Today I interview Dr. Paul Saladino, the 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 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 will release his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.”
Dr. Paul Saladino is board certified in psychiatry and completed a residency at the University of Washington. He also is a certified functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona, where he worked with Dr. Andrew Weil focusing on integrative medicine and nutritional biochemistry.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Paul worked as a physician assistant 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. Dr. Paul decided to return to medical school with the hope of better understanding the real roots of chronic disease and illness, and how to correct and reverse these. He now maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and sees clients from all over the world virtually.
In this episode, Dr. Paul Saladino explains how he started in the health world – he always had a strong desire to be responsible for his own body. Dr. Paul defines the carnivore diet. The diet cuts out all plants and is entirely animal-based. By removing plants from your diet, plant toxins will also get cut out. Dr. Paul reveals which plants should be removed from your diet because of toxicity. Stop eating seeds, leafy greens, and sweet fruits to avoid nasty toxins. Stay tuned to hear Dr. Paul explain the problems with Game Changers.
[00:30] About Dr. Paul Saladino
[13:30] About the Carnivore Diet
[21:00] The Practice of Fasting
[22:30] The Carnivore Code
[33:10] Plant Toxicity Spectrum
[46:15] Living a Radical Life
[50:00] Side Effects to Eating Animal Meat
[54:50] The Problems with Game Changers
AND MUCH MORE!
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