Hi Everyone!

Sorry about the incredibly long silence. I’m going through some personal life drama (nothing health related) and I’ve been incredibly busy. I’ll update everyone on that later.

All beef diet is still going strong! I am still alive and thriving. I will not have radio silence again for this long, and I am going to start a YouTube Channel in November! Stay tuned.

Here are some quick updates (pepper reaction and baby update):

Pepper reaction early August: I went out to eat and had pepper accidentally in August. Five days before the podcast with Rogan. I hardly had any pepper, just a bit. I freaked out as soon as I noticed, and left the restaurant and went home and stressed out. Had a bunch of activated charcoal, prayed to the autoimmune gods, almost cried, etc. I didn’t get away with it, I did react to pepper. It was MINOR in comparison to reintroducing a food and what used to happen, but I did react. I had body odour for about 2 weeks, and a tiny bit of brain fog. It was hardly noticeable really. Well, the BO was. But not the rest of the autoimmune stuff. My knee hurt one day and my big toe and that was basically it. Almost. It was a breeze for a reaction, but what did happen was I got a rash/breakout! I’m 99% sure it was pepper related because my skin never breaks out. I had something that looked like a keto rash all over my shoulders and back a week after pepper. I took some pictures but it was way worse in person. And itchy… It usually takes about a week for the reaction to hit my skin and boy did it. There are still marks but they’re finally fading now. It’s been 7 weeks since the pepper. So yeah, pepper is a no. But the good news is it wasn’t a disaster at all, other than my skin. Easy peasy for a reaction.

On my right shoulder was the worst. The pictures don’t do it justice. It was really noticeable in person. I had a spot on my chin breakout, my neck, and then this strange rash on my shoulders.

Sorry for the shitty photos but c’est la vie. These two last photos are recent. It’s taken forever for the marks to go away.

Breastfeeding and weaning and baby:  I stopped breastfeeding August 27th right before the Joe Rogan podcast. It was bittersweet. Scarlett had naturally weaned herself down to just nursing at night, and she was only drinking about an oz. I nursed one day and she immediately threw it up. She never spits up food, but she’d spit up my milk. I didn’t think this was a particularly good time, and it was kind of upsetting. I’m wondering if my immune system is so sensitive that it was bugging her. Who knows. Mom worries. Anyway, weaning was a breeze. I had read about women getting sore boobs and the horrors of stopping breastfeeding but it was easy. I didn’t even notice. Except now I have no boobs again… Throughout my teenage years, I always consoled myself about my lack of boobs by thinking, “at least once I have kids I’ll have them!” WRONG. They’re back to normal.  Literally, it looks like nothing happened (so it could be worse).

Scarlett now sleeps through the night! So that’s HUGE. We crib trained. Crib training was stressful. We did the cry it out method. It sucked. She screamed for 1.5 hours the first night. One hour the second night, 30 minutes the 3rd night, and 5 minutes the fourth night. Now it’s a couple of whimpers and she’s out. Should’ve crib trained wayyyy long ago.

J Peterson update: Dad is still going strong on beef. He reintroduced chicken and thinks it went well, but then he ate some chicken at a friends house that was marinated and had a reaction. It wasn’t even marinated with anything crazy. Garlic, spices, no sugar or anything. The reaction was pretty unpleasant but again, nothing like the reactions that used to happen when we were eating vegetables. He was incredibly anxious in the mornings for about a week and a half. And he told me half of his body was numb for about 3 days. So not ideal? But he’s recovered now. It’s been two weeks. That’s way better than a month of hell like it used to be. I told him to lay off the chicken and reintroduce it again when he’s back from touring. That way it’s more of a clean test. My guess is he can tolerate chicken and he just reacted to the marinade. I cannot tolerate chicken, but we are not the same.

Will update everyone more throughout the week!

153 Comments

  1. Louise Moore on October 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    There are reasons for intense food sensitivities….unique to each. person…..living on beef isn’t necessary

    • Mikhaila on October 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Don’t do it then! Leave it to the sensitive people. It’s a great way to do an elimination diet if you’re suffering from uncontrollable health problems that seem unsolvable.

      • Bliss on October 8, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        Hahaha. Love it.

    • Jeroen Wenting on October 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

      That’s true. You can live on soy. It’s just less comfortable, less healthy, and less tasty.

  2. Ginny Teague on October 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Mikhaila, I want to say thank you for your boldness and for sharing your journey with us! I found your blog over two months ago and decided very quickly (thanks to your confidence) that I would try the carnivore diet. I started out thinking I’d go for a week, and two months later I’m still going strong! This woe is super simple! When I was AIP all I did was meal plan, prep, and cook. I feel great and am getting some small victories on the scale as well as with my auto inflammatory condition. I have a lot of healing to do, but I’m seeing progress. I was even able to eat at a restaurant for the first time in a year because beef is so easy! Thank you!

    • Mikhaila on October 7, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Yay!!! That’s awesome! Keep it up!

  3. SK on October 7, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Do your cravings ever comeback when you reintroduce or consume foods you don’t tolerate?

  4. Marylou Bryant on October 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Hi There!

    My daughter sent me the link to you and your dad being interviewed on a Canadian show. I am on day 23 of doing meat and veggies (printed the list I found on this blog). Sticking with it, but am not sure what to do after 30 days. I believe I am to reintroduce food, but am wondering if there is a list I can print??? I have a host of reasons for doing this, and although I am feeling better, my emotions and brain fog seem to be worse. Don’t know if that has anything to do with eating this way or if the immense stress in my life is the culprit. I would appreciate being pointed in the direction of “what to do from here”.

    Thank you…………Marylou

    • Mikhaila on October 7, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      If the meat and veggies isn’t doing the trick, I’d try going down to just meat for another month. You should be feeling better after 23 days. If you’re not, something else could be bothering you. If you’re up for it, try cutting the veggies. Ultimate elimination diet.

  5. wen on October 7, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you for the great information. I appreciate it.

  6. Caroline on October 8, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Could you imagine a longer fast (or 2) could heal your system as much that you could tolerate more foods again?

  7. Susan on October 8, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Good to hear from you again..your updates are super informative …will be looking forward to November and your You Tubes…?

  8. Rachel Hubbard on October 8, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Hi, Mikhaila. Thanks for your post. Have you ever been tested for individual foods? Thanks!

  9. Carol UK on October 8, 2018 at 5:56 am

    I am so glad you talk about food reactions because I can tell when I’ve eaten something and it doesn’t agree with me. Yes to spots also a bit of brain fog. Dave Asprey hates pepper so I haven’t had any in two years, maybe more. I sprinkle ground tumeric on everything before cooking with no problems. Your dad is so dear but he definitely got some brain fog recently. There is something at Dr. Mercola’s site about infrared sauna with charcoal and niacin. I keep meaning to try that.

    • Mikhaila on October 8, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Infrared saunas work wonders for reactions! I haven’t had much success with activate charcoal but I take it just in case… Highly recommend the sauna.

  10. James Mc Geough on October 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the update and great to hear you’re all (mostly) doing ok!

    I recently finished a 7-day water only fast, followed by a 5-day fast mimicking diet/liquid-food only elemental diet. Profound changes in my mood, energy and brain-fog – the best I’ve felt in a very long time – and it helped other symptoms like skin and gut too. I’ve since started on a series of herbal microbials to get to what I think is one of the major contributors to my issues (gut dysbiosis, essentially) and will start to slowly introduce foods again.

    Finished my 12 weeks of beef-only yesterday by introducing lamb – so far so good. Thanks again Mikhaila, without having shared your progress I would never have tried it. Looking forward to your Youtube channel and hope things continue to improve for you 🙂

  11. Aaron Scott on October 8, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for posting an update and sharing your story! I have been trying to switch to an all meat diet, but I’m finding it difficult to eat enough (I get tired of the beef quickly, to the point where I’d rather just go hungry).

    I find it’s better when I can eat right after cooking – but I work in an office. Do you have any tips for folks that need to cook and eat later? Do I just need to get used to eating dry/cold meat?

    • Mikhaila on October 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

      A lot of its getting used to. I went hungry at the beginning of the diet until I’d get hungry enough that I’d eat. It’s a pain in the beginning but I promise it gets better after about 6 weeks. A lot better. Enjoyable even. It’s the beginning that’s really tough.

