Oxalate sensitivity

Real People, Real Results​

Kassandra reverses a lifetime of obesity

Before: a good acne day…
Before: forced photo at my largest

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. 

By my mid 20’s I was 270+lbs, and I had PCOS, lipedema, keratosis pilaris, bad acne, and extreme  joint pain. 

Lost 100 lbs in my late twenties biggest loser style. My legs didn’t shrink much but I felt better because I was thinner. 

Then I watched “Sugar: a bitter at truth” by Dr. Lustig and gave up sugar for 3 months. 

10 months the later, I welcomed my first happy accident son into the world. 

I eased up my sugar restrictions but still restricted calories and over exercised. Couldn’t lose weight. Blamed it on the birth control so I stopped it and got another happy accident. 

My second pregnancy had complications because of extreme weight gain and failed glucose test.  Then I tried keto at the permission of my OB and stopped gaining weight. Had a healthy baby.


Listened to a bunch of YouTube lectures from keto conventions and heard about carnivore.  I still wasn’t gaining but couldn’t stop binging so I looked up what little I could on carnivore and tried 90 days.  That was over 2.5 years ago. I’m leaner than Ive ever been in my life. No more PCOS, acne, or joint pain. My lipedema is shrinking and reduced a lot. Keratosis has reduced 95%. 


I can’t weigh myself because I still struggle with scale anxiety but I’m a S/M (dress size 6/8) and I spent most of my life in XL/XXL so I feel like I have a new body with more energy in my thirties than I had in my teens. 

Maria healed battle with eczema, managing her high histamine issues with carnivore

Maria lives in northern Michigan with her husband. Maria’s father was Lebanese, and was “raised there and came here when he was in his late teens” so she grew up eating a Mediterranean-style diet. She says she “never had a weight problem or any health problems growing up, and I had five sisters, and we were all pretty healthy.”

When she “got to my college years” Maria discovered “pizza and beer, and fast food, and the weight started coming on.” She saw her weight go up and then suffered a broken leg in a car accident. While bedridden, she saw “the weight really came on…that was back in the 90s and ever since then I’ve battled my weight.”

In 2015, Maria contracted Lyme disease. “I got bitten by a tick and had the bullseye rash, and the glands, fever, and aches, but my doctor at the time didn’t really know much about it.” Three months after her bite, Maria was given some antibiotics.

Also in 2015, Maria went on a ketogenic diet, and “I lost a ton of weight-it was super easy.” She lost 40 pounds in about 8 months, though a move, a new job, and more stress caused her to gain all the weight back in only three months.

Maria’s husband spent 13 years in prison, due to his affiliations with the Mafia. Maria says, “I had waited for him while he was in prison, and my goal was to get super thin and get fit, because he was really fit, and I wanted to look good for him. I did everything I could… I starved myself, I tried keto again, I did all these different things, and nothing worked.”

She realized this was because of Lyme disease, and says, “it was like my body broke, my whole metabolism just broke.” She thought she felt “old and achy.” She was bloated, and her joints ached so much that she had trouble getting off the floor. She had heartburn “so bad I was popping Tums like candy.” Her eyes were watery, she was sneezing a lot, and she even “had tooth and gum pain,” as well as brain fog, hives, and eczema.

After searching, she found Dr. Baker, Michaela Peterson, and other carnivore stories. She decided to try it and did a strict carnivore diet for one month. “All of the eczema, rashes and everything I was dealing with went away!” She did briefly return to her old diet, but symptoms reminded her of her carnivore experience, so she transitioned back to it, again finding the results she needed.

Maria has now gotten rid of the long list of medications she was on; “I started walking several miles and even running here and there, and is overall much better. Even her mood and energy levels have returned.

“I could go on and on about how good I feel on this… I’m still astounded!”

Katherine’s lupus flares have subsided since starting the carnivore diet

Six months ago, Katherine was riddled with debilitating symptoms from lupus, GERD, PCOS, bipolar disorder, asthma, and hypothyroidism. She was taking 15 medications and grew concerned as her weight increased. “I was miserable!” she shares with Revero coach Nate.

