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Pre-European Hawaiian high carb diet trial (paleo) reverses Lupus, obesity and diabetes

This is a clinical study from 1989 In 1989 a native pre-Western contact diet was fed to a group of Native Hawaiians with risk factors for heart disease. The programme was called the Waianae Diet Programme. Twenty people were placed on the diet for 21 days. Native pure Hawaiians have a rate of obesity second […]

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Premature ovarian failure in a patient with Sjögren syndrome reversed eliminating gluten, dairy and other foods

Elimination diets are a proven protocol for reducing disease activity in a number of auto-immune diseases. I am currently researching their effectiveness in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Elimination diets and rheumatoid arthritis) The paleo diet is a version of an elimination diet, as it removes a number of foods known to  trigger antibodies, for example gliadin […]

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Dr. Jean Seignalet, Ancestral diet for auto-immune disease – now available in English

I received this today – this is very exciting. I’ve previously done a blog post on Dr Jean Seignalet and the success he had with the ancestral diet he designed for people with auto-immune disease here: Dr. Jean Seignalet, ancestral diet and auto-immune disease trials There is now an English version covering some of Dr […]

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10 reasons why the paleo diet works, why it is not a fad and is here to stay. Part 1

The paleo diet is based on the premise that humans evolved as hunter gatherers during the last 2 million years. Around 10,000 years ago we become agriculturalists, settling, collecting seeds and growing cereal grains, domesticating animals and drinking their milk. The theory goes that since this is such a short time from an evolutionary perspective […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis – foods that trigger, and diet that helps

In my last post I talked about how a low carb diet can be miraculous for those with an auto-immune disease. Although reducing carbohydrates reduces blood sugar and insulin levels, and consequently inflammatory markers, this is unlikely to be the main reason a low carbohydrate diet works in reducing auto-immune disease. I’ve blogged in the […]

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One overlooked reason low carb diets work that has nothing to do with being low carb

Read this from a comment on Jimmy Moore’s website “I  have suffered for 35 years with devastating Rhuematoid arthritis… I have taken prednisone daily for all those years. ….Now for the real shocker at least for me. I have been able to wean almost all the way off prednisone – down from 5 to 2…” […]

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