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Gout Fixed by Paleo

By The Paleo Diet Team
February 24, 2014
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Dr. Cordain,

I am a 34-year-old geneticist and age-group triathlete in Davis, CA. On New Year’s Eve 2005, I was crippled with pain and swelling from a gout attack that had left me bedridden for the previous three days. While in bed, I re-read my copy of The Paleo Diet® (together with the new Paleo Diet for Athletes) and knew that I had to get serious. The first buzz I heard about the Paleo Diet came from world-class triathletes, especially those racing long distances. Coming from a genetics background, the Paleo Diet is the only eating strategy that makes total common sense to me.

My diet now includes generous servings of fresh vegetables, lean meat and seafood together with daily helpings of fruit, nuts and berries. The combinations of foods, I am convinced has a strong anti-inflammatory effect so I am sure the gout will be a thing of the past.

The biggest impact has been on my fitness. In nine weeks, I went from immobile and 217 lb to fitter than I have ever been at 203 lb. Yesterday, I completed my first ultra-distance running race: the 31.1 mile (50k) “Way Too Cool” trail run with hills aplenty, creek crossing, tons of mud and even a light dusting of snow on the upper elevations. It was the best race experience of my life and I managed to run strong right through to the finish – something I have never managed to accomplish before.

Genetically, as a species, we are athletes. We just need the right nutritional and exercise environment to unlock the genetic potential conferred upon us by millennia of natural selection.

Paul

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