Bill healed from diabetes, arthritis, and depression on the carnivore diet

From Chronic Pain to Renewed Vitality

Bill, a 72-year-old musician originally from upstate New York, has undergone a remarkable health transformation since adopting the carnivore diet. After struggling with chronic pain, diabetes, and depression for years, he has found relief and renewed vitality by eating only animal products.


A Life of Chronic Illness

Bill’s health issues began in 1990 when his father passed away. Depressed, he gained a significant amount of weight, reaching nearly 350 pounds at his heaviest. He was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, which caused debilitating muscle and joint pain after any exercise. Walking up stairs or carrying groceries became exhausting ordeals that left him in agony.


In addition to the chronic fatigue, Bill developed type 2 diabetes and was told he was heading towards needing a hip replacement due to arthritis. The constant pain made him miserable and irritable. He relied on a cane to walk and was on 7-8 different medications after suffering a heart attack.


Discovering the Carnivore Diet

In 2022, after watching videos about the carnivore diet during the pandemic, Bill decided it was time for a change. He was intrigued by the testimonials of doctors and individuals who had reversed serious health conditions by eating only meat. As someone who always preferred meat to vegetables, the diet appealed to him.


In September of that year, Bill fully committed to the carnivore diet, eating primarily beef. Within a month, his arthritis and hip pain were gone. To his surprise, the chronic fatigue syndrome that had plagued him for 35 years also disappeared. He began walking daily without pain and no longer needed a cane.


Stunning Weight Loss and Diabetes Reversal

When Bill began the carnivore diet, he weighed 280 pounds. Over the course of his journey, he lost nearly 100 pounds, reaching his high school weight of 189. His type 2 diabetes also completely resolved. His blood sugar now stays in the normal range between 70-80 mg/dL without medication.


Amazed by his transformation, Bill joined a gym for the first time in his life. He now regularly does cardio and strength training without any pain – something that would have been unthinkable before. He even climbed the 832 steps to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, a feat he never could have accomplished previously.


A Brighter Mental Outlook

Perhaps the most unexpected benefit for Bill has been the improvement in his mental health. He now realizes he was deeply depressed for years after the death of his father and his best friend. The anger and irritability that used to characterize him have lifted.


Bill says he feels like he’s “aging backwards” and is enjoying life again. He’s able to plan trips and outings with his wife without worrying about how his body will handle it. Even his musical career is undergoing a revival now that he has the stamina to play gigs again.


Thriving on Simplicity

These days, Bill keeps his diet very simple. He typically eats one meal a day, usually a steak, in the late afternoon. He stays satisfied on this regime and no longer wakes up with hunger pangs. If he eats out, he orders bunless burgers without any vegetables or sauces.


While some may worry about the health impacts of an all-meat diet, Bill’s latest blood work came back with stellar results. His doctor commented that he could go another year without a follow-up. Though his LDL cholesterol is slightly elevated, he feels zero concern given the resolution of his diabetes, chronic pain, and heart disease. He takes no medications currently.


Bill’s story is a powerful testimonial to the potential of the carnivore diet to reverse chronic conditions and restore vitality. While more research is needed to understand the long-term impacts and mechanisms, for Bill there is no looking back. He’s grateful to have found a way of eating that has given him his life and passions back. His message to others is to find a supportive community if embarking on the carnivore diet, as having that encouragement can make all the difference.

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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