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Martin lost anxiety, paranoia, fatigue, rhinitis on carnivore diet

After years of experimentation with keto and paleo diets, always allowing cheat days, I took the plunge into carnivory and have not looked back. All I eat is beef and butter.

Anxiety, paranoia, fatigue and allergic rhinitis all vanished in a matter of weeks. My lifting regimen is energizing instead of exhausting, and my body is strong in ways I thought were impossible for me.

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.

Hilary improved inflammation, healed chronic back pain on carnivore diet

Hello, my name is Hilary. Let me tell you about what the carnivore diet did for me after years of ill health.


Starving but still overweight


I started struggling with my weight when I was a teenager. I was never the thinnest pre-teen or high school girl, but I was always a normal healthy weight. In my late teens and early 20’s, I ballooned to 230lbs only standing 5’6 tall. I desperately tried to lose weight by getting personal training, cutting calories, crash dieting, weight loss pills, weight loss wraps, you name it and I tried it! I had some success with these strategies, but it was always short lived. I was able to get under 200lbs and stay there for the latter half of my 20’s, but always creeping dangerously close to that dreaded 200lb marker. I tried weight loss programs where I counted calories, I tried mail order diet food that tasted terrible and always left me starving.


Symptoms before carnivore


At 30, I decided I had enough. I knew I needed to make a drastic change in my life.

My symptoms before starting carnivore were:

  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Joint Pain
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Mood Swings
  • Sugar addiction
  • Loss of vision at night
  • Migraines
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Mild Hair Loss
  • Tarter build up
  • Low back pain

Giving carnivore a shot


I began researching the low carb/ketogenic/carnivore diet regiments through YouTube videos, Instagram accounts, peer reviewed scientific articles, podcasts, and websites. I was terrified to try it and realized the psychological struggle was going to be severe. I committed to trying this way of eating (May 17, 2019) and my husband agreed to give it a shot, too. We have never looked back.


I was terrified to try it and realized the psychological struggle was going to be severe.


Weight loss and so much more


Yes, the weight loss is fabulous, but it is the psychological benefits that have kept me loyal to this lifestyle. I no longer have extreme depression or mood swings. I am not unpredictable and driven by food cravings. My marriage has been stronger as a result of this way of eating. Not only have I shed close to 40 pounds, I’ve eliminated the chronic pain in my lower back, I no longer suffer from joint inflammation, migraines are a thing of the past, and I see new growth on my thickening hair! I honestly can’t believe how beneficial this has been. If I had known sooner, I would have started this as a teenager and saved myself a lot of heartache and depression for over a decade. I look and feel younger, I look forward to my work and have reignited the passion for my profession.


I honestly can’t believe how beneficial this has been. If I had known sooner, I would have started this as a teenager and saved myself a lot of heartache and depression for over a decade.




I usually stick to one meal a day. The key to my success on carnivore has been combining intermittent fasting. It is really important for me to listen to hunger signals and I’ve come to realize that most of my eating was based on emotion and not a nutritional need. Once I tapped into my body’s signals, it was much easier to track how I felt and what I needed. I usually eat one large meal a day of steak, mozzarella cheese, and sometimes bacon and eggs. I supplement my water with electrolyte packets, and occasionally I take meat organ supplements to help balance my low hemoglobin levels. I’ve always suffered from anemia so I pay close attention to my numbers and test my blood using a ketone monitor daily.


If you have any of the above symptoms, please give carnivore a shot for 30 days.


You have nothing to lose and your entire life to gain back!

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.

Jane healed depression, and anxiety on a carnivore diet

My story is one of mental health transformation as well as other health challenges.

