Dr. Paul Saladino – 'Debunking The Carnivore Diet'

Dr. Paul Saladino - 'Debunking The Carnivore Diet'

After studying chemistry at the College of William and Mary, Dr. Paul Saladino spent 6 years traveling and exploring. Highlights included a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, a summer in the New Zealand backcountry, and 2 years skiing and climbing in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains.

Dr. Saladino returned to academic studies after these adventures, becoming a physician assistant and practicing in cardiology. It was during this time that he saw first hand the shortcomings of mainstream Western medicine with its symptom focused, pharmaceutical based paradigm. He continued his training at the University of Arizona, obtaining his M.D. in 2015, and completing residency at the University of Washington in 2019. He is board-certified in psychiatry, and is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFMCP) through the Institute for Functional Medicine. He now maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and sees clients from all over the world virtually.

Dr. Saladino is a leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to his personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous podcasts including The Minimalists, The Model Health Show, Bulletproof Radio, The Dr. Gundry Podcast, The Ben Greenfield Podcast, Dr. Mercola, Health Theory, Mark Bell’s Power Project, and many others. He has also appeared on The Doctors TV show and authored the bestselling book, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.”

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  1. Meat makes us smarter! We can even watch the evolution in real time when studying chimpanzees. They have unlimited access to fruit foods, but the ones that partake in hunting and eating smaller monkeys are developing white scleras similar to us.

  2. When our ancestors began to cook with fire, our food became way easier to masticate which resulted (over an evolutionary period) for our jaw muscles to greatly reduce, this freed up a lot of cranial space so our skulls could enlarge. Human bite pressure is feeble compared to our primate ancestors. Most terrestrial mammals have thick muscle bands that traverse the skull which aid in jaw strength but this means a small brain capacity. Hunting started the human brain development process but using fire definitely played a part. Another benefit to cooking with fire is that it would enrich the flavours of our meats and plants. Win win.

  3. While I buy into much of what you say here, I disagree with one item. At least some plants want to attract being eaten as that is their chief way of spreading their seed to ensure their evolution and continuation of the species. Maintaining the species is usually #1 for survival. I hate to see people go overboard on their claims… very little is absolute…. thanks

  4. I don’t believe in evolution but, I do believe in the Carnivore diet. I believe we came from Adam and Eve and have always been human. And, I believe meat is the best nutrient dense food for humans. ❤️
    PS. God didn’t ask Noah to save all the plants, He saved two of every kind of land animals. 😁

  5. What vegans don't get is that if cows produce green house gasses that damage the environment by their herbivore diet, then don't the vegans do the same? Cow farts and vegan farts would be the same, wouldn't they? Vegans would be damaging the environment just as badly as cows.

  6. We do have limited fermentation capability in our gut, and are certainly able to get some nutrients from plants. So, there's a purpose to why we're able to digest and get nutrients from plants.

    I believe that purpose is emergency nutrients to keep us going long enough to actually acquire meat, what many people really thrive on.

  7. Idk if plants are a bad thing but I know for sure "new age" grains and their unnatural amounts of gluten are slowly killing me.

    Governmental agencies spewing indisputable "facts" that comes from shoddy researching? Why are we not surprised?

    I've heard there's a move in some countries to outlaw animal protein in favor of the new "plant-based meat" it sounds like part of the eugenics program to me but that's just my opinion.

    Also a lot of health gurus who advocate for plants typically say the plants are better fermented which supports the idea that raw vegetables aren't the best thing for you.

  8. Would like to see long term male carnivores get their blood work done and testosterone levels checked<<<that's my main interests at this time as there are claims that keto low carb, carnivore low to no carb over time have lowered test.
    It needs to show men who have been carnivore for more than 2 years and what the expectation of their age of what Read more a health test level should be.

  9. Funny think I’ve been telling my family and friends for decades I’m a carnivore to justify that I didn’t eat greens that I wasn’t a cow to eat grass. It turns out I was right all along I have hypothyroidism cruciferous vegetables actually can make me sick. I’m not joking I HATE green, I hate the smell I hate the taste I even hate the color. I was passionate about hating green. Funny enough I LOVE meat with the same passion. Who knew that my body Knew what needed & didn’t needed despite what DR said I did. Because people insisted I had to to have greens to be healthy I used to take something called DIM. Is a powder form of greens once I stopped taking it was life changing. A lot of my issues stopped.

  10. So… after watching this video, esp the final 8 minutes, it is clear to me that humans should all be cannibals. Human meat is nutrient dense, nutrients in it are highly bioavailable, no anti-nutrients, and human meat is ideal for human consumption. Make sure your human meat is grass-fed, lives in the open air and gets plenty of sunshine. The Carnivore-Cannibal Diet has the added advantage of helping in the fight to depopulate the planet from excess humans (the Great Reset guys will thank you for it!).
    I believe my logic is airtight. Prove me wrong.

  11. How much more do we need? im not even a fourth to 80 and feel i lived long enough to experience this awesomeness of being human.
    Yet we keep extending life expectancy
    When the expectancy was probably 30 or 40 for our ancestor
    The designer designed us enough time
    Not saying 80 isnt better as it gives us more time to generate new ideas but how much further must we push it

  12. It works!!!!

    I am a 38 year old man and I am 6 feet tall.

    I started at 291 pound and have lost 70 pounds in 5 months.

    I have increased my muscle mass as well.


    The Carnivore diet and intermitted fasting!

    Cholesterol = All Normal (for what it's worth)

    Blood pressure = Normal

    Vitamin deficiencies = Zero

    Mineral deficiencies = Zero

    HbA1c = 22 mmol/mol

    Hemoglobin = 16g/dL (used to be 20g/dL)

    Running 3 miles in 29 min with a fused right ankle (ZERO PAIN for the first time in 10 years!)

    I now fast for 72 hours weekly starting on a Sunday Night (It is easier to start at night)

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