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Jessalyn improved acne, constipation, weight gain, and mood swings on a carnivore diet


My name is Jessalyn. I have been carnivore since January 2020. Before I found this way of eating, I suffered from chronic constipation (only going poop about once every three to four weeks for almost 19 years of my life). I tried eating more fiber but that did not help. Eventually, I went gluten-free and that helped slightly, but I was still constipated, couldn’t lose weight, and had acne.

Due to my gut issues, I had an awful immune system and often got sick. I could not lose weight no matter how often I worked out, and my perpetually bloated stomach hurt to the touch.

After carnivore, I lost about 20 lbs of fat, my skin cleared up, and I haven’t been sick once (not even COVID, and I moved to an entirely different country last year because my husband got stationed in Japan).

The most surprising change, though, is the mental health benefits I have seen since being carnivore.

I suffered from extreme mood swings, anger issues, and frequent anxiety attacks. Anger and mood swings are very common in my family, so I always assumed my mental issues were genetic and uncontrollable. However, eating meat miraculously chilled me out and has helped stabilize my mood.

There have been other things that carnivore has helped as well, such as my PMS. I used to get such bad cramps that I would shake uncontrollably and throw up from the pain. Now I barely get cramps.

My vision has also improved since eating carnivore and I had to get a new prescription since my old one was too strong.

I have less body odor and no longer wake up with awful morning breath.

I am currently gaining weight, as I love working out and have been putting on muscle.

I still have healing to do, but carnivore has completely changed my life and literally turned me into a different person.

Thank you,


Coach Evan reverses ankylosing spondylitis on a carnivore diet

Ever since Evan was young, he had an insatiable hunger that caused him binge eat, in addition to his other daily struggles of ADHD, OCD, brain fog and fatigue. When he turned eleven—embarrassed by his heavy frame—he decided to go on a diet. Following the conventional wisdom at the time, he started eating a low-calorie/low-fat diet, full of lots of “healthy” whole grains, seed oils and tofu. He lost 30 pounds, but describes his body composition as “skinny fat ” at the time. He also couldn’t help noticing that he was a lot weaker than his fellow classmates. Using sheer willpower alone, Evan struggled with yo-yo dieting and calorie counting throughout high school, but it wasn’t until he entered college that the real trouble began.

“Out of nowhere,” Evan says, “I became incredibly depressed, anxious and suicidal.” He tried exercising daily to combat his negative feelings, but saw zero improvement. Exasperated, he turned his focus to his diet, and in his research experienced the cognitive dissonance that goes along with learning that animal fat is an important part of the human diet, while also simultaneously being the main driver of heart attacks and cancer. In the end, the “experts” won out, and Evan persisted in following their low-fat/high carb recommendations—to no avail. “I just felt worse and worse—I wasn’t getting better at all.”

After years of declining health, a defeated Evan began binge drinking and eating candy to deal with his frustrations. He eventually was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis—an autoimmune condition that runs in his family that affects the spine. He would go on to gain 40 pounds, and when hospitalized with bruises all over his body, nausea, diarrhea and night sweats, his doctors told him that his symptoms were most likely psychosomatic.

Finally, in 2020, one of his friends—who happened to be on the carnivore diet—invited him over for a steak. After eating it, Evan was surprised by how satiated he felt, and ended up not eating for the rest of the day. He woke up the next morning still feeling full, so he decided to give the carnivore diet a try. After the first week, Evan had lost ten pounds, and while he didn’t feel great—he didn’t feel terrible either. “Within the next two weeks, all of a sudden my depression and my anxiety had vanished, my Ankylosing Spondylitis had gotten 90% better, the numbness in my hands was gone, my bruising started going away, my asthma went away, my heartburn went away, my digestive issues went away…my libido came back—pretty much everything you can think of went away within two or three weeks.” He also noticed a remarkable improvement in his ADHD and OCD symptoms. “My whole outlook on life is a lot different: I’m a lot more motivated, a lot more friendly, outgoing, happy. So, pretty much, everything for me has changed.” His friends and family all agree. “I’m not the same beaten down person that I was before.”

Alex manages type 1 diabetes, retinopathy, and gastroparesis on a carnivore diet

Alex was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes at the tender age of 3, and although her diet growing up was low in sugar, it still contained the pastas and potatoes that graced the average household at the time. As she got older, she had to navigate the severe blood sugar lows that go along with being Type-1, regularly combatting symptoms of confusion, irritability, and general weakness. By the time she entered her teenage years, Alex was experiencing feelings of burnout and depression regarding her condition—but little did she know—things were about to get even more serious.

