Matt suffered two cerebral strokes about three years apart. The first was an Ischemic stroke that happened in 2015, and the second one was a hemmorhagic stroke that occurred in 2018. He was battling high blood pressure for close to two decades and it culminated to these two incidences.
When he had the second stroke he was rushed to a hospital to have brain surgery, because of a brain bleed that resulted from the hemmorhagic stroke. After the surgery the doctor gave him a 40 percent chance of survival.
Prior to the first stroke Matt was primarily a vegetarian and during the second stroke he was a strict vegan. Fortunately, a year after the 2nd event he revisited the carnivore diet and started eating meat again (thanks to Dr. Shawn Bakers podcast interview with Joe Rogan) . This is where he saw his blood pressure finally make its way down and eventually to normal.
Matt attributes much of the carnivore way of eating to his physical wellness and recovery.