I’m a 50 year old woman from Australia and in the past few months it seems I have resolved my Bipolar Type II using a carnivore diet.  
During my one year on a ketogenic diet I have lost 17 kilos of fat (37 lbs) which is half way to my goal.  I’m only 163cm (5’3″) and still weigh 78Kg, (171lbs) so I have a way to go yet.  
My health is transformed.  Severe tooth decay, weight gain, constant colds and chest infections, allergies, acne seborrhaic dermatitis and in more recent years, joint pain were just some of my ailments.  But none of them comes close to the life crippling effects of the mental health issues. 
I had a history of vegetarianism and vegan tendencies in my 20’s which correlated with my severe Bipolar breakdown.  In my pre-teen and adolescence years I had joined in with my mum’s extreme low fat Pritikan diet, during which time I had severe cystic acne and depression.  
Then, in my 20’s, I went on to have horrible hypo-mania and depression that was life crippling and because of it, I nearly didn’t get my degree.  Throughout my 30’s and 40’s, I had ongoing struggles to survive mentally and emotionally.   I was not taking psychiatric medication after an initial trial of lithium which I found intolerable, but just doing my best to manage the Bipolar symptoms on my own and trying to deliver on my responsibilities at work, relationships, self care etc.
From the outside I was high functioning so many people would never ever suspect anything was up, but scratch just a little below the surface, and there was a whirling torrent of chaos and never ending turbulent mood swings that held me back in every direction.
I started Keto 12 months ago and 3 months into that journey,  I was able to stop self medicating with alcohol.  I’d been drinking heavily for 22 years, except during pregnancy.  A few months after that during the summer, I then came off my prescribed psych meds which, it just so happens, contribute to metabolic syndrome as one of their side effects!  I’d gone on them 12 months prior to starting keto due to a recent worsening of psych symptoms and high work-life stress that I wasn’t able to self manage any more.  
The psych meds were a life saver at the time, stopping runaway feelings of dread, ongoing anxiety which had amped up to being more like terror and racing thoughts and sleeplessness,  and I think those meds are the reason I could attempt the Keto, so they formed part of the chain of one positive step leading to another. 
After about 9 – 10 months on keto, and much research, I decided to give myself permission to eat as much red meat as I felt like and it turns out it was a lot.  It allowed me to stop eating nuts which caused tummy rumbles, to cut way back on cream and dairy, which had been a nightly dessert ritual along with stevia sweetener which I think triggers cravings for me, and to even give most of the green veggies a miss 90% of the time.  Satiation, and appetite control were new sensations.
Now, about 2 – 3 months into this diet of increased animal sourced foods, my anxiety is gone.  My depression is gone.  My impending sense of doom is gone.  I no longer experience the world as hostile.  I feel clear and able mentally.  I no longer judge myself as lacking or wrong.  I can see I am fine and I am looking around at the struggles I had with my life with sadness as it has all been so unnecessary. 

Self esteem which has been building since I stopped the drinking no longer seems to be something I have to work daily on.  Affirmations were my lifeline to replace negative thoughts, but now I can find positive ways of looking at my life spontaneously arising form my own mind.  I am telling a different narrative about myself.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart to you and all others in the Keto and Carnivore social media and research spheres. You people are the reasons I have arrived finally at a place where I have real hope I can fulfil my potential instead of devoting all my energies to survival and fighting demons.

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.

Steve cures Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a carnivore diet

Up until going carnivore, I had IBS for as long as I can remember. It seemed like literally everything I ate made me feel bloated. I have sometimes prevented myself from going to social functions or dating because of the amount of gas my body would generate, especially if I ate foods that were particularly carby. Whenever I felt that happening, I had to find ways to get away from people to get some sort of release (the smells were horrible too – I wanted to get checked for SIBO) and it was so often that the whole concept was annoying and frustrating.

Originally, I was introduced to keto through a friend who was trying to lose weight and had great success with it. At that point, I only knew of the weight loss benefits, but research taught me all of the other good benefits that come from keto. My friend mentioned that he had very little, if any gas, on keto and hearing that piqued my interest. I didn’t want to lose weight, but I was willing to try something new to get a remedy for my bodily functions. Eventually, I switched and had decent success with keto and was loving it. There were a few times that I cheated and ate like I used to, but I immediately regretted it. I realized how much worse I felt eating the old way.

