Childhood Struggles with Anemia Since I was a child I struggled with anemia that the pediatricians had no explanation for. I remained athletic nonetheless, competing in wrestling, tennis, and rugby, but I was always anemic and lacking in endurance. At the behest of my pediatrician I tried an iron supplement for a period of time even though my iron studies
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Helen manages chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), hereditary spherocytosis on carnivore diet
Helen battled a constellation of severe health challenges. With her life hanging in the balance, she turns to an unlikely ally for aid – the carnivore diet. This is a story of persistence, change, and a unique dietary approach. A Struggle with Chronic Illnesses Helen endures a complex combination of health problems. Anemia, a blood disorder called hereditary spherocytosis, and
Gina is a 52-year-old dental hygienist who began the carnivore diet in November 2022. She began running in her 40s and did really well for the first few years, completing 5Ks and ultramarathons. In 2019, at 49, she entered a 50-mile race for her 50th birthday. By the end of 2019, Gina started having health issues. While running,
From Vegetarian to Carnivore: Charity’s Journey Charity is a carnivore coach who previously was a vegetarian for over ten years, “super grain heavy, super bean heavy.” She was experiencing severe gut issues and “had chronic constipation for three solid years. Every single day I dealt with this.” She would also get hungry, very emotional, and sweaty when she was
Melanie’s Health Struggles Melanie has been struggling with her health for years. Melanie says as a child; she ate the Standard American Diet, which included a lot of bread and pasta. Melanie says she always loved meat and didn’t like vegetables unless they were doused in butter. When Melanie was just sixteen years old, she started going gray,
Sara’s Journey to a Plant-Based Diet Sara did not realize the seven years she spent eating plant-based (first as a vegetarian, then vegan, and lastly raw vegan) would do so much damage to her health. She says she now realizes she was “brain-washed.” She speaks of her government pushing a meatless diet. Sara also says she felt she
Carla’s Background and Early Eating Habits Carla has never been a person who ate the Standard American Diet. Growing up in the 1970s, her mom experimented with eating vegetarian throughout her childhood and teen years. Later in her twenties and thirties, Carla said she continued to eat what most people consider healthy. She ate a lot of chicken
Rhonda’s Journey to Better Health Rhonda grew up on a family farm, eating organically raised and wild game. When she became a mother, she started eating a lot more carbohydrates to stretch her budget, turning her diet for the worse. “I can remember so many times of that constant yo-yo of the coffee and then the carb crash
Trudi’s Health Struggles Trudi struggled with her physical and mental health for most of her life. She suffered from chronic inflammation, which eventually led to acute pancreatitis and landed her in the hospital. She was severely anemic and had to supplement with iron tablets to be able to function. Temporary Solution: Gastric Bypass Surgery “I was always
I was raised with a typical German diet: sugar cereal or toast for breakfast, pasta, rice or potatoes for lunch, cake or cookies as an evening snack, and bread for dinner. Really high in carbohydrates, sugar, low in protein and nutrients. My typical day consisted of 4-5 meals. Because of my active childhood, I always had an athletic/normal body.