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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paleo partying

It's been a while since the last post. A new relationship, a teenage daughter, work and of course keeping on top of the Parkinson's all got in the way. However with renewed vigor I'm back to it with gusto. Expect my blogs to get more energetic as my energy levels rise as I'm on a mission and on the Paleo Diet.
OMG another fad/craze like the Atkins/ no carbs after lunch type of diet. Well yes it is all of those things BUT apparently it reduces tremors ad most importantly reduces inflammation which we all know is bad news for Parkinson's sufferers.
What is the Paleo Diet? It is the diet we are genetically designed to eat that is , how our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The modern incarnation means that you can eat meat, fish, eggs, certain vegetables , fruit, berries, nuts and seeds.
What you CAN't eat is grains, dairy, processed foods, salt and sugar.
One of the reasons that a Paleolithic diet is recommended for people who suffer from Parkinson's disease is because researchers believe that grains, beans and potatoes have high amounts of toxins when they are raw, and cooking them kills a lot of the toxins but not all; therefore people are still consuming some toxic foods.Evidence for this comes from the roughly 80 or so hunter-gather tribes that remain across the world, mostly in Australia, Africa and South America. Researchers have found that these tribes tend to have better overall health than the modern world population and do not suffer from diseases such as Parkinson's, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension or strokes. Some researchers have concluded that this is do to the "ancient" diet that they consumed.

Of course the other magic part of the diet is weightloss.