Let’s start with the punchline… Fibre is not essential for a healthy human diet. It’s a bold claim but hear me out. So far, all of the evidence we have for fibre is in the context of a high carbohydrate diet.
Raw Vs. cooked? That's the question for a lot of carnivores. Especially the more seasoned folk who have been on this way of eating for some time and noticed they feel pretty good rare steak. But is raw meat actually better for you? Are the nurtients more bio-available? Is it the ultimate carnivore way? Or is it all just a load of glorified extremists who have weird taste for blood and no regard for personal health? Let's find out.
You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” It’s been a guiding aphorism in the popular discourse on food's effect on the body - and a pretty good one at that. But researchers are increasingly concluding that we’re less what we eat, and more what the bacteria in our gut eat.
The carnivore diet can seem like an extreme diet when compared to other modern approaches to health, despite the fact it's most likely the diet we not evolved on but thrived on. Even with that in mind, the transition from a Standard American Diet to the Carnivore Diet can have some unexpected side effects.
There’s a widespread perception that if people living in Western countries reduced their consumption of meat, then they could save the planet. Meat is seen as a significant emitter of carbon dioxide, and so the theory here is that cutting it from the diet will help reduce carbon footprint.