Dear Jonny, The Most Remarkable Diet?
What is the most remarkable diet you’ve seen someone follow?
I knew a very well-educated, logical guy who, after spending thousands upon thousands of hours studying nutrition, human physiology, and the dietary habits of nearly every culture on earth (with particular focus on the Inuit Indians), became absolutely convinced that fruits and vegetables are ultimately unnecessary – and possibly toxic – to the bodies of humans. Furthermore, his research led him to believe that consuming any sort of animal milk – or anything made from it – was both altogether unnatural and very damaging to the human digestive system. He thought the pH balance of our stomach contents, as well as our canines (“for grasping”) and incisors (“for cutting”) indicated that we are built to consume nothing but the meat of wild game animals and cold water fish (“Pure meat,” he called it). And that’s precisely what he did. For a period of two years, all – and I meal ALL – he dined on was venison, elk, bear, boar, and salmon. He ate four times per day, averaging a total of 3,000 calories. The results: He dropped 8 pounds. His blood pressure did not rise. His cholesterol levels did not alter. No adverse changes were noted by his personal physician. And he claimed to feel better than he ever had. After 24 months he decided to add one serving of seaweed (he did not consider algae to be a vegetable) to his daily meals, at which point he stated that he would continue the diet indefinitely. A little over a year later – still on the diet and “in unbelievable health” – he was killed in a car accident.