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Kat heals from ulcerative colitis, asthma, and Lyme disease on the carnivore diet

Kat’s battle for her health has been a fierce one, and she has fought bravely her whole life to find relief from the crippling asthma and ulcerative colitis that has plagued her since she was a baby. “I had ulcerative colitis from day one, ear infections, and asthma. Back in the day—they just really didn’t know any better—they gave me round after round of antibiotics, and then they gave my mother access to steroid injections; so she gave me an injection every month for the first couple years of my life.”

At the same time, Kat says she was born to be an athlete, and by the time they invented rescue inhalers, you could find her running happily on the track—inhaler in hand. Still, the years were filled with trips back and forth to the hospital for both her ulcerative colitis and asthma. “I just remember—from the time I can remember—being on the toilet in tears… just all by myself and my parents are helpless…they don’t know what to do. It was really hard—but I persevered and I just kept going. I was very much into sports. I had a horse; I rode. I played tennis, I rode my bike and I just relied on the medications to keep me going.”

In her 30’s, Kat discovered that if she took enough supplements, she could mitigate some of her symptoms without as many drugs, but that came with the hefty price tag of $500 dollars a month. In her 40’s she came across the keto diet which helped her successfully lose 30 pounds, but flare ups and rescue inhalers were still the norm.

On top of all of this, she received a Lyme’s Disease diagnosis in 2008, which complicated matters even further. Throughout all of this time, she never stopped searching—regularly listening to health podcasts and reading the latest books. When she started to hear about the carnivore diet, she mentioned it to her functional medical doctor at the time, and he said she should give it a shot.

“When I met you guys for the first time, it was my 60th birthday—it was May 7th of 2020. I’ll never forget it—that [membership to Revero] was the gift I gave myself for my birthday. Oh my gosh… it’s unbelievable what happened to me.” After a day or two on the carnivore diet, Kat says she was able to take what she considers to be the first full breath of her entire life. “Literally within the first week of eliminating plants, I was breathing and it was remarkable…the colitis cleared up—it still leaves me speechless sometimes to think about what happened just by getting rid of foods!” In the past, mosquito bites would leave painful welts that lasted for weeks, and would also activate her Lyme’s symptoms. A month and a half after going carnivore, she was swarmed with bites. They cleared up after a few days, and there was no adverse Lyme’s reaction. Now off all medications, Kat is incandescently happy to be free from the health problems of the past.“I honestly can say right now I have nothing wrong—and I cannot believe I’m saying that—it’s nothing short of miraculous!”

Claire Reverses Osteoporosis and Puts On Muscle In Her 60s On A Carnivore Diet

An educator for over 20 years, school principal Claire needed more energy to keep up with her busy schedule. After being diagnosed with osteoporosis nine years ago, she started on a fitness journey that led her to crossfit classes coupled with weight training, but after experiencing less-than-stellar results, her coach encouraged her to take a closer look at her nutrition. Up until that point, she ate the Standard American Diet, regularly enjoying pasta and bread. When she heard about the carnivore diet, she decided she’d give it a try for a few weeks. Fast forward four years later, and she’s still on the carnivore bandwagon—experiencing the myriad health benefits that go along with it.

“The reason I stayed with it after a couple of weeks was, number one: I was enjoying what I was eating—and I was eating as much as I wanted—which was wonderful…but over the course of just four weeks, I gained more muscle than I had gained in months prior to that. I saw fairly quick results in my body composition and my performance—and that was exciting.”

Now 68 ½ years old, her yearly checkups and bloodwork all confirm she’s thriving. “Continuing to do all the weightlifting…and eating meat—I have actually reversed my osteoporosis in my spine to normal, so that’s been awesome! I also have hypothyroid and that has improved as best thyroids can improve. I’m still taking Synthroid but instead of this being a progressive illness, it has actually gone the other way and they had to reduce my meds because it was too much.” Another perk? After six months of eating carnivore, the kidney stones she had been told were waiting in the wings completely disappeared.

When asked what her doctors had to say about her strident health breakthroughs, Claire says they are generally mute on the subject, but had plenty to say when she was initially diagnosed—especially in regards to medication. “I told the doctors, ‘I’m not going to take those medicines. I’m going to exercise and address things from a different perspective.’ They don’t say anything when THAT works!”

