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Carnivore Diet success stories with Yuli

Interview with Yuli

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Yuli, born in the Soviet Union, raised in Israel, lived in Germany for 8 years and now living in the UK. The carnivore diet helped me reverse and put into permanent remission; Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, PCOS, IBS, inflammatory arthritis, depression, brain fog, migraines, and a binge eating disorder. I’ve been exclusively carnivore for about 3 years and recently started adding some non-sweet fruit and veg into my diet with no issues, yet animal products are always the main part of every single meal I eat.  

My personal journey may have started with me only trying to change my diet, yet the more I’ve learned about our ancestry the more it seeped into my overall lifestyle. I now have improved my sleep, my focus, my productivity, my creativity, my relationships, and my mindset. All thanks to what started as “a few weeks long” meat only elimination diet. 

This way of eating and getting back to more ancestral values has also inspired me to create art as a carnivore, focusing on the beauty of food animals and the nourishing, health promoting products they provide us. 

I think art changes how people see the world. I think art informs what is valued as beautiful and admirable. Art has been a part of every revolution, evolution, and social movement throughout history. 

There are trends in art just like in any other fashion and while you can walk into any museum and see stunning images of still life featuring meat as a sign of wealth and prosperity in old master paintings – nowadays we have lost it. 

Over time, with the rise of processed foods and the vegan/vegetarian agenda we seemed to have lost the beauty of meat and animal products as a society. A person can walk into any design shop and buy pizza pillows, cupcake shaped serving dishes and anything imaginable with a donut printed on it – yet you’ll never see a steak. 

I think this shift in visual culture to be more plant based is a part of the propaganda against meat, and I’m trying to do whatever I can to change it, by making it beautiful again. 


2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

My diet growing up was full of rice, pasta, and grains. I’ve had bread with pretty much every meal. processed foods were everywhere with treats and sweets. To try and be healthy I spent a few years mostly vegan/vegetarian, though I’d also ‘cheat’ a lot on the diet by going to supermarkets and buying processed carbs.

I could eat two pints of ice cream with some gummy bears instead of a real meal. I didn’t cook for myself or knew how to make a tasty meal until my mid 20’s. I also worked in the food industry in my teens and early twenties and would just eat at work and take leftovers home.

I got more and more unwell as time passed yet didn’t connect it to diet for the longest time.


3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’d get extremely ill at least twice a year with a bacterial or viral infection. I’ve always had hormonal issues had quite bad PCOS. I had IBS and was later diagnosed with Crohn’s, after a flair of gastritis. I’ve always had joint pains and swelling in my joints. I suffered from migraines and was depressed and lazy, lacking all motivation.

About 5 years ago I got into a very toxic relationship that caused me a great deal of stress, and the majority of my issues got worse during that time. I was on an extremely restrictive diet and lost a lot of weight quite rapidly which led to me developing a binge eating disorder. I was very unhappy and had brain fog – I felt I wasn’t able to think at the same speed as before, processing words or remembering things became rather difficult.

I was desperate to find some way to stop the binge cravings and through reading online found the keto diet and decided to try it.

I was on keto for about a year and a half and many of the issues I was struggling with got much better, but weren’t gone. The migraines decreased in frequency, my joints weren’t hurting as much, my digestions was a bit more stable yet the binge eating persisted and I felt completely out of control, and each episode brought all the symptoms back.

I started going to doctors who kept sending me to other doctors and each test made them order more tests. My bloodwork came back a mess: I’ve had rheumatoid factor come back positive, inflammatory markers were very high, my thyroid antibodies were extremely elevated, and the thyroid hormones were low, and my calprotectin was over 700 when it should be below 40.

I was put on thyroid meds and steroids, PPI’s and a few other pills with no helps – my wellbeing and quality of life decreased to such a level I got desperate. This is when I started to dive into the literature and research how to ‘fix’ myself. After listening to podcasts with Dr. Shawn baker and Mikhaila Peterson and put myself on a carnivore diet for “3-4 weeks max” only it lasted over 3 years and I’m never going back.


