What do you think of CT + Magnesium supplementation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM


Dr. Kruse posted a great case study written by Kevin Cottrell. So the post is readable (unnlike most of Kruse's posts - LOL). Anyways, Kevin (co-founder of Paleo FX) had high CRP and magnesium deficiency on nearly 1 year of Paleo diet. In spite of 10.9% body fat he had a CRP of 5.6 (quite high and increasing over past 4 years).

In 1 month Kevin post-Paleo FX lowered his CRP with CT and magnesium his CRP dropped by 90%. Sleep is very important as Kevin only added sleep and he got from 16.9% to 10.9% body fat in 90 days.

This is why I take issue with some Paleos thinking we can get everything through food! If there are nagging symptoms and/or biomarkers that show a problem people need to dig deeper and find out why! This is an eye-opener and should motivate some thought and action!

Here is a perfect example of someone who looked great on the outside - 6 pack and all but suffering chronic inflammation that could kill him. Just because you look good doesn't mean something on the inside could use some help.

Dr. Kruse takes issue with overtraining and some of the Crossfit crowd because any day some Paleo is going to drop dead at a young age (over 40) from excess cortisol, overtraining, undersleeping, magnesium deficiency, etc. and the conventional media and wisdom will BLAME Paleo on it!

Paleo, like anything else needs to be implemented properly and adjusted to individual n=1 under some supervision from a functional doctor, naturopath, etc. The only way to adjust diet and supplementation is by testing.



on April 29, 2012
at 04:43 AM

For example, listen to this critique of Cross Fit by Robb Wolf on the grounds that it may lead to overtraining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnPA3znZjGs&feature=related



on April 29, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I don't know where u got the idea that Paleo is diet only. Stress, sleep and rest are stressed by all Paleo gurus. Not overtraining is also stressed. It's those who believe in endurance exercises that do not seem to understand the role of stress and elevated cortisol. Quilt is right about stress, sleeping and rest, but what hes says is already consistent with Paleo.

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on April 29, 2012
at 01:23 AM

As a nurse myself, I understand most of what Dr Kruse says in his blogs and I also agree with him. I have followed his thought process from the beginning and his recommendations are based on biological evidence. As with anything else, some things work for some and not for others but the science behnd what he is doing is solid. If it works do it, if not ignore it. KISS



on April 29, 2012
at 03:42 AM

There is nothing wrong with suplimenting magnesium. Many people need to do that and it is critical to your health.


on April 29, 2012
at 06:57 AM

Ive said many times,paleo is not the ideal eating regime,it is simply a base. It has too many flaws.

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