Tag Archives: Loren Cordain

‘Caveman’ or Paleo diet in the news in New Zealand

(Paleo Nutrition Seminar: 10th April 2014, Grey Lynn Community Centre, Auckland; More info) Both the New Zealand Herald and National Radio (Government funded radio station) in New Zealand picked up on  recent study showing post-menopausal women lost more weight, more fat from their waist and had better triglycerides (part of your cholesterol measure) than the […]

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Dr Terry Wahls reverses her own Multiple Sclerosis with hunter gatherer nutrition

Auto-immune disease and paleo diets, another truly remarkable story. I couldn’t resist posting this, as I have a thing about the power of diet and auto-immune  conditions. This talk is  inspiring in that Dr Terry Wahls worked out how to reverse her own debilitating Multiple Sclerosis. Dr Wahls was almost completely bed-bound, and is now […]

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The paleo diet variation to treat auto-immune disease

The Auto-immune Paleo diet (Click here for a list of autoimmune diseases) This post covers:  A brief introduction to the conventional view of auto-immune disease, causes and treatment An brief outline of Cordain’s theory of auto-immune disease and the link to agricultural foods The food you need to eliminate if you have an auto-immune condition. […]

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Clinical Studies supporting the Paleo diet (rebuttal to US News)

You may have recently seen that the paleo diet was ranked 20th in the US News http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/paleo-diet,.and http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-overall-diets.. Take a look at the bottom of each diet – there is a yes and no vote as to whether this diet worked for you. The Paleo diet has an overwhelming number of positive votes, and only […]

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Loren Cordain lecture – Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century

A recent lecture from Prof Loren Cordain The Paleo Diet: Dr. Loren Cordain’s published research papers, book chapters and other stuff Thanks O Primitivo, Be sure to check out his website Canibais e Reis which is a fantastic resource of Paleo research and a large compilation of interesting paleo blog posts and videos. It is […]

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Dr. Jean Seignalet, ancestral diet and auto-immune disease trials

Auto-immune diseases. I have one – Hashimotos (or two , possibly mild lupus as well), my mother has one – lupus, with small airways disease,  my great great grandmother had severe lupus. The lupus rash on her face became so damaged by the harsh New Zealand sun her nose virtually rotted away. My mother’s lupus […]

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Remission of auto-immune disease, Lupus with Paleo diet

Take a few minutes to watch this inspirational video about the health transformation of Veronica Garza who suffered from Lupus, a nasty auto-immune condition that can affect organs, skin and joints, for which she took a host of medications. When she changed her diet to paleo eating and she lost around 20 kg and more […]

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Sunday Star Times Article on Diets

Drastic diets and their devotees. Not quite the heading I expected – but I guess you have to have a hook! Funny – because I don’t see my diet as drastic! It has become a habit, and easy to do. What is a challenging is to eat this diet in today’s grain and dairy sodden […]

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Paleo (and Zone) Diet Confusions

People ask me crazy questions sometimes – there is just so much misinformation or misunderstanding about diets, I guess it’s not surprising. So here are answers to questions I’ve heard coming out of the confusions. So where do you get your carbohydrates from? I heard this one from an interviewer on TV. If you don’t […]

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10 Ways our diet today differs radically from the diet that best suits our genes

Our genetic heritage and nutrition We evolved as hunter gatherers and genetically our bodies run optimally when we eat in line with our genes. Would you feed a rabbit meat, or a lion grains? Many of today’s illnesses exist purely as a result of the mismatch between what we are designed to eat and how […]

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