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World Carnivore Month 2021 – Anaemia – Day 28

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Anaemia is another name for Iron Deficiency, it is often caused by blood loss and pregnancy… but I see it a lot with people who have poor diets namely veganism haha.

I am not even joking it seems quite prevalent within the vegan community no matter how much kale they eat!

It can lead to a lot of things like; fatigue, heart palpitations, pale skin, digestion issues, sickness and black poop.

Laughably the NHS say eating leafy green vegetables will help your symptoms, they also rather stupidly recommend you eat cereals and bread because they are fortified, but then say avoid wholegrain cereals because they inhibit iron absorption due to the antinutrient phytic acid.

Maybe just eat meat instead eh and avoid everything else.

Around 10 million people are iron deficient in USA, so it is not an insignicicant problem.

I have a few carnivore diet success stories showing improvements with their anaemia issues, find them here – https://ketogenicendurance.com/tag/anemia/

Vesna “I had anaemia, slight osteoporosis (at the age of 18 I had the bones of a 40 y.o.), severe vitamin D, B12 and S-feritine (iron storage) deficiencies to the point my doctor said ”no wonder you have chronic pain, I’m honestly surprised you can sit up.”

Crystal “My anemia is the biggest thing. Being able to control it with animal organs and herbs is amazing. So amazing. I can breathe when I take a liver supplement. My acne is better. My strength and endurance are better. My mood is better.”

Alain “I went back to eating plant based, and tried juice fasting, which is supposed to be the magical cure for everything. Nothing really helped and i ended up with digestive issues, anemia, vitiligo, skin issues, insomnia, hairloss, poor sweating ability and oedema.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Matthew

Interview with Matthew

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Matthew, I live in the UK, I’m 22, I work full time and I have a big interest in nutrition.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore i was vegan/plantbased for 6 years, the last 6 months I ate a whole foods plant based diet, before that I experimented with basically every vegan diet there is (vegan keto/high carb low fat/fruit only/intermittent fasting/ raw til 4 etc)

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started carnivore because I started to learn about the health benefits, my main goal was to help my anxiety and depression, also my previous plant based diet wasn’t working for me.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Depending on the time of the year depends what I eat, in winter I eat pretty much a 100% animal based diet, whereas in the summer I’ll incorporate some in season fruit (if my body accepts it) but I mainly eat steak, beef, eggs, bacon, some organ meats, and rarely some dairy.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My mental health massively improved after just 2 weeks on this diet, i no longer felt depressed or anxious, it was like something just lifted me, it was a massive weight off my shoulders, I was so happy and relieved, I had been battling mental health for many years. I also got rid of anemia, inflammation and IBS and I lost some weight. Them issues were never why I started, they were just added bonuses. I had a huge gut for the last 2/3 years that wouldn’t go away no matter what, I had skinny arms and legs but my belly was so inflamed and bloated nothing helped until I went carnivore. Another benefit was it helped my sugar cravings, it was so much easier to get off sugar while carnivore.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negative I can think of is the transition, from whatever diet to carnivore can be some what difficult, all my life I’ve consumed many carbs just like most people, and to try and go to low/zero carb can be hard but once your body is fat adapted it’s amazing and so worth it.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I do light exercise a couple times a week (walk/jog/bicycle) and lift weights maybe once a week. One big benefits I’ve noticed is my strength, I can lift much more weight now.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

You’ve just got to go for it, once your body gets fat adapted it will be easy, not like other diets you need “cheat meals” you’re always satisfied with no cravings, your life will improve in every single way, my advice is make sure you consume enough fat. Every single person I know who went carnivore, never went back, for the simple fact it WORKS.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Probably not, plant foods are being pushed everywhere. Plant based diets are getting more popular.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

My instagram is meatandhealth if you want to follow me, I answer all DM’s if you have any questions. And I would like to add, if anybody is thinking about starting this diet, try to get good quality meats, it’s okay if not but the better the quality the better you’ll feel.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Catalina

Interview with Catalina

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Catalina Jaramillo. I was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 2000. I am an artist and a momma!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

For decades I followed the classic low-fat low-calorie diet. I was very familiar with restriction.  I became vegetarian and then Keto in 2016.

