Man, 39, who has been eating a primal meat diet including raw beef, liver and CHICKEN for three years claims it’s ‘helped his energy levels’ (but experts warn he’s at risk of salmonella)
- Weston Rowe, 39, from Omaha, Nebraska, lived on raw meat diet for three years
- Regularly eats foods such as raw beef, raw liver, raw chicken and even brains
- He claimed this unique diet has helped his energy levels a lot more
This man lives on a diet consisting almost entirely of raw meat.
Weston Rowe, 39, from Omaha, Nebraska, has been eating raw meat for the last three years after researching the added health benefits that only eating raw meat can bring.
He claims this unique diet has helped his energy levels a lot more after previously feeling incredibly worn out by eating a ‘normal’ diet.
Weston regularly eats foods such as raw beef, raw liver, raw chicken and even brains, all sourced locally from dairy and poultry farms.
Weston Rowe, 39, from Omaha, Nebraska, has been eating raw meat for the last three years after researching the added health benefits that only eating raw meat can bring. Pictured, raw swordfish in it’s vacuum wrapper)
Weston claimed this unique diet has helped his energy levels a lot more after previously feeling incredibly worn out by eating a ‘normal’ diet. Pictured, 1lb of raw swordfish, sheep eyes and brain
Weston likes to keep his food naturally flavored and avoids seasonings when preparing his meals. Pictured, raw butter and beef’s liver
Weston said: ‘I would say at this time I eat 99 per cent farm fresh raw meat and have never once been sick or unwell from my diet.
‘I do not eat any raw or processed foods anymore and honestly cannot really say I miss them either.
‘I get all of my meat and raw dairy products from local suppliers and friends who keep livestock, and I grow my own fruit in my garden.’
Weston regularly spends around $140 (£103.94) a week on his food, which he feels is a manageable amount of money.
Weston regularly eats foods such as raw beef, raw liver, raw chicken and even brains, all sourced locally from dairy and poultry farms. Pictured, raw swordfish
He regularly spends around $140 (£103.94) a week on his food, which he feels is a manageable amount of money. Pictured, raw beef, butter and eggs ready for consumption
A typical day of eating for Wes usually consists of two to three meals a day without snacking. Pictured, 1lb of raw chicken, three eggs, butter and a grapefruit
He explained: ‘The way I see it, it is a fair amount to pay to eat the best and most nutritious food in the world and actually equates to a similar amount I used to spend on junk food.
‘It really only gets pricey when you start to incorporate seafood into the mix like swordfish and oysters
Dietitian’s ‘raw diet’ warning
Dietitian Dr Frankie Phillips, of the British Dietetic Association, has stressed that, while some cuts of meat may be safe to eat raw, chicken poses too high a risk of food poisoning.
She said: ‘Eating some cuts of meat raw or lightly cooked poses a health risk, but provided it has been butchered, handled and stored correctly – with proper hygienic conditions – it may be low risk.
‘A ‘blue’ steak, or steak tartare, may be safe to eat but it can’t be guaranteed free of harmful pathogens. Conversely, cooking meat to a high temperature for long enough reduces the risk of food poisoning as harmful bacteria are killed, or denatured.
‘If eggs have a UK lion stamp, they are salmonella free and so, should be safe to eat runny or raw. Raw milk is less clear and pregnant women, infants and elderly people shouldn’t have unpasteurised milk.
‘However, raw chicken is a definite no and food hygiene practices should be strictly followed when handling raw chicken. We would never recommend people eat chicken that is not cooked thoroughly as there is too great a risk of food poisoning.’
‘Explaining the flavors of what I eat is so difficult to communicate to others.
‘There really is nothing like it until you try it for yourself.’
A typical day of eating for Wes usually consists of two to three meals a day without snacking.
He said: ‘Sometimes I skip breakfast, but when I’m hungry I normally have three or four raw eggs and a piece of fruit, which is one of the rare things I eat that isn’t meat based.
‘Lunch is typically my largest meal of the day, and I usually enjoy 1lb of raw meat with 1/5 pound of raw unsalted butter, with three or four raw eggs and a piece of fruit again.
‘For dinner I usually eat the same thing but occasionally with a cooked potato, which is probably the only real thing I eat these days that is cooked.
‘Occasionally I will have a fourth meal at night which would usually consist of some home of my home-made ice cream which is just farm fresh cream, milk, eggs and honey which is really healthy and also delicious.’
Some of Weston’s favorite meats include raw beef with butter, chicken liver and sheep brains.
He added: ‘I normally keep things pretty simple, and the beef and butter combo is always really good.
‘Chicken liver is probably the best flavour of any liver I have tried so far, and I always look forward to it when I have that for lunch or dinner.
‘Brain is really hard to come by as it is very regulated, but occasionally you can source it from butchers and farmers who sell the animal heads for dog food.’
Weston likes to keep his food naturally flavored and avoids seasonings when preparing his meals.
He said: ‘I have always been quite a plain eater, so I avoid adding anything to compromise the flavor of my meat.
‘When I first began, I used to put a small amount of steak seasoning on my raw meat to adjust to the taste, but it didn’t take long for me to realize I much preferred it without.
Some of Weston’s favorite meats include raw beef with butter, chicken liver and sheep brains. Pictured, a cut of brisket and duck all to be eaten raw
‘A lot of organs taste very similar despite being from varying animals, but I still like to taste the natural flavors that they come with.’
Despite his raw meat journey only starting 3 years ago, Wes has always been interested in nutrition and fitness, and has constantly tried to educate himself on the best ways to keep fit.
He explained: ‘I got super into nutrition and fitness in my 20’s but I realized my diet needed changing when I started experiencing really weird symptoms like eczema, brain fog and a lot of drained energy.
‘It was not until I was 35 that I tried the carnivore diet, which was a huge trend at the time, which saw me cutting out everything but cooked meats.
‘I was eating a lot of rib eye steaks at the time and honestly felt really great after my first few weeks, and it was shortly after that I started researching a raw based diet which I have adapted to the stage I am at today.’
One food that is of particular controversy in Weston’s diet is raw chicken, due to the potential risk of salmonella poisoning.
‘It is very controversial, but I believe that raw meat has a natural balance of bacteria on it which works symbiotically with our bodies and serves a purpose,’ he explained.
‘Food poisoning usually comes from partially cooking the meats which causes the mutation in the bacteria and creates a toxic effect in the body, so you are safer eating fully cooked or fully raw meat.
‘I have eaten hundreds of pounds of raw chicken and I have never even gotten close to being sick.’
Weston said his friends and family are very supportive over his unique diet. Pictured, raw Swordfish in it’s vacuum wrapper
Weston shares his eating habits on his Instagram and YouTube platforms and is no exception to negative comments online.
He explained: ‘ I’ve had a lot of positive stuff, with people telling me that my content is informative and has helped them learn more about a raw meat-based lifestyle, but I have also had a lot of negative stuff with people saying that my lifestyle is wrong.
‘You get used to it and learn to not let the stuff bother you. I do not judge them for what they do, I am an animal lover and cannot stand the fact of anyone harming an animal but on the other side, by allowing people to use animals for food and energy, it is showing respect to that animal.’
But Weston says his friends and family are very supportive over his unique diet.
He said: ‘Everyone around me is really accepting of my eating habits and is always super interested when they first learn it.
‘At home it’s just myself and my two dogs Osirus and Gaea, so it has been easy to adopt in to this routine.
‘I am in better health both physically and mentally, better than I’ve ever been in my life.’
Weston shares his eating habits on his Instagram page @therealandnaturalhumandiet, and on his YouTube channel: The Natural Human Diet.
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