Thank you for featuring my picture on your Instagram! My success is short since I just started Carnivore “correctly” July 1st 2020. I had done a very dirty version in 2018 which of course did not last that long as I was coming from the Keto Community and still eating artificial sweeteners, lots of dairy and my weight slowly crept back up since my fasting windows shortened significantly.
A little history about me. I was always thin growing up and never had a weight problem until I started “dieting”.. so since 2001 I’ve managed to keep myself in a perpetual cycle of gain/lose/gain/lose. I’ve done the Body-For-Life challenge several times in 2006 and 2008 lol. I finally hit my major milestone of competitions and became an NPC competitor from 2012-2013, was published in 2 fitness magazines then completely crashed after my last competition because I killed my adrenals and became extremely unhealthy in the brain (anxiety & depression). I gained 60 lbs then in 2017 started a new journey of Keto/IF. Was very successful because I could fast forever.. lost 50 lbs in 5 months.. During this time I struggled with severe health problems and my fasting windows just got smaller and smaller and sure enough over time my weight just kept creeping back… in between I did eat a few weeks here & there a very SAD diet. Right after my 40th birthday (April) I threw my back out for a few weeks and I was told by my “lady” dr that I had a prolapsed pelvic floor and that’s contributing to the back pain and I was at risk for surgery if I didn’t do physical therapy. I was shocked and knew that I had to really look at my lifestyle not as a “weight loss” journey, but a major correction of my body journey.
I remembered Shawn Bakers interview with Joe Rogan and how simple he kept it regarding Carnivore. So I decided to just stick to beef, salt, water, fat. Within 3-4 weeks my pelvic floor was completely healed. No pain, no pressure and all the other embarrassing issues surrounding this problem just went away. My skin issues completely cleared and I was noticing that I was not hungry, I rarely thought about food, my sleep was much deeper, my digestive problems subsided significantly and I went from 4-5 times a day to 1-2. I’ve lost about 15 lbs but I think the biggest benefit so far is I’m HIGHLY aware of what is happening with my body. I can listen to it’s queues crystal clear and to me that’s a privilege. Thank you for taking the time to hear my story. I have lots more to tell.
First pic February, second was August 24th 2020. 6 months of strict carnivore. Up 10 lbs, down 3% body fat
I have battled sugar addiction and yoyo weightloss diets as long as I can remember. I first heard of the Carnivor diet on the Joe Rogan podcast with Dr.Shawn Baker I put the information away and neglected to practice it for some time. This year the diet made itself present in my life with another podcast this time by Jordan Peterson and I decided what do I have to lose. I was constantly sore and anxiety from work was leaking into other faucets of my life effecting personal relationships and work performance. I did my research and began a 30 day challenge that is now a 60 day challenge in the first 30 days my anxiety melted away, I am no longer sore and constantly bloated and i have lost 22.5 lbs feeling and looking better now at 30 than when i was 18. This is becoming a life style where the pros easily outweigh the cons.
Listen to Robert’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
Watch or listen to John’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
• I think I have been able to halt and reverse my heart disease on the carnivore diet.
• I had a heart attack followed by angioplasty and stenting in 2016. • After unsuccessful attempts to lose weight I commenced a low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet in early 2018, and transitioned to a Keto-carnivore diet by 2019.
• I have successfully maintained this diet for 2 years.Over that time:
• I have reduced my Coronary Artery Calcium Score by 40% from 132 to 77.
• I have lost approximately 15 kilograms.My blood tests show:
• HDL has increased by 73%
• Triglyceride levels have decreased by 50%
• LDL/HDL ratio has decreased by 24%
• Inflammation is way down, with hs-CRP at 0.3 mg/L
I was hoping to at least slow the progression of my heart disease but my results have exceeded my greatest expectations. I am trying to find people in the field that would be interested in how I did this, to research it, and share what seems to me to be a cure for heart disease.If you would like more information or know of someone in the field that would like to investigate what I seem to have done please contact me. My progress, dietary changes, pathology and CACS have been overseen by and can be verified by my physician and cardiologist, and my pathology results and CACS are available for examination.
Watch or listen to Greg’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
I wanted to leave this here for anyone who is interested in hearing my story. If I can help just one person feel the pain relief I have then its worth sharing.
