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Web resources Paleo for hypertension & diabetes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 15, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Hey there. I have two colleagues at work -- one is a 34 yr old man with hypertension and the other is a 38 yr old man with diabetes. The way they eat is beyond horrible (the diabetic drinks 2L of Diet Coke a day to "manage his blood sugar" OMG).

We don't have access to books and, though we work in English, it's not their first language (I live in Namibia, in Africa). I really, really want to introduce these guys to Paleo -- it is how their parents or grandparents ate and I think they may be open (the younger guy, I've already spoken to in general term and he was interested). The issue here is that doctors are just as bad as in the US, but they are accorded much more respect. New medical "technology" is considered the savior. Also, everyone believes that the stuff sold in the big grocery stores is much better (bananas wrapped in plastic! wow!) than the stuff from their gardens or local farmers. (My doctor here was rather shocked that I buy my meat in the open market -- straight off a local grass-fed cow hanging there -- as if it would make me sick.)

Anyway, I am wondering if you can recommend one or two websites on either of these topics that might introduce them to a more healthy way of eating. Otherwise, I fear they're not likely to make it to their 50th birthdays.

Thanks.

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on August 15, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Thanks. I talked briefly to the diabetic guy today and he was open. Been diabetic since he was 38 (when apparently he weighed about twice what he does now). I may have to start my own local diet consulting!

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:39 PM

Thanks, those were helpful. Less scientific, perhaps, than Robb and Mark, but easier to get the idea, I think. At least for these guys. We shall see.

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Here is the site I referenced a lot when I was researching my T2 diabetes http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Lots of good info there.

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Testimonials from diabetics: wwww.lowcarbdiabetic.co.UK & www.diabetes-warrior.net

Both are run by diabetics who control by low carbing. They both have success stories too.

Being told to eat right is one thing, but success stories from real people speaks to NE more if you see what I mean.

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:39 PM

Thanks, those were helpful. Less scientific, perhaps, than Robb and Mark, but easier to get the idea, I think. At least for these guys. We shall see.

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on August 15, 2011
at 04:29 PM

It's not exactly a medical study, but I cured my hypertension by eating Primal/loose Paleo and lifting heavy. I was 27 and a healthy weight, but still had a resting BP of around 142/88. I think it was mostly the dietary changes that did it, as the time when I saw the greatest reduction in BP was when I reduced cheese and increased fatty meat intake. Supplements like garlic and CoQ-10 helped initially but I don't even need them anymore, and no drugs either.

My dad, when he eats right, becomes virtually nondiabetic in terms of blood sugar levels (he is type 2). Unfortunately I can't get him to do it most of the time.

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on August 15, 2011
at 09:27 AM

The two websites I'm going to offer are great starters:

www.marksdailyapple.com

www.robbwolf.com

Good luck! That's very noble of you to try and help.

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on August 15, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Thanks. I talked briefly to the diabetic guy today and he was open. Been diabetic since he was 38 (when apparently he weighed about twice what he does now). I may have to start my own local diet consulting!

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