Inflammation is a natural immune response to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can be harmful to health and has been linked to several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Many things can contribute to chronic inflammation, including eating a poor-quality diet, stress, and lack of sleep. One diet that has been shown to reduce inflammation is the carnivore diet.
The carnivore diet is often seen as a very restrictive diet by people eating a standard Western diet because it only includes meat, fish, and animal products. It eliminates all plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains, legumes, nuts, fruit juices, sugar-sweetened food and drinks such as cakes, pastries, cola and other fizzy drinks, alcohol, honey, syrups and artificial sweeteners.
It also eliminates one of the most common inflammatory types of modern foods: Industrial seed oils, such as rapeseed, sunflower, safflower and vegetable oil (a blend of different seed oils).
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Dr Anthony Chafee is a surgeon, nutritional researcher, and former pro-rugby player. He is a strict carnivore; he only eats meat and animal products. He believes plants are trying to kill us because they contain natural toxins that can cause cancer, inflammation, and other health problems.
Dr Chaffee has spoken on many podcasts about why he thinks that plants are trying to kill us. He cites the following evidence to support his claim:
- Plants and animals are in an evolutionary arms race, with plants evolving to produce toxins to deter animals from eating them and animals evolving to develop resistance to these toxins.
- Many plants contain known carcinogens, including acrylamide, lectins, and oxalates.
- Plant toxins can cause inflammation, a significant risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Plant toxins can disrupt the gut microbiome, which can lead to a variety of health problems.
To people eating a standard Western diet, the idea that plants are trying to kill us may seem like a far-fetched conspiracy theory. Still, there is some scientific evidence to support it. For example, plants produce various toxins that are toxic to animals. These toxins can be found in all parts of the plant, including the leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.
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The carnivore diet is a high-fat, low to zero-carbohydrate diet that consists of eating only animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that the carnivore diet can be helpful for people with type 2 diabetes to reduce their insulin dose or ultimately come off their insulin completely.
One study found that people with type 2 diabetes who followed a carnivore diet for 12 weeks experienced significant improvements in their blood sugar control, insulin sensitivity, and body weight. Another study found that people with type 2 diabetes who followed a carnivore diet for 24 weeks could reduce their medication by an average of 50%.
The carnivore diet is thought to help with diabetes by reducing insulin resistance and inflammation. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells do not respond to the hormone insulin, which is responsible for helping glucose enter the cells. Inflammation is a process that can damage cells and tissues, and it is thought to play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.
The carnivore diet is also thought to help with weight loss in some people, which can also improve blood sugar control. Weight loss can help to reduce insulin resistance and inflammation, and it can also help to improve the body’s ability to use insulin.
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