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Ramona and Doug improved digestion and metabolic markers on the carnivore diet

My name is Ramona. I live in a small town on the Garden Route called Sedgefield in South Africa. I was born in Cape Town on 25 September 1969 making me 53 years old.

I matriculated from high school in 1987 in Durbanville, just outside Cape Town. I was very active growing up, doing everything from ballet as a young child, then gymnastics and modern dancing and later playing first team tennis in high school. I was a fairly thin child. My parents are German and we ate wholesome meals with very little junk food, but I do remember my parents sitting with me two hours after dinner time, forcing me to finish my plate of vegetables that I just couldn’t seem to swallow.

After matric, I went on to study Medical Technology at Cape Technicon and specialised in Microbiology. My practical year was completed at the laboratories of SAIMR (South African Institute for Medical Research) and I was consequently employed there until I resigned in 1998.

I loved my work very much. However, when I was about 21, before qualifying, I noticed I was having some issues with my gut, comprising of urgent bouts of diarrhea, severe cramping, and generally a feeling of malaise. I was able to somehow manage this, though it was touch and go sometimes, especially when I was working in the tuberculosis laboratory. I would have to get out of a scrubs gown and gloves at breakneck speed in order to get to the toilet on time. Very little warning. Eventually, it got to the point where I thought: this is not normal. Often driving 30 minutes to and from work would break me out in a cold sweat, especially if there was a traffic jam! This brought me to two renowned gastroenterologists, Dr Michael Madden and Dr Andrew Girdwood.

After lots of prodding and poking and scoping, Chrohns disease and ulcerative colitis were ruled out, and I was given a diagnosis of IBS. So I battled on with it for about another year, while my symptoms in both frequency and severity got worse. Eventually, my quality of life became so poor, that i landed back in Dr Girdwood’s office and i begged him to do something, or i would take my life. I was quite prepared for a colostomy bag, if that would improve my life. I really didn’t care. At this stage, the two doctors consulted with me and each other that they would try doing what they call a rectopexy, where they attach silk mesh around the colon, which forms scar tissue, giving the colon some stability, and perhaps minimising the spasms. This procedure probably gave me about 20% relief, but nowhere near what I was hoping for. So I battled on for another 25 years. How I don’t know. I was never depressed and was determined to not let this hold me back. The only people that knew about all this, were my parents and boyfriend at the time. Through the years, I solo travelled around the country on holidays, went to visit family in Germany, and visited my brother in Mexico in 2009. I remember exactly where and when I was when one of the thousands of cramps hit. It felt like my whole life revolved around knowing where the nearest bathroom was at all times. But I got on with it.

I resigned from the laboratories in 1997 and joined the family business, working alongside my dad. I grew the importing of industrial blades side of the business and threw myself into it. This meant going onto factory floors of paper and film manufacturers, donning safety shoes, earmuffs, sterile gowns and very fetching hair nets. Loved it, and somehow always seemed to make it out on the other side without incident.

In about 2015, I accompanied my mother to some doctor’s appointments, for some health issues she was experiencing at the time. During one of these consults with my GP at the time, the issue of my IBS somehow came up, and I was going through a rather tough time with it. She suggested that some people get relief by taking an antidepressant. I hadn’t heard of this before, but since the IBS was quite bad at the time, I, very reluctantly, decided to give it a shot. Bad mistake. After starting Serdep, the IBS got progressively worse that I could not finish even a week on it. Back to the GP and she said we might try and older version of antidepressants called tricyclics. Well, you can imagine my reluctance at this point. But got to keep an open mind, so go to pharmacy to get my month’s worth of 10mg trepiline, with strict instructions to only take at bedtime time. Wow, I woke up the next morning a different person. No cramps, no pain, no nothing. After 25 years, of suffering daily, I had not felt this good. It was like taking loperamide combined with Buscopan and Bevispas on steroids. Incredible. I couldn’t believe it. Tricyclics saved my life. I continued to take 10mg of trepiline every night for 5 years. Worked like a charm. If I forgot to take it, even for one night, the next day, all my symptoms would come back. I only forgot twice.

