Testimonials

#1 Susan

#2 Olivia

#3 Celia

#4 Lisa Vaughan

#5 Joe Ascoli

#6 Nanci Fulmek

#7 Troy Jones

#8 Bodhi Kenyon

Link to Bodhi's blog post: 
https://northstarfitness.org/the-how-to-carnivore-challenge/

#9 Cory Dean

#10 Susan

#11 Celia

#12 Pam S

I still can’t believe it! After listening to countless carnivore podcasts for the past four years, I finally made the leap. I went strict keto four years ago and lost 70 pounds! 

When I started a new job two years ago, I was too embarrassed to tell my new coworkers that I didn’t eat bread. They took me to a restaurant that served only pizza, so I ate my first bread in two years! 

It was all downhill from there. I tried unsuccessfully to get back on the plan multiple times, only to fail. I even paid for books, classes, apps, and coaching. Nothing worked! I gained back 40 pounds! So debilitating.

Somehow, this time was different. Despite having to buy treats for my students, coworkers, and family, I abstained. It certainly wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I did it!

I feel great! No bloating, no reflux, no maddening addictive behaviors! I feel free!

Thank you for all your positive support and encouragement. Keep up the great work!

#13 Elsbeth

So, about 3 years ago, I decided to give the Keto lifestyle a try, and let me tell you, it has been quite a journey! I've lost over 70kg, which is no small feat. But you know what kept me going? My WHY. You see, I've been dealing with osteoarthritis and stage 3 lipoedema, and the Keto lifestyle actually helped reduce the inflammation. Amazing, right?

But here's the thing, as I was on this Keto journey, I stumbled upon something called oxalate problems. I had no clue what that was at first, but I dug deeper and found myself leaning towards the carnivore lifestyle. So, about 4 months ago, when I found Dr. Anthony Chaffee, I made the switch to strict Carnivore. And let me tell you, it has made a world of difference! The inflammation practically vanished within a couple of months. However, I wasn't really losing weight as I hoped. That's when I decided to tweak my ratios a bit. I went from 70:30 to 80:20 just a week ago, and guess what? The weight is finally shifting!

#14 Maria B

Dear Dr. Chaffee, Simon and all my fellow Carni-Pals,

Thank you so much for bringing this WOE to my attention,

And for all the support and smiles I have had here.

It took a while to re-condition myself to listening to my body and meeting it's need. Isn't it crazy that an animal (me) evolved from eating meat YET made the decision to avoid it for 40yrs.

Thank goodness my body is forgiving me. Eating fat and meat my body has lowered triglycerides, increased HDL, lowered blood pressure, lowered insulin and glucose, cleared all Liver markers, reduced body fat, increased testosterone, increased muscle mass, increased bone density. This lifestyle has cured me of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, hip pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis.

As my pain and mental health resolved my energy improved and I wanted to get out, to walk, to skip and even to run, to swim and to play . At last, I have recovered the joy of living. I am now happy and able to face whatever challenges may come.

Thank you 🙏

#15 Kym W

#16 Lucy R

Hi Dr. Chaffee,
I would love to join the November group, however, because I'm doing so incredibly well on a strict carnivore diet now for 7 months, (no coffee, tea, sweeteners, or spices) I am too busy!
You and Simon have helped me a lot along this journey in past challenges which have been invaluable to me. I wouldn't have the success I'm experiencing without the help I received from both of you and the community. 
I now have a new job and I love it! There is no way this would have happened had I continued along in my old lifestyle. I wouldn't have had the physical energy level required, the mental clarity, or the calm presence of mind to face a fairly steep learning curve.
I feel super young and vibrant at 63 and it feels fabulous to be out in the world and engaged. I work, I swim, and I eat meat––life is good! 
It was important to me that you know how much you've helped me; and still help me, as I listen to your interviews and your youtube videos.
With kind regards,
Lucy