  12. Jim on October 8, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Article on black pepper.
    https://philmaffetone.com/danger-in-black-pepper/

    I listened to a recent JRE podcast with Dr. Rhonda Patrick on diets. Interesting. I have come to my unprofessional conclusion (software engineer not Dr) that the whole issue of diet is complex and one size does not fit all. (nor does one size fit the same person always in their lifetime) People have to find what works for them. The RD community is not sophisticated enough to handle long tail situations. (people who do not fit the standard model) RD’s who criticize your solution have no skin in the game. They blast you in a variety of ways and ignore the fact that NOTHING they have done has helped your conditions. At this point, you are reluctant to make changes because it makes you very sick. Self preservation is the right strategy.

    In good health

  13. Death&Taxes on October 8, 2018 at 10:55 am

    what if it were a pesticide or environmental chemical intolerance, instead of simple intolerance to non-meat foods?

  14. Jeanne DeBenedictis on October 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Thanks Mikhaila,
    I’ve only just started and I appreciate your transparency. I to find it hard to eat only beef. I think I’m concerned about constipation ?. Are there any resources you could recommend for more info on how to eat carnivore?
    Thanks again. God bless you, Jeanne

    • Mikhaila on October 8, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Check out zerocarbzen.com. Don’t worry about constipation at all! People don’t have that problem. It’s the opposite problem you’ll probably have to deal with. Assuming you get rid of dairy! Good luck!

  15. Death&Taxes on October 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Mikhaila, what is known about the biochemical pathways involved in the version of idiopathic JRA you have?

    What happens if you take MSM, glucosamine or chondroitin supplements?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25684189

    It is interesting you react to sulfites, do you have any issues with sulfonamides or fresh garlic?

  16. MeTooMeatDiet on October 8, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    How is this not the Atkins diet repackaged?

    • Mikhaila on October 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      How is this not any diet “repackaged”?…

      • Ketosis Diets on October 8, 2018 at 11:50 pm

        A basic search engine query for “ketogenic OR atkins PLUS autoimmunity/etc” yields results going back at least a decade or more.

        How is it different than a standard ketosis diet?

        • Jim on October 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

          On a ketogenic diet you can eat green leafy veggies and you do not eat as much protein. Eating more protein than you need lowers keytosis. So ketogenic is low carb, high fat, and moderate protein. That is different than the Atkins.

        • Chunks go down the Meat Chute on October 9, 2018 at 11:18 am

          Beef breakfast smoothie is what I look forward to in the morning.. When I suction why does the juice go up the spout? I toss the meat chunks into the meat chute where they are grinded up and then stored in the freezer.

    • Jeroen Wenting on October 8, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      Atkins replaces carbs with soy, basically.

      • Ketosis Diets on October 8, 2018 at 11:57 pm

        I haven’t seen any good studies confirming whether extremely low / zero carbohydrate diets may or may not shut down thyroid hormone metabolism. But maybe if it is the case then it wouldn’t be so bad for an autoimmune condition anyway?

        • Jeroen Wenting on October 9, 2018 at 10:41 am

          That’s mostly because very little research has been done no doubt.
          There’s no money in it for the big food companies, so no budget.
          And it doesn’t conform with the farm subsidies driven “food pyramid” so no government funding either (the food pyramid was created and exists today solely to get people to eat more of those products that get high farm subsidies, which in turn are provided to sectors that can get good voter turnout).

        • sharoncummings on October 9, 2018 at 11:13 am

          I’ve been able to reduce my thyroid medication by 60% so far by being carnivore…After about 2 months, I started getting hyper feelings…labs revealed I was overmedicated…Had been on the same dose for years! I am 10 months carnivore now and hope to get off of them entirely soon! N=1 But that is all I need. 🙂

          • Mikhaila on October 9, 2018 at 11:26 am

            Awesome!!



          • Roland Freisler, aka JP on October 9, 2018 at 11:32 am

            I concur.



  17. ShinHealthy on October 9, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Hi Mikhaila,

    Any resources you can recommend for the Crib Training?

    Also, I’ve been doing zerocarb for a couple weeks now. I’ve noticed my stools are loose, don’t use the washroom (sometimes days) and have diarrhea. Is this just part of the process of shifting to an all meat/fat diet?

    • Mikhaila on October 9, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Yes totally normal. It took 6 weeks for me to be able to tolerate the amount of fat I was eating. If you still have problems at that point you can try reducing salt. Also most of what you’re eating is absorbed in the small intestine so you’re not going to be producing as much waste naturally.

    • Beefy on October 9, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Yes, totally post your crib training resources for the Peterson Beef diet.

  18. Mara on October 9, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I have been on All Beef for 18 days now and feel AMAZING! My question is (can’t find the answer anywhere) since starting this I only poop once a week if I’m lucky and it’s on the verge of diarrhea. Is this normal? I stated this as I have Crohn’s and IBS and suffer from severe bloating, and thought why not if it will make me feel better I got nothing to loose! I do feel great just concerned on the not pooping issue! TIA for you feedback!

    • Mikhaila on October 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

      You create less waste on this diet so there isn’t as much to poop! Unless you’re feeling constipated dont worry about it. Most of the meat is absorbed in the small intestine. No insoluble fiber means less waste! If your stool stays super loose, try cutting back on salt. I’ll obviously have to post a poop post haha

  19. BBC African on October 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Recently saw a commercial while watching some BBC massive tubesteak served between two white buns.

    https://scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/19ef45c303082a83b29fba506b88e334/5C43FCAB/t51.2885-15/e35/40635115_1099786963516970_5793364175417618509_n.jpg

    We immediately had to try some, quickly drove to the butcher, and here we cook the tubesteaks over the charcoal barbie, there’s no need to clean the crusty burnt drippings as they too are 100% hypoallergenic beef. Of course we eat it without the bread buns as beef buns have yet to be invented.

    • Beefymeatgape on October 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Interesting beef tubesteak recipe, it looks like you sprinkled some Cajun salt on that?

      Hopefully they carry those at the local dollar store next time out shoping for Jack Links 100% beef jerky.

      Just goes to show the possibilities are endless and you are only limited by how much of the cow you can fit into your meatlocker. Cow hooves are likely too nutritious to throw out, I’m certain the meat visionary Temple Grandin would agree.

  20. ShinHealthy on October 9, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Very helpful and a relief. Thanks for the info about the small intestine. Coming from the slow carb diet to this, I wasn’t used to small stools and infrequent washroom visits.

    • TripleDecker MeatSandwich on October 9, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      An often neglected but excellent source of meat-fiber is the meal worm. They make an excellent dessert, they taste like toasted peanut butter. Eating ample insects on days when bowels aren’t loose enough to handle the meat diet, meat-fiber will make you regular again!

      • Get Regular on October 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        #mealworms… it worked for me too!

  21. BRiTc UK on October 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Healthy Carnivores unite!

    After reading about Peterson’s glorious Beef diet and Robert Sapoboilsky finally see that eating tubercular beef, Carnivore 100% Beef diet is good for everyone’s health.

    • Francis M. Pottenger Jr on October 9, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      The Meat is Good, the vegetable is evil.

      • Ned on October 10, 2018 at 1:11 am

        At times it does seem as though the feral cat has nine lives, doesn’t it?

    • Levi on October 10, 2018 at 3:50 am

      Can you please link to the info about Robert Sapolsky, couldn’t find it. His lectures and thoughts in general make a lot of sense for me.

      • BovineTB on October 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        Sorry… No meat for you

      • Ned on October 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

        In other words, any potentially disturbingly neutral information given will be summarily removed by the thought nanny.

        • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

          Relink it then. I don’t care. I’m getting too many trolls in the comment sections. If it keeps up I’ll just turn off comments. I don’t need spam. So be good.

          • Ned on October 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm

            For some reason, ‘meat diet’ appears something other than another simplistic fad diet.



