Episode 22: Dr. Paul Saladino Answers Carnivore Diet FAQ


Paul Saladino (host of Fundamental Health podcast and author of Carnivore Code) and I discuss the “nose to tail carnivore” diet, misconceptions about the dangers of eating primarily meat, the plant toxicity spectrum, and reintroducing plant foods after years without them.

Find @Paul Saladino, MD at his website and on Instagram @CarnivoreMD

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Show Notes:
[4:00] How and why Dr. Saladino got into the carnivore diet and studying the diet
[7:00] His 2-year long experience with the “Nose to Tail Carnivore” diet
[7:30] “98% of people are going to tell you that Kale is healthier than steak. And I believe with every fiber of my being that that is completely wrong.”
[8:30] How do you not become nutrient-deficient on a carnivore diet?
[11:00] Bioavailability of nutrients in plants vs. bioavailability of nutrients in meat
[14:30] The argument against meat-only diets leading to scurvy
[18:30] Meat and organs are integral for optimal human performance and all plants are on a toxicity spectrum
[20:00] Random and sudden cravings; and other ways to introduce beef liver
[21:00] Nutrient-deficiencies finally being cured. Often ingesting plants can block the absorption of specific nutrients
[22:30] “You can’t listen to your body when you’re ingesting high-fructose corn syrup, because it will just tell you to eat more of that. But once I cut all that out, I was able to do the Carnivore diet just [based] on cravings”
[24:30] a very important aspect of trying more “exotic” foods – like liver, brains, etc.
[26:00] the difference between vitamin D from animals vs. vitamin D from the sun
[29:00] raw liver “shooters” and other obstacles for non-insane people wanting to try carnivore
[30:30] “Kale or broccoli… these are just not foods that any human should be eating in any amount if we want to thrive.”
[32:00] Hallucinating… on soybeans?
[34:00] High-Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease
[45:00] Reintroducing plant foods after extended periods of carnivore
[55:30] Carbohydrate intolerance and insulin sensitivity
[57:00] the real cause of diabetes

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