Carnivore Diet :: Eat More, Mostly Beef, Plenty of Salt
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Carnivore Diet :: Eat More Meat, Mostly Beef

The carnivore way of eating has enormous health benefits for many people. It’s not appropriate to call the carnivore diet a “diet” because the word diet implies that it’s a temporary event. Nobody is searching Google for “carnivore way of eating,” they’re all searching for “carnivore diet.” And sometimes “cavemen diet” or “meat diet.” So here we are. I’m glad you found this post.

Anyone who has embraced this way of eating can tell you there will probably be some social challenges along the way. As it turns out, there are plenty of overweight and unhealthy people LOVE to give advice about diet and nutrition. They’re not being malicious, they simply don’t know what they don’t know. 

Every one of us had our “first day” hearing about the carnivore diet / way of eating and I have found it useful to assume most people in the world simply haven’t had their first day yet.  

I have the link to this page saved in my Notes app in my phone so I can copy/paste it into a text message or email when I find someone who would like to be educated. It’s a great time-saver for me, so give it a try if you find yourself talking about your food choices on a regular basis.

This is a living page and I’ll continue to add links to carnivore diet articles and related topics as I discover them. I have done my best to organize the links in a coherent format with subjects and headings that should make sense. When in doubt, use the Search bar in the lower right corner of this web page to search for keywords. If you have something to add, please post it in the comments. 

A general carnivore overview

90 days on meat
https://medium.com/@andylindquist/90-days-on-a-carnivore-diet-results-and-insights-8d07692869fe

10 year vegan tries meat only for 30 days
https://youtu.be/M5_VSov79z8

Interview with Shawn Baker M.D. on the Joe Rogan podcast
https://youtu.be/Yj_Bc9hdHa0 

First hand account about losing 100 pounds, among other health fixes (ten years ZC)
http://myzerocarblife.jamesdhogan.com/wp/start/

Seed oils, omega-6 and disease:
http://breaknutrition.com/omega-6-fats-alternative-hypothesis-diseases-civilization/

What happens when patients know more than their doctors?
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/3/11/e003583.full.pdf

Alcohol

Just don’t (but I know not everyone will listen to that advice)
http://www.zerocarbhealth.com/index.php/2016/12/20/zero-carb-diet-and-alcohol/#more-854

Alzheimer’s

Treating Alzheimer’s with fat:
http://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicinenews/article/145220/alzheimers-cognition/fueling-alzheimers-brain-fat

Brain health

Using food to treat brain inflammation:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201712/cooling-brain-inflammation-naturally-food

Cancer

Keto diet instead of chemotherapy:
http://www.theimproper.com/135662/ketogenic-diet-beats-chemotherapy-many-cancers-says-thomas-seyfried/

Cancer success:
https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/97587045/headless-chickens-frontman-grant-fell-says-hes-beaten-cancer

Sugar and carbs seem to be the real culprits with cancer:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-apple-cancer-and-diet-20171027-story.html

Breast cancer patient cured herself with low-carb diet:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15642035.Breast_cancer_survivor_says_she___39_cured_herself__39__with_low_carb_diet/

Keto diet starves tumor:
http://healthinsightuk.org/2017/02/20/how-the-ketogenic-diet-starves-a-tumour-then-genetically-engineers-the-cancer-cells/

More about keto diet and tumors:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2017/05/14/137950.full.pdf

Keto diet for ovarian or endometrial cancer:
https://academic.oup.com/jn/article-abstract/148/8/1253/5064353

Fructose and pancreatic cancer
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/pancreatic-cancers-use-fructose-165745

Treating cancer with meat
https://ketogeek.com/blogs/news/episode-16-zsofia-clemens

Keto diet and cancer
https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/148/8/1253/5064353

Carbohydrates

A list of low-carb studies:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ucfpvs2CmKFnae9a8zTZS0Zt1g2tdYSIQBFcohfa1w0/edit#gid=547985667

Low carb versus low fat:
http://amp.timeinc.net/time/4919448/low-fat-v-low-carb-diets/

