Hi, my name is Mary. I am a 59-year-old female.
Diet: Standard American Diet
Weight: 230 lbs
- Atherosclerotic coronary disease (CAC score: 99)
- Gout: right great toe
- Autoimmune Inflammatory conditions
- Neuropathy due to peroneal nerve entrapment after left knee replacement
- 3 Anti-hypertension medications
- One thyroid medication
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Anxiety medication
- Limited ability to walk any distance due to arthritis.
- Limited ability to stand longer than 5 minutes due to neuropathy.
- I started my carnivore eating in the 90-day Carnivore Challenge in August 2017.
My weight after 90 days: 192 lbs
Getting Fatter Dieting
I have tried so many ways of eating, from Weight Watchers to Nutrisystem to Jenny Craig to Low Fat. I just got fatter and fatter. I was put on more and more blood pressure medication.
I had more and more arthritis, swelling, and pains. One knee joint was so bad I had a knee replacement. That set off another series of inflammatory issues and more health issues. Sad indeed.
Then, The Carnivore Diet, WOW!
I followed the Autoimmune Protocol diet to resolve my AI Hepatitis after my knee replacement. I also tried the ketogenic way of eating, but it wasn’t until I only ate meat did my issues start to change. And wow, did they change dramatically! I am no longer on any antihypertensive medications.
I take 1/2 of my thyroid medication every other day. No more joint pain in the knees, fingers, hips, or great toe, so I am no longer taking any anti-inflammatory medications. My anxiety dramatically improved. I can walk long distances again. My left lower leg no longer goes numb. I can actually stand without worrying about falling or stumbling when I walk.
My post-Carnivore 90 Day blood work showed some improvements in a few of the lipids.
7/17/2017 – 5.9
11/17/2017 – 5.1
I am no longer pre-diabetic. I am tracking the dyslipidemia and coronary calcification. I will have additional testing for both next August.
I will continue to eat meat, drink water, coffee, and an occasional wine.
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