Frank turned to the carnivore diet to heal from veganism

From Paleo To Plant-Based: The Journey Begins


Frank was a little overweight as a child and became interested in health in middle and high school. He cut out grains and, by his senior year, was following a strict paleo diet. He says, “I felt amazing and worked out before and after school, always maintaining a lean physique.”


The Negative Impact Of Veganism On Frank’s Health


Frank learned about veganism and was told meat had a harmful impact on climate change. He gradually cut meat from his diet. As his health deteriorated, he dropped out of community college, welding school, a liberal arts college, and nearly university.


He lost a lot of strength and weight while experiencing extreme irritability, fatigue, and brain fog. His testosterone levels dropped, and he lost interest in sex and didn’t care.


Struggling With Anorexia And Forced High-Carbohydrate Diet


In 2016, at 121 lbs, Frank was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorder Unit for ten weeks with a diagnosis of anorexia. Frank says, “I never had body dysmorphia, but I was merely doing what I thought was right, and the Plant-Based Agenda was so ingrained in me I could not let it go.”


Frank had a bad experience there, being forced to eat a high-carbohydrate diet with many grains. He left 40 pounds heavier and said, “In actuality, they just gave me different problems to deal with. I was extremely carb dependent after leaving the unit and could not function without fruit and starch. I lost half of the weight I gained in four months.”


Battling Chronic Lyme Disease With A Keto Diet


In March 2018, Frank was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease by a naturopathic doctor. After ten weeks of IV antibiotic treatment, Frank was down to 121 lbs again.


He researched obsessively on keto, went on coconut and avocado binges, and kept protein moderate because of the fear surrounding gluconeogenesis and gout.


Frank says that “The protein I did eat came mostly from eggs, chicken liver, and sardines. At this point, I still believed cows were killing the planet, and I pretty much avoided it. I continued to struggle to put on weight no matter how much fat I ate. It was normal for me to lose 8-12 pounds in my sleep and spend the entire day regaining it.”


The Desperate Switch To The Carnivore Diet


In July 2018, he saw Dr. Shawn Baker on Joe Rogan’s podcast but was resistant to the idea of the carnivore diet. After a month of barely hanging on, he says, “I had to go strict carnivore out of sheer desperation. I began my first month of Carnivore on August 29th, 2018, and put on 15lbs.”


Benefits Of The Carnivore Diet On Frank’s Health And Recovery


Frank stopped eating plants completely in 2019 and now eats meat, both raw and cooked. Franks says, “I have learned a lot from my experimentation with carnivore and am so happy I stuck with it. I don’t see myself leaving this way of eating anytime soon now that I have adapted to it.


Overall, it has helped me to recover from severe malnutrition, gain weight, increase testosterone, heal my gut, eliminate my brain fog, and improve my strength and energy levels.


Looking at my blood results, you can even see the number of Lyme parasites diminish as I ate more meat and less carbs. It’s insane.”

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.

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