4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started the diet around July 2017. It took a lot of personal experimentation and data collection until I found what works best for me. I think this is probably the case with most people who start trying to resolve multiple issues. I started by cutting out of plant foods yet still including pork, dairy, eggs and chicken. Over time I realised pork and chicken aren’t good for me, and milk products have to be raw and fermented. I only eat pastured eggs.

Nowadays I eat beef, lamb, venison, goat, organ meats and sea food. I live in a small town in the UK and have an amazing family farm that raises all the previously mentioned animals and at least 6-7 kinds of poultry so variety is never a problem, yet still find myself sticking to the same meals over and over.

Since now I’m trying to lose some fat, I eat two meals a day, about 300-450g of meat per meal depending on how lean it is, and use beef tallow, goats’ butter or ghee to cook with. In the last two months I’ve also been adding some non-sweet fruit, vegetables, eggs and some fermented dairy with no adverse reactions. About 85-95% of my calories are coming from meat and animal products.

My favourites are all the various cuts from the rib area, beef tongue, lamb chops and salmon.

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


Within the first few weeks my digestion got much better and became regular. IBS and Crohn’s were gone within about two months at most, my sleep improved, my PCOS normalised and I started getting my period again, my joints became less inflamed, walking and then going back to exercising became easier. I was off all steroids and PPI’s within less than 8 weeks.

After a year on the diet my thyroid antibodies were back to normal, yet my thyroid levels themselves were low, so I was still medicated for it. Two years after starting the carnivore diet I was able to get off all thyroid meds as well.

My body composition improved and I was able to gain and maintain muscle, increase my bone density and get rid of my brain fog and all mental health issues. No migraines, no weird aches and pains.

On the carnivore diet I feel calm, happy, content, a lot less agitated, I’m never anxious and can handle stress very well. It’s as if this way of eating was a facilitator of internal zen.


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

It did require a lot of patience, consistency, tracking, and trial and error to finally find true health. I had to do a lot of experimentation with my food to figure out pork and chicken weren’t good for me, to figure out that if I overeat I have issues even if I’m only eating foods I normally do very well with. I had some issues with histamines which took experimenting and tracking to figure out, I had to experiment with my fat to protein ratio to find what I do best with. The Crohn’s and the steroids depleted a lot of my vitamins and minerals some of which I had to supplement. My progress wasn’t always linear and was made much slower by the fact that I also battelled the binge eating craving despite being fully carnivore. It helped make the binge eating more manageable, yet I wasn’t truly recovered and it was extremely discouraging hearing experts on podcasts time after time state “you can’t overeat on steak and eggs” because I was living proof you very much can and that no matter how much eliminate – even the excess of good foods can lead to problems or prevent healing.

It wasn’t until I added stearic acid to my cooking fats (a la Brad Marshall) that I saw the cravings diminish until they were completely gone.

It was also harder on my social life with regard to eating out and eating with people, but I made it work and my real friends/family don’t mind it and are used to it by now.


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


I love exercise. I do resistance training. I used to work out 3-4 times a week and do long gym sessions, yet this year I transitioned more into home workouts and invested in resistance bands, kettlebells and a cast iron dumbbell set. I now do shorter, more intense functional training.

I recover very well from my workouts; I am very strong and find building muscle relatively easy.


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

This is an extremely powerful intervention that can change your life and health for the better, however it’s not magic. You may still have issues that other people in the community say cleared for them within 3 days, and it can be very discouraging and lead to a feeling of being broken, but it just takes dedication.

Every change has a transitional period where things feel unfamiliar or strange and you miss your old ways but remembering why you’re doing it helps so much. You can get used to anything and anything can seem normal, no matter how foreign the idea was when you heard it first. If your current normal is inflamed, in pain, struggling to think clearly or get motivated – carnivore will 100% help. It’s an extremely simple diet which isn’t easy to implement but you overcome the initial hurdles it’s worth it.


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

I think that in the future more and more doctors will use it as a healing tool for their patients, which will help legitimize it in the eyes of the public.

