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Leigh has eliminated her seizures, gained energy and now lifts on a ketovore lifestyle

Leigh’s life has completely changed since she started following the carnivore diet. Leigh has been suffering from partial seizures since she was just eighteen months old. She says her doctors tried many different medications and treatment plans for years, but nothing worked. Leigh would still have two to three seizures a month. Leigh also struggled with her weight, having weighed 250 pounds at her heaviest. Additionally, Leigh was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and suffered three miscarriages.

To improve her health, Leigh says her then-partner started researching diets that might help with Leigh’s seizures and PCOS. Her partner found the ketogenic diet, which Leigh began to follow. Leigh says initially, she struggled with the “keto flu”– flu-like symptoms usually associated with carbohydrate withdrawals. However, after she got past the keto flu, she began to feel better and lose weight.

To keep the momentum going, Leigh transitioned from the keto diet to a meat-based keto diet, sometimes called ketovore, before finally settling on the carnivore diet. Leigh says again she struggled with the keto flu during her transitions, but her health began to improve like never before.

Since finding the carnivore diet, Leigh has gone from two to three seizures a month to just one minor seizure in a year. Leigh has also been able to treat her PCOS symptoms with her carnivore diet more than she could with any medications.

Leigh has gained energy from following the carnivore diet and now lifts weights and runs. At her lowest weight, Leigh got down to 140 pounds (over one hundred pounds lower than her highest weight). Leigh says she struggled with her diet during the covid pandemic and put forty to fifty pounds back on her body. However, she has noticed that her body fat percentage has not changed much despite gaining weight– just two percent! Leigh believes the carnivore diet has changed her body composition and made it easier to gain muscle while losing fat.

Up until recently, Leigh followed a one-meal-a-day eating plan. She says many of her meals consisted of steak, shrimp, and other meats. Leigh is currently trying to get pregnant, so she is eating more often and increasing her fat intake. Now, she eats a lot of eggs, butter, and heavy whipping cream in her coffee and two to three ounces of cheese every week.

Leigh’s husband and stepdaughter have also joined her on her health journey. Leigh says her husband followed a vegan diet when she first met him. Now he has turned completely around and is a carnivore diet follower. Leigh says her daughter is not a carnivore eater, but she does eat more meat these days, and Leigh enjoys teaching her about the benefits of eating healthy.

Leigh is a member of the Revero community and says she and her family gained a lot of insight from the website. She says Revero is the first place she looks to when she needs advice on products and best practices. Leigh is thankful she found the carnivore diet and is now in more control of her health. She says, “it’s definitely life-changing.”

Tammy reversed arthritis, simple seizures, PCOS on a Carnivore lifestyle

Tammy is originally from the United States but lives in Uraguay with her husband. Tammy has an incredible story of healing thanks to the carnivore way of eating. Tammy describes for most of her life, she ate the Standard American Diet. Tammy has always been a naturally thin person. She says she weighed ninety-eight pounds for most of her life and didn’t think too much about her diet.

Tammy gained twenty pounds around the time she turned forty. Tammy also suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrom (PCOS), thinning hair, and rosacea. Though Tammy wasn’t in optimal health, nothing could have prepared her for what would come.

In March 2015, Tammy suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by a slow bleed on her brain. Tammy would later find out she had an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. The condition caused Tammy’s brain to bleed and almost took her life.

Tammy lost the function of the left side of her brain and became paralyzed on the right side of her body. She describes sleeping twenty-two hours a day and struggling to think, speak, or even move a finger. Tammy fought hard to regain control of her body. Her doctors told her to teach her brain new things, so she began learning French and Korean. Her doctors also told her to move her body to keep her brain active, but Tammy still saw little progress. Tammy didn’t know it then, but others with the same condition typically have taken over ten years to regain control of the functions of their brain and recover their lives to somewhat normal.

In 2018, Tammy and her husband were in the United States getting physicals to head back to Uraguay. Tammy’s husband had recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, so he sought the help of Dr. Ken Berry, who was still seeing patients at the time. Dr. Berry suggested the carnivore diet to Tammy’s husband. Once Tammy and her husband returned to Uraguay in August 2018, they embarked on their carnivore journey.

Tammy says she fell into the carnivore diet because her husband did all of the cooking, and she didn’t expect a miraculous outcome for herself. However, within two weeks on the diet, she distinctly remembers her husband telling her, “welcome back to the world.” Tammy began to improve more than she thought possible.