Claire’s diet now mainly consists of big old steaks, ground beef, pork, fish and dairy. “I do eat dairy—I know some carnivore people don’t…I found that when I experimented and stopped all dairy, I did see an increase in muscle mass, but I like dairy so I decided I was going to keep doing cheese because I like it.”

Sometimes Claire’s work schedule is so busy that she has to work through lunch, but she finds she is generally able to achieve her goal of eating at least 100 grams of protein per day. Once the pandemic hit, she started working out from home, and without a coach spurring her on, she has been able to maintain an impressive 150lb deadlift. “A few years ago I was eating carbs and working out—I feel like I’m stronger, healthier—feel better—now.”

Article by Jennifer McDowell

Nanci heals from osteopenia on the carnivore diet

Hello my name is Nanci.  I am 66 years old a mother of 4 with one wonderful stepson and a grandmother of 9.  I was an RN and retired in 2016.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 43 years and for many years has served also a pastor’s wife for over 30 years.  

For as long as I can remember food has been a huge part of my life.  I practiced using it for comfort early on.  I first started a weight loss program when I was in high school.  Weight Watchers.  I weighed 140 lbs and was 5’8” tall.  I have always loved sweets.  I ate homemade meals growing up but also processed foods.  

My weight really started to climb when I started having children in my 20’s.  I got as high as 275 when I was carrying my third child.  I went back down to 220 and through the years crept up to over 300 lbs with the highest being 312 Lbs.  

I have tried over 20 diets in my lifetime but have never been able to stay on them for longer than one month at a time.  The diets were always low fat high carb diets.  I was starving on them.  I have been Carnivore for over 2.5 years that is still unbelievable to me.

In 2016 I retired because my knees were so painful.  I needed knee replacements.  I could no longer work.  I have cerebral palsy so my condition was more complicated and finally went out on disability.  Around the same time I heard about the Keto diet.  Diet Dr was all over the internet so I started following their approach to weight loss.  I also listened to Dr Westman a Cardiologist out of North Carolina and Keto United a group out of West Virginia. 

I lost weight like a rock.  Other benefits were: two weeks into the diet, arthritic pain was gone.  One month on the diet the 3+ edema in my legs was gone and two months into the diet my stasis ulcers were all healed up and I no longer had to wear surgical stockings.  I had a terrible fungal infection under my toe nails and it took two years to heal but that finally is completely gone. 

After a few years I found I could not loose anymore weight on keto.  I know now it was because I was having too much plant sugar and keto treats.  I also enjoyed listening to Dr Ken Berry and Neisha, his wife.  They made keto simple.  Then fortunately for me I discovered Dr Baker on Joe Rogan and he was talking about the Carnivore diet.  So I started listening to him and his VIP guests.

In January of 2020, Shawn started a Carnivore challenge for the month of January and in March of 2020 I joined Carnivore.Diet.  The varied meetings are so informative and the coaches are amazing.  They taught me so much and I soaked up the meetings and learned so much from the coaches and community.  

I initially gained weight on the Carnivore diet.  I was in a panic but Shawn’s platform and the coaching that I received there helped me stay on a steady course.  I learned that often we have to heal from the inside out first and that was certainly true for me.  At the beginning of 2020 I was diagnosed with osteopenia.  

I was also pretty debilitated mostly sitting in my chair at home.  Shawn encouraged me to exercise just a little at a time but to stay faithful.  I would do my very simple workouts while I was involved watching the Zoom meetings.  People were so encouraging. 

Approximately one year on carnivore I had to get down on the floor because I dropped a control under the bed.  I previously would never try to get down on my knees because I could never get up without assistance but no one was home to help me.  

I was able to get down and up again without difficulty, something I had not been able to do for over 15 years.   It encouraged me to stay faithful.  I also had a coach, Stephen Thomas aka The UK Carnivore, who helped target my exercise to help with my specific weaknesses as well as coach me with the carnivore way of eating. 

