Travis improved mental health, skin issues, and ulcerative colitis on a carnivore diet
Travis is a health coach with a focus on a carnivore diet. He has had quite the health journey arriving where he is today! Let’s take a look at his experiences.
He didn’t start out life on an easy path, experiencing his first heart operation when he was only three years old. By the time Travis was 34 years old, he would have seven more heart operations.
Travis experienced many other health problems in his quest for health. He suffered from several brain-based problems such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and brain fog. These issues all indicate a person’s brain is inflamed and running on empty. When you push your brain to perform, and yet the mitochondria in those billions of nerve cells can’t provide the energy, the result is oxidative stress. The combination can make a normal day extremely challenging.
Travis experienced that, in the form of these several related symptoms. In addition to these brain symptoms, he also suffered from chronic headaches. These are often one of the major symptoms of the brain functioning in an imbalanced way. Normally, our brains recuperate at night, clearing out the metabolic waste products and refreshing supplies of vital neurotransmitters. However, this requires deep restorative sleep, and Travis experienced restless nights instead.
Travel also suffered from stomach ulcers, as well as ulcerative colitis. “All of it was horrible!” he says.
Burdened with this list of symptoms, Travis continued seeking solutions. He was originally on a “standard Western diet” and began to look for alternatives. The standard western diet is well documented in research as the standard to use when the researcher wants to make the lab animals develop a disease, which they then experiment on. It’s also known as the Standard American Diet, or SAD, which it certainly is!
Diet Trials, Finally Carnivore
Travis tried a vegan diet, but despite how much it is currently promoted as the solution to everything, he did not find it helped him. He also used a paleo diet, before transitioning into a ketogenic diet, and finally found and followed the carnivore diet. He has followed the diet for seven years now!
The Impact of Meat
He has put a lot of work into understanding how it works, and is amazed at the impact of the carnivore diet on today’s belief systems. “I’ve studied nutrition professionally, and currently research nutrition obsessively, now that modern understanding of nutrition has been turned on its head…”
The Human Appropriate Diet
Travis is now a complete believer in the diet, having seen the results it has brought him and his nutrition clients. “Based on my previous experience, my education on the subject, and current years of practice in carnivory I can easily say that not only was carnivore the solution, but it ultimately solidified itself as the human-appropriate diet, and I have remained on it since.”