I never wanted children and never wanted to get married. My thinking was, I can’t even look after my own health properly. Imagine having a baby and you are out somewhere and have to run to the toilet at short notice, baby in hand. Poor baby would be traumatised for life. So, no, not on the cards for me. I did have two long relationships though. The first was with my high school sweetheart. We moved in together in 1993, bought a house together and two Siberian Huskies. Unfortunately, we outgrew each other and parted ways in 1999. My second relationship was with a guy, Peter, and we also lived together until about 2010. His expat mining work in DRC (where I visited him for a 4 month stint in 2008) took a bit toll on us and we parted ways. All this time my friend IBS is in the background, being nicely managed by the zonk medication trepiline. So all good.

Enter my new love of my life, who, about 2 years after we met, goes out on a limb, and on bended knee, one night, and asks me to marry him. And I say yes. This was in 2013, so I was 44 at the time. In 2017, I decided to retire from the family business and, for the first time in my life, become a housewife and future stepmom to Doug’s two beautiful teenage daughters from his previous marriage that came to us every second week for a week.

My dad was 75 years old at the time. He is now almost 90 and still runs the business. Healthy as an ox, except for the 3 stents he got pre-ketovore. My parents have been on ketovore for about a year now. My mom is turning 84 on the 21st of April and is still very active.

Anyway, back to my new love: Doug decided to retire in 2017. He had been plagued with lower back pain most of his life and at 53 years old he wanted to play as much golf as he could. He was taking Etoricoxib 60 mg twice daily and was also on a statin.

We bought a property in Sedgefield and moved from Melkbosstrand within a year. Lots of golf courses here, and we made Simola Golf Course near Knysna our home course. Before we moved though, Doug had a sciatica attack where he could barely walk and had to have a discectomy and laminectomy on L5 and S1 of his spine. The operation was a success and he was back on the golf course in week 4.

Happily engaged to each other for 4 years, we moved to pretty Sedgefield in 2018. We call it Paradise. We are situated on the lagoon, where Doug fishes off the banks and we sometimes launch the Spider (a small lagoon boat, with a 25 horsepower motor). We raise some chickens which lay the best eggs and Doug wanted some Springbok, so we acquired 2 Springbok in 2018 and they have given us 4 offspring so far. The oldest male is called Biltong.

On 17 December 2019, Doug came back from golf, to tell me it is time we got married. Knowing that I am not exactly the marrying type, he had organized everything for the following week. Even a priest. We are not even religious, (though I do believe in angels) but he wanted someone to do a bit of ceremony. So all good…until the next day. He was driving back from Simola Golf course, when he has a heart attack, loses consciousness, swerves across the N2 (the main highway going through Sedgefield), takes out a lamp post, and two fences and lands on the water pump of a living estate just outside Sedgefield. When I get to the site of the accident, it is swarming with police and onlookers. The Landrover Discovery is a write-off. I find Doug 20 meters away on his phone to his insurance guy. After ringing off, I hug him, fighting back the tears, and tell him he has either had a stroke or a heart attack. No, no, he says, it was just a bit of heartburn. Looking at the carnage around us, methinks not. Also, I tell him that we should cancel the priest for now. Nope, he says, we are getting married next week. Our wonderful local GP arrives and takes him for some tests in his rooms.

About 2 hours later, once we are home, after dealing with the tow truck, our GP phones and tells us Doug needs to go to Mossel Bay Bayview Hospital immediately, about an hour’s drive away. The cardiologist is waiting for us when we arrive. After a quick change into a flattering gown, Doug is wheeled into the operating theatre. After a tense one and half hour wait, which I spend messaging friends that he won’t make it to golf the following day (he is very upset that he won’t play), Doug and cardiologist emerge, smiling. Cardiologist was smiling because he nailed the stent on the widow-maker artery. Doug was smiling because they inserted the stent from the arm, as opposed to going through the groin. I take him home the next day. Something needs to change. But first, we are getting married.