Just before starting carnivore I was diagnosed with Osteopenia.  I got another dexiscan  approximately two years later and it showed no osteopenia.  I also got a Calcium (CAC) test that shows the buildup of plaque in and around your heart arteries and my score was zero.  I was over the moon. 

When people ask me if I will continue with Carnivore Diet or go back to the Standard American Diet I always answer “There is nothing to go back to”.  I have never felt so good. 

Anne has put her frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) in remission on carnivore diet

Anne lives in Vancouver and says growing up, she ate a lot of carbohydrates, especially rice. Anne has been suffering from migraines with aura since she was thirteen years old, but a problem with her shoulder got her attention and made her want to change her diet.

About a year ago, Anne began having intense pain in her shoulder, and she struggled to sleep at night for almost two months. Anne says because of the covid pandemic, she had to wait an extra amount of time to see a medical professional, but once she saw a doctor, she was told she would need physical therapy and her healing would take up to three years.

Anne didn’t want to wait that long, so she began researching anti-inflammatory diets on her own, hoping that changing what she was eating would help alleviate her pain. Anne says she quickly found Mikhaila Peterson, a carnivore diet advocate, who healed her juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with the diet.

Anne says initially, the carnivore diet seemed too extreme for her. She researched more and asked individuals in the carnivore community if they had any suggestions on how to get started. Anne says someone suggested she try going ketovore, or a meat-heavy ketogenic, before she fully jumped into the carnivore lifestyle. Anne followed this advice and the ketovore diet for two months.

Anne says her version of the ketovore diet included a lot of green vegetables, ruminant meats, eggs, and seafood– she explains living in Vancouver allows her easy access to fresh, quality seafood. Within two weeks of the diet, Anne noticed she no longer had cramps during her menstrual cycle.

After two months on the ketovore diet, Anne became a total carnivore diet follower. She says today that her shoulder is 98% healed. Anne also says her migraines have also become much more manageable. She describes she felt a migraine coming on around eight months into the carnivore diet. However, instead of experiencing debilitating pain as she had since she was a teen, Anne says the migraine was manageable– she didn’t even take her medication.

Today, Anne says her diet is similar to her ketovore days– sans plants. She eats a lot of beef, lamb, and bison and adds cod liver oil since the sun is hard to come by in Vancouver. Anne also practices extended fasting. As of this interview, Anne has just completed a two-week fast. She says during the fast, she drank water, electrolytes, and one black coffee per day.

Anne advises anyone wanting to try the carnivore diet to go meat-based keto first– just like she did. She says anyone coming from a Standard American Diet will most likely struggle with carb withdrawals when jumping straight to carnivore, so she thinks trying ketovore first is the easiest way. Anne also says to persevere, even when the diet becomes challenging because it will get easier.

Anne is grateful she discovered the carnivore diet and loves sharing her story with others. She has even documented her journey on Instagram. Anne plans to continue following the carnivore way of eating and is looking forward to a pain-free life.


Brett reversed GERD, no longer suffers from joint and neck pain on a carnivore lifestyle

Brett has been self-conscious about his body and his weight for many years of his life. Brett says as a kid, he ate the “healthier” version of the Standard American Diet. His diet included lots of fruits and grains, and while he was a slender child and teen, he still had a bit of a stomach.

When Brett entered college and started eating more chicken nuggets and pizza, he quickly gained thirty pounds. Brett says he didn’t like being overweight, so he did what most Americans do, monitored his eating, and became more active. That worked until Brett graduated college and moved to New Orleans, where he performed a desk job and fell back into old habits.

Brett says he weighed around 185 pounds at 5’6”. One day he struggled to get out of bed and decided he had had enough. He began researching diets and found the Atkins diet (before it was heavily processed). From the Atkins diet, Brett transitioned to the paleo diet. Around this time, Brett moved overseas and said he was living his best, most active life. He was eating well and regularly exercised with cycling and workouts like P90x.

Brett and his wife moved back to the states. Brett went to a restaurant shortly after returning to the states and said he could immediately smell the vegetable oils in the restaurant. Brett says he and his wife also became very sensitive to the corn syrup in American foods after living abroad.