This way of eating is essentially fighting the way in which big parts of our society and economy are founded on, so there will be resistance and pushback throughout the way. I do believe that evidence speak for themselves and the voices of people in the community are reaching larger audiences now. There are doctors educating other doctors on low carb and carnivore as treatment modalities which means it’s growing. The obesity and chronic disease epidemic took decades to develop and I think that we now have the power of the internet to speed up the timeline in which carnivore will grow. I hope that by then the cost of entry and price of meat won’t be a limiting factor for population in poor areas which arguably need this diet more than others.


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


For me the carnivore diet opened up so many things. I did a butchery class, went to live and volunteer on a farm for 6 weeks, started making meat based art, did a nutrition certification and am a much better and more resilient person for having been through all of this.
 
I am on instagram as @healthy.craft and am about to launch a new store for my meat-based art on nosetotail.org, in collaboration with the maker of the ‘Food Lies’ film, Brian Sanders.

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World Carnivore Month 2021 – Arthritis – Day 11

Arthritis

What is it

It is some combination of pain and inflammation in one or more of your joints.

Osteoarthritis – More common the older you get, it affects the lining of the joint, which cause a whole host of issues in the joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis – is more of an autoimmune issue, where your immune system targets weak joints which leads to swelling and joint pain.

The numbers

Russia – 38% of mean and 17% of women have arthritis.

USA – 10% men and 13% of women over 60 get osteoarthritis in their knees.

UK – 400,000 people a year suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

The cure

Both are classed as incurable and progressive by mainstream medicine. So all they can offer is drugs to lessen the inflammation, and reduce pain. Then when a joint gets really bad they will go surgeries like hip and knee replacements.

Carnivore Diet vs Arthritis

In a shocking turn of events I have found that arthritis is reversible and curable.

I know this personally. Between the ages of 15 and 25, I probably suffered 20 ankle strains in each ankle. This meant I developed mild arthritis and scar tissue, and every morning for over 10 years I had pain and stiffness in my ankles. I went Carnivore in October 2017, the ankle pain disappeared in 2 weeks, and has never returned.

I have a few other carnivore diet success stories which report similar things.

Mark “My Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Tendinitis, Joint Pain & Sciatica are all in full 100% remission. I haven’t felt this good in over two decades. My athletic performance has gotten even better with all the reduction in inflammation & pain. My recovery is so much better too. My sleep has gotten great better. I feel better in every category on doing Zero Carb 100% Carnivore!!”

Desiree “I have seen COUNTLESS benefits! Increased energy, hair is no longer going grey, allergy symptoms and swelling in my lymph nodes gone, no more tachycardia episodes, vertigo gone, arthritic pain/carpal tunnel symptoms have disappeared, no weak and achy teeth and my skin has a natural glow! The most vain benefit of all, I have abs! I didn’t even know I could have such defined muscles.”

Rose “Full range of motion without pain in my hands and other joints affected by arthritis. Relief from myofascial pain/ nerve pain in trigger points. A reliable reduction in my inflammatory response overall.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Michaela

Interview with Michaela

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Michaela Bileci. I am Scottish but managed to escape the rain and now live in Tuscany with my husband and daughter Ava. I home-school my daughter Ava who has Autism and Epilepsy and am in the process of building a website, which will serve as a support to other families who have children with Autism. I am also currently studying for a degree in Psychology, with the aim to specialise in neurological disorders such as Autism and ADD/ADHD.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

When my daughter was diagnosed with Autism, I completely changed both of our diets as we both tested positive for coeliac disease and had various food intolerances. I have eaten a gluten free/ dairy free diet for over ten years and in the past two years, focused on the Ketogenic Diet as a way to support my own health and also support my daughter who was on this diet for seizure control.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I have suffered with many health problems in my life such as asthma, depression, anxiety, coeliac disease, arthritis, psoriasis, chronic fatigue and hypothyroidism. Despite my best attempts at other dietary therapies (GFCF, BED, GAPS etc) and biomedical interventions, I was still on a pile of medications.  If there was a treatment available, then I was first in line to try it. There’s nothing I haven’t “bio-hacked”!

