Growing Up With An Autoimmune Disorder
I grew up with a classic autoimmune disorder. I remember seeing psoriasis on the back of my legs when I was a toddler, and throughout the years, it has flared up and even stayed on some embarrassing areas of my body, like my face.
I also had asthma, which required me to use an inhaler whenever I ran too much. My immune system was trash as a kid, just like many of you. I remember getting sick constantly. It wasn’t all bad, though. My dad was really into exercising and brought me to the gym with him, even as a toddler.
Symptoms And Struggles
Despite my limitations, I grew up loving to exercise and played all kinds of sports. Eventually, I grew out of the inhaler, but other symptoms started to arise. I was taken out of lacrosse in high school for almost two years because of a recurring lower back injury that doctors couldn’t figure out. No matter how much I stretched, it always felt weak.
But I continued to exercise over the years, and by age 21, my back never bothered me anymore, but that was when I started messing around with my diet. From age 15, I suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks but never knew why. It wasn’t till I hit my 20s that I experienced depression.
Experimenting With Diet
About six years ago, I started CrossFit, and it was awesome. I used to be one of those guys who thought no matter what you ate. It turned into energy or muscle.
My health started to decline about three years ago, and I knew I needed to make a change before things got out of my control. Once I started experimenting with my diet, my anxiety and depression would get much worse when I went back to a bigger variety of food. The more restricted I was, the better I felt.
Discovering Carnivore Diet
Eventually, by age 25, I had no energy at the gym, and my skin was getting really bad. Periods of anxiety and depression were constant every day at the beginning of 2019.
I don’t recommend this, but I was scared to go to the doctor because I know the depression medication is harmful to some people, and I was determined to fix the problems, not just put a band-aid on them. I eventually heard Shawn Baker on Rogan and started experimenting with Carnivore.
65 Days Into Carnivore
I am currently 65 days into it and feel better than I ever have. I do want to say, though, that it took 55 days for me to feel better. It is possible my body was extremely ill, or I just detoxed plant toxins slowly.
I am sure it is a number of factors, but my anxiety and depression are gone, and my skin is getting better every day. I really feel like a new person. I am also feeling great in the gym, and my body is looking really good, too.
Encouragement To Not Give Up
I just want to encourage everyone not to give up at first. There is a period of time when you’re detoxing and adjusting to the new diet that is extremely hard. Just be patient and give it time.
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.