The carnivore diet almost killed me

My name is David and this is the story of how I almost died.

Between 2008 and 2010 I had gone through various diets trying to find something that worked for my weight and my energy since I was unhappy with both. I went from a standard UK diet and tried the atkins diet, intermittent fasting, keto, and paleo, when eventually I was introduced to a book about the carnivore diet.

The information in this book changed my life. It taught me all about the myths of modern nutrition and the shortcuts to health, weight loss and all round vitality. At least, I thought it did.

All was great until about a year ago when I started getting twinges in my chest. I must admit, at the time, I had recently gone back to consuming small portions of refined carbohydrates. I was so sure that my issues came from the refined carbs since that notion alligned with what I had learnt from my book, and so I continued on my carnivore journey to great health.

8 months ago I suffered a STEMI heart attack. I was told that if it wasn’t for having access to the best surgeons in my country my triple bypass would have failed.

The doctor told me that I had calcified virtually the entirity of my coronary arteries from the sheer amount of cholesterol and inducing nutrients I had been consuming, although throughout my lifetime, especially highly in the last 8 years.

Fortunately he introduced me to Dr Esselstyn’s research on reversing CVD with a LFPB diet, and after just a few months my heart is virtually unclogged and healthy once again, minus the permanent injury incurred.

I am 42 years old.

2 Comments

  1. admin | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing you powerful story with us David. Hopefully this will serve as a cautionary tale to others trying to heals themselves with meat, of all things. God Bless You!

  2. Michelle Fallon | | Reply

    David, I’m so sorry to hear your your story. I think we were all duped and I feel, from your story, I’ve had a very, very luck escape. Love and prayers, Michelle xxxxx

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