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Alex gets relief from PTSD, weight, joint pain, heart burn, and ADHD on the carnivore diet

Alex, 57, is a carpenter and lives in Colorado. He grew up in Boulder and likes to ski and race mountain bikes.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.”

James gets off all psych meds on a carnivore diet


My name is James. I am 27 years old and have suffered immensely from mental health issues since I was 6 years old. I was diagnosed with ADHD and put on psych medication in kindergarten. I also was depressed as a child which progressed as I became a teenager. When I was 17 I was diagnosed with Bipolar and schizo affective disorder. I am now 27 and have been hospitalized due to manic episodes over 200 times. I was told I would never live a normal life and always have to be on medications which caused obesity due to elevating my insulin and blood sugar.

I came across the work of dr. Shawn baker and dr. Chris Palmer. I began intermittent fasting and eating carnivore and within 2 weeks my lifelong depression lifted. I also lost 25 pounds in those 2 weeks. I went from 270 pounds to 245. I had metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, triglycerides and blood sugar) and my labs have all normalized. This is just the beginning of my journey and I am so grateful. I have been on this diet for 1 month and plan to do it for the rest of my life. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. I also check my blood ketones daily to make sure I am in ketosis, usually between 3-5 ml. All of my mental health issues have been put into remission as well as my life long psoriasis that covered my face and scalp.

Thank you Shawn Baker for having the courage to speak the truth. You have saved my life and the lives of future generations by sharing this knowledge. I plan to share my story to try and help heal others who are needlessly suffering. There are no words to express my gratitude.

Ryan healed depression, obesity, sleep apnoea, addictions all from a carnivore lifestyle

Ryan spent many years of his life yo-yo dieting. He experimented with vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian diets but had relatively zero success. At his heaviest, Ryan weighed over 340 pounds. Ryan says he recognizes that he has a food addiction and an addiction to beer. Ryan also developed severe bloating and depression, as well as arthritis in his hands that made it difficult to do the things he loved, such as playing the bagpipes.

Ryan lost one hundred pounds on his own by eating multiple small meals a day that were low in calories and high in carbohydrates. Though he lost weight, Ryan says he was miserable.

A friend introduced him to the carnivore diet in the fall of 2019. Though Ryan experienced some transitional issues initially, particularly diarrhea, he began to thrive on the carnivore diet. He says, “it was like someone flipped a light switch.” Ryan was doing well on the carnivore diet, losing weight and inflammation, until he was in a severe dirt biking accident in January 2020.

Ryan ended up having multiple surgeries and struggled to walk. During this time, Rayn fell off his carnivore diet into a cycle of heavy pain medications and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Ryan felt depressed and regained most of the weight he had previously lost.

In January 2021, Ryan decided he had had enough. He got back into the carnivore lifestyle. To create accountability for himself, Ryan started logging his weight weekly on the popular social media platform TicTok. Within four months of restarting his carnivore journey, Ryan lost forty pounds, and his arthritis and bloating disappeared. Ryan says he has also improved his mental clarity and depression. For the first time, he knows what it feels like not to experience intense mental fog and to feel genuinely happy and depression-free.

Ryan says at the beginning of his carnivore journey, he ate a lot of pork rinds, cheese, and a few sugar-free condiments but has since cut them out. He says the cheese was causing him to produce more mucus, and the cheese and pork rinds were causing him to display addictive behaviors. Today he eats mostly beef, mainly ribeyes, and ground beef he buys from Butcher Box. Ryan also eats eggs and drinks coffee every morning with butter and collagen. Ryan has also completely cut himself off from drinking beer but will enjoy a scotch or tequila from time to time.

Ryan is still recovering from his injuries and says when he started back on his carnivore journey, he practiced a lot of yoga, meditation, and cold therapy. In May of this year, he added weightlifting, but he still has a long way to go. However, he is conscious that his carnivore eating is helping him heal much faster than a Standard American Diet.

Ryan advises anyone looking to begin the carnivore diet to “give it thirty days.” He knows anyone can feel better with this eating method– Ryan himself is living proof. He says, “I finally feel like me.”