#17 Mike Taupier

"365 Day Journey Executed. Started one year ago today and Joined Decembers Carnivore challenge. Learned so much along the way. The last 3 months strict eating with the 30 Day Carnivore Challenge Group and dropped the final 27 pounds like it was Butter!!! 275 lbs To 200 lbs this morning. Thats 75 pounds and packed on some Muscle along the way. I also followed a mental toughness program along the way, which helped me focus and execute daily. This man is on FIRE. Thank you everyone for your guidance and support. JUST KEEP SWIMMING" Mike Taupier

#18 Celeste P

"30 days completed 10/18.
  1. Great energy, no need for coffee. (Still on thyroid).
  2. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists and don’t need to wear my braces anymore!
  3. I have plantar fasciitis in both feet, arthritis in my right foot, faucet joints and pre-arthritis in my shoulders. My knees have also been hurting. ALL 95% better. I used to go to the gym SIX DAYS/WK to do back and leg strengthening exercises and I don’t do any of that now!
  4. This is the only diet I’ve ever done (and I’ve done a lot) that has kicked my hot buttered biscuit, chocolate, and donut cravings.
  5. I’ve lost 12 pounds.
  6. My mental fortitude is a lot better. I’m still depressed but I can weather it MUCH better. Far more cheerful.
  7. My eyesight has improved!
  8. Never gassy or bloated.
  9. Never hypo glycemic. Can fast!
  10. May have convinced my 15 year old to give up vegetarianism at the least, and maybe go carnivore at the best.
  11. May have convinced my 19 year old recently diagnosed schizoaffective to try carnivore, or at least keto, or at least no sugar, then wheat, then dairy. Please keep up prayers for them both!

    Thank you Dr. Chafee, Simon, and everyone who has responded to posts and posted awesome shares!"

#19 Larry W

Price of admission is covered (10 days in).

I got my salt right, I got my fat right, my portions are right, my steaks are aging in the fridge, I’ve made a bunch of new recipes (even entertained some sad eaters with carni!) I would ask more questions but I keep finding the answers in the course.

#20 Lisa V

"5 months eating a carnivore style plan and my life long gut pains bloating spasms and reoccurring. SIBO-C is fully resolved. Arthritic pains in my thumbs and toes gone.

Energy is stable and sustained.

7 kilos of weight easily shed. Weight that had been slowly increasing as I headed into menopause.
The first photo is a typical day of bloat after eating a “healthy diet full of vegetables and low fat”. I have been gluten free for many years but tried all the typical Fodmap style diets, to no avail.
Desperate and tired of having a sore belly every single day I found carnivore and thought “I have nothing to lose”
I started with one month. Then the next. Then the next. Each month refining my “version of carnivore” to a more full carnivore style easily loving this lifestyle and eating style. It feels in alignment with my ancestral history.
Day by day I feel better and better.
Stronger in the gym and clearly getting leaner as I proceed.
As a health practitioner I have patients daily asking “What are you doing to look so very well and young”.
I smile and say “Just following a human specific diet. I eat meat and feel better than ever.”
 
#21 Cynthia

"This is a great encouragement and good value for the price. Where else do you have unlimited access to a doctor for answers? Community was great and always encouraging. Great way to break carb addiction if you don’t cheat yourself."

#22 Michelle

"I've found just beef, salt and water is the golden ticket for me.
I haven't had the weight drip away but I have noticed my body changing sharp. One day I might get that miracle weight drop. Slow and steady wins the race!
My sleeping has improved. My VCD, similar to asthma but isn't, has changed. I don't cough anymore. That's after a lifetime of coughing. Even hubby has noticed it. I am proud of myself on that one.
My energy has increased. My memory has also improved. Not sure how to explain it. I can see the world clear through my eyes from an improved brain. It all seems clearer. Hope that sense.
I'm an very happy 😊"