Brett continued his paleo lifestyle in America but gained ten pounds in just one month. In 2020, during the covid lockdown, Brett again fell into old habits. He stopped exercising and started spending more time snacking due to stress. Brett developed intense GERD and almost lost his life because of it. Brett was drinking coffee one day and said the acid felt like it went into his lungs. He instantly started coughing and choking. He soon passed out, and his wife had to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

Brett knew he needed to make changes. He had heard of the carnivore diet and decided to listen to the three-hour Joe Rogan podcast feature Jordan Peterson. Brett says the very next day, he started his carnivore diet journey– that was six months ago.

Brett says he had some issues with diarrhea at the beginning of his journey, but after a few weeks, his bowels worked themselves out. Brett says he went from taking antacids every two hours to weaning himself off within a week of starting the carnivore diet. Brett also says his cravings and hunger disappeared within a few days, and he could easily transition to two meals daily. He even found the energy to start exercising, mainly walking, again.

Brett says at the beginning of his carnivore journey, he ate a lot of bacon but now only eats it occasionally. He has found his body prefers beef. Brett also does not eat dairy, as he has seen through experimentation that his body reacts to it. Brett still drinks coffee and says he added in beef liver because his body has started to crave it.

Brett says the carnivore diet has been very sustainable, and he loves how straightforward the diet is to follow. Brett appreciates the carnivore community and looks forward to where his zero-carb lifestyle will take him.


Stephanie eliminated inflammation, pain, weight on a carnivore lifestyle

Stephanie has been overweight since she was a teenager. She says, for her, working out was never the problem. Stephanie has enjoyed playing sports and doing other exercises in hopes of losing fat but struggled with her diet. Stephanie says for most of her life, she ate the Standard American Diet, which included a lot of fast food and premade, microwaveable foods, as she admits she doesn’t like to cook.

Stephanie says she had no major diagnosable diseases before finding the carnivore way of eating. Still, she was overweight and struggling with intense inflammation in her ankles, knees, and lower back. Stephanie says at just thirty-three years old, she struggled to lie at night because her body ached. Stephanie would also have difficulty walking when she first got up in the morning because her ankles were so swollen.

During one of her pregnancies, Stephanie did a version of a “dirty” ketogenic diet. She said she ate a lot of fat bombs and used keto sweeteners, and had some success with the diet. A couple of years later, Stephanie decided to try the keto diet again, but she followed a “cleaner” version this time. Stephanie says she ate a lot of vegetables, like tomatoes and peppers, because they were her favorite.

Stephanie began noticing she was nauseous while eating so many vegetables, so she struggled to eat. Stephanie says she ate what was left in her house– meat, eggs, and cheese– out of sheer desperation. Stephanie says she thought there was no way not eating vegetables could be healthy. Stephanie says, “I thought for sure I would get scurvy” from the lack of vitamin C.

Stephanie began researching an all-meat and dairy diet online, where she accidentally discovered the carnivore diet. Stephanie found there was an entire community of people not only surviving on meat and cheese but thriving. She began to learn about nightshades and put together the pieces of why her body was trying to tell her she didn’t need vegetables.

Stephanie committed to following the carnivore diet in 2020 and, within eight months, lost eighty-five pounds. Stephanie says she almost feels guilty for how easy the weight loss has been for her. Stephanie’s inflammation pain also disappeared, and she says she began to notice her mood improving. She says, “I didn’t realize how much I was struggling until I was no longer struggling.” Tasks like cleaning her home and being active with her kids became much more manageable as she was no longer in pain and genuinely feeling happier.

Stephanie says exercise is still a big part of her health journey. She discovered the Beachbody workouts (now called Bodi) when confined to her home during the Covid pandemic. Stephanie describes working out four to five times a week from home. Stephanie says she also enjoys cycling and being active with her kids.

Stephanie appreciates the community of carnivore diet followers she has found online and plans to continue this lifestyle and journey to her health. Stephanie says many people in her personal life have been shocked when she tells them she eats steak daily. Stephanie also says she feels like she has more influence on Instagram than in her personal community– which is okay with Stephanie. She says, “my experience speaks for itself.”

