Dr. Cordain, I have been on your paleo diet for a year and 5 months now. I watched the wonderful segment on Dr. Oz with your interview, and I would like to tell you my story. My doctor put me on your diet in November 2011. My main complaint was weight gain and the inability to lose any pounds […]
Dr. Cordain, I am a 61-year-old female and started the Paleo Diet in Nov 2005 and have been on it ever since. I do indulge in some of the forbidden foods such a coffee with half and half, a habit seemingly impossible to break. It gives me the energy to do the things I want […]
Recent Q&A with Dr. Cordain: Dear Prof. Cordain, I am an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty for the treatment of symptomatic arthritis. I am currently coming to the end of a clinical fellowship in Toronto and will be returning to the UK to take up a post as a consultant (attending) in […]
Below is a recent success story from a Paleo Diet fan:
Thank you for answering questions I’ve had for the past 15 years about why this diet makes my RA better. I just wish you could get the point across to all the rheumatologists out there!
I have had RA for 35 years…. first onset 1978 at age 37, finally diagnosed as adult onset Still’s Disease in 1983. My rheumatologist had me on just about every high powered RA drug available for the next 20 years. I was truly blessed by having side-effects to most of them…
There is considerable evidence1-3 that eating the Paleo Diet can alleviate rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The diet eliminates certain food substances called lectins – which are able to cross the gastrointestinal barrier and enter circulation, where they may be able to interact with the synovial tissue that is impacted in people with rheumatoid arthritis. It also […]
Cordain L, Toohey L, Smith MJ, Hickey MS. Modulation of immune function by dietary lectins in rheumatoid arthritis. Brit J Nutr 2000, 83:207-217.
ABSTRACT Despite the almost universal clinical observation that inflammation of the gut is frequently associated with inflammation of the joints and vice versa, the nature of this relationship remains elusive. In the present review, we provide evidence for how the interaction of dietary lectins with enterocytes and lymphocytes may facilitate the translocation of both dietary […]