Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Science Behind the Paleolithic Diet

The KRAKEN Matt Lalonde!!!  A must watch video of Matt Lalonde-Ph.D Harvard University chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Cool Paleo Infographic!

The Vegetarian Myth.

This is a wonderful interview video of Lierre Keith who is promoting her book The Vegetarian Myth, she was a vegetarian for 20 years, she tells how a vegetarian diet is actually dangerous to human heath and how a Paleo diet is the healthiest diet.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Harvard says it's time to stop talking about low fat.

A Paleo study


Even short-term consumption of a paleolithic type diet improves BP and glucose tolerance, decreases insulin secretion, increases insulin sensitivity and improves lipid profiles without weight loss in healthy sedentary humans.

Why some people over eat.

In addition to the gliadin protein in wheat which is an appetite stimulant, most grain foods such as bread, cereal and pasta contain very little nutrition which forces the body to continue to seek adequate nutrition.  A simple solution is to eat nutritionally dense food such as meat, fish, fowl, fruits, vegetables and as much healthy fat as possible which is very satiating.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A video showing the winners of the Boston marathon 2011 forefoot striking.

A short video showing the winners of the Boston marathon 2011 forefoot striking.  Barefoot running FTW, R.I.P. heel striking.

Change is easy. by me

 Change is easy and simple when a person understands why and how some foods are destroying our health. The foods we evolved to eat (meat, fish, fowl, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables) over millions of years increase our health, vitality and longevity and the neolithic foods we did not evolve to eat (grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, artificial sweetners, unhealthy fats) will destroy our health.  Change is only difficult when people are misled into believing that "neolithic foods" are good for us and continue eating them. by Andy Fuentes (I actually wrote something ha)  I wrote this as a response to someone who said they were having a hard time switching over to the Paleo diet.

Robb Wolf has a great tactic for people who do not believe in the Paleo diet and that is to ask people to try it for 30 days and see what happens.  It is a great idea because if people gave it a chance they would immediately notice how right this diet is for our bodies and improve their health and body composition too.

What is Paleo? Great video

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Why sugar and starch are to avoided as much as possible.

"Dietary fat in the presence of carbohydrates (sugar and starch) behaves very differently than dietary fat in the absence of carbohydrates. The dietary fat in the presence of sugar and starch is far more likely to be stored as excess and also to become damaged through peroxidation, as the body looks to preferentially burning off the sugar to get the excesses out of the bloodstream quickly and as... sugar combines with the fat to damage it and make its presence more problematic than it otherwise would be. And as long as insulin is present (in other words, as long as dietary sugar and starch keep coming in) it becomes impossible to burn fat at the same time. Weight gain is the most common consequence, but there is more to this. You can be skinny and athletic and also suffer serious consequences from a dependence on sugar burning." -- Nora Gedgaudas

Saturday, February 11, 2012

An MD describes Paleo.

As an MD I feel as lied to and as outraged at the lies as any of you. Perhaps more so. I've spent $420,000 in education just to be taught the WRONG thing. I've been trained to think of obese people as lazy, gluttonous liars. I've been brainwashed into thinking statins are wonder drugs.
This was fine until I became obese and couldn't lose the weight by exercise or diet restriction. Something was OBVIOUSLY wrong. I was an athlete for crying out loud. My own MD tried to put me on statins. My Triglycerides were over 300 and my HDL was under 40. I was 35.
It isn't that MD's don't get the biochemistry. Trust me, if there is one thing we get it's biochemistry. Hell, my degree was in analytic biochemistry.
I've been trained to be some semblance of a respectable authority on peoples health. I'm (or was ) a liar made legitimate by virtue of a degree. I should have listened to my mother when all she served was meat, organ meat, veggies, and a little rice.
Rest assured. ALL MD's are not fools who are unwilling to step back and reassess. The evidence is building and the tide is beginning to turn. I fear that until the NIH begins to fund research in the area of grain elimination and higher fat eating habits the general public will still think that fat is bad.
FYI I just realized this about 1 month ago when I was researching diets incorporating (whatever the cereal which compares itself with an egg is). I was directed to this sub-reddit by google and someone ranting about the evils of grains and etc. So I looked up paleo and read Sisson and Cordain. Then I read "Wheat Belly". I was still wrestling with the amount of fat in the diet. Then I got a hold of Taubes which blew my mind. Then I watched the video about fructose and HFCS.
My fiancee is pissed at me because she loves her sweets. The other MD's I work worth are leery of me although they have commented about my "wasting away to nothing." I've lost 30 lbs in month on grass fed beef and buffalo, fish, nuts, eggs, pork belly, and veggies.
So thank you for vociferously expounding on the evils of whole grains. Thank you for not shutting up and listening to nay-sayers and experts.
EDIT 1: I am not saying that appropriate drugs do not have their place or that they cannot be beneficial. I'm saying that preventing disease is much preferable to treating disease.

Credit where it is due, it's the food. Good write up.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Aspartame might not be so safe. LOL

"If man made it don't eat it."  Jack Lalanne

9 Paleo Doctors

Top 9 Paleo or Low Carb Doctors with Blogs.  This is wonderful and encouraging news that this healthy, life saving diet is slowly being accepted within the medical community.

My client John lost 50 lbs in 3 months on the Paleo diet!

My personal training client John Cervera who lost 50 lbs in just over 3 months, going from 317 to 267, from following a Paleo diet and a consistent, but moderate exercise routine.  John is doing a wonderful job and is well on his way to reaching his goal of losing 100 lbs, improving his health, avoiding high blood pressure medications and looking and feeling great.

Paleo News Segment

A newscaster follows the Paleo diet and everything improves, her, weight, her energy, her blood work, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc...

A great link explaining the argument against GMO's

Great link explaining in more detail the argument against GMO's.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paleo diet a cure for Multiple Sclerosis?

Here is an incredible Youtube video of a TED speech that makes a pretty strong argument for following the paleo diet.

Loren Cordain Seminar

This a seminar given by Loren Cordain, the father of the paleo movement and the author of The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Answer.

My Blog!

I started this blog in order to help people find extraordinary health and fitness and to increase not only their longevity, but also the quality of their lives through diet, exercise and lifestyle choices.  In this blog I will be posting links to videos and scientific studies that help promote health and well being for all.