Nicklas healed his back pain on a carnivore diet

Niklas lives in Sweden and uses the carnivore diet to heal his body from debilitating back pain. At the young age of nineteen, Niklas began experiencing some minor pain in his lower back. He says, “at first, I thought it was just something that would go away.” He didn’t think the pain would be something he would need to worry about at the time and continued on with his life. However, the pain continued for several years. It became so terrible and debilitating that Nicklas struggled to get out of bed some days.

At the age of twenty-three, Niklas was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). AS is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the spine and is also considered a rare form of arthritis. Infections, heavy physical work, stress, and pregnancy can trigger it. The condition is excruciating because it causes inflammation in the joints and tissues of the spine, making it feel stiff and difficult to move. Many people who are diagnosed with AS spend their lives in agonizing pain.

Niklas’ AS pain continued, and he “ate painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications every day.” All of Niklas’ medications did help to some degree at first, but the pain was always lingering in the background and still very much a part of his life. Around the time Niklas turned twenty-seven, the medications he had been taking ceased to work, and he found himself once again in excruciating pain.

His medical providers tried to combat the symptoms of his pain with new medications and weekly injections of a protein blocker to reduce inflammation. Again, the medical interventions and medications worked for a while and then stopped working. Niklas’ pain slowly began to return until it became a full force again.

Niklas says, “ I had almost given up on trying to get well.” Nicklas was about the except pain as a part of his ever day life. However, he decided to take his health into his own hands and began researching to find an alternative root to healing. It was in his research he found advocates of the carnivore diet. Niklas says he began to realize that the carnivore way of eating was healing all types of chronic diseases, and he knew he needed to try it for himself.

Nick first began his carnivore journey in January of this past year. Niklas was shocked by how quickly he started to see results. Within two weeks of following the carnivore way of eating, Niklas no longer had to receive weekly shots for his inflammation. One week after that, he quit taking anti-inflammatory medications altogether. After years of “eating” pain medications, Niklas was finally free.

Niklas is now five months into his carnivore journey. He says not only has he been able to remove all pain medications, but he has also lost fifty pounds in the process. Niklas says he no longer experiences back pain since he has become a carnivore diet follower. After years of debilitating pain, he says, “this is the best I’ve ever felt in my entire adult life.”

David reduced damage to knees and gained muscle on a carnivore lifestyle

For many years, David struggled with pain in his knees. He even had knee surgery at just 15 years old. After suffering so much pain, David stopped exercising when he was 23. He describes his diet for most of his life as “standard,” and he even developed a bit of a limp in his walk. He knew his health was suffering.

Initially, he began working with a personal trainer. He worked out a lot, first with walking, then adding weight lifting and running. He did lose some weight which helped with his knee pain, but his food habits didn’t change. David says once he gave up training, the weight came back on.

The state of David’s health weighed very heavily on him. His father had a heart attack at the age of 50 and also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. When David was approaching age 50, he decided his life would be different than his father’s. He wanted to take better control of his health. David signed up to run a half marathon to celebrate living half a century. However, while training, he tore the cartilage in his knee. David still managed to do an 800-kilometer bike ride for his birthday, but the experience was not pleasant.

Like many who follow the carnivore diet, David began his health journey on the ketogenic diet. He says, with his experience working in mental health, he knew first hand living a low-carb lifestyle could have significant effects on mental health. He was first introduced to the carnivore way of life in June 2019 after listening to Dr. Shawn Baker’s podcast. At the time, he was already eating just 1-10 carbs per day. He decided to try “zero-carb” for one month.

David describes the carnivore diet as a “game changer” and much easier than the keto diet. He chronicles the first month as “very easy.” However, he had issues with his bowels toward the beginning of the second month. Once he got past that small bump in the road, he hasn’t looked back. He currently practices fasting and eats mostly beef, a little dairy, and spices. He also does some resistance training and still rides his bike.

He describes doing an 800-kilometer bike race as a carnivore as being very different and a lot easier than when he tried to do the same race following a standard diet. He says while other bike riders supplemented with high-carb food items such as fruit, he only added a bit of salt to his water to adjust for the long bike ride. He says his body “just feels better,” his joints don’t ache, and he’s lost the limp he used to have while walking.

