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The Insider Grand Collection – The Paleo Diet™ : The Paleo Diet™

Loren Cordain, Ph.D., The World’s Leading Expert on Paleolithic Diets and Founder of The Paleo Movement

Indeed, inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease) patients usually do very well with The Paleo Diet, as nutrients are one of the main environmental triggers of this condition. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mounts an attack against its own tissues – in this case the cells lining the intestine.

For an autoimmune disease to occur we need a genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger. The genetic predisposition depends on genes coding for the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. One of the environmental triggers may be nutrition, besides infections, geography (vitamin D deficiency), physical trauma or vaccination. Read more…

A disease that frequently occurs in patients with the metabolic syndrome is gout. Consequently it is sometimes considered to be a disease of insulin resistance that is part of the metabolic syndrome. In this issue I will show you why gout often occurs simultaneously with the classic diseases of insulin resistance. More importantly, I will show you how and why current dietary recommendations to treat gout are largely ineffective and that a better nutritional strategy exists to ameliorate or prevent disease symptoms. This dietary strategy is supported not only by recent empirical data, but also by a long trail of evolutionary and genetic evidence which demonstrates how our genome has effectively skirted gout via certain mutations in the face of a high meat diet. Read more…

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