“Always evaluate your diet for AT LEAST six weeks before turning to pharmaceuticals when you are depressed.” – Mikhaila Peterson
Episode #338: The Truth About Mikhaila Peterson in this episode of Dropping Bombs with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
Fear is easier than being brave according to Mikhaila, listen to the full episode below to really get the value this episode offers and more!
What is This Episode About?
In this episode, Brad and Mikhaila discuss her diet, her depression and her Dad, who she manages, Jordan B. Peterson. This episode discusses a myriad of brilliant topics. Listen in and get the value. Check out www.Mikhailapeterson.com to learn more about this awesome human.
Some Tips from Mikhaila:
- What diets really work well
- Fear is easier than being brave
- Work on your diet before turning to pharmaceuticals
- You don’t always NEED your college degree and why
- Ways to cure depression
- Why things that seem malevolent are just stupid
Learn more about Mikhaila Peterson
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Mikhaila had signs of joint pain by the age of two and when she was seven was diagnosed with extremely severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Mikhaila’s doctor counted thirty-seven joints that were actively inflamed. At age 8, she was injecting herself with medications at home twice a week, but her health continued to decline, and at age 12 was diagnosed with severe depression, experienced hypomanic episodes (bipolar type II), and suffered from fairly severe OCD tendencies.
Mikhaila was then medicated with a high dose of Celexa (an SSRI) and Wellbutrin to keep her mental condition stable. At age 14, the chronic fatigue and a severe body itch set in. At 17 she had her hip and ankle joints replaced. The cartilage had been eaten away by arthritis that wasn’t being controlled properly, despite the heavy medications and Mikhaila was forced to spend a year on a high dose of OxyContin waiting for and getting her joints replaced. She says, “it was hell.”
Just before her 22nd birthday, her skin stopped healing and it was at that point that it finally occurred to her that whatever was happening was likely going to end in death, and rather soon. After almost 20 years, the medical community still had no answers for her so she went back to school and started to read every scientific article she could get her hands on. After years of desperate research, she started experimenting with my diet. It took a long time to believe diet could play a role (and such a major role) in her health. In 2015 she removed most of the foods in my diet and started eating something resembling (what would later be called) an extremely restrictive paleo diet. This miraculously resolved all of her symptoms and was able to get off the medications I was on and stay symptom-free. However, every time I’d try to reintroduce a food, all of her symptoms would return in full, and she would be back in “hell” again. The Lion Diet, a carnivorous diet, is the ultimate elimination diet. Mikhaila made it her mission to help as many people as possible experience the healing benefits of this diet and lifestyle changes.
Check out her website: www.mikhailapeterson.com