Gabrielle H.

I started 2015 by adopting a gluten-free, low-carb lifestyle.

I had suffered from anxiety since the age of six, and added chronic stress to that when I was in my thirties. Many other symptoms would come up later, including irritable bowel syndrome in 2005, severe joint pain/muscle ache, lack of sleep, lack of concentration, depression and finally, a breakdown in 2009. Conventional medicine scratched only the surface. I was grasping at straws last year with my trying to exclude different foods from my diet, suffering acid reflux all the while. I would fall asleep to be awakened by a dead arm and, in panic, try to get the circulation back.

This regimen has saved my life. Within five days I started to sleep. Within twelve, I broke free of depressive moods. I have no joint pain or muscle ache now, no acid reflux at all. My gut feels like it’s been repaired. I do not eat any carbs and do eat a high-fat diet with extra virgin olive oil, coconut, butter, and the like. I feel energetic and feel my brain is functioning again. I am 63 now and am looking forward to getting even better. Last week, I started eating fermented foods like kimchi, red cabbage, and cauliflower. In a week or so, I will be excited to find even more improvement in my overall health.


-Gabrielle H.

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  • Emaho

    Thanks for telling your good story. And the good news just keeps on rolling in…

  • Shanda

    This is inspiring!! As I was reading this, I was wondering if anyone else has the same reaction I do with other people. Does anyone else want to just shake people and ask why aren’t they doing this? So few do it, but the results are AMAZING! It’s almost like it’s too good to be true, but here it is. If you’re reading this, thank you Dr. Perlmutter for saving so many lives!! Yes, now I’m in med school to do primary care to get people OFF of medications, or at least the ones that listen.

    • David Perlmutter

      We need to help folks see the value in this by continuing to share this information!