Catrina overcame eating disorder and drug addiction on a Carnivore lifestyle

Catrina felt she needed to restrict her eating, even as a child. Catrina describes living by the mantra, “you are what you eat,” when she was young. However, Catrina didn’t realize what she was eating, or mostly not eating, affected her overall health. Catrina says she grew up eating the Standard American Diet but always wanted to eat more. She describes starving herself as a teenager to keep herself from becoming overweight.

This issue became more severe when Catrina and a friend started experimenting with diet pills. Catrina says she also tried many different diets, always chasing what would keep her from becoming overweight, but she never let herself become satiated. Catrina says she had people telling her she had an eating disorder, but she ignored them and went about her unhealthy eating habits. Catrina also began to experience issues with her thyroid in her twenties, which affected her overall health.

Fast forward thirty or so years, Catrina moved to California after she retired to live closer to her son. Catrina says it was her son that introduced her to the paleo diet. Catrina says the paleo lifestyle for her was “just okay.” She ate a lot of sweet potatoes and plantains on the diet and found herself craving sweet foods.

Two and a half years ago, Catrina and her son transitioned to the ketogenic diet, which she had more success following. Catrina says she was beginning to feel better but noticed a lot of bloating and gas after her meals. Catrina continued on the ketogenic diet until her doctor told her he had eliminated vegetables and was following a carnivore diet. At that point, Catrina decided to try the carnivore diet– she completely stopped eating vegetables that day.

Immediately Catrina noticed a difference in her bloating and gas. Later, she would connect the dots and discover an allergy to green plants– something she might have never found had she not eliminated them from her diet. Catrina’s thyroid function also improved, and she began to notice that her energy was increasing, and her ability to build muscle and look more toned became easier.

One year into the carnivore way of eating, Catrina says she eats a lot of beef (she buys seven steaks a week from her local butcher), fish, and organ meats and cooks with tallow. She also drinks two cups of coffee every morning with homemade cream. Catrina works out three days a week and makes it a point to walk her dogs every morning.

Catrina’s carnivore journey has become a bit of a family affair as her son also follows the carnivore diet. She says he does eat some mushrooms with his steak and an avocado here and there, but other than that, he is meat-based.

Catrina says she recently convinced her sister to try the carnivore lifestyle. She says her advice to anyone looking to get started is to focus on animal-based eating. Catrina also says she told her sister that if she needed to use sweetener in her coffee in the beginning to adjust, then that was okay. Additionally, Catrina says to give the diet thirty days to truly feel the effects.

Catrina loves her new life as a carnivore diet follower. She says it is so simple and takes all the planning and thinking about food out of her day. Catrina’s life overall has improved since starting this way of eating. Catrina says, “I am happy and healthy.”

Misty healed from alcoholism, hypertension, and eczema on a low carb meat based diet

Misty describes herself as a “skinny kid.” She says she came from a big, loud family that liked to have parties with large meals. She grew up eating anything she wanted without worrying about weight. She ate a lot of carbohydrates and said she developed a “salty and crunchy tooth.”

However, around the age of seventeen, Misty began drinking and subsequently also started gaining weight. At the time, she did not attribute alcohol to her weight gain. She also developed high blood pressure in her twenties. Her doctor told her that the high blood pressure probably resulted from being on birth control.

Misty also describes dealing with terrible eczema “since birth.” Even as an infant and child, she had eczema. Misty says she now recognizes she probably had a gluten or lactose intolerance as a child, but at the time, she thought eczema would always be a part of her life.

After years of battling health issues, Misty started looking into the ketogenic diet. Misty says the most significant thing for her was she gave up alcohol. She also lost weight while following the keto diet, but it wasn’t as helpful as she would have liked. Misty describes eating a lot of vegetables and very little meat while following the keto diet and experimenting a little too much with keto desserts. Misty says she became frustrated as she still struggled with eczema and high blood pressure and wondered if she could do more.

One day, in October 2019, she ran across a video featuring Dr. Paul Saladino. Dr. Saladino is known as an advocate of the carnivore diet, and she listened to him talk about all the ailments he had seen other people heal with this way of eating. Misty says to her, “something clicked.”

