Alpha13 saidMy trainer once asked me if I thought it was fair to punish my body for my political beliefs... I have neuropathy probably caused by vitamin b deficiency ( not a good idea to be a vegetarian at a young age ,growing a body and doing physical labor) . Paleo diet seems to be repairing the damage and is the proper diet for an active male.
rather, if you had vitamin b deficiency (which i take to be b12), i say it's not fair to punish vegetarians as whole for you being foolish enough to be a vegetarian who didn't eat well. similarly, anyone who thinks the paleo diet itself is reparative for neuropathy or being the appropriate diet for active males should hold back on giving advice. the great laugh of the paleo diet is that much of it is based on aggrandized ideas of what our ancestors ate. not only are the foods you're eating not equivalent to the foods your ancestors ate in terms of their cultivation, but also it's a false view to assume hunters and gathers all consumed the same foods. what you eat isn't what would have been available in say south america. from an anthropological view, the paleo diet is rather hilarious. and this isn't to say that the foods advocated in the diet are bad. yes, lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and roots are great while avoiding sugars, processed foods, etc. but to say that is "paleo" is wrong. and to say a diet that includes legumes, dairy, and whole wheat is bad is also found to be nutritionally false as paleo diets combined with healthy portions of those previously mentioned food staples were found to be healthier than regular paleo diets. finally, if you really want to go paleo, then you should know your
ancestors were vegetarians who also ate a lot of insects. i hear cockroach larva is great for neuropathy
Your thoughts are speculative opinions. And you seem to think your thoughts are hilarious. I agree. Read some really boring bio chemisty papers on Paleo diet if you want to stop laughing at yourself.
I am a scientist so I actively experiment with the Paleo diet. I dont "believe" any theories or opinions unless they stand up to empirical method. I take records of saliva and urine acidity as indication of metabolic processes, I test my fat top muscle ratio after trying different aspects of Paleo diet. In 3 years I can't find any holes in it . I ve even made an unique discovery and will publish it as soon as I gather more data from more test subjects. But for the unscientific I forward the suggestion made in "The Paleo Solution" try it for 30 days.
Eaton, S.B.; Eaton III, S.B. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Apr1997, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p207. 10p. 6
please provide your studies that support that a paleo diet is healthy. overall, most nutritionist agree that the fundamentals of the paleo diet are good for health, but, one, there's nothing unique to them being "paleo" as opposed to a mediterranean diet and, two, the diet's flaws lie in its restrictions of legumes, whole grains, and dairy. further, it seems to be unanimous consensus that the diet is predicated upon unfounded claims from an anthropological view. unless you're consuming plants that have never been agriculturally manipulated, you're consuming wild insects and reptiles, and you're eating wild/non-domesticated animals, including their ligaments, offal, organs, etc., you're not actually eating what your ancestors ate.
rather, you're eating a select grouping of foods that modern man has changed and cultivated. you do know wild carrots are actually small and purple and that the cultivar we eat today was selectively bred? the same logic holds true for virtually every plant and animal you eat. don't fool yourself into thinking you're reverting into some untapped nutrition. i assure you that your diet is not only modern, but also it's incredibly western.
furthermore, if you're a scientist, then you'd know that nothing you're describing is empirically related to the paleo diet as nothing that you're consuming (or not consuming) has anything limited to the diet. for instance, if you really did have vitamin b12 induced neuopathy, paleo wouldn't have fixed that any more than the atkins diet would have. the deficiency would be fixed via the ingestion of meat, not the paleo diet. no self-respecting scientist would make the claim that the diet did anything. rather, you'd have to prove that the removal of sugar, salts, grains, dairy, and legumes as a whole resulted in your outcomes. and as any scientist with even a hint of physiology knows, that must be evaluated in a study set with a control with many participants. the fact that you're even attempting to allude that your "study" will be published is so hilarious because it flies in the face of peer-review. "publishing" your study as an e-book or in your church's newsletter doesn't count.
finally, you do realize your bit about saliva and urine means nothing? one, saliva and urine aren't the most accurate gauges of alkalinity in the body. two, both presences vary, especially urine, based on a number of factors, which include diet, health, etc. to say you have highly acidic urine might mean you're predisposed to kidney stones to you're simply not drinking enough water that day. it could also be a respiratory infection. alone, acidic urine or saliva means nothing and no direct correlations to metabolism can be made. also, your muscle to fat ratio, again, has nothing to do directly with you eating paleo. you'd have to prove it with a control and account for many factors, the biggest being genetics.
your understanding of "science" is so full of shit it's not even funny. it's sad.