The carnivore way of eating has enormous health benefits for many people. It’s not appropriate to call the carnivore diet a “diet” because the word diet implies that it’s a temporary event. Nobody is searching Google for “carnivore way of eating,” they’re all searching for “carnivore diet.” And sometimes “cavemen diet” or “meat diet.” So here we are. I’m glad you found this post.
Anyone who has embraced this way of eating can tell you there will probably be some social challenges along the way. As it turns out, there are plenty of overweight and unhealthy people LOVE to give advice about diet and nutrition. They’re not being malicious, they simply don’t know what they don’t know.
Every one of us had our “first day” hearing about the carnivore diet / way of eating and I have found it useful to assume most people in the world simply haven’t had their first day yet.
I have the link to this page saved in my Notes app in my phone so I can copy/paste it into a text message or email when I find someone who would like to be educated. It’s a great time-saver for me, so give it a try if you find yourself talking about your food choices on a regular basis.
This is a living page and I’ll continue to add links to carnivore diet articles and related topics as I discover them. I have done my best to organize the links in a coherent format with subjects and headings that should make sense. When in doubt, use the Search bar in the lower right corner of this web page to search for keywords. If you have something to add, please post it in the comments.
A general carnivore overview
10 year vegan tries meat only for 30 days
A guy tries carnivore for 31 days and reports his experience in detail. Great thread!
Interview with Shawn Baker M.D. on the Joe Rogan podcast
First hand account about losing 100 pounds, among other health fixes (ten years ZC)
Seed oils, omega-6 and disease
What happens when patients know more than their doctors?
Just don’t (but I know not everyone will listen to that advice)
Treating Alzheimer’s with fat
Prescribed medication is the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer
Blood sugar drugs and heart attack risk
Using food to treat brain inflammation
Eliminating meat in a human diet makes people dumb, and over a long enough timeline that’s a BIG problem. (On a short timeline it’s still a problem, but we think big on this website)
Keto diet instead of chemotherapy
Sugar and carbs seem to be the real culprits with cancer
Breast cancer patient cured herself with low-carb diet
More about keto diet and tumors
Keto diet for ovarian or endometrial cancer
Fructose and pancreatic cancer
Treating cancer with meat
Keto diet and cancer
Colon cancer and cholesterol
A list of low-carb studies
Low carb versus low fat
Low carb diets are not a fad (check the publication date!!!)
A cure for diabetes
Bread in the US is poison because of additives that are banned in other countries
There is no need for carbohydrates in a human diet
The cholesterol mistake
Statins are a joke (still or again?)
High cholesterol does not cause heart disease
The case for eliminating cholesterol tests at the doctor’s office
Common cholesterol myths debunked
Saturated fat cannot raise cholesterol
You need cholesterol if you want to live a long life
Low cholesterol could kill you
It’s unwise to lower your cholesterol
Adverse effect of statins
Dietary fat does not raise cholesterol
His cholesterol is high and he doesn’t care. Why?
Low LDL increases your risk for stroke
Medical science and lies
The sugar industry wants you to blame fat for your problems because they have more sugar to sell you
The drugs your doctor prescribed may not help you at all
Big pharma is organized crime
Doctors who get paid to approve drugs
Monsanto will always prioritize their profits over our health. Always.
Exhibit A: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/fda-tests-confirm-oatmeal_b_12252824.html
Exhibit B: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/10/monsanto-trial-cancer-dewayne-johnson-ruling
Exhibit C: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/05/monsanto200805
Cereal manufacturers are nasty people
Check your doctor’s funding sources to see where the bias lies
The “keto crotch” media blitz and some important questions: Who paid the PR firm for all of those media placements? Why would someone pay for all those media placements? Who has the most to lose here? Things that make you go hmmmm.
How the US became the fattest and sickest country in the world (hint: not an accident)
Full fat dairy foods are fine
Full fat milk could lower risk of heart attacks
Old study showing meat eaters have healthy teeth
Before agriculture, human jaws were perfect for human teeth. Now? Not so much.