The wedding takes place on our front verandah overlooking the lagoon. Both my stepdaughters arrived the day before and the priest looks the nicest of us all. Our friends from Knysna arrive as witnesses. Doug is wearing cargo shorts, his fishing shirt and flip-flops. I am wearing a long cotton white dress Doug had bought for me 3 years earlier at the local Wild Oats farmers market. Perfect. The photos come out quite nice too: Doug looks like he is wearing dark purple eyeshadow on one eye, where the airbag exploded when he took out the lamp post.

Doug is 1.8m tall, and at that stage weighed about 85 kilos. He was 57 years old. He is very slim, but toasted sandwiches and pies at the golf club didn’t flatter his waistline and he had a big pot belly. My efforts of cooking relatively healthy meals every night with meat and vegetables were sabotaged when we would polish off bags of crisps, icecreams and chocolate slabs. Big chocolate slabs. Nightly.

In the meantime, I am feeling like I want to find something to replace the nightly trepiline, which was still working well. I decided to get some cholestyramine, thinking maybe I had bile acid malabsorption. It worked really well, as well as trepiline. Relief. I was 50 years old, and I had noticed that my belly was starting to expand and I started getting some hot flashes. The scale was around 64 kilos, up from 57, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but I didn’t like the way my jeans fit. Menopause? Maybe. Something had to change.

We had done banting in Cape Town, but Doug lost muscle, not the belly, so we only adhered to it for about 3 months. I got onto YouTube and found Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Shawn Baker that were talking about this crazy carnivore diet. What? The more I learned about it, the more I wanted to try it. So 1 September 2020, I dove in. Talk about carb withdrawal. The worst ever. I thought IBS was bad. Loose stools, tired, cramps in stomach and legs, headache from hell. Take salt and push through. It lasted for a week. It was hell. But on the other side was bliss. No more IBS. Gone. Nada. Energy deluxe, no more thinking about food 24/7. I didn’t know I had brain fog, until I didn’t. This was after 7 days. Doug would look at my plate full of sausage, steak, cheese and then look at me like I was nuts. I didn’t care, I was feeling so good. I didn’t know that a human being could feel so good. Next, the weight started dropping off my waist. I lost 7 kilos in 2 months with no effort, and my waist became smaller than it was when I was in my 30s. I liked wearing jeans again.

Doug was definitely not on board and there was a lot of push-back from him and he would put me down in public too. In the beginning I laughed it off, but one day in December 2020, I told him if he is not going to at least support me with this lifestyle, we have a problem. And then I went on to say, that if he doesn’t love himself, or me, enough to make an effort at turning his health around, we have a huge problem. At this stage he was heading for a second heart attack. I was not ready to lose him and be a widow after being married to the love of my life for less than a year. I couldn’t believe it when, in that moment, he agreed to give it a try. I transitioned him slowly, keeping vegetables in his diet, then just kept the avocados, which we both still eat to this day.

Doug’s first cardio check was due in December 2020, marking his one-year anniversary of his heart attack. The appointment was postponed until February 2021, giving him 3 months to heal, at least a bit.

The appointment was an eye opener. The cardiologist scanned Doug, and said that his arteries looked perfect. Everything was good. I had a private meeting with the cardiologist whilst Doug was getting dressed. When I said I wanted Doug off statins, because I felt it was contributing to his increasing hip and back pain, and it had not prevented the heart attack, the young cardiologist advised against this. But he did say it was Doug’s choice. Next, we went to see our local GP, to get blood drawn for cholesterol, A1c amongst other tests. The test comes back. A1c 5.2. Great. Doug has been off statins since then. And he feels like the aches and pains continue to diminish. He has lost almost all his belly fat, but has kept his muscles. I have my gorgeous husband back.

That is my success story. Thank you for everything you do. You are one of my angels.

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Gina manages IBS, anemia, joint pain, migraines, anxiety, and mood on the carnivore diet

Gina is a 52-year-old dental hygienist who began the carnivore diet in November 2022.


