My question is this: Is eating a more "primal" diet, following Mark Sisson's model, associated with arthritis? And how would Mark Sisson know, if he's never compared his diet with a vegetarian one? I ask this question for the following... (more)
Based on my research, there doesn't seem to be much to the Acid/Alkaline theory. However, based on my experience, there seems to be something to the theory. My experience: I've been able to alleviate my gout attacks last three times by... (more)
Hi, I am looking for information about Paleo nutrition benefits in regards to HIV and AIDS. Any articles that speak on the interaction of HIV medications, dietary concerns with regards to HIV coinfections (yeast infections, candida, toxoplasmosis,... (more)
That isn't really a question. I'm guessing it might get closed unless you make it a question, rather than a link to your blog. Also, some of your science seems iffy.
Given that meat is high in purines and the breakdown of purines ultimately results in a large amount of urate, the excretion of which is increased by Vitamin C, one might reasonably assume that we paleo folks would find benefit in supplementing... (more)
Paleolithic man would have eaten fruits, maybe rose hips in the winter, and chewed on leaves and whatever was around. Sorry, but I don't see how an all meat diet is mimicking any paleo lifestyle, except maybe those in polar regions, and even the... (more)
Hi guys. Over the past four months or so I have noticed some small bumps form on the helix of my ear. They do not hurt (although I have admittedly tried to pick them a couple of times). At first I thought they might just be small sebaceous cysts... (more)
If it is due to hyperuricemia, then vitamin C supplementation should help to mitigate it. I think massive changes in vitamin C intake are bad if it's gout, but 1 gram a day would be unlikely to cause problems. I personally take about 1-1.5g a day.... (more)
First the good news: After a bit of clever chess, (by enlisting my nagging but loveable mom) I got my 63 year old dad and the myriad of problems he's carrying in his 350lb+ frame to go paleo in the new year. Now the bad news: The males in my... (more)
Update: 10+ months later, my dad's lost 100lbs and, other than a slight flare-up early on, has not had any gout issues. Yaaay! What a great thing to read. Thanks for letting us know.
We have on PH an excellent thread on paleo, uric acid, and gout, with many great pointers, here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/988/the-connection-between-paleo-and-gout but I have one important question that is unclear to me: the (paleo +... (more)
Just had our baby boy, Friedrich "Fritz" Ward Rangitsch on the 15th. Fed up Paleo (85%) from before conception (41 year old Pop, 38 year old Mom). A very Paleo/Primal experience from start to finish. My question is on PKU since it has been a... (more)
Hi, My husband is suffering from gout (3 attacks in a year). He s following paleo diet for the past one month. He eats vegetables and fruits in the day; meat/veg with rice at night. He got gout attack now. I think it s due to consumption of... (more)
It's funny: I never had these problems when I was eating S.A.D. (very little fruits and veggies). Now that I'm doing my best to eat healthy Paleo, I'm having several problems (but I think they are related). I seem to develop progressively worse... (more)
Before paleo I was low fat high carb that spiked my TC and LDL cholesterol sky high. So thought I would give Paleo a try. Here is a review of what I have been eating, breakfast on most mornings is an egg(s) then 2 or so mornings a week will be... (more)
Could someone please explain to me how the paleo diet can benefit someone who's suffering from gout? I understand that gout is one of the illnesses that fall under syndrome x, and that paleo can eliminate almost all of those illnesses, but... (more)
My doctor thinks I have gout; I should get the uric acid blood result back next week. Assuming it is gout, I have the option of trying to lower uric acid levels by 1) taking a prescription drug (allopurinol), or 2) by diet. Old school diet... (more)
Hi, Last October I started paleo along with 3 nights a week doing a hard gym workout. A month into this I started getting these flare ups almost every other week that I now know to be Gout, but at the time thought was tendonitis or some such... (more)
Paleo Faileo This is what happened to me when I went paleo for 6 months. Fasting blood sugar went up about 15 points it went from 90 to 100-115 (blood sugar during the day was 90-110)never over 125, gout in big toe, heel spurs... (more)
My husband,now into 6 months paleo w/dairy no grains,and probably too much fruit, seems to be having a gout flair-up. He has had it before we went paleo. Docs confirmed previous flairs with blood test. He had it in his ankle first time, knee... (more)
I been on the Paleo Plan for 10 days now and I fell great. I sleep so much better and have more energy but..... today I have alot of pain in my big toe. GOUT I think !! Is it part of the detox?
I seem to keep hearing of people getting gout on both LC and Paleo diets. Of course some might seize upon this fact, and claim it as "proof" that we are not adapted to a very high purine/meat diet. (I think most paleo folks already know to avoid... (more)
Quick history: Longtime gout sufferer, watched Lustig's sugar lecture in 2011 and decided to try and eliminate sugar to eliminate allopurinol and gout. It worked like a charm. Jan 2012 - went for a full 30 day paleo experiment with no issues.... (more)