          • Natalie on October 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

            Like you don’t have enough to do? Then on top of that, you are doing this out of the kindness of your heart. You want to give people hope, a different perspective, and approach. YOU ARE AN ANGEL!!! These trolls should be ashamed of themselves. No matter how terrible they may be we still would never wish ANY of THESE illnesses on them or our worst enemy. TO ANYONE ON HERE WRITING COMMENTS JUST TO TROLL PLEASE I BEG YOU TO STOP. MIKHAILA HAS GIVEN PEOPLE HOPE WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT. I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WOULDN’T BE HERE TODAY ON THIS EARTH IF IT WASN’T FOR HER. AFTER MANY MANY YEARS OF SPIRALING DOWNWARDS WHEN ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE ME AGAIN I RAN OUT OF ALL HOPE AND ALL OPTIONS, OR SO I THOUGHT. I COULDN’T DO IT ANYMORE. THE GUILT, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND FEELING LIKE A BURDEN ALL THE TIME BECAME UNBEARABLE. ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE ME AGAIN. TO BE ABLE TO BE THE FULL DAUGHTER, SISTER, FRIEND, WIFE THAT EVERYONE I LOVE DESERVES AND THAT I SO DESPERATELY WANT TO BE AGAIN. THEN I HEARD MIKHAILAS STORY. SHE IS AN ANGEL, WHO WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE BY LETTING THEM KNOW THEY ARE NOT ALONE. PEOPLE DO UNDERSTAND, AND WHEN MAINSTREAM MEDICINE HAS FAILED YOU FOR YEARS THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU COULD TRY. JUST THE POSSIBILITY THAT HER DIET MIGHT WORK, I GUARANTEE HAS SAVED LIVES. WHEN YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL MEDICAL OPTIONS WITH LITTLE OR NO RESULTS, ITS HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS THE FEELING OF GUILT, PAIN, SADNESS, HEARTBREAK ETC.. BY MIKHAILA SHARING HER STORY SHE HAS GIVEN SO MANY HOPE AND FAITH. I KNOW THAT HER DIET MAY NOT WORK FOR ME BUT I AM THINKING POSITIVELY. SHE GIVES ME HOPE, FAITH, AND STRENGTH. I WILL NOT GIVE UP, JUST LIKE SHE DIDNT. IF THE DIET DOESN’T WORK SOMETHING ELSE WILL. MIKHAILA IS AN INSPIRATION. A FEW MONTHS AGO I DIDNT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE TO FEEL HOPEFUL OR HAVE FAITH IN ANYTHING ESPECIALLY MYSELF. MIKHAILA AND THOSE OF US THAT FOLLOW HER BLOG ARE HERE TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER SO PLEASE I BEG OF YOU TAKE YOU TROLLING ELSEWHERE.



          • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm

            Natalie,
            As you possibly know HER in real life and not strictly online like the rest of us, this means you can likely give better meat preparation insight for the rest of us who cannot observe the Peterson’s food preparation method in action.

            If you can, please do share any more Carnivore insights you have gleaned for those of us also attempting to follow the diet?

            I will try to post your observations and progress with the Carnivore Diet so far into a bulleted list to be further comprehended (at least to the best of my ability to understand what I think it is that you are saying:


            1) MIKHAILA [by this I assume you are discussing her Carnivore diet?] HAS GIVEN PEOPLE HOPE WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT

            2) WHEN MAINSTREAM MEDICINE HAS FAILED YOU FOR YEARS THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU COULD TRY. JUST THE POSSIBILITY THAT HER DIET MIGHT WORK, I GUARANTEE HAS SAVED LIVES. WHEN YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL MEDICAL OPTIONS WITH LITTLE OR NO RESULTS,

            3) SHE [Mikhaila, or her diet?] HAS GIVEN SO MANY HOPE AND FAITH […] SHE GIVES ME HOPE, FAITH, AND STRENGTH.

            4) I WILL NOT GIVE UP, JUST LIKE SHE DIDNT. IF THE DIET DOESN’T WORK SOMETHING ELSE WILL. MIKHAILA IS AN INSPIRATION. A FEW MONTHS AGO I DIDNT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE TO FEEL HOPEFUL OR HAVE FAITH IN ANYTHING ESPECIALLY MYSELF.

            I know this is a bad attempt at understanding, but my understanding is that its main value of the Carnivore diet to you is that it gave you hope long enough to look for other solutions in case if the diet alone does not work?

            Thanks for sharing your insights.



          • Ned on October 12, 2018 at 2:23 pm

            Natalie, by far your post has been the most informative description of the profound effects the mysterious Mikhaila meat diet has.

            If it is helpful even if for only a short duration that is perhaps a positive sign. So do share more of your experience if you can.



          • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

            Mikhaila,
            It appears as though Natalie has intense faith in either you or hopefully your beef-based Carnivore diet, I cannot tell which.

            Normally, I would not think of such presumption as sane that YOU seem to be the focus (for Natalie at least) of a beef-based diet unless perhaps you have bovine chromosomes we are unaware of and grow steak versions of you in a petri dish.



          • Mikhaila on October 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

            Find something better to do with your time please.



          • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 10:49 pm

            Mikhaila, my question is what role do you personally play in Natalie’s success from the Carnivore diet? Is it because she eats the beef, or is it because she has faith and trust in you personally, or is it a combination of the two?

            I would really like this for diet to work for all of us as I too love beef. If having some kind of faith in you magnifies the medicinal effect of the beef diet I will be more than happy to think of you in such a positive platonic way if that is what activates the beef’s medicinal value.



          • Mikhaila on October 13, 2018 at 4:05 am

            Try it. Or don’t. Either way I don’t care. But if you have no other options… What are your choices? It works for me. If you had physical issues you would understand. Otherwise try the diet or stop bothering people.



          • Toronto on October 13, 2018 at 10:03 am

            Natalie’s way appears to have worked most effectively. So far, by applying beef salve to my rash it has reduced inflammation by 60%. Next time, when I am frying up the beef in the tallow I will do as Natalie suggests… to think highly positive thoughts similar to those Natalie has about Mikhaila, who is an Angel that cares enough about us to educate us in her highly effective beef diet. This will certainly achieve remission of my mysterious symptom, which is a scarlet colored ‘autoimmune’ rash.



  22. Scott Malone on October 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Mikhaila, say you need to add fat to a cut of beef that’s almost entirely lean and you’re trying to completely fulfill your calorie macros with one meal. How do you do it? Chop the beef up, fry it in a pan with a bunch of tallow, and drink the melted fat that didn’t absorb into the beef? I find the amount of fat I’m trying to eat right now nauseating.

    • Mikhaila on October 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Don’t force it! You get more fat adapted with time. Just eat what’s comfortable for you.

      • Scott Malone on October 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

        I will follow your advice, but I’d still reeeeally appreciate it if you’d tell me how you eat your fat because I’m attempting a hardcore exclusionary diet like yours and I don’t know if there are better ways than just adding tallow to things.

        • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm

          If youre still in the first 6 weeks you probably can’t tolerate very much fat! Need to give your body time to start making enough of the proper enzymes. I eat chuck roast a lot in a slow cooker. Steak. And if I eat ground beef I add tallow to it. If I don’t eat lean meat I don’t add any extra

          • Scott Malone on October 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm

            On Joe Rogan’s podcast you said that your calorie macros were about 20% protein and 80% fat, but ribeye, the fattiest steak, only gets 63% of its calories from fat. If you’re not adding fat to cuts like that it doesn’t sound like you’re actually hitting that estimate. And again, thank you for the swift reply.



          • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm

            Depends on the ribeye. Most are around 75 percent calories from fat. Not 63 unless you’re unfortunate enough to get a lean cut with everything trimmed off. I eat ribs almost daily. That’s closer to 80. And I cook the steaks in tallow. Chuck roast is pretty good too for fat, and it’s way cheaper. I wouldn’t worry too much about the ratio. Just do what feels best and you’ll slowly work your way up!



      • Scott Malone on October 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

        And thank you for your fast reply! Wow.

  23. Samantha on October 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    That rash – I get that on my shoulders/collarbone too! I had put it down to just gluten, so it’s good to know it could be anything I have a reaction to. Glad to see you back too!

    • Mikhaila on October 9, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Ooh the gluten rash for me is terrible! It goes on my chest, back and bum. This one wasn’t nearly as bad but still pretty unexpected.

      • Ned on October 10, 2018 at 12:49 am

        I read your bulleted list. It makes you appear rather normal.

        *Being cautious when walking alone at night might not be bad idea.
        *Hating people isn’t too uncommon.
        *Reading a lot might mean you are smart, bookish or simply a curious person.

        Your list:


        My experience of depression:
        Whenever I was walking anywhere, especially at night, I’d feel like I was going to get jumped. Someone behind me would suddenly grab me or something. Extremely on edge.
        I felt like I was mourning. Every bit of happiness I had would just be sucked back down into a tar pit of black. I’d laugh but then I’d be unhappy. Smile, then immediate unhappiness
        I was soooo angry. Slow people walking down the block, someone who doesn’t use their signal light, talking in the [etc]
        Constant pit in my stomach
        My shoulders were always raised up, kind of ready for an attack or to protect myself. It would take a lot of energy to straighten up and relax my shoulders.

        • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 12:52 am

          There’s a difference between being cautious and being terrified, and hating people and being irate for silly reasons.

          • Ned on October 10, 2018 at 1:06 am

            The number of males twice your size and routinely carry a gun to protect themselves says otherwise. Terror is a healthy response to an environment that can’t wait to decompose our precious beef supply. Just because you aren’t super happy does not mean you aren’t fairly normal. Unless you have extra stories than the ones you provide. Anyway, but don’t.