Further research led me to a community on Reddit called Zero Carb (r/zerocarb). At first, I thought these people were nuts. Where’s the fiber? Do they not get constipated all of the time? Coming from a healthcare background with an interest in nutrition, this was startling. I read over numerous threads just to see what these people were saying and to my surprise, constipation wasn’t an issue. In fact, there were anecdotes of people getting their Crohn’s & Hirschsprung diseases under control, or essentially cured as well as anecdotes of mental health issues getting better, of which I have mild ones. The next step was giving this a test run.

The first try wasn’t too bad, but the lack of variety (only because I hate cooking) was difficult for me. I stayed with keto, but started trying to introduce more meat into my diet and learning to cook (or just learning easier ways). Through trial and error and persistence, I’ve now gotten to where I eat 90-95% carnivore and it’s definitely the best I’ve ever felt.

I rarely have gas, I don’t get bloated, I have more energy without spikes or crashes, my head feels clearer, I sleep better – I feel like a new person. I understand this way of eating would be difficult for most people, but WOW has it been a game changer. I could never go back to the old way.

I only wish I’d started this sooner.

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.

Peter improved blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, Crohn’s on carnivore diet

Six years ago, after dropping most carbs from my diet and relying mainly on meat protein and eggs, I lost 40kg and resolved Type-2 diabetes , my blood pressure normalized, my asthma resolved, my Crohns disease is in remission, and my gout vanished.

I used to take a handful of drugs everyday – now nothing.

Meat does heal! 

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.

Amy healed psoriasis, yeast overgrowth, brain fog on carnivore diet

For the majority of my life I have tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. i’ve eaten clean, exercised regularly, played often in the mountains and in the sun, practiced yoga and meditation, de-stressed with massage or acupuncture, used vitamins, supplements and oils and have maintained a regular, healthy sleep routine.

But I’ve continuously struggled MOST OF MY LIFE with the auto-immune disease psoriasis and various other frustrating health conditions. I have learned to manage these frustrations, but have been constantly discouraged with the lack of positive change or results regardless of my efforts. the pictures only represent a part of the story.

Besides having skin that is dry, flaking, and constantly irritated (all over my body), I have regularly experienced extreme muscle fatigue, chronic constipation and digestion issues/bloating, candida and yeast infections, cold sores, and dry/cracking lips, dry hair and nails, low energy, mild depression and mood swings, foggy-headedness, disorganized thoughts, memory issues, aura migraines, joint deterioration and aching joints, receding gums, and CONSTANTLY dealing with sinus infections, colds, or some sort of sickness… I have literally been sick at least 4 times a year for MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I have seen every type of practitioner you can think of… classical dermatologists, functional medicine doctors, Chinese medicine doctors, acupuncturists, energy healers, AND I have tried every type of treatment or home remedy I could find…celery juice, cilantro fasts (yes, it’s a thing), gluten-free, meat-free, and dairy free diets. I’ve also spent more money than you could imagine on prescription medication, lotions, potions, and even some gimmicks that have grand promises to heal me.

One year ago, out of complete desperation (and with a little support and information to get started from my sister), I decided to jump head first into the “carnivore” or “nose to tail” way of eating.

And this has completely transformed my life. It has taken a lot of experimentation, patience, and mindset shifts… But I believe this way of eating has healed my body from the inside out.

I am truly grateful for all the podcasters, doctors, anthropologists, scientists, health coaches, and regular people who have shared their own journeys and dedicated their time to helping others understand that this way of eating is the way we humans have evolved.

Not only has my psoriasis healed, but I have found profound improvements in other areas of my health as well: I haven’t been sick at all in the last 12 months (!!!), and all the symptoms I listed above have either completely healed or are at least 95% better and getting better each day. no more digestion issues or bloating, no more foggy-headedness, no more muscle fatigue, and no more yeast overgrowth. my sleep, focus, and mood have all greatly improved and I rarely have cravings or feel hungry. I feel motivated, energised, and overall healthier than I have EVER felt.