In her mid-twenties, Alex was diagnosed with Retinopathy and Gastroparesis. Both conditions bring misery; Retinopathy slowly steals your vision and Gastroparesis is a condition that effectively paralyzes the stomach, making it difficult to digest food or go to the bathroom. Alex describes her daily symptoms as hellish, and after a particularly upsetting eye doctor’s appointment, she found herself desperately searching for answers. Her uncle had passed away as a young man from Type-1 Diabetes, and she had no interest in suffering the same fate as well.

“I was home from work one day after having gotten a treatment for retinopathy, and I’m not going to go into the gruesome details on that one—but it involves injections into your eyeball—and I was not having a great time…I was on the computer and I was like, ‘I need to know what to do—I have to figure out how to stop going blind and how to stop puking every day! Something needs to change.’”

Laughed at by her endocrinologist, Alex feverishly searched the internet and ended up coming across the work of Dr. Richard Bernstein, a Type-1 Diabetic like herself who—now in his late 80’s—was still practicing medicine and treating diabetic patients by utilizing a low-carb diet approach. She got his book and read it in two days. Initially wanting to dive right in, Alex had to backtrack and wean off carbs slowly, a process that eventually took 2 years. Even though the transition took time, by the end of it she was experiencing predictable blood sugar, with the ability to go to the bathroom regularly too.

Still, she had some lingering issues, and that’s when she came across the carnivore diet. “I was like, ‘What! This is a concept?’” Alex approached it as an elimination diet, and after a year, she saw even more improvement in her overall health. Thirty years after being diagnosed with diabetes—at 33 years old—she has been able to drastically reduce her insulin usage, her gastroparesis is 90% in remission, and her eyesight is improving with every passing day. On top of that, the neuropathy in her toes is completely gone and she’s down 8 pant sizes as well! Alex feels like her entire body has undergone a healing. “Everything works better. I’m healthier than I ever have been in my entire life…I can’t speak enough good on all the progress that I’ve seen from making the changes that I have—and that’s what I wanted when I started!”


Paul Manages Type 1 Diabetes As An “Accidental Carnivore”

Paul and his wife live in Oklahoma. He is 66 years old, and when he was 62 he was eating a standard American diet with “everything in balance.” He developed a problem with insatiable thirst, urinating very frequently, craving sweets, and losing weight. Paul discovered that he was a Type 1 diabetic after experiencing a severe thrush infection. His blood glucose was over 400, and he was put on insulin therapy. He was told to follow the American Diabetes Association recommendations of 50 grams of carbohydrates per meal, with fruit juice or fruit permitted, and this “failed miserably.”

Unstable Glucose Levels Using ADA Guidelines

Paul’s blood glucose levels were a “rollercoaster,” and this left him unable to work. The brain fog and emotional instability made it impossible for him to do his highly technical engineering work. He found that following the ADA guidelines made it impossible to stabilize his blood sugar using his insulin prescription.

On one visit, Paul says “I was irritated with my wife when she made me go to the doctor, so when they came in to check my blood sugar, I told them they couldn’t check mine until they checked hers, and hers was 325. She was a serious Type 2 diabetic.”

Finds Carnivore Diet

Paul began studying online, trying to find a way to solve his wife’s diabetes. He found several high-fat low-carb influencers as well as Dr. Shawn Baker and the carnivore diet. “This different take on nutrition and health, that nobody even knows is out there, is the best kept secret on Earth.”

He had already stopped eating plant-based foods because he didn’t like them, and thought they were “a pain in the butt,” before he learned of the carnivore diet. Effectively, he accidentally became a carnivore.

Glucose Control on Carnivore

After being on the carnivore diet, Paul’s insulin use is significantly reduced, and only covers the glucose released by the body as gluconeogenesis when eating proteins, as well as compensating for cortisol release in the mornings. His blood sugar is far easier to control, staying between 70-120 without excursions above or below that. Paul’s A1c, which measures the stability of blood glucose, is between 4.9 to 5.1, the same as someone who is not diabetic.

Retinopathy and Neuropathy Healed

He has also been able to resolve the diabetic retinopathy that had occurred when his blood sugar was very high. His peripheral neuropathy in his legs, feet, hands, and arms has also completely resolved.

