“My healing with foods quest started in my early 20s. I was in my second year of veterinary medicine studies when I became aware of my chronic constipation. (Knowledge is power!)
I was diagnosed with megacolon and recommended: colon surgery, to reduce the size of my very large, large intestine, so I could have normal bowel movements like everybody else.
NOT A GOOD OPTION
That’s when I began to look at what I can do dietary wise to resolve my constipation, and I embarked on the high fiber diets, and slowly took out the meat, then eggs, and dairy from my diet.
I became a raw vegan (3 years ), then 7 more years I was “cooked” vegan and vegetarian.
Needless to say none of those helped my constipation, and they just slowly and surely ruined my health; gut health, hormonal health, mental health, and metabolic health!
Finally, in 2012 I came across the GAPS nutritional protocol and that’s when I gave up ON THE IDEA that plans are healing and I embarked on a low carb high fat-high animal protein eating plan.
Then I transitioned to keto and finally, since November of 2018, I’ve been experimenting with the carnivore eating style.
To my absolute mind-blowing surprise after 5 days of carnivore I started to have bowel movements on my own. And continue to have them ever since, .
OMG,do you know what that means to someone that never feels the need to poop???
Someone that did daily enemas for ears to avoid taking laxatives?
Someone that for 27 years has tried everything known to help move their bowels and lived with the fear of getting colon cancer?
For someone that’s done everything possible, and nothing worked?
NOW, I’m doing a happy danceevery morning after I welcome another.
There are other things on my health, that are improving on this way of eating, but for me, this is the most amazing one: getting my bowels to move!
And, maybe to your shocking surprise, I even studied nutrition, so I could better understand how the human body works and how to use food to heal and optimize.
So I’m probably one of the few veterinarian-carnivore-RDs out there, (as in DVM, RD, CDE, MS), if not the only one. Oh, let me spell those out: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator Master Of Science, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Certified Health Coach. Yes, I took as many years to study and understand human and animal nutrition as many as it took to heal. I am grateful I am finally cured.”
Thank you for creating such an awesome tribe of “wild” humans.