Dave’s Stroke and Health Struggles
Born in Scotland and raised in Australia, Dave’s family relocated to the city of Melbourne when he was just a wee lad of six years old. One morning, in his last year of high school, he woke up feeling strange. “I thought, ‘What’s wrong with me? Have I got a virus? I feel kind of odd.”
Dave shrugged it off and went about his day, but two hours later, he realized something was seriously wrong. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Shockingly, at only 17 years old, Dave suffered a stroke.
He was able to receive life-saving surgery that corrected the problem, but Dave’s lucky escape came along with the common side effects people experience after suffering a stroke.
He had palsy on one side of his face, as well as a significant limp in his leg that would worsen as he tired throughout the day. Some of the symptoms got better with time, but his trouble with walking stayed, as well as persistent brain fog and anxiety-ridden indecisiveness.
A Pre-Diabetic Wake-Up Call
Seventeen years ago, Dave decided to change locales once again, and he moved from Australia to the city of Osaka, Japan. He continued to struggle physically but had become accustomed to his “new normal.”
When he went for an annual checkup in June of last year, his doctor informed him that he was most likely pre-diabetic. It was a wake-up call, and Dave decided to make a change.
The Carnivore Diet and Unexpected Benefits
He started eating a ketogenic diet and, after experiencing moderate success, learned about the carnivore way of eating. In Japan, meat isn’t vilified like it is in Western countries abroad, so he decided to jump right in and try it. That’s when Dave’s health really started to kick into high gear.
Miraculously, he began to see major improvements in his stroke symptoms—nearly thirty years after the incident. Dave’s walking had gotten even worse due to arthritis emerging in his left knee. Now, six months into the carnivore diet, his arthritis was gone, and Dave was no longer hobbling on his walk to the train station.
While he acknowledges that some stroke symptoms will never completely go away, they are now a shadow of their former selves. Other unexpected benefits include weight loss, better balance, and clearer skin.
His gum disease is also gone, and he no longer has flatulence—a huge bonus as Dave does quite a bit of public speaking. The brain fog and indecisiveness have also disappeared and have been replaced with a greater sense of peace and self-control.
Dave’s YouTube Channel: Spreading the Word
Dave recently started a Youtube channel in the hopes that sharing his story can help others who are searching for similar health breakthroughs. “Honestly, with my Youtube channel, I’m just hoping to kind of spread the word because we’ve had the wool pulled over our eyes for our entire lives… we’ve been told, you know, ‘Eat bread, eat whole grains, eat pasta…have a balanced diet,’ and we’re sicker than ever.
And if I can get, you know, one or two more people to give it a try, then it’s worth it.”
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.