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6 Month Carnivore Update

By Mikhaila

I love this diet. I am never going back. 


Baby:  I’ve caved and gotten a nanny, and she’s starting in 2 weeks. I wanted to do the stay at home mom thing (which is what I’ve been doing for the last 10.5 months) but I can’t do it. There are too many things that I want to be able to do that I can’t do with a baby. Serious kudos to people  (like my own mom) who could do it. Taking care of a baby is a full-time job. And it’s incredibly rewarding but it’s hard when there are other things you’re missing out on. For me, that’s work, that’s the blog and writing. So a nanny it is, even though it makes me incredibly nervous. I realize how lucky I am to even have that option. We met someone who seems really bright and really kind and I think Scarlett will love her. She also speaks Russian so Scarlett can learn her dad’s language. We’ve only introduced meat and she’s still nursing a lot. I haven’t figured out what I want to do, but I’m thinking I may consider some vegetables and just see what she’s interested in. I haven’t decided yet.

Ankle: I need surgery. I don’t need to get it re-replaced (THANK GOD), but I do need surgery. After my ankle replacement my fibula was subluxed (slightly dislocated) and so I couldn’t bend my ankle well. Scar tissue grew in really quickly, and bone, and now there’s so much scar tissue that even though my wonderful physio fixed the dislocation, I can’t move my foot. The muscle on one side of my body is wasting away which is horrifying so I need to deal with this ASAP. That’ll be much easier with a nanny as well. Flying out to see a surgeon at the beginning of July, hopefully can do the surgery ASAP after that.

Jordan Peterson: Dad is thriving on the diet. He’s cut out salmon and is mostly eating beef but also some chicken. He told me salmon gives him back pain and makes his voice a bit shaky. Even after all the food weirdness, I’ve been through I had a hard time believing him. But I don’t eat it, and chicken makes me dizzy, so who the hell am I to judge? He has no depression, no anxiety, and no doom in the mornings. If you follow him on Twitter you might notice he’s not as volatile. Last week my mom texted me and said “Jordan woke up with James Brown’s “I Feel Good” in his head. If that isn’t a fantastic sign I don’t know what is. I’m going to get him to drop the chicken and I think his mood will improve even more. This all-meat diet is the bomb.

Mikhaila Peterson: I’ve been doing it for six months now and I swear it just gets better. I have no cravings for other foods, my brain is the fastest it’s ever been, I don’t even mind the sleep deprivation that comes with a baby (she wakes up at night still), I’m energized, happy in the morning, happy all day, and raring to go. The only thing stopping me is my ankle and that should get fixed hopefully soon. I’m getting my micronutrients tested and cholesterol this month. Comment below if you’re interested in certain markers and I’ll add them to the list. This is purely for people’s curiosity, I’m not concerned in the least, I feel great. I’m going to start doing consults (so keep an eye on the blog). Switch it to a pay per consult instead of Patreon. People who have been speaking with me feel better fast enough that we don’t have to keep talking which is amazing. My face is also thinner on this diet (even just eliminating salad). I don’t have as much puffiness in my cheeks. It’s lovely. I look so much more attractive. I was looking through pictures of myself in Montreal in 2012 and I look like a different human.

Hangovers: Hey! Good news, I don’t react negatively to alcohol (only bourbon and vodka – nothing else). It turns out that the minor reactions I was getting were to those hangover pills!!! Which work really well but were giving me symptoms. But my response to alcohol has changed. It used to fill me with energy and now it just kind of makes me slower. So that’s a downer but maybe I’m so fast normally that it’s starting to work like it should, it is a depressant after all. WARNING: This diet is NOT good for hangovers. My tolerance is down, not just because of breastfeeding, and the hangovers are killllllerrrr. Be careful. Go slowly with alcohol. Stick to bourbon and vodka (they have nothing else added – the colour from bourbon is from the cask).

I’ll be updating the blog much more frequently when the nanny starts, and I may even start a YouTube channel! I’m also writing a book (18 000 words in so far!) Exciting times. Doing great. Thanks for the support.

UPDATE: 2023 – Regarding hangovers I eventually made my own supplement I don’t react to that works reaalllyy well if you want to give it a shot. fullerhealth.com (more pure supplements will be launched soon that don’t have fillers, and are third party tested for mold, etc.)

Join the Conversation


  1. Hi M!

    Just wondering if you are still taking Antidepressants or not? Did the diet eliminate the need for the AD?

    1. The answer is in the blog here, but the short answer is NO, she is not taking any AD

  2. How was your micronutritients test? Please i want to see the results!

  3. I’m looking to start this diet because of everything I’ve heard from you, your dad, and Shawn Baker. I am wondering – do you drink bourbon and vodka straight? Any tips of things to dilute, or do you just use water? Thanks!

  4. Hi Mikhaila, have you done a blood test done for far or your dad Jordan Peterson? I’m really cursious weather it is fine or not after only eating meat.
    – Robert

    1. Some insight, I got my blood work results back 3 weeks ago for Kidney,liver, cholesterol etc, all of it. I have been carnivore for 6 months prior to getting my results. My RH has me get my blood work done every 6-7 months. My GP called me in for my results and all he said was “WOW, this are perfect”. He doesn’t know I am carnivore as I fear the second I tell him I will hear all the negatives of it. So for now I tend to keep it that way.

      However that said I am the same person who took 4000mg-6000mg of advil a day for 18 years prior to my diagnosis and I have no damages where most should. Each person will vary so as I have no side effects doesn’t mean you wont.

    2. That’s pretty incredible.
      I wonder if there’s a correlation between plant intolerance and Neanderthal DNA? They were strict carnivores, weren’t they? Ha, that’s pretty speculative, but if your family ever does a “23 and Me” DNA analysis or something, let us know if you find anything interesting.

    3. I’m going to say yes as sugar and carbohydrates really affect my disease and based on the research I have done there is a connection with the cross breeding with Neanderthal.

      But yes I think I want to check.

    4. Wow @Michael this sounds crazy good, thanks for sharing!. Do you have any source of your diet plan or did you create it by yourself? Like which meat you eat, what fat percentage it should have, how many calories to hit.
      – Robert

    5. When I saw that YouTube video of Joe Rogan was Shawn Baker that is that is when I decided to go full carnivore. Prior to that I was listening to my diet as when I made changesI had improvements but the pain always came back. It Came back because my tolerance was lower the food I was eating affected me even more in small amounts

      I can’t recommend my diet as I eat 4000 to 7000 calories a day. I only eat ribeye or steak and eggs supplementing with avocado oil for fat. My job is very physical which is why I need a high calorie diet. I don’t work out but when you look at me you would think I was lying. I’m 5 foot 10 and I was 175 lb and I now weigh between 146 and 149 pounds.

  5. I don’t calories are very useful info, but the %fat and %protein is somewhat useful.

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