You’ll be amazed by Corina’s carnivore journey; in just six months, she was able to reverse the negative impact of veganism on her health, and resolve joint pain, fatigue, migraines, and some social limitations.
Corina’s health has improved immensely since discovering the carnivore diet after many years as a vegetarian, vegan, and fruitarian. Born in Switzerland and living in different places across the globe, Corina’s diet varied based on where she was living. “I tried to eat the way the locals eat; that’s how my parents taught me”, she shared. “I developed a love for seafood and a lot of traditional swiss food.” These foods were often high in dairy and carbs, which Corina later discovered she had trouble digesting. “For many years I just kept eating the way I was taught, and I had no idea I was allergic to dairy. I ended up becoming a sugar junkie, having chocolate and cookies every single day for years.”
In her twenties, suffering from frequent migraines and muscle pain, Corina adopted a vegetarian diet, and eventually a vegan diet, which she kept faithfully for four years. Upon the advice of her doctor, she gave up sugar and dairy. She says of the vegan diet, “I know now that this diet will destroy your health slowly and steadily, but back then I had no idea. I even tried fruitarianism for a year. My teeth started to rot, and I was always hungry again an hour after eating.” Returning to a plant-based diet, Corina continued to experience constipation, bloating, exhaustion, severe brain fog, depression, and hip pain that would not subside.
These health challenges severely impacted Corina’s ability to work as a server, and after being on her feet all day she would come home exhausted. “I could not stand longer than 30 minutes due to back and hip pain. I had no energy, and was bloated all the time. I was extremely uncomfortable in my body!” After realizing her body could no longer endure physical strain, she knew she had to make a change.
As an adult with autism, she had learned that there might be a connection between migraines and GI issues. “I experienced sensory overload issues which led to migraines. Like other adults with autism, I was eating a very carb-loaded diet.” Now, six months into the carnivore diet, she only experiences very mild headaches if she consumes grains or dairy, or is in a stressful situation, nothing like the debilitating experience she had before. She enjoys pork cracklings as a carnivore snack, satisfying her need for crunchy foods.
Corina’s issues of being chronically cold and having severe PMS symptoms while on a vegan diet have also been resolved. In researching her conditions, she discovered many people with autism can’t tolerate any plant foods, which led her to the carnivore diet. Six months in, her struggles with misophonia, hip pain, stress resilience, and social skills (i.e. keeping eye contact) have all improved. “I finally feel I can turn my life around! My body has become my best friend and now we work as a team–that’s just an amazing feeling, and I’m so grateful!”