Emotional Stability

Paul says “I did not even understand that I had emotional issues before this happened. I didn’t even know I had it. It’s gone! I’m a happy person, a well-adjusted person.”

Helping Others

He tries to help others understand how to better manage their diabetes as he has, and gets frustrated by the spread of misinformation. “When I hear people talk about ‘saturated fat causes insulin resistance, that’s why you have to be a vegan if you’re a type 1 diabetic’ I come unglued.”

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 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)

Tessa going carnivore helped take me from the brink of death to a thriving, joyous life

Tessa describes being so chronically ill her doctors didn’t know what to do with her. Tessa has a history of eating disorders but says for most of her adult life, she didn’t struggle with eating. Tessa ate copious amounts of food but couldn’t seem to gain weight. Tessa says she experimented with the vegetarian diet, vegan (including raw vegan), five meals a day, three meals a day– but nothing worked. For several years her weight hovered around a mere ninety pounds.

Tessa had severe digestion issues. She describes taking antibiotics for a sinus infection over a decade ago. After the antibiotics, she struggled to digest food and was often bloated and gassy. Tessa also had severe depression and debilitating anxiety. She had multiple panic attacks per week and described struggling to get off the floor some evenings. Tessa also lost her period for an entire decade, developed bells palsy, or numbness, in her face, severe brain fog, poor libido, and exercise intolerance. Tessa says, “my health was in shambles.”

Since Tessa had become a mystery to her western doctors, she sought alternative medicine. There she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for her body to detox naturally. She also discovered she has macrocytic anemia, which makes it very difficult for her body to absorb B vitamins.

Tessa then began to see a naturopath doctor. When Tessa described her then-vegetarian diet to the doctor, she was told, “you need to eat meat.” Tessa says initially, she didn’t take her new doctor’s advice well, but she was desperate. Her doctor recommended the book “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon. Tessa read the book, and the day she finished it, she ate salmon.

Over the next few months, Tessa began following the ketogenic diet and eating more meat. She started to explore the carnivore diet in March 2018. Tessa says she has dabbled with the diet for over a year, committing for a few months at a time. She even gave it up in the summer of 2019 after listening to outside influences, but she couldn’t deny how good the diet made her feel. In October 2019, Tessa fully committed to the carnivore lifestyle.

Tessa’s period returned in June 2020, and she is no longer considered anemic. Tessa says her digestion has greatly improved, her depression and anxiety are almost non-existent, and her energy is “off the chains.” Tessa has also been able to gain weight, including muscle, and says she gets comments from people all the time telling her she looks so much more healthy.

Today Tessa says she is a nose-to-tail carnivore diet follower. She typically eats one meal daily, which works best for her digestion. Tessa says she drinks coffee in the morning and mineral water throughout the day. After a workout session in the afternoon, she usually eats a rare steak, which she has found has the best source of B vitamins. However, Tessa says she will eat dark chicken meat from time to time, or pork, bacon, and fish. Tessa doesn’t eat dairy but loves ghee and has found a love for coconut oil after discovering it also seems to aid her digestion.

Tessa advocates the carnivore lifestyle and has even documented her health journey on YouTube through her channel. Tessa thanks Shawn Baker and the carnivore community for spreading the word about this incredible diet. Tessa says, “because of this amazing diet, I’ve got my life back.”

Matthew reversed Glaucoma, digestive disorders, and osteoarthritis on carnivore lifestyle

Matthew, who goes by Matt, says his health wasn’t much of a concern until he turned fifty. Matt describes he used to be a smoker, but he always tried to eat somewhat healthily. His eating habits were much like the Standard American Diet; however, he always tried to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Matt said when he turned fifty, he began to notice his health was taking a turn. The aches and pains he had been experiencing for years seemed to worsen. Matt also developed sleep apnea and glaucoma. Matt says he began to wonder if the rest of his life would be one medical issue after another. He says, “my life began to diminish before my eyes.”

Matt decided to add walking to his daily routine. He bought a Fitbit, and while he started slow, he walked 35,000 steps in a single day at one point. Matt says he lost some weight by walking, despite still eating a Standard American Diet. Then he broke his toe while doing yard work and was forced to stop walking. Matt says he gained back all the weight he had lost and then some in just a couple of weeks of being inactive. At that point, he knew he needed to clean up his eating habits. He says, “you can’t outwalk a bad diet.”