About a year and a half ago I was injured from a incorrect IV poke that led to a IV infultration in my left arm. Within a month later I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. About a month after that it quickly spread down my left leg then eventually to my entire body. Even though I consider myself pretty unlucky for developing this horrible disease I’m truly blessed to have been properly diagnosed so quickly. I went through tons of doctors, all offering different treatments or just simply saying they didn’t know how to help me. Most of the options pushed my way were the typical pain medications which I was always apprehensive to start using due to a family history of addiction. I eventually was prescribed gabapentin while slightly giving me pain relief… this quickly gave me memory loss and suicidal thoughts- a horrible side effect of the drug. I realized what was happening and took myself off it right away. I then switched to amitriptyline. This helped me a decent amount for a few months to at least keep my pain flairs under control and not as severe. Unfortunately I had fast weight gain even though I had been eating a ketogenic diet for over 2 years at that point and eventually it stopped working as well but I continued taking it. During this time I went to a doctor in NJ who specialized in CRPS and under his care had a series of Stella Ganglian Nerve Blocks. This gave me pretty decent relief for about 3 months. In December I got pregnant and I came off the amitriptyline because the risks didn’t outweigh the benefits I was receiving. I was miserable with pain flairs during the 12 short weeks I was pregnant – unfortunately I miscarried and it sent my body into a horrible, long flair.
I struggled for a few months on nothing but high potency CBD which has actually been one of the best non addictive pain relief remedies I have ever come across – however its short lived relief of only a few hours and was very expensive to buy made it not a great option for me long term all the time. I was desperate for pain relief so I made an appointment to schedule more nerve blocks with my Dr in NJ (I live halfway across the country btw thanks to being a military spouse). Unfortunately before I could get on a flight out there, COVID-19 happened and I was left with canceling my appointment, restricted from travel, and my procedure deemed non-essential. At this point I was extremely desperate.
Two years earlier I had dabbled a little in the Carnivore Diet due to my long time practice of Keto in our house and my love of nutritional science. I tried it for about a month and then went back to Keto because I liked my freedom of eating a variety of things and it managed my endometriosis just fine even though I felt really great during that month. Well about 6 months ago I decided to give the diet another look. I already knew some foods triggered pain flairs for my CRPS and I have read hundreds of testimonials of people finding relief, remission, and regression of diseases doctors have deemed a hopeless cause on meatrx. I decided to give it my all because I had nothing else to loose. Well folks im (almost) SIX months in and I am happy to report I feel, for the 1st time in almost 2 years, I have finally gotten my life back! I will not go and say that I’m cured. Because I’m not, I still have CRPS and I always will. But I have gone from having an average NON-FLAIR pain level of 7 every day to having my average pain level being a 0-1. I have been having flairs on average 1x a month with a pain level of about 5 and it usually only lasts a day or two because I was doing something that was really straining my body. CBD oil normally helps me get that in check quickly and continue on my day. Before Carnivore my pain was flairing to a 8-10 weekly. If that benefit wasn’t good enough for me, I feel good enough now I was able to go back to work again and keep a full time job. I’m slowly starting to be able to exercise again, my anxiety has lifted, my skin is clearer, I’m losing weight, my hair is growing back thicker, and I’m no longer depressed. As of right now. I don’t see myself going back to eating Keto and certainly not a Standard American Diet. I feel too good to change what I’m doing. My CRPS is going to be apart of me for better or for worse so I want to keep doing what I can to make every day just a little bit better.
I pray that my story helps someone out there looking for alternative pain relief.
Watch or listen to Sara’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
Watch or listen to Deidre’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
It’s 18 months to the day that I’ve been doing the Carnivore diet and I’ve never felt better! Here are before and after pics which you can clearly see a difference! I’ve lost about 30 pounds between these pictures.
More than that though, I have had many other health benefits! For about 12 years I have taken two sets of thyroid medicine for hypothyroidism. I have eliminated one of those pills and decreased the other by over 50% since being Carnivore! That baffles my Vegan Endocrinologist haha! I also used to get 2-3 dry spots a year on my body called psoriasis rosea which is a lesser form of eczema. I have not had a single dry spot on my skin the last 18 months! I also used to have these dry little bumps on the back of my triceps from dry skin and no matter how much lotion i used they would always be there. I haven’t had those either in 18 months! I used to take 400-800 mg of ibuprofen nearly daily due to back and neck pain and join pain in my knees or elbows from my workouts and two knee surgeries. I now take no pain meds at all and never feel any of those pains since being on Carnivore! Inflammation is down as well and i only get inflammation when i cheat and eat any sweets.
This has been the best for me in so many ways! Also I have had 4 full blood panel physicals and nothing abnormal. My total cholesterol ratio is actually better than pre-carnivore! I take no supplements and people are surprised when they ask me what other supplements or vitamins I take when I say I taken nothing! The only reason you need a supplement is because you are deficient somewhere. No deficiency when eating meat!!
Thanks Dr Baker you are an inspiration and your book is amazing!