Episode 4: Plants Are Trying to Poison You

May 05, 2024

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

In this 17-minute episode we dive into the reality that plants contain toxic compounds and are trying to poison you. It’s not personal; they’re trying to poison the insects and animals that want to eat them too.

Even though the current popular narrative in food is that vegetables are the healthiest thing we can eat, many of the foods that are regarded as the most healthy, like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and turmeric, have some of the highest quantities of plant poisons among the foods we eat.

There are many different toxic compounds in plants, and each one harms different systems in the body.

These plant poisons cause mitochondrial damage, inflammation, gut damage, tissue damage, block vitamin and mineral absorption, dysregulate your hormones, and so much more.

Remember from my story in Episode 2 that it was purely the elimination of these supposedly healthy vegetables that resolved my longstanding health issues. Many of my favorite vegetables were the ones that were highest in plant toxins.

One of the many benefits of carnivore is that you eliminate plant toxins, because you don’t eat plants!

But if you would like to continue eating plants, you can have a big positive impact on your health by choosing the plants that have less toxins in them, such as zucchini, avocados, and olives.


Where to Listen:

Show Links and Resources:

The Carnivore Code by Paul Saladino MD

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Effect of solanine on the membrane potential of mitochondria in HepG2 cells and [Ca2+]i in the cells


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