Reverse type-2 diabetes, lower blood pressure (author is a doctor)
One-third of Americans are screwed unless they make some changes
Reversing type-2 diabetes with diet
British doctors using diet to treat diabetes
Renowned cardiologist says dietary guidelines are bogus
You can’t outrun a bad diet
Frankenburgers contain known carcinogens
Pea protein (ingredient in some fake meat) is causing all sorts of problems for people
Low-fat diets can kill you
The (unfair and inaccurate) demonization of saturated fat
Eating fat will not make you fat
Why you should eat more fat
Fat functions as its own organ
Dietary guidelines saying fat should be limited are flawed
Truths and myths about fiber
Carbs cause heart attacks, fat does not
Cardiologist recommending high-fat diet
Meat and cheese prevent heart attacks
Shawn Baker’s CAC test results (September 2018)
Fat, cholesterol and heart disease
Saturated fat doesn’t not clog arteries
Eat the butter, not the bread
Low LDL cholesterol levels may shorten your life (not a typo)
High LDL cholesterol is healthy
An assessment of cardiovascular risk
Factors that contribute to cardiovascular health
Ketogenic diets (not carnivore, but sometimes related)
US military considers making ketogenic diets mandatory for its soldiers
Eating red meat reduces your risk of depression by half. (Hint: That’s a big number.)
Plants have evolved to protect themselves. This one is close to home for me because I discovered a few years ago that I have serious issues with leafy green vegetables. I love them, but they don’t love me back! They are harmful for MANY people, yet most don’t know it because they’ve never gone a significant amount of time without eating plants. How would you know it’s possible to feel better without eating plants if you’ve never tried to live without them? How do babies thrive on breast milk when breast milk doesn’t contain plants or fiber? Also, plants could make you lose your mind (seriously). https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/diagnosis-diet/201909/six-reasons-go-paleo-mental-health
Plants contain lectins and lectins are bad news.
Beef is a health food
How we got red meat wrong
Red meat is not the enemy
Scientists are changing their minds about red meat recommendations because science supports eating red meat. You know, like we have been eating for millions of years. Shocking, right?
The anti-red meat guidelines were always misleading, and now the world is catching up.
The idea that salt causes high blood pressure is from an old, janky study
Vegetarian men seen as wimpy by women
Women are more attracted to men who eat meat
Skin cancer and diet
Diet matters for sunburn risk
The link between diet and skin cancer
Success stories, more anecdotal than scientific
Low blood pressure while only eating beef, eggs, cheese and lots of salt
A heart that fixed itself after a heart attack
Eight years with no carbs and no exercise
People who eat pounds of steak every day
Sugar industry sponsoring studies much like tobacco companies used to do
Sugar as a cause of disease
Sugar and heart disease
Sustainability argument against vegans
Feed seaweed to cows if you’re worried about methane
How meat is the most sustainable option
Eating beef is good for the planet
Cow farts are not causing climate change
Industrial farming may be the end of us
Meat is definitely sustainable, as it always has been
What do cattle mean for sustainability?
The original solar powered, sustainable food
NASA has a few words to say about methane
Vegetarians & Vegans
Parents charged with manslaughter for killing their son via malnourishment on a vegan diet.
A doctor explains how a vegetarian diet led to his mother’s early death
No evidence of a vegetarian diet leading to a longer life
Plenty of animals die when crops are harvested
Lower health and quality of life for vegetarians versus meat eaters
84% of vegans and vegetarians eventually start eating meat again. Why?
Plant-based diets do not provide all the nutrients humans need to live
Vegetarians have lower sperm counts
Vegetable sensitivities could be making you sick
Vegan YouTube star ruined her health, in her words
The majority of food borne illnesses come from vegetables
Broccoli has more protein than steak? LOL. Of course not.
Long-term vegetarian diet changes your DNA
Another recovering vegan story
Same recovering vegan as above, different source:
Vegetarians are much more likely to be depressed
Natural toxins and anti-nutrients in plants
Vegan propaganda and meat
Vegan diet is NOT recommended for several large groups (if your browser doesn’t translate it, scroll to the bottom for the English version…it’s a Swiss study)
Losing weight and keeping it off
Carnivore diet resources
This group is full of great general information and stories about people treating and curing all sorts of long-term illnesses like obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, IBS, joint pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. It’s also a fun community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldcarnivoretribe/
This one is similar, but only for women. I think it’s similar, anyway. They won’t let me join their club so I have to believe my lady friends when they tell me it’s similar. https://www.facebook.com/groups/womencarnivoretribe/
Do you have any carnivore diet or related articles to add to this list? Or did you find a broken link? Please leave them in the comments section below and I’ll add them when I get a chance. I check the comments a few times a week.