Meet Dr. Saladino

The mind behind the carnivore diet


Paul Saladino is a registered MD currently practicing in California


As a published author Dr Saladino has literally written the book on the next evolution of diet


The Carnivore MD has gone beyond the measure of theory and is a practicing competitive athlete

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Learn about the Carnivore MD's story and his attending qualifications as a medical expert.



Watch Dr. Paul Saladino in numerous interviews and talks discussing the benefits of the carnivore diet.



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Dr Saladino has produced numerous podcasts, written the book on the carnivore diet and deeply affected the health industry.

Praise for Dr Saladino’s Work

“Dr. Paul Saladino is driving an incredibly compelling carnivore diet movement, with a thoughtful and measured presentation that compels everyone to pay close attention. With Paul's broad experience in both traditional and functional medicine, he is able to embrace the big picture of healing and achieve breakthrough results.​​​​​​​

Mark Sisson​​​​​​​

Paul Saladino is, by far, one of the most brilliant new minds in the health and nutrition sector. This guy is the real deal. He is well researched, practices what he preaches, and has a passion to dig for the ultimate truth. I can’t recommend him or his work highly enough.

Ben Greenfield
NYT bestselling author, voted America's top personal trainer

"Paul is an extraordinary out of the box thinker. He has deeply researched the science and provides some compelling arguments that challenge conventional nutritional wisdom regarding the need for eating plants to achieve optimal health.”

Dr Mercola
Multiple time NYT bestselling author, founder of

Dr Saladino’s Best Selling Book

The Carnivore Code

Millions of Americans suffer from ailments for which modern medicine has provided only limited relief: diabetes, depression, joint pain, heart disease and various autoimmune diseases. Millions more have tried and failed to lose weight and keep it off. If you’re one of those afflicted, you know how frustrating and disheartening it is to be cycled through treatment plans, diets and prescriptions that provide only little relief, and may actually add to your suffering.
If you’re ready to improve your quality of life, Paul Saladino has the answers you’ve been seeking. In The Carnivore Code, Paul explains how the carnivore diet offers a host of scientifically-proven benefits, such as better sleep, reduced joint pain, weight loss and improved mental clarity. You’ve been led astray by propaganda demonizing meat and heralding the benefits of plant-based diets. In this book, Paul dismantles those myths one by one before giving you a step-by-step guide to implementing the carnivore diet and experiencing its benefits for yourself.

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About Paul Saladino

Dr. Saladino is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. He has used this diet to reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable. In addition to his personal podcast, Fundamental Health, he can be found featured on numerous podcasts including The Minimalists,  The Model Health Show, Bulletproof Radio,  The Dr. Gundry Podcast, The Ben Greenfield Podcast, Dr. Mercola, Health Theory, Mark Bell’s Power Project, and many others. He has also appeared on The Doctors TV show and will release his first book in 2020 titled, “The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to our Ancestral Diet.”
Dr. Saladino completed residency at the University of Washington and is board certified in psychiatry. He is also a certified functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona where he worked with Dr. Andrew Weil focusing on integrative medicine and nutritional biochemistry. Prior to medical school, Dr. Saladino worked as a physician assistant in cardiology. It was during this time that he saw first hand the shortcomings of mainstream Western medicine with its symptom focused, pharmaceutical based paradigm. He decided to return to medical school with the hope of better understanding the true roots of chronic disease and illness, and how to correct and reverse these. He now maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and sees clients from all over the world virtually.
When he is not researching connections between nutritional biochemistry and chronic disease, he can be found in the ocean searching for the perfect wave,  cultivating mindfulness, or spending time with friends and family.






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Questions to Ask

How did your own health journey led you to the carnivore diet? What sort of personal health improvements have you seen eating this way?

What exactly is a carnivore diet and how did you discover this way of eating?

What do we know about the role that eating meat has played in the development of the human brain? What caused our brains to grow so rapidly 2 million years ago?

What happened to the health of humans at the time of the neolithic revolution 12,000 years ago when we started farming and shunned hunting?

What sort of toxins are found in plants? Haven’t we been told these are good for us?

What are isothiocyanates and how to they causes us harm?

Aren’t polyphenols good for us? You present some striking evidence in the book that this might not be the case.
What are oxalates, what foods are they in and what does the medical literature say about how they can hurt us?

What about lectins? Can these molecules hurt us?

By excluding plants from our diet aren’t there nutrients we would be missing?

Haven’t we been told that plant foods are beneficial due to xenohormesis? In the book you debate this concept strongly.

Don’t humans need fiber to have healthy bowel movements? What about a healthy microbiome? Diverticulosis prevention? Cancer prevention?

Haven’t we been told that red meat causes cancer or will shorten our lives?

What about mTOR? Won’t eating a lot overstimulate this?

In the book you expose the problems with the “Blue Zones”, tell us about the inaccuracies with this notion.

Is red meat bad for our heart? We’ve been told that eating meat will cause heart disease but in the book you point that this is based in epidemiology and bad science and demonstrate evidence to the contrary.

We’ve been told that meat is bad for the environment, what the real truth here?

Paul extols the benefits of carnivorous eating and back it with science. He’s done the hard work and fact finding so you don’t have to. He’s got the carnivore diet covered in his book.

Dave Asprey
CEO of Bulletproof

"Paul Saladino is a bright thinker who has a unique ability to present complex science surrounding diet and nutrition in an understandable way. In The Carnivore Code and his work he has done just that, showing us the compelling research supporting the many benefits of a carnivore diet. If you are looking to optimize your health you need to read this book, you won't be disappointed!"

Robb wolf