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Ex-Plant Eater Josie Defeats Ulcerative Colitis

Josephine (a.k.a. @theexplanteater) is a 27 year-old ex-vegan and has recently healed ulcerative colitis after transitioning to the carnivore diet after 14 years of veganism. She became vegan at the age of 13 and stubbornly continued with it for the following 14 years, dealing with continual and worsening digestive issues, mental health issues, premature aging, lack of energy, and hormonal imbalances. She finally considered including animal products again last May to see if it would help her colitis and was shocked to find that within a few weeks her severe colitis symptoms had healed (this was while taking no medication). Seeing the healing power of eating these foods led her down the rabbit hole of research, which led to her finding people like Dr. Baker and the carnivore diet, and she has since fine-tuned her diet to continually heal her digestive issues as well as the other issues veganism left her with. She hasn’t had a colitis flare up since June of last year, medication free, which is incredibly relieving seeing as her worst flare up almost killed her. She’s now a pretty outspoken advocate for the carnivore diet with a very critical view of veganism. 

Sami Manages Stage 4 Colon Cancer With A Meat Diet

I am Sami from Japan.
I am or was a terminal stage 4 colon cancer patient.
A Carnivorous diet helped save my life.
I’m writing this email because I would like to help people who have the same condition by sharing my story.

Let me tell you about my colon cancer survival by meat only diet story.

I was a vegan since I was 6 years old. I developed a severe eating disorder at the aged 15. The reason for such ,was due to my self abusing of horrendously amount of laxatives on an everyday basis. I now believe that what caused the onset of my illness, was fiber and laxatives.
Having had bulimic years for 35 years I finally concurred my eating disorder.
In 2016 I started keto diet. My health in general improved by it yet still I was constipated.
In 2018 June I finally I dove into carnivorous diet. I really liked it. My bloating issue was almost cured at least I thought.

In 2021 March there was a lot of publicity about microbion in the gut.
I was convinced by the idea of ‘feeding my gut’ theory.
I started to incorporate vegetables into my diet. Of course all my gastrointestinal symptoms made a comeback. But I pushed it believing that my gut was going to adjust to new fibrous environment.
In 2021 April 7th, after eating some mushrooms I had dull yet uneasy sensation in my stomach.
Next morning I went to our neighbor’s hospital but they couldn’t finger out. I was sent to one of the biggest hospitals where they gave me a diagnosis of stage 4 colorectal cancer metastasized liver.

I had an intensive operation following chemotherapy. I was dying and hospitalized. But I didn’t eat hospital food looking rubbish. I ate meat secretly. I kept carnivorous diet during my hospitalization.

When my medical team discovered reoccurrence of cancer in my liver l sent an email to Professor Seyfried.
It states,

Dear Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried,

I am writing this because I am going to have to decide on my cancer treatment.
My name is Masami, 48years old female from Japan.
I had an enormous surgery in May this year. I had my accenting colon, one-fourth of the liver, appendix, and four lymph nodes taken out.
Three months later, they found another cancer cell growth in the liver.
I have been on chemotherapy since July. It’s so tough.
My surgeon is thinking that she has to give me another operation at the end of the year or January 2022 following stronger chemo.
I don’t think it will extend my life in a meaningful way.

I have watched several YouTube videos where you explain the cancer metabolism theory which I am impressed with.
I have been on a keto / carnivore diet for more than 5 years. My glucose level is well controlled. I am thinking of buying keto mojo. But I am not sure how much Gluconeogenesis is influencing cancer growth.
When it comes to Glutamine, without pharmaceutical intervention, I don’t think I can reduce the level from my system.

I would appreciate it if you could suggest any supplements or medications to create the condition where I can starve the cancer cells.

Kind regards,
Sami


He kindly replied to me with piles of documents for me to study. Suggestions were given.
Some of which I did.
Actually I couldn’t follow deep keto.
Because I’m lifting weight and it’s my passion. My performance was compromised by the therapeutic level of ketosis.

