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October Update All Beef Diet and Life

By Mikhaila

Hi Everyone!

Sorry about the incredibly long silence. I’m going through some personal life drama (nothing health related) and I’ve been incredibly busy. I’ll update everyone on that later.

All beef diet is still going strong! I am still alive and thriving. I will not have radio silence again for this long, and I am going to start a YouTube Channel in November! Stay tuned.

Here are some quick updates (pepper reaction and baby update):

Pepper reaction early August: I went out to eat and had pepper accidentally in August. Five days before the podcast with Rogan. I hardly had any pepper, just a bit. I freaked out as soon as I noticed, and left the restaurant and went home and stressed out. Had a bunch of activated charcoal, prayed to the autoimmune gods, almost cried, etc. I didn’t get away with it, I did react to pepper. It was MINOR in comparison to reintroducing a food and what used to happen, but I did react. I had body odour for about 2 weeks, and a tiny bit of brain fog. It was hardly noticeable really. Well, the BO was. But not the rest of the autoimmune stuff. My knee hurt one day and my big toe and that was basically it. Almost. It was a breeze for a reaction, but what did happen was I got a rash/breakout! I’m 99% sure it was pepper related because my skin never breaks out. I had something that looked like a keto rash all over my shoulders and back a week after pepper. I took some pictures but it was way worse in person. And itchy… It usually takes about a week for the reaction to hit my skin and boy did it. There are still marks but they’re finally fading now. It’s been 7 weeks since the pepper. So yeah, pepper is a no. But the good news is it wasn’t a disaster at all, other than my skin. Easy peasy for a reaction.

Breastfeeding and weaning and baby:  I stopped breastfeeding August 27th right before the Joe Rogan podcast. It was bittersweet. Scarlett had naturally weaned herself down to just nursing at night, and she was only drinking about an oz. I nursed one day and she immediately threw it up. She never spits up food, but she’d spit up my milk. I didn’t think this was a particularly good time, and it was kind of upsetting. I’m wondering if my immune system is so sensitive that it was bugging her. Who knows. Mom worries. Anyway, weaning was a breeze. I had read about women getting sore boobs and the horrors of stopping breastfeeding but it was easy. I didn’t even notice. Except now I have no boobs again… Throughout my teenage years, I always consoled myself about my lack of boobs by thinking, “at least once I have kids I’ll have them!” WRONG. They’re back to normal.  Literally, it looks like nothing happened (so it could be worse).

Scarlett now sleeps through the night! So that’s HUGE. I crib trained. Crib training was stressful. I did the cry it out method. It sucked. She screamed for 1.5 hours the first night. One hour the second night, 30 minutes the 3rd night, and 5 minutes the fourth night. Now it’s a couple of whimpers and she’s out. Should’ve crib trained wayyyy long ago.

J Peterson update: Dad is still going strong on beef. He reintroduced chicken and thinks it went well, but then he ate some chicken at a friends house that was marinated and had a reaction. It wasn’t even marinated with anything crazy. Garlic, spices, no sugar or anything. The reaction was pretty unpleasant but again, nothing like the reactions that used to happen when we were eating vegetables. He was incredibly anxious in the mornings for about a week and a half. And he told me half of his body was numb for about 3 days. So not ideal? But he’s recovered now. It’s been two weeks. That’s way better than a month of hell like it used to be. I told him to lay off the chicken and reintroduce it again when he’s back from touring. That way it’s more of a clean test. My guess is he can tolerate chicken and he just reacted to the marinade. I cannot tolerate chicken, but we are not the same.

Will update everyone more throughout the week!

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  1. Hey Mikhaila,
    Wanted to share my experience with the carnivore diet. I never really had any physical symptoms with the traditional diet like rashes or weight gain, but had the problems similar to your father like the feelings of dread, foggy brain, lack of energy and general anxiety.
    On my 90th day on the carnivore diet I can tell you that these symptoms have definitely subsided, I had overwhelming amount of energy, my testosterone shot way up, my mind started functioning faster, it was simply just too much strength and energy that I wasn’t even prepared for, but then something happened a week ago. I got an uncontrollable desire for chocolate it was so strong that even though I have very good self control, I gave up and ate a bunch of it along with some bananas. I continued to do so for another 5-6 days, I felt bloating in my belly but overall my energy went up even more, I was able to lift much heavier weights in the gym. Yesterday I did the same thing before going to sleep, ate chocolate and bananas, and after about 30mins started feeling the symptoms that I used to have before taking on this carnivore diet.
    I had discomfort in my intestines (feeling them move when laying in bed on my belly), and gas (something that has never happened on carnivore diet and even during the last few days when I was eating chocolate).
    Today I woke up with the same kinds of feelings of dread, headache and muscle ache that I used to have before this diet. Barely taking myself out of bed I ate my steak and oh my god now I realize that I have to control myself as to not touch chocolate any more, even though it tasted so good.
    I assume that my gut healed during this 90 day period and even when I loaded myself with chocolate there was not much effect, but then slowly, in a few days it did it’s damage and just immediately when I started having bloating and gas my symptoms came back. It definitely feels like all these symptoms are gut related so we need to be careful as to not give in to those addictions. Possibly my body craved sugar so much because I was eating too much protein but not enough fat, which I’m going to add now because the rib-eye I have is generally lean.

