of podcasts on the internet, which continues to be a rich source of valuable new information. I was particularly inspired by the Canadian clinical psychologist Professor Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila, who famously cured her severe auto immune condition with an all-meat diet and now blogs about her experience. Jordan Peterson also adopted the diet and experienced significant benefits. At that point this seemed impossibly extreme, but I decided that I would start eating meat again, and see what happened. 

Of course, it had been 43 years since I had eaten any meat, so I had to slowly get myself used to the idea of trying it again. Most people who go back to eating meat do so because they really miss it, but it wasn’t like that for me. I had to persuade myself to do it, and the emotional resistance was tremendous. It took three months of a calculated desensitisation process  (looking at pictures of meat online) to pluck up the courage to try some chicken. However, when I did, I loved it straight away. Initially I had thought I would just eat meat occasionally, but my body knew what it wanted. Soon I was eating it every day, and feeling better and better. I just felt stronger in every way. 

However, it was not until I went completely carnivore that I began to see the real improvements. The first thing to really change was the colour of my skin. I have already mentioned that I was very yellow – orange, really. People used to ask me sometimes why this was the case, which was very embarrassing. Anyway, when I began to eat only meat my colour initially got a lot worse. For a few weeks I was so orange I was almost a neon colour. Then it suddenly went away, and I had a normal pink-ness for the first time in decades. From what I have read subsequently, this was a sign that my liver function was beginning to return as my body readjusted. Specifically, my yellow skin probably resulted from the copper poisoning which my friend had told me about, which was being rectified as I began to assimilate the zinc from the meat, and expel copper.  Yellow skin can also result from chronic anaemia. Copper poisoning is a common problem for vegetarians and vegans, as it is extremely difficult for them to get sufficient zinc in their diets (zinc is a copper antagonist in the body, and stops bio-unavailable copper building up in the tissues). 

It would be dishonest to claim that everything has resolved itself – it hasn’t, yet. However, I am not so unrealistic to think that 43 years of malnutrition can be sorted out in one year. Apparently, it takes years for minerals to rebalance in the body, so I must be patient. However, every month is bringing improvements, so I’m more than happy with my progress. It is certainly true that over the last 14 months my emotional and physical health has radically improved. The first thing to really change was my mood. I became a great deal calmer, and more sociable. I began to look forward to seeing friends rather than dreading social occasions. My digestive problems have got a lot better and my weight is more stable. My skin started to lose the dryness and flakiness, and my hair stopped falling out. The quality of my sleep improved a great deal. I stopped needing to drink all the time. People tell me that I look about ten years younger. This is probably the most visible sign of progress. The skin on my face has lifted and tightened, as if I have had plastic surgery (I haven’t!). The nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth are strongly associated with the ageing process, and mine have all but reverted to how they were in my early thirties. Long-term vegans and vegetarians often develop a characteristic ‘sunken eyed’ look. I certainly had this, but it has started to reverse itself.  Best of all, I have so much more energy and stamina. 

I mainly eat beef and salt. In the early days I was eating a lot of chicken, but I feel much better on a beef diet, and now I’m really not that interested in chicken anymore. I gather that most carnivores naturally gravitate towards grass-fed ruminants after a while; as was indicated during my childhood, the body knows what it wants when we give it a chance to find out. We eat a lot of grass-fed beef mince, but I do love really rare steak – barely cooked. Ironically, my poor digestive system, which struggled to cope with pretty much any food for years, has absolutely no problem at all digesting virtually raw steak! 

Anyway, I’m tremendously grateful for the internet, which I feel has given me back my life. I have learned so much in the last few years. Principally, I have learned that most of what we are told about diet simply isn’t true. Plants are not wholly innocent and innocuous, but contain poisonous substances that undermine the assimilation of key nutrients, and can seriously impair human health. Far from being essential for human health, all the vegetables we eat now have only existed for a few thousand years, being the result of the selective breeding of wild plants that were too dangerous to eat in their natural state.  Meat is not a toxic substance that should be eschewed in favour of a plant-based diet; it is both health-giving and absolutely essential. I ate a plant-based diet for nearly all my life, and although I started off as a healthy little girl, with every year I got weaker and weaker. We are animals, and need to stop thinking of ourselves as somehow separate from nature. It is this mentality that leads people to suppose that we can turn our backs on our ancestral diet, the diet we evolved eating, and take ourselves out of the food chain. We simply cannot. Yes, it is important that we treat animals well and farm responsibly and with compassion, but this is perfectly possible whilst still eating meat. Another myth is the notion that meat-eating is somehow bad for the environment. In reality, it is monocropping agribusiness that is the primary problem, as it destroys soil-health and natural habitats. Flying food half-way around the world (as with the food that most vegans rely on) is certainly not sustainable. Locally produced grass-fed animal products which require minimal disruption to natural habitats are better for human health, animal health, and the natural world. 

I firmly believe that humanity will one day look back on veganism as a dangerous and misguided fad. After all, my story is far from being unique; already there are numerous instances of ex-vegans speaking out about how their diets wrecked their lives, until they recovered their health eating meat again. Anyone who is in any doubt only has to watch YouTube for a few hours!  The quicker we work together to quash the anti-meat propaganda, the better – for all our sakes. 




Bobby improves prostate function, lowers PSA score on carnivore diet

I’m a male, age 83, and this is Aug. 4, 2019.   I began the carnivore diet in late 2018.

I’ve lost approximately 5 or 6  inches on my waist and, at 5’11,” reduced my weight by 40 or 50 pounds (from 230 to 180) since doing the paleo diet (started 30 months ago), followed by the low-carb-high-fat diet (started 18 months ago) followed by the carnivore diet (started 8 months ago). 

The biggest and most sustained weight losses occurred once I went carnivore. 

My biggest problem for the past decades has been prostate enlargement.  The most troubling symptoms have been pain on urination (including occasional bouts of prostatitis) and restricted urination flow.    On starting the carnivore diet, I noticed immediate and significant relief from these prostate symptoms.    No pain, no burning, free flowing urine.  

Now for the proof.  Over the last decade, my PSA levels had been on the rise, having significantly  exceeded 4.0 (above-normal reference range) since 2012.    In January 2019 and July of 2019, my PSA decreased to 3.2 and then 3.1.

In full disclosure, I took Dutasteride (Avodart) for 60 days ending this April.  I stopped because it did not help.    Avodart’s literature warns that stopping Avodart will curtail any benefit and perhaps even make symptoms worse.   I noticed no change on starting or stopping.  

My only other prescription is Synthroid for a hypo-thyroid condition that I’ve had under control for more than 50 years. 

I’ve always been active and so I bicycle in the hilly area of Reno 3 times a week, totalling about 100 miles. 

Since being on the carnivore diet, I’ve lost my taste for chicken.   Late this Spring, I removed eggs because I noticed a slight increase in prostate symptoms with egg consumption.   That leaves my diet with high fat dairy, lots of beef (mostly, but not all, grass fed) and some pork products.    

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