In the tradition of bestsellers like The Plant Paradox and The Keto Reset Diet, The Carnivore Code reveals the shocking truth about so-called healthy foods, and presents a complete program to reclaim your health with the true ancestral diet
We are living longer than ever before, but we aren’t living better—millions of people suffer from diseases like diabetes, depression, joint pain, heart disease, and autoimmune illnesses. Millions more have tried and failed to lose weight and keep it off. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. And you know how frustrating and disheartening it is to cycle through diets, treatment plans, and prescriptions that provide little relief—and may actually add to your suffering.
There is a better way, and it starts with the food you eat. The carnivore diet is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, improve sleep, reduce joint pain, improve mental clarity, and help you lose weight. Dr. Paul Saladino has experienced the incredible benefits of a meat-based diet firsthand, and has helped hundreds of patients transform their health using his diet plan.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Saladino reveals the shocking truth about foods we’re told are essential for good health, like whole grains, plants, and leafy greens. He dismantles those myths one by one and reveals the healing potential of an all-meat diet: the diet our bodies were designed to eat. With step-by-step guidance, complete with sample meal plans and frequently asked questions, The Carnivore Code is the only plan you need to experience the incredible benefits of the carnivore diet for yourself.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
The Lost User Manual
The Second Time Around
The Goal of This Book
The Quality of Life Equation
Chapter 1 Our Beginnings 3
Indiana Jones Stuff
How Much Meat Were We Eating?
Humans as Fat-Hunters
Evolutionary Adaptations to Eating Meat
The Cauldron of Fire in Your Belly
Amylase Gene Duplications
The Apex Predator
Chapter 2 Our Worst Mistake 19
How Healthy Are We Really Today?
The Return of Indiana Jones
Hunter-Gatherers or Just Hunters?
Chapter 3 Chemical Warfare 33
A Case of Mistaken Identity
Swords, Spears, and Axes
Disparate Operating Systems
Brace Yourself for a Chemistry Lesson
Animals Eating Plants
Chapter 4 Broccoli-Superhero or Supervillain? 43
How We've Been Led Astray
Living a Radical Life Is Good Enough
Types of Studies
Avoiding the Booby Traps
Chapter 5 Of Unicorns and Fairy Tales 57
The Problem of Healthy User Bias
The James Dean Type
Turmeric Has a Dark Side
Detoxification Pathways in the Liver
Treating the Root Cause Rather Than Symptoms
The Roots of Inflammation
Avoid the Flavonoids
Messing with Our Digestion
Cell Division and Chromosomes
Salicylates-Even Asparagus and Coconut Can Harm Us
The Promise of Supermodel Vampire Status
Chapter 6 Attack of the Oxalates 77
Oxalate Kidney Stones
Chapter 7 Of Kidney Beans and Parkinson's Disease 89
The Toxic Lectin in Beans
The Workings of Our Gastrointestinal Tract
How Lectins Damage the Gut
Gluten and Other Lectins
Could Lectins Play a Role in Parkinson's Disease?
The Plinko Model of Autoimmune Disease
Could Lectins Be Causing Us to Gain Weight?
The Paradox of Plants
Concluding Section II of Our Journey
Chapter 8 Myth I-Plant Foods are Superfoods 109
Magical Nutrients in Animal Foods
Creatine: Making Us Smart and Strong
Carnitine and Mental Health
Decline in Mental Health with Plant-Based Diets
The Roots of Depression and Anxiety
Vitamins and Minerals in Animal Foods vs. Plant Foods
B Vitamins and Methylation
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Why Do Vegan Diets Help Some People?
The Problem with The Notion Of Bio-Individuality
Our Brains Don't Lie-Animal vs. Plant Foods
Chapter 9 Myth II-Fiber is Necessary for a Healthy Gut 135
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Why You Don't Want a Weak: Colon Wall
Fiber and Colon Cancer
Types of Fiber
Fiber Continues to Strike Out
Fiber for Fat Loss?
The Jungle Inside of You
Short-Chain Fatty Acids: More Than Just Butyrate
Wrapping Up Our Fiber-Debunking Adventures
Chapter 10 Myth III-Red Meat Will Shorten Your Life 153
What Was Left Out of the IARC Report
The Meat and Cancer Myth Debunked Once and for All
Neu5Gc: Not a Cause for Concern
mTOR: The Molecular Growth Switch
Red Meat: Not the Foe of Bones, Kidneys, or Big Toes
The Myth of the Blue Zones
Won't I Get Scurvy Eating Only Animal Foods?
Summing It Up
Chapter 11 Myth IV-Red Meat Causes the Heart to Explode 179
The Basics of Lipoproteins and Cholesterol
The Vital Role of LDL in Our Bodies
Could More LDL Be Protective?
LDL in Heart Disease: Criminal or Firefighter?
Atherosclerosis-It's All About the Stickiness!
Further down the LDL Rabbit Hole
The Skinny (And Not So Skinny) on Insulin Resistance
Other Causes of Insulin Resistance
Why Does LDL Rise on a Ketogenic Diet?
Should You Take A Statin for an Elevated LDL?
TMAO: The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Saturated Fat: Why Vegetable Oil Companies Say It's Bad The Edge of Zion
Chapter 12 What to Eat on a Nose-To-Tail Carnivore Diet 211
Is It Ethical to Eat Animals?
How to Eat a Nose-To-Tail Carnivore Diet
Tier 1 The Carnivore-ISH Diet
Artificial Sweeteners and Spices
Didn't Our Ancestors Eat Fruit?
Tubers and Berries
What About Fungi?
What to Drink on a Carnivore Diet
What About Alcohol?
When to Eat on a Carnivore Diet
Tier 2 The Meat and Water Carnivore Diet
Tier 3 The Freshman Carnivore Diet
What About Seafood on a Carnivore Diet?
What About Chicken, Turkey, and Other Birds?
What About Pork?
Tier 4 The Junior Varsity Carnivore Diet Liver Magic
Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Liver?
Why Methionine/Glycine Balance Matters
Tier 5 The Varsity Carnivore Diet
How Much Organ Meat Should We Be Eating?
How Much Protein and How Much Fat
Bones Are Organ Meat, Too!
What About Dairy?
Boron-The Often Overlooked But Crucial Mineral
How to Live a Radical Life
Clean Carnivore Reset (CCR)
Case Studies and Testimonials with a Carnivore Diet
Chapter 13 Common Pitfalls When Starting a Carnivore Diet 255
The Keto "Flu"
Trouble Digesting Fat or Red Meat
Why Gallbladder Stones Form and How to Avoid Them
Lack of Variety
Carnivore Diet with an APOE4 Polymorphism
Carnivore Diet with an FTO Mutation
Chapter 14 The End of the Road and Beginning a New Way of Life 273
The Environmental Impacts of Eating Meat
Summing It All Up
Frequently Asked Questions 283
About the Author 353