Why The Paleo Diet Works
The base diet for humans is and always meant to be Paleo. This includes vegetables, (lots), fruit, nuts, seeds, roots and meat. And a wide variety of all.
But look at what people eat commonly, today: refunded sugar, high fructose corn syrup (both present in large amounts in any processed food), cereals, grains, bread, potatoes and often pasteurized milk products. Also the range of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and root is very narrow.
So although some authorities would have us believe we are at a pinnacle of human development, with our food system producing humans with greater health and longevity than ever before – it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
It is a known fact that this generation of children are the first – ever- who are predicted to live shorter lives than their parents! Humans today suffer more chronic and debilitating diseases than ever before.
Sure, some diseases have been eradicated because of better sanitation, but on the overall the amount of diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, digestive ailments is scandalous considering what is known about them. The problem is that in most situations, patients are treated with drugs and not being educated on how to eat to heal their bodies and live a healthy, long life.
In studies, people eating a paleo diet, not only felt better and their cholesterol, tryglycerides and blood sugar improved, but they lost weight, consistently.
I know, you’ve been told for the past three decades that eating fat makes you fat. WRONG! What makes you fat? In a word – Carbohydrates! That’s it.
Why? When you eat too many carbs and sugars, you set off a whole host of chemical reactions which results in fat production and storage.
1) Fructose is metabolized differently from glucose, with the majority being turned directly into fat because fructose stimulates a powerful ‘fat switch’ in your cells.
2) This rapidly leads to weight gain and abdominal obesity (beer belly), decreased HDL (the good cholesterol), increased LDL (the bad one), higher triglycerides (the main cause of heart disease and blood sugar problems), higher blood sugar and high blood pressure – all the major symptoms of ‘metabolic syndrome’.
3) Dietary carbohydrates, especially fructose are the primary source of an substance in your cells called ‘glycerol-3-phospate’ (G-3-P) which causes fat to become ‘stuck’ in your tissues, making weight loss harder.
4) And to make things worse…high carb intake raises your insulin levels, which then prevents fat from being released.
5) Fructose further tricks your body into gaining weight by turning off your body’s appetite control system. Normally, when you’ve eaten, a hormone ‘gherlin’ or ‘hunger hormone’ is suppressed and you stop eating. Fructose doesn’t do this, so you think you’re still hungry and over eat.
Also, ‘leptin’ or the ‘satiety hormone’ should be stimulated to let you know you’ve had enough, but fructose doesn’t do this either. So it gives you a double whammy to your control centres. So you don’t know you’ve had enough, keep eating, thinking you’re hungry all the time. This leads to insulin resistance which is a huge factor not only in type 2 diabetes an heart disease, but also now strongly implicated in many cancers!
And the real kicker is – NO amount of exercise will help you release this kind of fat. If you continue to eat too much fructose and other sugars, the chemistry is always in place to become and stay – FAT.
According to Dr. Lynda Frassetto, following the Paleo diet can reduce cholesterol levels by 30 points in two weeks. This is the type of lowering one gets from taking statin drugs for SIX weeks, without the harmful side effects.
Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet and one of the world’s leading experts on Paleolithic nutrition, states:
“The nutritional qualities of modern processed foods and foods introduced during the Neolithic period are discordant with our ancient and conservative genome. This genetic discordance ultimately manifests itself as various chronic illnesses, which have been dubbed ‘diseases of civilization.’ By severely reducing or eliminating these foods and replacing them with a more healthful cuisine, possessing nutrient qualities more in line with the foods our ancestors consumed, it is possible to improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease.”
Another bonus of the Paleo diet is because fructose is a major promoter of hypertension—far more so than salt, people consistently see lowered bp. The connecting link between fructose consumption and hypertension lies in the uric acid produced. Uric acid is a byproduct of fructose metabolism, and increased uric acid levels drive up your blood pressure., not to mention leads to gout, a very painful condition.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff explained this in some detail in an interview.
“In summary, when you eat a diet high in fructose and other sugars, it over-taxes your liver as it cannot properly make cholesterol while simultaneously processing fructose (which it turns into fat). As a result, you end up with impaired cholesterol formation, which can eventually lead to a cholesterol and cholesterol sulfate deficiency.
At that point, your body begins to form arterial plaque to compensate for this deficiency, because your platelets can produce the cholesterol sulfate your heart and brain needs within that plaque. It’s a sort of backup mechanism to maintain proper heart and brain function.
Unfortunately, it’s not an ideal backup mechanism because arterial plaque also increases your risk for heart and vascular disease. So truly, you’ll want to avoid forcing your body to resort to these measures in the first place, and the way you do that is by feeding it correctly… This is yet another important detail that explains how and why excessive fructose consumption is so detrimental to your health.”
So just HOW to change your diet to more Paleo? You don’t want to go bonkers figuring out Paleo Diet Menu or Paleo Shopping List. Often people ask “What is eaten for a Paleo Diet Breakfast?”
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