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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Ruibo

Interview with Ruibo

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Ruibo and I am New York City based actor and artist. I’m deeply passionate about nutrition, biohacking, and mental and spiritual wellness. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore

I have celiac and had been gluten free for about a decade. Apart from that, I’d tried about every way of eating and supplementation out there in an attempt to hack my way to relief from lifelong depression, anxiety, and ADHD. From paleo to primal to plant-based and raw vegan, even a brief stupid stint as a fruitarian, I seriously tried it all. Right before I went full carnivore, I had been experimenting again with vegan/plant based, to my detriment.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’ve always believed in the power of nutrition, biohacking, and energy healing for optimal health. In 2010 I successfully weaned myself off a cocktail of pharmaceutical antidepressants and anxiolytics and transitioned to a Paleo/Primal diet which sustained me for a number of years. Around 2016/17 I started to experience a whole slew of troubling new health issues. In the end it was a cocktail of gut permeability, autoimmune issues, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, and a growing list of food intolerances that sent me down a major decline that impacted not only my body but also my mental health in a really severe way. I was exhausted, suicidal, battling agoraphobia, and experiencing recurrent debilitating panic attacks all of which is nightmare fuel for anyone, but as a performer it felt insurmountable and potentially career-killing.

I was too afraid and embarrassed to reach out to anyone for help, terrified it would affect my work or that I’d be shunned, perceived as weak, or make myself a burden, so I essentially isolated and did my best to push through and maintain a facade of put-togetherness. Of course that approach never pans out well. From the outside I think it just seemed like I was volatile or erratic, standoffish, rude, insensitive. It was a spiral for me, the desire to be healthy, to connect with others, the fear of being misunderstood or perceived a certain way, my own perfectionism in my work and the ensuing anxiety, all made me feel powerless to stop any of it. Self loathing was at an all time high. 

Long story short, eventually the stress caused my entire body to give out and I spent all of my (few) waking hours in bed researching how to “fix” myself. I had come across Carnivore years prior and at the time it felt too extreme, but at the end of my rope I did my research and finally decided I really had nothing to lose. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Nose to tail. Organs and ruminant meat are the backbone of my diet, 50/50 raw to cooked. Pork and seafood a few times a week, poultry only on occasion; though I enjoy it, I don’t find it as satiating. Suet, tallow, lard, and butter liberally. Coffee, mostly decaf these days. I’m (tragically) allergic to both egg whites and yolks and intolerant to dairy, but working on a gut healing protocol and hope to reintroduce in the future. Limited supplementation to assist with methylation issues for now. 

Most days I naturally fast 20:4 unless I’m on my cycle, in which case it’s pretty no holds barred. Filtered electrolyte water all day. And plenty of sea salt. 

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

Countless, the most prominent being mental clarity and the lifting of depression and anxiety. It cannot be overstated, it truly saved my life. Most miraculously, the immediate effects were apparent within 10 days. 

Other benefits include improved hormonal balance and cycle regulation, massively improved gut function  (I’d always half-believed bloating and stomach pain were normal after eating), improved blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, and improvement in body composition, strength, skin tone and texture. Chronic fatigue is gone, fibroid symptoms are gone, back pain is gone. I’m remembering what real joy feels like for the first time in many many years; this is probably the closest to “normal” I’ve ever felt in my adult life, like I finally understand how humans are meant to feel. 

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

Really the negatives are so minor for everything I’ve gained. If I had to name my two, they’d be 1) I’m a foodie and I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, so I’ve had to shift my way of thinking about food and cooking. 2) Explaining or defending the how and why to others can sometimes be uncomfortable.

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

Yeah, I don’t have a set routine. I rotate between yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight workouts depending on what my body feels like doing. 

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 one month, and assess how you feel. There’s really nothing to lose. Beyond that, read and watch as much as you can from veterans and resources like Judy Cho, Paul Saladino, Shawn Baker, Ken Berry, etc. Join the forums, ask lots of questions, reach out for support, soak up the success stories! That’s what finally got me on board, diving into the research and science and overcoming any negatively planted beliefs about “fad diets” and trends.

When I first came across this concept years back, there weren’t as many prominent resources available which made the whole undertaking seem extreme and unwise. But the more I read and understood about human physiology and the more I learned about how my own individual genetic makeup and polymorphisms affect my nutrient absorption, gut microbiome, and overall health, the more this approach quickly became the only viable approach for me.

That said, if you’re not as skeptical as I am, it can really all just be as simple as eat meat, drink water.

