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Lasse No Longer Has Migraines On The Carnivore Diet

Since I was 25 I’ve been suffering from what you would call debilitating migraine attacks at the scale of 15-25 days a month. (I’m now 35). I would have such severe headaches that the only form of remedy was sitting in a steaming hot shower with water running down my head for hours. The attacks also came with migraine auras such as paralyzing my right side of my torso, leg and arm, blinding my eye, zig zag lights, feeling of floating in the air, dizziness, ear pain and on the list goes.

I went through 4 MRI scans to rule out any form of stroke.

I visited 8 different neurologists in 3 different countries to try and deal with it. Every neurologist prescribed me another form of medicine such as epilepsy meds, blood thinners and other forms of drugs which I honestly can’t remember. Not a single drug helped me.

I’ve also suffered from really bad IBS since I was a kid, never ending on/off diarrhea. No doctor ever told me perhaps an elimination diet would do that trick. They just told me “take some more probiotics”, which never actually worked.

I’ve always been exercising and in good shape since I was 20. Strength training 6 days a week, swimming and playing golf.

After listening to you on JRE I decided to give the carnivore diet a try. I went full elimination for 30 days with only eating meat and organs. I cut out all the processed bullshit. All sugar, all diet cokes, smoking, stopped drinking alcohol, etc.

After 30 days I added avocado to my diet, which worked fine, later on I added a bit of fruits here and there, organic papaya and some wild organic honey after listening to Paul Saladino. My body tolerated this quite well, I did however get some sort of “brain fog” which was quite similar to my migraine auras when I ate too much fruit. I now have a spoon of honey daily, an avocado and perhaps 1 piece of fruit, which works just fine.

After changing my diet, I stopped all forms of medication. I’m now down to having about 1 migraine attack with very minor pain and no auras about once a month!!!!!!

I’ve visited quite a few neurologists after I started my diet years ago, but not a single one seemed very interested in what I experienced. They just looked at my cholesterol and suggested perhaps I should stop and start taking some statins.

I was really hoping that perhaps you could give me some clue to what the heck happened to my brain to suddenly be able to function in a “normal” way!

You have absolutely no idea how grateful I am to both you and Joe for literally letting me live my life again!!

No idea if you’ll ever read this, but my parents always taught me to let someone know if they did something good to others.

In your contact information on “success stories”, it said something about a podcast, I’m not sure what that involves but I’d be happy to tell my story so other people with migraines can benefit just like I did!

Best regards and I wish you all the best!

Lasse

Allie Manages Her Son’s Non-Verbal Autism

As a young woman, Allie Morgan battled issues that ran the gamut from IBS, seizures, migraines to bipolar disorder. After a series of health setbacks landed her in the hospital, she reached out to an uncle who had been managing his diabetes with a low-carb diet, and after delving into the literature herself, she took the plunge implementing a carnivore-based diet—and has been thrilled with the results ever since. Besides shedding the extra pounds she had accumulated since high school, she was able to get off the copious amounts of medication that she had been taking for years. “I remember talking to a friend of mine, and looking her dead in the eye and telling her, ‘This is the first time in my life that I feel like I’m a normal person with normal moods.’”

Allie’s health transformation isn’t the only dynamic carnivore story she has to tell. The journey of her then 4 year old son’s autism and subsequent transformation is enough to make any parent sit up and take notice. Allie says that while her kids at home did eat small amounts of sugar and white flour, they were rare treats and mostly crowded out by healthy proteins and fats. At that time, she considered her son as having high-functioning autism—but everything changed when she went on a trip for ten days and left her kids with their loving (but high-carb/low-fat eating) grandparents.
When she returned, she found her son had completely shut down—rocking back and forth, unable to make eye contact and completely non-verbal. Initially thinking it was a typical meltdown, it wasn’t until she got back home that she realized that it wasn’t, and that he had regressed to being unable to function or communicate at all.

“I gave myself 20 minutes permission to just melt down and cry because I think every parent deserves to just have at least 20 minutes to react to a diagnosis. I chose the carnivore diet because I knew it was the complete way to eliminate everything that he could possibly be reacting to.”

After three days on the carnivore diet, her son started coming out of it, returning to the level he was functioning at before the visit. To make the transition slightly easier, Allie allowed her children a small almond and coconut flour cookie for dessert. She also designed her son’s meals around his favorite meats—eggs, bacon, sausage and chicken. The doctors had told Allie to expect significant developmental delays, but after just 27 days on the diet, her son potty trained himself, and has since started to learn to read all on his own.

“I was hoping to get back the child I had before, and what I got—doing a more restrictive diet—was an even higher functioning, happier, more social child…there’s a lot of times that you can see where he’s had some problems, but we actually have to tell people he’s autistic now— because they don’t even notice.” Now age 7, Allie’s son is enrolled in public school—happily learning in a classroom with regular students.

When asked hypothetically if she was encountered with a world where meat intake was restricted—Allie says the quality of her son’s life would be destroyed. “After doing the research that I’ve done, and just seeing what nutrition the body actually requires—and what the sources of those particular types of nutrition are—the only thing that I found that basically has every single component that you absolutely need are animal based products.”

Article by Jennifer McDowell

Reagan heals from stuttering, stress, anxiety, pain, aches, dizziness, sleep, insomnia, obesity

Before the carnivore diet I was suffering with chronic depression, stress,  and anxiety. I would have panic attacks at night constantly along with sleep insomnia. All throughout my younger years it would take me 5-8 hours to fall asleep as i couldn’t fall asleep no matter the medication.  I sufferd with asthma as well; all throughout my life I was being rushed to hospitals in the middle of the night because i couldn’t breathe and my rescue inhaler wouldn’t work. 

Later in life in my teenage years was when the depression started. I tried ending my life on multiple occasions. Along with the stress, depression, and panic attacks at night, I also was suffering with chronic pain, head to toes. I had migrains and headaches almost every day non-stop. My joints were always killing me. I took pain killers all the time and nothing seemed to work. I was at even balding as a teenager and had horrible skin, I broke out bad. 

The heaviest I got up to was 258 pounds. I was obese and suffering. Although not diagnosed by a doctor, my blood pressure would shoot up when I tested it, and I would get so dizzy that I would literally fall it was just random spikes throughout the day. I knew something was off when everything around me started spinning. 

I also have been stuttering since I first began talking and went to speech therapy from before I was even in school to 7th grade. Eventually, I stopped trying; I just figured I would be stuttering forever. 

With carnivore, my depression has completely gone away. My stress, anxiety, pain, aches, dizziness, sleep, insomnia, and obesity are all gone. My stuttering has improved drastically. I stutter only once in a while now, whereas before it was every single word. I haven’t had any asthma attacks or breathing problems since going on this diet over 2 years ago . My hair grows like weeds now. Also, no more balding, no more skin issues, just everything is amazing and I’m no longer suffering.

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