Academic’s meat-only diet ruffles feathers
Psychology professor and daughter credit carnivorous diet with curing autoimmune illnesses and depression
Canadian Mikhaila Peterson shares more than DNA and a depressive tendency with her famous father, Dr Jordan Peterson, the Toronto University psychology professor, author of the best-selling 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote for Chaos and self-proclaimed "professor against political correctness". Father and daughter have also become global poster children for the benefits of a carnivorous diet. Both credit it with reversing all symptoms of debilitating autoimmune illnesses and depression that plagued them for decades. A wholly carnivorous diet is on the extreme end of the low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) spectrum. It is also a "ketogenic" diet, in which the body turns fat into ketone bodies to use for fuel, instead of glucose. LCHF diets are controversial, despite growing evidence of their benefits for treating and preventing chronic diseases. Carnivorous diets are even more controversial. Some doctors and dietitians tell patients that these diets are "extreme" and dangerous. Others sa...
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