Feeling hopeless and ready to give up, Katherine learned that a close friend eliminated many food allergies and other health issues on a carnivore diet. Katherine decided to try it for herself, especially after learning about the effects of oxalates in plant foods. “It was getting harder to figure out how to get full, and I was gaining weight from being on antidepressants and as a result of PCOS,” she recalls. “My friend sent me links and introduced me to groups to help me get started. Within the first week, I lost 10 pounds!” Initial weight loss on a carnivore diet is typically due to lowering inflammation and eliminating water weight, but it was enough to keep Katherine motivated to continue.

Almost immediately, Katherine noticed relief from lupus flare-ups that had previously caused constant joint pain and fatigue. “I’ve noticed a decrease in my aches and pains, and my GERD symptoms are completely gone now without any medication. My anxiety has subsided as well!”

Katherine has a great tip on how to stay full and combat cravings on a carnivore diet. Her top recommendation? Get an air fryer! “If I’m craving carbs, I take some pork or beef fat and throw it in the air fryer and cook it until crispy,” she explains. “That kills off any cravings I have for carbs or sweets.” She keeps her meals simple, often with steak or rotisserie chicken as the main course. Once a week, she prepares a delicious breakfast casserole featuring sausage, feta cheese, and eggs. “I used to be a habitual eater and ate my feelings,” she shares. “But I find that protein keeps me full, and I practice intermittent fasting.”

Katherine was surprised at how prioritizing fat in her diet has helped her lose weight. She’s lost 122 pounds in her first six months on carnivore, going from 312 pounds to 190 pounds. She says she no longer needs the validation of numbers on the scale. “I feel great going from size 3X and 4X clothing to sizes medium and large!”

Other non-scale victories include keeping up with her energetic five and six-year-olds. “I had days before carnivore when I couldn’t even get out of bed,” she recalls. “Now, I’m up at 5 AM and go non-stop all day. I’ve got so much energy now that I run my kids down! They tell me, ‘Mommy, you need to slow down!’”

Katherine is delighted to find that the painful lesions she used to have from lupus flare-ups have entirely disappeared, and some of the open wounds she had from older lesions are healing well on a carnivore diet. “I thought I’d be stuck with hypothyroidism forever, but I’m off all my medication now. Also, I haven’t had any cysts from PCOS.”

Her journey is far from complete, but Katherine is so happy to share her story in hopes that others may find relief as she has. “Jump in head first!” she cheers. “Don’t just stick your toe in!”

Jenae helped heal her Lyme disease and thyroid on a carnivore diet

At 18 years old, Jenae was diagnosed with end stage chronic Lyme disease. After transitioning to a carnivore diet and implementing cold laser therapy, she has successfully put her symptoms into remission.

“I had neurological Lyme disease, so I experienced constant brain fog, headaches, and joint pain,” Jenae shares with Revero coach Tracy. “I couldn’t drive for a very long time, and I experienced excessive sweating as one of the autoimmune symptoms.” At the time, Jenae was enrolled in college classes, and she struggled to have enough energy to make it through her day, and would spend hours sleeping after class. The fatigue was nearly unbearable. “I learned that my body is very sensitive to oxalates, so I knew I needed to avoid plant foods as much as possible.”

Jenae had some success on a ketogenic diet, but found it was easy to get caught up in baking low-carb versions of her favorite sweets and treats. She was looking for a way to address her Lyme disease symptoms through nutritional therapy rather than a pill, so she looked online for information and found Mikhaila Peterson’s story about how she put herself in remission from several autoimmune disorders while following a version of the carnivore diet. “I was taking a bunch of herbal supplements and working with a functional medicine doctor, but I wasn’t seeing any progress,” she recalls. “So I decided to try a carnivore diet.”

Jenae’s first attempt at carnivore did not go as planned. “The first time, I jumped right in, but failed after a week. I realized it works better for me to eliminate foods slowly so it’s not such a shock to my system. I also realized I need to supplement with more electrolytes.” Jenae was struggling with her weight at the time, so she had implemented intermittent fasting, and continued this as she first transitioned to carnivore. “I was only eating meat and still trying to fast, which was not a good idea. So for my second attempt, I stopped intermittent fasting and slowly transitioned from keto with avocados and coconut oil to carnivore with eventually no plant foods.”

