Hi Megan. Thanks for asking.
There is nutrition and there is nourishment. Nourishment comes from the good people here discussing, facts, ideas, and opinions. Problem solving is fun in a group. The feedback, sharing (knowledge and resources), and gentle respect in the presentation of differing ideas is of very high social value.
I have been reflecting on these episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF), and what fixes them. I have a higher level of chest pains associated with them since my recent medical experiences with vaccination reactions and a winter bout of COVID. Previous to coronavirus, and possibly the injury, the AF episodes were just exhausting and uncomfortable.
Today I feel fine. Yesterday was a recovery day, where I did some computer work, created some art and had a walk in a forest. Just spent an hour at the beach with a soft sand walk in the sunshine with Billie and Mrs. Bear, plus a swim and a short bodysurf. I can feel the sunshine on my skin still.
Something that @Karen18 and @Fangs noted is that we must be careful on how we express our individual experiences on the carnivore way of eating. To take care not to solely blame the WoE. Hence the use of the ‘qualifier’ word: potential. That made me reflect on how I was in a minority of people, at the edge of a graph curve, that had an mRNA vaccine reaction. I did come into carnivore with AF already experienced while I was in the long-term keto phase. Of course a thousand more thoughts spin off from there. How many people come into carnivore ZC healthy, partly healed, and broken? So many variables. So many questions.
I agree with you and @VirginiaEdie Edith that different groups of long-term practitioners are self selecting.
The way I understood the physiology of too much fat and not enough protein causing electrolyte loss is through insulin’s effect in the kidney and sodium regulation. If the protein in a carnivore diet is not high enough, then the insulin curve after a meal is flattened. That is the insulin that is also required to regulate and retain sodium at the kidney.
How is Grace?
This is a picture of some late season Spring wildflowers in the forest. These are pink enamel orchids.