I started to bump up my meat intake. I have been eating 120-180g of protein a day for more than 6 months while I took MRI twice to check my cancer cells. The results showed that cancer cells in my liver didn’t change their size AT ALL.
My surgeon always said that she would give me another surgery but my cancer cells are too small.
Professor Seyfried’s theory and the nutritionist who Professor referred me are not big fun of high protein intake.
But I gave high meat consumption a try and It’s been successful.
MEAT DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER.
MEAT DOES NOT HINDER CANCER TREATMENT.

I don’t think what works for me works for everyone cancer patient.
But it is much more effective than surgeries, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
I’m eating eggs and grinded meat.
I go to the gym at 4:00 am and lifting weights.

Could l help people who are devastated cancer patients realize that carnivorous diet is clinically healthy way to fight the cancer?


Sami

Two-Time Stroke Survivor Matt Lowers Blood Pressure On A Carnivore Diet

Matt suffered two cerebral strokes about three years apart.  The first was an Ischemic stroke that happened in 2015, and the second one was a hemmorhagic stroke that occurred in 2018.  He was battling high blood pressure for close to two decades and it culminated to these two incidences.

When he had the second stroke he was rushed to a hospital to have brain surgery, because of a brain bleed that resulted from the hemmorhagic stroke.  After the surgery the doctor gave him a 40 percent chance of survival.

Prior to the first stroke Matt was primarily a vegetarian and   during the second stroke he was a strict vegan. Fortunately, a year after the 2nd event he revisited the carnivore diet and started eating meat again (thanks to Dr. Shawn Bakers podcast interview with Joe Rogan) .  This is where he saw his blood pressure finally make its way down and eventually to normal. 

Matt attributes much of the carnivore way of eating  to his physical wellness and recovery. 

Ray’s Scale No Longer Dies Beneath Him

Age: 65

Very Low Carb , meat heavy “Ketovore” for 2 1/2 years.

Was formerly athletic, became morbidly obese, peaking at least 365 pounds I actually don’t know HOW HIGH my final weight went because my scale DIED beneath me one morning. Within half a year of this dietary change (heavy meat ketovore) , I was down to 332 pounds and feeling great.

My food before Ketovore was primarily ‘rice and something’. Lots of veggies, peppers, onions ginger/garlic and often a few slices of meat, but always half a plate or more of Indian Basmati rice or Japanese ‘sticky’ rice. If I ate a pound of meat per WEEK it was unusal. Using Indian spices, the food smelled and tasted terrific. However, my sweet tooth was strong. SWEET coffee, a “healthy” muffin or other snack with more sweet coffee at intervals less than 2 hours. My endurnce was very poor: having to refuel at two hour intervals during the work day or my energy and concentration would decay badly. Being an engineer, concentration and endurance are critically important. My eyes were rapidly decaying (posterior uvitis/”bird shot” Rx = predinisone 60mG/Day) to delay my eventual DIAGNOSED impending blindness!!! Rapidly increasing obesity and blood pressure.

My good friend Al suggested that I might consider “Keto” helpful (I was morbidly obese) for him, he took off 20-25 pounds his first month and felt GREAT. I am a “why guy” I need to know WHY something works, before I will even consider it valid to test. I studied all I could find online about the theory of why Low Carb WORKs. Internet and books by Drs. Jason Fung, Ken Berry, I began to understand the HORMONAL response to my high carb, refined sugar and “vegetable oils” diet. Nina Teichulz was a wealth of information on fake oils and real meat. Your channel was in there BUT I can tell you that – at that time- I thought that I would never go full carnivore because I was so conditioned to believe that it was unhealthy. Now, here I am.

Initially my dietary rules were simple: zero surgars, absolutely 20gm of carbohydrates or less per day, no fake oils. I measured my morning/fasting blood sugars, blood pressure and more, my Wife (a very good nurse) assumned that if this worked, I would eventurally need to reduce or eliminate some medications: that was indeed a correct assumption. We were both VERY concerned about my eventual ‘need’ for insulin injections looming in my future as a T2 diabetic; we both knew that we could not afford it with my greatly reduced retirement income.