  24. teedee126 on October 10, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Glad you’re back, Mikhaila; thanks for the updates on you and your dad. I added chicken back in as well and so far, so good. I am testing out something that seems weird though. I’m not yet 100% sure, but it seems that pink salts like Himalayan pink salt and even Redmonds pure salt might be giving me a reaction. I still find it hard to believe that that is what’s doing it, but as you know, if you’re just eating beef, lamb water and salt, it’s got to be one of those things. I don’t use any skin products or anything like that, so it’s got to be something I consume. I’ll let you know when I’m positive, but I wanted to mention it here in case anyone else is perplexed by what could be causing a reaction. Sea salts are fine so far..

  25. Ava on October 10, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Mikhaila! I’m glad you started documenting your health journey and love that you include mom stuff. I miss sleep. I didn’t think I needed it that much until I started having children. HAHA!

    So, I have always been interested in all things health-related. It became more intense when I found out my husband suffers from depression. He had a terrible bout after our first child was born, and ever since then, there has been slow but steady progress with the down times, with minimal pharmaceutical drug intervention. He has been seeing the same psychologist for several years now, which seems to be helping. She had him doing Neurofeedback in the beginning, which helped him a bit. He has been taking the lowest dose of Sertraline for several years now. He goes to see the psychologist about once a month. So far, when the depression hits he’ll get about 2 weeks of that, and he’s managed to come out of it without increasing the dose of his meds, He has not tried to modify his diet yet. I want him to do an elimination diet, but started with doing a food allergy test first. He had nothing come up that he is highly allergic to. He had an herb (thyme, I think) that he is moderately allergic to and a mild reaction to a lot of other things like eggs, some nuts, pepper, mushrooms, etc.. Due to the number of mild reactions he has, the doctor suspects he has leaky gut. Something to note .. Just a couple years ago when he was 35, he went to the emergency room because he had food stuck in his esophagus. They did an endoscopy and he was diagnosed with Eosinophilic esophagitis. The doctor believes it’s caused by an allergic reaction to food. The first thing my husband eliminated from his diet was dairy. He started feeling much better several weeks after and doesn’t have a hard time swallowing food anymore. He had reflux as an infant, so I’m not sure if he had reflux because of the dairy-based formula he was given, or if the reflux would have occurred regardless. Also, not sure if the reflux contributed to the scar tissue buildup in his esophagus. Anyway, the food test did not show anything for dairy, which we were expecting given he has felt relief after quitting dairy.

    Did the survey last night by the way. I have Hashimoto’s but my thyroid has been resilient and has not been affected as far as my blood work shows. so I’m continuing to manage it with supplements. Taking Iodine seems to help me the most. My last test showed low thyroid anti-bodies, but it’s unreliable given I was pregnant. Now that my youngest is 13 months old, I’m due for blood work this next week and hoping for good results. Although, if they’re not great, I do look forward to trying the all meat diet. I think I could live on rib-eye. HAHA!

    Thanks for doing what you do! It’s about time we get closer to the bottom of the auto-immune mystery. 🙂

  26. Geo. on October 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Mikhaila,
    I’ve done HFLC for 6 years now when Dr. Peter Attia was introducing it. After about 3 years, I experienced some excruciating intestinal pains which were only solved with behind the prescription laxatives. It turns out my system needed to have fiber so the solution for me was morning portions of organic psyllium husk to create enough roughage. I realize you may be allergic but believe me, the pain is horrific after several years of no fiber.

    • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      There are plenty of people doing this diet for decades. Maybe your problem was the dairy. It constipates people. Pure meat doesn’t.

    • Mikhaila on October 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      HCLF is not the same as all beef at all

  27. Geo. on October 10, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Agreed on HFLC comparison to all-beef.

  28. David Acevedo on October 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Hello Mikhaila,
    Do you think that one should stick to all grass-fed beef and organic meats in general. Does it matter if I buy mostly whatever meat is the cheapest? Is there anything about, for example, grain-fed beef that may be harmful?

  29. recoveringperson on October 11, 2018 at 4:14 am

    I’ve been on the all beef diet for 33 days now, i’ve improved a lot, but i’m still only 60%-70% symptom free, how long do you think it would take to feel normal again? i read on your blog it took you only a month?

    • recoveringperson on October 12, 2018 at 4:56 am

      Could there be something i’m doing wrong?

    • Roland Freisler is JP on October 12, 2018 at 11:32 am

      recoveringperson,
      Don’t you think that probably depends what exactly you are recovering from? Maybe seek out the correct professional for whatever it is you think you need or ask someone that might be able to direct you. As far as I can tell this Carnivore diet is a highly experimental Beef diet that has undergone no rigorous testing procedures to determine whether it is capable of fixing whatever your unspecified problem is.

      “Could there be something i’m doing wrong?”

      Yes, you are trusting in someone’s information to be legit just because they have a fancy website and are connected to the authority figure, Petrolson, an overpaid women’s shoe salesman.

      • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

        What was meant by “60%-70% symptom free”?

  30. Josh on October 11, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Greetings Mikhaila,

    Have you seen this clip on Rogan with Dr. Rhonda Patrick discussing the Carnivore Diet? My assumption is you’ve been extremely thorough and her suggestions for a modified Keto diet with auto-immune you’ve already tried: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AYKqcEzezU

    Also, have you tried an Instant Pot pressure cooker instead of a slow cooker? They’re made in Canada, built well and pretty convenient – especially if you’re pressed for time.

    Best wishes on YouTube!

    • Mikhaila on October 11, 2018 at 7:03 am

      Yeah I was on a modified keto diet for 2 years. It did help a lot but then it stopped working after my pregnancy. I’m going to try an pressure cooker asap, thanks!

      • Josh on October 11, 2018 at 7:28 am

        No sweat! I’ve been buying off-cuts from the grocery store for a while now thanks to my pressure cooker and it’s way cheaper. A cup of water + meat, then press a button. Done in an hour. LOL

        If you get an 8 quart, you can wrap a chicken in ribs or do a full turkey or roast. Feeds a family of 6. They have a slow cook setting as well, so can make bone broth if that’s an option for you. Off-cuts I find have lots of bone.

        Also, have you considered checking rural Ontario farms to buy a grass-fed cow, then have a local butcher process it? Makes lots of variety cuts, controls quality, farm-to-table style, and likely least expensive option.

        With a deep-freeze, you can probably provision for months saving grocery store travel. Also, you can split it with family or friends as not sure how much a deep-freeze holds.

  31. Suren on October 11, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Hey Mikhaila,
    Wanted to share my experience with the carnivore diet. I never really had any physical symptoms with the traditional diet like rashes or weight gain, but had the problems similar to your father like the feelings of dread, foggy brain, lack of energy and general anxiety.
    On my 90th day on the carnivore diet I can tell you that these symptoms have definitely subsided, I had overwhelming amount of energy, my testosterone shot way up, my mind started functioning faster, it was simply just too much strength and energy that I wasn’t even prepared for, but then something happened a week ago. I got an uncontrollable desire for chocolate it was so strong that even though I have very good self control, I gave up and ate a bunch of it along with some bananas. I continued to do so for another 5-6 days, I felt bloating in my belly but overall my energy went up even more, I was able to lift much heavier weights in the gym. Yesterday I did the same thing before going to sleep, ate chocolate and bananas, and after about 30mins started feeling the symptoms that I used to have before taking on this carnivore diet.
    I had discomfort in my intestines (feeling them move when laying in bed on my belly), and gas (something that has never happened on carnivore diet and even during the last few days when I was eating chocolate).
    Today I woke up with the same kinds of feelings of dread, headache and muscle ache that I used to have before this diet. Barely taking myself out of bed I ate my steak and oh my god now I realize that I have to control myself as to not touch chocolate any more, even though it tasted so good.
    I assume that my gut healed during this 90 day period and even when I loaded myself with chocolate there was not much effect, but then slowly, in a few days it did it’s damage and just immediately when I started having bloating and gas my symptoms came back. It definitely feels like all these symptoms are gut related so we need to be careful as to not give in to those addictions. Possibly my body craved sugar so much because I was eating too much protein but not enough fat, which I’m going to add now because the rib-eye I have is generally lean.

    Anyways, just wanted to share my experience with this woe. I thank you and your dad for getting me try out this diet.
    I’m 32, male, 68kg (145lb) (had 2 kg increase during last few days on sugar), 180cm (5’11”)

    • CleanYourPeen on October 11, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Beef has put my bowel problems into a deep-freeze digestive holding pattern. Tallow has serious power to unbind a tarded digestive tract..Thanks beef!