This led me to keep searching for answers. I heard about the Carnivore Diet after listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. At that point in my life, I was in constant joint pain and was on high levels of corticosteroids every day trying to reduce painful inflammation and breathing difficulties related to my Asthma and past episodes of pneumonia. I would also have severe immunological reactions to random foods and some have resulted in hospitalisation for treatment. I really didn’t have anything to lose, yet had everything to gain.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’m currently following the Level 1 Autoimmune Protocol from Craig and Maria Emmerich’s book “The Carnivore Cookbook”.  I will be moving to Level 2 soon to see if that works for me.  I obviously have to be a little stricter with the Carnivore diet than some people due to the severity of my Autoimmune problems.  Most days, my meals are steak, salt and water based. I use beef tallow/suet if I want to add a little fat to my meals. I find steak agrees with my body more than ground beef. I only eat one meal or two meals daily, as I’m incorporating intermittent fasting into the Carnivore Diet too. IF happened quite naturally as I find myself more satiated after eating on the Carnivore Diet. As time goes on, I would like to introduce other things, but for now, this is my happy place health wise.

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

I’m off all of my medication and have lost 25 kilograms!

One by one, the need for each medication disappeared. The psoriasis plaques that were all over my body have cleared up and all the inflammation around my joints has disappeared. I don’t take inhalers, antihistamines or corticosteroids anymore and I naturally weaned off of escitalopram and clonazepam for depression and severe anxiety.

I recently ran another thyroid panel and all my levels are in the optimal range, which is a stark contrast to how it was before. I had gained 50 kilograms and have now lost half of that in 7 months of eating Carnivore.

However, I think the starkest contrast is in my energy levels. Before the Carnivore Diet, I could barely lift my head off of the pillow and now I’m able to walk, run and hike pain-free, which is just phenomenal. That’s the real blessing. Having the energy to play with my daughter and go on outings with my family- that’s priceless.

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

I haven’t really found there to be any negatives with the Carnivore Diet or eating this way because I have had such improvements in my state of health.

The only thing I would warn people with severe autoimmune conditions about, is that this is a very potent and therapeutic diet. I made the gargantuan mistake of thinking I was fine and all my health issues had disappeared and ate some gluten free, dairy free pizza. The next morning, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and spent the week there because the immunological reaction was so severe. My father had to bring me out of hospital in a wheelchair because I couldn’t walk. It took a month of strict Carnivore to correct that mistake.  I would caution people with Autoimmune Conditions that this is not something you can play around with. Commit and remain consistent if you have similar issues to me.  That would be the only negative I would say that I have experienced.

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

Yes, I love to exercise and now spend a lot of time outdoors. Most days, I go for a jog and do a kettlebell workout. I also enjoy wild swimming, hiking and ballet. I wasn’t able to exercise for years due to pain and fatigue and now it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s such a joy to be able to go hiking or jogging pain-free.

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

I would suggest they read a bit first to help them understand what the diet is about and why removing plant toxins is useful. There are several ways to go about implementing the Carnivore Diet and I personally think it’s important to have that information at your disposal. I would recommend reading anything by Craig and Maria Emmerich, Dr. Shawn Baker or Dr. Paul Saladino. They all put out excellent material and you will find out which approach resonates with you and works for your body. Understand your reasons for wanting to do this diet and don’t become dogmatic. Listen to your body!

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

I hope so. My desire would be to see the Carnivore Diet accepted as a healing protocol, if nothing else. However, I do see that the tide is now turning, and many people are returning to ancestral dietary wisdom, turning their backs on the low-fat, sugar and grain propaganda of the past fifty years. Animal products are an extremely beneficial, not to mention crucial component of a healthy human diet.

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

I would encourage people who feel like this diet resonates with them to give it a try. Try it for at least a month, ideally three months and see how you feel. My guess is that you won’t look back.

I am in remission from asthma, anxiety, depression, psoriasis, arthritis, chronic fatigue and hypothyroidism. I gained 50 kilograms in a year when my thyroid function was underactive and within 7 months of the Carnivore Diet, I have optimal thyroid function and have lost a little over 25 kilograms so far. This Diet is a powerful, healing protocol that has given me my life back.

