Mikhaila Peterson – ‘Don’t Eat That’

Mikhaila Peterson – ‘Don’t Eat That’

August 6, 2019 100 By William Morgan


hi everybody it’s very very cool to be here I’ve been looking forward to it for a while and it’s been super fun to meet people I’ve only seen on social media which is strange today I’m gonna talk about specifically how to use the carnivore diet to treat people who are really really ill okay I’m gonna get started that’s an old picture of me but I was already carnivore that’s last year that’s my daughter so I’m Michaela Peterson mother blogger I managed my dad and I was formerly dying but I’m not anymore so I went over this a bit but I used to be really sick and I want to talk to people who aren’t just using the carnivore diet to get like hotter but but to get like healthier so that’s autoimmune to specifically autoimmune disorders and mood disorders but also you know fatigue skin problems like a crack II jaw like whatever okay so Age 2 I had symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis so I was just walking funny my parents used to put me on their shoulders and when they put me down I cried and it was like cried and sat down so something was going on with my hips as early as Age 2 when I was seven I was diagnosed with arthritis I had 35 joints that they could tell were actively inflamed I had most of them that year injected with cortisone so that was the first surgery like they put kids under on under general to do things like cortisone shots so that was a 7 age 8 I was the first kid in Canada to put on it be put on Enbrel so I was taking methotrexate naproxen and Braille which is a biologic drug methotrexate is pretty intense too that was age eight age nine I started exhibiting more symptoms of depression and anxiety with OCD tendencies that had started around grade one but by the time I was in grade five it was severe enough for me to be medicated so I was put on an SSRI when I was 10 at 14 I started getting tired and itchy so that happened just over a winter and it was like mosquitoes everywhere but there was no sign of anything and I was sleeping a lot but I was also staying up late and it was really hard to tell if it was me being lazy or if it was fatigue and I battled with that and with my parents for the next five years with the fatigue because it’s hard to tell when people with like invisible problems are sick or whether or not they’re just being lazy and it’s hard for them to tell – and I can tell you like if you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning something’s wrong it’s not you being lazy aged 17 hip replacement so I was told at 16 that I would need a hip replacement before the age of 30 because of the state my hip was in and in the next six months it got so much worse that I needed a hip replacement then so that’s my healing picture it was intense that’s my hip replacement which has actually done really well the same year I needed an ankle replacement so after I got my hipped on my ankle cartilage just disappeared so that’s the left side just like bone on bone that was a terrible year that’s the ankle replacement so that was 17 so things were not improving even though I was on Umbrella methotrexate at this point sip relax an oxycontin for an entire year because of that pain so I went to university at 19 because I needed to take an extra year of university because of all the school I messed which made me really angry but I went to university and then things went downhill like really quickly because my diet went from like healthy whole grains but meat and like we ate organic and like my mom was trying to be healthy to surviving off of noodles and things God things things got really bad in university I gained weight my mood my mood was just awful I went completely not I kept trying to fix my antidepressants and try and like an SNRI which went really badly I went up on wellbutrin high enough that it gave me a seizure it was a it was a rough year so then I was like okay I can I can tolerate this I’m slowly gaining weight but like I can handle this and then it started to hit my skin so I’m gonna really go through fast go through some skin pictures so you can see what I was dealing with but it started hitting my skin and doctors were telling me you know you’re doing it yourself stop because I kept going and saying my skin is like dying what’s happening and they’re like well stop scratching I was like like you don’t understand so I’m in doctors offices I’m like crying and and they’re like well you’re crazy okay this isn’t working out for me so this is what started to happen these are these are some not fun pictures that’s me looking puffy and really unimpressed with life so when I was 22 and like my prefrontal cortex had mostly grown in I started researching because I realized how sick I actually was when you’re a kid you kind of just like go along with things you don’t realize was like oh arthritis that seems like something that’s embarrassing but whatever but at 22 I was like oh this is actually killing me so I started researching and I read I started with the skin problem because I was like okay I’m gonna have depression for life I’m gonna have arthritis for life but I really don’t want my skin to look like that so it was like a vanity thing and I was like I can’t handle all these symptoms plus the skin sentence so I went through like hundreds of papers on skin disorders and eventually after a really long time I came across a celiac rash which is a gluten caused rash that causes achieve blistering and I had never equated these skin problems with the itching