Carbs will kill you:
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/high-carb-not-fat-intake-linked-to-greater-early-death-risk-mcmaster-study/article36114554/

Low carb diets are not a fad (check the publication date!!!):
https://borntoeatmeat.com/?p=596

A cure for diabetes:
https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19529240/the-cure-for-diabetes/

Cholesterol

The cholesterol mistake
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/104/10/867/1591864

Cholesterol is fine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/12/high-cholesterol-does-not-cause-heart-disease-new-research-finds/

Statins are a joke (still or again?)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/statins-cholesterol-heart-disease-attack-stroke-nhs-prescribing-age-symptoms-bmj-a8524606.html 

High cholesterol does not cause heart disease:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/no-evidence-high-cholesterol-causes-heart-disease-say-doctors-1.3627093

The case for eliminating cholesterol tests at the doctor’s office:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/it-time-retire-cholesterol-tests

Common cholesterol myths debunked:
https://empoweredsustenance.com/is-cholesterol-bad/

Saturated fat cannot raise cholesterol:
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/07/03/why-saturated-fat-cannot-raise-cholesterol-levels-ldl-levels/

You need cholesterol if you want to live a long life:
https://discover.grasslandbeef.com/blog/life-saving-cholesterol/

Low cholesterol could kill you:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21160131/

It’s unwise to lower your cholesterol
https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k946/rr-5

Adverse effect of statins
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2687990

Dietary fat does not raise cholesterol
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/07/03/why-saturated-fat-cannot-raise-cholesterol-levels-ldl-levels/amp/ 

Corruption

Medical science and lies:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/308269/

The sugar industry wants you to blame fat for your problems because they have more sugar to sell you:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html

The drugs your doctor prescribed may not help you at all:
https://www.nature.com/news/personalized-medicine-time-for-one-person-trials-1.17411

Big pharma is organized crime:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dozpAshvtsA&feature=youtu.be

Doctors who get paid to approve drugs:
https://gizmodo.com/report-doctors-who-recommend-drugs-for-approval-often-1827396632

Monsanto will always prioritize their profits over our health. Always.
Exhibit A: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/fda-tests-confirm-oatmeal_b_12252824.html
Exhibit B: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/10/monsanto-trial-cancer-dewayne-johnson-ruling
Exhibit C: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/05/monsanto200805

Cereal manufacturers are nasty people
https://www.michaelwest.com.au/cereal-offenders-how-the-sugar-lobby-wins-friends-and-targets-enemies/

Check your doctor’s funding sources to see where the bias lies
https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

Dairy

Full fat dairy foods are fine
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711182735.htm 

Full fat milk could lower risk of heart attacks
https://www.newsweek.com/full-fat-milk-could-cut-risk-stroke-heart-attack-study-says-1025069

Dental health

Old study showing meat eaters have healthy teeth:
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1929/1/29/esquimo-teeth-prove-health-of-meat/

Diabetes

Reverse type-2 diabetes, lower blood pressure (author is a doctor)
http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-a-low-carb-diet-changed-my-life-and-my-patients-lives/amp

One-third of Americans are screwed unless they make some changes:
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/08/31/type-2-diabetes-may-hit-84-million-americans-and-they-dont-know-it.html

Reversing type-2 diabetes with diet:
https://drc.bmj.com/content/bmjdrc/4/1/e000258.full.pdf

British doctors using diet to treat diabetes:
https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/jun/royal-college-of-general-practitioners-launches-first-ever-type-2-diabetes-e-learning-module-95656154.html

Dietary guidelines

Renowned cardiologist says dietary guidelines are bogus:
https://youtu.be/RwGteseHyas

Exercise

You can’t outrun a bad diet:
https://www.vox.com/2016/4/28/11518804/weight-loss-exercise-myth-burn-calories

Famous people

Mick Jagger
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15516125.Mick_Jagger_gets_satisfaction_from_diet_that_could_add_10_years_to_his_life/

Halle Berry
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/amp22000172/halle-berry-keto-diet/

Fat

Low-fat diets can kill you:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/29/low-fat-diet-linked-higher-death-rates-major-lancet-study-finds/

