Have you heard of Jordan Peterson? He's a brilliant debater with some 5 million followers on various media, author of "Twelve Rules For Life." One of our customers linked me up with him (I don't do You Tubes and social media much) on an interview where he discussed his crazy diet.
According to Peterson, his daughter had a violent auto-immune disorder expressing itself as a degenerative bone disease that required a hip replacement before she was 16. Can you imagine?
In sheer desperation for her life, she began her own research and decided to try a 100 percent meat diet. I don't know if it included poultry. I don't know if it was grass finished, organic, or otherwise. All that was said in the interview was 100 percent meat.
Within months all of her symptoms disappeared and she was vibrant and healthy. He was so amazed at her transformation that he decided to do it too and apparently is still sold on it. I don't know how long this has been going on, but he certainly looks healthy. He says he feels fantastic.
For the record, I'm not endorsing this and I certainly don't do it, but it's important to realize that different regimens work for different people. We're quite different and to assume that one diet, whether it's a pyramid or a plate, is the answer for everyone is simply asinine. We have to listen to ourselves; listen to our cravings; watch our poop; feel our stomachs; gauge our energy. All these things.
I really liked another of his admonitions: "people need access to responsibility." That is nothing short of profound. In our victim oriented excuse dominated litigation addicted culture, we've deprived ourselves of responsibility and ultimately that reduces confidence and self-awareness. We don't know who we are because we don't have to. If you must take responsibility, you start finding out who you are because you're having to make serious decisions and choices.
Of course, such a meat-eating notion strikes apoplexy in the hearts of folks who think meat is resource inefficient. I don't have time to examine all the nuances of this, but suffice it for now to point out that on our farm, we produce nearly 5 times as much beef per acre as the neighbors. And that's without seeds, chemicals, or pharmaceuticals. Our weak link is not resources; our weak link is resource caress.
Have you ever met anyone who ate only meat?