She began running in her 40s and did really well for the first few years, completing 5Ks and ultramarathons. In 2019, at 49, she entered a 50-mile race for her 50th birthday.


By the end of 2019, Gina started having health issues. While running, she would get really tired; her legs felt as if she were running in cement; and she had trouble breathing. She developed tingling and numbness in one of her feet, bone and joint pain, and vision problems in one eye. One morning, she woke up with one side of her torso numb. Gina was mentally drained, always tired, and suffered from anxiety.


Despite many diagnostic tests, they never found anything. She felt “old and crummy” and thought it was her age.


For six months, Gina had a pity party. She did nothing physical, ate whatever she wanted, and gained 15 or 20 pounds. Then she had enough and started walking, with the goal of running again.


Her running partner is a vegan. Gina saw that her friend was doing well and decided to rebuild her health as a vegan. She studied nutrition, earning a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. She remained vegan for 18 months.


At first, Gina felt pretty good, but after a year, her health declined.


A visit to the ER after she woke up panting with her heart pounding revealed she was extremely anemic. She then had her gallbladder removed and later had a hysterectomy. Gina developed severe IBS and nearly lost her job because of it. Initially, her running performance was good, but once again, she lost the ability to run.


At this point, Gina felt defeated; she ate whatever she wanted. Her rationale: “What difference does it make if I feel miserable?”


After several months, Gina came across a blog post by a former vegan. This was the first time it occurred to her that a vegan diet wasn’t right for her. She delved back into nutrition and eventually learned about the carnivore diet. From there, she found Dr. Baker online and began following his content.


Gina says it took her about six weeks to go full carnivore and had no problems transitioning from her former diet to a carnivore diet.


“I can’t get over it,” Gina remarks about her improvements. Her digestive issues are gone, and she claims the diet saved her job. “My brain was always consumed with my stomach and what it was doing.” Now her stomach is quiet, and it doesn’t interfere with her life.


Her joint and bone pain are gone. Her hair is thicker, and her nails grow fast. Her anxiety is gone.


She “bounces through” the day and feels like she’s reset the clock. “I’m upbeat and happy. I feel amazing.”


Gina eats three scrambled eggs with goat cheese for breakfast, hamburger patties with butter at lunch, and rib eyes or hamburger patties in the evening. She eats according to her appetite.


Now more focused on muscle strength, Gina and her friend lift weights together. She feels as strong as she did in her 20s. 


With a grandmother and mother who both developed Alzheimer’s at a young age and a family history of diabetes, Gina is very motivated to prevent metabolic disease. She feels this is the right path for her.

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Pavlos manages T-Cell blood counts and skin condition (CTCL) on a carnivore diet

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Barbara S heals from anxiety and digestive issues on a carnivore diet

Barbara is a 54-year-old mother of 3 grown girls with her first grandchild on the way. She was in the radiology field as an MRI technologist for 35 years. She has scanned many metabolically unhealthy people with intramuscular and visceral fat over the years. She has witnessed the overall decline in the health and a rise in obesity in many of her patients. In fact, the average male AND female weight is 200 pounds and climbing by her and her colleagues’ calculations.

Barbara’s story is not uncommon among women her age. She began dieting and exercising when she was 11 years old. For 42 years she has had a poor relationship with food, often times calorie restricting, binge eating, over eating, and excessive exercising. Eating less and exercising more for most of her life had wreaked havoc on her hormones and she was chronically fatigued. She found yoga 9 years ago and transitioned from being an avid runner to primarily yoga and walking. Some of her joint pain, anxiety, and carpal tunnel symptoms resolved from her yoga practice and doing less excessive cardio, but she still had anxiety, digestive issues, and general malaise. Barbara decided to follow her passion of helping people feel better through the practice of yoga and opened a yoga studio 3 years ago.

Barbara tried the vegan diet for about 1 year in which she lost a significant amount of her already thin hair and weight. She began supplementing heavily. She evolved to a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting 4 years ago after her vegan stent, but still had issues with binge eating processed foods. She found Vinnie Tortorich in 2022 and started NSNG, cutting out heavily processed foods, sugars, and seed oils. After hearing Dr. Baker on Vinnie’s podcast, she slowly started going down the carnivore rabbit hole.