In an effort to treat Lyme disease and her thyroid condition, Jenae continued on a carnivore diet and finally started to see improvement. “My thyroid was significantly affected by Lyme disease, and I almost had full-blown Hashimoto’s disease. But I’ve been able to lessen that since following a carnivore diet, and my energy has greatly improved.”

In conjunction with changing her diet, Jenae has had incredible results from cold laser therapy. “It’s an alternative therapy using a low level laser that seems to work well for autoimmune conditions,” she explains. “Along with the carnivore diet, cold laser therapy completely catapulted my healing process. With these two things, I have completely gone into remission and the inflammation in my body is gone.” Jenae is now able to enjoy intense workouts and has gotten down to a healthy weight. Jenae plans to keep going with an animal-based diet to keep her symptoms at bay, and enjoys helping others as a carnivore diet coach to help them find healing and develop a plan that works best for them.

Ina found her way out of pain and misery on a carnivore diet

My name is Ina, and this is my story.

It all started from birth I suppose. I never experienced any major health issues, I was an extremely energetic kid, but I dreaded afternoon sleeping and eating in general. (Just for the record, 7 yo, 19 kg). Everyone thought I was super allergic to the nitrates, the skin and the seeds in vegetables and fruits, as every time I ate them – I had an immediate response in the shape of urticaria, swollen lips, eyelids, or itchy inflammatory rash.

Little that we knew, my father’s kidney stone issue/compromised ability to expel oxalates was something I inherited. (I don’t think he has much oxalobacter by default either, the only difference is – he’s never been on antibiotics, so the problem rises occasionally, but he has a normal and fulfilling life, full of sports and his diet is very good.) 

It all sort of subsided for me as I grew up, but continued at the background, appearing when I least expected. My first major kidney issues started in my teenage years, when I (why the hell?!)  became vegetarian. I also had plenty of fractures in those years (again no one suspected calcium in my body preferred the kidneys, not the bones). A kidney crisis from time to time used to put me in hospital. But hell really broke loose in the spring of 2012. 

I had a kidney infection that was resolved by a course of an antibiotic, just for the symptoms to come back with vengeance a month later. And they never left for the next 8 years.Little that I knew, it was only about to get worse. Ever since – not a single urine or blood test, pcr, sterile, or any other revealed the presence of bacteria/virus and I have been tested for everything under the sun.  What they all revealed though: 

The parasitology in Sofia was the first to point out in the right direction after testing my 24h urine. The sample was clean of pathogens, yet, full of epithelial cells, traces of blood, all visible with a naked eye.

We found a fantastic microbiologist, who took my case very personally and tried everything to help. But even he said – “I dont understand, I have never seen such an abundance of epithelial cells, there must be an ongoing response, possibly an infection.”

He thought that my own body is attacking me for some mysterious reason. He was sort of right. But it wasn’t until a few years later that I joined the dots. My body was not attacking me, my body was attacking the oxalates, deeply embedded in my soft tissues. I was peeling from the inside and no one knew why. Instead, unable or incompetent or purely business oriented doctors started experimenting on me.

As no progress was ever achieved, they all resorted to referrals to other ‘specialists’, usually psychiatrists, neurologists, etc, who overmedicated me and tried to convince my family I was crazy. I think this was the rock bottom of it all. To be labeled mentally unfit, or oversensitive, OR DEPRESSED when you are peeing the skin of your own organs out while trying to protect the emotions of those you love is a tragedy.

This is when I started planning and postponing ‘an accident’, because I just could not face my father anymore, every morning, asking me if I feel any better than the day before. I am crying while writing this and no, I was not depressed. I was in pain, no matter what conventional medicine conveniently translates that into.

