I’ve been working with Michael as a caregiver since December 2019. During that time, Michael shared a lot of nutritional information and advice with me about my history of gastrointestinal issues and declining health. These include Celiac disease, anemia, splenomegaly, chronic migraines, uncomfortable eating accompanied by nausea and vomiting, constipation, vitamin deficiencies, and osteopenia in my lumbar spine and hips. I also received a recent diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, in which the mast cells in my immune system overproduce histamines and induce an allergic reaction. Michael and I worked together to configure a low-oxalate, low-histamine, carnivore diet plan tailored specifically to me.
I began to eat “carnivore-ish” on February 25th, 2020. According to Dr. Paul Saladino, “carnivore-ish” describes the diet in which someone is primarily eating animal products with a few exceptions of fruits and vegetables. While I am still transitioning into a full carnivore diet, I have completely eliminated grains, green leafy vegetables, dairy, and coffee. I have incorporated a drastically significant amount of grass-fed red meat and saturated fat into my diet.
Michael has also recommended vitamins and supplements to help my body heal itself. I am currently taking K2, D, Iron, Calcium, and ReMag (highly absorbable Magnesium).
Since then, I have been noticing drastic changes in my mood, physiological responses to stimuli, and feelings of alertness and energy. I am consistently waking up without an alarm and falling asleep much more easily than I used to. I no longer feel the need to jolt myself awake with caffeine every morning or force myself to power down at night. When I wake up, I am fully awake and feel great throughout the day. I have not thrown up or felt any abdominal pain since I began eating “carnivore-ish”. This includes having more regular bowel movements with a healthy consistency, albeit black stools (Michael and I have attributed this to increased bile production from digesting meat). I have not been getting sick as often as I used to. For the first time in almost a decade, my body feels strong and unencumbered by illness.