Pedro Bastos, MS (PhD candidate)

About Pedro Bastos, MS (PhD candidate)

Pedro Carrera Bastos is a Portuguese researcher and PhD candidate in Nutrition at Lund University, Sweden (under the supervision of Dr. Staffan Lindeberg, author of the famous Kitava Study.) Pedro holds an MSc in Human Nutrition and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Functional Nutrition, Exercise and Health and Clinical Nutrition. Professionally he is Director of Education at NutriScience (a Portuguese and Spanish nutrition education company), and lectures extensively about Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Europe, the USA and Latin America. He is best known for being an expert on the effects of Dairy in Human Health and for being the first author of the scientific paper "The Western Diet and Lifestyle and Diseases of Civilization", with Prof. Cordain as the senior author.

Staffan Lindeberg (1950-2016) and His Legacy

Dr. Staffan Lindeberg was a pioneer of the Paleo diet as well as a wonderful colleague and friend. The following tribute was written by his Ph.D. student Pedro Bastos. Dr. Lindeberg would have been 67 today (February 22nd.) Dr. Staffan Lindeberg was a Swedish physician, who, like Prof. Loren Cordain, got hooked in Evolutionary Medicine when he first read Drs. Eaton and Konner’s now classic paper (‘Paleolithic nutrition: a consideration of its nature and current implications’) published in 1985 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. One of the things in that caught his attention in that paper was

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The Sun – Beyond Vitamin D (Part 1)

Introduction The sun emits electromagnetic radiation, which encompasses a large spectrum of wavelengths. Of these, only infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation are able to reach the earth’s surface and hence our skin.1 So far, most of the research regarding the effects of the sun on human health has focused on UV radiation,1, 2 which is divided into UVC, UVB and UVA.3 As depicted in figure 1, virtually no UVC radiation reaches the earth’s surface, except at extremely high altitudes, since it is efficiently absorbed by the stratospheric ozone layer.1-3 Ozone also absorbs most of the UVB and UVA

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Is Camel’s Milk Paleo?

A reader recently asked if camel’s milk was different from cow’s milk and if it could be considered a good Paleo alternative. He cited claims that camel’s milk is gluten free, casein free, lower in fat, and contains insulin. Periodic contributor Pedro Bastos dug through the research to provide a side-by-side comparison of Dromedary camels (the major breed of Arabian camels) to the standard cow’s milk we can all find in the supermarket: Obviously Camel milk is gluten free, as is any milk or meat that hasn’t been in contact with gluten containing foods. Casein is the MAJOR PROTEIN

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