https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a22994753/carnivore-diet/

This one is soooo bad. Healthy grains are good and eating only meat leads to bone loss and organ failure. Of which there are how many cases? Oh zero? Literally just lying. And it’s written by a registered dietician. Shameful.

116 Comments

  1. Jim Kennedy on September 10, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I guess GH isn’t alt right? (sarcasm) I no longer listen to RDs. They have lost ALL credibility (same for some Harvard “scientists”)

  2. Meghan Smith on September 10, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Why give these people any publicity? The proof is in the meat.

    Oh, a question… I’m a reoccurring “stoner”, kidney stones that is. My Urologist councellec me after my last stone to avoid eating meat(particularly red). Any thoughts on this?

    By the way, I used to suffer from really bad allergies, low mood, and a number of other things. I trained for racing bicycles as a cat 1 cyclist and track and went against common carb practices “athletes” cling to. My diet was basically all protien(very strict) with one cheat day a week. My performance shot up dramatically, my mood increased (except for a few hours after a cheat meal where I completely crashed), allergies went away(except when I reintroduced carbs, then I’d get itchy sometimes right after carbs), and a number of other benefits. I always had people by asking me what my secret be was… I told them that I ditched carbs for meat… No one believed me. Thier loss I guess. I don’t follow the diet as strictly these days but I thought I’d share anyways.

    Thanks!

    • Lan Kosta (@Lann5000) on September 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

      There are several types of kidney stones but if your doc is telling you to stop eating red meat it’s probably a uric acid stone. One of the ways to help prevent it is to drink more fluids, especially during althetic activities. If your urine is a dark yellow or it’s getting into the brown color you are dehydrated. This is especially true if you ever had gout attacks. Typically though, reducing alcohol intake and increasing water intake generally reduces the chance of getting kidney stones without changing your diet. I personally eat a diet high in meat and salt so I typically drink at east a gallon of water and/or electrolyte drinks.

  3. Linda Porter on September 10, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I have a history of stones too but have not had any trouble at all eating only meat and adding butter to my coffee. Mood has dramatically improved too!

  4. Steph on September 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Mikhaila,
    Just a quick question – did you have any discontinuation symptoms when you tapered off of anti-depressants? How fast did you taper? Just trying to be mentally prepared, thanks!

    • Mikhaila on October 1, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      I didn’t, and I tapered off very quickly. 2 weeks. Dad did though for about 3 weeks. Brain zaps. Quite unpleasant from what I hear.

  5. Herb on September 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I was in Baptist Heart Hospital Jacksonville FL (Jordan will be here in a week) and the dietician stormed in and announced that “This is Baptist Heart Hospital, you are NOT having eggs, bacon and sausage for breakfast. Here is your pumpkin muffin and oatmeal…” The hospitalist happened to be in the room and just rolled her eyes. She said she’d take care of it for me, and I thanked her and said I hadn’t eaten in there in two days and was really hungry. Shortly after a guy came in with a huge plate of eggs, bacon, sausage, both link and patty, and a double cheeseburger patty only. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. So hungry at that point.
    Two postscripts:
    1. Low carb is now allowed there.
    2. I was released after three days with a clean bill of heath heartwise, a diagnosis of Tietze Syndrome, a type of costochondritis, and was told to take ibuprofen. It all went away in a week or two.

    • Billie Kelsey on September 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Hospitals are awful; I had the same problem. I control diabetes through diet and exercise and I had to tell them to take the glucose out of my IV and feed me meat. They objected but I insisted and they relented. My son brought in a cooler filled with various forms of cooked free ranging meat so I didn’t have to eat too much of the toxic meat the hospital served. The “dietitian” was very put out by me. The “diabetic” diet in there consisted of slices of fruit floating in sugary syrup, mountains of white potatoes and gravy, bread and more plant food I couldn’t/wouldn’t eat. Nothing like having to fight your way through “officialDUMB” when you’re sick.

      • Herb on September 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

        The problem seems to be the dieticians who refuse to change with the times. Me, personally, both of my cardiologists (both plumber and electrician) and my internist ALL told me low carb. Meat only might be extreme for them but they don’t support carbs otherwise. Personally, I feel better with olive oil and other low-carb plant additives.

      • Jim Kennedy on September 10, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        Total agreement. the ADA recommends people eat “moderate” amount of carbs at each meal. So most RDs follow this “advice”. As a type 2 diabetic for over 20 years I am now off meds because I went on a program that went AGAINST the ADA “recommendations” (LCHF) Keep on trucking people. Keep on getting healthy. Do what works for you!

