Category: Meat Health and The Carnivore Diet

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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Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods

Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods

Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods The Toxin-Time Continuum In this series finale of the “Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet” I want to zoom out and look at the big picture. The health dangers of plant-based foods should be viewed on a continuum. This scale goes from natural toxins to man-enhanced toxins to man-made poisons. And…

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Health Dangers of Eating Fruit

Health Dangers of Eating Fruit

Health Dangers of Eating Fruit In the exploration of the Health Dangers of a Plant-based Diet fruit plays an interesting role. Most people think fruit is healthy because they are high in antioxidants, they are a good source of fiber, and they contain essential vitamins and minerals. And unlike other plant parts (roots, seeds, stems,…

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Health Dangers of Oxalates

Health Dangers of Oxalates

Health Dangers of Oxalates In our look at the Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet we turn to oxalates. These are especially troublesome to the “health conscious” who have large spinach and kale salads topped with almonds and sesame seeds. They think they are eating healthy. But they are flooding their body with oxalates. Here…

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