This is my mom after almost a year of mainly beef and some chicken. She also rarely has lobster and rarely has butter. She doesn’t have mood issues (but did when she was eating gluten). She’s had serious gut pain and trouble since she was a little kid. It took her until she was 40 to realize wheat was a problem, and has been wheat free since then. In 2015 I realized it was probably Celiac disease and she got Read More
50 year old male
Long term depression and anxiety
intestinal inflammation aching joints
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.
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.
In 2005, I was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 18. I was unable to hold a pencil, could barely walk, and was in constant pain. Other notable symptoms included extreme fatigue, depression & anxiety, brain fog, and sleep problems.
The next four years were pretty ugly; I was maxed out on Methotrexate while concurrently taking high doses of Prednisone, Leflunomide, and Humira. Despite being on multiple heavy-hitting meds, I was still struggling with basic day-to-day tasks. Due to my poor response to treatment, the inclusion of an IV treatment such as Remicade was also under discussion.
Thankfully, I avoided Remicade and have slowly reversed my disease over the last 10 years using diet, movement, and functional medicine. I’ve successfully dropped 3 out of 4 meds while lowering my disease activity significantly and hope to eventually be in full remission.
Abby – 37, Female PCOS 5’4 starting weight 67.5kg Smoker, struggle with weight and miles depression whole life.
I´m a 30 year old male, I had all kind of health issues in my life. Asthma and polen- allergy, a tendency to injuries and cancer when I was 16. In the last few years I had problems with stiff joints, my circulation, depression and anxiety. Anxiety and a tendency to depression is also a life long issue for me.
I am a 33 year old female recently diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder. I deal with joint pain, hand swelling along with numbness, extreme fatigue, muscle pain, muscle twitches and spine pain.
57 yr old geezer, male, sciatica, walking problems, sitting problems, fatigue, digestive problems, sleep disorder.
I’m mid fifties female. Overweight, prediabetic, fatty liver, severe spinal stenosis which leads to many other problems such as chronic debilitating pain, lack of sleep (which opens the door to even more problems: brain fog, cognitive function, etc…) Have tried to eat vegetarian, raw. Through this I found an intolerance to many veggies, fruits, grains, beans, and legumes.