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Am I experiencing a raw meat high?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 08, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Just ate half a pound of raw organic ground beef with a raw egg in it. For an appetizer we had raw beef liver. Now My friend and I have a "high feeling". Lights seem brighter and are both feeling a little "woozy"... any one else had a meat high like this? Is it normal?!

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on February 10, 2013
at 11:37 PM

@mscott and @michael - see edit in original answer. sorry I should have put it here.

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Raw ground beef with salt and basil is yummers, for real.

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:12 PM

I'm under the impression that cooking destroys all enzymes...?

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on February 09, 2013
at 02:34 AM

What would be an enzyme lost in cooking?

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:53 AM

That might have happened to me too lol. Twice when I had a meal of bacon and eggs during my first month of paleo, I got this warm fuzzy energetic feeling! I thought it was just my body thanking me after a life of SAD :P

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on February 09, 2013
at 02:29 AM

It was the liver. Eating liver out of the blue will give you an energy high like you described.

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:01 AM

I eat raw eggs regularly. I eat raw beef as kibbeh on occasion. I eat raw liver if it's fresh. I have never experienced what you described.

Instead of the raw meat, are you sure it wasn't a high from all the drugs you consumed? ;-)

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:35 AM

OP here! It's actually passed, it gave me a huge energy burst I guess! It was awesome :) thankfully I don't think it was E. coli

You all are great! It's been about 6 months since I've had organ meat so I think my body must have been super happy to get so much nutritents :) thanks again!

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on February 09, 2013
at 03:57 AM

Can I ask, why do you eat it raw? And how do you stomach eating it that way? The thought of trying it that way makes me feel queasy.

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Raw ground beef with salt and basil is yummers, for real.

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:37 AM

Grass-fed beef has a much lower risk of carrying bacteria compared to grain fed. It also contains many beneficial enzymes usually lost in cooking, as well as the avoidance of toxins produced by the cooking process.

Your energy rush could just be from the influx of raw clean energy, and/or stimulation of your adrenal glands. What's funny though is that many raw eaters complain of drowsiness after eating, but everyone is different.

As long as you are not experiencing nausea, cramps, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, or bloody stools, you should be good to go. I wouldn't worry about it.

@mscott - proteolytic enzymes, I'm not sure of the "exact" singular enzymes, but proteases are the natural enzymes found in beef. Known most famously for the tenderizing process of dry aging meats. I have no idea what percentage of enzymes are lost in the cooking process, though I would surmise the rarer the meat, the better.

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on February 09, 2013
at 02:34 AM

What would be an enzyme lost in cooking?

4d87e2c6f6f8c1c7d878cb368e27ba48

on February 10, 2013
at 11:37 PM

@mscott and @michael - see edit in original answer. sorry I should have put it here.

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:12 PM

I'm under the impression that cooking destroys all enzymes...?

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on February 08, 2013
at 11:46 PM

I don't mean to scare you but it seems that you are experiencing an Escherichia coli high.

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on February 11, 2013
at 06:48 AM

this might be relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJxXggeKew/t=27m58s

transcript

[dr. krier]: when i was going through internship, i had one of my doctor's, his name was dr. little, and he use to always tell people if they were depressed they needed to just go get a big bottle of fish oils and just gobble it down. he used to tell a story that the indians would sit around and just eat the fish liver, get those fish oils, they'd eat the fish skin, and just sit there and laugh and have a good time. so he called it the indian giggle juice.

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on February 11, 2013
at 12:56 AM

I ate all my beef and lamb raw for months. For a good while, yes, it made me feel high, in a good way. Walked down the street and swear I felt more aggressive like some carnal meat eater. After a number of months, I craved cooked again, but medium rare. Sous vide water bath at 52'C.

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on February 10, 2013
at 11:47 PM

Maybe the cow you were eating had been grazing on mushrooms right before it was slaughtered.

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:33 PM

Watch this video of one of my starfish on my site about "high meat"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDfBW93BhLY&feature=player_embedded

It comes from guest blog here: http://www.jackkruse.com/winter-solstice-special-blog-the-inger-effect/

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on February 09, 2013
at 04:19 AM

I eat raw liver because of the energy boost it gives me ( I used to eat it once a week but then as I transitioned out of paleo ( I'm transitioning back) and I didn't remember how powerful the kick is. I cut it up in quarter size pieces and dip it into an Ethiopian spice called metmita ( any strong flavored powder like curry works) and its very easy to eat. Also fresh raw organic grass fed meat tastes so amazing raw. It tastes as fresh and clean, it reminds me more of raw veggies

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:12 AM

A vitamin high? I would get that when I first began to eat truly healthy. Usually the day after gobbling up nutrient dense foods in areas of likely deficiency.

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on February 09, 2013
at 01:53 AM

That might have happened to me too lol. Twice when I had a meal of bacon and eggs during my first month of paleo, I got this warm fuzzy energetic feeling! I thought it was just my body thanking me after a life of SAD :P

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