This past Saturday, July 20, 2019, marks 30 official days on the carnivore diet for me.
With this blog post, I'll give you the trials and tribulations along the way, as I took pretty detailed notes.
Summary Results of carnivore diet for 30 days
In being on the carnivore diet (eating just meat) for 30 days, my overall Lyme symptoms have decreased, which means inflammation has decreased, which means eating just meat is ideal for lowering inflammation. Nice!
However, this comes at a cost of some tolerable difficulty in the bathroom while Mr. Brown waits on line 2, if you know what I mean. Not nice!
Overall, my quality of life and health has improved to the point where I am more of a normal person. With less symptoms, more and consistent energy, and a greater sense of well-being, I seem much further away from the grasp of a health’s decline.
What were the pros of being on the carnivore diet for 30 days?
What Were The Cons Of Being On The Carnivore Diet For 30 Days?
Here's a detailed timeline outlining my experience on the carnivore diet for 30 days
Will I stay on the Carnivore Diet?
I think so.
I ended my carnivore diet on day 32 by eating an avocado. On potential day 33, I then introduced a green bell pepper.
Today would be day 34 and I awoke this morning achy and inflamed all over. It would appear that green bell peppers are a no go, but for now, I'm going to go back to just meat and try avocado again next week.
What did I eat on the Carnivore diet?
The majority of my carnivore diet consisted of just ground beef, chuck roast, lamb, and sockeye salmon. That's it!
A lot of people talk about adding in salt for electrolytes, and possibly even supplementing with electrolytes during the transition phase.
I had salt a couple of times, but noticed I did better without it. Too much salt, and the body starts depleting potassium, which then depletes magnesium, which then depletes calcium, etc.
I also found drinking less water helped in maintaining electrolyte levels as well.
To ameliorate muscle twitching from low magnesium, I switched mainly from Poland Spring to Evian.
Carnivore Diet Day 30 Conclusion
I went on the carnivore diet for 3 reasons:
I can for sure say that my yeast and Lyme symptoms have waned, but I do still have excessive belching and nausea.
This could be due to an ulcer, of which I've begun to take low dosages of oregano oil and it seems to be working.
What I'm going to do is stick with the carnivore diet for now, but slowly start increasing the oil of oregano and see what that does for the gut.
I'll probably try adding in avocado again sometime next week, and if I'm feeling brazen, maybe even some celery.
I'd also like to get a blood panel done just to make sure everything on the inside looks as good as I've been feeling.
The carnivore diet, once I adapted to burning fat for energy (day 18), really shined for me. I definitely did not get worse on it, I definitely did not stay the same, but I definitely felt better.
Not 100% better, but enough to keep me feeling more normal and less ailing. I'm much encouraged now to see how a yeast treatment could complement this zero carb diet.
Well I am herxing a little bit this morning mainly with brain fog but I don't attribute it to Lyme. This herx I believe is due to candida die off which would have been directly related to the delicious and excessive amount of turmeric I added to my dinner last night. No more than an hour later I had extreme pains in my small intestine but after riding it out, the pain ceased within a couple hours.
The only other time I had pain that bad was after consuming raw coconut and oil of oregano, both of which are big anti-fungals just like Turmeric. I'll be sure to watch how much Turmeric I use in my eggs from now on.
See, what has occurred here is a phenomenon that is nothing but overlooked. I unintentionally used food as medicine. See most people in the industrialized world are lead to believe that there exists just disease and a cure, known or unknown. It should be obvious that this perspective has been drilled into our heads by modern day corporations.
The Oil of Oregano is really kicking the crap out me
I hope this makes sense
I'm sitting here at the computer screen completely zoned out
I'm struggling to find the words
I feel like a zombie
Your exterior is never an honest reflection of your insides
If only my face could truly paint how I feel
If for a moment I could transpose my being to someone else
Only then would they realize the pain
I would stare at them
They would tell me to take it back because it was unbearable
For a moment I would live in a body without plaque
As unimaginable as it would leave, I'd take it back
For this is my struggle
This is their understanding
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