I noticed the loss of fat and was amazed, to be satisfied. If I became ‘snacky’ I’d make bacon and eggs or a burger patty and the problem was solved. I began eating more meat and above ground veggies in rich butter/heavy cream sauces with caramelized red wine for flavor (Remember the “French paradox”? They eat full fat everything and are generally slim. 🙂 I was still doing breakfast, so 3 – 4 egg, butter omelets with some

chives and garlic, with cheese started the day with coffee. Red meats at meals were rapidly introduced in increasingly larger amounts. 1 – 2 pounds becoming normal.

1. Ribeyes = I finally understood what being ‘sated’ at mealtime meant!

2. My energy between meals was excellent – no slumps as when I was carb fueled. It was like having a huge fuel tank once I was ‘fat adapted’. My Wife noticed that my energy level was ‘through the roof’: house projects and more were getting done.

3. My morning fasting blood sugars dropped from the 200’s to below 100 for the first time since I began monitoring them a year earlier.

4. Due to light-headedness, I went off Metformin – which required a few tries before I stabilized.

5. BP was far too low 117/70’ish and I worked with my Doc to get a ‘baby dose’ of Losartan, which I still seem to require. (I’ve been hypertensive since my thirties – high stress jobs…)

Before diet change – my diagnosed ‘conditions’ and symptoms were:

> Severe Sleep Apnea

> Dangerously high blood pressure

> Posterior uvitis (“birdshot”) retinal flashes, and bleeding inside my eyes!

Retina Doc mentions: “Where is ALL this inflammation coming from?”

> CPAP required for sleep

> GERD

> Constant tooth decay and very red and swollen gums. My dentist hated what he saw.

> Constant and increasing 2+ pitting edema on shins

> Fatty liver. Doctor: “Sooo, tell me about your drinking?” and I wondered did where THIS came from?

> Slow or no healing – example: a hole on my shin remained unhealed for many months.

Even routine scratches remained for many weeks or more.

> Peripheral neuropathy on outside three toes on both feet.

> Infections in odd places, wound edges, skin folds. (Glycated body was probably TASTY for pathogens?)

> 6x daily meds – before diet change:

> Losartan 125 mG w

> HCTZ 25 ?

> T2D

> Metformin 500 mG to increase if needed later – never needed 🙂

> Anti-inflammatory Rx: Tramadol and more as their effectiveness diminished.

> Pain meds PRN for knee injury.

> Couldn’t slide into some restaurant booths, would have to squeeeze behind the car’s driving wheel. Very sore joints and chronic body aches (was told that this is “normal” aging)

Tabitha Chose Therapeutic Ketosis Over Standard Of Care Treatment On A Carnivore Diet

My name is Tabitha and I reside in the Lake Norman area, a suburb of Charlotte, NC.  I’m 47 and I’ve been married for 25 years, this month, to my best friend and biggest supporter.  We have three fur babies.  I work full time as a real estate asset manager.  I self discovered I was pre-diabetic in 2014 at a “normal” weight after juicing and eating vegetarian.  At the same time my father-in-law was battling stage 3 colon cancer and I became a student on metabolic disease.  My mother was also a type two diabetic.  I read many books, watch documentaries, and listened to countless podcasts soaking up as much information as I could.  That’s when I decided to do a ketogenic diet for myself.  In August of 2020, I ended up in the ER with severe abdominal pain.  Within 24 hours I had emergency surgery for a ruptured colon, had my sigmoid colon removed, and an ileostomy in place.  All thought to be diverticulitis.  Two weeks later pathology relieved stage 3 colon cancer with positive lymph nodes.  The same cancer we lost my father-in-law to in 2017.  I refused chemo and any other treatments beyond surgery.  I used combined natural therapies along with therapeutic ketosis to heal.  My diet consists of mostly animal foods and animal fats.  The more plants I eliminate the better I feel.   Today, no test show any active cancer whatsoever and I’m thriving, living a high quality life.  I hope my story can help others.  

