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What is a paleo diet?

What is a paleo diet?

Primitive diet: The idea of the Paleo diet is that we should eat what primitive man ate and this should make us healthier. Many doctors are concerned that this diet is too high in red meat and does not allow vegetable oils such as olive oil, both of which may increase your heart attack risk. Additionally, no dairy products are allowed which may cause calcium deficiency. Also no grains or legumes are allowed. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How to practice paleo diet?

How to practice paleo diet?

"Practical Paleo": If you want to learn more about the paleo food plan, diane sanfilippo has a helpful book called "practical paleo" that explains the process and provides many recipes. The idea is really to eliminate processed foods, sugars, grains, etc in favor of "real food, " including grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables. Occasional fruits, etc. Her blog is helpful also: http://balancedbites. Com/practicalpaleo. ...Read more

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Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Don't use a Paleo: Diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org for information on a healthy diet. Both doctors cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet and the dangers of a high-protein, high-fat diet. ...Read more

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Do you believe in the paleo diet?

Do you believe in the paleo diet?

Many people: Benefit from this change in nutrition/ lifestyle. Paleolithic diet
reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the paleo diet?

Can you tell me about the paleo diet?

Of course: It's a diet, not a religious abstinence. I don't really know what our "paleolithic" ancestors ate or did, or how they stayed so healthy (if they actually did). What I do know is that they exercised intensively, and that our bodies were made to do this. Choose your diet as you wish, and hopefully you'll find the opportunity to stay fit as well. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

Paleo Diet: I'm a fan of the paleo diet - here's a quick start guide http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet. Html. ...Read more

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What do you think about the paleo diet?

What do you think about the paleo diet?

It does require: Planning ; work but can be very beneficial. Paleolithic diet
reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. ...Read more

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Does the paleo diet need to be organic?

Does the paleo diet need to be organic?

Yes, to do it right!: The paleo diet tries to reproduce the diet of our distant ancestors, who ate wild fish and game, not grains etc. Grain-fed meat is not as healthy ; the pd advises only grass-fed meat ; wild fish. Our ancestors did not eat food with pesticides and gmo's and the only way to avoid those these days is to eat mostly organic- though some foods like onions are ok if not organic. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Is the Paleo diet suitable for Coeliacs?

Sort of.: Coeliac is a reaction to wheat protein (gluten). Paleo diet certainly does not require gluten and has a trend away from it. Certainly a paleo diet will avoid the gluten that is hidden in very many processed foods (soy sauce, most sauces with flour thickeners, etc.) ...Read more

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Is paleo diet really a way we should eat?

Is paleo diet really a way we should eat?

They don't do it: Right. None of the published books even include a single recipe for bugs! Bugs are nutritious, no transfats, most studies of eating bugs show beneficial effects on cholesterol.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
(note: cavemen rarely lived past 50; on the other hand, nutrition/health/height declined with cities--and lower calories less meat more disease). tricky, but bugs. ...Read more

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Is it hard to adopt a paleo diet lifestyle?

Is it hard to adopt a paleo diet lifestyle?

Not hard to do.: I recommend the book " the Paleo Solution ". Also check out the site - marks daily apple. Com for really helpful info. Paleo way of eating made me feel much better. A less rigid approach is " the Perfect Health Diet ". See the book and site of the same name. ...Read more

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What are the medical critiques of the paleo diet?

What are the medical critiques of the paleo diet?

Paleo diet: The Mediterranean diet is the only one with relatively well documented outcomes associated with it. For the others such as paleo diet, the outcomes are mostly speculative rather than evidence based. ...Read more

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Will a semi-paleo diet still have positive effects?

Will a semi-paleo diet still have positive effects?

Paleo diet: Is mostly bunk. Let us start wtih how much bugs are you eating with it? That's certainly an essential component of caveman intake and has been mostly shown to lower cholesterol. Yet, somehow that never gets mentioned? ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the paleo-diet? Is it healthy?

What can you tell me about the paleo-diet? Is it healthy?

Yes: It is healthy. See Marks Daily Apple. Great Paleo diet and exercise site ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any problem with the paleo diet?

Please tell me if there is any problem with the paleo diet?

