WHY PALEO IS THE BEST DIET FOR
MOST CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
If you have spent significant time on my website, you may have picked up on the fact that most disease processes start with an inability of people to control their blood sugar ---- regardless of their readings. We shouldn't be surprised. Here in America, we are being buried underneath a mountain of SUGAR. When you spend as much time as I do combing through peer-reviewed literature, you start to see a pattern ---- almost every disease you can name has serious ties to UNCONTROLLED BLOOD SUGAR. This is true even for those who do not have full-blown Diabetes (HERE). The Paleo Diet is so effective because nothing is better at helping you control your blood sugar. But that's not all. The Paleo Diet cuts the most potentially reactive foods from your diet so that your Immune System cannot make antibodies against them.
The two most common foods that would fall into the "reactive" category are easy to name. Wheat (GLUTEN) and dairy. For many reasons (HERE are a few of them), today's foods (particularly true of with grains) are very different from the foods that were eaten by our great grandparents. Today, nearly everything is pasteurized, homogenized, GMO'ed, loaded with ANTIBIOTICS and HORMONES; and that's just for starters. The Blood Sugar / Gluten connection has been shown to be an important factor in virtually all AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (HERE is a list), ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, NEUROPATHY, MIGRAINE HEADACHES, DEPRESSION, Seizures, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, and a host of other Neuro-degenerative Diseases. If you want to begin understanding how all of this works together, just take a moment to read THIS POST.
Because the Paleo Diet is a vegetation-based diet, it has the ability to provide detox power to your system on a daily basis. The problems related to chemical toxicity as well as ESTROGEN DOMINANCE will be helped by a Paleo Diet just because it provides the raw materials to restore / refurbish the P-450 Cytochrome System (HERE). This is the way that your body gets rid of all chemicals, whether it is DRUGS (pushed or prescribed), Estrogen or synthetic estrogens, MSG, ASPARTAME, pesticides, herbicides, or heaven-only-knows what else.
The cool thing about the Paleo Diet is that it calms down and sometimes c _ _ _ _ (even if it does so, the FDA says that I could never use the word "cures" here) INFLAMMATORY PROCESSES that run rampant throughout the body. As I have contended before, I am not sure that one in a thousand people (many healthcare providers included) really understand what Inflammation is, or its widespread effects on health. Although things like Gluten, Uncontrolled Blood Sugar, TRANS FATS, and a whole host of others may get the credit, they do their dirty work via the process we call Inflammation. If you are chronically ill, chronically sick, or chronically OVERWEIGHT, you need to understand Inflammation.
I hear person after person tell me that they can't get healthy because they are too sick (or fat) to exercise. Forget the exercise for now. Health is probably at least 90% diet. Start eating the right way and watch your health dramatically improve --- even without exercise! If you want to get a better picture of the way that Gluten and Blood Sugar are related to sickness and disease in general, just follow THIS LINK.