Misty began following the carnivore diet as well as implementing intermittent fasting. Misty does say her transition to her new lifestyle was hard. She believes trying to follow the carnivore diet and intermittent fasting all at once was too much for her body, and her hormones seemed to respond negatively initially. However, after a while, all of her issues seemed to “smooth out.”

Misty has been following the carnivore way of eating for over a year. Her eczema is almost completely gone, and her blood pressure is normal. Misty says she is ecstatic that she is no longer on any medications, and she’s even noticed she now experiences a higher sex drive.

Today Misty says her diet is 90% carnivore and 10% ketogenic. She says she eats two times a day and enjoys a lot of beef (particularly bunless hamburgers), chicken wings, and some liver, and she recently began adding in seafood. Misty also said she eats dairy occasionally and will sometimes enjoy a vegetable, like a salad, for a special occasion, like when she is on vacation.

Misty’s advice for anyone looking to start the carnivore way of eating is, “it’s okay to believe in this.” She also says, “don’t get too distracted by all the terms.” She knows the carnivore lifestyle can initially be overwhelming, but all the information is worth it. She says that this way of eating has completely changed her life and how she lives, and she is grateful to be a part of the carnivore community.

Eric kicked depression/anxiety and an opiate addiction on a carnivore diet

Eric’s problems began at an early age. His parents were trying to follow diet guidelines and didn’t understand how carbohydrates could drive eating disorders. He was a heavyset kid, living with a great deal of stress from his parents’ failing relationship.

Eric’s diet was the standard American diet (aka “SAD”), which included meat but also a lot of carbs and sweets. This caused him to be a “heavyset kit” who reached 212 pounds in junior high school at the age of 12. Being so overweight was an additional cause of stress, as he learned to find stress relief with more eating.

Eric’s parents separated when he was 12 years old, adding an additional layer to his already stressful young life.

The pattern of dealing with life stress by self-medicating soon escalated into an IV drug addiction, abusing a variety of opiates to dull the stress from being overweight and having grown up in a very stressful household.

Drug abuse combined with a poor diet and being overweight led to a perfect setup for a disaster. After watching the “Cowspiracy” documentary, Eric decided to go on a plant-based diet. This lasted about a month, and further contributed to his eating problems. After that, he followed no other diets except the standard American diet.

In 2018, Eric committed to getting off of opiates after his son was born. Watching Jordan Peterson being interviewed on The Joe Rogan Experience, he learned about the carnivore diet. Jordan Peterson shared how the carnivore diet had completely transformed his life for the better, and Eric was ready for a change at 267 lbs. He decided to try it and see what happens!

Within the first few weeks, Eric had lost a lot of bloating and water, 10lbs in 1st 2 weeks. He initially tried eating “nose to tail” but ended up with beef, eggs, bacon, and occasional chicken wings.

Eric says he’s “Been awesome since then. Things are coming back to me.”

He did experience a little family pressure, too. “When I got on this diet, I was told ‘you’re fine, why do you need to eat all meat?’ Even when I’d lost all this weight, I had family members telling me ‘hey man you’re looking kinda small’ and I’d way ‘what do you want me to do, be over 200 pounds again? I feel amazing!’ I have a CAC score of zero still, I feel great everyday, I wake up and I actually feel great it doesn’t take me twenty minutes to get out of bed, I’m in the shower in minutes.”

Eric has been on the Carnivore Diet since july 1st 2018. His weight dropped to 190 by January 2019, and then he started going to the gym. He lost more weight, started moving better, and his loose skin healed.

Eric currently fasts 18-20 hours at a time, and says “I feel like superman every day, I get things done and still have energy. It’s been a lifechanger. New body, new lifestyle. It’s given me the opportunity to be the best father to my son.”

Jeff eliminated his type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea on a carnivore diet

Jeff has had incredible success combining fasting with a carnivore diet. He has lost 85 pounds (from 270 to 185) and has kept it off for over two years. In addition, he reversed his type 2 diabetes, lowered his high blood pressure, eliminated inflammation in his joints, and completely reversed sleep apnea.


