I went nutritional keto before I went carnivore. My dad always said, “Any diet that restricts an entire food group can’t be healthy. Moderation is the key.”
After struggling for years with my weight I found another way to lose the weight…HCG (a pregnancy hormone). I started at 326 and ended at 170ish. It left me with adrenal issues. Even after all that weight loss, I still struggled. Because when I tried to eat normal, I noticed the weight creeping up. Then I was hit with a diagnosis of cancer and adrenal insufficiency. The weight piled back on due to medication (steroid) and cancer treatment. I went back to 240 and no matter what I did, I stayed there.
So. then I surfed the net out of desperation, and this is what I found…The Carnivore Diet. It was said to be the ultimate elimination diet. What prehistoric man ate. Seemed easy enough eat meat, lose weight. But the Internet is full of people with advice. I started at a couple of websites that seemed trustworthy. I read several books, i.e. The Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino, MD; the Carnivore Cure by Judy Cho, NTP; Why We Get Sick, by Benjamin Bikman, PhD.; Cholesterol Clarity, by Jimmy Moore and Eric C. Westman, MD; and The Carnivore Diet, by Shawn Baker, MD. I read the studies they recommended and basically spent months diving into whether or not the carnivore diet was healthy. What I found amazing me.
The research shows not only will you lose weight, as a biproduct of a healthy metabolism and body, but the carnivore diet has helped hundreds of thousands of people not only improve symptoms of chronic health issues but CURE it. Yes, that’s right CURE IT. Here are some of the health issues cured and helped by the carnivore diet: (not a complete list)
Mental Health Issues
The ones in bold I have experience with and have cured in myself.
Here is some of the research I have read along the way. You read it and tell me what you think.
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16871438 (Gastroesophageal reflux)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20338665 (Diet and Acne)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21904085 (ADD/ADHD and Sugar)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3184556/?tool=pubmed (ADD/ADHD & Celiac)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2955631 (Alzheimer’s)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348713 (Alzheimer’s)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4937039/ (Ketones & Cognitive health)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10078488 (Fat, Fatty Acids & Breast Cancer)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7730878 (Colorectal polyps & high fiber low fat)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3086654 (Dietary polyunsaturated fat in relation to mammary carcinogenesis in rats)
- https://www.atherosclerosis-journal.com/article/S0368-1319(67)80041-3/fulltext (Cholesterol vehicle in experimental atherosclerosis)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7729918 (Cholesterol)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19081406 (Lipid levels)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928595/ (CVD risk factors/Type 2 Diabetes)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2035468 (transient hypercholesterolemia of major weight loss)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19082851 (Carb restriction/metabolic syndrome)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3750440/ (cardiovascular disease)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/ (Reduce or stop fiber for constipation)
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15844715/ (IBS)