I may be getting ahead of myself, only having changed my eating habits a little over three weeks ago.
I had been an “almost vegan” the last 7 years or so, having watched Forks Over Knives back in the day. To me, I felt like this was the ultimate scientifically proven way to eat. I bought it hook, line and sinker.
Now I am connecting the dots as to what’s been going on in my life since then.
Headaches started sporadically. Teeth problems. Sore joints. Feeling foggy, anxious and down. Very nihilistic. (you need to understand I am blessed with a strong healthy body and mind. Always been strong in both areas.)
But the worst of the worst was the headaches.
Late last November 2018 they started daily.
I started to get worried. These were not migraines.
I kept a daily headache journal to track, 3 times daily, both the pain and the Tylenol and Advil I was taking. I wanted something to bring to my doc.
I became convinced I had a serious problem, possibly a tumor. Yes, a tumor. That, to me, was what was going on. What I thought. What else could it be?
On the eve a Jan 2, 2019, a little voice said: “Try it, what do you have to lose?”
In reference to the carnivore way of eating. I’ve always been open minded and had watched a few videos on this, always poopoo-ing it.
I was so desperate, I thought ok, why not. I cooked up some eggs, meat and butter right away.
I was, admittedly, worried since I had been eating mainly spinach, veggies and quinoa. There might be some side effects.
The next morning… no headache.
I ate more meat. Waited, thought I’d grow horns or get some massive rash or something.
Nothing. Not even a headache. I went to the market, bought more meat for that night’s meal (my daughter and her man were joining us).
I called my wife, and said: “OK, you need to work with me on this one. I get the irony of ironies here. Mr Plant Base vegan dude is going meat. I bought us some steaks for tonight.”
So far the headaches are gone. Doc says I have no tumor, keep doing what I’m doing.
I could kiss the ground. I can’t believe what happened. That, plus my mood changed. I’ve been very nihilistic the last 7 years or so.
And I swear my eyesight is better. Go figure.
Blamed it on life stuff and getting older. Now I know the reality. It was that diet that screwed me over.
Listen to Rob’s interview on the Carnivore.Diet.com podcast below: