Rob improved his ankylosing spondylitis on a carnivore diet

A Life Before The Diet


My name is Rob. I am a 35-year-old Paramedic in upstate New York. I am a father to an amazing 8-year-old son. I also suffer from Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Rheumatoid arthritis. Up until January, I was a mess. I could barely move. I was depressed. I was medicated for my disease.


The Discovery of the Meat Diet


Honestly, I had given up on life and was going just going through the motions. Life became just about getting through each day with the least amount of pain and suffering, both mentally and physically.


My job became increasingly difficult, and I actually was at a point where I was unsure if I was going to be able to continue. The doctor even talked about putting me on disability.


The biggest problem I was going through was because I was so depressed and basically gave up. I turned to alcohol. I drank every day and sometimes made very poor decisions.


Then just after Christmas, I began reading up on Dr. Shawn Baker and the Bell brothers, who have been doing this crazy ass diet that is all meat! I was super skeptical, but after a few days, I said, “Screw it, why not!” I mean, I didn’t really have much to lose. So January 1st, I took the leap. How hard is meat and water, I would say to myself.


The Struggle


The first three days were awesome. I was eating steak and eggs and drinking water. Then day four hit. The cravings, the headaches, the nausea. I joined the Facebook group and immediately reached out for help. The group was amazing and convinced me to stay the course. I met so much resistance and hate from people in my life, but I powered through.


The Transformation


Then week 1 ended, and suddenly I felt good. Like, is this real life? I had energy. I could move. My mind was clear, and I suddenly realized I had gone a full week without a drink. I powered through and kept going. Days turned into weeks. Suddenly I had no pain.


I slept through the night. I wasn’t anxious and depressed. I also realized that because I felt so good, I hadn’t taken any of my medications… for anything. The shot I usually take every month for my disease… screw it, I feel great.


A New Beginning


Fast forward to today. I have lost 14 pounds. I wear a size smaller pants. I have set PRs in squats, bench press, overhead press, rows, and deadlifts. I have definitions! What’s that? I can run again. Adding miles every week.


The best is that today I saw my doctor. My blood work was amazing. According to him, I am the healthiest I have been in a decade. I no longer take any medications. This way of eating saved my life. It gave me my life back. I will continue, and now I am focusing on weight loss, but I also want to keep getting stronger! I am proof positive that meat heals!


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.

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