Alex, 57, is a carpenter and lives in Colorado. He grew up in Boulder and likes to ski and race mountain bikes.
From Struggling to Thriving: Alex’s Journey with Carnivore Diet
Alex longed to be a natural athlete but always had to “struggle” for his performance.
Anytime he got fit, Alex restricted his calories and exercised “like a maniac.” “I was miserable, irritable, and people didn’t like being around me.”
Alex says he didn’t do well with the Standard American Diet, and “it really spilled over into my mental health.” He had ADHD. Getting a four-year degree took him six years—” I just couldn’t focus.”
In 2018, Alex did a 50-mile mountain bike race. He ate a lot of beans and lean protein at the time—no fat. Two weeks later, in July, he had an accident and was run over by an 1800-pound ATV. He landed in the hospital for four days.
Physical Injuries and Trauma: Before and After Carnivore Diet
His physical injuries weren’t life-threatening, but they were debilitating. He suffered from broken ribs, a brachial plexus injury—which left him with a dead right hand—a crushed left ankle, and his knees sustained a lot of damage. He thinks this is because he had extreme joint inflammation.
Although his physical injuries were significant, he says he was really affected by PTSD. “I had trauma and didn’t feel safe on this planet,” Alex recounts. Also, he had suicidal ideations. If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by texting 988 or calling 1-800-273-8255.
Overcoming Fast Food Addiction and Heartburn with Carnivore Diet
Before Carnivore, Alex says he was eating a lot of fast food. “I was taking antacid tablets like Skittles. If I didn’t know it was heartburn, I’d think I was having a heart attack.”
Basically, he was “just tired of being sick and tired.”
Alex found Dr. Baker online and came to Carnivore over three months ago. “I don’t think I’ll ever look back.”
Many of Alex’s physical injuries and health issues have completely resolved or improved since he started Carnivore.
Benefits of the Carnivore Diet: Improved Focus, Muscle Mass, and More
“I have incredible focus now. I go to work, and I have to do my share of computer work, and I sit down and bang out emails and spreadsheets.”
Alex feels his trauma has resolved because he couldn’t focus with PTSD, and he’s no longer suicidal.
Although he’s not restricting or exercising like crazy, he’s dropped 20 lbs.
Before Carnivore, he could do three push-ups. Today he can do fifty. ‘My muscle mass is increasing, and I’m doing way more, and it’s way easier.”
His ankle has a better range of motion without any physical therapy. This is happening “organically.” And his right hand is ninety percent better.
“I’m a nicer guy” today and recalls when his mom told him that he’s so much more patient and much nicer.
Hope and Optimism: Alex’s Future Plans with Carnivore Diet
Alex says, “I’ve never been hungry in the last three months.” He enjoys ribeyes with salt dipped in Kerrygold butter.
Alex is optimistic. “I have hope since going Carnivore. I’m gonna buy a ski pass this year, and I’m gonna do that 50-mile mountain bike race five years after the accident. I’m gonna do [it] better, faster, stronger than I ever had before.”
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