David has a friend who also follows the carnivore diet, and the two often support one another. He also says his four children are very supportive of his eating, but his mom and other family members are still skeptical. He says he hopes to encourage others to explore this way of eating and would love to find ways to support others looking to improve their health.

Dawn reversed her osteoarthritis and menopause symptoms on a carnivore diet

I have always struggled with my weight. At aged nine I was put on a 1000 calories a day diet; the first of many attempts to be a healthy weight. In my twenties I was told I had a binge eating disorder and that I should never try to restrict what I ate as this would lead to more bingeing. Apart from a brief period when I was about 30 years old I had weighed between 210lbs and 270lbs.

In 2013, at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both my feet. Six months later it had also started in both hands. I questioned how ‘wear and tear’ could start simultaneously in both hands and both feet, but I saw three consultants who all confirmed that I had osteoarthritis and not rheumatoid arthritis. Over the next few months I was given cortisol injections and an increasing number of pain killers.

By October 2014 I was on 8 Paracetamol, 8 Tramadol and 6 Naproxen a day and Amitriptyline at night to help me sleep. I had to stop taking the Naproxen after two years as it caused a stomach ulcer so they changed me onto Gabapentin instead (9 a day). Despite all of these pain killers I could barely walk a hundred metres with a stick and I needed special cutlery as I couldn’t grip.

The first step on my journey to health came in September 2017 when my partner decided to go ‘gluten free’ to help his stomach problems. For convenience I did the same, not expecting any difference in my own health. Within a couple of weeks I noticed that the food cravings, which I had always had, seemed to have ceased. I was amazed as I had always believed that it was part of me.

At the beginning of 2018 we saw Jordan Peterson being interviewed. I bought his book for my partner’s birthday and we read about Mikhaila’s health conditions and how they had been helped by an elimination diet. Then I saw both Jordan and Mikhaila on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

The before and after pictures of Mikhaila were staggering. I also found other carnivores on YouTube such as Amber O’Hearn and Dr Shawn Baker. Their videos showed me that this diet was sustainable long term and that I would not be alone on my journey. I had nothing to lose so I decided to give it a go, not expecting any change in my own health as mine was not the same type of arthritis as Mikhaila’s.

At first I started on meat, eggs and green veg before dropping the veg and just having meat and eggs. I went fully carnivore on 12 th June 2018. On 1 st July my mother in law had a party for her 80 th birthday and, for the first time in five years, I left my stick at home. A few days later we had a day out in Whitby and I walked much farther than I could have done before. By the middle of July I was walking several miles without any pain.

I bought a pair of hiking boots at the beginning of August and we were able to return to our old hobby of hiking on the coast near where we live. We have a route of about six miles which we started doing almost every morning. The first week in September we had a walking holiday in the Lake District in northwest England. I was able to hike all day just like I did before I got the arthritis. It felt like an absolute miracle.

During that summer, I started to wean myself off the pain killers. This was awful!! I had been taking the Tramadol for almost five years and coming off them was not a pleasant experience. I couldn’t sleep and my whole body twitched terribly. I probably weaned myself off too quickly, but they were capsules so I could cut them in half. Not too bad when you go from 8 a day to 7, but when you go from 3 to 2 it’s a big jump. I took it a little more slowly coming off the Gabapentin (and I hadn’t been on them so long) so that was a little easier.

Finally I came off the Paracetamol and by the end of September I was finally on no medication. When I told my doctor that I no longer needed my repeat prescription because I was no longer in pain she was astounded; saying that she had “never heard of such a thing”. Strangely she didn’t really seem very interested in how I had done this nor did she think I should return to see the consultant who had diagnosed the arthritis.

One of the most striking side effects of the diet was my weight loss. Between May 2018 when I started the elimination diet and December 2018 I lost 70lbs. I am a mature student and started the diet while on my summer vacation from university. When I went back in September, people I knew literally walked past me without recognising me. The two photographs I have included were taken in July and December 2018 (just 5 months apart!).

Before starting on the carnivore diet I had also been suffering from menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and tinnitus. These started around the same time as my arthritis and I do believe that there may be some link between the menopause and osteoarthritis.