The symptoms were: constant kidney pain, mostly sharp, as a knife cut, sometimes dull and extensive, sometimes like electricity shocks(at my worst I was literally blacking out of pain), sometimes right kidney, sometimes left kidney, sometimes both. Pain was moving, so I felt it in my ureters and bladder and particularly – in my urethra.

It felt like this, imagine it, please: You shatter a glass bottle in small sharp pieces. You fill your shoes with them. You put them on without socks, and you live without EVER taking them off for the next 8 years of your life while everyone around you is dancing through life and questioning your sitting in the corner.

It is not unbearable, there are no words that can describe this darkest circle of hell. No actual diagnosis that explains it all was ever given, but hundreds of umbrella terms, painfully familiar (chronic, idiopathic, autoimmune, etc) were ascribed to my ever worsening condition. I lived somehow, trying everything on earth while being on a regular supply of antibiotics and painkillers. 

Fast forward to May 2018.

Pain multiplied to the point of me being unable to work, function or continue on my own, so my absolute legends of parents took me home for the next 6 months, determined to solve the problem once and for all. I turned into a very sick baby, who had lost all its independence, most opportunities and a fair amount of people.

My grandfather was a very respected and renowned doctor of Sports medicine and so we were lucky (we thought at the time) that we could access the best. Without sparing any time, effort or funds, we started going from one hospital to another, from one highly recommended specialist to the next. The head of the nephrology unit in a major hospital, arrogant beyond belief, just shouted at me and my dad, a week after my last operation that I ‘should drink bicarbonate of soda and get on with my life’.

His co-worker, who performed the operation in the university hospital, said ‘I have seen this idiopathic inflammation, there is no cure for it, so cheer up, you are young, I will refer you to a neurologist.’ But after 4 very invasive operations, cutting, dilating, stretching, and unblocking previously caused by operation blocks, I was on my way out. I was on a 16 hour drip of the strongest antibiotics (for sepsis), morphine, all my veins were popping, so I had IV-s in my ankles, I was 37 kg, i could not eat and I was prescribed benzodiazepines and an anticonvulsant at that point.

This is when we found a private clinic in London which had a high success rate in treating patients like me through an experimental therapy of systemic high dose antibiotics. Their theory was of a deeply embedded stealth infection, which I am sure is the case for many, but was definitely not for me. Nevermind. We went for it as we simply didn’t have any choice left at the time. The waiting list was 4 months.

I packed my bag and flew back to the UK. For the next two years I was put on a very high dose of 2 (sometimes 3) types of antibiotics daily, indefinitely. They adapted them based on my urine epi cells count, wbc count and my symptoms, but they never really changed anything drastically, apart from giving me hope that maybe…..in the long term…..you know, maybe I will be lucky this time.

Fast Forward to June 2020. 

I live in the UK, I am highly addicted to the two benzos(between 3 and (on a bad day)10 mg a day, which is the only thing that took the edge of the pain away), the anticonvulsant is gradually raised from 75mg to 600 daily, (which is a tenfold of 8 times in less than 2 years!), I am taking potent painkillers, barely touching the pain as if they are sweets, the 2 systemic hardcore antibiotics were ruining me, and in the meantime – I try everything that I found about, chinese herbs, tinctures, supplements, physio, fasting, even bloody god damn veganism for a bit (huge mistake, completely incompatible with life or my problem, specifically).

I just didn’t know enough yet. My short term memory was severely impacted, my concentration was out the window, I could not sleep/wake up without pills, I could not maintain a normal relationship, job or even a conversation, because I simply felt nothing, but pain and I hated myself for that.

I really, really wanted to live a good life and pursue my dreams, and unburden my family(emotionally) but that was not happening. So a plan had to be made. The plan was simple, if by the end of 2020 there was no improvement, I was done trying. And I want to point out – no doctor has EVER responded positively, to any of our questions about the food – health connection. None. Not one. They were more than happy to take the money though and leave me even more disabled than before meeting them and then pass me on to the next medical vulture like a piece of useless flesh. 

Roughly at this point I found out about the carnivore diet, about Shawn Baker, Mikhaila Peterson, Sally Norton, Paul Saladino and so on and so on and these people saved my life and are nothing short of saints to me. I thought – ok, that is my last chance. I have to go for it and I have to go all in.

