The Andersen Family Interview Has Been Removed

Joe Anderson asked me to remove his Family’s interview from my website. We are both sorry that this became necessary, but he was receiving many nasty messages through Social Media – and even one to his personal mailbox – because of the diet he and his family choose to eat. As unhappy as I am that their story will no longer be available to inspire others, his children must come first. Thanks for your understanding.

38 thoughts on “The Andersen Family Interview Has Been Removed

  1. I am so thankful i was able to read their story prior to it being removed. I was amazed and inspired. Shame on those who judge when they really dont know. I hope they read this and know that i am one of many that gained from their story. Thank you Anderson family xx

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  2. It was a shock to me that it has been removed, I have pointed many people toward Zero Carb with the help of the Andersen family. It is a pity that we have so many ignorant people in the world that would see their story as anything other than a positive. All the best Joe, Charlene and boys. Thank you for your story.

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  3. I’m so sorry it was necessary to take the Andersen’s story down! I found it incredibly inspiring. Dear Andersens, Thank you so much for sharing your story – it has made a tremendous impact on my life! You are truly inspiring. – Judy

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  4. So happy to have had the privilege of reading the interview before it was removed. Proud to be part of the group who was positively influenced by it. I’m saddened that there is another group out there that is so threatened by it that they would threaten to disturb such a beautiful, healthy family.

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  5. The Andersen’s family interview has been my touchstone. Prayers and best wishes with you all. Stay safe. It is heartbreaking that the help you have provided to so many has afforded you any moments of distress, grief, and regret.

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  6. So sorry this happened! I want to thank you for sharing so other’s could follow this WOE. I am so glad I found it and I am following the ZC way of eating-thank you

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  7. Sorry to hear what happened! It’s a shame the lengths some people go to just because they don’t agree with something. 😦

    Your story is/was inspiring and it’s unfortunate you can’t share it any longer without feeling safe. I hope someday that will change.

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  8. (Originally posted on FB) – Like others have said, [the Andersens’ interview] was the big story that really captivated me and got me to consider this WOE. (I’m still not there, admittedly…doing LCHF and actually VLC most days. But it’s coming! Everyone’s stories are far too convincing and motivating.) I mean, this family is clearly healthy as well as highly intelligent and very learned, and they’re also just ridiculously good-looking, ha ha! The story of Charlene’s health woes especially drew me in, because I’m hoping to find relief myself from physical and mental health issues through ZC. Sadly, lesser folks will always criticize that which they don’t understand. At any rate, I truly hope that they continue doing what overwhelmingly and clearly works for them without intrusion.

    Hi, Andersen family! I hope you have a happy, healthy day today, and enjoy your ribeye tonight! Hugs and support from STL. 🙂

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  9. Wow. I really don’t know what to say. I am stunned by the cruelty and ignorance. The Anderson family interview changed my life. When I read it, I was so inspired that I immediately changed to that way of eating! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry that you have had to deal with nasty people because of it. You do not deserve that, Joe and Charlene.
    Let those people continue to feed their children juice boxes, pop tarts and brightly colored cereals. At least you know that yours will be healthy.

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  10. Ditto! This interview was my introduction to ZC and very inspirational. I totally understand the family’s decision and, of course, wish they did not have to choose between sharing their lifestyle and protecting it.

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  11. I’m glad it has been removed for their sake. Just when I discovered ‘this’ thru their interview, I saw some of the vicious comments. This has meant the world to me and in an instant in time, has changed my life. I wonder if it is possible to get a copy of the interview emailed to me in pdf form. Only today, I shared this with a co-worker who has serious medical issues. Until now I have told only my husband and kids and one other person. This friend at work has Crones disease which is causing her joints to swell and she can hardly move. She is not heavy at all, but she has begun testing in preparation for some intensive toxic drug therapy. I have been thinking about her and possibly telling her about this, but haven’t had the courage until today she told me about the blood work and that she wakes up at night with her entire arm, elbow and shoulder swollen so that she can’t even bend it. I hope so much that she gives this a try and that I can see her bopping around work. I would like to share the interview with her and also keep it for myself for future reference and a keepsake.

    Please let me know if it is possible to get a personal copy emailed to me.