I had started experiencing when I was 14 so I got that and then I went like down the road into gluten and realized that that is really not good for your guy just for everybody but specifically for people with the celiac gene and I had my genes done and I have the celiac gene so I cut out gluten anyway I’m getting ahead of myself these are some of my met and medications some of them are doubled up but it was like adderall what’s on here adderall Tylenol three dapped so and that’s an antibiotic that was for the rash so telegram was for mood Vala cycle of beer that’s cold sores I had city Rosine just because I was allergic to everything Enbrel was for arthritis adverse for asthma sees now let’s earth control I don’t even know what Tavis separate Roni is vyvanse was like it something to take along with the adderall to keep me awake yeah it was a lot so mm-hmm no those are gone I brought like a bag back to them back to the pharmacy okay so 2015 I realized the gluten free wasn’t a fad and then over that that didn’t really make much of a difference honestly getting rid of gluten so in September I went on an elimination diet that I kind of came up with myself and it was just meat root vegetables and rice because I thought those seemed like things nobody’s allergic to I kind of just tried to cut out allergens and I did it for a week and nothing changed and I was I didn’t realize this but I was getting cravings at that point and I made gluten-free dairy-free sugar-free banana almond flour muffins I was like that’s healthy and I just like ate you know like five of them that night and I woke up the morning my wrists were kind of sore and I was like oh maybe there’s something to this and then I had like four more muffins because like sore wrists whatever the muffins were good and and and then the next day I was in the grocery store shopping and my knees locked up and I spent the next two and a half days in bed and that never happened with my arthritis like I didn’t really have bad flare-ups in my knees and so I thought oh my god like maybe there’s something to this so I went back to the original elimination diet and I lost three pant sizes that month and five pounds and I thought that doesn’t really make any sense and it turned out the reason I could never get abs was because I was just permanently bloated which I hadn’t even known was a thing so I went through this for a number of years on the low carb diet I cut out rice because I realized that bothered me but I was on something that was like apples greens root vegetables but not potatoes meat and I was doing really really well on that and I stopped all my medication and I stopped my antidepressants in November and people in Canada know it’s really dark in November and if you’re depressed that’s not when you stop medication but I could I could tell what the depression was gone like you when you take antidepressants you still know it’s there and it lifted and was like whoa I got to get my dad on this because he has he has the same depression I have so he went on it and then we tried to reintroduce foods and did it just terribly like I said earlier you know I was like I might as well go out with a bang if I can’t eat you know anything again sugar you know anything so I did a whole pile of it and then I started experiencing these horriffic reactions and I went to doctors and I was saying man I think I’m allergic to soy I think I’m allergic to almonds like I think I’m allergic to to sugar and they’re going well it’s not showing up on the skin test and I was like it’s not an IgE allergy like it’s something else something’s happening like do you look into you know other types of antibodies or inflammatory reactions no those aren’t real allergies I was like I every introduced a whole bunch of food my arthritis is back my skin is breaking out I have body odor my gums are bleeding my face is puffy and I’m on the verge of hallucinating and is happening like you could see something happening so I I went to an immunologist the last time February 2016 and then I just I just stopped so I gave up with the food introductions but I stuck with this low carb diet and everything was going great and then I got pregnant and then all my symptoms came back which was really scary and really frustrating because when they leave and then they come back it’s just and I’m sure a lot of people know about that it is so scary so they came back and I didn’t know what to do for about a year and I came across like a new meat didn’t bother me and at that point I was eating meat and lettuce and pepper and salt and apple cider vinegar and olive oil so as really I was like the lettuce is keeping my vitamins alive like I need to keep this and I came across Shaun Baker on Joe Rogan and he was saying oh I’ve been doing this for two years I was like well he’s big and strong and looks healthy like okay so that that night I cut everything out and I had transition symptoms just from dropping like lettuce olive oil and as there’s some turmeric there too and I still went through transition symptoms I’ve been in ketosis for three years so it had nothing to do with ketosis it was something else and but about a week later the itching stopped in the Arthritis went away and my digestion was just a disaster and I was like well I guess I ought to trade off right I don’t want the itching and the arthritis my depression lifted in about six weeks I wasn’t happy but I wasn’t depressed and that was good my mum hopped on board really quickly in January so he want to give it a shot just like sure she’s been like vegetarian like she’s