Psychologist Jordan Peterson has revealed how transitioning to a high fat, low carbohydrate diet has helped in managing not only his own, but also his daughter’s and his wife’s health conditions.
Peterson, speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, explains that his family have suffered from autoimmune disorders, with his daughter Mikhaila being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at just 7 years of age.
Peterson’s daughter Mikhaila experienced chronic pain, with her illness affecting many of her joints. She even spent a year walking on two broken legs.
Mikhaila was prescribed opiates to manage the pain, anti-depressants for her depression and anxiety, nearly 40 rounds of antibiotics and medication to help her stay awake.
Mikhaila also suffered with ulcers, irritated skin, eye floaters and at just 16 years of age, she had both a hip and ankle replacement. Peterson states that they thought their daughter would die before the age of 30.
Luckily, Mikhaila found she could manage her symptoms by making changes to her diet. She has even gone on to create her own blog ‘Don’t Eat That’. Here Mikhaila shares her story along with recipes and current research. Mikhaila suggests that most health problems can be helped through diet alone.
Peterson’s own symptoms included severe fatigue, gum disease, psoriasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic snoring and difficulty sleeping at night. That was until, thanks to his daughter’s own success and encouragement, he made changes to his nutrition and shifted to a low carb high fat diet. Since then, Peterson has experienced significant weight loss and all his previous symptoms have subsided.