“I’ve struggled with weight my whole life,” Jeff shares. “I had tried to lose weight by cutting calories and working out like a maniac, but it just wasn’t sustainable. I would gain back what I had lost, and then some.” Jeff had quite a sweet tooth, and would regularly overeat on sugary treats. As an adult, he found he had more of a dependence on alcohol, and finally realized he had to get in control of his cravings. “The same things that got me hooked on sugar got me hooked on alcohol. Over time, both made me heavier and sicker.”


Jeff’s son introduced him to the practice of intermittent fasting. Jeff dove into as much science-backed research and information online that he could find, and eventually began following Dr. Jason Fung’s fasting protocols. “I realized that my body was trying to store fat, and because of all the sugar I was eating, that’s why I was getting so hungry. The more I read about it, the more it all clicked in my mind.” While looking for different resources on fasting, Jeff came across Kelly Hogan’s carnivore journey, and thought it might be a good fit to implement along with his fasting routine.

While Jeff did lose some weight with intermittent fasting, he realized weight loss wasn’t the only goal. “The key really isn’t losing the weight, it’s how to stay healthy and maintain it,” he shares. “I wanted to learn the best way to nourish myself so that it’s sustainable. That’s where I fell in love with carnivore, because I could just eat meat and eat as much as I felt my body needed.”


The combination of fasting and carnivore had tremendous results for Jeff! At his next annual physical, now age 50, Jeff was in the best health of his life. In addition to the weight loss, Jeff is completely off all medication for diabetes and high blood pressure, and he no longer has sleep apnea. Since going off the statins, Jeff has restored flexibility, and reduced headaches and joint pain which he feels were side effects. Jeff found a doctor who affirms his lifestyle choices, and all of his lab work has come back normal, including the test for inflammation which was completely clear.

Jeff’s meals are simple, and he focuses mostly on beef, eggs, and organ meats. He occasionally enjoys seafood, but has cut out dairy due to some inflammatory effects and weight gain. “I avoid any foods that are sweet, and I prioritize protein over fat,” he shares.

Reaching an ideal weight and losing 12 inches off his waist have given Jeff more energy to do the things he enjoys, such as traveling comfortably on an airplane and taking outdoor adventure trips. “I”m definitely hooked on all the non-scale victories,” he says. “I have more confidence with work and in social settings. It’s phenomenal!”

