Adam has been a personal trainer for over 10 years. He has been through “some tough times” that have left him “feeling I’m in the best place in my life.”
Ailments and Adversities
Adam had “a lot of acne” when he was young. He tried Accutane, which “made my skin absolutely terrible. Three months later, he developed psoriasis.
Bodybuilding, Less Psoriasis
Adam developed a love for bodybuilding, and his psoriasis completely healed within 30 days of starting his bodybuilding diet, no longer drinking alcohol or eating fast food. “That was amazing to me…how my skin improved from improving my nutrition.” His diet at that point included some meat and vegetables, and “a lot of white rice.”
At age 30 Adam was diagnosed with a non-seminal germ cell tumor “a five-inch mass in my chest. One night…started having chest pains from a deep breath I taken, and all of sudden it just would not go away.”
An emergency room visit “basically determined that it was some type of lymphoma, so right there just completely changed my life.”
Adam endured four rounds of chemotherapy and open chest surgery to remove the tumor, all within a six-month period.
Psoriasis Returns, Worse!
After another brief heart scare, and having fluid drained away, things seemed like “smooth sailing” until his psoriasis “just came back with a vengeance, covered my legs, my arms, my chest, my head, everywhere. During his chemo for the tumor, Adam’s psoriasis had completely gone away.
He decided he had to learn how to solve his problems himself because all of his medical providers just kept “over and over again prescribing me things that I just knew weren’t going to help me.”
The Vegan Missed-Steak
Adam’s search led him to a vegan diet, which he followed for two years, “making vegetable smoothies, and trying a grape diet for three weeks.”
On the vegan diet, Adam “lost 20 to 30 pounds of muscle, started getting just super fatigued…I had testosterone of a 90-year old. Everything was going downhill. I was thin, I was frail, and the biggest thing was my psoriasis was absolutely inflamed to the wazoo.”
Back to Bodybuilding
One of Adam’s friends encouraged him to return to bodybuilding, as it was “the last thing that had worked.” Within days of adding meat back into his diet, “my skin started to improve.”
“The difference is night and day.”
Adam recently competed as a bodybuilder, and “did a carnivore styled prep, and consisted of high fat, high, protein, and zero carb. It was the best stuff I’ve ever been, best I’ve ever felt mentally and physically.”
Better Bowel Function Without Fiber
“My stool is normal, …when I was vegan plant-based going to the bathroom was insane. I had hemorrhoids and it was the stool was hard, it was ridiculous. Every time I went to the bathroom it was a struggle; I’d be in pain.”
His psoriasis has improved so that he estimates 3% coverage, instead of almost 100%, and his cancer has never returned.