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Do Doctors ever recommend Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Do regular doctors ever recommend Paleo ? If not , how come ?

this is something that bugs me...

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 09, 2013
at 02:55 PM

Yes, but do they recommend paleo, or are you just spamming, like you obviously are?

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on August 09, 2013
at 11:09 AM

Sometimes, I wish doctors like this could be cloned!

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on August 30, 2012
at 07:41 AM

+1 Medical doctors get a very _concise_, as in abbreviated version of nutrition.

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on August 29, 2012
at 09:05 PM

I am just trying to shine the flashlight down the dark path of truth, wherever it leads. I have no other agenda.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I am definitely jealous and wishing I lived in Alabama!

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:51 PM

you sir are amazing, they got ones in the UK! votes for you!!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:24 PM

Fortune has nothing to do with it. I would never continue to see a doctor who wasn't willing to work WITH me. He's a doctor, not a preacher.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:21 PM

You are fortunate to have such an excellent Doctor!

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Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

on August 29, 2012
at 12:29 PM

personally i dont know many doctors that do recommend paleo as they are all for medicines and the sort as thats all they been taught.

however they are some doctors out there who have done their own research besides what they have been taught and are well equipped.

but i do think finding vast amounts of doctors knowing about paleo is rare, however it would be amazing if our doctors were up to date about paleo so we can sort out problems easier then just giving long and confusing names of medicines!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:37 PM

I do! There is a Paleo physicians' network to help you find one. http://paleophysiciansnetwork.com/

2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on August 29, 2012
at 09:05 PM

I am just trying to shine the flashlight down the dark path of truth, wherever it leads. I have no other agenda.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(496)

on August 29, 2012
at 02:51 PM

you sir are amazing, they got ones in the UK! votes for you!!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:13 PM

YES!!!!

I had gone back to a (GF) SAD during the 3rd trimester with my last baby (when all I could keep down was string cheese and Sprite) and Baby Bill, while 9lbs 5oz at birth, wasn't gaining weight while nursing and had a whole host of food-intolerance related issues as a new baby

HIS PEDIATRICIAN RECOMMENDED I GO PALEO (not knowing that I had been Paleo before) AND CONTINUE BFing! (most drs would've just thrown some formula at me and left the room)

and this isn't some new-fangled hippy doctor.

This is an old-timey Alabama Country Ped. (with an iPad) who wears a bow tie to work and has 7 kids himself.

their practice also has its own compounding pharmacy that keeps a stock of probiotics, fish oils, Rosemary Shampoo (for lice) and cloth diapers.

I FREAKING LOVE OUR PEDIATRIC GROUP

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I am definitely jealous and wishing I lived in Alabama!

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on August 09, 2013
at 11:09 AM

Sometimes, I wish doctors like this could be cloned!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:13 PM

My doctor was very enthusiastic about my diet change but did encourage me to allow myself to eat rice every now and then, a whole food approach, since she felt like completely cutting out certain items was too restrictive and not that realistic. My panels were reflective of the positive change in my life so I was told to keep on keeping on!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:43 PM

i was already paleo when i met my doctor, but she was trained by Weston A. Price, so she knew what Paleo was and when I mentioned it, she said, "oh yah, that's a great, healthy way of eating."

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 29, 2012
at 12:59 PM

My dr has always recommended a whole foods approach, but considers whole wheat healthy for up to 40%. Also recommends lean meats.

When i told him I was planning on going primals, he actually read the book on his own. He ordered some extra blood tests and inflammation tests at the beginning, two months in, and six months in.

He was very supportive and accepting. He has recommended the book to some of his morbidly obese patients, and cut his recommendation to no more than 30% of diet as carbs with the majority being fruits, veggies, and rice.

So there's hope. If your doctor is not willing to learn about your lifestyle change, and just recites what he learned 30 years ago in school, find a new doctor. While my doc had reservations at first, he was willing to go in with an open mind (although a little overly cautious with all the tests)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 29, 2012
at 01:24 PM

Fortune has nothing to do with it. I would never continue to see a doctor who wasn't willing to work WITH me. He's a doctor, not a preacher.

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on August 29, 2012
at 01:21 PM

You are fortunate to have such an excellent Doctor!

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on August 29, 2012
at 10:15 PM

I'm a doctor (well, Ph.D., not an MD) and recommend paleo :)

Seriously though, who really cares what doctors recommend? They are only recommending what they're taught. They're not trying to be evil by recommending hearthealthywholegrains. That's just what their classes and continuing ed have taught them. With full patient loads and whatnot they don't have time to do the research to find out about paleo. And then even if they did, they're not allowed to "experiment" on patients to see if it works. Experimenting requires much more standards. And then even if you didn't want to "experiment", you if you prescribe paleo and someone (while still very sick) dies, then you get sued for not following standard of care and you lose your malpractice insurance and you can no longer practice.

So basically, there's no good way for a doctor to fully embrace the paleo approach. As a result, I only use them for emergency medicine. I just take care of myself and avoid doctors for everything else.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 30, 2012
at 07:41 AM

+1 Medical doctors get a very _concise_, as in abbreviated version of nutrition.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Check out www.cavemandoctor.com who recommends Paleo to his cancer patients.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:12 PM

My BFF's 13 month old niece was having odd stools. Took her to the doc, who surmised that it was a lactose allergy and recommended a paleo diet. So yeah it happens, but not often.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Yes, one of my friends was recommended Paleo by her doc. Unfortunately, she has chosen not to take her doc's (or my advice) and try Paleo. Another friend was recommended to go gluten free (don't know if the doc specifically said go Paleo, but did ask her to eliminate gluten). I've seen 2 docs in the past year and informed both that I eat Paleo and they both have said that they agree with my decision to eat this way.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Yep, our GP recommends paleo. He doesn't push it very much, but says it's the only way he's been able to lose weight.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Higher-fat diets, especially ones high in meat content, have been criticized by many doctors since the lipid hypothesis zeitgeist in the latter part of the 20th century, but my impression is that doctors are becoming more open to the idea that a high-protein, high-fat diet like Paleo can produce healthy results, even if they're skeptical of our vilification of grains, legumes, etc. After all, you'd be hard-pressed to debate the benefit of any diet that focuses on whole, natural foods.

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on August 29, 2012
at 12:26 PM

The good doctors do....

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on August 09, 2013
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Yes, but do they recommend paleo, or are you just spamming, like you obviously are?

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