John gained mental clarity, energy and focus on a carnivore diet

First picture was in May – I was a “SAD” diet eater and heavy drinker.  After two 6 week periods of attempts to control and count calories, and then counting calories and periodic fasting (and losing zero weight), I decided to go all-in on Carnivore.  These are pictures I took monthly, from May 17th (day 0) to August 17th 2020.
I’m currently 37 years old, but In my mid 20’s I was extremely fit and did crossfit 5 or 6 days a week, ate a strict paleo diet, and was overall really “heathy”, but my lifestyle and health declined as I got older (injuries and other hobbies came into play, and I started to work out less).   My relatively healthy lifestyle took a nosedive in the summer of 2019 when my wife and I had our baby boy – Fitness took a back seat, and as laziness set in, and my diet turned into eating pizza, chicken tenders, and any other “junk” i could make while dealing with all the things new parents deal with, I also started to get into the craft beer scene, and started drinking IPA’s like they were going out of style – and the mimosa-marathon Sundays just got longer and longer…The excuses are plentiful, but the reality is, it was all my fault, I’d let myself go.  I ate poorly and drank too much, and I knew I had to make a change.  In a period of around 6 months I had gone from a 34″ waist to my recently purchased 38″ jeans barely fitting.  My belts were almost out of holes…not good!
Rewinding a bit:  January 2020, I had this lofty goal of losing weight, stopping drinking, etc.  The normal new years resolution stuff.  I watched the vegan doc “Game Changer”, and thought that a lot of what they showed the viewers was pretty compelling.  It definitely made me consider the extreme vegan route – not for any moral reasons, but just because I wanted to lose weight and turn things around as far as how I felt.  BUT, I compared the food on a vegan diet to how successful I had been losing weight eating a paleo diet, and decided I just really couldn’t see myself giving up food that I knew worked for me in the past.  The one thing that always bothered me with paleo, however, was that I was constantly crapping my brains out.  Salads gave me major stomach issues, and lean meat never made me feel really full.  So even on strict paleo, I was “healthy” looking, I wasn’t fat,  but I never felt that good.  I remember having ridiculous weekly cheat meals where I’d crush two pizzas by myself.  Again, it’s like the diet should work, but it never left me feeling as good as I looked.  So Feb 2020, I started to move in the direction of eating paleo, but I was still drinking beers, having “cheat meals” all weekend, and sometimes during the week.  I couldn’t – at that point – really control my drinking…it had become a habit.  I’d drink because that’s what I did when I got home from work.  I knew I was in trouble.
In March of 2020, I was fortunate enough to stumble on the Joe Rogan / Dr. Shawn Baker interview on youtube…that was the beginning of my “game changer”.
The truth is, over the next several weeks,  I did a deep dive into the topic.  I found the Carnivore.Diet website, found Ken Berry, found Saladino, started reading studies, started looking into my family history of medical problems, learned what an autoimmune disease really is, and started to learn all the science behind diet, and why it mattered.  Then,  May 17th 2020.  I was drunk off champagne sitting on my deck, taking pictures with my son, and saw how fat I had become.  I was embarrassed, I was depressed, I’d let myself go, it was time to change.  I went strict carnivore on May 18th, 2020.
This carnivore diet, from about the second week forward, has made me feel better, mentally sharper, more focused, and more energetic.  I don’t have cravings for any junk food, I don’t drink anymore – and don’t have any cravings for alcohol.   I work out almost every day – and remain injury free.  It’s hard to put into words exactly how good I feel, all I can say is that I feel bad for people who don’t eat carnivore – they have no idea what they’re missing!  This website, Dr. Baker’s podcasts, and the other info available from this community has opened up the door to learning so much more about health and wellness, that I’m confident now that I can say this diet is without a doubt the 3rd best thing to happen to me in the last 20 years (my beautiful bride and baby boy are  #1 and 2). 
I would guess in 90 days I’m down at least 40 pounds, but honestly, weight loss is a great side effect that goes along with just how damn good it feels to be on this diet.  I eat mostly grocery store beef, less than 10% grass fed (I think grain fed just tastes better…!).   I add in organ meat on occasion, but find desiccated organ capsules from Amazon are more palatable for me.  I get the “carnivore crack” from a local grocery store, I make my own “carnivore” mayo, I eat some cheese, I drink coffee with heavy cream, and I eat the thunder out of some red meat – and the fattier the cuts the better.  I feel satiated all the time, I feel “good” all the time, I don’t get headaches, I don’t get sick, I don’t get tired.  I sleep like a baby, I wake up ready to kick-ass, and I honestly feel like I’m reverse aging.
I’m a  huge advocate of this diet, in my social circle.  I’ve started to educate my friends and family about the benefits of Carnivore / Keto, I’ve shared information with my mom and sister who both are suffering from autoimmune diseases (hoping they’ll see the light), and I’m happy to be a part of the “Carnivore” family here on Carnivore.Diet.  The stories on the site definitely played a part in me trying this, and I’m happy to now share my success story as well.
I highly recommend this diet to anyone who needs to make a big change in their life – It might be the 3rd best thing to happen to you too.  3 months has totally changed my outlook on the next 20 years of my life. If you stick with the program, I promise after 90 days you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks Dr. Baker – and team – for what you’re doing.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions or want more info.
My only regret is I didn’t get pre-carnivore blood tests, I’m sure you all could have used that (oops!) 

Sean improved fitness, cannabis addiction, and heart burn on carnivore diet

Sean is 23 years old and has already had a tough life. Suffering from depression and anxiety has made it challenging for him to work, a common issue among people with those conditions. He says “The carnivore diet has changed my life, I suffered with depression and anxiety that caused me to quit multiple jobs, and now they are completely gone.”

Sean found the carnivore diet, and at the time of his success story, he had been following the diet for three months and “eating as much meat as I can.”

