Hi Shawn, I wanted say thank you and to let you know how important I think it is that you, and others like you, continue to spread your message. You give people “permission” to try options that other health care professionals would not offer and/or completely dismiss.
I have been suffering from ulcerative colitis since 2010, and by going on a meat heavy, low carb, low fibre diet, I managed to get myself out of a flare-up and completely drug free for 2 years now. My gut health has never been better and I feel like I am in control of my life and my body again. It’s priceless.
If I listened to my gastro telling me that diet doesn’t make a difference and that I should always be eating lots of fruits, veggies and fibre, I would be on heavy medication and my life would be very different. Cutting out fibre, grains and greatly reducing veggies and fruits has been life changing for me. I want to add that I was never eating an “unhealthy” diet. It was full of whole, unprocessed foods.
I feel that it’s so important that you continue to spread your message, to challenge the status quo and to continue to encourage people to try different things, and that they should never feel shamed by their doctors, peers, or society about it.
Last thing, I love that you note that carnivore might not be for everyone, and that you don’t necessarily need to be 100% carnivore if you try it, but that it has the potential to alleviate so much suffering and even save lives. This subtlety in your messaging is not lost.
Sorry for the novel, but this is near and dear to me.