Prader-Willi Syndrome Beaten by Paleo

July 31, 2014

Prader-Willi Syndrome Beaten by Paleo | The Paleo DietPrader-Willi Syndrome Beaten by Paleo

One of the symptoms of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity, according to the USA Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. The association reports that one in 12,000 to 15,000 people are estimated to have PWS, and it is the most common identified genetic cause of obesity.

Long-term consumption of high glycemic-load foods has been associated with increased risk of obesity. By emphasizing low glycemic-load foods, the Paleo Diet helps to optimize body weight. The correct balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat that the diet provides also improves blood-lipid profiles, helps you to feel fuller, and enables you to burn more calories. Read more…

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  1. Toshiko says:

    Thanks for writing about this Jennifer! Like you, I have a siilmar situation that I think may be helped out by cutting out the sugar and white flour. And looking back on my history, my acne did begin to surface during a period of time in college when I started eating less healthy. This could be an answer to my problem! thanks for writing about this issue!

    • Sugar, white flour, dairy, and vegetable oils should be the first to go if you are looking to treat your acne. Once these foods have been eliminated consider upping your omega-3 intake by either taking fish oil or eating fatty fish 2-3 times per week. Also, outside of diet, stress reduction is equally important for reducing inflammation and acne.

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