People can follow me and my carnivore journey on Instagram

@michaelabileci

…and if they’re interested in following our Autism/ Epilepsy/ Keto journey with my daughter Ava then they can follow us on Instagram @reimaginingautism_

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rose

Interview with Rose

Introduce Yourself.

“Would you rather be right? Or happy?” This was the question I had to ask myself when I made the transition to the Carnivore diet 3 and a half years ago. My name is Rose, I’m 35 years old and I am an autoimmune warrior of over 10 years. I have fibromyalgia, celiacs and arthritis. Luckily I also have an answer to my earlier question that has given me an extraordinary improvement in my quality of life.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

My diet before going Carnivore was full of extreme choices. I became vegan when I was 14, not a junk food vegan but whole food based “super food” obsessed vegan. Autoimmune conditions run in my family and I thought if I adopted an “ultra healthy” way of eating and avoided modern medicine I could avoid developing an autoimmune condition of my own. Unfortunately I was wrong, as I got older I developed many symptoms we now relate to plant intolerances and inflammatory reactions. I tried many different extreme versions of elimination plant based diets over over the next 11 years. I spent thousands of dollars on supplements and detoxes and natural treatments to cure my reactions, not understanding the reactions were directly related to what I was eating. It didn’t make sense to me at the time…because I was “doing everything right”. Finally by the time I was in my late 20s I was beat down. None of my choices were providing lasting relief, so I gave up and adopted the SAD diet. I felt like at least if I was in pain I could enjoy a cupcake! Of course that choice only inflicted further harm to my sensitive system, and I became very sick. That health bottom led me to try Keto and opened my mind to Carnivore.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I always had an intuitive sense there must be a way of eating that could optimize health. It seemed rather sensible to me that eating less processed foods might give ones health an advantage. I just happened to be very wrong about my choice of unprocessed food for a long time. Trying Carnivore for me was like grasping a life raft right before going under. My health was eroding and my metabolic system was clearly out of whack. Beyond that depression and anxiety I had been dealing with since I was a teenager was starting to really make coping with my physical experience difficult. I became very open to any change that might give me any way out of that cycle. Thank goodness!

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally approach Carnivore like its an adventure. I like learning, about biology, about hunting and field-dressing/butchering, about different cultures, about animal husbandry and my role in it as a Carnivore. As a vegan I did the same thing, I read a great deal about Biodynamic farming and rotation farming during that phase of my life. I understood animals had a part to play in sustainable farming. But I’m happy now to have a healthier relationship with the circle of life which I believe is a great advantage to life and a greater understanding of how much respect I have for food that heals me and the stewards of that care take that cycle.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Hmmmm it might seem unbelievable if I list all the benefits I’ve experienced since adopting Carnivore, but I will do my best. Firstly relief from constant gastric discomfort, colitis, ibs, intermittent constipation, bloat and interstitial cystitis. Manageable monthly cycles instead of debilitating cramps. Reliable muscle strength and relief from chronic muscle exhaustion and cramping. Full range of motion without pain in my hands and other joints affected by arthritis. Relief from myofascial pain/ nerve pain in trigger points. A reliable reduction in my inflammatory response overall. Much more energy. Reduction in my overall anxiety and depression. Balanced endocrine hormones. More joy. More desire to be active and seek out challenging physical activity. More hopeful mental outlook. Better memory, focus and overall mental clarity. Clear, younger looking skin and healthier hair. Weight loss over all but more importantly dramatic body composition shifts without much effort. I’ll stop there!

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Any negatives of the Carnivore diet that I’ve noticed don’t really have so much to do with the diet so much as how practicing the diet outside of the home can impact me personally. I’m still very sensitive to polyunsaturated fats like canola or soy oil, so if I eat out and my burger or steak gets contaminated that can really negatively impact me. How diligent I have to be can be annoying to waitstaff and awkward socially. But its a small price for health. They don’t have to be in my body. I have noticed the diet does illicit strong reactions from people. Far more frequently than when I was vegan, I have had to stand my ground with people who care about me who want me to eat a few veggies “to make them feel better”… but again they don’t have to live in my body. I’ve learned to have firmer boundaries about that kind of exchange about my food. Those are negatives of perception, not that diet itself. Honestly I can’t think of any!

