After following a strict vegan diet for 15 years — a mom of two has recently decided to eat exclusively meat.
The 44-year-old, Nicole Carter, believes that her vegan diet left her immune system in shambles — adding that now, she has more energy and is healthier after swapping her veggies for steak.
Nicole, who hails from California, decided to become a vegan at the age of 18.
She cut out sugar, alcohol, made her own dried flaxseed crackers and squeezed fresh juice.
That being said, she developed a laundry list of health issues and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2012.
And despite trying to ease her condition — nothing was successful, until she began to consume a meat-based diet.
Nicole says that she now feels both healthier not only in her stomach, but in her mood — saying that she even lost weight.
“I had raging candida overgrowth, hair loss, joint pain, fatigue and insomnia. My blood tests showed almost non-existent levels of iron and Vitamin D. My hormones were low and my thyroid hormones were low despite natural supplements.”
“I had gall stones and pancreatitis which led to gall bladder removal in 2006. I had chronic constipation, gas, bloating and eventually ulcerative colitis. I was hypoglycaemic. I had insomnia at night and no energy all day.”
“I didn’t drink coffee, only organic green tea. I was depressed, had anxiety and felt lost as to how to improve my health.”
She continued, saying:
“I read about Amber O’Hearn doing it [carnivore diet] for mood disorder. I was curious if it would cure my autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis.”
“It is the elimination of all plant and non-animal foods. There are varying degrees, but most carnivores focus on beef and ruminant animals and add in pork, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy to some degree.
“It is extremely nutritious because the nutrients are all bioavailable as opposed to the nutrients in the plants which are bound by oxalates and phytates. It also eliminates foods that are destructive to the human gut such as [fiber.]”
“People think that meat causes cancer, that it causes high cholesterol which may kill you, that it causes diabetes and that it is bad for the environment. None of this is true,” she continued.
“The hard thing for most is eating enough. The other hard thing is the social aspect. Most people can’t wrap their head around it because of being told their entire lives that they need vegetables.”
“My life is entirely better. My health is better, my gut, my energy and my mood. I also have a lot more time for other things now that I don’t spend all my time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up. I also save a lot of money this way.”
“All of the symptoms I mentioned before are gone. I no longer have a life-threatening disease nor any of the annoying symptoms or problems I had before. My autoimmune disease is gone and I am so grateful for what I have learned that got me here.”
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