  6. KETO BOB-OMB on September 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I love the survey question: “Would you try the carnivore diet?” Answer 1: “This is absolutely insane.” Or answer 2: “Why is this even a thing?” Option for “Hell Yes!” please.

  7. Lan Kosta (@Lann5000) on September 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Biased article is biased.

  8. Mark on September 10, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I am not 100% meat only: I follow carnivore blogs with interest. This link certainly puts 100% meat as a viable alternative to the ‘approved’ diet that has made me fat and riddled with aches and pains. As I was reading the crap sold as journalism I had to keep checking my shoe to see if I had stepped in something that smells bad.

    • Jim Kennedy on September 11, 2018 at 10:56 am

      You need hip waders to get through the crap in the article!

  9. D Lloyd on September 10, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Honestly I think everyone who has positive outcomes (um, everyone) from a LCHF or Carnivore diet should go to these article sites and comment and let people know the article is dead wrong and you are living proof.

  10. Tommy Tenney on September 10, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJCgAqV5j5g

    watch first 1’40” even more true on all meat diet

  11. Beans Are For Coffee on September 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Hey Goodhouseflykeeping: The Jordans aren’t the only ones out there promoting health via ‘extreme, radical diets’. Try tackling Dr. Jason Fung (my wife’s doctor recommended his book, “Obesity Code”, she’s pre-diabetic) or Dr. Paul Mason’s work on keto and fasting. These two docs have some amazing research to back it up. BTW, both have discovered where ‘research’ was stopped, directed or results ‘lost’ when the interests of moneyed players was exposed as WRONG.

  12. Sam on September 11, 2018 at 12:17 am

    The ignorance is astounding on that website. Amazing, considering how the internet is available to fact check everything they’re saying.

  13. Tretiak on September 11, 2018 at 2:34 am

    TLDR: Oy, Vey!

  14. Jeroen on September 11, 2018 at 3:19 am

    dieticians promote whatever the “health department” promotes through the “food pyramid” which is whatever needs government support to sell more goods so as to not have surplus after farm subsidies.

    That tends to be grains and root vegetables, and have been since WW2.

  15. Laura on September 11, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Someone has never heard of Andrew Scarborough whose brain tumour is in remission via a carnivorous diet and hyperbaric oxygen. His epilepsy has also gone and he’s off anti epilepsy meds. That’s obviously a terrible idea ?

  16. Saskia on September 12, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Hi Mikhaila,

    I just read the latest article the diet on the Guardian which I was appalled at how flippant the author is and how he lacked complete depth and research. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/sep/10/my-carnivore-diet-jordan-peterson-beef&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjx7dOyobXdAhVykuAKHXA_Cf8QFggFMAA&client=internal-uds-cse&cx=007466294097402385199:m2ealvuxh1i&usg=AOvVaw3l9X3S4SOJSAmVMEAdvF2-
    That is not journalism. I am glad I cancelled my Guardian subscription a couple of days ago (when they wrote the article on Elon Musk and his smoking of cannabis and completely mis-represented his interview with Joe Rogan). Keep up the good work.
    Saskia

  17. bourbon on September 14, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Hi Mikhaila 🙂 !
    Have You ever tried test yourself on food sesitivity by doing ( IGg / IGg4 )tests ?
    I am in so similar situation as you were, I am on enbrel – with severve Ankylosing spondylitis I have also very serious social anxiety and depression.
    I wonder if these tests are reliable and worth trying ?
    Opinions on the internet various, as always..
    I would be gratefull for advice.
    Thank You for sharing your story and for doing what you do:)
    Wojtek

  18. Alison Protetto on September 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

    She called your dad a lifestyle guru !!! Just no.

  19. Billy Uttz on September 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I’m 60 and I have read a lot of national geographic, science mags and other technical docs in my life time. One of the most intriguing was when 22 scientist tried to connect the idea that somehow fats in our diet where bad for us. In a nut shell, the article went on to explain what they found during their journey in a search for African tribes that lived on a high meat and fat diet. They were curious if these tribes suffered from the same cardiovascular health issues as people on European and American diets. What they found was that tribes on a 80% fat/meat diet did not suffer from any cardiovascular illnesses like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, clogging of the arteries and etc. That sent them down the road to find out if something was different in their genetics which allowed them to process these meats and fats in a different way. So their next journey was to find several of the tribal members that had migrated into areas where they were eating a European diet. What they found was that those individuals on the European diet where developing the same type of illnesses as the European/American population. And yes these individual were in their 30s and still physically active.
    This was done 30+ years ago and scientist have more tools and test today but even with that in consideration, it’s a good idea to keep an open mind. When this article was written it was labeled in a negative way by dietary professionals as the cave man diet.

