Kiki is healing from weakness, low thyroid, inflammation on carnivore diet

My name is Kiki.

 

I have been eating a carnivore diet of 90% beef since March 2018.

 

I eat two meals a day of 1 lb. of beef each meal.

 

I usually eat my meals at 11 am and 6 pm.

 

I eat when hungry. I always eat to satiety. I do not limit meal size or calories.

 

I supplement with salt.

 

I do not test ketones, use a food app, or weigh myself.

 

The Problems With Vegetarianism

 

I was a 35-year vegetarian and, during that time, often vegan.

 

I was very attached to my vegetarian way of life and the belief system that I was eating the ideal healthy diet while contributing to a better planet and global future, having been inspired by many popular vegetarian and vegan books of that time.

 

I have been involved in Yoga since I was 19 years old for nearly 40 years now. This dedicated practice, as well as decades of Yoga teaching – with more than a dozen study trips to vegetarian South India over a 20-year period – kept me tied to vegetarianism as part of a spiritual belief system and the supposed foundation for luminous health.

 

Simultaneously I embraced a strongly pushed vegetarian propaganda that meat-eating and animal farming were causes of global disease and global destruction. These are ideas that most vegetarians accept without question and sacrificing all logic.

 

The Physical And Digestive Health Issues

 

I have always been highly physically active – from a competitive runner in high school, a professional dancer and actress, and an intensely dedicated yoga practitioner. From the age of my late 30s, I began to develop more and more digestive problems (swinging from constipation to loose stools) and kept trying to address this by shifting how I ate a vegetarian diet. As well as adding herbs, superfoods, supplements, etc.

 

I also developed increasing chemical sensitivities to paint, chemicals, and cologne, leading to rashes, flushed skin, and stomach upset.

 

From being uniquely strong and high energy, I began to develop more and more body pain and stiffness. When I would travel to India – for the first ten years, I would always become more strong and flexible, and focussed.

 

But this eventually changed. Rather I would almost instantly have more pain and terrible inflammation. My health continued to plummet with B12 anemia, which included visual and auditory hallucinations, fainting, intense brain fog, and extreme exhaustion.

 

I was also extremely deficient in most B vitamins and vitamin D (and yes, I supplemented with B12 for decades).

 

For nearly ten years leading up to my carnivore diet change, I needed to soak in a hot bath every day to begin to move. I got weekly massages as well as weekly acupuncture and was usually getting an additional kind of therapeutic healing like fascial release sessions, chiropractics, Somatics, barefoot movement, and the list goes on. All this to manage 24-hour pain and to just get through my week.

 

Overcoming Health Concerns Through Food Choices

 

I had a looming crisis of faith. My determination to beat these health concerns and a belief that we can heal ourselves (and that I could reverse my situation and thrive) with food choices led me to deeply research Weston A. Price, bone broth, Ketogenic, paleo, and zero carb.

 

I found my way to the Low Carb Down Under, Ancestral Health and other presentations where I learned from Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Georgia Ede, Sally K. Norton, and so many others whose research I embraced to completely heal.

 

Deep Research Into Various Diets And Lifestyles

 

Several Facebook groups like Principia Carnivora, Women’s Carnivore Tribe, and Vegan and Vegetarian Recovery offered a great deal of community support. I also listened to every Human Outliers Podcast for a year.

 

The Power Of Community Support

I am so grateful to this Carnivore community and to all those that are participating in research and spreading the word on Carnivore, ultra-low-carb, zero-carb, and plant-free lifestyles.

 

Regaining Vitality And Setting A World Record

 

Today I have more vitality than I could have imagined. I feel that I have turned back the clock for 20 years (years that were lost to me due to pain and exhaustion). Just a few months ago, I registered a Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Held Downward Dog Pose at 1 hour and 20 seconds.

 

Improved Physical Appearance And Athletic Performance

 

I have taken up kettlebells as well as other athletic and optimal development practices. My hair and nails are thick and growing. My skin is smooth, and my body is lean and toned. I am strong and energetic.

 

A Sailing Life Made Possible By Improved Health

 

I recently moved onto my sailboat and am living a sailing life (this would have been physically impossible two years ago).

 

All the health concerns listed below have disappeared except for some remaining tinnitus, occasional insomnia as well as sensitivity with minor rashes, and some low back pain when I eat off-plan (which includes a few animal foods I cannot tolerate, like pork, dairy, and eggs).

 

The List:

  • 20 years of intensifying body aches
  • 24-hour pain
  • Very cold hands and feet all year around
  • Cold all the time.
  • Intense exhaustion
  • Injuries not healing
  • Rashes
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Weakness, extreme stiffness
  • Difficulty in walking – hip inflammation – sciatica-like pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Swollen and seeping ears
  • B12 anemia (hallucinations, fearfulness, fainting)
  • Anxiety (I did not know I had this until it was gone) I had accepted this mind state as normal.
  • Superstitious
  • Paranoid
  • Sadness / very emotional
  • Low thyroid (I took a medication that I no longer need)
  • Weak nails
  • Slow growing hair
  • Some hair receding
  • Extreme tinnitus
  • Insomnia
  • Racing thoughts and sleeplessness
  • Digestive concerns – constipation to loose stools
  • Some weight gain that I could not control with accompanied inflammation and sudden cellulite and skin dimpling (2 years prior and leading up to Carnivore change)
  • Non-motivated to exercise
  • A constant need to nap
  • Wanting to sleep all the time
  • Brain fog
  • Uninspired
  • Gnawing hunger
  • An all-encompassing fear of losing my community and being judged.

 

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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