#23 V. B.
Such valuable, truthful information! Thank you 🤗.
I can testify that the carnivore diet has improved my arthritis pain, aided in my weight loss efforts, calmed my intestines and all this since November 14, 2023.  
Arthritis pain from all kinds of injuries from my 20’s have side-lined my ability to exercise the way I want to, the way I need to, to keep my weight and inflammation down.  That injury-pain-weight gain cycle 🔄 became imbedded.   
Simply walking became unbearably painful and for two years I just couldn’t seem to heal (plantar fasciitis + achilles tendonitis and probably gout). I could relate to Sally Norton’s story on her plant-based diet dis-ease symptoms and the comfort she found reducing oxalates in her diet. I wanted to learn more.  
Honestly, it was Mikhaila Peterson’s healing experience with the “Lion Diet” that stunned me to the core.  How could a “Beef-Water-Salt Optional Diet“ heal an autoimmune racked body? Dr. Chaffee’s concise reasoning and research on plants being the culprit, however, made sense. 
Could I have gotten this all wrong, all these years?  That plants WERE  the problem?  That my never-ending cycles of yo-yo obesity from my 20’s and ever increasing pain had actual causes to them, indifferent to how disciplined I was?
That my intense love of grilled, fatty steaks since I was a kid made me human, not a “bad person?”  Couldn’t be a fluke. 
Then, after watching HOURS and DAYS of Dr Chaffee’s YouTube videos, seeing his firm stance and rock solid convictions “plants are trying to kill us,” and “that man has survived on animal meat for ions,” I admit seemed like solid science.  My love of Anatomy and Physiology, however, couldn’t be reconciled until I tried the carnivore diet for myself. So I took you guys up on the Challenge!
So far, so good!
At my carnivore diet 90-day mark, February 13th, I’m getting my yearly full blood panel, along with an allergy test, through our functional medicine doctor here. Should be interesting.
So Simon, thanks again, and in the words of my favourite neighbour, “Have a SUPER AWESOME DAY!” 🌞 

#24 Michelle M

1st 2 weeks full carnivore, remaining 2 full Chaffee.
1st time in my life my chronic cough disappeared and my Breathing improved.
Chronic fatigue - gone
Brain fog - gone
Memory improved A LOT!!!
Nose bleeds - gone
Joint pain - gone
Liver/ pancreas pain - gone
Spleen "pinging" - gone
Cluster headaches - gone
Dry eyes - gone
Leg cramps- gone
Hair loss- improved regrowth happening
Finger nails - 1st time
Sleep - wonderful best ever!
Rosacea - improved
Eye sight - improved
Energy levels - improved they are amazing!
Exercise - drastically improved. Sprinting for the 1st time in my life
4kgs - vanished
Reduced dress size by 1 very
Feel happy in my skin for the 1st time.
Loving life, loving my body, loving where I am going, most of all loving you guys.

#25 Caroline

First month on 'How to Carnivore Challenge' and the effects have only been positive.

The sleep quality has gone through the roof, sleeping right through the night, waking up so refreshed and rested, no night sweats.

Skin has brightened and feels smoother.

Knee joint pain has started easing and commuting to and from work is so much better as a result, energy has improved, used to feel so lethargic.

Oh and before I forget, I've lost 10kg (22lbs).

Thanks to this wonderful community for all the chats, advice, inspiration, Q&A sessions etc. I've learned so much. A HUGE thank you to Dr. Chaffee
 and Simon for all you do!!

Much appreciated. Keep spreading the word! 😇💫

#26 Daniel L

This month has been a massive win.

Jan 31st I was 78.9kgs, suffering with bloating and symptoms of IBS, as well as having gut issues due to polyps in the gall bladder and a large cyst in the pancreas. I was addicted to both coffee and alcohol and maintaining a strict diet just wasn’t following those addictions.

29 days of strict meat and water later and I’m 72.7kgs, not bloated at all. My stools have corrected themselves. I have no interest in coffee or alcohol. My muscles are more pronounced and I have more energy all day. I no longer feel the issues in my gut like I did. An ultrasound next week will tell me where the cyst, etc are at.

This has been an amazing turnaround in just 29 days. Can’t wait to see how I am after 6 months. Thanks to this community for the information and the inspiration.