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[ 15 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
your guide to paleo

Dietary advice can be a bit of a moving target, as everyone has unique nutritional needs and what’s “best” is a highly controversial topic in the media. To be most beneficial, dietary advice needs to be regularly revised based on new research and increases in wisdom from personal explorations of applying this research.
There are some dietary basics that are foundational, which I believe will likely never really change, at least in our lifetimes, such as avoiding processed foods and limiting sugar intake as much as possible. But virtually everything else …

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paleo guide

My nutrition plan has many similarities with the Paleo Diet, namely the restriction of sugars and grains, increases in fresh vegetables and a focus on finding high-quality, toxin-free food sources. However, there are some key differences that I want to highlight, as I believe these factors can make a significant difference in your health. My nutrition plan contains the following dietary advice, which the Paleo Diet is lacking:

Less protein, higher healthy fat: In general, it would be unusual for most adults to need more than 100 grams of protein and most likely need …

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paleo nutrition

When you are treating insulin/leptin resistance, I believe most would benefit by decreasing carb consumption, and replacing them with healthy fats. Replacing carbs with too much protein can actually cause health challenges similar to eating too many grain carbs and sugars. The Paleo Diet is about 38 percent protein and 39 percent fat, which may actually be too much protein and not enough fat for optimal health.

When you consume protein in levels higher than recommended above, you tend to activate the mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway, which can help …

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[ 15 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
paleo guide

While I do believe that the Paleo Diet can be a healthful way of eating, especially compared to the Standard American Diet, I also believe it has certain weaknesses or flaws that could be improved upon.
The primary one is that I believe it has far too much protein for most people. Protein is freely substituted for carbs as being a healthy choice. I believe it is the rare person who really needs more than one-half gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. Those that are aggressively exercising and …

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[ 15 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
your guide to paleo

It’s hard to argue against replacing modern processed foods with whole foods from nature. But critics argue that the Paleo Diet may be too restrictive, putting strict followers at risk of nutritional deficiencies and proving to be unrealistic to follow for the average American.
In its 2014 rankings of the “Best Diets Overall,” U.S. News & World Report rated the Paleo Diet dead last at #31 (tied for last place with the relatively unheard of Dukan diet — even Slim Fast placed #13),1 noting:
“Experts took issue with the diet on every …