In this video John McDougall, M.D., discusses current issues like the Paleo diet, Gluten-free and GMO. I’m posting it today because recently I have had several medical hypnosis and weight loss hypnosis clients that have been asking about the Paleo diet or who have been following the fad of gluten-free. Sadly, the Paleo diet proponents spare no effort to ignore and distort science. At Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge weight loss hypnosis I know how to support you in making healthy lifestyle and diet changes that support you with your weight loss, health and wellness.
The Paleo Diet Is Uncivilized (And Unhealthy and Untrue)
The Paleo Diet Is a Nutritional Nightmare
By nature, the Paleo Diet is based on artery-clogging saturated fats and cholesterol, and bone-damaging, acidic proteins from animal foods. Respected researchers find that those modern-day hunter-gather populations who base their diets on meat, such as the Inuits (Eskimos), suffer from heart disease and other forms of atherosclerosis, and those modern-day hunter-gathers who base their diets on plant foods (starches) are free of these diseases. Osteoporosis, from their high animal food-based diets, is also epidemic among meat and fish consuming hunter-gathers, specifically the Inuits.
In an attempt to defend eating animals, Paleo teachers believe the harmful nutrients from these foods are counteracted by the addition of non-starchy fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds.
Furthermore, according to Dr. Cordain, a diet very high in animal protein foods would cause a person to become seriously ill with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and eventually death from protein toxicity (also known as “rabbit starvation”). (p 105). For most people the dietary ceiling for protein is 200 to 300 grams a day or about 30 to 40 percent of the normal daily calorie intake. The Paleo Diet is as high as 35% protein. (p 24) Contradicting his warnings, Dr. Cordain consistently and frequently emphasizes that “Protein is the dieter’s friend.” (p 48).
Eating animal-derived foods causes our most common diseases for many well-established reasons, including the indisputable facts that they contain no dietary fiber, are filthy with disease-causing microbes (including mad cow prions, and E. coli and salmonella bacteria), and contain the highest levels of poisonous environmental chemicals found in the food chain. Remember, disease-causing red meats, poultry, fish, and eggs make up 55% of the Paleo Diet.
Dr. McDougall says that “People should be thought of as “starch-eaters;” just like cats are “meat-eaters.” For 99% of us, gluten is not a concern. What is a concern is animal protein. If you are overweight or have a illness such as irritable bowel syndrome, the last thing you want to be eating is chicken, fish, beef, pork or any dairy product. Don’t be confused by unhealthy fad diets and food manufacturer’s marketing.
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