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

I do exercise on Carnivore. It’s one of the many joys of the lifestyle to me. Because I have much more available energy and the stress of activity doesn’t send me into a flare straight away I can actually enjoy being active. I can freely follow the natural impulse to move and build strength. I dance, I love resistance training, plyometrics and hiking.

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

Meat is not bad for you. It doesn’t make you a bad person to eat it. And it doesn’t make you a bad person to prioritize your health by eating what will optimize it. Get to know a rancher or farmer through a meat CSA or farmers market if you feel any shame about eating animals. Learn about regenerative agriculture if your worried about the environment. Otherwise… dive in! Let the diet do what it does best by breaking the carb/sugar addiction. Eat till you’re full! Your pallet will change naturally, just wait and see!

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

Gosh its hard to say if it will go mainstream. I think as more people catch on to regenerative agriculture it might be possible. I hope so. I think with the hard work of people like Shawn Baker, Nina Teicholz, Peter Ballerstedt to name just a few Carnivore luminaries anything is possible.

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

Just try it for 30 days. Seriously. And come see me over on MeatRX.com where there is heaps of research and support available. I just recently became a coach. I will be debuting a cooking channel called “Rose’s Recipes” on Youtube later in June and You can also find me on instagram at www.instagram.com/wild_bk_alchemy   

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Katja

Interview with Katja

1) Introduce Yourself

My name is Katja, I am 39 years old,  originally from Germany but live in the UK. I started the carnivore diet in December 2018.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

I ate ‘well’, as much fresh and organic vegetable as possible I even trained as a gardener at some point because I liked my allotment so much.

4 years ago I had a headache that lasted three months (!) no doctor could help me and eventually I fixed it by cutting out gluten.

That was the first time I saw how food can make a difference. But I stayed fairly naive and just started baking my own sourdough loaves, which I could tolerate.

I had meat and eggs as well, but I would have chicken rather than beef. When my anxiety and panic attacks where at there most severe I was eating a lot of kale and sweet potato.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

I lived with bipolar depression and anxiety starting at 12 years old. My symptoms got classed as severe and I kept developing additional degradation of my brain and body. I started getting ADHD as a young adult, developed Aspergers, my doctors thought I gone mad and did nothing to even get me a proper diagnosis.

When arthritis started to set in my hands (I am a practical person and an artist) I couldn’t take anymore. That anger I felt then and having more terms to google got me to the carnivore diet. I changed my food from one day to the other I had nothing to lose.

I was lucky to meet a real-life carni in a new colleague and when I saw how healthy and fit the community looked I had no worries to jump right in.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

My baseline is beef. I like rib-eye steaks, brisket and short ribs best. I add eggs, seafood, butter and organs. I drink water, coffee and whiskey.

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

I had a hard time during the adaptation phase my mood and energy were struggling. My cognitive function improved significantly after the first six weeks and I live symptom-free and without any meds. I am learning to trust myself and enjoying life like never before. Every day is a gift. I am humbled by having a proper life now.

If I ever get symptoms I know that I did or eat something that harms me and I adjust.

I stopped having milk and cheese and had another significant shift. That was seven months into the diet. I must have had insulin resistance and a bad reaction to dairy because my energy improved and suddenly I dropped two dress sizes. A nice bonus.

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

It can be socially awkward, but I think the biggest change is how I relate to the world. Seeing that not all TRUTHS, like ‘veg is healthy’ are real. I look behind the facades. I think my non-standard views are the greater social change. On the other hand, I am learning to communicate in a completely new way. So really it’s just another gift 🙂

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

I used to run for fitness and anxiety, now I can’t be bothered with it.

I like to swim and would like to lift weights. However, currently, this is on hold, as I get histamine intolerance triggered by doing workouts. I am pretty certain I can overcome this health issue too.

I go for walks every day.

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

Join the carnivore community, having a peer group will improve your success rate. There are many helpful Facebook groups, like ‘Zeroing in on health’ and individuals on Instagram. I have recently qualified as a coach on MeatRX (great portal for info on the carnivore diet) where you can pick up inexpensive 30 min coaching sessions for 1:1 help.