I stopped all my medications stone cold(which I do not recommend to anyone!). That put me in, well, I thought I knew what hell felt like, I was only about to find out. 

It felt like dying of pain and fear every single second of every minute, of every hour, of every day for the next month. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I was shaking, puking, having nosebleeds, my heart was racing. Abstinence together with an excruciating pain because your body is full of oxalates that are chopping your insides is what hell is made of, if anyone ever wonders.

I began the carnivore diet slowly, eating lamb and bacon. Lockdowns had started, so I didn’t have to go to work and suffer in silence anymore, I could just experiment with that meat thing, feel as weak as I needed to during the adaptation period(1 month btw). I didn’t have much energy in the beginning for much more than sunbathing in the garden, free to feel unhidden pain. High-calcium foods like dairy did not do me good (and still don’t) but meat and fish were a whole different story.

I still can’t tolerate dairy and other things, but I am ok with just meat, fish, eggs and fish roe for the moment. I do experiments every few months, adding things to my diet(for example, I tried yogurt recently, as I have always loved it, but I wish I didn’t, eggs only came back to me a month ago, etc). Sometimes successfully, sometimes not, but what happened altogether is on the following list:

  • I am finally sleeping.
  • I am off all prescription medication.
  • I have so much more energy and (please don’t laugh) joie de vivre!
  • My body composition is optimal.
  • Everything heals quicker (I had an old snowboard knee trauma, that healed 3 weeks into eating meat).
  • I tan quickly, do not burn and I hardly fade. My skin is clear, my nails and hair are strong. 
  • My period is like a clock now. 

About once a month, there are a few days when oxalates are leaving my body and I pee these sharp crystals, but I recover quicker and I have more breathing space between the difficult days now. Also – I am seeing the pattern of oxalate dumping, when I eat something with a high calcium content(or at least that is my case, which is something i need to work out, so I can have strong bones too).

  • Pain is so much less, I can function almost completely normally and do not take any painkillers, which itself says a lot. 
  • My focus, concentration and memory have never been as good.
  • Altogether, I feel calmer, brave and optimistic, not drained, scared and doomed anymore, because I know it is a matter of time, will and resilience. 

I know it is a long process, but results really don’t lie and I am convinced that this is the right path and I am so happy more and more people are tuning in. 

My mother told me that there are no failures, there are only lessons, while we were discussing the fact that despite my personal growth and the million books I have read, my professional CV suffered in the past 9 years. I suppose this is how I justify these 30% of my life. By not quitting, but finding the way out of pain and misery.

I have to think like that if I am to ever overcome the sorrow of having all this time lost to pain. To hell with everyone who is afraid, sceptical or neglecting the health tragedies that curse millions of lives. And the health benefits that the carnivore diet (plus I cannot stress enough LOW oxalate diet) has to offer. We can do better. Our minds and bodies are one.

I am not underestimating the fact that I also changed my thinking, perspectives on future, friendships, love and society. I do yoga and listen to my body and mind, without the old sense of guilt and hatred. Our bodies speak to us, we better start listening to them, before they start screaming. You can trust me, and the millions who are on their way back from that. You don’t want to go there. Give your body the fuel it desires and watch it go far. 

Thank you again, for saving my life and for continuing to save other people’s lives.

I am sending you a photo of my last crisis, I am keeping them in napkins in a special reality check box now. All in our heads, right?

Kindest regards and thank you on behalf of all the people who love me, on behalf of those I am helping now(this is quite amazing, but a whole different topic) and on behalf of my healing kidneys, heart and mind. You saved me.


Jean heals from kidney stones on a carnivore diet

Kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate, and a research paper published in the journal European Urology in 2012 estimated that 8.8% of women and 10.6% of men have kidney stones. They’re more prevalent in obese people, though many non-obese people get them too.

Jean is one of those people who get calcium oxalate stones. She said, “I’ve had 5 sitting in my kidneys for 5 years.” Where do calcium oxalate stones originate? They happen when a common plant toxin, oxalates, binds with calcium. If the concentration is high enough, which happens if we don’t drink enough water or if we eat oxalates, stones result.