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

I do think it’s possible. As more people lean toward an ancestral and holistic approach to health and share their experiences of dramatic improvement (in all the myriad ways this diet offers), I think it will be inevitable that others follow suit. But right now it really is a lead-by-example undertaking. It’s going to take people individually doing their own research and releasing themselves from dietary dogma, but I think (hope) we’re heading there.  

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

In the end I think we have to remember that we’re all bio individual, and even within Carnivore there are a lot of different approaches. It’s all about figuring out what works best for you, and being aware that your trajectory and specific diet will not (and should not) look like anyone else’s. So while I do encourage soaking in as much as you can, remember that progress is all going to depend on what needs healing within you, and as you learn to listen to your body, you’ll figure out how to tailor your diet to your individual goals.

My Instagram is @carnivaura. I hope this encourages others to share their experience, and to reach out to me or someone else if they need support. Mental health concerns can be incredibly isolating, particularly if you’re someone who others expect or demand to be in a state of “on”. I never want anyone to go through what I went through, and I want to spread the message that we are not alone, and there can really and truly be relief. 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Joe

Interview with Joe

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey there! My name is Joe, I currently reside in Phoenix, Az.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before I started carnivore I kind of just jumped around with my diet. I ate mostly high carbohydrate foods such as potato’s, white rice, sourdough bread mixed with a little meat & sometimes vegetables. I would snack on junk food & justify it by saying I’m only eating small portions (we know those add up).

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried the carnivore diet because I was trying to lean out for a Jiu Jitsu tournament and heard from a friend that it was a great way to lose weight, it was mostly for a weight cut hack, but I didn’t know what I was in for and how much of an impact it would have.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My approach to the carnivore diet is to eat when I’m hungry, which is not typically in the morning. I’ll usually throw a 12oz ribeye on the grill around 12pm after my Jiu Jitsu training. Around 3 or 4pm I throw about five 85% 15% ground beef patties on the grill and eat those with a couple slices of bacon. I will eat once again around 8pm and that usually consists of either a New York strip or a pound of pressure cooked beef short ribs from Costco.

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

The benefits have been vast. At first I a lot of diarrhea, but soon found out that I started off with way too much fat, it doesn’t happen to everyone, but I was sensitive to it. I have celiac disease and was dealing with wounds on my scalp and lots of psoriasis on my shins and elbows which all went away two weeks after going on the diet. Sleep improved, mood improved, sex drive went WAY up (I had to stop sleeping on my stomach in the am…tmi I know). My recovery from was cut in half. Insane!

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

At first the negatives were diarrhoea and getting enough food, but I have a hard time finding any negatives the further along I go.

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

Yes, I lift heavy 3 days a week & train and compete in Jiu Jitsu 7 days a week. The carnivore diet has really helped with my energy levels and duration of workouts between days at the gym.

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

I say if you want to try the carnivore diet just keep an open mind, it’s hard for a lot of people to wrap their minds around only eating animal products. I say give yourself 30 days, anyone can commit to something for 30 days especially if that means it might help them with health issues you’re trying to heal. You have nothing lose.

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

I believe the carnivore diet will become as common as the paleo & keto diet. I’m already seeing a lot more people experimenting with the diet and seeing great results. I’m hearing people talk more and more about it everyday.

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

Like I said before, just have an open mind. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake, it’s a learning process and everyone is built differently. The results will speak for themselves. You can find me on my Instagram @carnivorewildling and I’m always there to answer questions.

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Carnivore Diet success stories -with Megan

Interview with Megan

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi! My name is Megan, I’m an Aerospace Engineering student from the UK, currently living in the Netherlands. I’ve struggled with weight my whole life and have been trying to lose weight since I can remember. The past couple of years, this has transformed into an effort to get healthy, not just lighter, as I’ve learned so much more about gut health, hormones, and nutrition.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I come from a family that loves to cook. We lived to eat, not ate to live. I started Keto Summer 2018 after spending the year in the US and eating everything! Around the same time, I found out I was celiac so already had to cut out gluten anyway. I was losing weight on keto but seemed to be stalling and also had other issues like eczema that weren’t getting better.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’d heard a lot about carnivore healing gut issues. I have celiac disease and years of gut damage from eating gluten had caused me to develop intolerances to other foods like eggs and avocados which I wanted to be able to eat again so I’d been considering trying carnivore for a while. I naturally became more carnivore last year as my keto meals became more simple (meat with some kind of side vegetable) so I figured I might as well take the small jump to carnivore and try it out.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I intermittent fast and then usually eat two meals each day. I mostly eat whatever is on offer in the supermarket and whatever I can get cheap: ground beef, pork belly, etc. I also drink coffee – black during my fasting window and with heavy cream after that. I’ve started to incorporate more nose-to-tail recently to make my diet more nutrient-dense, sustainable, and to save money.

