I have been eating the natural human dietary regime for over 47 years now. I do not eat anything whatsoever from vegetable sources. The only things veggie I use are spices. My diet is usually 60% fat and 40% protein by calories. I used to eat 80/20 when younger and about twice as much quantity of meat also, but that seems too much energy at my age, which is 71- even though I am very active. I think the body actually becomes more efficient with energy as you age, but I have no way of proving it true. Otherwise, my body today is very like it was at the age of 30. I figure most of what we call ‘aging’ is due to insulin damage to the collagen and other body structures. No carbs = no insulin. I don’t heal quite as fast when injured as I did as a youngster, however. But I have few wrinkles, and my skin is still strong and elastic.” – Owsley Stanley, AKA – The Bear
When we (Group of people who started the ZC movement about 9 years ago) started the Zero Carb Diet or Way of Eating, over 9 years ago, we didn’t have much information to go on, as to how healthy such a diet was. No modern peoples ate an all meat diet. Then we found this thread in a low carb forum started by “The Bear” Owsley Stanley, who had been eating a Zero Carb diet for 47 years! It was his experience that convinced me that an all meat diet is healthy.
The Zero Carb Diet by definition is not technically free from carbohydrates. Meats, eggs and dairy have trace amounts of carbs, but to separate our extreme low carb diet from other low carb diets, Zero Carb became the name we use to describe our diet. Another very important rule of the Zero Carb Diet is that nothing sweet is allowed. Zero Carb sweeteners are not part of a Zero Carb diet. The only plant foods some of us use is for seasonings, but other than that, we do not eat plant foods, not even lettuce. You can learn more about what we eat here.
Our diet is based on the human natural diet. 12 years ago I was researching hip dysplasia, because one of my white German Shepherd Dogs had it. I was a breeder and wanted to know why some dogs get this and how can it be prevented. It didn’t seem natural that dogs automatically get this disease. Wild dogs do not get hip dysplasia, so why do some domestic dogs get it?
I learned that the reason why dogs get hip dysplasia along with other common diseases that modern humans now get, like heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, tooth decay, cataracts, allergies and such is because they are not eating their natural diet. That realization was a major turning point in my life. If you are interested in natural pet care I highly recommend this book, The Nature of Amimal Healing.
After I started feeding my dogs a more natural dog diet, void of grains and plant foods, I noticed a dramatic change in my dogs. They no longer smelled like dog, their fur became smooth, shiny and bright white, their eyes became clear and no longer had weepy eye stains, no tarter on their white teeth, they ate less, farted less and pooped less. The 3 GS Dogs I have now are 10, 8 and 7. They were all raised on a grain free meat based diet. Not one of them has any signs of hip dysplasia or any other illness. They all still act and look like young dogs.
At the time I was researching Hip Dysplasia, I was unhealthy, couldn’t lose weight, had chronic digestive issues, had every symptom of low thyroid, was hungry all the time, suffered from brain fog and fatigue. No amount of exercise and diet was helping, but I knew diet was the answer. So, when I learned my dogs were unhealthy because they were not eating a dogs natural diet, I wondered, what is the Human Natural Diet? What are humans supposed to eat? (Continued) (Part 2)
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