The Paleo Diet August Digest – Promoting Health with a Paleo Diet
There is one all-encompassing and inescapable reason to adopt a Paleo Diet lifestyle – improved health. Early critics of the diet said there were no studies to back those claims. But in recent years, a growing body of new research has appeared showing better health in people of different ages, sex, and race. The evidence is mounting.
This month, our writers addressed just a few items on the growing list of benefits of the Paleo Diet. A list that Jane Dizon at least partially summarized in her monthly infographic.
Our feature article is a continuation of Dr. Cordain’s extensive research on the negative health effects of high salt consumption. The Paleo Diet is a low sodium diet, and it’s a good thing too, as the recent evidence that Dr. Cordain has been collecting against high salt consumption continues to mount.
Along with our feature piece, Marc Bubbs addresses the health benefits of periodic fasting for diabetics, Trevor Connor addresses Bill Nye’s recent claims that The Paleo Diet is unhealthy, and Nell Stephenson pushes the boundaries of the diet a little bit, telling you how to have your bacon and eat it, too.
We hope our new articles help make it a little easier for you to stay Paleo for the rest of your summer. Enjoy!
– The Paleo Diet Team
August’s Feature Article
Physiological Mechanisms: Underlying High Salt Diets and Cancer
By Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Cordain continues his groundbreaking research into high-salt diets and their impact on our health. In this piece, responding to a reader’s question, Dr. Cordain addresses how salt consumption can contribute to cancer. This is not one to miss!
Other Articles for August
Fasting – Ancestral Cure for Diabetes?
By Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS
Is fasting the ancestral cure for diabetes? Read more from Marc Bubbs on this fascinating and exploding subject including whether fasting was a natural part of paleolithic lifestyles and recent evidence for its effects and potential benefits with diabetics.
Bill Nye – The Science Guy?
By Trevor Connor, M.S.
Does Bill Nye’s recent criticism of the Paleo Diet hold scientific weight? Read why the research doesn’t back up his claims about our ancestors and their diet. In this blog, Trevor Connor, M.S. addresses Bill Nye’s views on the Paleo Diet, as discussed in the Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World.
The Ultimate Benefits of Going Paleo
By Jane Dizon
Some people are skeptical about the Paleo diet, but the outstanding benefits for the people who have tried it are evidence that there is more to it than just a mere change in one’s food choice. If you’re looking to try out this proven diet, here are the ultimate reasons why you should go Paleo now.
Paleo Recipe Contest Winner
By The Paleo Diet Team
We had a contest in July and August for the best recipe submission from our readers. Congratulations to Kriag Menard, our winner. Give his recipe a try!
September at The Paleo Diet: Lean, Robust, and Anti-Inflammatory
In September, our writers will continue to guide you in terms of foods that are and aren’t Paleo, including recipes focused on fresh fall produce (you can never get enough fresh vegetables) and why you should avoid olives and cheese.
Pulling it all together, we report on two recent studies showing the anti-inflammatory effects of The Paleo Diet. Nell Stephenson, as a high-level triathlete, gives advice on how to stay lean in the off-season.
As always, our team appreciates your support for The Paleo Diet. We look forward to and encourage your feedback on our website and Facebook!
The Paleo Diet Team