      • Suren on October 11, 2018 at 9:20 am

        Actually one thing I forgot to mention is that when I added back sugar, my constipation improved drastically. Gotta use that tallow or just add way more fat.

        • Toronto on October 13, 2018 at 12:53 am

          Tallow is powerful that way, especially when used in conjunction with beef. Sometimes I can hear the steak speak my name as it sizzles.

    • teedee126 on October 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Suren, your body would never ‘crave sugar because you were eating too much protein or not enough fat’. Your body can make all the glucose it needs from protein and fat, so it is not essential in the diet. And if your body needs more fat, it will crave it and you’ll feel low energy, not high energy. It sounds like you simply craved a couple of old favorite carbs like chocolate and bananas and then found out quickly how you react to those things. You’re human and it can happen to any of us, but hopefully, you’ll remember how bad you felt when you ate things your body could no longer tolerate. Take care..

  32. philip kent on October 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    The day you give me a shot to help you, is the day you’ll start to heal!!
    kentpsk@gmail.com

    • kent on October 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      So, DMT is God? Nice one.

    • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Philip you are a Stiletto’s fan?

  33. verysick person on October 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Hi Mikhaila, I’m 34days on strict beef and water now, but i’m still anxious, brain foggy and tired.
    it’s already a big improvement, but i’m till nowhere near ‘normal’.

    Could i be doing something wrong or is it possible i’ll just take longer to heal?

    i’m confused because you wrote that your reactions only take a month maximum :/

    • Mikhaila on October 12, 2018 at 11:27 am

      At the beginning switching over takes longer. When you’ve already adapted the reactions take that long. Keep it up!! It gets better just wait it out. You might need another month. I know it’s frustrating to wait, just keep at it.

      • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

        Mikhaila, the person appears to indicate that he or she may be “very sick”. Perhaps it might be better to seek out a medical professional than continue on an experimental diet?

        • Suren on October 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

          that’s just the nickname, the content of the message didn’t indicate that the person is feeling very sick at all, he/she even mentioned that there’s been a big improvement.

      • verysick person on October 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        Ok that makes sense, thx a lot for the response!

        and to respond to the user ‘Toronto’; I have been to medical professionals and hospitals for 2 years without any improvements, this diet has improved my condition 60%-70% in just one month time already and i finally have some relief, i just expected it to be a bit faster.

        • Toronto on October 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

          That is good to know that your condition is not life threatening… Although hospitals and doctors often do make mistakes.

          Maybe Mikhaela knows registered nutritionists that specialize in ketosis diets similar to this Carnivore beef diet?

          • verysick person on October 12, 2018 at 3:36 pm

            No I have to stick to the beef diet due to extreme intolerances to other foods. the condition was life threatening but like i said, it’s already improved a lot, i just need to have patience



  34. Nick B on October 12, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Mikhaila,

    Thank you for the info on the black pepper and the info about your baby. I have a two month old daughter, so I will mention the weening info to my wife. Thanks for that.

    Regarding pepper…. I have been carnivore for a few months (cured 95% or my ankylosing spondilytis symptoms) but I would occasionally use pepper. Recently I have noticed breakouts on my chest, collar bone area, and upper back. Because of the delay, it wasn’t clear to me what was causing it. Ill cut out pepper and see if that helps. Report back in a few weeks.

    You and your dad literally saved my life. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way.

  35. Douglas DiAngelis on October 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Are any of you people using butter on a daily basic with the meat? Because I only use salt, pepper and butter. Thoughts?

    • Humanitarian Vaccinations on October 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Butter?! Wouldn’t butter count as dairy though? Dairy is forbidden.

      So far the beef industry has conquered the following medical conditions and sensory disorders via the Carnivore Diet:

      Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, major depression, autism AKA oppositional defiant disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome AKA mononuclear herpe-gonosyphilitic donovanosis, diabeetus’ encephalitis bovine-prion AKA bovine tubercular meats, toxoplasmosis (in Kittens only) AKA Yersinia pestis, West Nile virus AKA Zika, Mycoplasma fermentans (special GRIDS strain for recreational intravenous heroin) AKA brucellosis, scarlet fever AKA bed bug bites, Bat Boy’s ‘White-nose syndrome’, human clonally transmissible cancer and Assburgers.

      Likely a few things were forgotten to list. As you can see beef has a wide range of applications. Human clonally transmissible cancers are also associated with certain bacterial and parasite infections. The great news is you no longer have to euthanize your feral pet Kittens in order to protect the children.

      • Imagined-Beef Also Cures on October 14, 2018 at 3:57 am

        You forgot seamonkeys.

    • Mayan Prophecy on October 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      I could not find the article where Bat Boy finally cures his white nose syndrome using the Beef diet. It is well known that certain bats species will spontaneously drink fresh cow blood.

      weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/22512/bat-boy-fights-white-nose-syndrome/

    • teedee126 on October 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Douglas, yes, some people do use butter. I occasionally have clarified butter (ghee) when I have lobster, shrimp or scallops because I don’t tolerate dairy any more and it seems to be ok. Carnivore is anything you enjoy minus anything plant-based.

  36. teedee126 on October 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Mikhaila, I really hope you won’t close down the comment section because of the few annoying and immature trolls who have no lives. Isn’t there a way to have a closed group, at least for commenting privileges? I find that I’ve learned so much over the years on blogs because of the comments from other people. There has to be a way to block trolls or keep them out so that people searching for help aren’t pushed away by the selfish losers who show up on health sites like this. Just my 2 cents..

    • Toronto on October 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Carnivore Beef Diet has improved my arthritis as well as depression. Meat also treated another’s Lyme Disease according to https://mikhailapeterson.com/2018/04/10/my-battle-with-lyme-disease/
      .
      teedee, the meat has obviously worked well for you, so why do you doubt the claims of others?

      • teedee126 on October 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

        You’re assuming something that isn’t there. I don’t ‘doubt the claims of others’ when they’re based on science and are plausible outcomes. If you’re referring to the clearly nonsensical postings of trolls, they’re easy to spot, so I’m really not sure what you’re referring to. You’d have to be more specific.

        • Toronto on October 14, 2018 at 11:43 am

          teedee,

          Well to get back on topic of Mikhaila’s recent autoimmune skin rash. Perhaps it is the age of the Beef she ate? Sometimes the steak they sell in the upscale supermarkets are from extremely aged cows found already lying dead in the field, oftentimes with maggots. Many people are allergic to maggots. The older livestock are also full of denatured proteins that could be the source of triggering Mikaila’s skin eruption. Maybe if a younger Veal pig with healthier meat supply on it were consumed her skin’s immune system wouldn’t have reacted the way it did?

          Plus there are a million other meat species out there waiting….[insects, amphibians, deep sea animals] untested, many of which could be superior to beef as a hypoallergenic meat for the Carnivore diet?

          • teedee126 on October 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm

            LOL…clearly you drank the PETA Kool-aid. They create a video of a horribly run farm (heavily editted and staged by them in many instances) and spread it around like it’s the truth about all ranches and farming operations. Very sad that you’re denying yourself health to be a pathetic little troll who has to tell lies to get a point across. Try getting an education instead. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-j-winograd/peta-kills-puppies-kittens_b_2979220.html



          • Toronto on October 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm

            teedee,
            re:flank steak and other hard to chew beef meats

            I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with your PETA bread comment as I don’t know what you are talking about, nor don’t I know Koolaid you refer to.

            As you are also trying this Carnivore diet how could you never have experienced an old stringier unchewy cut of beef, especially when it comes to musky old pork ribs compared to succulent baby back rib? I certainly have experienced the unchewable leathery old meats as well as unsucculent maggoty health food staples both before and after the time before the time of vegetable, when I ate what was formerly known as the 4 and a half food groups, which based largely on chicken tender dominant food pyramid.



    • Mikhaila on October 13, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      I think I’ll keep em. The trolls will get bored eventually probably.

      • teedee126 on October 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

        I wouldn’t count on them getting bored from what I’ve seen on every site like this, but I’m glad you’re not planning to close off the comments any time soon 🙂 It’s not hard to ignore them for the most part, but I feel badly for any newcomers who are searching for answers. I guess they can always go to a closed FB carnivore group, though…In fact, when I encounter a newbie from now on, I’m going to make sure they know there are closed carnivore groups so they can at least get the basics down without putting up with troll comments that try to confuse or discourage them.

        P.S. I’m happy to hear that Scarlett is sleeping through the night, I know how amazing that stage feels 😉

        • Toronto on October 14, 2018 at 11:50 am

          teedee,

          Why should the Carnivore Diet have to hide within the protective confines of walled-gardens- with its tail tucked between its legs like a cowering dog?