    • Jeff Skeith on September 15, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      The simple truth is that “scientists” work for a paycheck, they do not work for the truth that will cause that paycheck to be rescinded. Once the become compromised to the establishment narrative, they become, IMHO, psyentists.

      President Eisenhower gave a very detailed warning that this would happen without active resistance to prevent it from happening, which never materialized.

      “Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

      The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

      Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
      ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address

      • Nina on September 18, 2018 at 1:01 am

        It’s survival of the fittest regardless of mass mania. And the fit ones are eating their vegetables and meat. There is no way around it. How can you have your dessert without eating your meat. Please someone make me a salad 6 times a day…

  20. Curtis Larsen on September 15, 2018 at 10:28 am

    So there is even a survey question with two possible answers. The question – Would you try the Carnivore Diet? The possible answers. “This is absolutely insane.” and “Why is this even a thing?”

    Yep these people sound like reliable free thought loving individuals run by a credible organization….. in their fucking dreams… I can’t believe the world I live in that I must be cautious of willful poisoning of society purely to reconcile logistics. Thank you to the Petersons for being on the front lines of some very important battles. I will fight with you on any front you need only ask.

  21. Elliot Yoo on September 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Mikhaila,

    Quick question for you: Are you personally using olive oil to cook your steaks? Have you had any reactions with olive oil in this final iteration of your diet?

    • Mikhaila on September 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      No olive oil, I react to it. I use tallow

      • Elliot Yoo on September 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm

        Thanks for the reply, good to know. Last question for you, and its a bit of a strange one. Have you or your father had any reactions to bathroom products such as hair gel, shaving creams, or lotions? If so, any recommendations?

  22. Terenzio on September 17, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Hi Mikhaila, great blog. I was wondering, what blood type are you?

    • Kurt Braun Braun on September 17, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks for this question T. I just joined and posted this question in the Forum. One diet does not fit all according to Dr. D’Adamo http://www.dadamo.com/txt/index.pl?1001 I am really curious what the blood types are for Mikhaila and Jordan.

  23. Ioana Clapon on September 17, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Hi, Mikhaila! Thank you for sharing with us your amazing experience! I would like to try the elimination diet, and I was wondering how do you cook your meat and what is a typical menu on most days. Do you drink coffee or tea? I very much appreciate your time!

  24. Randy Grisham on September 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    then how do you account for men and I assume women that have been eating this way for 20 years and are in good health?
    ya dipwad

  25. Nina on September 18, 2018 at 12:48 am

    I eat many meals with homemade bone broth, tons of veggies and meats that suit me plus with tons of pepper and turmeric. Holy shit people !!! Your mind cannot be without health. Eat green stuff or die a slow useless existence.

    • Jim on September 18, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Prove it. Clearly you haven’t read what she has been through. No evidence for what you are claiming.

      • Jeroen Wenting on September 22, 2018 at 12:10 am

        Fact that she’s stating it proves the fallacy of her statement.
        She must clearly be stupid, therefore eating carbs is bad for your mental health 🙂

        And yes, that was a joke. But like all good jokes there’s truth in it.

  26. Haitse Huits on September 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I am a recently certified dietician and I am watching this carnivore diet with interest. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but the apparent successes are interesting.

    What struck me most is that even though I aced all my exams, I actually know very little. Most of the information in my courses’ cirriculcum is outdated. As far as I was concerned we were past avoiding all fat, but even mentioning ketogenic diets results in a very emotional response from most dieticians. Veganism doesn’t seem to get this prejudiced approach, probably because it is more socially accepted. Would not recommend that to anyone either.

    My bottom line is simple, does it improve the health of the person involved? Short term? Long term? Both? To me a very restrictive diet seems less of a problem than multiple joint failure. Reading with interest, though this diet is probably not for everyone.

    Haitse
    Disclaimer. I don’t have any AI diseases and I am very healthy on a varied diet excluding alcohol and refined sugar.

  27. Herb on September 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I’m more very low carb in my approach, and I am there because I was told to eat that way by both of my cardiologists and an internist. All three are associated with a wonderful heart hospital in Florida, and all three told me in no uncertain terms that the rules have changed. I only mention this because few people seem to be as on-top of it as they are.

    • Mikhaila on September 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Wow. What hospital is that? That’s fantastic?

    • Jim on September 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Fantastic!

  28. philip kent on September 20, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Still willing to be your consultant Mikhaila on healing you. You aren’t going to be able to return to normal foods if you continue on this path. The meat only diets are awesome for many reasons, but it bacteria, viruses, and even some parasites won’t be effected by this. You’re xhasinc symptoms and inflammation when you absolutely need to chase the three aforementioned dysbiotic causes to your illness. Kentpsk@gmail.com give me a chance I’m begging you!