Foods such as spinach, rhubarb, rice bran, buckwheat, almonds, and miso are very high in oxalates. These foods can rob the body of needed calcium, as our bodies use calcium to excrete poisonous oxalates. The result is lower calcium levels, and potentially also the formation of oxalate stones.

Jean said, “My urologist monitors them with either x-ray or CT scan annually. I’ve been keeping those same 5 stones the same size & adding no more stones by limiting my oxalates, taking K2 daily, and drinking lots of water, ever since a bad 4 day hospitalization in 2012 with 2 lithotripsy procedures for a 10mm stone.”

Passing a kidney stone, even after lithotripsy (using ultrasound to crush the stone into smaller bits) is one of the most painful things a person can experience. Patients commonly describe it as “urinating broken glass with rocks in it.”

Jean has been working on helping her body not make more stones and get rid of the ones she has by avoiding oxalate-rich plant foods and drinking enough water. Sounds like it’s working: “Well, I never dreamed I’d be able to make them “disappear“! (Now, I did have strep throat about 2.5 months ago, which led to temporarily decreased water consumption and a stone 1 week later that took me to the ER for pain meds. And I passed that stone later that next day. So…down to 4 stones.)”

As Jean continued to work with her diet and focus on meat-based foods while avoiding plant-based foods, she began to see some evidence of the healing magic at work: “Today, my CT showed only 2 stones! Whaaaat?!?!? I honestly don’t know if they dissolved or if my body just painlessly passed them.”

Jean credits her carnivore diet with the magical disappearance of her kidney stones: “I’ve been a stone sufferer for 9+ years, keto for 8+ years, and carnivore for 1.5 months. The only change that I made that correlates with this kidney stone miracle is carnivore!” Even her doctor was happy, and encouraged her to keep going: “My doctor was thrilled, said my kidneys looked so much better, and to keep doing what I’m doing.”

Jean is grateful: “Thank you God for leading me to this WOE, cause those spiky jokers hurt worse than childbirth!!”

Lisa treats stomach ulcers on carnivore diet

Lisa, 54, has successfully treated chronic stomach ulcers, improved her digestion, and reduced inflammation and fatigue since she began following the carnivore diet a year and a half ago.

Lisa had been following a paleo diet for about seven years, consisting of meat, dairy, salads, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. She avoided all grains and gluten. “When I was 53, I was not feeling very healthy,” she recalls. “I was gaining weight, I felt inflamed, and I would have bouts of fatigue that would hit and I’d just feel wiped out for five days.” She struggled to get a restful night’s sleep due to hip pain and major digestive problems.

“I had struggled with stomach ulcers since I was 18,” Lisa explains. “I had an endoscopy done and the doctor saw layers and layers of scar tissue from ulcers that had healed as well as new open wounds, and was concerned that at some point, this could mean I may develop stomach cancer.” At the time, she also suffered from a frozen shoulder, which lasted for 18 months and was the worst pain she had ever felt.

Lisa decided to try the carnivore diet, and within 30 days, she dropped 15 pounds and immediately noticed her digestion had improved, and her stomach started to feel better. “I was no longer bloated, and my energy level went up. It was really like turning on a switch as to how good I felt after eliminating non-animal products like plants from my diet.” Lisa primarily ate steaks, hamburgers, pork, chicken, seafood, and all dairy products. In the beginning, she also included some other foods such as avocado, almonds, dark chocolate, and coffee.

After about 10 months, Lisa was feeling better and wanted to try adding greens back into her diet. “I made it for three weeks, but I was going downhill so fast and started to feel inflamed, and my digestion was a mess. I felt irritated and realized that I cannot eat plant anti-nutrients.” Within a week of eliminating them, Lisa felt better again.

