The Carnivore Diet is making a comeback after thousands of years. Despite being called a “fad”, Dr. Paul Salandino, MD explains the ins and outs of nutrient optimization through a nose-to-tail approach to our protein consumption, and why listening to your body–not conventional wisdom–is the most healing approach.
Throughout the course of his life Paul, has embarked on many adventures that have shaped his personal interests – including his unique, individualized approach to medicine. After studying chemistry at the College of William and Mary, he spent 6 years traveling and exploring. Highlights included a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, a summer in the New Zealand backcountry, and 2 years skiing and climbing in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains. He returned to academic studies after these adventures, first becoming a physician assistant and practicing in cardiology before training at the University of Arizona, obtaining his M.D. in 2015, and completing residency at the University of Washington in 2019. He is board certified in psychiatry, and is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFMCP) through the Institute for Functional Medicine. When he is not researching connections between nutritional biochemistry and chronic disease he can be found in the waters of Southern California in search of the perfect wave.