  29. philip kent on September 20, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Android spell xhche doesn’t work well on this platform eeek. Xhasinc is supposed to be “chasing”

  30. Herb on September 20, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Baptist heart hospital. Jacksonville, FL. The hospitalist/internal medicine dr was talking to me about all of my weight. She said that people my age never lose that much weight normally and was interested in it. I told her that both of the cardiologists (plumber and electrician) had suggested it. She’d play with my loose skin and said she was impressed that I could have my skin respond so well. I wasn’t there for my heart that time, I had undergone major surgery months before to correct a lifelong conduction abnormality. This was costochondritis, but they did a heart screening to be sure.

    Anyway, the internist was talking to me when the dietician walked in and announced that, “Sir, this is Baptist Heart Hospital, we don’t serve bacon, eggs and sausage here…” as she threw down my oatmeal and pumpkin muffin. The internist rolled her eyes and told me when she left that she’d take care of it for me. An hour later (and I was HUNGRY btw) in walked a guy with cheeseburger patties, eggs, bacon, two types of sausage and real coffee with real caffeine. It is my understanding that they have since changed their policy to allow such meals.

    As for me, I have lost 120 pounds since 2004, including 60 in the last year. I run 3 /12 miles a day, and when I left with the costochondritis diagnosis, they gave me a complete bill of health and told me to take ibuprofen as needed for the chest arthritis. I currently take a small amount of lisinopril and no other drugs at all. Oh, and I am 68 years old, I weigh 219 pounds and am still losing.

    • Mikhaila on September 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      That’s great! Good for you. Keep it up.

  31. Heather Taylor on September 21, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Hi Mikhaila! I can’t tell you how encouraging all of this is. I used to be a VERY active, mom of 5 boys! Now I’m good to be out of bed a few hours a day. My skin is a wreck! Lots of antibiotics (skin issues are new this past year). I am on a list of meds. I have what’s known (hardly known by the medical professionals) as dysautonomia and i have EDS. I’m a bit overwhelmed and would love a sample menu of a day for you? Breakfast? How much meat? I’ll admit, my current diet is 80% carbs? I’ve got nothing to lose!
    Thank you!!

  32. Nagger on September 21, 2018 at 11:55 am

    eat the meat of humans that eat shark meat, that way you can imagine yourself to be at the absolute pinnacle of the food pyramid

  33. Jim Eckersley on September 21, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    RE: The good housekeeping article: “but they still contribute about 30% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions — not to mention the water and land required to keep livestock production ongoing!

    This argument simply isn’t true on its face. First, what’s wrong with greenhouse gas emissions? Plants use carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, plants give off oxygen as a waste product.

    Second, very little of the earth’s surface is suitable for growing vegetables that humans could survive on. On the other hand, fish and animals do very well in water, harsh desert and cold climates. Humans have survived in those harsh climates by eating animals that could also survive on the sparse vegetation.

    • Nina on September 27, 2018 at 7:19 am

      I agree. Everyone seems to ignore the fact that vegans are dependent on monoculture. This type of farming is extremely hazardous to all life, including mammals, reptiles and insects, destroying right down to the bacteria in the soil. Monoculture is also highly dependant on fossil fuels and not just for machinery but for fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
      Life eats life. There is no way around it. The circle of life style farming is the only viable long term option. Farming animals and making fertilizer from the bones and manure is not only healthy for everything but is the only rational way.

  34. Sandy Cross on September 21, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Huh. I was ready to just dismiss the Good Housekeeping article as hyper-emotional nonsense since the author didn’t provide any data or proof of any kind, but then I noticed all the scare quotes and I was convinced that meant she must know what she’s talking about. Even though I’ve been eating this way for over two years now and have felt fantastic for the first time in decades, those quotes around the word “treat” convinced me of the error of my ways…. 😉

  35. BB on September 21, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t forget to wash your meat

    • Fred on September 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Wash before or after stick the delish veal-baby into oven? A delish blackened sausage & creamy beef tallow filling Canadian style recipe
      http://i.imgur.com/hZEeoPm.jpg

  36. Kalle Hänninen on September 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Search candida arthritis and try 2-Hydroxyisocaproic acid (HICA) bodybuilders use it frequently so it should be at least as safe as.. Oh, wait. Well just try it.

    • BAconator on September 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      Far easier to use rare veal Meats instead of costly nasty 2-Hydroxyisocaproic acid to replenish the vital bodily fluids, perhaps consider adding a side of mushrooms fried in bacon grease and pig intestines if you want to increase your fiber content without using a non toxic plant source.

