David Whiteside

About David Whiteside

David Whiteside spent 23 years as a professional insurance agent and financial advisor, including 9 years as a Medicaid case manager. He spent most of that time advising seniors and retirees on long-term health and monetary issues. Unexpected, dramatic personal success on the Paleo diet (from 1/1/2016) spurred David to research and write on Paleo’s implications for healthy aging. He now devotes his time to promoting awareness of Paleo in the senior community. David specializes in making science accessible to casual readers, including little-known or controversial ideas that repudiate conventional dietary advice. He blogs at www.Paleo55plus.com

New Diabetes Study: Nutritional Researchers Still Divided on Diet-Based Approaches Part 1

Paleo dieters often wonder when the rest of the world will catch up. Most of all, they wonder when mainstream nutritional science will finally validate what they experience every day: safe and natural weight loss; freedom from chronic illness; vibrant energy all day long. But mainstream nutritional researchers remain divided on basic diet and health issues and many factors inhibit progress—especially toward understanding non-conventional approaches like Paleo. Freighted with years of conventional wisdom, torn by conflicting agendas, and (like scientists in all disciplines) too frequently impervious to new ideas, these savants often run in place. Covering new ground sometimes only

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Hold That Paleo Line: Checking Labels? Reading Health Blogs? Going Organic? That Doesn’t Mean You’re ORTHOREXIC

New Paleo dieters face heavy social and cultural resistance. Besides all the usual challenges, like giving up fast food, processed food, grains, legumes, dairy, sugars, seed oils and all the rest, they have to overcome a lifetime of media, academic, and government conditioning. This acculturation affects friends, family and acquaintances as well as the dieter. Input from this social sphere generally resists the perceived “drastic” steps Paleo dieters must take—even in the face of dramatic health and body composition improvements. Worse yet is the inconsistent reception new dieters get from the medical profession. Many physicians remain nonplussed and are often

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Healthy Aging: Increased Awareness of Paleo Diet Implications for Alzheimer’s Is a MUST

The weight loss and short-term health gains experienced by many Paleo Diet devotees can obscure the diet’s longer-term positive health benefits. The greatest rewards for dedicated Paleo adherents may come well after the initial excitement wanes.  As they head into their 80s and 90s (and beyond), devotees have every reason to expect abnormally healthy “platinum years.” Sadly, they may watch their non-Paleo friends and family succumb over time to “normal” (and supposedly age-related) illnesses like: obesity and metabolic syndrome cancer diabetes heart disease stroke MS and Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s and other dementia Lengthy periods of morbidity and disability often precede

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