Since he was 16 years old, Aaron has suffered from multiple autoimmune diseases. He summarizes his life before Carnivore by saying, “I’ve been incredibly sick since I was probably about 16 years old. For long, long times in my life, I’ve been basically bedridden.”
He felt like “I’ve reached the bottom of my entire existence. Every single day since I was 16 has been dedicated to trying to find out what was wrong with my health and to try to help it.” Nothing he tried helped at all, “even in the slightest bit.”
Aaron says that a year and a half ago, “I was extremely sick. I looked sick; I felt sick; I had absolutely no hope in life. I knew at that point that I was never going to get married, never going to fall in love, or reach any of the goals that I had aspired to in life. At that point, I had decided that I had had enough, and I was going to commit suicide.”
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Thankfully, Aaron decided to take “a couple of days to think about it” and then decided to give life one more chance. He started on the autoimmune protocol diet “for about a year, but it barely helped. It helped a little bit, though, where I thought that maybe diet could influence the way that I felt more than I ever thought.”
Aaron decided to cut out the grains, gluten, and soy, helping a little more, but he says, “I was still extraordinarily miserable…barely holding onto my job, and having no enjoyment of life whatsoever.” He knew he needed more answers.
He turned on the Joe Rogan podcast, and watched Michaela Peterson and Dr. Shawn Baker, talking about the carnivore diet. “I thought it was absolutely crazy, eating just meat…we’ve been taught for years and years, banged into us by health practitioners, that you absolutely have to have fruits and vegetables to be healthy.”
He decided to try the carnivore diet for a week, starting out with some steak, hamburger, and chicken. A week went by, and Aaron noticed, “I didn’t really feel better, but I didn’t feel worse, so that was encouraging!”
Aaron read more, and after two months, he decided to eat only beef. “And I started to get better! I’ve been on four prescription medications for my entire adult life…My doctor told me ‘you are going to have to take this for the rest of your life and there is nothing else that you can do about it.’ Well, it’s been four weeks, and I’ve been off my Plaquenil.”
Aaron has also stopped his thyroid medication, and the other two have been reduced to one-third of the dosage.
“Finally, for the first time in my life, I’m beginning to have optimism, enjoying life, dating, experiencing things for the first time.”
2 thoughts on “Aaron treats auto-immune issues and depression on carnivore diet”
Aaron… Why “no salt”??? I’m just beginning to learn about carnivore WOE, and seems like all articles say to eat lots of salt…???
I’ve been on carnivore WOE for 3.5 months now. I do have Sjogren’s Syndrome. Widespread pain and fatige have been the biggest issue. Though many things have improved with CWOE I am still in a lot of pain. I do still drink coffee, small amount of dairy and eggs. I seem to be losing cravings for butter and eggs. Leaning towards just eating beef and drinking water for a while. Sounds like that is when it really kicked in for you.