Three years later, Tammy says she has been hesitant to share her story until now because she wanted to articulate what the diet has done for her life. Tammy talks about experiencing steady improvements the longer she has been on the carnivore diet, and today she can share her success without struggling to think or speak.

Tammy says the diet has changed her life in other ways as well. Her hormones are balanced, the pain from a bulging disc is gone, and her rosacea disappeared. More minor things like brown spots on Tammy’s skin or mosquito bites ceasing to itch have also changed since Tammy adopted the carnivore diet as well.

Tammy says she and her husband eat one meal a day, though she does drink black coffee in the morning and bulletproof coffee in the afternoon. Tammy and her husband eat a lot of steaks. Tammy shares she is lucky to live in Uraguay, where steak (and meat in general) is culturally a big part of mealtime and easy to come by. Tammy says she and her husband also eat eggs and cheese occasionally. Additionally, Tammy has been trying to eat fish at least once a week since she recently went through menopause.

Tammy regained her life back thanks to the carnivore way of eating. Her story is a testament to the healing attainable through this lifestyle. Tammy is a walking miracle and is looking forward to continued recovery.

Mirella hasn’t had a grand mal or absence seizure since staring a carnivore diet

This is my success story.


Six years ago, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. My neurologist and I were able to control my grand mal seizures through medication and a keto diet, but the absences kept being a problem. However, when I came across Dr. Shawn Baker’s book, I knew I wanted to give it a shot. So, I spoke to my neurologist and he gave me the go ahead, no questions asked.


Four months later, I am still on a strict carnivore diet, I lost 45 pounds, those absences are completely gone and I can honestly say I feel better than ever.


So, thank you!

Steve improved his depression and has not had a seizure on a carnivore diet

The old Steve
The new Steve

Hi, my name is Steve. I would like to share my story in the hopes that it will be inspirational to others.

I’m 34 years young. In my 20s I was a footballer. I played 3rd & 2nd grade for Manly Marlins. I was your average young guy who loved to party & have fun. On the 29th April 2012 I was playing a game & hit my head however I continued playing & then after the game went out with my mates & got drunk. To cut a long story short, it turns out that I had a concussion & the next thing I knew I awoke in hospital after being in a coma for 2 weeks. I has suffered a hypoxic brain injury.

As a result I was left severely disabled. I was wheelchair bound, had brain damage, I became vision impaired, I lost a lot of weight, had a lot of trouble chewing, swallowing and talking. Worst of all I developed epilepsy and was having regular seizures which seemed to make my disabilities even worse.

Over the past 8 years I have suffererd with severe depression & anxiety. I have a fantastic team of therapists and carers & very slowly have seen some improvement.

In November 2019 my carer suggested a ketogenic diet which very swiftly changed to a carnivore diet.

Since then my depression & anxiety has gone, I cannot explain how good I feel. My eyesight has improved to the extent that I no longer need glasses, my speech has improved, I have put back on most of the weight I had lost (and gained lots of muscle tone).

I also had major trouble with my sinuses, my nose was constantly blocked or running but that has now stopped, my sinuses are clear. Best thing ever is that I have not had a seizure this whole time.
Since being plant free I have:
  • more energy and feel better than ever
  • recieved a positive blood test showing healthy ranges of all blood markers including normal nutrient levels. LDL was high but triglycerides were very low
  • regular and health bowel motions
  • recieved a great report from my councellor, saying she had never seen me in a better mental state
  • recieved an amazing report from my chiropractor saying hes never seen me in better condition and does not want to touch me
  • recieved a great report from my OT saying she was very pleased with the progress ive made and i had better keep doing what i am doing
  • improved fine motor skills
  • improved cognotive ability, i have so many great ideas for future projects
  • not had a virus, cold, or allegy, in fact my nasal congestion issues have decreased massively
  • felt a huge improvement to my dental hygeine. i was having massive problems before and the dentist said i would need to go back soon probably for another filling however i am not experiencing any pain or discomfort.
I take no supplements or medication apart from Keppra for my epilepsy, however I believe I will be able to come off that one day.
I believe whole heartedly in this diet, I am educating myself about it constantly and hope to have a blog to help educate others one day.

Andrew improved his epilepsy on a carnivore diet

At the age of 27 I was diagnosed with a highly vascular, high-grade Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumour after a brain haemorrhage on a busy train. I underwent surgery to remove most of the tumour, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy in an attempt to ‘zap’ the rest of the remaining cells. I decided to abandon my chemoradiotherapy after realising this wasn’t working for me and that the area of concern on scans still looked suspicious and was picking up high signalling activity.