  37. Stephane Nedeljkovic on September 23, 2018 at 1:15 am

    @Mikhaila Hello there! Let me start by saying i adore your father, and really am interested in what you are doing here, takes bravery to defy illness and advice of experts like this, its really encouraging!
    Could you please provide info if the beef you are consuming is grass-fed? Or is it normal processed beef?
    I’m really curious and want to try this diet my self, but do not have grass-fed “bio” beef anywhere around.
    Also how many times a day do you eat? And also if the beef you are consuming is young cow/bull or medium age or old? In my country we have those 3 types of beef and im not sure how it works on english.
    Any reply would be greatly appreciated, thanks to both you and your father in what your doing, have a great day!

    • xyzIs4Nagrs on September 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Am curious too! Excellent beef related question.
      Also thari’es free-range cageless beef to consider… If you are anyone worthwhile like Ted Turner and own lots of land or your own personal ranch / and-or private wildlife preserve you can pretend to be a hunter gatherer and harvest beef yourself by stabbing it in the neck and drink it while it is still fresh out in the meadow

    • Judd Jolly on September 26, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      I believe she eats grass feed beef with only Tilo with sparkling water (No mention of age) She also mentioned 80% of her calories are from fat. Her podcast with Joe Rogan is now my favorite, a must watch. Really made me consider what I am putting into my body.

  38. Sathing.w. on September 23, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I know that the beef is good, but has anyone tried it with the all mutton diet yet? I keep hearing good things about mutton, maybe this is another meat for days you are bored with beef?

    • Mikhaila on September 23, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Yes! Mutton is totally fine. Any ruminant animal

  39. GJF on September 24, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Question: is cured meat okay? e.g. things like salami, prosciutto, bacon, the sort of thing which have lots of preservatives?

  40. GorgonPaterson on September 24, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Wash your prosciutto lemmies!

  41. Eddie on September 28, 2018 at 7:31 am

    So fat is good for you? True but what type of fats? Animal fats and or Plant fats? Saturated, mono, poly, hydrogenated fats. How are the fats absorbed and broken down. Are there good and bad fatty chains? Cholesterol types? Which is good and bad cholesterol? Why is so much meat good? Meat takes a long time to digest. Is that healthy to strain the organs with heavy meat eating? What about optimal nutrient absorption? Where does this benefit more? Lot’s of meat or some meat and more produce? What about alkaline vs acidic? Meat is very acidic. Is that a good thing? What types if foods rob nutrients vs what foods maximize nutrients? Cancer cells can not survive in an alkaline rich environment so our bodies require to be more alkalized. 80% or more of chronic illnesses are caused by what we eat so what foods cause chronic conditions? What about fiber intake? Is fiber important? What about enzymes? Where do we get those from because those are important to.

    • stevek on September 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Please read my comments about phosphates in meat and the potential adverse affect on the brain. Dr. Peterson’s brain health may be affected by an all meat diet according to a recent scientific study.

    • Temple Grandin on September 30, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Quit making it so complicated. Eat your meat.

    • Dhyana on October 4, 2018 at 11:44 am

      so I was just like you and blindly believed all that you are saying. I was vegetarian, vegan, just chicken/fish + vegetarian (whatever that is called), lot of lentils and legumes and beans with vegetables diet etc etc. None of these diets ever made me feel good/healthy (out of desperation, I even tried a 10 day water fast and still do 16 hour fast). Always had nagging issues, digestive problems, women related problems. I spent 1000s of $, almost got obsessed with finding out what is going on. I am extremely careful with food and food prep. So 95% of the time I buy organic and make food at home with coconut oil etc. No positive change. Nothing is making me healthy. At one point when I was doing keto, I was eating huge salads with eggs for lunch and I was forcing myself to think how amazing all this is even though deep down I know I feel sick eating all that. Interestingly, whenever I travel which is not a lot but during those times, I do not want to stress out about food so I eat whatever I can get including McDs. I was telling my brother the other day how every time I just let go and eat fast food, I actually feel better, no abdominal distress, no pains, no energy let down. I actually feel and look healthy. So when I heard about this diet, I was 99% vegan, something clicked and I am like OMG, it might not even be the gluten or the meat that was causing my sickness (because McDs chicken sandwich does wonders to my health but I am not saying eating it is healthy but strange occurance), it has to be the plant based part of the diet because that is the only common factor across all diets – vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo etc. Another thing was when I give up sometimes and just eat white rice and chicken curry for a few days in a row, I feel super healthy, happy and no cramps/pains/distress. But I never dared to think that it might be the plants based foods and the brainwash about having a lot of fiber in our diet. I am doing a lot of research on this diet and this seems to be something that is so unique and the only diet that lets me avoid plants based stuff to finally see what is going on. And about the issues you brought up – All lies and brainwash.
      1. All the brainwash about cholesterol – brainwash
      2. meat takes long time to digest – brainwash, even if does, it does not mean it is necessarily bad
      3. straining the organs with heavy meat eating – lies/brainwash
      4. nutrient absorption – not sure what you mean my “optimal”. What about it. Why do you think nutrients in meat cannot be absorbed?
      5. alkaline vs acidic – is true but you did not do enough research on this diet – you are just spewing brainwashed boilerplate stuff.
      6. meat is very acidic – acidity and alkalinity is a very complex concept and not simplified the way vegans think.
      7. you are going on and on about maximizing nutrients. not sure what you problem is. The right kind of meat is nutrient dense.
      8. fiber intake, lol. brainwash/marketing/lies/narcissism most probably started by the kellogs guy. Read the book “Fiber Menace”. fiber intake is hell on earth. watch youtube videos debunking that.