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

That is the big question. When carnivores show off their health, joy, energy and confidence from this way of eating people pay attention. I started talking about it openly in September and I can see a lot of curiosity for this diet. People get into trouble with their health and actively looking for answers. Thank goodness for the internet. Some doctors started paying attention too and I am thankful for the likes of Dr Chris Palmer, (in the field of Bipolar and Schizophrenia at Harvard Clinics) recommending a ketogenic approach for mental health.

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

I am on Instagram under @how.carnivore.saved.my.ass on Facebook and YouTube as How Carnivore Saved My Ass. I am always happy to chat with people, so say hi.

I am also a qualified carnivore coach via Shawn Baker’s MeatRX.com website.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Desiree

Interview with Desiree

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Desiree Peralta, 28 year old mother of 3, ages 2 to 10. I worked in banking for many years and decided to stay stay home for a period of time after having my 3rd child. Life has been crazy due to the fact that I home-school and I’m in the process of working towards starting my own business.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before the carnivore diet, I have always eaten healthy (or what was considered to be healthy) for the most part. About 6 years ago I started “tracking my macros” and sticking really closely to a Keto approach on my diet.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had never heard about the carnivore diet before. My 3rd child was 1 1/2 years old and I was still suffering severe depression that had stuck with me ever since getting pregnant. This wasn’t normal for me because I am an extremely ambitious type that has a hard time sitting still. I’m a mover and groover if you will! I had researched and researched to figure out what my issue was. The only conclusion I came to, was that I was in FACT suffering malnutrition even though I was putting all the right fuel in. Or so I thought. I just so happened to have a conversation with my dear Grandad, who had seen Joe Rogans interview with Shawn Baker. He piqued my  interest on the topic. I even joked, saying “well, I’ll have to be the guinea pig for the family and experiment with this diet to see if all the hype is even real. I’ve got nothing to lose at this point.” That’s where my research began.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I approach the carnivore diet completely simplistic! I eat the fatty meats daily as well as eggs and drink water and coffee (which I’m currently weaning away from the coffee).

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

I have seen COUNTLESS benefits! Increased energy, hair is no longer going grey, allergy symptoms and swelling in my lymph nodes gone, no more tachycardia episodes, vertigo gone, arthritic pain/carpal tunnel symptoms have disappeared, no weak and achy teeth and my skin has a natural glow! The most vain benefit of all, I have abs! I didn’t even know I could have such defined muscles.

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

The only negative aspect is that my grocery bill is through the roof! But now my health is better, so I don’t even care. I won’t have to live my life in a doctors office where the medical bills are stacking up.

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

I DO exercise as well as eat a carnivore diet. I perform a million times better and I don’t have asthma attacks in the middle of workouts anymore. That used to really hold me back, along with the vertigo. I lift weights and do a minimal amount of cardio at least 5 days a week.

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

My advice for anyone wanting to take the leap, keep it simple! Don’t over think it. And PLEASE, stop being so obsessed with the weight on the scale and focus on your health and how you feel. The physical benefits will follow once your body properly heals.

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

I truly hope that it becomes a mainstream way of eating. We have been doing it wrong, for too long!

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

Lastly, this diet has not only helped transform my health, but that of my husbands health and my kids. WE know our bodies better than anyone else. It is absolutely worth looking into the carnivore diet, if nothing else has seemed to work. You won’t know until you try, so I say why not?! I never knew this quality of life was even attainable. I only wish others to discover the benefits as well, so that they can have also live life with optimal health.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – Mark Strough