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  12. I am so glad that I was able to read the interview with the Anderson family. That enticed me to read more of the interviews and more of this site. That eventually took me to the Zeroing In On Health Facebook site and the step to go 30 days with just meat and water. I am now on day 51 and feel fantastic. I haven’t had this much energy in the past 2 years. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease a couple of years ago (probably started about 3 years ago since I started losing large amounts of hair then) and found myself, on many days, passing out on the couch by 6 or 7 p.m. because I was so exhausted. I am now able to clean my whole apartment without sitting down every 10 minutes to recover. I feel clear headed. My blood pressure is going down. Reading the stories of others who have just recently started this way of eating and of the veterans of this way of eating on Zeroing In On Health, Zero Carbs – the easy way and on Carnivora Principia and seeing the health benefits they are experiencing is nothing short of astounding. The change in my well-being and the stories of others’ recovering their health is extremely motivating. I attribute all this to the Andersons’ interview. Thank you to them and to this blog. It’s what started me on my journey back to health. I am sad that the interview had to be removed. It’s terrible that there are people in this world who are so close minded and nasty that they would threaten this family, whose lifestyle has both started their children off in the best possible manner and provided so many people motivation to take the pathway back to health.

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  13. Freaking annoying ppl who always have to bully other just because they have a different style of living hate it! Stupid ppl who wrote negative comments about this family go home look in the mirror and praise ur fat! I am very thankful to this family that I read it im overcoming Lyme disease and this is helping me!!!

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  14. I don’t understand haters. I keep similar eating for myself because I know what others think about it. I support Andersen family in 100%. By the way, this interview is still available in full in google cache. However, I don’t know if it can be removed.

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  15. How sad people are so mean sometimes. Reading the Anderson’s interview opened up a new world of eating for me. I’m grateful I got to read it before it needed to be taken down. I wish the very best for the Anderson family.

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  16. I’m about to start this WOE and I’ll have to keep it in secret from most of my friends and family. People can be very rude and don’t like anything that contradicts their beliefs. I’m very lucky to be able to read the interview before it was taken off this page.

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  17. How shameful to attack people for being successful in conquering their health issues! The very people on the attack are likely loading their shopping carts with bread, pretzels, cookies, crackers, cake, pies, frozen pizza, Die Coke, Cheetos, and MSG loaded dinners. And nitwit trolls think they’re French chefs because they can preheat an oven to 375 and follow directions on a cardboard box. Let parents decide what’s best for their children. We’re losing this freedom in the United States. I’m not proud to be an American where I know I’m not free. The Anderson family looks amazingly healthy. And who would guess the age of the parents to be past 40? Their boys look happy and the parents perfectly healthy. There’s a sparkle in their eyes of all four.

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  18. How sad people are attacking them. The Anderson’s story is what brought me to this page and changed my life. They have been an inspiration to many. It’s completely understandable they want to protect their children. They are a beautiful family.

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  20. I have the same request as Scott. I’d love to be able to receive their story to my e-mail. Based on the comments it’s a great story. I’ve been really enjoying interviews on this site and I’d love to read about a family with kids living that way. I’ve been low-carb for 2 years with lots of health benefits and with my body asking for fewer and fewer carbs, so I am considering going completely zero-carb, and for me every inspiration story like that counts.

    Thanks!

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    • I think it is hard to get good information on this issue. I would simply go by how it makes you feel. I definitely react to something in coconut and coconut oil. Perhaps it is not salicylates, but there is something in it my body does not like.

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  21. I am so glad I had already read the Andersen’s story. Very sad that some negative and closed minded people can cause others to have to refrain from sharing their story.

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  22. I too would appreciate the opportunity to read about the Anderson’s journey pertaining to their low carb diet. Please let me know if it is possible to get a copy of their story via email. I have been struggling for years with an array of physical ailments for which I have been unable to find relief. In addition, I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroid disease after knowing for years that something was wrong. I am now exploring the low carb diet but would like to look into the zero carb eating. It sounds as though the Andersons are a true inspiration.

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  23. I would love to read the Anderson’s story. I have enjoyed reading all the testimonials. I have adopted this woe and am receiving great benefit from it. I have been zero carbon for 30 days and have lost 15 pounds and 3 inches from my waist. Would you please email it to me

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  24. I’m sorry it was necessary to take the Andersen’s story down. For me it was truly inspiring. Is there anywhere I can get a copy of the interview? I wanted to show it to some friends of mine and also reread it every time I needed encouragement.