However, her frozen shoulder pain returned. Lisa eventually realized that the avocados, almonds, and dark chocolate (high-oxalate foods) were the likely culprits for her pain. “I immediately cut those things out, and also eliminated coffee. Within 30 days, my frozen shoulder was about 90% gone, and eventually subsided.” Lisa took a closer look at the foods she was eating, and tested each one to see if she should continue including it. This led her to eliminate chicken, fish, and most dairy items. “I was surprised to find that I can eat eggs again! This was a big game-changer for me. Removing these items did the trick for me. I no longer have ulcers, and I’m cured of a lifelong problem of allergies that had at one time sent me to the ER.”

Additionally, Lisa’s getting her best sleep ever, dropped an additional 13 pounds, and is enjoying clear, youthful skin at age 54. Also, her son and husband have joined her on her carnivore journey. “We all feel phenomenal!” she exclaims. “This has been a life-changer for all of us!”

Keri loses weight and improves strength on a carnivore diet

Keri found the weight loss answer she had been looking for with a carnivore diet, and improving her physical strength was an added bonus.

At 50 years old, Keri was done with “yo-yo dieting” and wanted to find something that works. “I began following the ketogenic diet and the protocol as accurately as possible,” she recalls. “I followed the guidance from some very well-grounded individuals in the health and science industries, and the data I found convinced me that there was something to the ketogenic diet.” Keri had moderate success with low-carb eating, and eventually lost 65 pounds over the course of nine months.

“Unfortunately, I soon fell back into old habits,” Keri explains. “The ketogenic diet was just a little too generous in terms of vegetables and fruits. It was the vegetables that tripped me up and created an entirely different entity around how I felt.” She didn’t realize the impact that the vegetables were having on her digestion, and she began to experience discomfort. “The vegetables wreaked so much havoc on my body.” In a matter of 4 months, Keri gained back 25 pounds that she had previously lost. “I threw out my progress for the sake of Christmas goodies, and needless to say, that came with some serious regret.”

With the start of a new year, Keri decided to investigate further into a zero-carb way of eating, and discovered more information on the carnivore diet. “Somehow, through a miracle, I was led to Dr. Shawn Baker, and the rest is history! I am now approaching 100 pounds of weight loss with 38 of those pounds can be attributed to the carnivore diet.” Keri lost the additional weight over the course of four months.

“To say I feel fantastic is the understatement of understatements!” Keri declares. “I can now sense when I’ve been eating too much fat; I can feel it in my body. I can also tell when I’ve eaten the right amount of protein, because I also feel that fantastic balance. I get better and smarter and wiser. I feel stronger and younger, too!”

Keri’s mobility, strength and flexibility has also improved during her carnivore journey. “I can now get up from the floor with no effort,” she reports. “That thrills me, because there was a time in my life when I practically had to roll onto my side just to be able to stand up with the assistance of nearby furniture. Thinking back to that body, it mortifies me that I carried all of that excess weight around with me.” Keri has noticed she’s able to build muscle more easily, even with very little exercise (which she plans to do more frequently as she continues to heal.)

Additionally, Keri has felt the benefits of eliminating high-oxalate foods like vegetables. “I thought I was doing myself favors by eating vegetables, but now I’m finally feeling the benefits of the oxalates leaving my system.”

Keri offers advice to those curious about the carnivore diet, which has even provided firmer, brighter skin. “For anyone who is at their wit’s end, or you care about what’s happening to our food sources, I encourage you to investigate the carnivore way of eating. It’s been the most profound change I’ve ever experienced in my body.”

Carly got scurvy from eating fruit and healed it on a carnivore diet

Hello, I have a younger point of view than most I know and I hope it is useful. My name is Carly, and I am a tenth grader in America.

I almost died

Lets start with my early life. I was born to a long line of diabetics, those with chronic diseases, and obesity. My mother was a diabetic at age sixteen. I was born ill, with one kidney and one-half of the other. I got a liver disease in my toddler stage, had colic from a young age, and nearly died on multiple occasions from my own illnesses. Age six and I gained extreme amounts of weight, I got depressed, and overall I lost my childish nature. I had a gigantic amount of mental and physical problems for almost my whole life, and it kept getting worse. In 2016 my mother died and it ruined my A average, thankfully it was just a bout of fatigue and regret. 