She learned as much as she could about the carnivore diet from Dr. Baker and other carnivore influencers by listening to podcasts and reading books. After being on the carnivore diet for nearly a year, Barbara has finally kicked her sugar, carb and alcohol addiction to the curb. She never thought this could be possible. She could go a few days without the culprits, but never long-term with any consistency. Once she began this way of eating and became fat-adapted, her carb and alcohol cravings subsided. Being a carnivore has truly changed her relationship with food and alcohol.

Finally, Barbara has found the balance between this satiating way of eating + exercise that works for her and feels better now in her 50s than in her 30s. Several of Barbara’s chronic health issues have resolved. She saw results within less than a week. She began sleeping better without night sweats, her bloating and indigestion issues went away completely, her energy rebounded, and her skin became clearer. Her carpal tunnel flare-ups are gone. Her symptoms of perimenopause and hypothyroidism are all but gone. Her joint pain has lessened significantly, she has more mental clarity and hasn’t suffered a hemorrhoid flare up since beginning the carnivore diet. Also, her menstrual cycle has come back with regularity! She is convinced this high fat carnivore diet has finally regulated her out of control hormones. She supplements only with iodine, vitamins D3+K2, and magnesium and is saving a ton of money!

Barbara recommends this way of eating to anyone who wants to heal their bodies and minds from the inside out. She anticipates that her success and results with eating high fat carnivore will only continue to improve her health.


Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

James recovers from veganism on the carnivore diet

James is from Bermuda and is recovering from a vegan diet. He grew up eating the SAD diet and says, “I was a pretty chunky kid.”

James gained a lot more weight at university “from drinking and eating the wrong things.” He became a vegetarian after contracting a Salmonella infection from eating chicken at a restaurant.

When James graduated and moved back home to Bermuda in 2014, he met the woman who is now his wife. She suggested they follow a vegan diet, which they did. They both saw their health improve initially, which James now believes was because “I got off all the processed garbage that I had been eating.” That was a good start, but he wanted a specific plan.

James and his wife watched all the vegan propaganda movies, and “bought into the whole agenda… we were very strict.” But, the good times would end soon: “It was about the fifth year my health went off the cliff.” James began experiencing brain fog and body pain; a lot of fibromyalgia, and his gums were bleeding profusely. He developed severe anxiety and depression and found his memory getting worse.

He says he was “Was losing weight rapidly, and got down to 127 pounds, at 6’ 2” which is severely emaciated…My condition deteriorated. I started to notice my skin was cracking, my nails were cracking, and my hair was falling out. I got severe constipation and ended up with blood in my stools right before the pandemic.”

James lost his job because the company knew he couldn’t work any longer. “So, I had no job, no insurance, I was bleeding every time I went to the bathroom, I was severely depressed and anxious, and… had no idea how to get out.” His diet was failing, but he didn’t realize it yet.

James doubled down on his vegan diet, making smoothies with chia seeds, kale, spinach, and fruit three times a day. He started passing out, had more blood in his stool and ended up in the ER. He began finally questioning if plants were harming him and then found Joe Rogan’s podcast with Dr. Baker. He says, “We as humans evolved eating meat, and I’ve got to put this behind me and realize that I had been duped.”

James “began to go the keto route,” lowering his oxalate consumption and slowly working his way toward being a carnivore. “My brain fog started to lift after a couple of days… It wasn’t until I went fully carnivore…that I saw the full benefits.” All of his symptoms, except some of his tinnitus, cleared up on the carnivore diet. He is regaining weight and rebuilding muscle.

“Now with this diet, my stools have never been better; I’m satiated; I don’t feel like I need to snack at all; the food I’m eating is sustaining me, and I can fast if I need to. Unbelievable difference!”

James urges, “If you’re vegan, please realize that it will catch up with you.”

