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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.)

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  1. This is so exciting, Mikhaila! I am new to your blog but watched your dad’s interview with Joe Rogan about your diet, and I’ve followed you on Insta for a while; i’m so excited for your family! My husband and I were delighted to see your dad speak in DC in June. I am looking forward to seeing your past posts and when you post new ones. Thank you for being vocal about what has helped you. I suspect my family may have food sensitivities after I took your survey; you and your family are changing lives! Lots of love from Virginia, USA

  2. Mikhaila, I’m so impressed by your condition. I have two little ones, and I know how agressive arthritis is when we are pregnant and breastfeeding. I live in Toronto either, and if there any possibility I would be delighted by meeting you, and talk to you specific issues between our cases mine and yours. I’m vegan, and raw food works better in me. If you have time we could enjoy a morning or afternoon summer together with our kids and talk in a picnic. My Benjamin is 12m and Barbara 4y. All best hope you get well more and more! ❤️

    The social network I use is instagram, if you want connect me https://instagram.com/saraemanoele

  3. Hi, My husband and I have been doing the Keto diet and are working toward carnivore. I have two questions.

    1. I have been menopausal for 1 year now (I’m 48) and since I started this way of eating 4 weeks ago, I got my period for the first time! I saw a video of this happening with other women and how the carnivore diet moderates your hormones and women go off their hormone replacements. Have you heard of this? and if so, could you elaborate?

    2. My husband is on Sertraline and he has been feeling really dizzy, no energy, brain fog/blanking out, shaky, diarrhoea, etc. We know about the “Keto Flu” but I am pretty sure it is not that because he is eating the right amount of fat, salt, and protein. I am thinking that maybe he is having Sertraline Syndrome symptoms. I remember you mentioning that you had symptoms of antidepressant overdose, but could you elaborate on this also? We are going to our family physician to check in, but I would appreciate any input you may have. Thank you!

  4. Hi Mikhaila, there are traces of gluten in Burbon and grain vodka. Be careful, this can affect sensitive people. Better choices would be potato vodka or tequila. Disclaimer, I am a holistic nutritionist so possibly professionally messed up.

    1. I don’t react to bourbon or grain vodka. And I have celiac disease among other things so I honestly don’t think you’d be able to find someone who would react to these… assuming they’re not mixing them. I wouldn’t worry about it.

    2. Take a look at N-acetylcysteine (NAC). It might help with alcohol elimination while/after drinks.

  5. Hi Mikhaila, watched your recent ‘Depression to Expression’ youtube interview and you look hot on a carnivore diet. You should seriously consider doing a proper youtube channel because you are easy on the eyes and have an amazing story (still being lived) to tell.

    ps please appreciate all the meat based innuendo I resisted using in this message. Ciao xxx

    1. I’ll edit your videos for free. Huge fan of your Dad, and now you, after hearing him speak of how highly you’ve influenced the positive changes in his life thanks to your dietary suggestions. I’ve been eating meat for all of my meals for at least 10 years, have been weight training for years and only began to look my best when I focused on a steak diet. Feel free to send a message if interested in the video editing!

  6. I just watched your video on YouTube describing your beef only diet and how it has helped you. I listened to you with extreme interest as I have been experimenting with my own diet for several years finding much success in elimination of certain foods. Autoimmune disorders are definitely associated with diet. Here is an article I found on Dr. Axe site (a D.O. and nutritionist from Ohio) and I think it only further adds to protein as being a mood booster. (I know that is an oversimplification) Anyway, its a good read.

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