 

Amy Came Off Her Meds On A Carnivore Diet

Amy is a mom to 9, lost over 115 pounds and got off all antidepressants and anti anxiety medications with diet change after being taken away from her family by her doctor. 

Jennifer Gains More Dense Muscle On The Carnivore Diet

Jennifer is a 45-year-old nurse & bodybuilder that has experienced significant healing effects on carnivore for auto immune diseases. She has rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis along with IBS-C, severe SPK in both eyes resulting from the diseases. She has 4 kids, ages 25-22-21-16. She trains fasted, and eating this way has put dense muscle on with zero supplements.

Lauri Is Pain-Free At 69 On The Carnivore Diet

From the time I was very young, I remember my extremities  hurting if someone would grab me by the arm or jump on my legs.  I believe now, from what I’ve learned that I have primary lipedema and possibly mild lymphedema.  I was a normal weight in high school (somewhat plump preadolescent), weighing 127 or so, having a very skinny waist and rib cage, though somewhat heavy legs but not abnormal looking.   After high school being less active, I began to gain weight.  However, I was fortunate to stumble across Dr. Atkins’ low carb diet book which set me on the path of being able to pretty much maintain a decent weight.  This was in the 70s.  However, after four babies, I found myself 80 pounds heavier.  I believe it was at this time when my lipedema developed.  Throughout the years I could lose 40 to 50 pounds doing low carb, but I always gained it back.  4.5 years ago, I got serious about low carbs again, and lost 56 pounds, but struggled to keep it off (aging 30, losing 20, etc.), yo-yo-ing back and forth.  So tiresome and frustrating!

 

I was so excited when my daughter came across carnivore!!!  I thought, “I might as well give it a try.  I’ve tried everything else.”  We both started carnivore August 11, 2021.  Since then, in eight months I’ve lost over 45 pounds.  I continue to lose just a couple a month.  I am now over 90 pounds down from my heaviest weight ever and still could maybe lose another 25.  But I am so thrilled to be where I am AND TO ACTUALLY KNOW I WILL NEVER GAIN THIS BACK, as long as I maintain on carnivore.  I am thrilled beyond measure.  This is not even stating the health benefits.  My back pain is nearly 100% improved.  My sel-diagnosed fibromyalgia pain is gone!  My knee pain is gone!  I can actually stand up for more than 10 minutes at a time and not hurt.  I was so debilitated that my husband and I were talking about moving from our two-story house of 44 years because of the stairs. I now go up and down without limiting my trips and without pain.  It’s actually unbelievable to me!  I no longer dread going to bed to toss and turn in pain, because I am not in pain anymore.  Oh, and I just turned 69 in April!  My husband says my jeans are saggy in the butt…🤷🏼‍♀️But he’s okay with it!  Sugar/carbs was poison to me —— and I am never going back!  

Nicole D Is Her Best Self On The Carnivore Diet

Nicole has been on the carnivore diet since July 2019. She has always been what she calls a “primal person.” She loves nature and we are a part of that, so human nature has always fascinated her.  Her personal experience of health has led her on a journey that gives me experience in women’s health, autoimmune disease (specifically Hashimoto’s), adult acne, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues, and kidney disease. Carnivore has helped her be her best self and reach many of her health goals.

Emily maintains 150 lb weight loss

Emily is a passionate Health Coach who loves to inspire people and see her clients transform their minds and bodies by helping them discover and implement their best individual nutrition and lifestyle choices.  Her highest weight was 300 pounds reached many times during her 30’s and 40’s.  At age 46, Emily lost 150 pounds over 4 years by implementing an intermittent fasting lifestyle, a carnivore diet, and getting support through accountability.   She is maintaining her 150 pound weight loss and health transformation through the same habits that established her own successful transformation: carnivore diet, intermittent fasting, and accountability. 

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