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Nathan recovers from Guillain-Barre Syndrome on the carnivore diet

Nathan is 47 years old, married, and a father of three. He spent 11 years traveling in the U.S. Army and several years as an operative in the U.S. Intelligence community. He says he had always worked out and stayed fit without following a particular diet and ate whatever he wanted.

In his early forties, Nathan began noticing more injuries and what he thought were age-related issues. He showed signs of adult acne, radial neuropathy, premature balding, and skin tags. He also developed symptoms of inflammation, such as gingivitis, tinnitus, and plantar fasciitis.

“In hindsight, I was intensely sick. I was very insulin resistant and probably pre-diabetic. I put my body through a lot. Between the stress of my job, a poor diet, and everything I went through, I’m confident that my metabolic health was damaged. The only thing I was doing well for myself was lifting weights and exercising” Looking for a way to improve his health, Nathan began a ketogenic diet in 2016.

“I ate bacon and eggs for breakfast and steak or salmon for dinner. I usually had a big salad for lunch with bacon and avocado. One day, I was too lazy to make my salad, and the next morning, my gums didn’t bleed when I flossed. It hadn’t been like that in ages.”

Nathan skipped the salad for a second day and noticed new hair growing on top of his head, and the ringing in his ears from tinnitus was gone. “I realized the difference between me and optimal health was a salad!”

Nathan credits a ketogenic diet for improving his body composition and restoring his energy levels but says, “I did not recover my health until I went carnivore in 2019.”

In August 2022, Nathan suffered a health scare that stopped him in his tracks. One day, he was at work, and suddenly his hands and feet went numb. Within 48 hours, he was almost completely paralyzed from a neurological condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).

Nathan’s doctors expected him to be hospitalized for up to eight weeks and would need several months more of physical therapy to regain the movement, feeling, strength, and endurance he had lost. However, he walked out of the hospital just two weeks later. He went to one outpatient physical therapy appointment, and the doctor told him he didn’t need to return.

“I view the last several years of following a ketogenic and then a carnivore diet as making deposits into my health account,” Nathan explains. “When I got hit by GBS, I was able to recover in such a way that it didn’t have the same impact on me that it has had on others who end up in wheelchairs. Twenty days after it happened, I was playing in the front yard with my kids.”

Since his full recovery six months ago, Nathan has enjoyed traveling in his RV with his family and also runs a coaching and consulting business out of his home in Texas.

“We all have the same goals. We all want to be happy, healthy, and fit. How do you build the daily habits to get there? My approach to lifestyle design helps put you on a path to get where you want to be.”


Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Amanda B heals from migraines, gastroparesis, IBS, gastritis, anxiety, and SIBO

Amanda is located near Eugene, Oregon, and has an amazing healing story.

In 2011, Amanda began experiencing intermittent episodes of symptoms. She says, “I was getting intermittent bouts of flu-type symptoms where it was like every three or four months. I just started getting nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, brain fog.” This lasted from 2011 to 2015”

Her symptoms would continue, worsening over a four year and three doctor period, with no answers or relief. “I was having severe diarrhea, vomiting every morning, dry heaving; it just was exhausting. Then to try to go to work after multiple hours of being sick.”

In 2018, she ended up in the ER, and “they found a fecal block in my small intestine. I had to go through 14 days of a water fast, with two bowel preps, to clear the fecal block in my small intestine.” Amanda had a colonoscopy, which found nothing. All of her tests in 2018 were normal. “They never talked to me about diet.”

“At the end of 2019, my sister-in-law said ‘have you ever heard of SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?” Amanda would learn she did have SIBO, and started following a keto diet. Keto would help a little, but she still had the same symptoms.

In November 2020, Amanda had a “massive migraine with a seizure, brought on by sugar, that left me with stroke-like symptoms.” She had to stay in her bed, with all the windows covered and silent, and could not walk or dress herself.

Because of visual symptoms, she saw an optometrist, who sent her to a neurologist for an MRI. She was still “completely non-functional.” The neurologist saw something wrong with her optic nerve and some swelling of her cranial arteries and started her on Topamax, which didn’t help at all.

