Greetings and welcome! I have been eating an animal-based diet for over 3 years now. About 5 years ago (in my early 20’s) I had experienced severe anxiety and dysautonomia symptoms such as fainting, panic attacks, frequent vomiting, and intense, daily abdominal pain. I lost 25 pounds, was debilitated by my anxiety symptoms, and was unable to thrive due to my weakened state. No medication ever helped.
I became interested in changing my diet when learning more about the benefits of a low carb-high fat diet in acupuncture school and, in my own research, came across the carnivore diet. When I was fully transitioned to carnivore, I noticed significant improvements in the quality and intensity of my anxiety and my ability to control it. I wasn’t experiencing any uncontrollable symptoms on a daily basis that I had been previously – such as fainting, vomiting, or constant pain – and with time they continued to diminish. Since adopting this way of eating, I have been able to increase muscle mass, sleep regularly and well, regain a normal menstrual cycle (post 10-year BCP use), resolve chronic IBS-constipation, get off lifelong medications for asthma and allergies, and improve skin disturbances.
The improvements I have seen in myself since adopting this style of eating has changed my life in ways I didn’t think were possible. I know there are more people out there who felt like me. I want to share, encourage, and help others the way others have helped me discover this important step of healing. I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and have opened a practice in southern Maine. I am passionate about promoting health through preventative measures including holistic medicine, exercise, nature, self-care, and animal-based nutrition.