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Carnivore Diet and Liver Toxicity

Mentions of the carnivore diet on the Joe Rogan podcast have brought the carnivore diet into notoriety recently.   The carnivore diet is a diet which relies only on the meat and fat of animals to provide essential nutrients and fuel for the body.  This diet contradicts many of the common health and wellness beliefs our society holds dear, and one of the biggest arguments against going carnivore is that too much protein can lead to liver toxicity. However, throughout most of history eating meat and fat from animals was mainstay for many cultures during winter months.  In subsistence living huge amounts of time are dedicated for the harvesting, processing, distributing, and preserving of food.  Some of the harsher environments on earth have such a little or no growing period throughout the year which would enable inhabitants to grow and preserve carbohydrate rich foods to sustain them through the winter months.  These cultures have been thriving for thousands of years, and liver toxicity is a non-issue.  How is toxifying one’s liver avoided?  The answer lies on consuming large quantities of fat. 

If you are contemplating the carnivore diet, you will want to do your research and to be sure to incorporate a majority of fat in your daily intake of food.  Sticking with lean muscle tissue and limiting your fat intake in the absence of carbohydrate is not a healthy diet and will likely lead to a toxic liver.  In Alaska the native peoples use seal oil rendered from the fat of a seal on almost every meal to ensure they are getting a high enough fat percentage to keep healthy. If you do not have seal oil available, fatty animal products such as butter, beef tallow, and ghee are great additions to a carnivore’s diet.  Some schools of thought have pointed out that a high fat diet with no carbohydrate can reverse fatty liver disease that was caused by either abuse of alcoholic beverages or just the standard American diet.

Fatty meats which are often avoided on most diets are exactly what a carnivore needs to stay healthy and have a balanced diet.  Meats like bacon, brisket, high fat percentage ground beef are perfect additions to a carnivore diet.  Eggs, fatty fish like salmon, and even moderate amounts of cheese and heavy cream will protect the liver from toxicity and provide ample energy to a person eating carnivore. 

One Pan Bison Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Lb. Bison or Ground Beef at least 80/20 meat to fat ratio

4-6 strips Thick Cut No Sugar Pork Bacon

4 Slices Colby Jack Cheese

4 Pasture Raised Eggs

1 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions:

Form four bison burger patties, sprinkle them with sea salt, and set aside.

Place the bacon strips on a cold cast iron skillet.

Turn up to medium high heat until the bacon gets shocked, and the fat starts to render out.

Turn the heat doe to medium low and turn the bacon regularly until cooked and is at your desired crispiness.

Remove cooked bacon from the pan and pour the majority of the rendered bacon fat out into a heat safe dish.

Turn heat up to medium high and place the burger patties into the pan.

Cook the burger patties for 5-10 minutes flipping occasionally.

3 minutes before patties are medium rare or well done per preference, place cheese slices on top of each patty.

Cover the pan and cook the burger patties until cheese is melted.

Remove the burger patties and clean the pan quickly to remove debris.

Heat cast iron pan to medium high temp, add bacon grease and wait grease it hot.

Crack each egg into the hot greased pan being careful not to break the yolks.

Fry the egg until the whites are congealed and the eggs can be easily flipped with a spatula.

Flip the eggs being careful not to break the yolk.

Once flipped, cook for ~30 seconds more until eggs are perfectly over easy.

Top the cheeseburgers with the cooked bacon and then place an egg on top of each.

Serve immediately.

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Unvaccinated Naturally Immune 2800% Better Protected from Symptomatic Reinfection of SARS-CoV-2

With new Covid variants popping up and infection rates ramping up as the colder weather rolls in, should we be ready to get another jab?  According to President Biden, we all should be.  However, according to the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Academic’s journal article entitled, “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Naturally Acquired Immunity versus Vaccine-induced Immunity, Reinfections versus Breakthrough Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study” the results are officially in an as you may have guessed, naturally acquired immunity did a much better job.  Data coming out of Israel shows naturally acquired immunity thirteen times better at protecting against re-infection and twenty-eight times more effective at protecting against symptomatic reinfection than vaccine induced immunity. 

There is no magic bullet, and though both naturally acquired immunity and vaccine induced immunity have shown diminish over time.  The consensus is that waning immune protection begins shortly after injection of the vaccine, with a substantial reduction of protection after four months.  The results of this study are based on the Delta variant, which was one of the nastier versions and when people were getting very sick.  The study provides a direct comparison naturally acquired immunity to vaccine induced immunity, 673,676 individuals who were vaccinated with Pfizer’s BioNTech vaccine, and 62,883 individuals who were unvaccinated but acquired natural immunity via infection with the SARS-Co2 virus and offers us a rare but effective direct comparison Jan-Feb 2021 4 to 8 months after their infection or injection.  As would have it, the unvaccinated who acquired their immunity form natural infections were 1300% less likely to be reinfected and 2800% less likely to suffer from symptomatic reinfection from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), with zero hospitalizations in naturally acquired immunity group.

Naturally acquired immunity has been proven to be substantially superior to the quickly diminished and ineffective immunity generated through the vaccination.  Even further out after infection or vaccine naturally acquired immunity is massively better than the vaccine offered.  Six to seventeen months after the infection or vaccine naturally acquired immunity was shown to be 600% better than vaccine at preventing re-infection and 700% better at preventing symptomatic disease.

But if that is the case, and the naturally immune population are unlikely to benefit from vaccination, why would our public health officials and political leaders be so keen on spending so many of our tax dollars on new vaccines?  It couldn’t possibly be the case that nobody gets paid for natural immunity, could it?  Can we have a modicum of honesty and transparency? Probably not.  A touch of humility? Evidently not.

As the adage goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.  As Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine points out in a recent Washington Post article, “It’s okay to have incorrect scientific hypotheses.” As we all know early in the pandemic, many of the early and most popularly adopted hypotheses were shown to be incorrect.  Professor Makary also point out the obvious in saying, “But when new data proves it wrong you have to adapt.”  The elephant in the room is why haven’t our leaders like President Biden and our supposed public health institutions such as the CDC adapted to the obvious?

Our elected leaders and public health officials are still blindly insistent that vaccines are better than natural immunity.  Is due to a fear of having been wrong, or simply to generate profits to their back to their best contributors?  The lesser of two evils would be the former but unfortunately it appears it may be the latter.  Over sixteen studies have reinforced this truth that naturally acquired immunity reign supreme. And no adaptation from our leaders who are still advising and mandating vaccination for all including healthcare workers who have been exposed many many times.  This doubling down on the incorrect runs the risk of future loss of many lives and damaged credibility of public health officials. By degrading the trust the average citizen has in our healthcare system and leaders, what will the unforeseen consequences be?  Time will tell.

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/75/1/e545/6563799?login=false

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.01.21258176v3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/09/15/natural-immunity-vaccine-mandate/