          If Carnivore is effective, and many believe it is, then it should have nothing to hide. Either it is or it isn’t, make up your mind.

          • teedee126 on October 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm

            Trolls are the ones with something to hide; and if people want to discuss things without weird, pathetic little trolls hovering around, it’s their right to do so. Sort of like adults wanting to have an adult conservation without kids overhearing because they can’t appreciate it or add anything useful.



          • Toronto on October 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm

            Resorting to defamation when we want to silence wrongthinking people is not the way to openly cultivate and promote a Carnivorous diet.



          • teedee126 on October 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm

            I couldn’t care less about “promoting a carnivore diet” and neither does any other carnivore I’ve met. We share our experiences for the benefit of those who’ve tried every medication and diet to heal themselves of myriad chronic ailments and are searching for another answer, not for just anyone. You sound like an unstable vegan judging by your weird and nonsensical comments about meat, so keep eating all the plants you can get your hands on. You’re so obviously a troll that I won’t waste another second on you. You have no idea how quickly I scroll past when I know a troll is commenting and I’m far too disinterested to even read any their comments once I realize they’re a freak/troll. Go eat your pesticide soaked plant foods and bugger off.



        • Toronto on October 14, 2018 at 10:45 pm

          I don’t know what you have against eating meat, especially beef.

          Perhaps try to show some concern that the beef quality might be a factor in Mikhaila’s idiopathic autoimmune skin disorder, instead of continually going off topic of meat. THere is nothing wrong suggesting to try a different cut of beef, perhaps veal ribs. I would never suggest drinking Koolaid, it has too much sugar and ingredients from the time before post-vegetable.

          I have to stick to the beef diet due to extreme intolerances. I am still anxious but going strong

      • Brother Boles on October 26, 2018 at 8:31 am

        Trolls don’t realize that computer technicians who work as ITs for the NSA have no trouble finding them and posting their mom’s address and which video games they play in the basement. I’m a professional researcher for the Congressional Oversight Committee with a GS-11 security clearance which means I have all kinds of toys trolls never heard of. Be nice it makes for a better world. Mikhaila is trying to help humanity what are you trolls doing besides showing your insecurity that a woman is more of a man than you are. She does not need me to defend her but I don’t like clowns who interrupt serious discussions. Don’t toy with me or i’ll make you famous.

  37. electronarcotic cattle prod on October 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    What is the “the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse” mentioned from another article? Is the “meat cleanse” the exact same thing as the beef diet, or is the “meat cleanse” a beef-oriented bathing ritual?

    • Meat Dialectics on October 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Is that sort of like trying to see how long you remain aware of yourself chewing your beef while blacking out or going into a K Hole?

    • Anything Better than BEEF? on October 14, 2018 at 3:52 am

      cattle prod,

      We will assume that all information given is legit.. So, why not include baby seal on the menu?! Let me explain.

      What value can the beef-only diet possibly have if the hypoallergenic potential of all meats have not yet been tested and compared side by side? We will assume the allergic food reaction theory is true, If the primary benefit of restricting diet to beef alone is that it does not trigger an autoimmune reaction… then out there somewhere possibly could be THE PERFECT MEAT. What are the odds that beef is that perfect hypoallergenic meat?

      Perhaps BEEF is the reason for the resurgence of skin outbreak Mikhaila has experienced in her recent photo? There are a lot of different animal meats that must be compared. Beef is but one succulent animal out of millions of animal species. It is worth trialing uncommon animals to find that perfect steak you violent won’t react to with autoimmune skin eruptions.

  38. Pet Food on October 15, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    This is a sad true story.

    I knew someone that once without thinking it through unfortunately fed their Gerbil meat. This person did so because the Gerbil became excited every time meat was cooked and start crawling up the cage as if it were hungry. This uneducated pet owner fed beef to the Gerbil, which the Gerbil gladly ate. From then on the Gerbil refused to eat nothing else but meat. This Gerbil would also act spastic during feeding times. Sadly, the poor meat-eating Gerbil was in a matter of months covered in tumors and did not live very long after adopting this new Carnivore diet,

  39. John on October 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations on your newfound health. I just wanted to add one thing: The food pyramid is not a lie, you guys have a genetic autoimmune disorder caused by extreme food allergies. This makes the food pyramid not applicable to you because you have allergies to most plants — but not wrong for the rest of the population who mostly do not have such allergies.

  40. teedee126 on October 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    @John: Then how do you explain how a person can tolerate all foods until they’re 59 years old? How do you know who will get an autoimmune disorder if they keep eating the Standard America Diet? I tested negative for everything when I was tested for psoriasis and hives in my 30’s and 40’s. Not a single food allergy, yet now I can’t tolerate anything plant-based or even dairy. You sound so certain of your position that I’m sure you have an explanation that no one else has come up with.

  41. QWET on October 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Carnivore cures spontaneous combustion… for real.

    Newly discovered benefit for the Carnivore diet, it dramatically reduces the risk of fatality due to intracolonic explosion (rectal combustion) during colonoscopy. This is explained by the reduced fiber content of the Carnivore diet leading to less combustible gases in the colon due to fermentation.

    wiki:
    “An intracolonic explosion or colonic gas explosion is an explosion inside the colon of a person due to ignition of explosive gases such as methane. This can happen during colonic exploration, as a result of the electrical nature of a colonoscope. The result can be acute colonic perforation, which can be fatal.”

    Vegetarians fart more (colon has more methane), therefore vegetarians are more combustible than carnivores.

    • F. Flint on October 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Are you sure about that? Wouldn’t a ketogenic Carnivore Meat diet also increase acetone, thereby increasing the risk of fatality due to Spontaneous Human combustion?

    • verdilowe on October 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Time To Quit Qwet…
      You’re as useful as your hugely powerful Farts…In a Bubble Bath.
      Seem overly obsessed with all matters colonic ?
      So many anti Mikhaila comments here, huge waves of crass negativity.
      Bless you. MP..!

  42. Andre on October 16, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Carnivorous diet is not a sinful diet as many nutritionists say it is. What is interesting about this diet, is that many health problems disappear. A logical explanation, and very simple one is that microbial flora is changing in the intestine / colon. It is the meat ?!  No, it is the fat that changes the microbial flora. Put the vegetable oils in the sun outside for a few hours, and follow what happens.

     All vegetable oil will turn bad except coconut oil, lard, ghee. I remember in the childhood (i grow up in a communist country) when I went to my grandmother on vacation, and I ate meat in lard. It does not turn bad, regardless of temperature, humidity, etc. In other words, it is not the meat that “solves” the problem ( symptoms) , it is the high fat. Vegetable oils are the most terrible oils, not only that it decays into free radicals at low temperatures (with a few exceptions) but blocks cell respiration. Once cellular respiration changes, problems occur. For example, we have glucose that travels in the blood, while at the cellular level glucose is minimal because the pancreas does not produce the necessary amount of insulin. The pancreas does not produce the amount of insulin needed for that becouse…?! Gluten destroys the pancreas? (do you hear that) or are the parasites that interfere with the chemical process, and gluten can not be processed ?!

     People with IBS, psoriasis, celliac disseses, etc. as soon as they start a diet based on gluten free, many of the symptoms disappear. Is gluten to blame ?! My take is that gluten is not the problem. intestinal villas are destroyed and gluten can not be processed. And then the free gluten diet is ok, because there is no gluten anymore and the symptoms disappear but new one are coming in the future?!. who destroyed intesile villas ?! Gluten ?! It’s not possible!! Then who?! A parasite / pathogen ?!
     Once we’re on the gluten free diet, are we solving the cause  or the symptoms?! I do not believe ,we address the cause, as long as the intestinal bacteria does not change. We just solve a symptom. The problem is still there. Pathogens can go into hibernation for years without creating problems, but once the environment is favorable, they returns to strength. The carnivore and depression.I believe  is the Niacinamide that the body produces in decent amounts( while we eat lot of meat )that reduces inflammation generally throughout the body. A study on rats with Niacinamide reversed Alzhimer Disseses in less than 3 months. Niacinamide is one of the most powerful antifungals (look for trial on candida and niacinamide)
    Carnivorous diet is high in lysine .
    Lysine deficiency leads to a pathological increase in serotonin in the amygdala, a brain structure that is involved in emotional regulation and the stress response. Human studies have also shown correlations between reduced lysine intake and anxiety.

     Stool test for parasites ?! There are millions of parasites, a test covers a few maybe. Perhaps the only test that deserves the trouble is the GI-MAP DNA Stool Test. Leave a piece of meat out in the sun and watch what happens in a matter of hours. Parasites, bacteria, fungus they are all forming inside that piece of meat. Where is a parasit , is also a virus, bacteria, all .big family.

