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Paleolithic Diet is the Best Bet for DiabetesPaleolithic Diet is the Best Bet for Diabetes Excerpt

A newly published study in Cardiovascular Diabetology compared the effects of a Paleolithic diet to the current guidelines for a diabetes diet, and looked at cardiovascular risk factors for type 2 diabetes patients. The participating three women and ten men, who had type 2 diabetes that was not treated with insulin, were instructed to follow each diet for three-months.

The Paleolithic diet used was lower in cereals and dairy products, and higher in fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs. It was also higher in unsaturated fatty acids, dietary cholesterol and several vitamins. It was lower in total energy, energy density, carbohydrate, dietary glycemic load (GL) and glycemic index (GI), saturated fatty acids and calcium.

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Leaky Gut, IBS, and Psychiatric Disease | The Paleo DietLeaky Gut, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Psychiatric Disease Excerpt

Psychiatric disorders are common conditions among IBS patients. Recent research suggests that the gutbrain connection plays an important role in IBS patients suffering from psychiatric diseases.

IBS is diagnosed in patients suffering from abdominal pain/discomfort and inconsistency in stool frequency. IBS is included in functional gastrointestinal disorders because organic causes are not present. Currently, it seems to be produced by anomalies in the digestive function, especially motility and sensitivity. However, it is associated with activation of mucosal immune cells.

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Greater Vitality in Later Years | The Paleo DietGreater Vitality in Later Years Excerpt

Overweight and obesity are linked to an array of health problems known as metabolic syndrome, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood fat levels, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Linked to 400,000 deaths annually, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Several aspects of the Paleo Diet make it easy to maintain optimum weight. By emphasizing low glycemic load foods and avoiding high fructose foods, the Paleo Diet helps to keep energy levels balanced so you don’t experience an energy crash. This not only makes it easier to avoid eating unhealthy foods, but it also increases stamina and improves mental focus.

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Critical Examination of Blood Type Diets | The Paleo DietCritical Examination of Blood Type Diets Excerpt

Blood type diets were first popularized by Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician, in his best selling 1996 book, Eat Right 4 Your Type. The inspiration for Dr. D’Adamo’s book came from subjective clinical impressions of his father, James D’Adamo; also a naturopathic physician who first proposed this concept in his book, One Man’s Food is Someone Else’s Poison 16 years earlier in 1982. As a member of Bastyr College’s first graduating class of naturopathic physicians in 1982, Peter became interested in attempting to validate his father’s subjective and personal observations from reviews of the scientific and medical literature – thus the fundamental reason for Peter writing his hugely successful diet book.

The underlying premise for Peter’s dietary ideas is that ABO blood type is the most important issue in determining healthful diets. He advocates separate diets for people with one of the four most common blood types (A, B, O or AB), and has further subdivided his dietary recommendations into three arbitrary ancestral categories: “African, Caucasian and Asian.” Hence 12 subgroups (4 blood types x 3 ancestral categories) exist – each with differing dietary recommendations.

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Whey ProteinWhey Protein Excerpt

Most of the research has focused on the beneficial effects of whey. It basically revolves around whey’s high BCAA content, its use as a post-workout recovery drink ingredient, and its capacity – due to cysteine – to increase Glutathione, a powerful endogenous antioxidant enzyme.

We believe that whey protein can have some potential adverse effects, because it greatly elevates insulinemia – although it can be therapeutic for diabetics in the short term. We suspect that whey protein could be detrimental long term, as hyperinsulinemia can down-regulate the insulin receptor and lead to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance underlies the Metabolic Syndrome, and is implicated in various other diseases, such as Acne, Alzheimer, various cancers, Coronary Heart Disease, Myopia, PCOS, and the like. 

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Crohn's Disease and The Paleo DietCrohn’s Disease and The Paleo Diet Excerpt

Indeed, inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease) patients usually do very well with The Paleo Diet, as nutrients are one of the main environmental triggers of this condition. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mounts an attack against its own tissues – in this case the cells lining the intestine.

For an autoimmune disease to occur we need a genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger. The genetic predisposition depends on genes coding for the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. One of the environmental triggers may be nutrition, besides infections, geography (vitamin D deficiency), physical trauma or vaccination. 

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Are Snails Paleo? | The Paleo DietAre Snails Paleo? Excerpt

The Paleolithic era stands for the “Old Stone Age” (Paleo means old; lithic means stone) and extended from 2.6 million years ago with the appearance of the first crude stone tools until the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago. During this period, it is estimated that at least 20 species of hominins (upright walking apes) existed1. Because all hominins were omnivorous opportunists,2 land snails were almost certainly consumed on an occasional basis throughout hominin evolutionary history.

However, having said this, the first direct evidence for land snail consumption does not appear in the fossil record until 31,000 years ago at the Mumba-Hohle site on the shores of Lake Eyasi in East Africa. 

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The Verdict on Canned Fish | The Paleo DietHypertrophy Excerpt

What methods can a bodybuilder/weightlifter use to gain muscle mass weight and an overall increase in size on the Paleo Diet? We know from studies with hunter-gatherers and from the fossil record that our Paleolithic ancestors were lean, muscular, fit and healthy because of their diet and lifestyle.

Our Paleolithic ancestors had regular exercise in the form of what modern day exercise physiologists would call Cross Training with cycles of physical activity and rest. This pattern of regular periods of rest is very important because chronic intense exercise performed everyday can lead to over training and a loss of muscle mass.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Responds to The Paleo DietIrritable Bowel Syndrome Responds to The Paleo Diet Excerpt

From the feedback we have received over the years, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) patients respond dramatically and rapidly to the Paleo Diet. Their experience indicates that milk, grains and legumes seem to be the main culprits in this condition via a number of mechanisms.

Here is the extraordinary experience from one of our readers of the relief from IBS she experienced after following The Paleo Diet.

“I have to share what an altering life change the Paleo Diet has been for my life. As far back as I can remember I have had GI problems. I remember going to the hospital receiving barium treatments and always being mortified. I was constantly drinking caster oil, having Metamucil with my orange juice and suppositories at 4 years old… 

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Calcium and Osteoporosis | The Paleo DietCalcium and Osteoporosis Excerpt

Calcium alone may not prevent the risk of fractures. Our main goal was to show readers that osteoporosis results from a discordance between our Paleolithic genome and the nutritional, cultural, and activity patterns in contemporary Western populations, and cannot be solved by simply increasing calcium intake.

Moreover, although there are short and median-term studies (such as the four-year study published by Dr. Bischoff-Ferrari and colleagues, in the June edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) showing calcium has a positive effect on fracture risk, longerterm studies, such as the three Harvard studies (study one followed 77,761 women for 12 years, study two followed 43.063 men also for twelve years, and study three followed 77,337 women for 18 years), haven’t shown an association between calcium intake and fracture incidence.

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