Dear Dr. Cordain,
My name is Chelsea and I am a graduate student at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. I am currently in my second year of pursuing a PhD in Pharmacology. Although I have enjoyed my coursework and research here, after discovering the Paleo Diet, I’ve found that my personal beliefs on how to treat disease are a bit out of sync with my professional life. I am hoping to take the skills I have learned here and apply them to more nutrition focused biochemical…
Many thanks for your kind words. CJ Hunt did a wonderful job in producing “The Perfect Human Diet”. Let me answer your questions:
1. Does the industrial feeding of animals change the fat composition and make it unhealthy for us? That question stems from grass-fed advocates that claim all meat in mainstream grocery stores is unhealthy.
Yes, animals confined to commercial feed lots are fed grains (corn mainly) almost exclusively to cause rapid weight gain. Unfortunately this process yields…
Dear Readers, Today’s edition of Paleo Diet Q & A focuses on consumption of milk during pregnancy. Q: Hi Dr. Cordain, My sister is a few weeks pregnant and has been following the Paleo Diet for a couple months now. Her doctor just told her to consume lots of milk during her pregnancy. My assumption […]
Dear Readers, Today’s edition of Paleo Diet Q & A on rheumatoid arthritis. Q: The article, “Modulation of immune function by dietary lectins in rheumatoid arthritis” is of interest to me, but is 10 years old. Can you suggest any more recent scientifically valid articles on the same topic? Many thanks,Allena A: Hi Allena, To […]