Here is what I eat daily:

  • organic coffee
  • organic heavy cream
  • grass fed beef (fatty steak, roast, or ground beef)
  • grass fed beef liver
  • bone broth
  • wild caught fish (mostly fatty salmon, sometimes tuna, shrimp, or scallops)
  • salt
  • sparkling mineral water
  • mineral water
  • magnesium powder
  • beef organ supplements


  • egg yolks
  • pickles
  • blueberries
  • avocado
  • raw cheese
  • dark chocolate

I still have some “cheats” here and there with a carb or veggie, but I have noticed over time that I don’t crave them, want them, or need them… and they don’t seem to affect me as negatively as they used to.

I am extremely grateful that I have stumbled across this way of eating and am happy to share my story with anyone who will listen 😉

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.

Melissa improved energy levels, mental health, inflammation on carnivore diet

 I am celebrating one year of carnivory, and so I thought it might be helpful to share and document the reasons for choosing this WOE, the symptoms I experienced before this WOE, my background and the current benefits I’m enjoying thus far. 

First, I was raised by a very health conscious mother who my relatives would lovingly tease, saying things like, “How old was M when she had her first cookie? 10 years old?”  Meat, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables were a regular part of our diet, which was considered healthy in the 80s, and I was usually the only child at school with whole wheat bread for my sandwich. Oh, how I wished I could have Wonder Bread like my friends! 🙂  
Fast forward through the years, and my weight constantly fluctuated. I just thought I had to exercise to keep up with my appetite. I became a serious athlete in high school and college, and so I managed to keep my weight in check. But no sooner had I walked the stage and received my undergraduate degree where the rigorous twice-a-day practices ceased (without changing my diet), I’d gained a cool 20lbs almost overnight and saw saddlebags on my legs for the first time. 

I freaked out and began training and coaching track and field, so I was able to keep my weight down, however, other symptoms began to arise; inflammation, sore joints, back, neck, etc.  I chalked it up to years of weight lifting and beating myself up, and decided I just needed to “keep moving” to distract from the pain.  This would go on for more than a decade, with weight fluctuating and exercise increasing to help stave off extra weight and joint pain.  
After my husband and I got married, along with weight gain (which I attributed to the stress of our many moves for school, and lack of consistent routines), I experienced severe joint pain and fatigue,too.  A doctor’s visit revealed I had hypothyroidism.  They wanted to start me on medication, but I refused. Symptoms of fatigue and joint pain would wax and wane for the next few years, then I became pregnant with our son.  First time pregnancy, along with another move made me not care what I ate outside of doctor’s orders. I gained over 50 lbs, reaching my heaviest at around 250lbs before our son was born.  
Desperate for a health revamp, which is typical of most new moms, I went to googling in 2011. Veganism, smoothie and juice fasts were all the rage, so I dove right in. Within 9 months, I’d lost 80lbs! I never thought I’d see 159lbs ever again in my life! I actually felt good, too, for a while, with soaring energy (well, when you have 80lbs of energy stored up, along with the relative benefits of fasting for swaths of time, it all makes sense) and a new lease on life as a new, thinner mom. Plus, after reading all the plant-based literature, gurus, and documentaries out there (Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, The China Study-Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. Furhman, Victoria Boutenko, Freelee the Banana Girl, and many, many others), I thought plant-based eating was the holy grail to health.

Mind you, I did not do this for animal ethical reasons, I just truly believed plants were the answer and key to good health.  My sister and I even started a blog about it. We were serious evangelists (in our small social media circle). We’d converted several of our family members and friends to start juicing and eating more plants. My sister, while not as strict as me, lost 70 lbs and became a personal trainer, so people were seeing the changes in both of us and became convinced there was some validity to what we were doing.  
However, by the time I weaned my son at 26 months (2013), what was an easy 165-170lb maintenance (I’m 5’11”) started to not be so easy, and the weight would creep back up to the 180s and beyond.  I thought I just had to exercise more since I was no longer nursing. Well, that didn’t work sustainably on several fronts. The fatigue returned and I was unable to stay on the plant based diet.

