Hui healed from anorexia and veganism on a carnivore diet

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My name is Hui. I am a MD PhD in training. My PhD research focuses on neuroendocrine control of acute hunger, satiety and the body’s long term energy balance. In other words, I literally study how the human brain drives us to eat and stop eating. 
 
You’d think someone like me would know to nourish myself well. Unfortunately, my health suffered tremendously until I came to and have been eating the carnivore way. 
 
I was a vegan primarily for ethical reasons from 20013 to 2019. I almost immediately stopped menstruating when I started the vegan diet. I stupidly did not take this warning sign seriously. 
 
In Dec 2019, my weight plummeted to 69.5 lbs and I was hospitalized for inpatient anorexia refeeding. I was discharged in Jan 2020. This inpatient treatment basically forced many standard American diet (SAD) foods down my throat within a short time window. I was horribly inflamed with maddening edema. 
 
This hospital stay did restore my weight but in the fastest and unhealthiest way as the hospital could. Till this day, treatment programs do not teach about proper nutrition for humans. Period. 
 
After I left the hospital in Jan 2020, I attempted to continue eating the hospital-taught “recovery” way but was deeply repulsed by SAD foods. Signs of anorexia relapse started to show. At one point, my doctors almost insisted that I enter inpatient again. 
 
I was lucky because right around this time, I got to know a rancher and cow calf producer in Kansas. He drew me fondly closer to cattle and beef. I also started to learn avidly about and eat the carnivore diet. 
 
Just to give you a concrete example: I had blood drawn before carnivore and 9 days into carnivore. My body was able to self repair/correct enough that my doctor saw the later labs and agreed that I no longer needed to be admitted into the hospital. I have been eating carnivore and have no intention to divert to any other diet. 
 
Regarding the 6 pictures attached to this email, the first 3 showed me in bad physiological conditions when I hadn’t come to carnivore. The last 3 pictures show that on carnivore, I am lean and in a much better peaceful emotional state. 
 
Best,
Hui

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2 thoughts on “Hui healed from anorexia and veganism on a carnivore diet”

  1. I wanted to thank you for sharing your personal story and research with our community. I shared some of the highlights of your journey and research findings with my daughters who are 17 and 19. My 17 year old daughter is a recovering vegetarian. Both are smart and care about the environment and animal welfare. I’m a registered nurse working in acute care for 16 years. People are sick and getting sicker. You are gifted and inspired by a desire to help people. I feel like you will do great things. Young people like you give me hope for our future. Also, if you haven’t read Michelle Hurn The Dietician’s Dilemma, I think you would really enjoy and relate to it.

  2. Amazing recovery story Hui! I hope you continue to experience great health and good luck in school! It’s great you’re going into medicine and can spread this message!

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