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.
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!
By the way, I am 81.
Best of regards, Larry
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