I recently completed my first year as 100% carnivore, eating only meat, fish, salt and water. For 41 years, I had been vegan/vegetarian, being almost totally vegan during that time.
When I became vegan in the 1970s, it was because I believed that all meat production was cruel (‘meat is murder’!!) and that a plant-based diet is clean and healthy.
41 or so years later, I was almost completely house-bound with arthritis, anaemic, always tired, always cold, always hungry and fed up, with digestive problems that, despite being slim, left me looking six months pregnant by the end of every day. At my worst, on most days I was having to sleep after breakfast and after lunch, and going to bed at about 5.30pm.
I researched meat production and realised that there is no shortage of ethically-produced meat. I also learned from Shawn Baker, Jordan Peterson, Sally K Norton, Phil Escott et al about anti-nutrients in vegetables and the healing power of meat, which is our ancestral diet and should be our heritage. I experimented for a couple of years, adding eggs and fish, and now eat only beef, salt and water – 100% carnivore.
The arthritis has almost melted away, the bloating has completely gone – in fact I didn’t know my tummy was capable of being so flat! My skin is clearer, my hair is thickening again, and – this one is really exciting – my muscles are getting stronger and stronger. Best of all, the brain fog I suffered from for decades is lifting and I find I can understand complicated concepts that would have defeated me not long ago. I’m also calmer and more positive than I have ever been. In fact, the improvement in my mood was almost immediate when I switched to the all-meat diet.
When I see photographs of myself from years ago, I can see how puffy and bloated I always was, even when I was young. I never looked forward to anything because life in general was a tremendous physical and emotional challenge to me. Now I feel much more forward-thinking and vibrant…even though this is a time when most people are experiencing the exact opposite.
At 79 years young, I am looking forward to an even healthier old(er). I have never felt so happy and positive.
Over the years I had experimented with adding back in different animal foods, such as eggs and fish