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Wonders of the Ketogenic diet: The Andersen and Stefansson 'Eskimo Experiment'

Inhuman Experiment
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:41 CDT

The men who ate nothing but meat for an entire year

Low-carb diets and paleolithic nutrition are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Compared to the Standard American Diet, both of them are superb.

Few of us would dare to take the two to their extreme, however. Giving up sugar and wheat is one thing, but what about giving up everything except meat? Yes, I'm talking about an ultra low-carb diet with even foods like nuts and berries removed. Unsurprisingly and understandably, studies on the long-term effects of such a diet are severely lacking.

There is at least one study that did just this, however. If the diet brings the Eskimos to mind, it's no coincidence. You may have heard of Dr. Vilhjalmur Stefansson - the Canadian ethnologist who spent more than a decade with the Inuit during his arctic explorations in the beginning of the previous century. For nine of these years, he lived almost exclusively on fish and meat (you can read about his experiences here). At the time, this was considered heresy and life-threatening, just as it is today (note that Stefansson apparently refers to both fish and meat with the word "meat"):

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red meat is not bad

Its grainfed red meat. Grassfed has a much better omega3 to omega6 ratio. Omega 6 we get plenty of. Its needed but highly inflammatory if omega6 to 3 is high.

Paleolithic lifestyle is not a fad. I just wish beer were grain free.

Tom woods and Lew Rockwell promote it all the time. Look at mark dissonant and marksdailyapple.com. awesome stuff

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Healthy fat is the key.

Meats are one component of an effective Ketogenic diet, but high fat is the most important factor, as explained in this video: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/3...

I think it's unrealistic

to expect most folks to give up so much. It might be healthful, and bring longevity, but it seems pretty austere. I agree, though, that ketogenic diets are awesome - and all the rage for good reason: They work!!!

I have not had any bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and sugar since April 3rd. I feel fantastic. My energy is through the roof. Arthritis has lessened, my skin texture has changed for the better, and best of all, I've lost 33.5 pounds!

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do you use

any sweeteners? like stevia or honey?


I will have sugar-free jello now and then, and an Atkins bar if I want something sweet.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I would steer clear of the

I would steer clear of the aspartame in sugar-free foods. That is an excitotoxin and extremely dangerous to good health. Any artificial sweeteners are horrid! Congrats on the weight loss!

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Well actually, its red meat

Well actually, its red meat that is considered bad. Fish and other things arnt typically considered bad for you and are even considered good.

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What about "red meat" makes

What about "red meat" makes it bad?

Good red meat is expensive, that's that's bad. if your broke.


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