I got incredibly sick in 2019 and decided to reintroduce meat after decades of not eating it. By August/September I became fully carnivore.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I got very sick. I was not absorbing any protein despite the fact that I was intaking 100-150 grams a day. I was anemic, malnourished, bloated, my thyroid was low. I was a mess.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat my first meal once I am quite hungry and then eat either 1 or 2 meals more depending on hunger. I don’t track anymore!

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Mental freedom and clarity. My cholesterol went down (despite the fact that I mostly eat beef and bacon). My thyroid improved, my skin is clear,  I don;’t have disordered thoughts around food, I don’t restrict and don’t track. I also lost 15% of my weight effortlessly.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

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7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I exercise frequently and skip it when I don’t feel like it. Even this aspect has changed on this diet. I don’t feel the need to overexercise anymore.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Give yourself a chance. Eat when hungry and until full. Pray to realize the nuances and be patient

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Little by little! the more we debunk myths around it, the better

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

I’m @thecatalina. I also coordinated the #hypercarnivore2020 challenge and would love to have everyone visit. Much love!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Vesna

Interview with Vesna

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  1. Introduce yourself.

Hello! I’m an alternative vocalist from Slovenia (the sunny side of Alps), 22 years old and currently still working on my nutrition licence.

  1. How did you eat before Carnivore?

I tried many diets. I believe I could say I’ve done it all. At first to loose weight and later to fix the health problems that came with loosing weight in an unhealthy way. I became a vegetarian at only 12 years old. I started having health issues and from what I was reading (plant-based propaganda) I was supposed to go vegan to resolve all my problems and to loose weight  (I was never obese, but I was a bit overweight, which I wrongfully blamed on the cheese). And I did. I became vegan, lost the weight and got sicker. I first turned pale, then yellow (it looked like my liver failed, but it was the carotenoids from the provitamin A that my body wasn’t converting to vitamin A). I had anemia, slight osteoporisys (at the age of 18 I had the bones of a 40 y.o.), severe vitamin D, B12 and S-feritine (iron storage) deficiencies to the point my doctor said ”no wonder you have chronic pain, I’m honestly surprised you can sit up.”. This still didn’t stop me. I tried to do a fitness licence but all I did was run myself into the ground. I couldn’t grow muscle, not even by going back to a vegetarian diet (trying to increase my protein). I was honestly on my deathbed then. I was on and off vegan because I felt bad for eating animal products. I could only do basic survival tasks and was unable to work. I was seriously considering filing in for a disability card because of my debilitating chronic pain. I knew I needed to change. The vitamins I was prescribed had zero effect on my deficiencies. Then I found Dr.Berg with the help of my friend at the time. We both went keto and I did that for a year.  I went carnivore in November 2018.

  1. Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

I was still bloated and hungry on a ketogenic diet. I later discovered I wasn’t digesting plant foods by eliminating anything that bloated me or made me run to the loo.

  1. How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

I am more of a relaxed type. I can digest dairy well, so hard cheeses and sour cream is included in my diet. I mostly eat beef, butter and eggs, sometimes salmon with caviar and rarely chicken, and pork. I try to get as much grass-fed and wild-caught as I can afford.

  1. What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet?

No more bloating, super fast fat loss, overall decrease in my chronic pain (I have cluster headaches), no more hunger (which is my favourite), more energy, no more acne (none at all!, see photo), muscle growth …

  1. What negatives have you found with the Carivore Diet?

None. I love this woe.

  1. Do you exercise on the Carnivore diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do?

I love exercise! I cycle, rollerblade, climb mountains, run, swim, go to the gym. I did a one month gym transformation (photo below) form my Instagram and challenged myself to long-distance walk (backpacking) for two days (which I plan to do again  in the future).

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  1. What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet?

What are you still waiting for?! Give it a shot for 14 days and see how you feel. 14 days has never hurt anybody. Listen to your body, read some articles.

  1. Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet? 

It is possible. But there is a lot of push back from the plant-based propaganda, the pharmaceutical and food industry because of profit.

