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My name is Gary and I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in late October. My doctor immediately whipped out his prescription pad and prescribed Metformin for me. I looked it up on Google and found it's the most dangerous drug for diabetes on the market. Made by MERCK (which began as a bioweapons contractor), Metformin has been found to cause fatal lactic acidosis.

Luckily for me, I was already reading Loren Cordain's book, The Paleo Diet, so I knew what to do: I immediately started the diet (November 2nd, 2007). As of Day 59 (December 30th, 2007), I have lost 32 lbs, my blood sugar has fallen into the normal range (102 this morning, but it's been as low as 92, recently), my blood pressure is coming down, and my triglycerides and cholesterol are probably falling, as well (haven't checked yet).

The Paleolithic Diet, also called the Caveman Diet, etc., is simple. It is basically a return to an approximation of the diet our paleolithic ancestors ate 500 generations ago, before the introduction of agriculture brought grains and dairy foods into the human diet. Ever since then, man has been experiencing a host of diet-related illnesses and diseases that are directly attributable to the presence of grains and dairy in our diet. Why? Because, first of all, grains and dairy, contrary to popular claims for them, are not good sources of nutrients and, secondly, they contain many toxins and other harmful components. So, what does one eat on a paleolithic diet? Meat, veggies and fruits. You'd be surprised how satisfying a diet this is. You don't feel hungry, you don't feel tired, you can't overeat, and you will lose weight, guaranteed. If you're a diabetic, your blood sugar will naturally correct itself, along with whatever diet-related conditions you may be suffering from.

The reason the paleolithic diet works is because it was humankind's original diet, the diet that human beings evolved on for 2.5 million years. Our paleolithic ancestors were lean and fit. They had no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no high triglycerides, no high cholesterol. This has been verified by archaeological evidence of their remains, as well as from modern day studies of hunter-gatherer tribes and their diet.

You can buy a copy of Loren Cordain's book if you want to learn more, or you can visit my blog and find out, for free, all about my own continuing personal experience with the Paleo Diet.

Gary
Paleo Diet - So Easy a Caveman Can Do It!
 

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Thanks, Richard. Yep, the human race took a wrong turn, nutritionally, about 10,000 years ago and most of the poorest people on earth are now paying the price for it, caught in a diet that is grain based and with little or no means to afford meat. It's really sad. So, it looks like only people in First World nations are going to have the means to get themselves out of it and, as you suggest, only those who have the strength of will to do it. But, the more of us I can reach, the better, right? :D
 

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Thanks, Richard and Terrie! :D

I know what you mean about not being sure whether or not you're living in the stone age, Terrie. Looking around at some of what's happening in the world today, it makes me wonder if we've really advanced much at all. ;)
 

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YW. Actually, I meant it felt more like the stone age when I
was growing up in the 60's. The rest was Good.

The advancements in the world has been amazing especially in
the technology in the hospitals, in our homes and devices to help
the Patients. Especially for Diabetics.

But seeing in the news about the tainted food, the bad stuff in Kids
toys, what junk some of the the products are made of, etc. That
is depressing. Oh well.

Well, I liked the sixties, especially the early half of the decade (I was born in '52). Unfortunately, it's the latter half the media wants us to remember. But, even so, I wouldn't want to go back to it and lose all this great technology. ;)
 
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