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A Test that Can Save Your Life

A Test that Can Save Your Life

Sent by JUDY CHO | March 13, 2021

Between us, I’ve been crying about the length of Carnivore Cure. The audiobook is moving at a snail’s pace. (I’m reading many of the tables too.) I contemplate every day if I should just have no audiobook. But then I think of the busy parents, long commuters, and truck drivers that have asked me for one. So on my off days, I’ve been muscling through this audiobook.

I know I’ll be grateful for the audiobook. If anything, my great-grandkids will think it’s pretty cool to hear my voice for hours on end.🎉

The silver lining is that I go through every single sentence, graphic, and table to catch errors so I can clean it up for the next edition. If anyone finds the one graphic that says BG instead of B6 first, email me the ebook or paperback page number and I’ll send you a free copy of Carnivore Cure!

And if you don’t have your copy of Carnivore Cure, make sure to get your copy today with a $7 coupon code!

DID YOU KNOW? The Body Is 60–70% Water.

In an average adult, that’s 12–15 gallons of water.

So where is all this water?


  • Plasma (blood) is 90% water
  • Eyes are 90–95% water
  • Brain is 75% water
  • Muscle 75% water
  • Lungs are 70–80% water
  • Skin is 64% water
  • Fat is 20% water

The importance of hydration is so very important without even telling you what water does for the body!

Let’s talk about the 60–70% water in the context of weight and metabolism.

  • Water helps our body digest.
  • Water helps our body to flush waste (detox)
  • Water is needed by our brains to make hormones (thyroid = metabolic rate)
  • Water helps to transport nutrients to the cells

What is water’s best friend in the body?

Many of my clients don’t drink enough water (yes, often me included). On a meat-based diet, you need to drink more even though you rarely feel thirsty. (If you always feel thirsty, check for diabetes, loss of blood, or check kidney/liver function.)

Meats contain water but not as much as fruits and vegetables. We need to make sure we drink enough water. As my clients heal and they have a weight plateau, I start checking their hair minerals. Often there’s an imbalance that may be causing some of the weight stalls. (for example, excess copper causes water retention and swelling (and low mood).

And with high copper, usually, calcium increases which cause decreased thyroid function, which slows your metabolism further. And zinc often decreases. Without enough zinc, there goes your HCl (stomach acid — you need zinc to make HCl).

If you’re healing on carnivore but stuck with the weight, you may want to check your hair mineral levels. I’ve found some of my clients have cortisol stress spikes in the night, not because of blood sugar imbalances but because on a clean diet, the body was finally detoxing heavy metals.

Not Fun.

If you have a hard time balancing electrolytes on carnivore, it may be time to get a hair tissue mineral test.

I have a new HTMA specialist interview on my YouTube and NwJ Podcast. You can get yours tested and then rewatch the interview to get a deeper dive into your results.

Fascinating stuff.

See the four sample clients below. Do you see that 3 have high copper (Cu)? Another reason why I’m a bit wary of excess beef liver. I wrote a whole blog about ideal carnivore eating. You can read it here.

If you want to see your copper levels and overall mineral balance, I highly recommend the hair tissue mineral test.

And for one week only I’m offering $20 OFF the hair tissue test. The test comes with a detailed write-up report.

Use code HTMA20 at checkout.

I recommend this for carnivores that may still struggle with low mood and low energy.

The test will show if you may need some more vitamin C and potassium (and other minerals/vitamins). Yes. I know what I said… vitamin C. (no dogma here). It can also show if you have some heavy metals in the body.

If you’re eating clean meat-based foods in the right macros, give it some time. Sometimes healing may cause water shifts in the body, which can cause weight retention (yes, water retention).

I know it’s a really hard thing to do but be patient. You might just be healing.

with ♥️ and hope for healing,

While I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and provide nutritional support, I am not providing medical advice. Any information provided in regards to nutritional therapy should not be considered medical advice or treatment. Always consult your primary care physician or medical team.

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