Getting scurvy

Past that, lets get into the thing that made me start dieting. I got scurvy in 2016 eating fruit. Yes, I ate fruit and got scurvy. That was from me also eating pounds of glucose daily. Now, a disclaimer: I never stuck to a diet for more than a week because of a severe Candida infection which just now is going away, so I have a renewed resolve to stick to this lifestyle. I cleared up my scurvy with lemonade, turned Paleo. I went from 160lbs at 5ft to 150lbs. I added tomatoes and potatoes which made me gain another five pounds. I decided to go low-lectin and I felt the best there. I only ate meat, leafy greens, and citrus. I got down to 120lbs in a week. I of course, had to screw it up and go Keto which led to Pescetarianism. I dropped to 106lbs in June of 2017. I was anorexic, dying, and felt horrible. My kidneys were failing from oxalates. I’d die from renal failure as did my mother. I missed 9/10 days of school(somehow passed).

Carnivore like the wolves

In July, one whole exact year from this diet exploration, I go carnivore. I have always loved wolves, even tried going carnivore once before but was told no(good idea because I was going to do it with just the meat my mother made). As soon as I did my energy skyrocketed, my depression fled, and I gained weight back. My kidneys were back to normal. I fell off a lot, and I blamed myself for being weak. It was not weakness, it was the Candida driving me to binge and purge on sugar every week. I now weigh 134lbs at 5′.5″. 

No organs for me

 I detailed every resource and looked up so much on diet, I read every source I could. I knew in January of 2017 you could live off just meat, but I thought you needed all the organs. In July I found people who lived healthily off just ground beef. I was ecstatic, dear gods, I was so happy. Now I eat at four-six at night and ten at night. Two meals, usually raw or quickly seared conventional 73/27 ground beef with pastured eggs, seared conventional beef heart, boiled wild fish, and raw conventional beef liver. I do drink milk every so often, but dairy is causing problems now so I’ll drop it.

Growing and getting stronger

Of course. Since starting in 2017 I gained and maintain an above average lean mass of 105lbs, my face looks more defined and stronger, I have no more acne, my hair is thicker and grows fast, and my nails are more solid and harder. Of course digestive issues are also gone as well. My food choices have actually changed to pork, cheese, and milk starting a year ago. It changed none of my benefits though. 

Natasha improved reproductive health, sex, endometriosis on carnivore diet

I just wanted to share a simple story to help get the word out there. Back in 2006 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I mentioned to the doctor that I thought I was too young (25y/o) to be diagnosed with that condition. She told me normally yes but with all the hormones in food it’s not surprising and that there is nothing I can do about it other than pain control. 

Fast forward to 2012 and I was having severe pain and sought out a doctor to have surgery for the second time. The doctor spoke to me about food and how to care for the endometriosis without surgery. Staying away from red meat was something he advised and which I followed. It seemed to have work for a bit (after I had the second surgery and told I have the highest stage possible). About a year and a half ago I was in so much pain I was looking to have surgery again and for some reason or another, I never got booked in.

I should mention at these times I was following your typical body building diet. I heard Shawn on the Joe Rogan podcast and I was quite intrigued by the information I heard and decided to give it a try, mainly because I was sick of eating 6 times a day. I was also so worried about the red meat and the endo I asked Shawn twice about it and he assured me there wasn’t enough hormones in the meat to contribute to the condition. 

As scared and skeptical as I was, I continued. Its now been a year carnivore (with some slips) but I am so happy to say I have been pain free for about 4 months. One day I just realized I wasn’t complaining of pain anymore and no pain with sex at all which was huge for me before. I also noticed at the same time the pain went away, I developed what I think is oxalate dumping at the same time and the rashes and blisters are all around my abdomen. 

Not sure if that is a coincidence or not but it’s definitely something I am now paying attention to. I haven’t been sick in ages. Im leaner, stronger and the healthiest I have ever been and that I must thank Shawn for getting the word out there. It’s changed my life.

Listen to Natasha’s interview on the Carnivore.Diet.com podcast below:

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