By Marika Sboros
Canadian Mikhaila Peterson is the poster girl for low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) living. Actually, not just LCHF – she’s the global poster girl for a carnivorous, ketogenic lifestyle.
Following in her ketogenic footsteps is her famous father, Dr Jordan Peterson, clinical psychologist and University of Toronto psychology professor. His diet is not as restrictive as his daughter’s. He eats meat and greens only – and olive oil. Mikhaila eats meat and salt only and drinks lots of sparkling water. (Editor’s note: Jordan recently ditched the greens to follow his daughter on the meat-only path.)
Both father and daughter have reversed all symptoms of serious auto-immune illness that plagued them for decades in body and mind. And Jordan no longer has digestive issues, minor psoriasis, mouth ulcers, fatigue or any difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.
Comparisons are odious but he freely admits that his daughter has had a much rougher ride. That’s putting it mildly because the ride reads like a medical horror story. Mikhaila (26) tells her story with insight and intelligence, peppered with detached wit and humorous acceptance. It’s a redemptive tale of beating the odds and fighting back from the living hell of life-threatening illness and pain. Ultimately, Mikhaila rescued herself by ignoring conventional medical and dietary “wisdom”.