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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. nobody put in tests for you. I don’t think you really need them, but you might check liver and kidney function. HbA1c would be a joke, you’re prolly way below 5% A Kraft style Insulin test would be usefull, to see what Insulin response you get (I would assume type 1 – normal) Triglyceride/HDL ratio is prolly good, under 2, ignore LDL unless they do LDL sub-fractions, that would be interesting. I guess you be checked for nutrient level with RBC(red blood cells)? Have you ever considered doing a chelation test to see if heavy metals are present? maybe a hair analysis would be good enough, though not as accurate. Maybe a DEXA scan, or Bio-Impedance analysis for %fat, muscle, etc? that’s all I can think of of the top of my head. good luck Mikhaila!

  2. Like Kenn Macd says the LDL subfractions would be interesting. I’m pretty sure they do VLDL as a matter of routine. Anything you want to know about cholesterol on a low carb diet is here – http://cholesterolcode.com/ – it’s pretty easy reading.

  3. Hey Mikhaila, I just started following you on social media and watched all your Youtube videos. I think it’d be great for you to have a channel as I’ve already been very inspired by what you have shared on other sites! I’m starting to transition myself to eating just meat. I’m native american and wanna avoid getting diabetes, and also shed a few before I turn 30, so I think only meat is conducive to all of that! Been discovering and dealing emotional attachments to foods (surprise surprise). It is kinda tough, developing the state of mind to let all that go. Anyway, was wondering if you’ll be updating your “Recipes” section, and maybe you could share a few quick methods on how you like to prepare your favorite cuts of meat, etc? Anyway, best wishes for your ankle surgery and looking forward to your next post! (P.S. I second all the lab tests that Kenn mentioned!)

  4. Howdy Mikhaila, I read that you’re only consuming beef, salt, and water. If this is indeed the case, could you enlighten me as to how you prepare and cook your steak? Thanks!

  5. I am curious about your Creatinine/GFR (supposed indicators of Kidney health). It will probably be above “normal” because of the high amount of protein you are consuming daily. What’s “normal,” of course, is based entirely on the average SAD carb diet.

    I have been on a nearly all meat diet for over 3 years now (eating only a large pot of boiled carros for carbs) and I’ve been getting constant blood tests over that period. At first my creatinine/GFR was quite “bad” to the point of indicating mild kidney failure. I was referred to a kidney doctor about that but we agreed it was probably a function of the high protein diet combined with the Remicaide infusions I was getting for my Chrons disease which was putting additional strain on my kidney/liver.

    The fact my GFR would rise and fall month over month depending on how many carbs I was eating to offset the herring cans I normally consume as snacks suggests this is a protein loading issue with the kidneys (more protein in = more protein markers in your blood, duh) rather than a sign my kidneys were actually being “damaged” by the high meat diet or the medication.

    Indeed, since getting off Remicaid earlier this year my GFR has fallen back into the very upper upper range of normal – next time it will hopefully be even a little better. But I expect my creatinine will always be high – by the standards of the present carb pushing nutrionists anyway.

    It was fun trying to have a conversation with the dietician that the kidney doctor referred me to – she was quite convinced that humans require sugar in their diet for their brain to even function properly.

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