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.
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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.