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.
Becoming A Massage Therapist
Aaron decided to become a massage therapist after receiving assistance from one following a back injury.
When Aaron developed colon problems 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.
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 to some individuals. Aaron continued to have severe problems.
Carnivore Diet Wins
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 well as a chronic foot and toe infection. Even his sense of smell is better, and a long-term anxiety issue is also solved. He is now committed to this way of eating!