Glycine, Methionine and Carnivore Soda!

Carnivore soda is a recipe of: sparkling water with a tablespoon of glycine powder.

Glycine has a sweet, sugary taste and tastes great! It’s a simple amino acid, and an amazing molecule in the body which helps with many different processes; there’s sleep benefits, muscle protection, increased collagen production, anti-inflammatory effects, improved metabolic effects helping to stabilize blood sugar and it can help reduce oxidative stress.

Glycine is super important inside the body so we definitely need it. Note that muscle meat contains a large amount of methionine, so basically you have two amino acids; glycine and methionine, the break down of methionine actually requires glycine, so if you’re consuming a bunch of methionine you could start depleting your ingenious glycine levels.

This is why it’s important to consume exogenous sources of glycine through glycine powder, or you can get it from bone broth, collagen powder, eating the skin of the animal and/or connective tissue and bones.

Glycine powder is not very expensive can be purchased on Amazon as a bulk supplement.

You can take a tablespoon every night, mixing it with water which helps stabilize the mind and really helps to improve your sleep.

Source: Armstrong, Ashley and Sara, guest. “Strong Sistas – Ashley and Sarah – Optimizing Carnivore with Humor and Science” Carnivore Cast, 16 August 2019. https://www.carnivorecast.com/podcast/strongsistas


Why should meat be included in a healthy diet?

Meat’s always been included in a healthy diet. Meat is what humans evolved as a primary source of protein, and we’re not just talking about rib-eye steaks and tenderloin but also eggs and nuetes and small animals as well as large animals, we’re talking about insects, which was part of that protein offering for 2-1/2 million years, we took in in order to stay alive and build muscle and have the energy that we have to get to where we are today.

So meat is 100% apart of a healthy diet, in fact, I’d be hard-pressed to name a society or a group of people that ever survived without some form of animal protein.

If you look at the size of the human brain, it EXPLODED (figuratively). It grew quite rapidly around two million years ago, and most scientists agree that was the advent of humans, homo-habilis, homo-erectus, eating meat! Eating animals and that nutrition shaped the way our brains could develop in a very profound way

If you look at sources of bio-available nutrients, animal foods are clearly far and away the best of those. A lot of times plant based advocates will tout nutrients in plants but if you just look at the facts regarding the bio-availability and the presence of nutrients, animal foods are clearly the winner for those.

And that would suggest why the human brain grew so rapidly! Once we had access to these incredibly rich sources of bio-available nutrients of all sorts, eating animals became this key to sort of unlock our continued evolution as humans and it continues to be a huge part of what makes us healthy today.

We are uniquely adapted to digest and process meat. We have transporters in the gut that are uniquely designed to take up di and tri-peptides that are coming from meat. If we look at it, we were primates, we evolved as a primate and there are primates that have been eating fruit for 25 million years or more and their brain hasn’t developed, and so something had to have changed, and the discovery of either first and maybe possibly savaging meat and then eventually learning how to organize and hunt drove much of that evolution and we haven’t changed, there hasn’t been enough time to turn back into herbivores which some people are trying to do now which is kind of crazy.

Source: Sisson, Mark, guest. Saladino, Paul, guest. Baker, Shawn, guest. “Part 47 – The Great Meat Debate w/ Mark Sisson, Dr. Paul Saladino, & Dr. Shawn Baker” Peak Human, 18 July 2019. https://www.peak-human.com/home/the-great-meat-debate-with-mark-sisson-dr-paul-saladino-and-dr-shawn-baker


Lectins Move to Your Brain and Cause Anxiety & Psychiatric Disease

Lectins are carbohydrate binding proteins found in a variety of foods, plants and animals. They are most present in plant babies, seeds, grains, legumes and nuts.

Note, the model of Parkinsons disease in a sea elegans worm:

The sea elegans worm is very similar to humans in the neurology sense!

They’ve observed transit of dietary lectins in the worm’s diet move from the gut to the brain of the work through the vegus nerve. Lectins can do this in humans as well! They can move to the brain and effect dopamine signaling!

This effects dopaminogic neurons which is what causes Parkinsons disease.

Notice how anxiety gets worse on vegan diets!

Lectins irritate the gut lining causing leaky gut, triggering the immune system, then physically move through the body through the vegas nerve into the brain, causes an immunologic reaction there leading to psychiatric diseases.

Source: Stock, Kevin, guest. “Paul Saladino, MD: Animal Food vs. Plant Food, The Conclusion” Peak Human, 10 May 2019. http://peakhuman.libsyn.com/part-40-paul-saladino-md-animal-food-vs-plant-food-the-conclusion


The People that Should Pay the Most Attention

Anything can be poisonous if you eat too much of it.

We can tolerate a little bit of oxalates, but for the people who are sick…

Everyone should approach this information from the context of where they’re at from a health perspective…

People that are kicking ass in their life and are feeling really good can take a lot of it with a grain of salt.

But if people are sick, if people are not feeling good, if they have depression or anxiety or kidney stones or joint pain or chronic fatigue or…etc

The people who are the sickest are really the people that should pay the most attention because those are the people for which one of these little details could really be the difference and that’s the people that really need to think about doing the carnivore diet as well as possibly to understand how to achieve the best health.

Source: Stock, Kevin, guest. “Paul Saladino, MD: Animal Food vs. Plant Food, The Conclusion” Peak Human, 10 May 2019. http://peakhuman.libsyn.com/part-40-paul-saladino-md-animal-food-vs-plant-food-the-conclusion

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