Mikhaila Peterson’s Golden Rules for Losing Fat and Better Gut Health (what to avoid)

Mikhaila Peterson’s Golden Rules for Losing Fat and Better Gut Health (what to avoid)

Intro (00:00:00)

  • Cutting gluten can be beneficial for overall well-being, even for those without severe chronic illnesses.
  • Gluten-free alternatives are widely available, making it easier to reduce gluten intake.
  • Dairy consumption can affect cognitive function and weight, so cutting dairy is recommended for weight loss.
  • Soy should also be avoided.
  • Reduce grain consumption and prioritize eating meat at every meal.
  • Start with dietary changes before implementing other lifestyle improvements like sleep optimization and exercise.

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Gluten (00:02:34)

  • Removing gluten is helpful for many people, even those without celiac disease.
  • Gluten may increase gut permeability, leading to inflammatory responses.
  • Zonulin, a protein produced in response to gluten, loosens tight junctions in the gut, allowing more substances to leak into the bloodstream.
  • Increased gut permeability can trigger inflammation and contribute to various health issues.
  • Dairy can cause inflammation in some individuals, particularly those with lactose intolerance or casein sensitivity.
  • Lactose, a sugar found in milk, can be difficult to digest for some people, leading to bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
  • Casein, a protein in milk, can also trigger an immune response in sensitive individuals, causing inflammation.
  • Avoiding dairy or consuming lactose-free and casein-free alternatives can help reduce inflammation and improve gut health for those with dairy sensitivities.

Dairy (00:05:28)

  • Many people have issues with dairy, especially those with autoimmune symptoms.
  • Dairy can be addictive due to compounds like quesam Morphin and bcm7 which have a morphine-like effect.
  • Even fermented dairy products like yogurt or kefir can be problematic for those sensitive to dairy.
  • Raw milk and cheese can still cause issues for some people.
  • Consuming too much dairy can lead to a "dairy face" characterized by moon-faced appearance, bloating, and dark circles under the eyes.

Plant Toxins (00:09:15)

  • Mikhaila hasn't researched much into the components in plants that could be causing problems.
  • She believes people drawn to the lion diet may have something more going on as they should be resilient enough to eat things like cucumbers.
  • The microbiome is highly adaptable and should be able to break down plant components over time.
  • Mikhaila doesn't think it's necessarily digestive or enzyme-related but rather a core issue where some people are ultra-sensitive to plant toxins.
  • Removing plants may have a positive effect for those sensitive to them, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the cause of their problems.
  • Mikhaila feels fine when she eats plants after a long time of not eating them, suggesting her body can develop the ability to utilize them.
  • Plant toxins and other compounds like phytic acid and oxalates could be a hormetic stressor that makes the body more resilient and stronger.
  • Mikhaila's current theory is that her inflammatory reactions to plants are due to gut damage and mitochondrial damage from exposure to black mold as a child.
  • Her autoimmune symptoms returned when she moved into a house with black mold issues, despite eating the same way.
  • She believes these inflammatory responses are from gut damage and mitochondrial damage caused by mold exposure.

Mikhaila's Food Recommendations (foods to ditch) (00:11:53)

  • Ditch breakfast foods like cereals, pancakes, and waffles for whole foods like bacon, eggs, and steak.
  • Eliminate dessert from your diet.
  • Go gluten-free to reduce anxiety, fatigue, and afternoon crashes. Gluten-free options are widely available now.
  • Avoid seed oils.

Seed Oils (00:13:47)

  • Mikhaila Peterson and Dr. Jordan Peterson agree that industrialized seed oils are unhealthy and should be avoided, but they do not believe that seed oils are the sole cause of all health problems.
  • They caution against oversimplifying the issue of diet and health, and suggest that people should focus on a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle.
  • They emphasize the importance of consuming healthy fats, such as those found in tallow and butter, and avoiding rancid oils of any kind.
  • Gluten sensitivity is a common problem, but it only accounts for a small percentage of food sensitivities.
  • Mikhaila Peterson's golden rules for losing fat and better gut health involve avoiding certain foods and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Bioindividual Responses to Food (00:18:12)

  • There is a bioindividual approach to diets.
  • Protein, meat, plants, and fruits may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Genetics, environment, and toxin exposure can influence dietary needs.
  • Cravings for palatable and addictive foods are understandable, but nutrient-dense foods may not be appealing to everyone.

Where to Find More of Mikhaila's Content (00:19:38)

  • Instagram: @Michaela Peterson
  • Podcast: Michaela Peterson on YouTube
  • Lion diet information: Ldiet.com
  • Information on toxin exposure: biotoxinjourney.com

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