Paleo diet: Well it's hard to find brontosaurus meat in the market....Ok enough levity...The diet probably is a variation of the mediterranean diet which is the best documented outcome diet we have. Given it's similarity it is probably no worse than the diets most people eat and better than many. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much weight will I lose on primal/paleo diet?

Can somebody tell me how much weight will I lose on primal/paleo diet?

No: There is no sound nutritional reason to use this diet, but if you choose to do so it's likely you'll lose substantial weight during the first few weeks. This happens with almost any major diet manipulation. Unfortunately, almost everybody gains the weight back. Best course is a balanced, low-calorie diet including all food groups that can be sustained for life plus vigorous regular exercise. ...Read more

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How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube ...Read more

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Are there any psychological benefits of the paleo diet?

Are there any psychological benefits of the paleo diet?

I think that: Psychological benefits would be greater if one were looking to adopt aspects of the paleolithic lifestyle in to to (vice diet alone). Paleolithic life
style reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid junk foods ; grains. Frequent, varied exercise, use of complex natural body movements, exposure to sun, . ...Read more

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Want to start paleo diet (caveman diet). How do I prep myself?

Research it first.: Paleolithic lifestyle reflects life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid junk foods ; grains. Frequent, varied exercise, use of complex natural body movements, exposure to sun, time w nature, simplifying life, adequate sleep, stress-free periods ; close social groups for are just some aspects of a paleo life. ...Read more

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What are some good ideas for a very healthy/organic/paleo diet?

What are some good ideas for a very healthy/organic/paleo diet?

Recommendations: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube. ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Yes!: Paleo diet works well for gastrointestinal issues. I suggest checking out this quick start guide http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet. Html. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

Paleo diet: The diet is rich in protein but is laking in cabohydrates, namely grains. Ifyou are involved in sports you will need an overload in carbs which this diet does not offer. ...Read more

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What of you think about the paleo diet for a man with a history of gaut?

What of you think about the paleo diet for a man with a history of gaut?

Gout diet: Excellent!!! Also --Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find information on producing paleo diet meals?

Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube. ...Read more

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All my friends are into the paleo diet/ meal plan these days. Is this healthy?

All my friends are into the paleo diet/ meal plan these days. Is this healthy?

It is: I use it in my practice for patients with gastrointestinal issues (in particular diarrhea predominant IBS) and my prediabetics to prevent progression to diabetes, and then my diabetic patients to prevent progression to requiring insulin shots, not to mention weight loss. Go for it. ...Read more

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I've been reading about paleo diet and it seems that I would get the nutrients I need, but it has a basis of no dairy and no grains. Is this ok?

I've been reading about paleo diet and it seems that I would get the nutrients I need, but it has a basis of no dairy and no grains. Is this ok?

Good Analysis: Reverting to a 'caveman' diet makes you prone to caveman diseases. There are definite advantages to a low-carb, low fat diet, but grains and dietary sourced of calcium are needed. I suggest you look at the mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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What are some tips for maintaining weight once you've lost a good amount? I'm eating a paleo diet but want to introduce regular food once I hit my goal. I find maintaining to be the hardest part.

What are some tips for maintaining weight once you've lost a good amount? I'm eating a paleo diet but want to introduce regular food once I hit my goal. I find maintaining to be the hardest part.

Diet: Losing weight is difficult but I believe that keeping weight off is more difficult. Calories do count and if you want to maintain your new weight you will have to restrict your daily calorie intake to about 1000-1200 calories unless you perform extremely vigorous work in your daily activities. I feel it's very worthwhile to meet with a dietician who will evaluate you and recommend a proper diet. ...Read more

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Could I have brown rice on the paleo diet?

Could I have brown rice on the paleo diet?

See: Perfect health diet. Paleo variant with more carbs. ...Read more

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Can a paleo diet actually lower cholesterol?

Can a paleo diet actually lower cholesterol?

Depends: Reducton in cholesterol containing foods can lower cholesterol for some people. Also weight loss can be associated with improved lipids. However< increased saturated fat intake can increase LDL cholesterol. This may, however be associated with decreased triglycerides and increased HDL cholesterol along with lower nonhdl, apob and LDL particle number. Follow you numbers if you change your diet. ...Read more