Matt initially started with intermittent fasting. He says he started with a 16/8 schedule and slowly shortened his eating window until he got down to eating one meal a day. Matt says he then started following the paleo diet, which included a lot of vegetables and plants.

One day Matt was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast when he heard an interview with Dr. Shawn Baker. At first, he thought Dr. Baker’s all-meat diet sounded far-fetched but decided to try it. Matt says his pain went away after just a few days of eating steaks.

Months later, he was able to lose weight and eliminate his sleep apnea and his glaucoma. Additionally, Matt was dealing with the beginnings of COPD from years of smoking before the carnivore diet but no longer had any issues. Matt also says his teeth used to crack very easily, but he hasn’t had any dental problems since he started the carnivore way of eating. Even more so, he has noticed he no longer gets sunburn, even when he is in the sun for hours a day.

Matt says he is currently lifting weights for exercise and hopes to gain muscle and lose more fat. Matt still follows the one meal-a-day model on days he works but says he often eats two meals a day when he isn’t working. Most of his meals consist of beef, lamb, or eggs. Matt has found fatty cuts of meat help him feel at his best. Matt also says he tried to give up coffee but decided he was okay with drinking a cup or so of black coffee daily, and he loves snacking pork rinds.

Matt is grateful that he can now look forward to his future and his health thanks to the carnivore diet. Matt says he encourages anyone interested in the carnivore way of eating to try it. He says, “you’re going to feel so good.”

Jon healed migraines, IBS, Borrelia, partially paralyzed eye, and joints on Carnivore diet

Jon is from Sweden and is grateful he discovered the carnivore way of eating. Before becoming a carnivore follower, Jon was on and off the ketogenic diet. He says he had a lot of injuries early in his adult life from working out, specifically in his ankles and wrists, which caused him a lot of pain. At twenty-five years old, Jon was also diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

John says he first tried the ketogenic diet after being diagnosed with IBS. He says, “it helped, ” but he struggled to stay consistent on the keto diet and teetered between following it two a tee and falling off the wagon. Jon’s weight began to creep up and became an issue as he struggled to stay consistent with the keto diet. At his highest weight, he tipped the scales at 102 kilograms.

After a sickness, Jon was partially paralyzed in one eye, which made blinking more complex and much slower than it was previously. Additionally, he had an operation on his foot but still found he struggled with the pain of walking and had to be careful not to put all of his weight on that particular foot. Jon also struggled with weekly migraines; he took many medications to treat them.

Jon came across the carnivore diet five months ago and decided to try it. He says initially, he was very strict with his diet. Jon ate meat, salt (notably Redman Sea Salt, which he orders from the United States), and water. He says the first week was very hard for him, mainly because he tried and failed to give up coffee. His body did not react well to the sudden lack of caffeine. Jon says he also struggled with his energy the first two months of following the carnivore way of eating. His energy levels were up and down, almost like a rollercoaster.

However, Jon’s body has seemingly adjusted to the carnivore lifestyle and is now reaping the benefits. Jon has lost seventeen kilograms since he started the carnivore diet. Jon says he no longer struggles with IBS or pain in his foot or joints. He also says he has had one mild headache during his carnivore journey instead of the weekly migraines he used to endure.

Additionally, his energy levels have evened out. Jon describes feeling it is much easier to do manual work like shoveling snow and other things he found difficult before finding the carnivore lifestyle. What is somewhat surprising is that Jon no longer struggles with a partially paralyzed eye. He says he has improved his ability to move and blink his eye, which he didn’t think was possible.

Jon also says other people have noticed a difference in his health. He describes his masseuse, telling him his back seems much more aligned and healthy. Though Jon admits he had some success on the keto diet before discovering the carnivore way of eating, he says the carnivore lifestyle is much easier and sustainable for him. He has seen many improvements in his health and is now a believer in this lifestyle.

Robin improved body composition, skin, hair, nails, and eyesight on a carnivore lifestyle

Robin is of German descent and is a Chiropractor practicing in Australia. He went into his carnivore journey with no chronic health conditions or obesity, but a healthy professional curiosity.

Earlier Bad Diet and Sugar Addiction

Before he was a practitioner, Robin ate “a horrible diet, lots of processed foods, and I actually had developed a sugar addiction, to the point that I would replace entire meals with blocks of chocolate or gummy bears, and I got to the point I would do that regularly.”

He notes “it was not just hunger; I was definitely medicating emotions.”