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

I can tolerate eggs a lot more now which I am very happy about. I love eggs. I’ve also managed to lose weight (40+ pounds) and body fat, which I have struggled with my whole life and also struggled to do after a while on Keto. My skin and sleep are also the best they have been for years.

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

Social events can be difficult when based around food. Luckily I can blame a lot on allergies. But I’ve actually grown to love questions about my way of eating and had some very interesting conversations because of it.

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

I do Jiu Jitsu a few times a week and cycle 1 hour every day to and from work. Jiu Jitsu has really helped me to de-stress after work and the community is great too. I’ve really appreciated this since moving to another country on my own.

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

Since I gradually transitioned from low carb to carnivore, I seemed to skip a lot of the negative side effects people often mention at the beginning of carnivore so maybe a more gradual transition would be better for people worried about this. And give it at least a few months. If you’ve had years of gut damage, you can’t expect it to be gone in a few weeks.

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

A lot of people I’ve talked to have expressed concern with the long term effects of the carnivore diet so hopefully as time goes on, people will see it as a more sustainable, healthy way of eating. But I think this is also very dependent on people wanting to take control of their own health and do their own research/experiments rather than listen to misinformed, outdated guidelines.

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

People can follow on @megs_and_bacon98

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Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

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  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Cori

Interview with Cori

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Cori. A 49-year-old woman quickly approaching my 50th turn around the sun.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

I’ve been a whole food eater most of my life. Processed food has never appealed to me. Although I never referred to myself as a vegan or vegetarian, my diet was plant-based for most of my adult life.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

For the first few months I had no idea that my way of eating had a name. I have a laundry list of health issues—panhypopituitarism (with an autoimmune component, celiac disease (diagnosed over a decade ago) and Duhring’s disease, adenomyosis, and fibromyalgia. After exposure to gluten in the spring of 2018, I developed Duhring’s disease (celiac disease that presents on the skin. I was dead set on not going on antibiotics and steroids to treat my Duhring’s and other issues I had at the time. First, I cleaned out our entire pantry and fridge. Anything that could potentially cause cross-contamination went into the bin. Still, stomach and skin issues persisted. I began to notice blisters cropping up along with my Duhring’s (dermatitis herpetiformis) rash—skin flare-ups were happening long after my gluten exposure. Over the weeks I recorded my food and anything that made my skin worse or aggravated my stomach went. Eventually, all I was left with was tinned fish, eggs, and muscle meat. Eventually, I did see an improvement in my skin and I was beginning to feel better overall but I became concerned that my way of eating wasn’t sustainable, so I took to the internet (how did we survive before Google?) and came across Dr. Georgia Ede and Sally K. Norton, and several folks that referred to themselves as ”Carnivore” following their Twitter accounts. I reached out to Georgia directly and she assured me that I could indeed live a long and healthy life without plants and although I still can’t make rhyme or reason as to why I respond the way I do to so many plants, Sally helped me gain some understanding and gave me the additional confidence I needed to step away from plants.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat what makes me feel good. Long before Carnivore I was supporting my small, local farmers and producers; I continue to do so as a carnivore.  My approach is more nose-to-tail. I like the sustainability and I believe it’s what’s best for me. I do drink organic coffee (organic matters here, folks) and enjoy limited dairy— butter and cheese. Sometimes it bothers me, sometimes it doesn’t.

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

Just about every symptom I have/had from my autoimmune diseases has disappeared or improved. I do fast as well to help with my low levels of GH due to my pituitary disorder, autoimmune issues, and familial cancers. I credit fasting with helping me just as much as carnivore. I work out pretty intensely and with the exception of a very slow healing hamstring that I tore a few weeks in to fasting and Carnivore and some foot problems I’ve suffered from for years from repeated fractures and injuries, I haven’t had any other tears or bone fractures/breaks. That in and of itself is a major coup for me! I feel (cautiously) invincible these days.

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

Socially, it can be a bit awkward, but Carnivore isn’t a choice for me. Plants, (and the oils every kitchen seems to use), make me sick and I also have to worry about cross-contamination due to my celiac/Duhring’s disease so eating outside the house is an issue. I’ll only do it when I have no other choice, mostly on the road. It’s a risk for me, Carnivore or not.

