For 34 years, Micki suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS), which affected her balance, mobility, and cognitive function. Since implementing a low-carb diet and, more recently, following a carnivore diet, Micki is thrilled to report she is in complete remission!
Anti-Inflammatory Diets and Their Impact on Autoimmune Conditions
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling autoimmune disease of the brain and spinal cord. The immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
The Benefits of a Carnivore Diet for MS Patients
While there is currently no cure for MS, a growing body of evidence supports that anti-inflammatory diets (like carnivore) may improve autoimmune conditions by eliminating foods that irritate the gut. Consuming nutrient-dense food like meat is less likely to perpetuate inflammation in the body.
Overcoming Preconceptions About Fat on a Meat-Based Diet
“I first started the keto diet five years ago to lose 25 pounds,” Micki shares. “I lost the weight, and I noticed that removing grains and sugar helped me tremendously with my MS symptoms.” After three years, Micki felt “stuck” with consuming too many keto sweets and snacks. “I’ve always been a meat lover, so I decided to try carnivore.”
Simplifying Life and Seeing Health Improvements with a Carnivore Diet
Micki’s choice to go animal-based certainly paid off! “My health improved dramatically!” she says. She recalls having to use a stool to take a shower; now, she can live an active lifestyle that her doctors never thought would be possible. “While my MS did improve on a ketogenic diet, I still needed to take steroids to manage my symptoms,” she notes. “Now that I’m eating just meat, I don’t need them anymore.”
Since she was already on a ketogenic diet, Micki had a smooth transition to carnivore. At first, she struggled to enjoy fattier cuts of meat. “My whole life, I had been conditioned to believe that fat was the enemy.” However, just a few months into her journey, she became fat-adapted and now regularly enjoys meat and the fat along with it.
Micki loves the simplicity of a carnivore diet and finds it fits her busy lifestyle. She has recently adopted the OMAD approach (one meal a day) and eats a large meal of beef and water. She also consumes coffee and eggs, but ground beef or a ribeye steak are her mainstays.
In addition to losing weight and putting her MS into remission, Micki has better digestion and less constipation.
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.