Seminal Work

Essential reading for all carnivores from the forefathers of carnivory. For over one hundred years these pioneers have known the power of an all meat diet to restore health, treat disease and combat obesity.

J. H. Salisbury, M.D

The Relation of Alimentation and Disease (1888) (PDF)

James Henry Salisbury, M.D. (January 12, 1823 - September 23, 1905) was a 19th-century American physician, and the inventor of the Salisbury steak. He served as a physician during the American Civil War and utilised an all beef diet to treat a myriad of conditions and diseases including diabetes, epilepsy, rheumatism, gout, migraines, insomnia, asthma and cancer. He recognised the negative effects that vegetables and starchy foods have on digestion and weight gain and was the inventor of one of the first low carbohydrate diets known as the “Salisbury diet”

Elma Stuart

What Must I Do To Get Well? And How Can I Keep It So? (1898) (PDF)

This is a book about Dr. James Henry Salisbury's Beef and Hot Water Diet Therapy. The author was bedridden for 9 years with what today would be labelled Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She went to 43 doctors in an effort to regain her health. None of their recommendations worked. She learned about Dr. Salisbury's diet through an ad in her local newspaper and ordered his book The Relation of Alimentation and Disease.Elma says it took her about a year on Dr. Salisbury's diet to regain her health. At the time of publication, Elma had eaten beef and hot water exclusively for 11 years.

Richard Mackarness

Eat Fat Grow Slim (1958) (Hypertext Book)

Guy Richard Godfrey Mackarness (17 August 1916 - 18 March 1996) was a British physician and low-carbohydrate diet writer. Mackarness was an early advocate of the Paleolithic diet and authored books on food allergies. The book Eat Fat and Grow Slim (1958), which exposed what he termed the "calorie fallacy" and proposed a low-carbohydrate "Stone Age" diet of fat and protein. He took influence from the ideas of William Banting. His Stone Age diet was influenced by the habits of Stone Age people with an emphasis on fish, meat, simple vegetables and roots. Mackarness opposed the consumption of grain and sugar. The book sold over 1.5 million copies.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

The Fat of the Land (1960) (EPUB)

Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, 1879 - August 26, 1962), an anthropologist and arctic traveller, After living with the Inuit for 4 years Stefansson was convinced that the Arctic Inuit people's fat and meat-based diet was a nutritionally complete and healthy diet. To prove this, he and a fellow- his fellow explorer Karsten Anderson took part in a year-long study where they ate only animal fat and meat, without vitamin or mineral supplements. At the end of the year there were no signs of vitamin deficiencies or kidney problems in the subjects; they did not suffer fatigue, they were mentally alert, physically active, and showed no specific physical changes in any system of the body. - Prolonged Meat Diets with a Study of Kidney Function and Ketosis - Normal Beliefs About Varied Diets - Adventures in Diet By Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Blake Donaldson

Strong Medicine (1962) (PDF)

Dr. Donaldson went to medical school in the late 1800s and practiced medicine in New York until the mid-1900s. His book was published in 1961. He had very good success treating his obese patients with an all-meat diet. His general prescription was 6 oz of lean and 2 oz of visible fat three times per day from either lamb or beef. He never recommended pork, chicken, fish, or eggs, but only meat from ruminants. He says that if his patients did not eat enough food, enough times a day, they would invariably stop losing body fat.

Walter L. Voegtlin

The Stone Age Diet (1975) (PDF)

Walter L. Voegtlin (1904-1975) was an American gastroenterologist and pioneer of the Paleolithic diet. In his ambitious work of theoretical and practical bases, Voegtlin states that an animal meat-fat diet is considered to be the only diet that is a perfect fit for the physiological functioning of people. Voegtlin also states that raw vegetables should be completely excluded, and fermented vegetables can be eaten in moderation, while eating fruits is only acceptable if eaten in small amounts and not regularly.

Dr H.L.Newbold

The Type A Type B weight Loss Book (1991) (PDF)

Dr. H. L. Newbold (1921-1994) was another early advocate for an all-meat diet. He published a number of books throughout his career, but his last one The Type A / Type B Weight Loss Book is by far his best overall book on diet. It represents the culmination of everything he had learned about health and nutrition up to that point in time. Dr. Newbold worked extensively with people who suffered with obesity and eating disorders. He found that many of his patients were able to lose weight and stop destructive eating behaviour if they ate an all-meat diet comprised almost entirely of beef.