I have found books from the 1950s which refer to menopausal arthritis and Dr Blake Donaldson’s book Strong Medicine describes how he used a low card/carnivore diet to treat menopausal arthritis. I had tried several different hormone replacement therapies but to no avail. Since going carnivore I have had no menopausal symptoms at all; the hot flushes disappeared and after a few weeks I noticed that I didn’t have tinnitus any more.

I have had one or two ‘flare ups’ of pain and inflammation over the past two years. These have been when I’ve eaten something other than eggs, meat, cheese or heavy whipping cream. For instance, on Christmas Day I had some Christmas Pudding and Brandy sauce which left me in pain for a couple of days.

Recently I used a spray weed killer and that too seemed to cause inflammation despite me wearing gloves when I used it. Other than that I have been pain free for almost two years and I never intend to go back to my previous life.

More recently I have been experimenting with fasting. When you eat a meat only diet you don’t need to eat as often so fasting became easy. I have always had a large appetite, but after a concerted period of fasting (2 or 3 40 hour fasts per week over 6 weeks) I have noticed that I have started to feel full on less food. I had never really had that ‘full’ feeling before so it felt very strange!

I hope that my experiences will encourage others to change their lives. I will be 50 this week and I have never felt fitter or healthier in my life. I hike, swim and exercise regularly and am looking forward to a more energetic, pain free future.

Rebekah improved autoimmune issues, sleep, gained muscle on carnivore diet


I wanted to share my success story thus far. My life has changed and improved drastically- and I wasn’t sure I was going to be alive less than a year ago.  

My name is Rebekah. I’ve always had a passion for health, nature, Fitness, and holistic nutrition / medicine. 

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 6th grade. In seventh grade, I ran into chronic pain. I was rushed to the emergency room with severe chest pains, and left with a diagnosis of costochondritis and degenerative disc. I was then diagnosed with OCD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, Narcolepsy, and a myriad of digestive issues such as gastroparesis, IBS, IBD, slow transit colon, Celiac and diverticulitis.

I started regular Chiropractic treatments to address scoliosis and chronic pain. I went through multiple rounds of physical therapy, but symptoms continued to worsen. Shortly after graduating high school, I ran into chronic adrenal fatigue, crippling anxiety and pain so bad that I was bed bound. I had difficulty breathing, with frequent episodes of near- suffocation.

Desperate and afraid, I knew that I needed to dig deeper. I ventured to uncover the root of my issues, working with multiple functional medicine doctors, and embarked on a more strict/ personalized version of the ketogenic diet. I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, colitis, Addisons, Hashimotos hypothyroid, CREST scleroderma, and a central nervous system disorder called Central Sensitization Syndrome (see youtube video by Dr. Sletten of Mayo Clinic).

With Keto, various supplements, and support I was able to get off of Adderal, Clonazepam, and Ambien after being dependent on them for 13 years. I gained energy and focus, and reversed Hashimotos! My cystic acne also cleared completely.

I was only just beginning to break free from the cage that I became burrowed into after years of quick “fixes” and excessive rounds of antibiotics ordered by traditional med doctors. I have continued to strip off the band-aids to uncover the sources and contributors to systemic disease that almost took my life, and more importantly my hope and joy.

After losing a severe amount of weight, I was diagnosed with chronic chlostridium difficule (C-Diff). I am resistant to all of the antibiotics, and have now had 3 fecal transplants. I was told that I should consider removing my colon, and that I needed a feeding tube. I refused and instead decided to commit to the one thing that I avoided trying for so long… Nothing brought relief or nourishment back into my body until I started the carnivore way of eating.

I have gained back 30 healthy pounds of mostly muscle, and have overcome almost all of my autoimmune issues. I have broken up deep layers of scar tissue that was taking over my body and limiting mobility; now there is new, strong, healthy muscle. My mood has never been more stable, and I am mentally resilient. No more swollen ankles or strange skin rashes/ hives.

My energy is steady and dependable, and I’m sleeping the best I have in my entire life. I have gained so much freedom in this journey thus far and I am passionate and thrilled to help others overcome their battles, and reach their goals -beyond expectation!

I’m so grateful for all that you are doing. You are such a refreshing voice amongst the sea of noise out there. Thank you! 



Listen to Rebekah’s interview on the Revero podcast here:

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