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Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet

Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet
Loren Cordain, PhD, founder of the Paleo Diet movement, says, "The starting place for optimal human diets Ares [sic] the minimally processed fresh meats, seafood, fish, fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts that were the staple of our ancestral diet." But is this really what ancient humans ate? To discover the human diet from far back...
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Lacto-Fermented Foods Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Lacto-Fermented Foods Linked to Esophageal Cancer
Did our ancestors have wisdom that we can recover to help us with our modern health problems? Both the Weston A. Price Foundation and the promoters of Paleolithic diets claim this is the case. They suggest that the deficit of lacto-fermented foods in the modern Western diet deprives us of beneficial gut bacteria thus making...
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I am a bit confused by this. Are you suggesting that people avoid fermented foods? Or are you suggesting that people eat more frui... Read More
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:29
Sean Carney
Hello Jill, It is a great honor to have you commenting on our site. Thank you very much for gracing us with your presence. We appr... Read More
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:48
Sean Carney
This was a subject that surprised us by the amount of interest there was on the topic and the amount of responses we received on s... Read More
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:20
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What are the Consequences of Consuming Iron from Meat?

Excess Iron Can Be Highly Toxic
When asked which foods contain iron, most people will respond by listing several types of meat -- beef, shellfish, liver, etc. Few are aware that iron is prevalent in a wide variety of whole plant foods. For example, dark green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, are rich sources of iron. Our omnivorous friends often assume...
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the arguments and points made by this man have any validity. After reading this, I'... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 16:32
Linda Carney MD
His arguments have been scientifically disproved by many experts. Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet of unprocessed foods has ... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:09
Great post. Keep it up....
Friday, 04 November 2016 00:11
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Low-Carb Diets Impair Blood Flow

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Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!

Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!
One of the concerns we hear about eating grains and legumes from the low-carb, high-protein advocates is that grains/nuts/legumes contain a compound called "Inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6)" or better known as the anti-nutrient phytic acid or phytate. Unfortunately, this compound has received a lot of both unwarranted and unfavorable publicity. Phytate is a naturally occurring compound...
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Thank you for the article! I agree phytic acid has been overly demonized.Per your discussion about diets... We followed Fuhrman's ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:37
Sean Carney
Hello Paul,I am sad to hear that your family has not enjoyed the health that you desire for them. I am also sad to hear what your ... Read More
Thursday, 07 May 2015 20:52
Wow. My and my husband's experience has been just the opposite. We are both the healthiest and feel the best we have felt in man... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2015 09:44
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But I Must Have Animal Protein!

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Dr. Michael Greger Reviews the Paleo Diet

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Diet

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Dr. McDougall Says Humans are "Starchivores"

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High Protein Diets Promote Illness

High Protein Diets Promote Illness

High protein diets such as the Atkins or Paleo diet may result in initial rapid weight loss, however, there are numerous adverse health consequences associated with these types of diets. So, while the weight may be decreasing other serious health risks are increasing. Is it worth the risk to lose weight in this way? In a nutshell: No! 

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Linda Carney MD
Being in ketosis is not healthy nor is it healing. Being in ketosis does not resolve type 2 diabetes; however,weight loss does. Ea... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 00:20
Denise Rose
Dr. Carney, I want to better understand something about ketosis being used to resolve diabetes type2 particularly as it applies ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:52
Denise Rose
I understand that that animal protein can cause insulin resistance. But I don't understand then how some people are using ketosis... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 21:00
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The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized

The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized
The Paleo Diet, which refers to the Paleolithic Diet, (or Caveman Diet), has become a popular approach to weight loss and improved health.  The Paleo Diet restricts carbohydrates and starches such as potatoes, beans, legumes, and grains and encourages animal products to be eaten at every meal. Dr. John McDougall refers to the Paleo Diet...
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