I am 63, had a heart attack back in 2007 at age 51. I was stented and put on 80mg statin for the rest of my life. My diet was SAD, 80% plant based. I was advised to follow a low fat diet. Hypertension got worse, I became obese, then autoimmune disorder, depression and perhipheral neuropathy in the feet which affected walking. I had the statin shuffle and chronic sore feet. I became borderline invalid from severe psoriasis of the hands, was unable to work or function normally for 4 years. All psoriasis treatments failed (100 UV light sessions and then chemotheraphy). When I turned 60 I rolled my ankle and broke my leg.
With all these issues I discarded medical advice and went low carb high fat for 2 years, then carnivore for 1 year. All symptoms went into remission on LCHF then stalled so I removed all plants and the symptoms disappeared. After 9 months carnivore my cardiologist stared at his computer screen and muttered … wow, your triglycerides are really, really good. And then he said – I’m taking you off statin.
Even though I was a stented heart attack survivor originally diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia, I was taken off statin. I guess he doesn’t see carnivore blood work often, or perhaps I am his first one. I am in Canada, a public health system where doctors are not inclined to reveal or discuss particulars with the patient. I suspect inflammation dropped like a stone on carnivore. For sure I look better, redness in the face gone, bags under the eyes gone, becoming lean again, active and so on.
I got a job doing physical work on construction sites. Physical work wasn’t easy but I felt it was a better choice than returning to a corporate cubicle. Carnivore made it possible. I got stronger every day. I will retire in a few years and plan to thru hike the Appalachian Trail when I am 65. It is something I had considered impossible for over a decade. It has been a very slow process for me but my transformation is clearly outstanding. Dr Baker you are correct, that the carnivore diet is perhaps the best therapy for chronic disorders. But it did more than that, it restored and improved quality of life