      Oh and I read a lot of how digestion works with meat and plant foods and that famous thing about body cannot digest meat or hard to digest seems like a big lie and brainwash. It does not work the way vegans are brainwashed to believe.

      All this being said, I love animals and it makes me sad to eat them but I want to do this diet to get to the bottom of this mystery of my life. Why do I feel good when I eat McDs and other fast food but feel awful when I eat heavily plant based all organic plant food.

      • Ken Leander on October 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        Dhyana:

        You should probably watch this video on glyphosate

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN3LXjigjIg&feature=youtu.be

        Glyphosate has been permitted for use as a desiccant and bactericide. It is even used in grain silos. It interferes with metal and mineral uptake in plants and inhibits proper function of human enzymes. Glyphosate acts as a biocide. It is hazardous to all life. Unfortunately, that just leaves us with grass fed beef. You can’t spray glyphosate (Roundup) on grass. It will kill it. And you have already learned what it can do to the human biome.

        PS. Mikhaila, you have a lot of ridiculous comments in this website. I don’t have to time to read through all that garbage. So if you can, just delete them. It’s your website. Put out your message.

        Carnivore for 14 days, lost 8 pounds, psoriasis clearing up, feeling good.

    • Dhyana on October 4, 2018 at 11:45 am

      oh btw, fat is excellent for you!!! Fat is awesome for you! Your brain is mostly made of fat. Please let go of the brainwash. I was in your place and I still respect vegans but things they say are incorrect.

  42. Billy Uttz on September 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I was a vegetarian for 2 years in an attempt to lower my cholesterol but instead my cholesterol jumped to the highest level in my medical history. When I left the doctors office I dropped the V diet and started eating meat and low carb vegetables and my cholesterol the next year hit an all time low.

    If vegetation & grains were easier to digest a cow would not need 4 stomachs. When you eat beef, you are eating what the cow has processed into dense protein and fats that are full of nutrients in case of a lack of food for weeks were to occur. In the case where people have been trapped for weeks without food their body use muscle and fat to survive.

    If you were on an Ape’s diet (raw and unprocessed), you would have to eat constantly for 8-9 hours each day just to get enough calories to power your brain. Your brain burns 40% of your calorie output in a day — that’s A LOT. (Raw Food Not Enough to Feed Big Brains)

    Turns out what cooking does is reduce the amount of energy needed to absorb calories from food. Think of it as an external stomach. It does part of the the job for the stomach so that the stomach doesn’t need to do it. There’s some pretty compelling evidence that the invention of cooking is what allowed our stomachs to shrink and our brains to get so big. The cool part is that your stomach is absurdly smart. Your gut has as many neurons in it as a feline has in its brain. It has a direct connection to your big brain and to your hormone sensors. It basically acts like a chemical analyses machine, constantly matching up the stuff you need with the stuff you just ate.

    • Dr. Ooze on September 30, 2018 at 1:11 am

      Eating cholesterol in moderation does not necessarily increase your blood cholesterol levels. Many researchers and physicians now believe that eating cholesterol-rich foods such as eggs may not affect the cholesterol that is in your blood.

  43. The Nature Nut Lady on September 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I run into the same issue with wild fungi.

    “Everything is going to kill you!” — Complete Stranger

    Meanwhile, in reality you could almost live off the things and we are just beginning to understand the healing benefits that tribes have understood for generations. Granted you want to actually know what you are eating before you eat it, but that is the mode of operating with everything.

