Carbohydrates and the Carnivore Diet

Carbohydrates and the Carnivore Diet

The title “Carbohydrates and the Carnivore Diet” doesn’t even make sense. Meat has virtually no carbohydrates. Nearly all carbs and sugars in our diet come from plant-based foods. But here I want to discuss what carbohydrates have to do with the carnivore diet. Over the last few years I’ve done a number of experiments within…

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Carnivore Diet Experiments

Carnivore Diet Experiments

In last week’s “Saturday 7” newsletter I mentioned some of the carnivore diet experiments I’ve done over the last 2+ years. Carnivore Diet Experiments 3 months carnivore transition (“Levels” 1-3) 6 months just beef and water 3 months re-intro of various animal-based foods (other meats, organs, seafood, eggs) 6 months “nose to tail” 6 months muscle…

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Cholesterol and the Carnivore Diet

Cholesterol and the Carnivore Diet

My cholesterol is high and I likely have the carnivore diet to blame. Cholesterol is a complex topic. It’s involved in energy metabolism, hormone production, cellular structure, and yes – cardiovascular disease. Here I want to create a brief resource on cholesterol and review some of the research. I also want to discuss why it’s…

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Evidence for a Meat-Based Diet

Evidence for a Meat-Based Diet

Is there any evidence for a meat-based diet? Let’s explore. Evidence for a Meat-Based Diet: 1.0 – Evolution Throughout human evolution, selective pressures fueled a persistent feedback loop between climate, food availability, and the advantages of a large brain. Archaeological and palaeontological evidence indicate that increased meat consumption underpinned our stunning divergence from our primate…

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Meat the Brain that Became Sapiens

Meat the Brain that Became Sapiens

As we continue on our journey through Part I of “Your Brain on Meat” in the Brain Food Series, we “meat” the brain that became sapiens. Thanks to six years of Latin training, I can tell you that “sapiens” means wise. And while years of study to learn a “dead language” may not seem wise, to…

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The Brain-Body Paradox

The Brain-Body Paradox

As we continue on our journey through Part I of “Your Brain on Meat” in the Brain Food Series, we run into a paradox – The Brain-Body Paradox. In the last section we saw how the brain expanded from the modest beginnings of our hominid ancestors to its enormous size which (as we’ll see in…

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Your Brain on Meat

Your Brain on Meat

I think the best place to begin this series on Brain Food is the beginning – a look at the backdrop of the human brain. So let’s rewind the clock and see how the brain changed from that of our early ancestors to the modern Homo Sapien brain. This is the journey of your brain…

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Brain Food

Brain Food

For two decades I’ve obsessed over “body food” – the food that builds muscle, the diet that melts fat, and the fuel that optimizes performance. But in the last few years I’ve started digging into another component. I wanted to discover how to build my brain like I built my body. This led to the…

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Carnivore Diet Blood Work

Carnivore Diet Blood Work

Meal after meal for well over a year. Not one bite from a plant. Not a piece of fruit, not a serving of vegetables, not an occasional treat. Nothing but meat and some eggs. And here are the results of my Carnivore Diet Blood work. When my test results arrived, they came with a warning…

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