Skin Tags

Skin Tags | The Paleo Diet

Hello Dr. Cordain!

Just finished listening to your excellent lecture on Hyperinsulinemic Diseases, and I have one, simple question? If some one begins to correct metabolic syndrome by using the Paleo diet, could they see skin tags disappear? This seems to be happening with me?

Again Thanks for the informative and helpful lecture!

All the Best!

R. Francis Stevenson

Dr. Cordain’s Response:

Hi R. Francis,

Skin tags represent an external cutaneous manifestation of insulin resistance.  A Paleo diet helps to reduce insulin resistance, so it is certainly possible that a contemporary Paleo diet via its therapeutic effect upon insulin metabolism could cause skin tags to disappear.


Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

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Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of six popular bestselling books including The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Answer, and The Paleo Diet Cookbook, summarizing his research findings.

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  1. Pamela says:

    Hi Dr Cordain

    I have chronic ,idiopathic urticaria with episodes of angioderma. How would you advise I follow the paleo diet, taking into consideration certain fruit and veg are high in salicylates …. Has anyone who has had this condition found relief/cure using this diet..

    Your time and response is much appreciated.

    Pamela….. South Africa

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