Larry reversed diabetes on carnivore diet

Hello, my name is Larry. I am a U. S. Army Veteran, Sgt., GI Bill College graduate, and a retired aerospace engineer.

I Died, For Real


I had a heart attack and died while riding my bicycle 10 miles from my home. A truck driver broke several of my ribs, reviving me.


Two weeks later, I woke up in a commercial hospital staring at a blue wall. I was then transferred to the VA hospital, where I got a triple bypass heart surgery done. My VA primary care doctor failed to notice any symptoms previous to my heart attack. 


My type 2 diabetes got worse. I got a fatty liver, fatty pancreas, and stage 3 kidney disease. He had me on 14 drugs, many of which were statins, and he told me to eat a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet with lots of vegetables and very little salt. I decided to eliminate salt completely from my diet because it was so bad for my health. 


This resulted in muscle spasms and vomiting. Then I got congestive heart failure. My neighbors took me to their hospital emergency. The hospital removed 20 pounds of water from my legs.


My VA primary care continued the medications. I had brain fog so bad that someone thought I had Alzheimer’s disease and took advantage of me. That is when I decided to take charge of my own health.

I had brain fog so bad that someone thought I had alzheimer’s disease and took advantage of me. That is when I decided to take charge of my own health.

My Own Research


I started searching the internet for answers. I found an 1863 weight loss diet by William Banting (LCHF). I finally put together a low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet of my own. I have since then transitioned to a ketogenic diet that resulted in me going through sugar addiction withdrawal which gave me an itchy rash for two weeks. 


I am finally on a carnivore diet that I patterned after neurobiologist and clinical researcher Dr. Zsófia Clemen’s recommendations. I am 4 pounds away from my high school football weight. I am walking and lifting weights again. In a recent appointment, Cardiology could not find anything wrong with me. 


This resulted in me giving three extemporaneous lectures. The last one included a professor from UCLA. I sent her a pdf file of my experiences and research.


Meanwhile, I was able to convince my Primary Care to include fasting insulin in my lab test. My Homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) is 0.50!

I am 4 pounds away from my high school football weight. I am walking, and lifting weights again


By the way, I am 81.


Best of regards, Larry

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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5 thoughts on “Larry reversed diabetes on carnivore diet”

  1. Congratulations for taking your health into your own hands! Your story is so encouraging to me and I’m sure many others as well.

    i’m a french naturopath.
    you give me lots of elements to my questions. Thanks!!
    How to transitionate carb to fat without chocking my body please??

    My health read is good but
    join pain
    brain fog
    fatigue ++
    Sport strong impossible but run and walk is ok
    I don’t love sugar i love salt and fat but i test a month meat and water one month. I love but….
    I return carb because of low energy to work!!

    anyone else could give me advices to transitionnate slowly but certainly??

    (For sure i’m will become a carnivorous man but when…)

    1. Hi Pat
      I have been on the diet for about 2 years. Sometimes I go off the diet a little but mostly I eat fatty hamburger everyday. I eat butter and eggs and some dairy. Cheese, milk and cream and curds etc. Pork and eggs or ground beef and eggs for breakfast and then hamburger for lunch and dinner.

      I made a big mistake when I first started. I ate meat but not much fat. And I was weak and tired all the time. My inflammation all went away and I slept so much better but I was so tired and weak.

      Now I eat a lot more fat. Make sure you have enough fat in your meat and drink some thick cream and eat butter. I’ve found some pork that is cut like bacon but is not cured. It’s just meat with nice strips of fat with it. We bake it a little in the oven and save the oil in a glass container. That is Lard. We use it to fry any eggs or meat. So tasty. And then I eat those strips of fat/ bacon with a couple of eggs.

      your joint pain will go away. That is the main thing that keeps me on this diet. I feel the pain when I go off diet.
      We don’t use much salt. After some time goes by I don’t think you will need much salt.

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