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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Dec 31, 2022

Today, I am blessed to have here with me Austin Cavelli. She helps people optimize their health by burning fat for fuel and reducing years of underlying inflammation from the standard American diet. Her approach focuses on quality nutrition by way of nutrient-dense animal products.

This episode originally aired in August 2021.

Austin is a board-certified, nationally accredited physician assistant. I have treated thousands of patients with acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, including various autoimmune conditions.

In addition, Austin has worked for several years in research studying addiction and the aging brain. Austin's background in research has taught her how to conduct experiments, a skill that has proven extremely useful in helping clients find what works specifically for them.

In 2014, Austin earned my Master of Science degree from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in NYC. Prior, Austin received her bachelor's degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University.

In this episode, Austin opens the show by explaining why she started following a carnivore diet. After years and years of digestive issues, the carnivore diet finally put Austin on the track to a healthy life. Austin explains what antinutrients are and why they could be causing some of your health symptoms. We talk about common myths like not eating fiber will cause constipation and the alleged link between red meat and cancer. Tune in as we chat about the importance of electrolytes, organ meats, and reintroducing keto foods into your diet.

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[02:20] Why Austin Decided To Follow A Carnivore Diet

  • Austin struggled mainly with digestive issues for most of her life.
  • She suffered from chronic constipation and chronic pains with food.
  • So, Austin tried a paleo diet and cut out diary.
  • Eventually, Austin noticed that when she cut out certain vegetables, her digestion was getting better.
  • Then, she realized more fats would make her feel better.
  • It wasn’t until Austin went carnivore and cut out fiber that made her digestive issues go away.

[06:30] Antinutrients Could Be The Reason For Your Symptoms

  • Joint pain is a big issue.
  • Antinutrients can also cause chronic constipation.
  • Also, antinutrients can be hindering your mental clarity and sleep.
  • Lastly, antinutrients may be causing low energy levels.
  • Switching to carnivore can vastly improve mental clarity, sleep, energy, digestion, and joint pain.

[08:35] Why You May Want To Ditch The Antinutrients

  • Take away antinutrients to see if your health improves.
  • Antinutrients will affect every person differently.
  • The gut will be most affected by antinutrients. In fact, they can even cause leaky gut.
  • First, you have to clean the gut before you introduce probiotics.
  • If you add probiotics to an unhealthy gut, then it’s not going to help.
  • Remove the antinutrients in order to heal the gut temporarily.

[14:15] Do You Need Fiber To Have Regular Bowel Movements?

  • People think that going on a carnivore diet will result in constipation.
  • Other people say that the carnivore diet will result in explosive diarrhea.
  • When switching to carnivore, the increased amount of fat could result in diarrhea.
  • So, go heavy on protein instead of fat.
  • Liquid fats will run right through you.

[16:30] Why You Shouldn’t Drink Water When You Are Eating Your Meals

  • When you are eating a carnivore diet, you already have a lot of protein which requires stomach acid to break it down.
  • To maximize stomach acid, prevent water 30 minutes before and after a meal.
  • It takes our body more effort to digest cold water. Instead, drink room temperature water.
  • When eating, it is best not to just stress the body and make sure that you can focus on the digestion of food.

[17:45] Electrolytes Are Critical When Following A Carnivore Diet

  • Austin is a minimalist when it comes to supplements.
  • If you are going to eat organs, then eat the actual organs.
  • Supplements are processed, so it’s time to eliminate those from your diet when possible.
  • If you are starting a carnivore diet, then you need more electrolytes.
  • Take a magnesium supplement; it’s not readily available in our soil anymore.
  • Austin recommends Pure Encapsulations:

[22:00] Why You Should Eat Organ Meat And How To Make It Taste Good

  • Liver is the most bang for your buck.
  • The beef heart is very mild.
  • Another organ that is easy on flavor is the beef tongue.
  • Slow cooking the beef tongue will make it easy to consume.

[26:45] Can I Get Cancer From Eating Too Much Red Meat?

  • Keto and carnivore have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
  • The red meat studies were not accurate – they were not looking at just the consumption of red meat.
  • Everything comes down to inflammation.
  • When you reduce antinutrients, you are reducing inflammation.
  • By doing these things, you are actually reversing your chances of getting cancer.
  • The number one cancer center in the United States is promoting a ketogenic diet.

[32:50] How To Transition From Carnivore To Keto

  • Depending on what foods trigger your symptoms will depend on how you want to transition from carnivore to keto.
  • For instance, if sweet things trigger your symptoms, then you may want to avoid fruits.
  • However, if sweet foods are not your trigger, then you can start to reintroduce berries back into your diet.
  • Avocado is a safe food to bring back into your diet.
  • Also, some people even cut out eggs when they go on a carnivore diet. That’s another food item you can start incorporating when getting back to the keto lifestyle.


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