    Anyways, just wanted to share my experience with this woe. I thank you and your dad for getting me try out this diet.
    I’m 32, male, 68kg (145lb) (had 2 kg increase during last few days on sugar), 180cm (5’11”)

    1. Beef has put my bowel problems into a deep-freeze digestive holding pattern. Tallow has serious power to unbind a tarded digestive tract..Thanks beef!

    2. Actually one thing I forgot to mention is that when I added back sugar, my constipation improved drastically. Gotta use that tallow or just add way more fat.

    3. Tallow is powerful that way, especially when used in conjunction with beef. Sometimes I can hear the steak speak my name as it sizzles.

    4. Suren, your body would never ‘crave sugar because you were eating too much protein or not enough fat’. Your body can make all the glucose it needs from protein and fat, so it is not essential in the diet. And if your body needs more fat, it will crave it and you’ll feel low energy, not high energy. It sounds like you simply craved a couple of old favorite carbs like chocolate and bananas and then found out quickly how you react to those things. You’re human and it can happen to any of us, but hopefully, you’ll remember how bad you felt when you ate things your body could no longer tolerate. Take care..

  2. Hi Mikhaila, I’m 34days on strict beef and water now, but i’m still anxious, brain foggy and tired.
    it’s already a big improvement, but i’m till nowhere near ‘normal’.

    Could i be doing something wrong or is it possible i’ll just take longer to heal?

    i’m confused because you wrote that your reactions only take a month maximum :/

    1. At the beginning switching over takes longer. When you’ve already adapted the reactions take that long. Keep it up!! It gets better just wait it out. You might need another month. I know it’s frustrating to wait, just keep at it.

    2. Mikhaila, the person appears to indicate that he or she may be “very sick”. Perhaps it might be better to seek out a medical professional than continue on an experimental diet?

    3. that’s just the nickname, the content of the message didn’t indicate that the person is feeling very sick at all, he/she even mentioned that there’s been a big improvement.

    4. Ok that makes sense, thx a lot for the response!

      and to respond to the user ‘Toronto’; I have been to medical professionals and hospitals for 2 years without any improvements, this diet has improved my condition 60%-70% in just one month time already and i finally have some relief, i just expected it to be a bit faster.

    5. That is good to know that your condition is not life threatening… Although hospitals and doctors often do make mistakes.

      Maybe Mikhaela knows registered nutritionists that specialize in ketosis diets similar to this Carnivore beef diet?

    6. No I have to stick to the beef diet due to extreme intolerances to other foods. the condition was life threatening but like i said, it’s already improved a lot, i just need to have patience

  3. Mikhaila,

    Thank you for the info on the black pepper and the info about your baby. I have a two month old daughter, so I will mention the weening info to my wife. Thanks for that.

    Regarding pepper…. I have been carnivore for a few months (cured 95% or my ankylosing spondilytis symptoms) but I would occasionally use pepper. Recently I have noticed breakouts on my chest, collar bone area, and upper back. Because of the delay, it wasn’t clear to me what was causing it. Ill cut out pepper and see if that helps. Report back in a few weeks.

    You and your dad literally saved my life. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way.

  4. Are any of you people using butter on a daily basic with the meat? Because I only use salt, pepper and butter. Thoughts?

    1. Butter?! Wouldn’t butter count as dairy though? Dairy is forbidden.

      So far the beef industry has conquered the following medical conditions and sensory disorders via the Carnivore Diet:

      Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, major depression, autism AKA oppositional defiant disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome AKA mononuclear herpe-gonosyphilitic donovanosis, diabeetus’ encephalitis bovine-prion AKA bovine tubercular meats, toxoplasmosis (in Kittens only) AKA Yersinia pestis, West Nile virus AKA Zika, Mycoplasma fermentans (special GRIDS strain for recreational intravenous heroin) AKA brucellosis, scarlet fever AKA bed bug bites, Bat Boy’s ‘White-nose syndrome’, human clonally transmissible cancer and Assburgers.

      Likely a few things were forgotten to list. As you can see beef has a wide range of applications. Human clonally transmissible cancers are also associated with certain bacterial and parasite infections. The great news is you no longer have to euthanize your feral pet Kittens in order to protect the children.

    2. I could not find the article where Bat Boy finally cures his white nose syndrome using the Beef diet. It is well known that certain bats species will spontaneously drink fresh cow blood.


    3. Douglas, yes, some people do use butter. I occasionally have clarified butter (ghee) when I have lobster, shrimp or scallops because I don’t tolerate dairy any more and it seems to be ok. Carnivore is anything you enjoy minus anything plant-based.

