I'm really not qualified to give health advice. But when it comes to nutrition, medical doctors for the most part have no bloody idea!
And if you want someone who is going to tell you to eat less saturated fat, more "healthy whole grains" and "everything in moderation" - there are plenty of nutritionists and dietitians out there willing to sell that.
I don't have all the answers. Just most of them! (Joke). A lot of the Paleo diet is based on common sense, evolutionary ideas and recent science.
There is still a great need for rigorous double-blind, long term clinical studies but these are hugely expensive and finding funding for such studies is near impossible - unless there is a vested interest from a pharmaceutical company, agricultural corporation or government organisation.
So for now we have to do the best with what we can using existing research, logic and a whole lot of anecdotal evidence.
Yes, I'm one of those guys who has benefitted immensely from Paleo. My N=1 experiment may not mean much to my doctor but it means a lot to me. You will find tens of thousands of people out there willing to shout their Paleo success from the rooftops. Listen only if you want to. No one is shoving any grain-free muffins down your throat here!
My role through this blog is to help people with a genuine interest in improving their health. I believe a Paleo "model" lifestyle is the best way of achieving optimal and sustainable health.
I don't claim to know everything and my opinions may change as better information becomes available.
I will always strive to do my best to answer your questions in a genuine, practical and reasonable fashion. You'll just have to excuse my bias... because Paleo is definitely the way forward!
Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message via The Paleo Model Facebook page.
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