I would crave eggs and meat, and would cave in and “indulge,” but would feel guilty eating them because I seriously thought I was harming my body with all the protein and fat, when in actuality my body was yelling at me exactly that!  Add to that, my dental and mental (ha, that rhymed) health started to go south, with three chipped teeth, and anxiety and depression to boot.  
We moved once again for my husband’s job in 2013, and I found a natural clinic that did muscle response testing, which is a fascinating technique. THey also told me I had pre-diabetic markers. They completely shifted my mindset by telling me I needed meat, organs and bone broths to improve my health. I thought they were crazy.  But they were helping me. I saw various improvements, and in talking with them more and doing some research about a ketogenic diet, I decided to try it. Within 6 months I’d gone from 216lbs to 182lbs, and I felt good again!   That was 2016. 
2017 was one of the most difficult years for us as a family, and me personally. We had to leave my husband’s job that he/we loved, and moved into a bedroom at my mother and stepfather’s house until my hubby could find another job. All of our belongings remained in a storage unit hundreds of miles away, my son slept in a cot next to us, and we only took the bare essentials of clothing and important documents in our cars for an entire year.

Meanwhile, my mother was suffering from cancer, and she sadly died in December 2017.   I was thankful to be able to be with her so intimately her last days, but it was a shock on so many levels to us.  Three months later, we moved 2,000 miles away where my husband had found a job. 
That brings us to 2018. We’d moved, I was grieving the loss of my mother and being so far away from my family, and my health was terrible. By the grace of God, He gave me strength to think about what had helped me in the past regain some semblance of health, and I remembered the ketogenic diet.  I started googling and researching, and, as so many of you have said before, stumbled on the Joe Rogan podcast with both Jordan Peterson and Shawn Baker. 

They both intrigued and frightened me. All meat? Surely this was going to kill me or give me cancer, and fast! But after reading so many testimonials on, and even though I didn’t know everything, I felt confident that even if this WOE would give me fewer great days than many horrible ones, I decided at least a 30 day experiment would be in order. 
Which is to say, that here I am 1 year later, still eating carnivore consistently.  Here are the many MANY benefits I’ve experienced:
  • I am 31lbs lighter (I went from 207lbs to now 177lbs). Not a lot for some on this diet, but my body composition has changed dramatically, where I’ve lost incredible amounts of inches!
  • Bloodwork came back great, all the things within normal ranges, and my thyroid panel is completely normal!
  • No more fatigue or regular naps during the day after doing nothing
  • Mental health is fantastic. 
  • Skin is smoother, tighter and tanner (instead of burning easily in the past)
  • Little to no pms
  • Consistently satiated
  • More emotionally stable. Feel more confident about life and looking forward to the future.  
There are probably some things that I am forgetting, but like so many of the stories you read, carnivore has definitely changed my life for the better. Like so many, I went through the keto flu symptoms for the first few weeks, and felt even lower energy for the first three months; but the weight loss and mental health benefits were immediate, so that (along with all these stories and words of encouragement on various Facebook groups) was convincing enough for me to stay the course.  
I’m so thankful for finding this WOE, this website and the many individuals here and on social media who have shared and continue to share their stories.  I don’t claim that this is the only way to eat or live, but it’s certainly been working well for me, and I look forward to seeing additional benefits as I continue on this path.  I wish you all good health until the day our Lord takes us home. Either way, here or in heaven, I’ll be feasting sumptuously … I just rejoice in the day I get to do it again with my mom face to face. <3 <3 <3 🙂 
All the best. 

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.