My decision was further validated when I realised from the histopathology report that my tumour would not be chemosensitive (IDH1 wild type, unmethylated for MGMT, loss of 1p but not 19q). A mixed bag with the 19q, but it didn’t appear so promising overall. Around this time I was transitioning onto a ketogenic diet but to help manage the debilitating epilepsy I had acquired from all the brain damage I had sustained (which was quite significant).

Initially the 4:1 Ketogenic Diet I had attempted actually made me feel worse and I found I was incredibly sensitive to foods I had no problems with before going on the diet. I was informed that the diet was supposed to be anti-inflammatory but I had experienced these horrible flare ups whenever I tried common ‘ketogenic’ foods- avocado, broccoli, coconut oil, olive oil, cheese etc.

This really confused me and I didn’t want to give up so I started to write down my symptoms in a diary to look for any patterns. This wasn’t as simple as it might sound, I was still on the maximum dose of two different anti-epileptic drugs and I was still having horrible seizures. The drugs and seizures were making me severely depressed and it felt too dangerous to leave the house on my own. My mother had recently been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer after taking a drug for osteoporosis that damaged the oesophageal lining, causing a malignancy.

We had this confirmed by a number of researchers and doctors and the anger that raged inside me probably didn’t help as my depression worsened and the diet appeared to be failing me, whatever I tried. There was no cancer, let alone any disease in my family before I was diagnosed, so ‘why me?’ I thought.

At the time I was a personal trainer studying for a masters degree in Nutritional Therapy and scoffed at the idea of the ketogenic diet before reluctantly trying it myself post diagnosis. It was new at the time and I believed in an organic plant based ‘rainbow’ diet at the time. That was the cool thing, and we were told to reduce animal proteins to ‘no more than a palm size’ a few times a week.

One day, when I was at my lowest after suffering horrific migraines after eating avocado I decided I was going to give up completely on the diet, but something happened. I woke up late one day, forgot to take my meds, had some mackerel, and just sat looking out the window. A few hours past and I noticed I didn’t have any flare-ups.

I looked back at my diary where I had a scale of how bad my symptoms were and I noticed patterns after eating foods high in salicylates, so I made a radical decision to cut out all plant foods and dairy and to see what would happen. It worked and it was immediately pretty miraculous!

Later I found I actually did just fine adding back the unpasteurised high fat dairy on an occasional basis and realised the problem was actually the plants. This was very difficult to accept because I always though that plants were necessary for a healthy gut microbiome, but I realised this wasn’t the case at all after reading ‘Deep Nutrition’ and ‘Primal Body, Primal Mind’.

That last book actually had the biggest influence on me and made the most sense. It introduced me to the idea of the ‘Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet’ before I even knew it was a ‘thing’ and before I knew anything about the work of Paleomedicina, who actually use the diet as a treatment protocol for patients with a number of conditions, including cancer. I was concerned about eating just oily fish, eggs, and meat, so I decided to add organ meats (brain, pancreas, fatty lamb hearts, liver), bone marrow, various edible insects, etc. all from my local butcher.

The meat is all grass fed and I know the farm where it comes from. Once I had transitioned from a standard ketogenic diet that was failing me to a carnivorous ketogenic diet I noticed my depression had been lifted, I gradually came off all my drugs, I no longer had any seizures (seldomly, only if I slipped up on the diet or encountered other triggers), and even my scans started to show improvement.

After I combined the diet with periods of fasting, long walks, a positive mindset, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, I appear to have achieved complete remission of my cancer when observed via MR Spectroscopy (a type of MRI scan that looks at the bioenergetics of the tumour site). At this time I was also taking exogenous ketones (not with caffeine or sweeteners as these were triggers for me), as this stopped me having seizure activity from exercise- I have ‘reflex epilepsy’- there is always a known cause and the major one is diet.

This whole time I had been following Professor Thomas Seyfried’s ‘Glucose Ketone Index’ as a way to monitor efficacy of the ketogenic diet for brain cancer management. My type of epilepsy is incredibly sensitive, quite different to most brain cancer patients, and interestingly I noticed that I have a clear therapeutic zone for optimal seizure activity control on the diet (typically within the range of 3-5mmol/l).

The other thing I noticed is that I am clearly metabolically quite flexible, and as an individual I appear to have naturally high ketones (relatively speaking) without much effort. A focus on quality sleep, spending time in nature, and my breathing techniques probably help that, as well as the fact I am quite lean. Stress raises blood glucose and I became very aware of that the hard way, but I successfully adapted strategies to deal with that.

