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My name is Kassandra and I’m 35 years old. My mother and I nearly died during my birth because she had untreated gestational diabetes. She passed out and I was pulled out with forceps unresponsive. I survived in nicu because the nurses taped together two incubators since I was a very large baby.
I stayed large through most of my life, starting my first diet when I started public school.
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 MeatRx, now Revero. 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’ve always held health and fitness as top priorities in my life; very active and played sports growing up; I continued to lift weights and work out throughout my adult life. My diet has always been a standard American diet with a mixture of “healthy” veggie-based and fruit-forward foods. Never thought my diet was a huge contributor to my health since I’ve always been a petite, fit body type; I was more focused on exercise as the path to health. From 2019-2020 I began feeling “off” (brain fog, extreme fatigue) and finally got a comprehensive lab panel done in August 2020. The results were that my thyroid hormones were off and thyroid antibodies were very high. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos and went on NP Thyroid, and told to go on an elimination diet, then migrate to a paleo-type diet. I saw immediate health improvement, felt amazing, and eventually decided to restrict myself to no sugar and no grains, leaning more into mostly eating animal proteins. I continued to feel massive improvements in my gut health, as well as my mental and overall health, with no real Hashimotos symptoms any longer. As I continued to feel improvement in my Hashimotos symptoms, I explored the idea of only eating meat via Dr. Ken Berry and his wife, Neisha, who was able to fully manage her Hashimotos via a ketovore diet. I’ve been able to manage my Hashimoto symptoms and continue to heal my gut issues with this way of eating!