Update April 8 2018 – Jordan Peterson’s Diet – Zero Carb

Hi guys

So Dad’s going on the zero carb diet – that’s the all meat, carnivore diet. With salt and sparkling water.


He had good results with the previous diets. In the greater scheme of things, I would say excellent results. We managed to keep the extreme depressive episodes away, he’s off medication, he lost 50+ pounds, his autoimmune symptoms went away. All in all, great results.

So why the change? He’s doing it for almost the same reason as I did. His anxiety still isn’t under control. It’s under control enough to not need medication, but he still wakes up in the morning with the dread feeling. I had this before I went zero-carb too. Dread, in the morning, fading off by the evening. A little bit too much volatility. Still not a great way to live, even if it’s not full blown depression. His switch over shouldn’t really be that dramatic considering he’s only eating meat and greens right now. There won’t be any cravings. He told me he woke up this morning and figured he didn’t want to live with the anxiety anymore, so he’d give it a try.

I’ll keep everyone posted, and probably do an update in about a week. Mom’s on it, and her arthritis is gone. Dad mentioned that her skin and her legs look better than they have for 10 years.

175 thoughts on “Update April 8 2018 – Jordan Peterson’s Diet – Zero Carb

  1. Benjamin says:

    Mikhaila, I saw on a video that you have low-ish zinc and vitamin d.

    I also have low zinc and vitamin d…no matter what I do.

    I also have bizarre reactions to lots of foods…not true anaphylactic allergies…but I DO have psychological reactions….systemic inflammatory reactions….skin reactions…etc. It’s a nightmare. I’m going to try what you are doing.

    I read about something called Pyroluria where it makes you pee out excessive amounts of zinc. I’m not sure if this is legit, but I’m looking into this. Dr. Klinghardt (lyme doc) talks about this.

    Evidently, borrelia can cause this (according to Dr. Klinghardt). Also, I think that borrelia (“lyme disease”) can also suppress vitamin D levels by blocking the vitamin d receptors. Again, I’m trying to look into this because I thought it was weird that my only abnormal labs were the same as yours.

    I have arthritis, but I tested negative for the rheumatoid factor. My arthritis is nowhere near as sever as yours, though.

    I have Northern European ancestry….which could possibly predispose me to a lot of autoimmune/autoinflammatory issues also…according to some research.

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