He had a cannabis (marijuana) addiction problem that was hard to shake. Because marijuana tends to reduce a person’s motivation, it can make it very challenging for some users to stay employed while using this drug. It does help a great deal with anxiety; however, not being employed may also contribute to anxiety in the long run. Many people find it challenging to stop using marijuana, though it’s not thought to be as addictive as narcotics or similar drugs.

Sean was able to easily stop, saying, “I had a cannabis addiction that seems to have faded away” in a period of only three months after starting the carnivore diet.

Sean had hay fever-type seasonal allergies most of his life, and “I learned that my hayfever allergies are mainly triggered by gluten and dairy.” After three months on the carnivore diet, Sean reports that his “symptoms have reduced so much I no longer have to take antihistamines every day.”

This frequent symptom may be brought on by oxidative stress, inflammation, or unstable blood sugar levels. When you have brain fog, you just can’t think clearly or quickly, and irritability can quickly follow. Josh found relief from his brain fog through his carnivore diet and says, “I have no more brain fog. I can wake up in the mornings. Mental cognition feels the best it’s ever been!”

Like many young people, Sean has had some problems with acne. He reports that “My acne is 99% gone” after his change of diet! Since the skin does mirror our health, it’s a great sign.

Many people experience intestinal discomforts from eating plant-based foods, in part because of the toxins, like lectins, that such foods contain. Sean found complete relief from his heartburn, as well as his gut discomforts. These problems vanished after he began his carnivore diet.

It has become very common to see young people lose their health at an early age, and it’s clear that Sean was on this road as well.

Returning to the ancestral human diet, which our bodies evolved to eat, has clearly been key to Sean regaining his health. From the inside out, from gut health to skin health, he has improved. The ability to beat drug addiction, and heal from brain fog, indicates that his brain has healed as well.

Sean is grateful for the progress and says, “The health benefits I have experienced are so vast I’m probably forgetting some.”

Craig improved sleep, mental clarity, is staying sober on carnivore diet

Hi Dr Baker and team,

Here is my story. 
4 months ago I was a 312lbs alcoholic. I was on antidepressants and had sleep apnoea. I was killing myself. I knew that I needed a change. I had tried switching to vegan of all things to lose weight the month prior but I just never felt right on it; I had low energy, figuring out my macros consumed a lot of my time and no matter how I altered the diet, I was always hungry. It was as I was about to give up that I saw the transformations of the Bell brothers and saw you on the Joe Rogan podcast.

Even though at first I thought carnivore sounded crazy, I eventually realized it couldnt be crazier than the way I was killing myself with how I was already eating. I decided to jump in head first and commit. I lost 15lbs in the first couple weeks, my energy improved and I finally felt capable of getting back to the gym (something I loved before I wrecked my body and health with food and alcohol). This is when I started seeing enormous changes in my body composition. By the end of the second month I was down more than 40lbs and felt amazing. 
Here I am a little over 4 months in, I am down to 235lbs, wearing a smaller pant size than I did when I played college baseball and have completely altered my body. I have drastically increased my lean muscle mass and I feel like a completely different person. I stand today 133 days sober, entirely free of medication, no more sleep apnoea, more mental clarity than I have ever had and living my life to the fullest. Not only did you and the carnivore diet get me in better shape, but you quite literally saved my life. Thank you for all that you do
Forever indebted,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

Listen to Craig’s interview on the podcast here:

Hi Dr Baker, 

I wanted to take a second to tell you my success story with the carnivore diet. In my early years I was an elite level baseball player, playing division 1 NCAA ball as a right handed pitcher.

After my playing career, I yo-yo’d up and down in weight and could never find something that worked. I had tried all the restrictive calorie diets, even going vegan for a while but just couldn’t stick with anything because I was always starving. It wasnt until I started a carnivore diet that I saw real success.

The last 3 months I have been eating a red meat heavy carnivore style diet, I gave up alcohol, and i am diligent with my workouts. I have gone from 307lbs to 240lbs and drastically increased my lean muscle mass.

Thanks to outside of the box thinking and throwing out the social concept of demonizing red meat, I have never felt healthier and my energy in all aspects of my life shows it. Thank you for being the voice for this important movement. 

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