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January 2, 1998

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Gray Cloud was more than 100 years old and had never been sick. University scientists lived with him for several months and learned he mostly ate meat.





The Steak Lover's Diet

Melvin Anchell


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Gray Cloud, an old and wrinkled Indian, sat before the fire, drawing a geometric design with a stick in the dirt before him. Beside him, trying to double their long legs into comfortable positions, sat several visitors from the physiology department of a western university. Gray Cloud was more than 100 years old and had never been sick. No member of his family had ever been sick. Members of his tribe were sick so seldom that the fine new government hospital on the reservation stood unused, and the eager young government doctors fumed at the lack of business. 

The visitors were there to discover what was responsible for Gray Cloud's longevity, and what conditions had made the tribe so unnaturally healthy. The college investigators lived with the tribe for several months. They learned how the Indians lived, and, more importantly for their study, what they ate. That's where the surprise came in: what they ate was meat. Cooked meat, raw meat, fresh meat, stale meat, sometimes decaying meat, but always meat. So the investigators returned to their laboratories to make extensive studies of the effects of a meat and fat diet on the body - something the Indians already knew. 

The Indian was a meat eater. He hunted for his food; he did not grow it. He lived in a cave; eventually, he wore a loin cloth and skins for clothing. Today we wear Valentino gowns and Ivy League suits, but our stomachs have changed very little.

This is what the researchers found and reported in my medical journal. And this is what I discovered for myself when I implemented their findings in my own diet. When I changed my diet to meat, I quickly lost the weight that would not come off, and stay off, any other way -- and I was able to eat as much meat as I wished. No more starving; no more malnutrition; no more personal energy crisis. I lost weight, satisfied my appetite, and felt better than I had in years -- all from using a dietary "secret" that was really thousands of years old. 

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