Real People, Real Results
Hello, my name is Joette. Let me show you what an 80lb transformation looks like. In fact, the first 2 pics were taken the day before I had a gastric lap band installed. (18 years ago.) 7 years later the band would fail & nearly kill me. I had an emergency surgery & to have it removed. The 80lbs I had lost from the surgery came back almost immediately! I had a band on my stomach, which restricted my food intake, which also restricted my nutrients that lead to poor metabolism, destroyed my hormone health, etc…
On my way back again
Since Jan. 3, 2017 I have been effortlessly losing the 80lbs again, but have never restricted my calories, I have never felt starved or deprived! I’m sure I have fixed my metabolic health, hormones, depression, anxiety, cellular heath & much more! Up to July 31st 2018, I was eating #ketogenicdiet . Aug. 1, 2018 (my birthday) I switched to the #carnivorediet … My journey wasn’t just weight loss anymore, it was healing!
No more meds
I’m off 24 meds now, a CPAP machine, inhaler, infusions from the doctors office every 8 weeks, Celiac Disease & IBS under control, no more hypertension that had to be controlled with 4 different meds and ‘3’ Autoimmune Diseases in remission!
Carnivore challenge feeling good
I’m so thankful that @kendberry.md put a 1 month Carnivore challenge out that August! This way of eating has been life changing for me! Once I had completed that first month of Carnivore, there was NO WAY I was turning back! I had forgotten how it felt to feel good… I couldn’t remember ever feeling as good as I did in my life! People may think I’m strange for this way of eating! I don’t care, it’s working!
My health journey
I just want to share my health journey with you & maybe give someone a little encouragement. I am not where I want to be yet, but I’ve come a long way… I had been struggling for about 6 years with a LOT of symptoms that couldn’t seem to be diagnosed. So many different symptoms that I was sent to a Rheumatologist, Pulmonologist, Cardiologist, Hematologist & a Neurologist. As you can imagine, all of these Specialist found something to diagnose me with. And naturally they all began prescribing the meds…
Lots and lots of meds! 26 different medications to be exact. This took them about 3 years to do… So for the second half of the 6 years I should have been feeling better all medicated up, right? Nope, instead I ballooned up to 234lbs & actually felt worse. The diagnosis was Depression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Sjogren’s Syndrome & Celiac Disease. Plus, I had Hypertension & Sleep Apnea, with a touch of Neuropathy.
Keto for weight loss
I decided to try to take charge of my weight on Jan. 3, 2017 with the Ketogenic Diet that I had heard about. Plus, it would be gluten-free for the Celiac Disease that I had just been diagnosed with. Well, I lost 80lbs in just 1 1/2 years… I discovered that this way of eating was definitely going to be sustainable. But, I felt like there had to be more benefits that I could be getting out of this way of eating, because I had heard & read stories of people healing their depression, etc… The only thing I had under control was the Celiac Disease. This is when I took the Carnivore Diet challenge…
Carnivore for optimal health
I thought what the heck, my weight is stalled so I might as well give it a try. I don’t think 2 weeks has passed into this Carnivore Diet I noticed that I was walking better, I didn’t have all the nagging pain I suffered with daily & I was sleeping better! I had some of my regular doctors visits during this time… Guess what?!?! My blood work started coming back amazing!
Confusing the doctor
My bloodwork was so amazing that my Hematologist was scratching his head trying to figure out what was going on… In 3 years that he’d been working with me & giving me iron infusions had he seen my numbers so good. I told the hematologist I knew why they were so good & why I’m feeling so good. I don’t think he wanted to hear what I had to say, but I told him anyway. I told him about the Carnivore Diet! He just did a face plant in his hands while shaking his head & mumbled “I’ve heard this a lot lately.” In the next few months, I never lost any more weight. But, more amazing things started happening! I lost inches, I was able to come off of 24 out of 26 meds & I was able to stop using my CPAP machine!!!