  5. Mikhaila, I really hope you won’t close down the comment section because of the few annoying and immature trolls who have no lives. Isn’t there a way to have a closed group, at least for commenting privileges? I find that I’ve learned so much over the years on blogs because of the comments from other people. There has to be a way to block trolls or keep them out so that people searching for help aren’t pushed away by the selfish losers who show up on health sites like this. Just my 2 cents..

    1. You’re assuming something that isn’t there. I don’t ‘doubt the claims of others’ when they’re based on science and are plausible outcomes. If you’re referring to the clearly nonsensical postings of trolls, they’re easy to spot, so I’m really not sure what you’re referring to. You’d have to be more specific.

    2. teedee,

      Well to get back on topic of Mikhaila’s recent autoimmune skin rash. Perhaps it is the age of the Beef she ate? Sometimes the steak they sell in the upscale supermarkets are from extremely aged cows found already lying dead in the field, oftentimes with maggots. Many people are allergic to maggots. The older livestock are also full of denatured proteins that could be the source of triggering Mikaila’s skin eruption. Maybe if a younger Veal pig with healthier meat supply on it were consumed her skin’s immune system wouldn’t have reacted the way it did?

      Plus there are a million other meat species out there waiting….[insects, amphibians, deep sea animals] untested, many of which could be superior to beef as a hypoallergenic meat for the Carnivore diet?

    3. LOL…clearly you drank the PETA Kool-aid. They create a video of a horribly run farm (heavily editted and staged by them in many instances) and spread it around like it’s the truth about all ranches and farming operations. Very sad that you’re denying yourself health to be a pathetic little troll who has to tell lies to get a point across. Try getting an education instead. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-j-winograd/peta-kills-puppies-kittens_b_2979220.html

    4. teedee,
      re:flank steak and other hard to chew beef meats

      I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with your PETA bread comment as I don’t know what you are talking about, nor don’t I know Koolaid you refer to.

      As you are also trying this Carnivore diet how could you never have experienced an old stringier unchewy cut of beef, especially when it comes to musky old pork ribs compared to succulent baby back rib? I certainly have experienced the unchewable leathery old meats as well as unsucculent maggoty health food staples both before and after the time before the time of vegetable, when I ate what was formerly known as the 4 and a half food groups, which based largely on chicken tender dominant food pyramid.

    5. I wouldn’t count on them getting bored from what I’ve seen on every site like this, but I’m glad you’re not planning to close off the comments any time soon 🙂 It’s not hard to ignore them for the most part, but I feel badly for any newcomers who are searching for answers. I guess they can always go to a closed FB carnivore group, though…In fact, when I encounter a newbie from now on, I’m going to make sure they know there are closed carnivore groups so they can at least get the basics down without putting up with troll comments that try to confuse or discourage them.

      P.S. I’m happy to hear that Scarlett is sleeping through the night, I know how amazing that stage feels 😉

    6. teedee,

      Why should the Carnivore Diet have to hide within the protective confines of walled-gardens- with its tail tucked between its legs like a cowering dog?

      If Carnivore is effective, and many believe it is, then it should have nothing to hide. Either it is or it isn’t, make up your mind.

    7. Trolls are the ones with something to hide; and if people want to discuss things without weird, pathetic little trolls hovering around, it’s their right to do so. Sort of like adults wanting to have an adult conservation without kids overhearing because they can’t appreciate it or add anything useful.

    8. Resorting to defamation when we want to silence wrongthinking people is not the way to openly cultivate and promote a Carnivorous diet.

    9. I couldn’t care less about “promoting a carnivore diet” and neither does any other carnivore I’ve met. We share our experiences for the benefit of those who’ve tried every medication and diet to heal themselves of myriad chronic ailments and are searching for another answer, not for just anyone. You sound like an unstable vegan judging by your weird and nonsensical comments about meat, so keep eating all the plants you can get your hands on. You’re so obviously a troll that I won’t waste another second on you. You have no idea how quickly I scroll past when I know a troll is commenting and I’m far too disinterested to even read any their comments once I realize they’re a freak/troll. Go eat your pesticide soaked plant foods and bugger off.

    10. I don’t know what you have against eating meat, especially beef.

      Perhaps try to show some concern that the beef quality might be a factor in Mikhaila’s idiopathic autoimmune skin disorder, instead of continually going off topic of meat. THere is nothing wrong suggesting to try a different cut of beef, perhaps veal ribs. I would never suggest drinking Koolaid, it has too much sugar and ingredients from the time before post-vegetable.

      I have to stick to the beef diet due to extreme intolerances. I am still anxious but going strong

    11. Trolls don’t realize that computer technicians who work as ITs for the NSA have no trouble finding them and posting their mom’s address and which video games they play in the basement. I’m a professional researcher for the Congressional Oversight Committee with a GS-11 security clearance which means I have all kinds of toys trolls never heard of. Be nice it makes for a better world. Mikhaila is trying to help humanity what are you trolls doing besides showing your insecurity that a woman is more of a man than you are. She does not need me to defend her but I don’t like clowns who interrupt serious discussions. Don’t toy with me or i’ll make you famous.

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