I eat exclusively meat.
- Is it safe?
- Being a carnivore in Quebec City
In early 2013 a reckless general medical practitioner prescribed me enough antibiotics to mess up my gut microbiome. This lead to what was then a mild folliculitis to become severe chronic folliculitis with chronic seborrhoeic dermatitis following suit.
I suffered with this condition for over 4 years, and saw plethora of dermatologists (who knew naught but to prescribe ever more antibiotics). Then, just within two weeks of going on the carnivore diet (beef, salt and pepper) my symptoms reduced to about 95%.
Is it safe?
The carnivore diet provides all the nutrients and is (anecdotally) safe to do long-term. In fact, meat is the only nutritionally complete food.
One ought to pay lip service to general nutritional wisdom as they are laced with an anti-meat bias (see below) using problematic epidemiological studies where, depending on the researcher’s nutritional bias, one can establish any food item to be problematic. For a telling instance of how biased our health organizations can be, refer to Dr. David M Klurfeld’s report of his experience with a WHO working group:
- [Dr. David M Klurfeld] was on the World Health Organization working group to decide if meat causes cancer in 2015 with a bunch of vegetarians and vegans and says it was the most frustrating professional experience of his life
- There were 22 scientists - half of which were epidemiologists
- They claimed they used 800 studies but they actually only used 18
- There was a group of people that were strongly against the vote
- He thinks a number of the people made up their minds before they even arrived
Being a carnivore in Quebec City
Many butcher shops and grocery stores in Quebec City tend to carry lean meat owing to current public demand—you can blame the dietary guidelines for that. Fattier cuts are harder to come by. However medium (mi-maigre, in French) ground beef is a reliable option.
Florent & Fils
In the city this is where you can get the best ground beef. One can cook it with just salt and pepper. They also sell wagyu ground beef (sourced from a farm in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly), which is more flavourful.
Chuck steak (palette de boeuf, in French) at Boucherie Eumatimi is usually well-marbelled at Prime grade while being cheaper, and is delicious when cooked sous-vide 24 hours. It needs spices, mainly pepper and garlic.
Marché Label Terre
If beef is not your thing, then Marché Label Terre sells lamb belly that is supremely fatty. If you ask, they will provide harder to come by organ meats, like spleen and brain.
Fatworks is a food company in the United States of America, so you will need to order online and pay customs fees. They sell organic 100% grass-fed tallow which I find to be a perfect fat to cook meat with (it imparts flavour when stir-frying ground beef).
Phil smoked meat
For eating out, the only restaurant I can recommend is Phil smoked meat. Delicious smoked meat, but be wary of what else they add to it. Last I checked, it was a variety of spices with small amounts of sugar. The waitresses are not always well informed, so ask the owner directly as to what else goes in the meat.
- Healing reports
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- Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet (PKD): a variation of the carnivore diet—high fat, organ meat, without dairy or spices—designed to heal intestinal permeability.