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

I do exercise. It took me a good 5-6 months to fully adapt. I really thought I’d be working out at half-intensity from here on out, but then one day it just clicked and my body was able to perform just fine without carbohydrates. I love lifting and my focus is on building and maintaining muscle (a struggle with low GH). Currently, I do an upper/lower split 4 days a week. I spend 1.5-2 hours at the gym. Maybe too much to some, but I find it cathartic. I do very little cardio. Just enough to work my ticker and to keep up my endurance.

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

I reckon if someone is considering Carnivore they’ve tried everything and nothing else has worked, so I say to them, ”what have you got to lose?” But I do believe that if you’re going to do it, you need to go all in. You don’t want to dabble in high-fat eating AND carbs … It’s a recipe for disaster. If you can’t commit 100% this might not be a way of eating for you.

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

I hope so.

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

Although I’m happy to share my experience and what I do that works for me and my very specific set of problems, I’m cautious when it comes to doling out advice. Look to the medical professionals & researchers in the Carnivore space for answers and not schmos like me. They’re pretty generous with their knowledge and time. @cori__p on Instagram

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Patrick and Marissa

Interview with Patrick and Marrisa

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1) Introduce Yourself

We’re Patrick and Marissa. We’ve been married for 12 years and have 3 kids. We currently live in Northeast Ohio and dream about moving somewhere that’s more consistently sunny and warmer with the sounds of the ocean nearby…. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

We’ve been together since college so we started our lives together with the traditional college way of eating (pizza, Applebee’s half price appetizers, and other processed/packaged foods). We’ve always been open to experimenting in the kitchen so we thought that, after college, we were eating fairly healthy with traditionally balanced plates (roughly “appropriate” protein portion with a grain and vegetables was pretty common), but we weren’t against eating out occasionally. We continued eating this way for years and thought that we were doing pretty well considering we were in pretty good shape still.

After our 3rd child was born Marissa had some inexplicable health issues that wouldn’t abate including terrible itchy rashes and bruising resulting from scratching them all the time. We discovered that there was a version of celiac disease that manifested in the skin rather than internally. It’s called dermatitis herpetiformis. DH is exacerbated by soy. We began to critically consider what we ate and what was in it as we needed to avoid all forms of soy (proteins, oils, lecithin) and gluten to keep it from causing the lesions, rashes, and pain across her skin. This began our journey to a better way of eating.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

We had separate reasons. 

I (Patrick) had successfully lost most of the “sympathy” weight from 3 pregnancies, but the downward pull of middle age in America was evident. I was carrying more weight in my mid-section than I preferred. My recovery time between workouts was longer than ever. I could tell something wasn’t right and I began to read and research probable causes. I began tinkering with biohacking after reading Tim Ferris’ book “The 4 Hour Body” and listening to Dave Asbury’s podcasts and reading one of his books. I began personally experimenting through supplementation and seeing some success with it. This opened my mind to the possibility that something we were doing or not doing was a cause or contributing factor to the middle age decline. I greatly improved through supplementation, but it was expensive and far more difficult than I preferred. I started looking for a more efficient, less expensive way of increasing nutrient density and eating “optimally.”

Marissa was convinced out of desperation for a result. After finding out about the allergies and medical conditions, she focused on eating “clean” but started to hate mealtimes as nothing tasted good (for example, a go to lunch would be roasted broccoli, carrots, or such topped with olive oil and some lean protein like chicken or fish). To top it off, this “clean” eating from mainstream conventions of understanding was leading to weight gain, sluggish mental abilities, and insomnia. Mind you, during this time period she trained for 5k races as well as kept three kids active daily. Marissa agreed to try carnivore for a month to see if we could eat that way and somewhat out of desperation (since trying the same thing over and over again expecting different results is insanity).  

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

When we first started we had to go through the growing pains of finding the right amount of salt, hydration, and fat so that we felt good. We eat about 95-98% carnivore (which we consider eggs, meat, cream, and cheese). We don’t shy away from seasonings so we can still experience flavor variety, but we typically only want salt on steaks. One thing we began to reincorporate this past summer (after about 4 months of strict carnivore) is small servings of high quality gelato on days where Marissa goes running. While this isn’t strictly carnivore, this small treat keeps us from wanting to have a cheat meal and hasn’t negatively impacted either of us. Now after 10 straight months we are probably at 93-97% carnivore in a week – our “cheats” would be the gelato, alcohol, dressings, or sauces on some dishes. Mind you, even these cheats are clean of soy and gluten, which means they tend to be extremely low on sugar as they pull from fat for flavor. 

