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Jordan Peterson’s Diet – September 2017

By Mikhaila

Dad suffered from a number of health problems. He had GERD, minor psoriasis, mouth ulcers, fatigue and had an extremely hard time losing weight. He stopped eating desserts, went without sugar, and tried exercising. The worst health problem was severe depression. It seems to run in our family.

When I started figuring out my problems were caused by food, and my depression lifted, I convinced dad to go on the same diet. The first year he lost 50 pounds. No joke. He lost about a pound a week. I know this sounds extreme but he’s eating well. We eat a lot and we definitely don’t calorie count. All his minor health problems went away, and he seemed to age backward. No joke, check out his previous YouTube videos (2014 ish) compared to 2016-2017’s. The depression has been harder to get under control but it’s under control too. He doesn’t nap either. We’re going to make a video soon about it.

Anyways this is his diet:


  • turkey
  • beef
  • chicken
  • lamb
  • duck
  • wild game is fine too, elk, moose, etc.
  • wild salmon
  • tunacheck the ingredients! Get stuff that’s just tuna and water and perhaps salt.
  • organ meat – chicken liver tastes the best I find
  • wild herring – check the ingredients!
  • wild sardinescheck the ingredients!


  • lettuce
  • arugula
  • arugula microgreens (arugula sprouts)
  • cucumber
  • swiss chard
  • seaweed –check the ingredients! this is hard to find without soy and other things. The brand I’ve linked to is safe and really tasty
  • cilantro
  • collard greens
  • broccoli
  • turnips
  • cauliflower
  • parsnips
  • sweet potatoes
  • spinach


  • olives – check the ingredients! see my olive post. be super careful about which brands you buy here too, many have preservatives and flavours and dyes.


  • apple cider vinegar – try to get the organic stuff so there aren’t dyes and flavours added


  • coconut oil – get unrefined. And try to avoid the Nutiva brand. It’s everywhere but it doesn’t taste as good, and I’ve had ones that have gone bad before.
  • olive oil – make sure your olive oil is pure olive oil. Sometimes it’s also soybean oil!


  • salt
  • pepper
  • marjoram
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • peppermint
  • turmeric
  • basil
  • bay leaf


  • baking soda (probably won’t eat this but it’s good for toothpaste 🙂 )
  • peppermint tea – check the ingredients. Buy loose leaf (David’s sells an organic peppermint which is lovely) or organic. We want to make sure there aren’t preservatives or flavours added. White tea bags or coffee filters are often bleached with sulfites. If you’re super sensitive (dad and I), you’ll react to these. So make sure you get organic tea bags as well!
  • black tea
  • bourbon
  • vodka (unflavoured)

This makes it extremely difficult to eat out, and we’d be more relaxed about it if messing up didn’t result in a deep and miserable month long depression. We’re trying to branch out to more foods, but it seems like most of what we try and reintroduce goes badly. Next test is tomatoes!


The Diet – Updated March 2018

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  1. All of your symptoms sound exactly like glyphosate toxicity. The great thing about a ketogenic diet is not just what you eat but what you DON’T eat, glyphosate. SO happy you are all healthier and on your way to healing. You may like to check out Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Stephanie Seneff. Be Well.

    1. ♠♠♠ Oh My Gosh!!!
      I watched some video’s from them.
      This makes so much sense…
      Could be the reason why eating ONLY Meat is healthy…
      ONLY cow Meat = probably NO glyphosate!
      ♥♥♥ This could be the reason why Mikhaila & Jordan are healing on meat…

  2. Thanks for the useful blog. With depression I’ve done quite well by supplementing with Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B12 (higher dose 500mcg) as Methylcobalamin, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide and Dimethylresveratrol way better than any pharmaceutical. That’s my two pennies worth. Everyone is different health is complex, this has worked very well for me where my doctor prescribed drugs didn’t and had awful side effects. Might be worth consideration never know until you try it. Wish you well.

  3. cut out the tuna or end up with high metals (mind were over the dangerous levels but halved after I stopped eating it)

  4. I have a very serious question: My main hold up is the fear of increased cholesterol. I know cholesterol itself is not bad, but rather it is when it becomes oxydized that cholesterol becomes a program. So my question is; how can you introduce anti-oxydents to lower the risk of cholesterol when anti-oxydents seem to be found in fruits and veggies? I don’t want to clog my arteries but I think this type of diet would seriously help me.

    1. Cholesterol is less likely to be oxidized when eating meat and using fat for energy for at least 2 reasons. 1. using fat/ketones for energy creates much fewer radical oxygen species (free radicals) than using glucose for energy. 2.Cholesterol transports fat throughout the body to be used for energy (or put into storage) When eating meat you are using that fat, so it does not hang around for a long time. When using carbohydrates-glucose for energy, the excess is converted to fat and since you can’t burn it, and if your fat stores are pretty full, the cholesterol will hang out in the bloodstream for longer and has a greater risk of becoming oxidized because of that.
      Do as much reading on this diet as you can. You’ll probably find most of the stuff I wrote above, but you need to get to the point that you’ll be able to discern truth from lie, and partial fact from partial BS. You can begin by asking questions as you’ve done, but at some point you have to take control. a ggod place to ask questions and learn more is https://www.ketogenicforums.com/

    2. Do you have any idea why most professional athletes seem to be fueled by carbs rather than keto/low carb, high fat?
      Is it that this type of eating is more ideal for desk job type people than people who are very active?

    3. Depends on the sport. Many endurance athletes (triiathlon, marathon running) are switching to ketogenic. Explosive sports like short to middle distance running probably still suit a carb diet better. I’m not sure anyone other than professional athletes need to worry about this.

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