Sharing with others
I want to share, share, share this info with you… Wishing to give hope to others or give someone the courage to try Carnivore if they are having qualms.
I only wish I would had known about Carnivore Diet sooner. Let’s all get the word out!
My name is Amber and I’m 32, 5’4 and 129 lbs .
Starting in 2014 I had been experiencing muscle weakness, joint pain, and neurological symptoms such as: numb hands, loss of feeling in my feet and the sides of my legs. I was also having trouble staying awake during normal functioning hours of the day.
Plant based keto
I switched from the S.A.D. in 2017 to a ketogenic diet, but mostly plant based (less than 25% meat). That helped initially, but I would still flare and have extreme symptoms. I noticed during my worst flare in April 2019 that the flare directly followed a stir-fry vegetarian meal high in greens, seeds, tofu, and olive oil to cook in. I was sick for months with numbness and joint paint, which led me to discover the existence of oxalates and the anti-inflammatory nature of the ketogenic carnivore lifestyle.
Carnivore, all in!
In Sept I went full carnivore: Beef, lamb, organs, bone marrow, tallow, suet, etc. Within 14 days the numbness in my hands was resolved and within a month the remainder of the numbness was gone. Now 4 months in I have minimal joint paint and my gait is unaltered. I have outstanding energy, mental clarity, and a true lust for life I’ve not had since my teenage years. Thank you carnivore diet and all the carnivore doctors and pioneers for showing me the light!
Emily overcame Multiple Sclerosis, depression, bipolar disorder and mental illness by following a carnivore lifestyle.
Having no idea what it was, she suffered from the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis for years. As time went along, the puzzle pieces started fitting together. Simple activities that shouldn’t have had a big impact caused her significant joint pain. This lack of understanding finally became clear when she received the diagnosis of full-on MS.
She was hospitalized for acute dysphasia: a lack of the ability to comprehend or generate speech related to brain disease or damage. In addition, her throat closed up and she couldn’t even swallow water. A barium swallow test was given and it was discovered that there was nothing mechanically wrong with her swallowing ability. Both of these problems were neurological. A number of other tests determined that there was a lesion on her left temporal lobe. Her condition worsened. She couldn’t walk without an assistive device or walker cane. If she didn’t use one, it was as if she simply didn’t have the balance or motor skills to walk: to put one foot in front of the other without giving it some intense thought. All of this was terrifying for her.
Her brother finally sent her a copy of the first chapter of the audio book by Amber O’Hearn. She listened to it and something about it resonated within her to make her realize how miserable she was. Anything she could do to alleviate her misery would be worth the cost.
The carnivore diet supplied those answers. She was now eating meat: ribeyes, chicken, pork, bacon, shrimp, seafood and crab legs. Slowly, her MS symptoms became less and less until they were no more: a period of only a few months. Her ability to walk, her ability to talk and her mental clarity were restored. Subsequent MRI’s indicated that everything was back to normal. She is no longer taking the MS meds.
Concurrently with the MS, Emily also struggled with mental illness and bipolar disorder. She took a daily cocktail of medications which included Prozac, Lithium and Adderall. Even with these medications, there were many days, she just couldn’t get out of bed. She felt miserable and hopeless. For Emily, it reached a point where she could not take care of her son. They both had to move in with her mother.
As already mentioned, her brother helped her to become familiar with Amber O’Hearn and the carnivore diet which, in addition to solving her problems with MS, also provided answers for these additional conditions.
To her, the results were baffling. She had little to no willpower but because of the carnivore diet, she slowly started to see results and gain control of her cravings. She felt joy for the first time in a long time: a vision for the future. She kept up with eating meat becoming stronger and stronger. Working with her psyciatrist, she’s she’s tapered off all of her mental illness medications. She’s not had a depressive or manic episode for a long time and to her, it’s a pretty big deal. She’s never felt better mentally and physically and feels that the best is yet to come.