Jodelle improved hypothyroidism on carnivore diet

Jodelle’s bloodwork revealed she had hypothyroidism. After receiving the news, she adopted a strict carnivore diet, eating only meat. Her results were life-changing, and she was able to heal in numerous ways.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive and doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. When someone is deficient in thyroid hormones, their heart rate, body temperature, and metabolism are often irregular. Jodelle experienced some common symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain.

In an effort to bring back normal function to her thyroid, Jodelle adopted a carnivore diet to see if she could reverse the condition without having to take thyroid replacement medication. Risks of treatment can include osteoporosis, weight gain, joint pain, autoimmune issues, and changes to the menstrual cycle.

After implementing the diet, Jodelle noticed numerous improvements in her health that can be associated with better thyroid function. “Based on my results, I am convinced now that the all-meat diet is the absolute very best thing I can do to heal my thyroid!”

One of the most welcome changes for Jodelle was the return of her menstrual cycle. When the thyroid is being attacked by the immune system, sometimes the ovaries are affected as well, causing amenorrhea, the loss of the normal menstrual cycle. If not treated, it can lead to early menopause before age 40.

Thankfully, Jodelle was able to restore normal menstrual function once she switched to eating only meat for several months. “My period came back after seven months of not having one!”

As Jodelle’s body began to heal, she was sleeping better than ever and noticed outward signs of healing as well. “My skin, hair, and nails are now smooth and shiny. My hair and nails are growing super fast, and I no longer have dry skin.”

Jodelle’s mental health is also better since she eliminated plant foods from her diet. “My anxiety is gone, period!” She had previously suffered from mild-to-moderate anxiety since she was 15 years old. “My mood is through the roof! I’ve always been a happy person, but I don’t have any anxiety anymore.”

Jodelle improved her strength training and is building more muscle following Dr. Shawn Baker’s fitness program, CTS (Carnivore Training System.) “My workouts are stellar! I’m progressing with weightlifting and implementing Dr. Baker’s CTS program with great results.”

The goal of the program is to provide muscle conditioning, stamina, and the ability to move quickly through sprints. With this system, Jodelle is convinced that fitness and nutrition should be simple.

While limiting oneself to eating animal products may seem restrictive, Jodelle has found freedom on a carnivore diet. She encourages her followers to “think logically” about nutrition and not overcomplicate things.

“My appetite is regulated now. I used to think about food constantly and dwell on when my next meal would be. I’m now less hungry throughout the day, and when I do eat, meat is all I want!”

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.

Justin healed skin rashes on a carnivore diet

Hi, my name is Justin. My story is pretty intense and spans practically my entire life.

Issues from birth

I am a c-section baby and for as long as I can remember I have been sick. As a young child my autoimmune issues weren’t so severe. Minor eczema, canker sores. But I did showcase autistic tendenciess and always had severe anxiety and mood problems. When I was eight years old I started noticing stomach pains and was frequently going to the bathroom.

Eating crap with Crohn’s disease

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 10 years old and for four years struggled greatly with it. I was eventually put on Remicade and was declared in remission. I tried eating healthy but had a horrible relationship with food. I ate like crap and partied a ton during my 20s. I became very interested in sustainability and when I was 26 decided to do a high carb vegetarian diet. I lost a ton of weight. But then things started getting weird.

Body going numb

My left side of my body started becoming increasingly numb. An MRI determined I had a brain stem Cavernoma. It was not related to my diet, the doctors said. My symptoms got progressively worse and in the summer of 2017 I had a hemmorrhagic stroke. An emergency surgery removed half of the cavernoma. I found the Keto diet during my recovery and lost 60 pounds. But symptoms returned. My surgeon told me a 2nd surgery would be required. It was a success and the cavernoma was removed.

Litres of olive oil

I read The Plant Paradox 10 months ago and decided not to continue with my Remicade treatments. I followed the diet well, even consuming a litre of olive oil a week. At first I felt great. Then the rashes showed up. Then I couldn’t muster up the energy to get out of bed. I was depressed. When a big rash that smelled like cheese appeared on my left armpit, I knew something was up. It was Candida. I was also experiencing horrible SIBO. I was worried my Crohn’s would soon rear it’s ugly head again. I had heard about the carnivore diet but thought it couldn’t be legit.

