Today I have the pleasure of welcoming a much-requested guest, Dr. Paul Saladino of “The Carnivore Code” fame. He’s a double board certified doctor with a controversial claim: vegetables aren’t as good for you as you think!
Dr. Saladino goes deep on how he used a meat-only diet to reverse autoimmune issues, chronic inflammation, mental health issues, and more for himself and hundreds of patients. We talk in particular about this approach might affect women and ways to modify a meat-based diet for optimal female health.
I also highly recommend Heart and Soil, Dr. Saladino’s supplement and lifestyle company that helps people reclaim their ancestral birthright to health by eating “nose to tail.” He’s also the host of the excellent Fundamental Health Podcast, and of course author of the bestselling book The Carnivore Code.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Paul Saladino
- How Paul Saladino found the key to his chronic health issues… with his diet
- Why eczema is often a sign of inner inflammation
- How the rise in diabetes and obesity coincides with certain common foods
- The problem with vegetable seed oils (hint: we eat too much of them)
- His thoughts on the ketogenic diet
- The evolutionary function of fat cells (yes, we need them!)
- How to use a glucose monitor to measure your metabolic health
- The role of metabolic dysfuncti0n in weight gain
- Natural defenses in plants and how they can be toxic to us
- His caution on sulforaphane (a chemical in broccoli sprouts)
- Whether some plant-based foods are better than others
- Nutrients that are only found in animal foods
- Modifications for the Carnivore Code to support female health
- What mTOR is and what protein has to do with it
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- HeartandSoil.co (use the code WELLNESSMAMA for 10% off)
- The Carnivore Code by Dr. Paul Saladino
- Fundamental Health Podcast
- Paul Saladino videos
- Striking Thoughts by Bruce Lee
- Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferriss and Ray Porter
- Red Rising Series
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
More From Wellness Mama
- 393: Fish Oil, Nature’s Real Superfoods, and Strengthening Immunity With Nora Gedgaudas
- 186: Carnivore Diet, Ketosis, Macros, & Diet Variation With Dr. Anthony Gustin
- 319: Everything You Need to Know About the Keto Diet With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino
- 295: Health Foods That Are Actually Making Us Sick With Dr. Gundry of the Plant Paradox
- Is a Plant-Based Diet Good for All of Us?
- Sulforaphane Benefits: How It Slows Aging, Fights Cancer & More
- How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?)
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