The (unfair and inaccurate) demonization of saturated fat:
https://youtu.be/uc1XsO3mxX8

Eating fat will not make you fat:
https://www.businessinsider.com/eating-fat-wont-make-you-fat-gain-weight-says-doctor-2017-11

Why you should eat more fat:
https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/why-experts-now-think-you-should-eat-more-fat-20141020

Fat functions as its own organ
http://www.doctorschierling.com/blog/adipose-tissue-fat-as-an-endocrine-organ

Dietary guidelines saying fat should be limited are flawed
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/10/769

Fiber

Truths and myths about fiber: 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/nutrition-articles/is-fiber-bad-for-you/ 

Heart health

Carbs cause heart attacks, fat does not:
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32252-3.pdf

Cardiologist recommending high-fat diet:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2016/08/23/an-unconventional-cardiologist-promotes-a-high-fat-diet/

Meat and cheese prevent heart attacks:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6105925/Eating-unprocessed-meat-dairy-products-REDUCES-persons-risk-heart-attack.html

Shawn Baker’s CAC test results (September 2018):
https://youtu.be/IdcVypaSyuU

Fat, cholesterol and heart disease
https://www.dietdoctor.com/demonization-deception-research-saturated-fat-cholesterol-heart-disease

Saturated fat doesn’t not clog arteries:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317118.php

Eat the butter, not the bread:
https://health.spectator.co.uk/butter-is-healthier-than-the-bread-you-are-spreading-it-on/

Low LDL cholesterol levels may shorten your life (not a typo):
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article-abstract/111/5/319/4904540

High LDL cholesterol is healthy:
https://www.dietdoctor.com/why-high-cholesterol-is-healthy

An assessment of cardiovascular risk
https://denversdietdoctor.com/dr-david-diamond-an-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risks-of-a-low-carbohydrate-high-fat-diet/

Factors that contribute to cardiovascular health
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5946196/

Red meat

Beef is a health food:
https://www.nutritionadvance.com/health-benefits-eating-beef/

How we got red meat wrong:
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/how-americans-used-to-eat/371895/

Red meat is not the enemy
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/upshot/red-meat-is-not-the-enemy.html

Salt

The idea that salt causes high blood pressure is from an old, janky study:
https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/tip-the-ridiculous-truth-about-salt

Salt is not so bad:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/09/salt-not-as-damaging-to-health-as-previously-thought-says-study

 

Sexual attraction

Women are more attracted to men who eat meat
https://www.dailywire.com/news/33634/study-women-prefer-men-who-eat-meat-ashe-schow

Skin cancer and diet

Diet matters for sunburn risk:
https://pharmacistcatherine.net/2017/11/30/reducing-the-risk-of-sunburn-through-diet/amp/

The link between diet and skin cancer:
https://www.nutritionadvance.com/scary-real-link-diet-skin-cancer/

Success stories, more anecdotal than scientific 

Low blood pressure while only eating beef, eggs, cheese and lots of salt:
https://twitter.com/esodicoffmd/status/935456299386589184

A heart that fixed itself after a heart attack
https://twitter.com/IAmMichaelOkon/status/1041787708568477696

Eight years with no carbs and no exercise:
https://twitter.com/kelly_hogan_zc/status/956165474152337410

People who eat pounds of steak every day:
https://www.dietdoctor.com/carnivory-meet-the-people-who-eat-pounds-of-steak-per-day

Sugar

About sugar:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/opinion/if-sugar-is-harmless-prove-it.html

Sugar industry sponsoring studies much like tobacco companies used to do:
https://www.businessinsider.com/sugar-industry-behind-studies-research-2016-12

Sugar as a cause of disease:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-health-1210-sugar-metabolic-syndrome-20141205-story,amp.html

Sugar and heart disease:
https://openheart.bmj.com/content/4/2/e000729

Sustainability

Sustainability argument against vegans:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/going-vegan-isnt-actually-th/

Feed seaweed to cows if you’re worried about methane:
https://foodtank.com/news/2017/06/seaweed-reduce-cow-methane-emission/amp/

