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Carnivore Diet

Hi guys,

I got chicken pox when I was 22, and it completely messed up my health. I ended up with 3 autoimmune diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynard's and Hypopituitoryism.

I have been on the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet for the last 5 years and managed to put my Raynard's and Rheumatoid Arthritis into remission, but I still have hypopituitarism, and it doesn't seem to be healing on AIP.

I have heard good things about the carnivore diet and how it is healing people's autoimmune diseases. Makhalia Peterson, Paul Saladino, Dr Anthony Chaffee, Dr Shawn Baker all speak highly of the carnivore diet and how cutting out veg allows the body to heal. Apparently, veg contains defence chemicals such as lectins, oxalates and salicylates, which can cause stress on the body.

On the other hand, there are people like Dr Rhonda Patrick and Max Lugavere who say that veg can cause good stress on the body through homeostasis... So I am a bit sceptical.

I am wondering if anyone else has tried just eating meat for health reasons and if you have seen any positive results. It seems a bit extreme but if it works then I really want to give it a go. I'd love to hear your thoughts
Reply 1
If you have a medical condition, see your GP for dietary advice.
Reply 2
Original post by Surnia
If you have a medical condition, see your GP for dietary advice.


I saw them back in 2009 when I got ill and they gave me medication. No mention of how diet influences disease. My rheumatologist said it is common for GPs to shill out meds over educating their patients because their nutrition knowledge is very low as they are still being trained from a textbook written in the 1950s when people thought animal fats were bad and promoted low-fat high, sugar diets. So, I have absolutely no faith in my GP when it comes to autoimmune diseases
talk to your consultants about your diets
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Original post by Sam_Cotton
I saw them back in 2009 when I got ill and they gave me medication. No mention of how diet influences disease. My rheumatologist said it is common for GPs to shill out meds over educating their patients because their nutrition knowledge is very low as they are still being trained from a textbook written in the 1950s when people thought animal fats were bad and promoted low-fat high, sugar diets. So, I have absolutely no faith in my GP when it comes to autoimmune diseases

So talk to your specialist.

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