My life focus has now shifted entirely, I am a cancer researcher specialising in brain cancer and I am in the penultimate year of my studies about to complete my thesis, which I hope to be published if it is deemed good enough. I will be pursuing a PhD soon and aim to study these metabolic therapies in more depth as a researcher in the lab as well as continuing to be a human guinea pig and pushing for more clinical trials with similar approaches.

I am now even able to add back some of the offending plant matter back into my diet with no issues, but most days I stick to my purely carnivorous ‘Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet’, as I just feel much better and genuinely thrive with this approach. My scar tissue has even started to heal and I am hoping this continues so that I can better manage the invisible disabilities that still irritate me.

I still don’t believe this approach is a ‘cure’ and I’m not recommending it for everyone, but it has done wonders for me in terms of helping me to get my life back and to help my brain heal. I also believe that if I were to relax my approach that the tumour would come back, or I would at least start having grand mal seizures again, so I won’t be abandoning the diet any time soon!

There is a lot to be said for feeling good, and I feel best eating this way. Also, I believe that any anti-cancer diet that mimics a fasted state in this way, that prevents the hypersecretion of insulin and maintains low and stable blood glucose, with a favourable ratio of omega 3 and 6, is a pretty smart idea in my book. It made sense for me personally to do this on a carnivorous way of eating not only because I felt better, but because I understood animal foods could be incredibly nutrient dense, with more bioavailable nutrients compared to plant foods. They are also much easier for me to digest.

I am thankful that more people are sharing their stories because this is still seen as very controversial. People don’t like the idea of cancer patients eating meat (especially red meat!), and fruit and vegetable juicing is still all the rage for some reason I still don’t quite understand.

I hope to encourage people to be more subjective rather than objective, and to always question the prevailing dogma.


Robin heals from epilepsy, seizures, and joint pain on a carnivore diet

Robin is delighted to share her results with fellow carnivores or those who might be “carnivore curious.” This 57-year-old carnivore from San Diego notes that her story is not just about “looking cute in a bikini and losing weight,” although she did lose 35 pounds and 5 inches off her waist. For Robin, those improvements were just “pleasant side effects of going carnivore!”

Overcoming Epilepsy and Seizures

Robin’s motivation to change her diet stemmed from a desire to treat her epilepsy and seizure disorders, conditions she had battled since she was 22 years old. “I have tried multiple ways to control these disorders, using multiple medications or no medication, with varying degrees of success.”

Since 2008, Robin followed a ketogenic diet to help control her seizures, which she notes was partially successful. The ketogenic diet has been used since the 1920s to treat epilepsy and seizure disorders, an approach that has gained more widespread recognition in the last two decades.

“My seizure disorder did partially improve with keto. However, since I’ve gone carnivore, my seizures are completely gone! Not just improved or gotten marginally better, but they are GONE! That, to me, is like having a whole new life. It is amazing!”

Reducing Medication and Improving Metabolism

While hesitant to officially pronounce herself “cured” of her seizure disorder, Robin notes that she is only taking a fifth of the medications she used to take on a daily basis. “Reducing my medications is a major load off my metabolism! The anti-epileptic medications have multiple side effects, including things like osteoporosis that I would rather not get!” The Epilepsy Foundation warns that “people with epilepsy are at higher risk than others for developing osteoporosis and fractures from antiseizure medications.”

Loving the Carnivore Life

While working her way off the last bit of medication, Robin’s health continues to improve. “I feel awesome! I am back to my high school weight and muscularity, and I have no pains in my knee joints, which used to creak!” As with any reduction in medication, Robin works closely with her doctor to monitor her bloodwork and results.

A Pleasant Surprise

Robin also noticed “something strange happened,” as her skin tone and appearance have improved since switching to carnivore. People keep asking her about my skincare routine. “People tell me my skin is just glowing and luminescent! I am not using ANY skincare products at all at the age of 57. I don’t need them.”

Robin tells people she is simply “moisturizing from the inside out.”She believes this is another amazing thing a carnivore diet can do.

Sharing Her Secret to Aging Well

“I hope as many people as possible will try the carnivore diet!” Robin says. “What do you have to lose except your eczema, your IBS, your creaky joints, and all those other things that are wrong that we simply attribute to normal aging? That is NOT normal aging!”

For Robin, “normal aging” means “feeling awesome at 57!” Two years into her journey, Robin hopes to share her success with as many people as possible. “Carnivore on!”

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