She was prescribed hormones and anti-anxiety medications, which only helped a little. Amanda could only look at screens for 15 minutes before going temporarily blind in 2022.

By the end of 2021, Amanda still had the same symptoms. A friend suggested that she had idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and Amanda found a carnivore YouTuber who had healed from it. On February 5, 2022, Amanda started her carnivore diet. “Within 12 days, my visuals were almost completely gone… My head pressure was gone.” Her next MRI would show that the arteries in her head were back to normal. “By August of last year, I would say that I was about 80 percent better.”

At this point, Amanda’s eyes have returned to normal. Her neurologist continued to say that she shouldn’t be on a carnivore diet (despite witnessing her progress) while her primary care supported her choice since it helped. Her optometrist is now also following a carnivore diet, as is her father.

She is back to working and is also now a carnivore and fasting coach.


Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Ashley manages multiple sclerosis on the carnivore diet

Ashley lives in the eastern United States, and Ashley’s diet for most of her life was “meat and two vegetables.” She says that she wasn’t a sweet eater and didn’t eat much junk food either.

She says, “I have MS; I was diagnosed in 2019.” Ashley has gotten remission, or a cure, from a carnivore diet, and this is her story.

“It started out I was seeing spots in my eyes. I went to a neurologist, they did an MRI and diagnosed me with optic migraines. In September, I was having tingling in my right middle finger and they tested me for carpal tunnel, and found that I had mild carpal tunnel. I told them… There’s something more going on.”

“When I went back to get my carpal tunnel results, I said ‘well, the tingling has now moved down my arm, into my leg, down to my right foot, and jumped over to my left foot. They did another MRI, and found that I could possibly have MS.”

Ashley’s husband became interested: “My husband has Alzheimer’s that runs in his family, and he said he was going to start this crazy diet in October of 2019. I said if you’re going to spend all that money on meat, then I guess I’ll jump in head first too, and try it out with you!”

Ashley says her neurologist was onboard: “I jumped in, loved it, found out I had MS, found out that keto is a treatment for MS and I approached my neurologist and said ‘well can you at least allow me to try this diet to treat my MS as opposed to taking this four or five thousand dollar a month medicine?’ She gave me the benefit of the doubt and said ‘yeah, let’s go ahead and try it.”

Ashley proceeded with the diet, and “unintentionally transitioned to carnivore within about three months.” She felt “wonderful on keto” but “even more amazing on carnivore.” She did, however, begin to get relief from her MS symptoms when she started her keto diet. “As soon as I started on the keto diet my symptoms started to subside, and I’ve been completely asymptomatic since about December of 2019.”

Ashley is now in year four of her diet, as are her husband and her father. She says, “I cook a Picahna at the beginning of the week, cut it up, and eat that five days a week, and I don’t get bored of it!”

Her father “has diabetes, and he has come off of five diabetic medications, dropped his A1c from 11 to 6.9, so it’s a family effort with us.”

Imaging has verified her healing, as Ashley initially agreed to an MRI every six months to monitor her MS lesions, but her schedule has been reduced to annually because of her progress.

“Every MRI that I have had, my lesions have not remained the same. They have decreased in size.”

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Rory improved Joint Pain, Skin problems, Gut Health, and aches On The Carnivore Diet

Rory is from Brisbane, Australia, and says, “I’ve had health problems my whole life; diagnosed at four as an asthmatic. I had tonsils taken out… From that point I’ve had a lot of health issues; mainly asthma, gut related stuff, food intolerances, and then acne as I became a teenager. As an adult, I was a vegetarian when I was 19, to impress this chick on MySpace. Then I was like, hey, this sounds pretty good and I kept going.”

Rory decided to take it further, saying, “I found out about veganism, and it aligned with my values at the time. I think everyone who goes into it has good intentions.” Rory was originally plant-based, out of “a desire to improve my health.”

“I found that within six months, I had low energy, fatigue, and joint pain, and I started seeing doctors who had no idea how to help me.” Rory was also having heart palpitations and “heavy left arm pain” and was worried because he has a strong family history of heart disease.

