Katja started the carnivore diet in December of 2018 and believes that it saved her life.
Her depression and anxiety levels had reached a severe level. She feared losing her job due to repeated long-term absences. She became a recluse and wasn’t able to leave her home. She disliked being around people or getting anything done. She spent a year talking to her doctors trying to get an assessment for ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome among her other conditions.
She started becoming depressed about age 12. Friendships, family relationships and school became really difficult for her. To complicate matters further, Katja is dislexic which went unrecognized in her school system until the 80’s and 90’s. Her depression was undiagnosed until age 23. Her doctors cycled her through different drugs and drug combinations trying to find answers which none of them provided. So, by age 26 she had tried a multitude of drugs and therapies with no real results.
Finally, she developed a headache lasing 3 months which once again drove her to doctors who said they couldn’t help her. Eventually, she had to figure it out all on her own.
As an experiment, she stopped eating gluten and found that the headache had left her. This was the first time that she fixed a health problem by adjusting her food intake. Even so, she remained naive about what she had discovered. In an effort to overcome her conditions, she tried eating organic vegetables only to find that her hands would not function properly. This was devastating news to Katja who is an artist. She then discovered Mikhaila Peterson.
“I’ve already read about her in her dad’s book 12 rules for life which made me understand and trust what this girl was saying instantly” said Katja. She also came across Amber O’Hearn whom she felt was full of amazing information about diet and wellness. A colleague who had also switched on to the carnivore lifestyle impressed Katja so much that she thought she’d give it a try.
“I jumped right in … I started carnivore straight away. I had keto flu symptoms for about six weeks and they were pretty hard for me.” She started to feel great and is still getting better over a year later. She now advocates this diet on her instagram account. She tells stories from the background of her life to make people understand that depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other immune illnesses are not life sentences. There is actually a way out.
Katja is now a certified MeatRx carnivore coach and encourages others to contact her so she can help them change their lives and health stories too.