Editors Note: What follows is correspondence between myself and an Inner Circle member.
Q. I feel like ‘shit-balls’ when I go low carb. How can I fix that?
A. Did you learn to talk out of a book, and if so can I borrow it anywhere?
Shit-balls is an ambiguous term, and open to a variety of interpretations. Alex, in correspondence it’s important to write in such a way that the receiver not only can, but must understand you. That is, to meet the receiver the majority of the way, and make him come to you very little. But you have made me get up and walk a great distance to your terms, and didn’t even think to get off your sofa and meet me at the end of your driveway. I have lost 10lbs, because of your word choice.
I assume by ‘shit-balls’ you mean generally downtrodden and lethargic? So far, am I correct? If so, the problem is your liver; I mean, mostly likely the problem is your liver.
People with a weak and flabby liver haven’t the capacity for low-carb. The absence of sugar alarms them, because their liver isn’t up to its intended task, and so they feel like “shit-balls”. The reason for this is very plain: their liver is preoccupied, and it is filthy. Pharmaceuticals are a common issue, and so are daily environmental toxins; they keep the liver in constant detox mode, and oftentimes overwhelm it; and a liver that is overworked can do its job no more acceptably than a bureaucrat. Ketone bodies, remember, are sent from the liver, so for low-carb to work, and for you to feel generally splendid on it, the liver must be clean and lean.
Eliminate all pharmaceuticals as far as practicable, don’t eat poison, and undertake a liver cleanse. I say liver cleanse, and not liver detox, because that is what the liver does—it detoxifies. Artichoke leaf, dandelion root, milk thistle fruit, bupleurum root, and fringe tree stem bark—I have given you the remedy right there.