Finally –

Hi Mikhaila….I want you to know how much you and your dad have touched, moved, and inspired me. I’ve read his book twice and have listened not only to his interviews on carnivory, but life in general. You two are amazing. Ok. Here goes.

I am a 44 year old woman. I have never had an issue with weight and am taking on this WOE for specific health issues that have derailed my life….which i believe comes down to the gut
I have literally SUFFERED since I was about 18 or 19 with chronic daily painful IBS and the complete inability to have regular (or any BMs) at all regardless of what I ate. This made me extremely/overly conscious of everything I ate and from that young age, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food based on what I “could” and “couldn’t” eat….my safe foods weren’t even safe for me. If anything at all they didn’t hurt me further but they certainly didn’t help either.
Through out the years I have done hundreds of cleanses, coffee enemas, colonics, and supplements. NOTHING HELPED.
I always ate a clean diet and went organic as much as possible. I have actually always been a fan of the keto and paleo diets but even those didn’t make a dent. All the vegetables sent me to bed at the end of the day with a bloated belly and feeling water logged.
I have hashimotos likely due to chronic stress from years running my own business for 15 years and being unhappy with the work I do, leaving an abusive marriage, over exercising (running/training,etc) and clearly not eating the proper diet to heal my gut.
4 years ago I experienced perioral dermatitis and although that resolved itself, I still battle dry skin and when I break out, it can take WEEKS to heal.
I also have had on and off amenorrhea which started around the same time my digestive stuff started which was when I started to have sensitive skin. I know it’s connected.

I have a lot of anxiety as well and I simply never just feel “right.” I never feel refreshed and pumped up.

Carnivore Dreams – Keto to Zero Carb

I am a university professor and published literary writer and blogger. I live off the grid on 35 acres on the Little Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I have always been interested in diet and fitness. I have a current blog that is chronicling my diet experiment (I plan to be on this diet until Nov. 30th, then move slowly back to keto, I THINK) after I have my blood work done. I am simultaneously chronicling my dream research (on myself and general research) for a new novel project I am working on. Interested in the diet’s effects on lucid dreaming.

Gym after baby and for the first time since 2015… Suck it up.

I’ve been doing floor exercises since June or July (3 or 4 months), slowly getting stronger. Using 5 pound weights for my arms and just doing bodyweight exercises for my legs with some rubber bands. It started off ridiculously slow. I could hardly do 10 of these guys on my left leg: And I couldn’t (and still can’t) get my leg straight on my right side because of the hip replacement: It started off incredibly frustrating but I got stronger Read More

Health Hacker F(x)

Hey Everyone, If anyone is interested, there’s a Health Hacker’s online event that has free access to a number of interesting speakers. Basically, it’s online talks with a lot of different alternative health individuals. I kind of hate that it’s called alternative health… Anyway, if you want to learn a lot in a short period of time it might be worth listening to. The talks will be available starting November 26th-December 8th then you have to pay for them. They’re Read More

Butcher Box – Beef Delivery Service for the States

Butcher Box codes!!! If you’re in the States (sorry fellow Canadians), there’s a great service called Butcher Box. I tried it when I was down there. There seems to be a Butcher Box service in Canada too which I will try out and post about soon. Here’s some info on Butcher Box in the States: 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork, raised free from antibiotic and hormones. Now, like I’ve said, I don’t Read More

Is Salt Necessary?

SALT – I usually tell people when they first switch over to increase their intake of salt. This can help with muscle cramps. If you’re drinking tons of water though and incredibly thirsty, reducing salt might be a good idea. As of August 27th, 2018, I’ve dropped salt! Why on earth would I do such a thing? I love salt! Especially this salt: Real Salt Welllll I read The Fat of the Land (which I loved. Will write a post on Read More