     If we leave a grape in a closed room, what happens in a few days ?! Do little flies appear ?! Did you know that every vegetable, has electricity ?! The fresher it is, the  higher are the milivolts.

     What happens to our body when we lose electricity?! (we are bioenergetics, see Dr Jerry Tennant, ph and voltage)

     Bacteria, parasites, fungi begin to form. So, it’s our life force that keeps us healthy. How do we  lose our life force ?! We take parents’ pathogens, their diet, we will have the same problems as they did . We change the diet, we change the microbes. We have good bacteria / fungi / pathogens (basically aerobic) that keep our colon and intestine in the balance. Did you know that poop is a medicine !? Stupid poop is a drug and very difficult to obtain (a healthy poop of course). It was an old saying, “eat poop” but it is true, it save lifes. There is a poop pill, it is given in major cases when antibiotics are totally ineffective.All I want to say is that the diet generally solves the symptoms, not the cause. If i would be sick again, and i need to “buy time” to look for the cause, carnivorous (high fat)diet will be my first choice. I believe is possible that this diet can correct some healty issues, from the root . The only way to find out if the problem is fixed is when you add in your diet other food. If the symptoms are gone,then you good to add others food.

    Did you know that humans cannot produce Vitamin C and Lysine?! A goat when is sick produce 18 g of lysine and huge amount of Vit C. Lysine does so much( found in high protein diet,meat).

    Vit C is need it if we eat vegetable, fruits..etc. We don t need much Vit C on carnivorous diet.It s true, but not sure in long term(collagen formation need Vit C ,lysine, proline,most important ones)

    If we eat sugar, (fruits are ok in moderation, and not 12 months a year), we need Vit C .

     I’m not a doctor, a researcher, or a naturopath, everything I wrote is my simple opinions. Please consult consult your
    medical professionals for health advice.

    keep your faith strong and think out of the box

    God Bless You All

    • Fat Albert on October 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Andre, that makes total sense!

      As I understand you, what you are saying is: The power of meat is in the fatty tallow, the tallow is the PBF co-factor (Precious Bodily Fluid) needed to activate our vitamin C enzymes which in turn then forces our pancreas produce more niacinamide. This sudden spike in niacinamide signalling travels through the circulatory system and targets the medulla oblongata with antioxidant. This is how meat ultimately cures the Alzheimer’s disease. Am right!?

      • Andre on October 17, 2018 at 4:51 am

        Regarding to your questions ;

        ” This is how meat ultimately cures the Alzheimer’s disease. Am right!?”

        I do not use the word “cure/cured “.

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5145017/

        I  was referring to a clinical trial done on rats using Niacinamide, in which Alzhimer’s disease was reversed .

         It was  my opinion about why the carnivorous diet is not a bad diet ,and the fact that I believe  the reason why many symptoms disappear is
        due to the change of microbial flora on the colon / intestine and the fact that the body takes the niacin / niacinamide from the diet in decent quantities.Also the diet is reach in Lysine. As I said before, if I want to “buy time” and look for the “cause” I ll pick this diet. I will add liver in this diet for many reasons.

         Im sorry but ,I do not think I understand what you are saying here ?!

        “The power of meat is in the fatty tallow, the tallow is the PBF co-factor (Precious Bodily Fluid) needed to activate our vitamin C enzymes which in turn then forces our pancreas produce more niacinamide”

        As far as I know every possible secretion emanating from a human body is considered a precious bodily fluid,including blood.

        Jack Preiss and Philip Handler  discovered the pathway through which nicotinic acid is converted into NAD.

        They showed that nicotinic acid is converted in three steps to NAD, and the identified the protein and enzymes responsible for these steps. The  pathway by which nicotinic acid is converted to NAD is called  Priess-Handler pathway.

        Synthesis of NAD+ is achieved via both recycling and de novo pathways in most microbes and in human cells.

        Most tissues take up both forms of vitamins to synthesize  and , although nicotinamide is the preferable substrate.

        Nutritional supplementation or high diet in protein,  is an effective way to increase intracellular NAD levels

        Vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and B6 (pyridoxine) in addition to iron are needed as cofactors for conversion of tryptophan to niacin (liver has it all).

        Humans are one of the few mammals unable to manufacture ascorbic acid ( lysine also) in their liver. Most other animals, except the ape family and guinea pigs, produce ascorbic acid in the liver from glucose in relatively high amount.

        We do have all of the genes that are necessary, but one of them is broken. The broken gene, nicknamed GULO, codes for an enzyme called L-gulonolactone oxidase, which is responsible for a key step in vitamin C synthesis. We have the gene, but it has been mutated to the point of being nonfunctional.

        • qwet! on October 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm

          Perhaps replace GULO with some other garbage that makes human skin capable of photosynthesis?
          We can become the level above human, carnivorous plantimals .

          Until the soylent dream is realized we still have our faithful companions, beef and salted tallow fried to crispy black goodness.

  43. Krystyn Walenkewicz on October 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

    To have such a strong immune response to pepper suggests that although you feel better you have not fixed the underlying cause of your hyperactive immune system. Eating meat only will naturally reduce your exposure to allergens, but as you have found, adding them again leads to the same response.

    Might I suggest that you might have a nutritional deficiency, or a bad gene change, that makes it very difficult for you to deal with oxidative stress? There might be ways to fix this with unconventional antioxidants like B2, Manganese, and Molybdenum.

    I have Lupus and I have introduced even wheat again with no gut reaction.

  44. Andre on October 22, 2018 at 8:02 am

     You are right about underlying cause.

    The pains and rashes are caused by a tiny insects like organism .Mycobacterium is one of them (half fungus /half bacteria). Toxin producing bacteria/fungus  induces a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation.

    Molybdenum helps by converting the acetaldehyde into acetic acid. This can then be excreted from the body like any other toxin.

    Most fungi release a neurotoxin named acetaldehyde. This is just one of the many toxins. For example,  candida release a total of 79 different toxins.
    Alkalinization , green tea powder ( i found out tannic acid works better) with activated charcoal, and selenium will chelate most of toxins . NAC and milk thistle is needed to help the liver.

    Chlorella is usually used in conjunction with cilantro to bind to the heavy metal.

    Arthritis in cattle. They have always found bacteria, such as brucella, mycoplasma, streptoccous, staphylococcus,  pneumonoccus,mycobacterium, erysipelus in the bones of cattle.
     In humans I believe  to be similar. The reason why magnesium works is it kills off the staphyloccus, by alkalization . Potassium citrate is likely to kill the others . Long term potassium deficiency and boron can cause these organisms to flourish so it’s going to take some time to remove them, especially the mycoplasma. It’s usually immune systems related.
    For more information on pathogen origins here:

     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1585801/

    Earlier studies have shown lupus inflammation linked to fungal infection .

    The fungus grows inside the cell making them invulnerable to antibiotic attack, making it seem autoimmune condition.I believe, it s not  white blood cells attacking healthy cells, it is already unhealthy, that’s why they are attacking it.

    I think, the simplest idea is to  kill the fungus by making their environment unfavorable to them .
    Most people with lupus should test for  hyperthyroidism.

    Check  basal temperature is the easiest way to do it. Instructions here :
     http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/identify/how-are-body-temperatures-measured/

    If average temp is under 36.5 Celsius, then most likely you are suspect of hypothyroidism . Then,check iodine level and selenium level in the body . Manganese, iron,ferritin level must be check too.

    Copper supplements, borax(food grade),H2O2, chromium, and B3 niacinamide are some of the antifungal .

    From my reaserch people with lupus were successful using borax with h2o2 mix (3%).

    Medical Disclaimer
    The Content is my opinion only ,and  is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

    • Mikhaila on October 22, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I tried taking molybdenum and chlorella and it didn’t help at all. Literally no difference. I was also taking magnesium and that didn’t make a difference. I think there are a lot of complicated answers out there and the simplest answer is we’re not supposed to be eating certain foods.

      • Deadpan on October 23, 2018 at 10:48 am

        According to Andre’s research the most probable cause of why molybdenum did not seem to help you Mikhaila is because you did not use it in conjunction with borax that creates the required level of synergy to activate the body’s healing response to molybdenum. Andre, being a sensitive man has provided us this referenced for you in his generously ample sourced notes.

