Hi, I’m Matt.
Starting with keto for metabolic syndrome
At 365lbs, high blood pressure rising, fatty liver getting worse, T2 worsening, cholesterol skyrocketing, it was time to do something. I Started Keto 1/1/19, strictly 20g carb max per day calories from fat 70% min = dropped 23 lbs, and felt like things were starting to stabilize.
Switching to carnivore
I switched on 2/1/19 to Carnivore (Full carnivore, save some botanicals and ACV as homeopathic supplements). Within 3 days the pain from C3-4, and C6-7 8mm spinal stenosis’ vanished. Yes, vanished! Inflammation throughout my body wooshed away, along with a ton of extra water weight (Not dehydrated as pea is correct shade, and skin snaps back when pulled/pinched). 2nd week in February I did a liver detox, and seeing how easily I was able to fast thru that, I started OMAD. I then thought I’d try a 48 hour strict dry fast.
Ok, that was hard, but it did it’s work. I figure with all of the body fat I’m burning, I’ve got to be releasing a ton of toxins in into my system, so I’ve instituted 3x week coffee enema, which really seems to be doing the trick. Now, I’ve incorporated morning walks, and graduated to 3×42 fasting on mineral salts, water, tea, and black coffee only.
Off most of my meds
Feasting 2500 -3000 cal at 80% from fat in between fasts. Since 2/1/19 another 23 lbs! In that period, based on my scales body fat%, I’ve actually gained 3 lbs of lean mass (no resistance training yet). I am off of all diabetic (Glucose is more stable and lower than when on meds), high blood pressure (Dropped 30/20, and resting pulse has dropped from mid 80’s to mid 60’s), cholesterol, and sleep aid/depression meds. I’m actually just waking up fully rested on my own at 5am when I used to have to set an alarm for 8:30am.
Drugs are not the solution
I’m awaiting today’s blood work to see if I can safely get off of Testosterone and Gout meds. CVS keeps wishfully sending me reminders to order more drugs . . . but, I don’t think the cause of my illnesses was drug deficiencies. I’m pretty sure Carnivore, IF, and EF are working wonders!