Rory slowly started adding some animal products to his diet, and “It helped a little bit, having meat, but I was still on a whole foods diet. I still had low energy, fatigue, candida, brain fog, but the main thing was low energy and joint pain.”

He once again took it a step further, but toward meat this time: “One day last year, after seeing all this stuff online about carnivore, I decided to give it a crack because I’m like, I was sick and tired of feeling like crap. I felt like I could eat basically anything, without having a reaction. My skin breaking out and joint pain. I’d eat a bowl of rice, and immediately be inflamed and have joint pain.”

“I found that the only thing I could eat was basically meat, and yeah, it made sense to just go into carnivore.” Rory didn’t have too many problems adjusting to a carnivore diet: “There were moments within the first 30 days where I was like, man I’m really sick of this.” “Week three or week four into it and the cravings…I just adjusted…I started adding in lamb and meat stock for the gut, which was really helpful for me.”

Rory found that his bowel movements reduced to one every two or three days, which he found “weird when I was used to big ones, once a day.” He also had some “keto flu” around day 18 and was bedridden for three days, with four days of diarrhea, but then felt much better afterward.

He reports that his gut and digestion are normal now, without any of his old issues. About brain fog, Rory says “it’s helped tremendously, 100%.” He says that “eating this way has given me more mental focus and clarity… I’m able to work longer, harder.” Rory says the changes have also helped with his son, saying, “I’m a better father, because I’ve got myself sorted in this way, and I can really be there for him.”

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

Aaron B healed from Lymphocytic Colitis and Ankylosing Spondylitis on the carnivore diet

Coach Aaron lives in Waco, Texas, where he is a licensed massage therapist as well as an instructor and personal trainer. As a child, he grew up always hearing from his mother that fat and meat were bad. Aaron’s mom was an herbalist and always taught him as a kid that fat and meat were bad. His father was more animal-based. He brought home chicharrones and cow tongue from his job at a tortilla factory.

Aaron eventually decided to become a massage therapist after receiving assistance from one following a back injury. But, he would need the animal-based influence from his father!

When Aaron developed colon problems years later, the symptoms were severe. “Upset stomach; urgency to get up and go to the restroom first thing when I wake up. I had runny stools, and I was just cramping and bloating with some nausea.”

He was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis in 2010 and had to take medication to control the symptoms. “I was on Asacol, which is a medicine that I was told I was gonna have to take for the rest of my life. I haven’t been taking it, so it’s been years.”

Aaron used his mom’s treatment philosophy and was doing shakes and smoothies with kale, broccoli, and spinach but was still having a lot of problems. He was told he would need to be medicated for the rest of his life.

Things got worse when in 2016, Aaron was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and autoimmune arthritis. He saw four rheumatologists and was told he had the gene for this disease. He went on biologic drugs, Humira infusions, costing $6000/month.

In 2019, Aaron’s family were all doing ketogenic diets. His wife was baking a lot of keto-compliant sweetened cheesecakes and baking with nut flours. She used a lot of erythritol and other non-nutritive sweeteners, which can be very inflammatory for some individuals. Aaron continued to have severe problems.

In 2020, his wife suggested a carnivore diet for Aaron and his son. “In 2019, we were all doing keto, and with the colitis I had going I was still suffering because of the nut flours, the digestive inhibitors that are in almonds and stuff…in 2020… I thought ‘really? A carnivore diet? I don’t know about that-I don’t know if I want to go all animal-based. I don’t think that’s sustainable.”

Aaron looked for information about the diet and found the Joe Rogan interview with Dr. Shawn Baker. When he watched it, he thought “Wow this is something I’m going to have to commit to.”

Aaron then went on the carnivore diet, and it solved all the problems he was having!

He has been off Humira for over a year since then, with no problems. Aaron finds that his dental health has improved, as has a chronic foot and toe infection. Even his sense of smell is better, and a long-term anxiety issue is solved. He is now committed to this way of eating!

Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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