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  25. Hi Andersons,
    You are brave and caring to have shared to begin with!
    My husband and i are greatful to you for such a fine example…
    We are doing exactly ribeyes! And are thriving!
    We are older than you..it is a little worrisome as people get older to make big changes…but you helped us to see that it was not only safe..but also very healthy!
    What a relief from pills and feeling old!
    Thanks
    We are not defined by what people say…but by how we love…

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  26. Well…I just found your site!! Is there any site that the Andersen’s are using or a FB group that they have?? Are they in the FB Zero Carb group?? I have had major thyroid issues which caused me to gain weight, grow Candida and develop leaky gut and food sensitivities AND I have likely had Lyme since childhood but was never diagnosed until now. Also, mold illness and Lyme usually go hand in hand and/or feed off of each other and I too have been exposed to mold mycotoxins for the last 15 years. I am now in the hands of a great Lyme and Mold doctor; Dr. Cagua-Koo in MA and my treatment protocol is likely 12-15 months. ASEA is the main product I will be using to kill off pathogens and the Lyme as well as suppositories to kill any parasites, yeast and pathogens. Diet though is I feel, VERY important in treatment. I started off with Paleo back in 2012 but then got cancer (likely due to being exposed to more mold and toxins in our new home). Anyways, I’ve tried low-carb but did it the wrong way (eating fast food and meal replacement shakes and bars, aspartame ‘Splenda’ poison, etc.). At some point, even eating AIP was enough for me – my gut and Candida issues were too out of control – I gained the most weight when my Lyme symptoms resurfaced just a year after my cancer remission because I was reinfected with Lyme on a camping trip (had the telltale rash) but ignored it until four months later when my vision started to blur. My blood sugar is out of whack too and I’m semi-diabetic….what a mess! 😉 At least I know what and why my health went downhill, again. Thank you for all your info & support!
    Amy in OR

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  27. Myself, my wife and our two children (and our dog) started making healthy lifestyle changes about 7 years ago. We have been on a very similar journey to the Anderson family.
    We quickly learned that trying to share ANY of the changes we made in relation to our children would be vilified by the public at large.
    Give your kids pizza pockets and mountain dew and no one will say a word, in fact you’ll be supported by many who will blame genetics and poor luck for your child’s weight, lack of energy and poor health.
    The chips are squarely stacked against you as a young family in today’s culture. $1.49 for ten chicken nuggets will certainly make your child and those prying eyes happy but I firmly believe as a father your #1 responsibility is to protect your family (yes even ahead of providing).
    My five year old son has NEVER been sick. My teenage daughter is tall, strong, and beautiful. Most importantly, they have zero limitations… anything they want to do from martial arts to climbing to mountain biking, they excel. This was not the case at all for my daughter before these changes.
    Just briefly on my wife and myself. My wife grew up in a “fat family”. Her father was a “scientist” (this is in quotes because he actually worked at FedEx) who always blamed genetics for the fact that he and his wife and his two children were all obese and sick. Having nothing to do with the fact that their lives revolved around television and taco bell.
    Today my wife has tens of thousands of followers on social media and is one of the best known “keto” personalities out there. Of course her parents and brother just don’t get it.

    I grew up eating the standard American diet. Dinner was typically a casserole or meat and three starches. We didn’t over eat and there was no such thing as desert in our house.
    By my late 30s I was fat (240 lbs), had zero energy and very, very sick. At one point I was given a very slim chance at making it another year. I can say with no hesitation that DIET is 100% responsible for my turn around as I took no medication and no procedures.( I was told it was too late) Of course my parents and brother don’t get it and are still sick and fat themselves ( mom currently undergoing chemo).
    So, in summary, YES make these changes!! Make them for yourselves and YOUR FAMILY. But don’t think for a minute that those close to you or the public at large will support these decisions. I would advise leaving ANYTHING about your children or animals completely out of any posts. Make friends of as many zero carbers as you can and share your family’s journey with them…in private. Unfortunately, people have their children REMOVED from the home for parents trying to do the right thing (home school, improving diet, teaching values that run counter to the norm) ALL THE TIME and any potential benefit from sharing with others is simply not worth the risk.

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