I thought it was fairly fair considering how controversial the diet is. I was expecting wayyyy worse. But you can’t placebo away arthritis that casually eats joints at age 17…



  1. ann on July 31, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    You are a very courageous young lady. Too much pain and sadness. Your change in diet seems to be working well for both you and your dad. I wonder though if a lot of your troubles were caused by the pesticides present in fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. Your episode with the banana muffin for instance. Bananas carry a very high pesticide load as do many of the vegetables you were eating. Were you suffering from chloracne? Pesticides can be trouble for some people so wonder if the reduced pesticide load in organic foods might be a part solution . Have you ever explored this possibility? Good luck and I hope you stay well.

  2. JimTassano on July 31, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Hooray for Mikhaila; you rule!

  3. Jeff on August 1, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Count me as one of your sheep then I guess.
    I mean, though I haven’t paid for a consultation, and haven’t ruled out that it was psychosomatic after hearing your father talk about it (/sarcasm), I’ve been very grateful to have been introduced to this option after suddenly and out-of-nowhere beginning to have allergic reactions to anything plant based that I ate (anxiety, intense itching all over, and throat approaching swelling shut were enough for me to commit to a month of “giving it a shot”). I’ve been at it for a week as of tomorrow, and it’s been worth it to not be in fear of needing to start carrying an EpiPen on me at all times. Feel like I’ve done a pretty decent job of seeking out other sources, will continue to try to educate myself, and may try re-introducing some things after that period, but again I’m thankful for the work you’ve put into this blog and so happy to hear of the way it has changed your life for the better. You have my gratitude for sure.

  4. Robin on August 1, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Haha this Dr. Weiss is a reeeeal expert. Buzzfeed is so full of shit most of the time. But then, I actually think they didnt really attack you and your approach all too much. Except the placebo thing. Like what the hell. This Dr. Weiss should’ve looked into your story at least a little bit.

    You’re getting famous. Keep it up 🙂

    • JimK on August 1, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      On “Dr” Weiss he touts crap. For great info on the science of cholesterol (https://peterattiamd.com/category/cholesterol-2/) There is NO evidence that the amount of cholesterol you eat has nothing to do with your cholesterol levels. Remember is is Buzz feed. (shakes head)

  5. Karen Williams on August 1, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Mikhaila, hope you are thick-skinned enough for these sort of attacks….you are your father’s daughter, so I guess you will be!
    I’ve just read the ‘article’, pah!
    Me thinks the author hasn’t researched all the facts and the doctor and dieticians are like many who have continuously told the West to follow the pyramid diet and look where it has got us all….overweight, ill and for many, with so many allergies….by not eating real food for a start or eating fruit and veg that is covered in pesticides and gunk to keep the food ‘fresh’!!
    I wonder if one were to look into the doctors and research scientists, would we find out ‘he who pays the piper…..calls the tune!’

    The awful comments from those who have responded to the article are worse…telling you and anyone who follows your advice that they hope you enjoy your colon cancer.
    It was a big headline with a feeble attempt to discredit you. I’ve been following your articles….for free, thank you very much ???
    Keep well x

  6. Fren on August 1, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Can you post your bloodwork soon?

  7. fabian on August 1, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Ignore the unbelievers! BTW: is it safe to make chicken wings in a convection oven that has been used for gluten pizza in the past? of course on a fresh baking sheet

  8. fabian on August 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I can’t find fatty beef here, is it a problem if only 1/4th of my calories come from fat? do i just eat a bit more then or is ‘rabbit’ poisoning real?

    • JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      How about pork or chicken, bacon, lard strips, smoked ham, etc to supplement the beef ?

      • fabian on August 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        i eat some chicken but it’s not really satisfying, i do love salmon, but it’s too expensive to eat everyday. i don’t do pork for the same reasons as mikhaila

        • JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

          hmmm, what you need ideally chicken-wise would be a professionally roasted one by somebody who knows what he’s doing, in which case it’ll be full of good fat as well as being a lot tastier, but unfortunately that doesn’t automatically exist where you live at affordable prices.

          How about mutton ?

          • fabian on August 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

            tbh i like sheep too much to eat them, same as pigs, cows, chickens and salmon are OK however.

            the lean beef does satiate me however, i just eat some more!

            but i heard you can get ‘rabbit starvation’, which i don’t believe in but i want to be sure

          • JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm

            There is fatty fish that’s cheaper than salmon. Mackerel and sardines for instance.

          • JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm

            Fatty minced beef should be a lot easier to find than fatty cuts.

        • fabian on August 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

          i’m looking hard for fatty minced beef but most has additives to it :/

          • JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 9:36 pm

            No specialist butcher’s shop where you are ?

            There’s stewing beef too.

  9. JabbaPapa on August 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Well, I say — I wish you the best of luck with your business endeavour !!! 🙂

  10. Don Juan on August 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I wonder if the article is worth a response, very seriously. It highlights the majority of the misconceptions surrounding the carnivore diet with poor science, and could be a good place to refute the info cuz of the pop journalism aspect of it. Dr Baker voluntarily gave up his license, and is getting it back. There is no link between dietary cholesterol and blood lipid profile, in fact, anyone who claims to understand cholesterol is trying to trick you. You don’t recommend the diet to anyone, and have plenty of proof to show you are just describing what works for you. The list goes on, and perhaps it might be the right place to mount a counterattack/response/assault. And I would be very very incensed if they called, like you said, degenerative arthritis relief “placebo”.

  11. sonya ha on August 2, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Hi Mikhaila, Congrats on your bravery and assistance to those in need of finding answers to health issues.
    Would like to recomend EAT RIGHT 4YOUR BLOOD TYPE by Dr Peter D”Adamo.

    IF your blood type is O.
    EAT MEAT [ high protein low carbohydrate}
    Cut out wheat and most other grains.
    Risk factors for ulcers and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis increase if you eat incorrectly for your type.

    The book lists all other blood types.

  12. Miranda Plum on August 2, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Read that article and the ship has long since sailed in me being able to be swayed by recommendations from the heart foundation or any government food body. I’m on mostly meat with as much fat as I can get and some basic veggies and my gut, which has been giving me grief for years, is finally feeling good again. Moods have settled too.
    I’m glad you are doing what you do Mikhalia as your blogs are my encouragement to keep going. I would never have picked this deit if I hadn’t come across your stuff (and my husband who loves your Dad has cut out the grains and feeling good too thanks to him).
    Can you tell me, do you source organic meat and do you drink a lot of bone broth?
    Good luck balancing your endeavours with the bub. I have 2 tiny ones of my own and know how full on it is!


  13. Archaos on August 3, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Ignore ANYTHING from Buzzfeed. They’re Radical Leftist loonies.
    And that’s not exaggeration, Buzzfeed has long lost any credibility with their dumb articles and extreme Leftist “journalists”.

  14. Trav on August 8, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I made the mistake of reading the comments section on Buzzfeed, it was so filled with hate. Oh well.

    • Mikhaila on August 8, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Yeah… I didn’t even bother

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