    • ivan on September 30, 2018 at 1:16 am

      Inexorably eating will eventually kill you… that’s life…. 😮

  44. Jen on September 29, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Interesting that she mentioned the “most nutrient dense foods” at the end, because meat IS the most nutrient dense food! Duh! Thanks Mikhail, for sharing this.

    • RawBeefAdvocate on September 30, 2018 at 12:13 am

      Drinking the blood turns your cow into a renewable resource. You can’t eat your asparagus and have it too. Beef blood is more humane than plant murder.

      • ivan on September 30, 2018 at 1:07 am

        Perogy are my staple nutritional food… with a big dollop of sour cream… yummski 😀

      • Temple Grandin on September 30, 2018 at 9:35 am

        Instead of sour cream, why not try Pink Slime on your Perogy? If you must ease yourself into it with a 50-50 mix of Spam and Pink Slime fresh from the slaughterhouse

  45. stevek on September 29, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Meats are high in phosphates and this new study suggests that high phosphates causes a higher cardiovascular risk affecting the kidneys and the brain. Here is the reference study:

    The hormone FGF23 is linked to structural deficits in the brain
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927145310.htm

    What is truly frightening is the affect of calcification of blood vessels in the brain and it’s adverse affects, thusly:
    ” The frontal lobes, which control learning and complex cognitive functions, have a particularly high density of white matter, and thus may be most vulnerable to this type of stress.”

    Please research this recent study and share it with your father because his intellect and health may be at risk with a meat-only diet.

    • Mikhaila on September 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Seriously? His intellect wasn’t at risk when he was medicated and sleeping all the time and too depressed to lecture? But it’s at risk now that he’s healthy? Come on.

      • ALLmeat on September 29, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        What meds was he on? Coke Zero?

        • Mikhaila on September 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm

          Antidepressants…?

        • MaleBotsCom on September 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm

          I think it was Cider… Some kind of Cider… and NOT ‘Coke Zero’ !!!

        • Temple Grandin on September 30, 2018 at 9:37 am

          Microdosed cider?

      • stevek on September 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm

        You are not a doctor and your superficial judgement is not scientific. Now we have a scientific study that warns us about the adverse effects of phosphates as found in meat and you dismiss it based on your anecdotal observations and your father’s feeelings? Let him read and assess this study, so he doesn’t suffer long term damage to his brain.

        • Mikhaila on September 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm

          -_-

          • stevek on September 30, 2018 at 1:21 am

            Don’t be a dozy daughter and just inform your father about that scientific study so he can save his brain.



        • DogsRFood2 on September 29, 2018 at 10:46 pm

          Glandular beef extracts washed down with some crazyass cider… “sacrifice the dog”

          • ivan on September 30, 2018 at 1:18 am

            … dogs are rodents… with bushy tails…!



        • Scott on October 1, 2018 at 3:55 pm

          In the Joe Rogan podcat he even says he feels better intellectually?!? Just let Mikhaila and her father eat what makes them feel healthy. They didn’t just jump in to this diet, I am sure they are intelligent enough to change diet if there is ever a problem.

          • stevek on October 18, 2018 at 5:36 pm

            “feel” and “intelligent” do not compute…. a near oxymoron. Feelings are based on emotions… intelligence is based on verifiable thinking knowledge… e.i. “truth”. Don’t mix “feel” with “intelligence”…. not a smart thing to do…!



          • Brother Boles on October 26, 2018 at 9:56 am

            In the context you used “feel” it means “to be aware of’ which has nothing to do with emotion. Perhaps stevek needs to read a dictionary. Intelligence is the ability to learn or retain knowledge so he’s 0 for 2. When you are wrong at every turn making a comment “not a smart thing to do”



    • ted on September 29, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      So a carnivorous diet is tantamount to a lobotomy? 😮

      • Veal on September 29, 2018 at 11:47 pm

        What kind of lobotomy? Depends if you intend to practice first before performing your own, then the carnivorous diet could prove handy for carcass disposal when you fail. You don’t have to confine yourself to cutting methods when performing your lobotomy either.

      • CleanUrVeal on September 30, 2018 at 12:09 am

        Eating meat makes you special.

        I dare you to imagine a world without succulent meat. The thought alone makes me spiral into deep depression.

        • H. Lecter on September 30, 2018 at 1:02 am

          If you partake of pig/people meat I recommend a full bodied chianti to refresh your taste buds.

          • Temple Grandin on September 30, 2018 at 8:48 am

            It should be on the market. It should be labeled. We should not be throwing away that much beef.



