I am 66 years young, and have 4 adult children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. I am blessed! I live in the Bay of Plenty Tauranga New Zealand.
My health issues really began in my early years. I grew up on a high carb/sugar diet and eventually learned to control my weight with calorie restriction sometimes as low as 700 calories a day. My weight would fluctuate between 7 1/2 to 9 1/2 stone during my 20’s – 40’s. I realize now my body was starving for nutrients, and I was continually hungry.
I became interested in healthy eating during my 20’s and by my 30’s I developed gut issues like bloating and discomfort, then developed acid reflux during my pregnancies which continued afterwards. I tried to heal these stomach issues by introducing more healthy foods like home-made yogurt, home -made bread (including grinding my own flour from grain) and eliminating refined sugar and ate low fat. This helped for a while. But as I got older I found I had to eliminate many more foods. Firstly coffee, then gluten and some vegetables. I included meat in my diet as I did not agree with the vegan philosophy, which began with Seventh Day Adventist ideology which totally ignores much of Scripture where God approves the eating of meat. However I generally ate meat in small portions.
By 2020 I was having to eliminate many more foods as my adverse reaction to many foods was increasing. I had now eliminated everything except, rice, rice-cakes, eggs, broccoli, capsicum, fish, and meat. My symptoms intensified until I finally developed microscopic colitis. I lost a lot of weight although I was already thin.
I became very concerned as although I tried to function normally, not wanting to tell anyone of my embarrassing condition, I could not leave the house unless I had not eaten at least 6 hours prior. Finally after months of trying to remedy it on my own I went to the Dr and was tested for giardia, and for any bacterial infection. He did blood tests also, but nothing was revealed.
Eventually my doctor suspected microscopic colitis. I did not want to go on steroid medication and told my Dr I would like to try to find another solution first. I didn’t know how I was going to achieve this, but while in the supermarket during my weekly shop I was suddenly aware of the fact that there was nothing there I could eat. So I prayed desperately right there (silently) and said “God what can I eat?”
As I was leaving with an empty trolley, I felt ‘impressed’ to go back and buy a cooked chicken. It did not appeal to me as I felt nauseous, but I purchased it anyway. Over the next couple of days I forced myself to eat it, but I still felt so sick. However it got me thinking that if God had indeed impressed on me to buy it, then it was for good reason. So I began researching about meat which thankfully led me to discover Carnivore eating.
I began eating just meat and rice, thinking I needed the carbs for energy as I suddenly developed extreme fatigue. But after two weeks I decided to stop the rice and do Carnivore properly. Amazingly….within 24 hours my chronic symptoms ceased. Just stopped! I could not believe it!
Since then I have learned the benefit of including more fat, salt and the inclusion of magnesium via foot soaks to relieve leg cramps. I thrive on fatty lamb, and eat some beef each day. At this stage I don’t eat butter but would like to include it again soon.
During the 6 months I’ve been fully carnivore I’ve had one flare-up with symptoms when I introduced egg yolk back into my diet. So I quickly eliminated that. My fatigue is gone and most days I feel great. I’d say I am 95% healed, and am hopeful the Raynaud’s symptoms I have will heal too.
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I wish I could say the same…3+ weeks in and symptoms remain. Doc gave me a second prescription, which is ultimately an expensive HCL designed to reduce cholesterol. (!). I stopped after 5 days and chronic “leaking” returned. Drug causes horrible stomach aches. Glad your symptoms went away so fast. I’m left questioning whether it’s the best diet for me with this condition I’ve had about a year.