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

I (Patrick) have seen pretty impressive results. I lost my middle-aged belly entirely, increased my strength in the gym, recover from heavy weight work faster, sleep better, and have felt a rejuvenation that makes me feel like a teenager again.

Marissa could fill paragraphs with the benefits. Mostly after having three kids, and finding out she has battled DH (most likely) her entire life, she finally feels healthy.  The insomnia is gone, the weight has steadily fallen off (more than 20% of her starting body weight, which is just over 30 pounds), the “mom-brain” phenomenon has just about disappeared, and dreaded monthly issues surrounding endometriosis have all but vanished. She now is training for a half-marathon while focusing on time, not just distance. A surprising change is her skin tone is slightly darker – what used to be on the white side of porcelain is now a pale Mediterranean shade, which we think can be directly attributed to the improved nutrient profile and awareness of how her body responds to soy and gluten. 

One underappreciated benefit is how good we’ve gotten at cooking meat in different ways – grilled, pan fried, roasted, smoked, etc. There are so many ways to introduce flavor and texture.

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

We were criticized at first by family and friends. Some were generally curious, and some even tried it after seeing our results, but what other people think doesn’t matter that much to us. The biggest hurdle we’ve found was that it can be difficult and expensive to eat out (triple meat at Chipotle is just barely enough for Patrick since we’re not loading up on rice and beans). We see this hurdle as inconvenient at most. We’re more conscious of what we’re eating and how it makes us feel so we don’t want to eat out.

Marissa’s biggest negative is the loss of appeal that some socialization events now have because of their tie to food. For example, going to the movie theater does not hold the same appeal as snacking on candy or popcorn sounds disgusting, so why even spend all that money to sit in a chair that a ton of other people have sat in?

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

Marissa is a long distance runner when the weather is agreeable in Ohio. She achieved a huge running milestone for her by competing in a 10 mile race over this past summer and placing in her age group (as the oldest in it). Running on carnivore isn’t super common, but she’s found it to be agreeable with her as her performance has only improved on it.

Patrick prefers to workout in the weightroom. He primarily works on olympic lifts, but also incorporates accessory lifts to maintain an overall athletic approach and purpose. Patrick has seen solid strength gains since starting, which is partially attributable to intentionally designing a lifting regimen, but also due to quicker recovery so the next workout can be at a higher intensity.

We also have a century home with a fairly large yard that keeps us pretty busy in addition to our workouts. Not to mention coaching our kids sports and keeping them physically active is a workout on it’s own most days. 

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

Don’t be afraid of salt. I think every carnivore “veteran” will say something similar, but we all find out in the first few weeks that we aren’t getting enough salt. Leg cramps, lethargy, headaches, even nausea when eating carnivore can be caused by not getting enough salt. You’ll also need to forget the old way of thinking about portions. After a hard workout in the morning, it isn’t uncommon for me (Patrick) to eat a 16-18 oz. steak at dinner and want more when finished (and that’s after eating lunch too). And water … drink lots and lots of water.  Oh… which means you probably want to be more aware of where the restrooms are… 

Also, we suggest to avoid trying to “convert” people to this idea of eating simply because. Of course we see the benefits, and we would love for all of our friends and family to enjoy them too.  However, we know if someone had told us to try this three years before we started, we would have laughed. Just keep eating in a way that allows your body to be the best it can be, and others will ask.  Let them come around to it. 

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

Possibly given the nature of our generation and those younger to question what we’ve been told is true. As the internet has grown to be such a significant part of our lives as a culture the information is out there about how beneficial it has been. This is true of other diets as well, but Carnivore isn’t really a “diet” as much as a way of eating. 

As more people find it and profess their own experiences more people will be exposed to it. How mainstream it gets will really fall to those of us that have seen a net positive from it and how willingly we will share that with others. If we continue to thrive eating Carnivore then others will eventually ask how they can thrive like us. I can foresee the community growing as we share the why, how, and to what end parts of our experiences.

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

Marissa is the social media person in our family, however she avoids most of her health journeys online.  But if you’re ever interested, you can find her as Marissa Writes on most social media platforms (instagram, Twitter) where she shares all things books and literature. (Instagram: marissa_writes website: www.marissawrites.com )

You can follow our carnivore journey on Instagram at neocarnivorecouple.

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