Everything better within a week

It was only after listening to Paul Saladino that I decided to give the diet a shot. Within a week the candida, rashes, and horrible digestion were gone. The depression went after that. And the anxiety and mood issues ? Wow! I can’t explain the difference. I’m just a happier person overall.

Interesting improvements

But here is where it gets interesting. I am starting to notice neurological improvements. I still have some nerve damage post brain surgeries. I’ve been on the diet for 8 months but have only started to notice real significant changes after switching to a steak , liver, and raw fat diet. I’m really curious to see how I progress as I continue with this diet.

I wake up every morning with a smile on my face knowing I'm the healthiest I have ever been.

Grateful for the change

I wake up every morning with a smile on my face knowing I’m the healthiest I have ever been. And who doesn’t love to crush steaks!! I’m so grateful and looking forward to seeing how things change moving forward.

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.

Galen healed Crohn’s disease on a carnivore diet

Hi, my name is Galen. Here is my story:

Although I specifically asked the gastroenterologist for dietary advice at the time, he had no recommendations to offer, but prescribed me several anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs.


Abdominal pain and Crohn’s disease

In the Summer and Fall of 1995 I started intermittently experiencing extremely sharp abdominal pain.  Over the course of several months, symptoms escalated to severe intestinal cramping and bleeding.  A gastroenterologist ultimately diagnosed Crohn’s disease in January 1996, following the standard invasive diagnostic procedures (upper/lower GI scopes, barium enema, CT scan).  Although I specifically asked the gastroenterologist for dietary advice at the time, he had no recommendations to offer, but prescribed me several anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs.

Difficult relation with drug treatment

At the time of diagnosis, I had just turned 21 years old, and I completely rejected the notion of having to take pills 4 times a day indefinitely.  I quickly stopped taking the drugs after a couple months as my symptoms subsided.  9 months later, I relapsed with crippling chronic fatigue.  My doctors returned me to the prescription regimen with the addition of a steroid.  I was weaned off of the steroid over the course of several weeks.  Again, as symptoms subsided, I stopped taking the prescribed drugs.

Unmanagable issues led to desperation

For the next 13 years, I remained symptom free with a whole lot of luck believing nutritional supplements had miraculously cured me.  However, in December 2009, I again flared up with bloody stool and bouts of diarrhea and constipation.  A gastroenterologist prescribed Apriso Mesalamine and another round of antibiotics.  Throughout 2010, I reluctantly used the Apriso as needed.  As I finished the prescribed amount, I would get refills only when I suspected a pending flare up.

By mid-2012, the flare-ups were becoming increasingly unmanageable, as I desperately pursued a remedy through self-treatment and experimentation.  Having run out of ideas, I sought out a naturopath who had a personal history of IBS.  The naturopath recommended higher doses of a couple supplements I was already taking and the addition of a couple more.  The supplements helped reduce the severity of symptoms, but IBS flareups persisted.

Trying everything under the sun

For the next 5 years I practiced various dietary strategies including GAPS, low-carb high-fat restricted protein keto, low-lectin plant-based keto, juice fasts, bone broth fasts, and strict intermittent fasting.  I felt significantly better eating low-lectin foods and practicing intermittent fasting.  However I still could not digest many plant foods, and known trigger foods continued to cause IBS flareup.

Going strict carnivore

I learned of the carnivore diet hearing Dr Shawn Baker on several podcasts.  I adopted the carnivore diet May 2018.  I have not taken any prescription drugs since starting carnivore, and I have switched my supplements to desiccated beef organs.  Today I have never felt better, and I remain symptom free eating strict carnivore.

Thank you, Dr. Shawn Baker and carnivore community!
#MeatHeals | N=1

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