Showing posts from January, 2019

Is the risk worth the reward?

So much debate about the long-term health of the Carnivore Diet. So much angst and worry is being placed on people that follow this way of eating. Anyone who is considering it has got to wonder why people are doing it and is it really safe? 
I know people look at me all the time and just can't comprehend how I'm surviving without eating vegetables. When I show them my bloodwork and medical data, along with my body composition changes, and improvement in the gym......they usually just shake their head in disbelief and retreat into a self-reflective silence.

The concepts behind why this way of eating works are not new and they are not even "fringe". It is a ketogenic diet that eliminates dietary carbs. The only reason it is seen as extreme, is because we've been told for the last 50 years that we need carbs, plants and fiber, in order to be healthy.

The science behind ketosis and low carb nutrition is abundant and becoming more so. There are many factors that have…

Getting this off my chest

I don't usually get on a soapbox but I've been hearing a lot of crap from people lately and felt the need to vent a little. Maybe you can relate. Feel free to give me any feedback as to how you handle the hysteria you get from people just for not eating veggies.

The effect of a thing can be established in its ability to illicit change in multiple subjects without the subjects prior knowledge of each other or the stimulus that enacted the change.

If I stop drinking sodas and lose 20 pounds and thousands of other people do the same thing all over the world, and they also lose weight, is it safe to conclude that if people stop drinking sodas then they lose weight?

What if I stop eating carbs and only ate meat, eggs, and some dairy? If I see a handful of benefits in my health that happen to match a few thousand other people all over the world that I've never met, how can anyone tell me it's not healthy?

When I talk or listen to people that have followed this diet for 2,5,…

1 step to reduce your risk of Kidney Stones and Gout

I’m going to share a story with you about a 64 year old woman who had kidney stones. In her own words, here’s how it goes.

“6 Months ago I had a very painful kidney stone and the urologist found two more waiting in the wings. I began drinking unbelievable amounts of water and then began the Carnivore Diet. Just had a urology follow-up and before the sonogram, the doctor suggested that I go on a Low Oxalate Diet since I had had "multiple" kidney stones. Then, they did the sonogram and discovered that I no longer have ANY kidney stones! The interesting part? Almost all of the foods on the "to avoid" list are carbs. Go figure.” - Claire D.

80% of kidney stones are made out of Calcium Oxalate. Any idea what food source has all the oxalates? I can tell you it’s not meat. Here is the list of foods Claire was told to avoid.

I see carbs and plants. If meat is so bad, why isn't it on this list?

5%-10% of kidney stones are caused by uric acid. Uric acid is a byproduct of th…