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Special Diets/Grain based foods and the Paleo Diet

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Expert: Tanya Zilberter, PhD - 3/16/2008

Question
Dear Tanya,

Do you agree that their may be some benefit in avoiding grain based food as mentioned in the Paleo Diet the reason given that we have not evolved to naturally eat this food group?

With Regards
James

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Answer
Dear James,

I tend to agree with Ray Audette (NeanderThin: Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body) that there indeed are the benefits of living "like a caveman".

The matter is, I've read original anthropological research data, which showed that before the farming era, people lived longer, were taller, had fewer children, but children's mortality was lower -- all these comparing with the period when they learn how to farm and grow grains.

It was no surprise to me because it is in perfect agreement with recent data concerning the harming effects of excessive glycolysis (the process of getting energy from carbohydrates). Reducing carbohydrate intake is now shown to help in most of the neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's Parkinson's, epilepsy, ADD, and depression. It also slows down the growth of some tumors and improves the health condition of people suffering from defects of cellular respiratory processes..

If it's important to you, I can put together the sources and post them in my follow-up.

Tanya Zilberter