If I had this tool right when I was diagnosed with autoimmune, I think my recovery would have been a much smoother, less bumpy path. (well, and if I had it before then, it would have saved me from the deficiencies of veganism!). The fact that I was vegan during most of my later developmental years (13 to 20) makes me sad and mad, but this is the first time I actually feel hope to recover & rebuild on a cellular level. A small list of the very long list of consequences = Grave's disease, all metabolic syndrome markers, teeth literally breaking in half, gastrointestinal inflammation & impaction, brain fog, permenant state of fatigue, never ending sense of hunger however much I ate, perpetual feeling of anxiety, depression, skin rashes, brittle nails with deep ridges (indicates nutritional deficiencies)... & with vegan becoming MORE popular, especially with the youth, I'm concerned about later consequences + makes me even more passionate to advocate healthy animal foods. To think about all the days & experiences I missed when sick & in pain fuels me to want to give others who are in that position options and hope & I wouldn't change a thing because its brought me to where I am now with an increased capacity for compassion.
I'm nowhere near my best & it's a process, including one of self-acceptance, compassion and active examination of what works and what doesn't, but fuck, life is better on carnivore.