done everything so she’s very open she started that and then I like worked at my dad because he who worked in work cuz he was literally just eating meat and greens and he was waking up with horrible anxiety and he was saying this isn’t working I was like just drop the greens just drop the greens like every day until April and eventually he was home and I could like corner him and yes his version is not is not true so he dropped the Greenes and he said three days later the horrible do me feeling in the morning went away three days so that’s my mom and this is her on the carnivore diet she let me take this picture she knows it’s here she’s 57 yeah and that is everything she was suffering from she cut out blue wheat a long time ago we were all like mom and her wheat allergy but that’s what she had and she’s good now she’s happy she’s still doing meat it’s been a year this is dad he is 57 and he looks great his has been a little bit more difficult to get under control with mood problems but he’s I mean he had a whole bunch problems he was sleeping all the time too I he NE never naps now he’s just go right he’s done what like a hundred and eighty tours this year like he’s got unlimited energy so what do you do if you’ve restricted your diet or you’ve tried carnivore diet and it still isn’t working well they like the popularized carnivore diet right now is animal products and dairy was one of the biggest triggers for my autoimmune disorder and my mood disorder so if you’ve tried carnivore and you haven’t tried just eating beef then that’s the next step and hopefully people can have try carnivore and do eggs and do some dairy and still feel awesome and that’s great but if you’re in the category of people who are ridiculously sensitive for some for some reason you have to really buckle down so I only eat beef and lamb I can do ruminant animals I’m eating salt and that’s it I don’t really go out to eat like I went out in Florida and I was very you know very annoying at the restaurant like scrub the grill I’m allergic to everything what are the allergies and I was just like wow soy dairy glue sugar sulfites because I know that covers most things you like sprinkle on a steak but the girl wasn’t as clean as it should have been and I had a you know minor for me but I still reacted to the grill so I don’t really eat out so if you’re in the category of people and you’re still having autoimmune symptoms you like really gotta buckle down my depressions triggered pretty easily too and so is my dad’s yeah one of the things I wanted to talk to you and I’m sure people are aware of that here but you’re taught by the medical community in particular but by everyone really to stop listening to your body so if something’s wrong you go hey like you know this feels funny and they go oh everybody has that like okay I’ll put that in the section of like ignore and these symptoms like they may grow and grow and they’re like oh these little tiny problems but they’re normal everyone has that everyone gives a slump at 3 it’s the 3 p.m. slump so listen to your body that took me years to figure out because I was going on you know I ate that and I feel kind of heavy well that’s fine and so you have to get past that really start paying attention to your body if you’re sensitive go a hundred percent go like all the way beef and salt and at least give that a shot for like a solid six weeks solid six weeks it might take longer than that for me it was about six weeks but it improved after five months and then it approved again after ten months so it takes a while which isn’t surprising if you’re trying to deal with an uncurable illness and I suppose like most people here are probably eating meat but these are some of the things you’re gonna have to deal with it is hard but it’s not as hard as being sick for your entire life like nothing is that hard so it’s worth a try and then yeah these are just ways to succeed get the food you can’t eat out of your house because when the cravings hit they hit hard and you’ll binge eat so and get it out of the house try and make sure like if you’re with roommates pattern oh man like when I first started cutting food out I was on 40 milligrams without or all a day which just destroys your appetite so I was like oh yeah I can survive off of you know tasteless mush because everything is tasteless mush right now so when I went low-carb it was easier to get off of sugar that way I don’t recommend taking adderall in order to get over the sugar cravings but they are hard so but they do last they just drop off at some point yeah so you can get your life back I got my life back I got a life that I didn’t know existed I had lost hope at 14 my arthritis had been put into a medical remission when I was in grade six and I thought I was one of the people that was going to grow out of it and at 14 the doctor was like oh your elbows inflamed and it just like wrecked me for about a month and I decided okay I’m not gonna have any hope anymore because you can just be crushed that way so yeah this is oh my god I’m gonna like pull a Jordan Peterson and cry come on okay it’s over it’s over it’s gone okay anyway it’s still a process I’m still dealing with like I’m not really I’m not dealing with anything like really compared to what I was dealing with before but I am trying to figure out how to make myself less sensitive and my dad because we’re still very sensitive so I do think there are underlying problems but this has completely changed my life and it’s totally worth it and I’m absolutely never going back so yeah that’s it [Applause]