Constipation on keto: you are doing it wrong!

It’s a touchy subject, and one of the most popular on several keto groups on Facebook. Constipation seems to be one of the common side effects of a ketogenic diet, but is really true? Removing carbohydrates sources from the average Western diet is often compensated by eating more vegetables. Vegetables are good, right? Doctors tell us to eat more and more vegetables, fibre have to be good for us, right? Wait a minute, aren’t they the same doctors who tell us to eat a low fat, high carb diet, avoid saturated fats and use seed oils? I’m afraid the recommendations for more fibre in our diet have pretty much the… Read More

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How the carnivore Mongols conquered the World

At one point in history, the Mongol Empire was so vast that it stretched from Europe to the Yellow Sea. It was one of the biggest empires in history, and it was created by tribes of essentially carnivore tribesmen. “A Mongol will eat more than 10 pounds of meat at one sitting”, wrote Weston A. Price, “but some have been known to devour an average-sized sheep in 24 hours…although he can live for days without food, yet, when once he gets it, he will eat enough for seven.” Being nomadic tribes, the diet of Mongols consisted almost exclusively of meat and fermented dairy, allowing them to ride horses for days… Read More

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Dr. Shawn Baker: creating a community of carnivores

I love vegetables. A mixed green leaves salad with thinly sliced red onion, a few cherry tomato, kalamata olives, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of apple cider vinegar is the perfect complement of a juicy steak. But I have to admit it: it doesn’t agree with me as much as meat. I can easily eat one kilogram of beef and feel great after the meal (well, after my usual espresso, I’m still a wog at heart…), but if I have more than a little bit of veggies I feel bloated. Nothing major, of course, not comparable to the sleepy feeling you have after eating carbs, but… Read More

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