Like many of us, Robin’s healthcare education included all of the low-fat, plant-based recommendations. “I thought I knew…if you want to save the planet and do something good for yourself, you have to at least be whole-food based, even better plant-based, vegetarian or vegan or something like that.”

“I followed that, was very low-fat, no sugar, no salt, no oil, and very very little meat, and predominantly vegetable-based… I was under the impression things were going well for me.”


Robin saw Dr. Baker on Joe Rogan’s show, and looking deeper into the carnivore community, he noticed stories about autoimmune diseases and other conditions healing. He wanted to try it himself before recommending it to his patients, but he was not expecting any improvements.

Carnivore Experience

“I found that quite immediately, my digestion improved, even though I wasn’t under the impression that I had digestive issues.” Robin also saw his fingernails, skin, and hair improve, as well as his chronic Achilles injury. Later, he also “noticed my eyesight had gotten better. I could read license plates, street signs more clearly.”

He realized he could breathe through his nose and began seeing changes in his jaw, with post-nasal drip clearing up as well.

“I just did not know that I over the years had become accustomed to my body functioning sub-optimally, without really being on the radar of any treatable condition.

It was a very minimal intervention. I found the foods very enjoyable and very affordable as well. On the diet I was on before, I spent a lot of money on supplements, chia seeds, hemp seeds, barley grass, vitamin B12, vitamin D; a lot of things that I needed to incorporate with the foods that I was eating.”

Robin transitioned to eating two meals a day and found that intermittent fasting made things a lot easier and simpler. He also “noticed that I was not going through energy ups and downs during the day any longer”

Robin is a climber and says “I used to climb quite often, 8-10 hours a week, and after a climbing session hands would hurt; shoulders and forearms could be quite sore for a couple of days. I noticed that I did not need as much recovery as I needed before.”

New Advice!

“I was so flabbergasted and so disappointed that even me, as a practitioner, could be walking around in the real world and giving incorrect advice to people.”

Mike improved IBS, eye sight, and type 2 diabetes on the carnivore lifestyle

In 1996, Mike contracted the Epstein-Barr virus. After eighteen months of feeling exhausted, he decided he needed help from a doctor. The doctor looked at him, saw how terrible he looked and felt, and immediately put him in the hospital. It was there Mike learned the virus had caused him to develop Hodgkins Lymphoma– a type of cancer. Mike had surgery while in the hospital, followed by chemotherapy and radiation.

Eventually, Mike was declared cancer-free; however, he says the exhaustion he had been experiencing before his cancer diagnosis never disappeared. Mike was so tired he couldn’t work or get out of bed some days. During this time, Mike was also diagnosed with diabetes, which he tried to control with diet, but his weight started to creep up. Mike’s doctors told him he would get better if he exercised, which is what he tried to do. However, after twenty years, he felt his condition only worsened, and he felt more defeated.

Mike decided to do some research independently since the doctors and medications weren’t helping. He came across Dr. Jason Fung, who is best known for being an advocate of fasting. Mike began experimenting with fasting and found the longer he fasted, the better he felt. Mike also came across videos on YouTube about the ketogenic diet, so he decided to add that to his fasting.

Mike continued to improve while fasting and eating low-carb. Mike says he isn’t sure where he learned about the carnivore diet, but somewhere in his research into keto, he began to learn about how focusing on eating meat can be healing for many people. Mike isn’t a big fan of vegetables and struggled with the number of vegetables he was being told to eat while on keto. And so, fourteen months ago, Mike decided to give the carnivore way of eating a shot.

Mike says giving up vegetables was not a sacrifice for him, and he quickly transitioned into the carnivore lifestyle. Since he has been eating the carnivore way, Mike says he feels like “a new man.” Mike has lost 25 kilograms between his keto and carnivore diet, and he is no longer considered diabetic. He said his endocrinologist was so impressed with his blood markers he asked him, “why are you here?”

Mike says today he typically eats one meal a day around six o’clock in the evening. He shared he is amazed how he doesn’t feel hungry while following a carnivore lifestyle. Before Mike gave up carbohydrates, he struggled to skip breakfast for a simple blood test. Now, he often forgets to eat and will sometimes unintentionally fast.

Mike says fasting is a big part of his health journey. He also says he has learned how to get through a fast mentally and enjoys the health benefits he experiences. He’s been known to fast for up to fourteen days. Mike also says his muscles have improved, and he feels very healthy. He is off all his medications and is thankful for the new life the carnivore way of eating has given him.

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