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World Carnivore Month – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – Day 24

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

EDS sounds awful, it is said to be an inherited disease that effects connective tissue.

There are said to be 13 types, but basically, you are looking at issues with hypermobility, dislocations, joint pain, fatigue, and bruising. Not pleasant at all.

The NHS state there is no cure, you just have to manage the situation and make the best of it with physiotherapy, support, counselling, and regular medicals.

I don’t know much about EDS, so I don’t want to waffle on too much about it.

But I do have one carnivore diet success story regarding EDS, from Dawn which is an absolute doozy and is very inspirational. I would encourage everyone to read it.

Dawn “The most obvious benefit is that I haven’t used crutches since April (which was only a month into my carnivore experiment) and have used them fairly consistently since I was 13. I’ve certainly never gotten into November without relying on them to get around! My pain levels are much less on a day-to-day basis and I’ve stopped taking the gabapentin tablets that I’d take every 4 hours earlier this year.  I’ve also stopped taking anti-inflammatory medication and tolterodine, which I used to need to regulate my bladder, but no longer do! I dislocate less often (Once a week instead of every day) and have lots of hope for the future after starting to walk (and even run!) more regularly.  I’ve set myself a goal for fitness and enrolled in the Great North Swim for summer of 2020, when I’ll swim 2 miles outdoors.  That was a big deal.  Committing to future activity has never been a good idea for me, but I’m confident that my health gains will last and that I’ll continue to be able to swim. My gut health is better and I have lost 5.5 stones in weight since March, taking me from a British size 18 to a small 12 (A US 22 to an 8). My anxiety still catches me unawares sometimes, but attacks don’t last anywhere near as long and I no longer have a background level of anxiety which is looming all of the time.  I’m calmer and don’t feel that I’m running on adrenaline.”

If anyone knows anyone else that has helped their EDS on Carnivore, please put them in touch with me. Cheers.

I will be releasing a “Meat Up” follow up post with Dawn in February… spoiler she is doing great.

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