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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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‘Gut microbiota, immune development and function’ – how our Western diet messes with our gut bacteria

I really like this article – it references the health of paleolithic and ancestral diets in the context of their effect on our gut microbiota. While not strictly paleo as I would teach it, it has some great points. I’ve cut and pasted the abstract and  final thoughts section – evidenced based nutrition principles for […]

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The Gluten Summit; Interviews with the World’s Experts on Gluten, download on special through Cyber Monday

29 experts and opinion leaders gathered to prove to the world that it MUST ask, “Could health issues be caused by gluten?” THE ANSWERS THEY GAVE WERE ASTONISHING! Is gluten the cause of your health problems? It very well could be. Fortunately, Dr. Tom O’Bryan has made it part of his personal mission to move this […]

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Non celiac gluten sensitivity

Sorry this is just a quick cut and paste of information on a really important topic. I’m buckling down to get an assignment finished which I hope will lead to some interesting blog posts. I’m looking at studies where micronutrients are given to those who are obese and the effect on fat mass and inflammation. […]

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Non celiac gluten sensitivity – a case study

Non celiac gluten sensitivity is becoming a recognised health condition distinct from celiac disease, but in my observation is not yet recognised by many doctors. This is perhaps because much of the clinical literature is fairly recent. Many people suffer a range of unexplained health problems, often similar to those suffered by celiac patients, for […]

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