Hey guys,

I’m speaking (and going to) Paleo f(x) in Austin this year.  April 27-29. There are going to be a number of really smart people there – Mercola (I know there are skeptics but he’s worth listening to – or, like me, you can write him off as a quack and then realize 10 years later you were wrong…), Chris Kresser, David Perlmutter, Sarah Ballantyne, Robb Wolff, Dennis McKenna even! I’m really looking forward to it. I believe I’m the only one speaking about zero-carb, but it would be interesting to go to anyway. If anybody is interested (or already in the Austin area), you can save up to 35% off Premier or VIP tickets wit the code: MP35

Paleo f(x) isn’t just about food. There are a bunch of goodies there. There will be dozens of experts speaking about the latest in epigenetics, biohacking, Keto, AIP, nootropics, blood testing, strength conditioning, sleep, stress, and more.

It’ll be nice to get out and meet a group of like-minded individuals… Although zero carb is just a tiny bit more restrictive than Paleo or Keto diets. (I like to think I’m ahead of my time, but only time will tell).

There will also be food. Gluten free, sugar free, etc…. I won’t be snacking out there because meat but it sounds like fun!


  1. Xavier Rodriguez on April 6, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Hello Mikhaila, I was wondering if you have dived into any of the information regarding Dr.Jack Kruse? Something that I would like to mention is that implementing a well formulated high fat ketogenic diet did not work until I simultaneously started implementing sunlight ( sunrise and solar noon), Ice baths at 12 degrees Celsius, and blocking blue light at night. The only reason Why I started taking light seriously is because Dominic D’Agostino (Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)) that he mention his blood glucose goes down and his blood ketone level goes up when he is in sunlight. ( https://youtu.be/AeXnc0igvMM?t=49m18s ) This got me thinking that sunlight affects much more than Vitamin D. Dr.Jack Kruse can explain why diets like yours work and why different diets work for some and not for others. He goes a step deeper and talks about what happens to carbs, fats and proteins, that is, they get broken down into protons and electrons. Now that is something that I have not heard most people talk about. I am looking forward to your thoughts. Thank you!

    Light, Water, Magnetism.

  2. Barry Bliss on April 6, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I’d like to offer some words of caution to the average (whatever that means) reader.

    From what I can tell, Mikhaila is sharing with you what has worked for her in the past and what is currently working for her. Unlike Shawn Baker, she isn’t saying this is the ultimate human diet period. (Unless I misunderstood you, Mikhaila.)
    This difference is huge!
    We humans have gone down many wrong roads, and are very diverse now in our areas of unhealthiness. Drugs, plastics, C-sections, unnatural diets, and more have contributed to this. Everyone is different and needs to watch and listen carefully to their own bodies.
    I disagree with Baker. The carnivorous diet is not the ultimate human diet period.
    Humans are omnivores. Diets like Mikhaila’s may be necessary to deal with perversions and problems, but it’s not our ultimate diet under all circumstances.
    What I am seeing in some testimonials is what I saw when I was (and studied) raw food veganism.
    “I am doing so much better. It’s this diet for life!” (Paraphrase.)
    Well, I was vegan for 16 years and in some ways I thrived. I was a raw food vegan for the last 16 months of that time (“Cooked food is poison.”) and again did well in many areas, but, imbalances caught up with me.
    (Think about how many questionable foods raw food vegans do not eat.)
    I have taken pretty much no drugs and suffered from no depression of any discernable depth in my adult life. (I am 52.) I have noticed differences in health in different ways while on different diets, but again, everyone is different.
    After going heavy meat for a while I believe I may be a little out of balance, for me, right now, that is. Cutting out all fruits may not be best for me, right now.
    What I am suggesting (and I am not all-knowing) is that everyone monitor their bodies and mental state regularly. What diet you do best on now may be one you need to tweak a year from now.
    I don’t mean to overstep my boundaries. No one asked me to chime in, but the similarity and cultish aspects of some people in the carnivore movement are reminding me of the ones in the raw food vegan movement.
    Good luck to all, and thank you Mikhaila for continuing to share with us what is working for you, as well as some significant data.

    • Barry Bliss on April 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

      By the way, Mikhaila, congratulations on being invited to speak.

      • Tara Mills on April 7, 2018 at 11:40 am

        Hi Barry
        Since I was in my early 20’s (I’m 70 now)I’ve been fascinated with food and how it works with our bodies. Studied everything I could get my hands on and still do. I’ve been vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, meat eater etc. At various times in my life I’ve found that certain diets work and others don’t. And it changed over time. You just need to listen to your body and mood to know what works at whatever period you’re at in your life. This is what I’ve found anyway. One constant however for me is no or low sugar. And if I relapse, I begin to crave it again. I am eating paleo now and my allergies and mood are stable so long as I’m consistent and don’t cheat. There are so many variables as to what works for some and not for others. The ancestral thing is quite interesting as well. (Stick to what your particular ancestors ate). Mine were pure Scott and they ate a lot of meat, oats and kale. Works for me. 😉
        But I think you are right, it’s not one size fits all.
        And Thanks Mikhaila for doing what you’re doing. Bless you.

        • Tara Mills on April 7, 2018 at 11:52 am

          Just to add a note here, I have been tested and at the top of foods to avoid is whey. So that leaves out dairy for me and if I cheat I suffer. so I make ghee which separates the whey from the pure fat. For probiotics, I eat Bubbies Saurkraut.

        • Truth Seeker on April 10, 2018 at 8:03 pm

          “The ancestral thing is quite interesting….”

          Your astute comment above, is why I eat nothing from the “New World”. I am of Germanic genetic background and a few years ago it dawned on me:. Why eat what my ancestors never ate?

          No Potatoes, Corn, Squash, Tomatoes, Chocolate, etc.

          I then went further and removed Tropical items: Mangoes, Bananas, etc. etc. and realized my ancestors ate cold climate fruits…the 4 berries: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries.

          Then I eliminated all herbs and spices NOT native to Northern European areas.

          How is it doing? It works. I don’t eat any Dairy since I’m not going to drink the milk from another species AND mammals have no natural business eating/drinking mild past the first few years/months.

          BUT, each person should and could form their own diet. If the “food item” is right for you, you will know. It only takes patience.

  3. Cory Levenberg on April 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Excellent work and I appreciate your position. I have only been very low carb for less than a year, but after triple bypass, I had to do something. It’s working quite well for me. Are you familiar with Gary Taubes (his books got me off sugar)?

  4. Adriana on October 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Very low carb plus intermittent fasting is the key to losing weight without out resetting your metabolism. Check out The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung.

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