How meat is the most sustainable option:
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/10/02/tim-noakes-eat-more-meat-to-save-the-environment_a_23229377/

Eating beef is good for the planet:
https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/actually-raising-beef-is-good-for-the-planet-1419030738

Cow farts are not causing climate change:
https://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-study-methane-spike-2526089909.amp.html

Industrial farming may be the end of us:
https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/mass-extinction-life-on-earth-farming-industrial-agriculture-professor-raj-patel-a7914616.html

Meat is definitely sustainable, as it always has been
https://grist.org/sustainable-farming/farmer-responds-to-the-new-york-times-re-sustainable-meat/

What do cattle mean for sustainability?
https://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Fulltext/2018/07000/Assessing_the_Role_of_Cattle_in_Sustainable_Food.5.aspx

The original solar powered, sustainable food
https://qz.com/1331235/beef-the-original-solar-powered-plant-based-protein/

Vegetarians

No evidence of a vegetarian diet leading to a longer life:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743516304479

Plenty of animals die when crops are harvested:
https://sci-hub.tw/10.1007/s10806-018-9733-8

Lower health and quality of life for vegetarians versus meat eaters:
https://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/study-vegetarians-less-healthy-lower-quality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/amp/

84% of vegans and vegetarians eventually start eating meat again. Why?
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/201412/84-vegetarians-and-vegans-return-meat-why

Vegetarians have lower sperm counts:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/mens-health/11172519/Vegetarians-have-much-lower-sperm-counts.html

Vegetable sensitivities could be making you sick:
https://paleoleap.com/vegetables/

The majority of food borne illnesses come from vegetables:
https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/beware-dangers-ofgreen-vegetables

Long-term vegetarian diet changes your DNA
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/29/long-term-vegetarian-diet-changes-human-dna-raising-risk-of-canc/amp/ 

A story about two recovering vegans
https://www.forbes.com/sites/meggentaylor/2018/06/21/epic-provisions-how-this-husband-wife-went-from-being-vegan-to-starting-a-meat-based-snack-brand/ 

Vegetarians are much more likely to be depressed
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/09/14/amp/vegetarian-depression-risk.aspx

Vegan propaganda and meat
https://www.nutritionadvance.com/vegan-propaganda-and-meat/

Vegan diet is NOT recommended for several large groups (if your browser doesn’t translate it, scroll to the bottom for the English version…it’s a Swiss study)
https://www.eek.admin.ch/eek/de/home/pub/ernaehrungsbezogene-und-gesundheitliche-vor–und-nachteile-einer.html

Not all heroes wear capes
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/vegan-food-festival-man-eats-raw-meat-video-amsterdam-a8491656.html

Vegans kill animals
http://www.playground.plus/food/vegans-and-vegetarians-think-they-dont-kill-animals-but-they-do_22946291.html?LgS3L

Weight loss

Losing weight and keeping it off:
https://www.dietdoctor.com/melissa-lost-100-pound-keto-diet-kept-off-15-years

Whole grains

Whole grains
https://www.cochrane.org/CD005051/VASC_whole-grain-cereals-cardiovascular-disease

Carnivore diet resources

This group is full of great general information and stories about people treating and curing all sorts of long-term illnesses like obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, IBS, joint pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. It’s also a fun community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldcarnivoretribe/

This one is similar, but only for women. I think it’s similar, anyway. They won’t let me join their club so I have to believe my lady friends when they tell me it’s similar. https://www.facebook.com/groups/womencarnivoretribe/

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Do you have any carnivore diet or related articles to add to this list? Or did you find a broken link? Please leave them in the comments section below and I’ll add them when I get a chance. I check the comments a few times a week.

2 Comments
  • M Page
    Posted at 16:07h, 22 November Reply

    This is a fantastic resource list for all things carnivore and updated debunking of various myths. Add The Fiber Menace, and you have all of it.

    • jons
      Posted at 23:19h, 29 November Reply

      Thank you! I keep adding to the list when I find new studies. My favorite studies are the ones from outside the US (less likely to be influenced by lobbyists and special interests).

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