  1. Anything you would like to add and where can people follow you? 

See my vegan vs carnivore face (photo below), excuse the bad quality, but I’m sure you can see the difference! Even my facial fat distribution changed and take a good look at the fullness of my lips and the amount of my hair.

You can follow me on instagram @carnivoregoth.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Crystal

Interview with Crystal

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Crystal. I’m 30 years old. I have 3 kids, a husband, a dog, and 2 cats. I live in the middle of the United States and I fight for informed consent and medical freedom.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Oh boy. As a kid, I was poor AF so we ate rice and beans a lot. Then as an adolescent we lived with my grandparents and always had a full belly… but a lot of it was processed… even the potatoes came out of a box dude. Then super shitty as a young adult….Well… when my middle child was a year old (he’s almost 6) I decided I wanted to lose weight and lift heavy shit. So I started eating Whole Foods. I still ate grains though. Then, from there paleo, then whole 30… then Vegan.. that diet that nearly killed me. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried it because my husband did it first and I saw his results. I had just recently come off being vegan and was doing Keto (I craved fat when I was vegan).  I really needed to heal my anaemia and chronic fatigue and hormone imbalance and carnivore seemed like it would help for sure.  

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I try to eat nose to tail. I believe in NUTRIENTS… not just calories in calories out. Some people’s bodies are more susceptible to autoimmune disease.. because of genetics and certain mutations in genetics… that’s me, I’m one of those people.. so I have to make damn sure I’m getting all the right nutrients…. iron being one of them. It’s the culprit… so I have to do organ meats. I have no choice unless I want to supplement with chemical shit and that’s not an option for me at all. I do a wide variety of animals, bone broth, marrow, raw dairy, salmon roe, and organ supplements or I eat them raw.  I eat a lot of my meat pretty freaking rare. I have to. 

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My anemia is the biggest thing. Being able to control it with animal organs and herbs is amazing. So amazing. I can breathe when I take a liver supplement. My acne is better. My strength and endurance are better. My mood is better.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet. 

Ummm… my libido is legit crazy sometimes. If that’s negative or not, but sometimes it hits at the most inopportune times.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I do CrossFit or high endurance workouts. At first, when my body was transitioning to carnivore I was a little slow, but in no time at all my body switched gears and I really think that was the difference in me getting stronger and faster.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Ya dictate yourself on metabolic pathways… nose to tail… and electrolytes. Nutrients are the most important thing.. so educate

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Shit, if girls can be boys and boys can be girls than I think carnivore will soon be accepted too #sorrynotsorry

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

@butter_feen on Instagram 

Um, everyone is different. We have a lot of genetic damage and it’s really important you listen to your body. That may be eating at a certain time of day or eating certain things… making sure your getting enough nutrients… I can’t express that enough. Fish, meat, organs… and enjoy the healing process. It’s amazing.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Kristin

Interview with Kristin

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Introduce Yourself.

I’m Kristín. 24 years old from Iceland. Pretty into yoga, cuddling my dog, walking in nature and late 60s/early 70s style and music.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was raised on Icelandic native food. Fish and potatoes, lamb, organ meats, a lot of dairy and so on. Got into Veganism at 19 years old, following a rough period in my life. I was vegan for 5 years up until earlier this year when I realized I had to give it up and reclaim my health.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

As I introduced animal products back into my diet my body rejected all plant foods. Vegetables would cause horrible bloating and fruits just spiked my blood sugar and made me tired. Through my research I found that a lot of ex vegans were healing on a carnivore diet so I decided to give it a go.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I am a “relaxed carnivore” I guess since I do drink coffee. I don’t want to lose any weight, actually I’m trying to gain fat and muscle back. I eat the same things pretty much every day.

I eat raw beef. Bacon and eggs. Some organ meats here and there. Goat yogurt. Raw honey (so I don’t lose weight). Heavy cream and butter and raw cow kefir. That’s pretty much it.

I eat the beef raw because it digests so easily that way.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

The benefits are countless.

My digestive health is restored. IBS gone. Got rid of anemia, chronic fatigue and hormone imbalances. My anxiety and depression gone, I was just starving as a vegan and it made me sad and nervous.

