Lily is a self-avowed anarchist, living in Mexico. She was featured in an HBO special about the anarchist movement, and her carnivore journey is also chronicled in that special: “you can see the progression of me from my pre-carnivore very sickly days until, you know, now, where I’m more or less healed from a lot of the stuff that I dealt with.”
Lily and her boyfriend stayed engaged in the anarchist community, eventually moving to Mexico where a large group has formed. This choice, however, would lead to her boyfriend’s murder later.
Vegan Troubles at First
When she and her boyfriend moved to Acapulco, they were planning on participating in the anarchist community. What they found, however, was “it was a bunch of rich snooty vegans, and something not mentioned in the series that is actually a big part of the conflict that happened within the community (the conflict is covered but not this specific part of it) was the opinion of the people that were running the event at the time, and running the community…that you couldn’t be an anarchist and still consume animal products, that it was inherently violent in nature.”
Lilly and her boyfriend got into a situation where they were processing marijuana that they bought from the drug cartel into oil, which they sold to “gringos.” When they started growing their own marijuana and cut out the cartel, her boyfriend was murdered.
Lilly was eating a standard American diet, with “emphasis on junk food because that’s how I was raised” and was nauseous most days, “having to sit down and calm my stomach,” was dizzy all the time, and had “horrible migraines that would put me to bed at 7 p.m. every day. She had IBS, and felt “like I was falling apart.” She was “covered in open sores from chronic cystic acne.”
Lily saw the Joe Rogan interview with Dr. Baker and “that’s actually what got me to give it a try.”
She “practiced strict carnivore for almost 2 years, with about 6 months of the lion diet to deal with inflammation, nervous system inflammation, chronic digestive issues, and horrible skin issues. This was from about mid-2018 to early 2020, which was during the filming of the HBO series The Anarchists.”
Her carnivore experience shifted the Acapulco anarchist community away from dogmatic veganism, and many members are now carnivore.
Symptom and Health Improvements
Lily has found great relief from her acne, IBS, nausea, chronic diarrhea, or constipation, and she has better energy. Her depression is gone, as is her joint pain. She still has some anxiety and tension headaches, but attributes this to her stressful life choices.
Lily has been working on reintroducing some foods back into her diet, while remaining vigilant about not returning to the ill health she had earlier. Her diet is still heavily meat-based, and she is “Still very much a believer in carnivore being good for healing the body and for determining specific trigger foods.”