Co-written with Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo.com Paleo-oriented researchers, foodies, and clinicians seek to honor a wisdom in evolution that has been forsaken in the modern food era. The human genome is best expressed under conditions of plentiful macro and micronutrients, an absence of foodborne and manmade toxins, and an acknowledgement of our coevolution and inextricable
The Paleo Brain
Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term used in the medical literature to encompass the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with what our genome has evolved, over millions of year, to expect.
So much about the Paleo diet makes intuitive sense, given its primary reliance on vegetables, natural fats, and animal protein, but quantification of its effects on the body is always welcome. In a recent randomized cross-over trial of 13 patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers sought to quantify patient’s experience of the diet. Their previous
One of the most remarkable papers I have read in the psychiatric literature was about a 57 year old woman who was treated with months of both antipsychotic and antidepressant medications and given two rounds of electroconvulsive treatment before anyone bothered to check her vitamin B12 level. Her symptoms were years in the making including
Beyond the likelihood of flour to contain gluten, genetically modified grains, pesticides, and unpronounceable ingredients, it promotes blood sugar instability that looks a lot like irritability and anxiety. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital found (in a double-blind, randomized way) that those who ate a meal high in refined carbohydrates had depressed blood sugar, increased hunger,
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