My sleep has improved. Used to have nightmares and had to sleep at least 10hrs a night. Now I sleep 7hrs and have energy. My appetite is less, I’m satisfied after my meals. I’m more stable and confident, less emotional and more intuitive. My skin doesn’t break out. My face looks younger and my physical health is restored.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

None so far.

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I do yoga and immediately after making the switch I noticed I am more flexible. Probably because of collagen and fat in my diet.

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Go for it. If you want to lose weight, skip the yogurt and the honey. It’s an excellent way to lose weight without becoming nutrient deficient.

Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I hope so. The grains and sugars are really to blame for obesity and heart disease.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

Don’t buy into the propaganda that plants are the Holy Grail for health. It’s actually all in the meat. Raw meat has vitamin c, so it’s basically the only superfood since it has all the nutrients you can’t get from plants.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Alain

Interview with Alain

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1)Introduce Yourself.

I’m Alain, 36 years old, born and raised in the Netherlands.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

My journey began in November 2008 after a stomach bleed in Disneyland Paris. Due to a private ambulance service, and the need to pay money for that service, I was almost too late arriving at the hospital, with a blood pressure of 60/35. My quest for health and search for a better diet started after that.

I felt sluggish if I ate meat, and it took a lot of energy to digest it, so I leaned more and more towards a plant based diet and eventually became vegan.

In the first couple of years my health got better and better, and I felt amazing. I did start to notice a little more gas and indigestion after a while, but was still doing fine. I really started to believe in all the plant based madness, because I felt so great in the first couple of years.

Then in 2013 I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I had a torn knee and needed operations on my thumb. I had to take some really heavy antibiotics and have a tetanus vaccine. My health went downhill quickly afterwards, but I still believed in the plant based diet.

I started to try a more ‘living foods’ diet, and began soaking and fermenting. I tried it all but nothing really helped. l even tried ayurveda and Chinese medicine for a while, but those didn’t help either. My joints began to hurt, and my hands and fingers became stiff and brittle.

I tried pasteurized yoghurt, which is supposed to have the beneficial bacteria as probiotics. It gave me skin problems instead. So I started eating eggs, fish and sourdough bread, but I kept struggling and my symptoms worsened.

I went back to eating plant based, and tried juice fasting, which is supposed to be the magical cure for everything. Nothing really helped and i ended up with digestive issues, anemia, vitiligo, skin issues, insomnia, hairloss, poor sweating ability and oedema.

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3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had come across the book ‘We want to live’ by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, but it seemed utter madness to me at first.

In May 2017 I just didn’t care anymore and went full carnivore. I had tears in my eyes and started crying of bodily happiness after my first bite. The next day I had tears of joy just on my way to the butcher. The body knows best.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

At first I just ate lots of soft medium baked steaks. I got a lot better, but not fast enough for my liking. So I turned raw pretty quickly. The body happiness made me less sceptical about raw meat. I’ve always believed that natural food shouldn’t be cooked, since all animals thrive on a raw diet and only humans are sick. l slowly started to eat more fat, and found raw butter which helped a lot. I reluctantly ate some organs every now and then. Now I eat lots of organ meats and fat, a complete turnaround.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I have experienced lots of benefits. Most of my symptoms are gone, my overall health is through the roof and my mental clarity is amazing. I feel like I am finally experiencing happiness again, and I feel much more connected to nature.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The adaptation was pretty heavy and took me a while, although I felt a lot better within a couple of days. Also, I guess the people around you may think you just went from one extreme to another. Eating raw meat is not really socially accepted, but I have to say people are getting more curious now. I’m not hiding it for anyone and they even notice a big difference.

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7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I began exercising after 6 months when I felt like I had some strength again. I started rebuilding my body from nothing. I had been training for a long time before all of this, but this is next level. I never got these results before, and certainly not in this timeframe of a little over 1 year.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

To anyone looking to begin eating this way, my advice would be to just slowly start incorporating more and more meat and animal fat into your diet. Take slow steps. Slow habits stick for longer.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I’m not sure if the Carnivore diet will be accepted as a mainstream diet. It seems like mainstream is more and more against meat. Everyone is starting to eat less and less meat.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

Instagram: @dutchcarnivore

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