    • Ken Leander on October 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      stevek Did you even read the study you are referencing? Let me quote a particular passage:

      “Normally, FGF23 works in the kidneys and the gut to regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in the body. It is thought to be increased in people who eat a diet high in phosphates, which are often found in foods with preservatives. In people with chronic kidney disease or in those who consume a diet high in phosphates, can be a calcification of their arteries, which can cause heart attack or stroke. FGF23 may be the reason.”

      …thought to be … can be … can cause… may be the reason.

      That’s not science. That’s just conjecture. And meat isn’t particularly high in phosphates and isn’t suggested to be so in this study. 100g of meat has about as much phosphate as a cup of milk. One cup of All Bran cereal has TWICE as much phosphate. In fact, the main caution referenced in the study is “foods with perservatives.”

      So Mikhaila, tell your pops not to eat foods with perservatives. (As if he didn’t know that already.)

      I didn’t realize this website was going to be so entertaining 🙂

  46. Temple Grandin on September 30, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Pig training, pup training, robot processing, moneypig indoctrination… and now, The Peterson Cattle Institute.

    • ivan on September 30, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      His carnivore diet will be his downfall because his brain will fail from the phosphate overload. It’s just a matter of time… pity.

  47. Nina on October 1, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I’m to lazy to find the information but it’s out there. Our large human brains wouldn’t have developed to be so amazing without the dense nutrient rich fats and proteins we get when we eat meat. From reading the comments here it is obvious that the people fooled into abstaining from meat are devolving. Cholesterol is the bodies defence for inflammation. If you have high cholesterol you have high inflammation which is most likely caused from unnatural long chain fatty acids like canola oil (definitely made in a laboratory and factory), phytic acid (which is nature’s preservative for grains, seeds, nuts and legumes), and not enough alkaline foods (vegetables and natural spices and herbs), and ROUNDUP. If your stomach isn’t optimal, l eat a lot of organic bone broth…to heal from a poorly prepared vegetarian diet.

  48. Meatyeor on October 1, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Peterson should take his meat into lecture while eating steak.

    • Temple Grandin Autistic Savant on October 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I have never seen Peterson eat his meat. It would be instructive to observe how much salt he uses for his special diet. How rare should this meat be and what cooking method is best for the Carnivore diet. What is the proper chewing method for the meat?

      • Kurt Braun on October 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        Temple: Can you tell us the results of any experimentation with your diet? BTW I really enjoyed your bio movie with Claire (I hope you did too and I hope this is really you!)

    • Furtherer on October 1, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Yet, he has no meat pile nor meat wagon to demonstrate such things… How can that be?

    • BeefWithdrawals on October 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Reasonable question. Where’s the beef?

    • Church of Euthanasia on October 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      https://mikhailapeterson.com/consultations/

      ^You have to set up a consultation if you actually want to watch JP eat the meat. If you want to upgrade the quality of meat that JP will be eating – Porterhouse, Sirloin and succulent veal and Lobsters will cost extra. Standard fare is a chuck burger combined with a microdose of mineral water.

  49. John on October 2, 2018 at 7:23 am

    You should really consider requesting a SpectraCell diagnostic be done on you by a health professional. https://www.spectracell.com/patients/patient-micronutrient-testing/
    It’s a great way of scientifically identifiying the exact foods that aren’t tolerated well by a given person.

    • John on October 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

      KBMO Diagnostics offers a FIT test – Food Intolerance Testing. Over 120 different foods are tested just from a quick blood sample drawn and submitted for labratory testing. This would be a prudent follow up for someone as concerned about their diet as you are – for good reason.

    • Robert Sapoboilsky on October 2, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Just feed them oppressive males tubercular beef!

    • Beef Tremens on October 2, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Temple Grandin, She Wolf of the SS would agree… throw whitey down the meat chute and make more space for the Canadians!

  50. stevek on October 3, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Researchers have discovered how to slow aging
    Natural product found to reduce the level of damaged cells in the body, caused by aging

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181002114024.htm

    ”…the natural product Fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, also has significant positive effects on health and lifespan.”

    Want to live longer? This medical study recommends fruits and vegetables. Conversely meat diet shortens your lifespan.

    • Mikhaila on October 3, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Keep doing you. Nobody’s stopping you.

      • stevek on October 4, 2018 at 12:17 am

        You must be aware that JRA not only affects your joints, it also affects your sight and heart muscles and makes you susceptible to a greater cardiovascular risk. The long term effect of a carnivore diet is problematic..

  51. cheryl sallows on October 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Hi, I was wondering what will you feed your baby? Having all your health issues you want to make sure your baby doesn’t have your reactions. The cavewoman didn’t have pablum and she fed her children. Just being curious.

    Take care, Cheryl.

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