        Perhaps consider a retrial of supplemental Mo using the guidelines extracted from his extensively well-researched information? Why is that?
        Mikhaila You DO make insightful yet cryptic quotes:
        “I think there are a lot of complicated answers out there and the simplest answer is we’re not supposed to be eating certain foods. “

      • Terri on October 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

        I’ve spent thousands of dollars on supplements and nothing helped until I went on the meat and water diet. I’m not wasting another penny on supplements. There’s growing evidence that some of them do far more harm than good anyway, and it’s an unregulated industry.

        • the n word of the day on October 23, 2018 at 2:13 pm

          Mostly the truth about supplements. The few supplements that do anything of noticeable benefit won’t be very impressive. Most drugs are kind of the same but with more extreme peaks and troughs. It is almost pointlessly circular to talk about. It is good to know what limitations of things are, etc.

        • Andre on October 23, 2018 at 4:36 pm

          I agree . Over 90% of supplements are ineffective. In fact, they can create more problems.
          If that supplement is in natural absorbable form (example B vitamins, amino acids etc) then it is not a problem of absorption.

           One of the reasons that they are not absorbable is due to the additives they contain (a simple test is to try to dissolve a supplement in a glass of water). The second reason is the dose and the time taken.
          Mostly,with minor exceptions, I use powder supplements, mineral salts (my favorites), tinctures, and the amounts used are extremely small, in large part.

           A very simple test is to measure our ph in urine in the morning at the first hour(ph test strip). If the pH in the urine is below 6.3 ,then urine is acidic, so we are inside our body ,then the problems begin to appear. The pH in urine in the morning under 6.3 means that milivolts are down.

          The pancreas,  is the organ most responsible for producing the bicarbonate our bodies need. The purpose of the sodium bicarbonate is to neutralize the high acidity  (food plus stomach acid) raising it to an alkaline pH over 7. The pancreas produce sodium bicarbonate. It s kind of funny,but 99% of the pancreas contains exocrine cells that produce 1 litre to 2 litre of digestive juices per day. This pancreatic juice contains powerful digestive enzymes along with water, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate.
          At  this stage, supplements are useless.
          If we are acidic, what does the pancreas do? We eat to much food and too fast? We have bug in our stomach  that neutralize digestive acid (h pylori is one of them)?
          If we add ACV to the diet, do we raise the ph or do worse ?!

          I would not do that unless I want more problems. I have nothing against ACV, on the contrary it’s great, but not in this situation. The first thing I would do is take a buffer before I look at the cause.Sodium bicarbonate is a buffer, so potasium bicarbonate, so magnesium bicarbonate (unique water is expensive,  is very easy to make it home).

           Do we have  stomach bloating when we eat raw vegetables, fruits?  It s becouse fermentation occurs due lack of stomach acid,enzyme?! If we drink a glass of water (is buffer) while we eat, what happens with bloating?!

          How long does it take to our  brain to register that the stomach Is full? About 20-30 minutes. Eating slow, drink a glass of water , not only we eat less,but most likely pancreas will produce sufficient sodium bicarbonate to buffer.
          Losing weight? French people have a very rich diet, but they are not fat.They eat very slow, and  in a small quantities.

          If there is nobbalance between sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium ,we have a problem.

           It’s just my opinion, please consult your doctor for health issues.

          God bless you all

           http://magbicarb.com

          • whistlin inna d' darg on October 23, 2018 at 9:39 pm

            I don’t trust a bottled water so clear, it is so unnatural and likely lacks key electrolytes to prevent dehydration. It must require sophisticated machinery?

            Where does this unique water blend come from? I’d be willing to make an exception. whistling



        • C on October 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

          Agree. Why buy and take supplements just to be able to eat stuff we’re better off without anyway?

  45. Andre on October 23, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Molybdenum main function is in removing toxins and prevent them from building up in the body.High dietary levels of molybdenum, produces a copper deficiency in humans.We don t need to much molybdenum to function,but it s very important to have it in our body.
    Chlorella helps the body to detox heavy metals. If combined with cilantro, some parsley,  brazil nuts (high in selenium) becomes a powerful chelation therapy (no minerals are removed from body).

    Let ‘ s say , I’m in a very difficult situation (I was long time ago), and I have very strong pain at all of the joints,strong inflammation at the cellular level .. etc ,this is what I would do ;

    All that I will write below is what I did when I had problems with my joints,and very bad pain. .

    1. Alkalinization

    * 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate ( bob miller free aluminum)  +1/4 tsp of potassium bicarbonate (powder ) in 8 oz of water (morning and night,30 min before eating)

    * 400 mg magnesium citrate (2 x day with food). Magnesium citrate is used to regulate acidity (the reason i used magnesium citrate). There are different forms of magnesium . Magnesium in a  pure state (elemental)it can not be absorbed.From 400mg magnesium citrate we get 16% elemental magnesium,and maybe 60%-80%  out of this will absorb in our body.

    So, 400 mg of magnesium is in chelated form with lower concentrations of magnesium(elemental) because it is in a highly bioavailable form. Different form of magnesium with different uses.No calcium (
     reference in the bottom).

    *500 mg Niacinamide × 2 times a day (i took it in the same time with magnesium citrate)

    *1 pinch of borax (i used food grade only) x 2 times a day in 2 oz glass of warm water.  For me 1 pinch was how much I could take in 3 fingers.

    Borax (not to be confused with boric acid,) is a natural mineral salt.
    Borax, sodium tetraborate decahydrate, according  to a study, is not acutely toxic. Its LD  50 (median lethal dose) score is tested at 2.66 g/kg in rats.Table  salt LD 50 is 3g/kg. So, salt looks little bit more toxic than borax( based on LD50) .

    I reffer to borax as 100%  sodium borate decahydrate (food grade )
    Do you like caviar? Then, if you do, they use borax as food preservative (depends what country).

    Many countries do outlaw the use of Borax in their food completely. In the USA, it is illegal to use any Borax when processing food. If caviar is imported…

    * 500 mg NAC bedore bed time

    In the  first 2-3 days, I felt that pain increased little bit,(i was expected based on my reaserch) but soon after,  pain descended quite quickly. I felt like something was “baking”in the area of ​​pain.

    About 2 weeks later  symptomes disappeared in a proportion of 70-80%.

    Then, i used vit C alkaline /lysine /proline, (all  powder only,non gmo ) ,green tea powder, threonine. The reason I used this combination was to increase collagen /repair , possible viruses problems, and immune booster. It s very important the doses / time.Viruses can initiate rheumatic symptoms through various mechanisms.
     It took me about two months to be  pain free.
    That was the basic.

     I use 1 pinch of borax daily in my coffee  for the last 10-11  years .Most coffee beans on the market, based on my reaserch have molds ,aflatoxins and mycotoxins. It s my way to “clean ” my coffee , before i drink it.I still use  magnesium citrate 3-4 times a week (to much calcium in processed food and less magnesium /minerals in vegetable.

    I take others staff, depends what issues I have in that day.If luck of sleep (kids keeps me busy),  I have noticed that the best way to increase  my millivolts (in minutes)  is 3-4 drops of 1%  methylene blue .I tried no to go under -40 millivolts, and when I have luck of sleep goes lower. Based on my test using ORP meter  3-4 drops will get me back to -50 /-60 milivolts. Potassium ascorbate will do it to, takes longer (does some killing also )

    Also,I want to tell you that I’m not a doctor, a researcher, a naturopath or a medical researcher. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

    God bless you all

     https://drsircus.com/magnesium/calcification-and-its-treatment-with-magnesium-and-sodium-thiosulfate/

  46. Set on October 31, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    I want to try this diet due to a lot of problems with skin, sore joints, inflammation and migraines. But I don’t understand it. I do a lot of physical work during that days and I lose energy VERY quickly if I don’t have carbs. To the point I can’t do the work. Do you just not move around so the diet works for you? I fell like I have no energy and I can’t make it to even 1 day before running to get a lot of carbs because I can’t work.

    • Mikhaila on October 31, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      You have to get through the carb withdrawal period. It’s definitely not a good sign that you’re experiencing it that quickly. It’s worth trying to get off of them.

    • Mikhaila on October 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      I’ve been going to the gym daily. And working hard. And I have no problems. That’s not lack of energy from no carbs, it’s lack of energy from carb withdrawal. The solution isn’t more carbs if you want to actually solve the underlying problem

  47. Ron Mitchell on November 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Mikhaila, I’ve only seen you refer to using “charcoal” to combat the “pepper” reaction, but have been wondering if you or your family take supplements or other adjunct items ?

    • Mikhaila on November 5, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Nope! But I don’t react to activated charcoal

  48. Andre on November 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Activated charcoal works if taken immediately after meals or during meals.
    Activated charcoal may have the ability  to reduce toxic substances and binding bacterial toxins.
    There are different kinds of activated charcoal.
    However,