Experts React To The New ‘Lion Diet’ Where People Only Eat Meat And Salt For 30 Days
Experts react to the new ‘Lion Diet’ where people only eat meat and salt. The "Lion Diet," a controversial diet that Jordan Peterson promotes, is raising a lot of red flags among health professionals.
Researchers at Healthline say that the diet is made up of taking out "." The health kick is marketed as a "healing elimination diet," but doctors say it is "high in saturated fat."
Additionally, they stated that it was "unsustainable and likely to lead to nutritional deficiencies." It's all quite cool.
Experts react to the new ‘Lion Diet’ where people only eat meat and salt as a certified nutritionist named Chloe McLeod says that eating too much meat has been linked to a number of illnesses, such as bowel cancer and heart disease.
Couple this with non-existent fibre intake, and the risk increases further, not to mention other health issues which are highly likely, such as constipation, high blood pressure and if followed for some time, osteoporosis. There is no valid reason [to adopt the diet]. It is so disappointing to see this meat-only diet be given a platform, particularly when aiming to appeal to those with debilitating health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and claiming it helps improve mental health issues.- Chloe McLeod
Jordan Peterson, a controversial Canadian author and psychologist, and his daughter Mikhaila are the two most well-known people who support the diet.
In a podcast with Joe Rogan in 2018, the media figure was surprised by the benefits of the Lion Diet. Jordan Peterson stated:
I’m certainly intellectually at my best. I’m stronger, I can swim better, and my gum disease is gone. It’s like, what the hell?- Jordan Peterson
Additionally, Mikhaila asserts that the Lion Diet, which she describes as a "cure-all" helped her get rid of many health problems she'd had since she was a child.
The podcaster wrote on her website, "My brain and gut were so damaged that an all-beef or ruminant meat (like lamb and bison) diet, what I call the Lion Diet, was all I could tolerate."
The 28-year-old has been following the regimen for five years, claiming to be "healthy," and wants to spread the word about it so that others "may improve their own lives."
According to the Australian Heart Foundation, Australians should only eat 350 grams of unprocessed red meat each week, or one to three meals. The Health Foundation also says that you should eat meat with vegetables and whole grains at these meals.
Some TikTok users are saying that adhering to the "lion diet," also known as the "carnivore diet," can have "miraculous health benefits" while experts react to the new ‘Lion Diet’ where people only eat meat and salt by saying it is not a good option.
Simple dietary restrictions apply, such as prohibiting fruits, vegetables, and soda and allowing only "ruminant" animals, which are described as herbivorous grazing mammals like sheep, goats, and bison. One extra restriction: salt is the only permitted seasoning.