Interview with Mark

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I am Mark W. Strough. I’m almost 50 years old. I live in Northwest Arkansas on a 225-acre farm with my wife & kids. I am HIT Trainer too. I train clients at my studio & do online training & coaching as well. I am a Martial Arts instructor & lifelong student.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I ate in many different ways from keto to a more plant-based way of eating trying to find help for my a Rheumatic Arthritis & Psoriasis.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I switched to Carnivore Way of Eating because I had success with it from the late 1980’s while in College & was lifting a lot plus doing martial arts nearly every waking hour that I could. I was a huge fan of Vince Gironda who was Mr. Steak & Eggs. I only did it then for help with adding muscle & strength and it worked & I loved it. After a series of health issues from a few accidents in 2014 I went back to it to drop weight rapidly to hopefully help prevent surgery on my broke foot & ankle. I did Carnivore with just a bit of sauerkraut over the meat at that time. At that time it was not being done for my autoimmune issues just weight loss. My wife thought I had lost my mind but when she saw I lost 60 pounds in under 2 months she was impressed. My orthopedic surgeon was shocked & impressed. I went back to a ketogenic way of eating. Later I noticed after doing a three day or longer fast my pain & inflammation and my psoriasis would greatly improve. It would fully return after eating food to normal within 6 to 12 hours. I noticed when I broke my fast with meat only it did not return to normal. Dr. Stephen Gundry’s book The Plant Paradox came out at about this time. I started researching a carnivore way of eating for my issues and found lots of online resources and people that were so helpful. I discussed doing this & my wife at this point thought it would be a great thing to try. She actually wanted to try it for her IBS & other GI Issues too. I was desperate to try something because I was losing all function of my hands & especially my thumbs and fingers. I was getting lots of twisting of my digits. I was also getting to the point I could no longer engage in one of my favorite hobbies combat pistol shooting. I was getting unable to manipulate the pistols mechanisms such as doing a tactical mag release & reload.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My approach to Carnivore eating is exceptionally simple. I eat high-fat beef 95 percent of the time for my meat. It’s almost always ribeyes steak. I now eat our farm eggs with my steaks. I use a little bit of butter. I put pink Himalayan salt & a bit of pepper on my steak & eggs. I only drink water. I rarely ever do cheese. I seldom do pork. I do no poultry. I just eat until totally full & eat when hungry & don’t eat when not hungry. I generally eat only one meal a day (OMAD).

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

My Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Tendinitis, Joint Pain & Sciatica are all in full 100% remission. I haven’t felt this good in over two decades. My athletic performance has gotten even better with all the reduction in inflammation & pain. My recovery is so much better too. My sleep has gotten great better. I feel better in every category on doing Zero Carb 100% Carnivore!!

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

There have been no negatives on this way of eating except a little social awkwardness at first but that is not an issue any longer. All our family & friends are very understanding & accommodating.

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

Yes, I do my HIT resistance training once per week. I do a Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty approach of a split body so maybe two to three exercises consisting of one set to full momentary muscular failure. I also do sprint intervals occasionally. I do my martial arts of various things too. Not exercise but great activities of being active on the farm work & playing with the family. I love hiking, stand up paddle boarding, combat pistol shooting, snorkeling & etc. Since going Carnivore everything has gotten better especially my recovery.

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

Do your own research. Read & listen to as many people who have done this for a while. Give it a 30 to 120-day trial and see what happens. Question everything that you have heard from all the “experts”. Check out Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Ben Bikman, Dr. Nevada Gray, Dr. Paul Mabry, Dr. Ken Berry, Dave Feldman, Scott Myslinski, Phil Escott, Chris Donohue, Lisa Bailey so many more too. Don’t believe all the common myths & half-truths like you will die of scurvy without your veggies & fruits. Will be constipated without fiber. Must be in a large calorie deficit for weight loss. You only get the health benefits from Carnivore from doing extreme calorie restriction. You must have your “healthy” whole grains. You will get Gout, Kidney Stones, Heart Disease, etc, etc from doing Carnivore.

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

No, I do not think it will ever be a mainstream way of eating because of the propaganda, advertisements & the “studies” from vegans, climate change fear mongers, Big Food, Big Pharma & Big Medicine. I hope I’m wrong about that.

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

I encourage anyone to give this a one month to 4-month experiment. It may take a little while for your body & mind to adapt but preserver and it will. I think you will be amazed at your results.

I have a Facebook Group on Health & Nutrition. I also am on Twitter @mark_strough & I’m on Instagram under the same.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Markhit/?ref=share

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