Hello, my fellow carnivores (or the “carnivore curious!”) My name is Robin, and I live in San Diego. I am 57, and have been a carnivore for 2 years now. My story is not one about looking cute in a bikini and losing weight, although I did lose 35lbs and 5 inches off my waist. To me, that was a pleasant side effect of going carnivore!
My main story is about epilepsy. I’ve had a seizure disorder since I was 22, and I’ve tried multiple ways to control these seizure disorders: (multiple medications, no medication) with varying degrees of success. I’ve been on a keto diet to help control these seizures since 2008, and that was partially successful; the seizure disorders did partially improve with keto. However, since I’ve gone carnivore, my seizures have completely gone! Not just improved/better/marginally better, they’re GONE! That to me is like having a whole new life. It is amazing!
While I hesitate to pronounce officially “cured” of my seizure disorder, because I am not completely free of medications yet, at the current time I am taking one fifth of the medication I used to take on a daily basis. That is a major load off my metabolism! The anti-epileptic medications have multiple side effects, including things like osteoporosis that I would rather not get…
In any case, while working my way off that bit of medication, I am feeling awesome! I am back to my highschool weight and muscularity, I have no pains in my knee joints (they used to creak!) and something strange has happened…people keep asking me about my skincare routine. They say my skin is just glowing and luminescent! I am not using ANY skincare products at all at the age of 57. I don’t need them! I tell people I am “moisturizing from the inside out.” I think that’s what the carnivore diet does for you.
I hope as many people as possible will try the carnivore diet! What do you have to lose except your eczema, your IBS, your creaky joints, and all those other things that are wrong that we simply attribute to normal aging? That is NOT normal aging! For me, “normal aging” means feeling awesome at 57! That’s what I am doing. I wish you all the best success as you carnivore on!