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Can you PaleoHackers help me with my Diet Project on Undernutrition?!

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Created January 19, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I have been assigned "Undernutrition" as my topic for my Dietetics class...perfect for a Paleo person trying to bring light to a class of CV-junkies Dietetics major (Im Nutrition Science, Pre-Med...so they will get their R.D. and go work in a gym while I go study Holistic Medicine/Sports Medicine and combine them ;]) I digress. Can anyone help me begin to gather information for a BOSS project?! Any and all information is welcome....just starting to get my research together.

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:49 AM

that would be a great paper, over-fed and malnourished.

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:33 AM

and @Priscilla im looking at it from a "we have food but not proper nutrition" point of view...look at FED's post above, he has what im aiming for.

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:33 AM

zach....my friend whos a health/wellness major has already called me stupid many times...and so has our athletic programs nutritionist (he told me ill be dead by 33)

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:32 AM

ill have to go speak with her about her definition about undernutrition...im looking at it from a point of view like FED's above where people are undernourished from a lack of proper nutrition

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Nice Point FED!

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:20 AM

BOSS is back! (Which is totally boss by the way)

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:02 AM

I don't think BOSS was intended as an acronym, but as an adjective. The BOSS!

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Haha, i'm waiting for Michelle to come back here with a "My entire class thinks i'm an idiot" post. Jokes really on them though. ;)

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on January 19, 2012
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I am not too sure what you mean by this question. If you mean mal-nourished I have nothing for you. If you mean undereating, then I think I recall Brad Pilon, one of the first dudes to talk about intermittent fasting, say in a podcast that his e-book Eat, Stop, Eat was his honor's thesis for the University of Guelph.

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at 12:33 AM

BOSS project = ?

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:30 AM

The way I am reading this question, it could be "undernourishment" in the context of a high-calorie food environment.

If I am correct in my assumption about the basic question, a case example of an undernourished (yet overfed) individual would be one who consumes a large amount of processed SAD foods (soda, pizza, potato chips, candy, etc.) who exceeds their daily caloric requirements yet is chronically deficient in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, etc.

In the U.S., many individuals living below the poverty line would fall into this category as the availability of fresh, unprocessed foods is often low in economically depressed areas (ever see a Whole Foods in the inner city? Usually it's fast food and convenience stores.), federal food aid encourages the purchase of high calorie foods over fresh produce (not to mention the subsidies that support grain production and thus artificially deflate the price of processed/convenience foods) and school lunch programs (often the only meal many underprivileged children eat on a daily basis) provide even worse options than most McDonalds.

This could be explored in a "Paleo" context by comparing the future costs (in terms of Medicare costs associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, mental health, etc.) to the present costs of making fresh whole foods available through federal food aid, community planning, school lunch program policies, etc.

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on January 19, 2012
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Nice Point FED!

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on January 19, 2012
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I think this needs to include at least a portion explaining leaky gut and dysbiosis, and consequential poor nutrient absorption (thus malnutrition) even in a diet that provides adequate nutrition.

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on January 19, 2012
at 12:49 AM

Know before you begin that you'll get squashed for what you say. Nutritionists just love their heart-healthy, whole grain diets.

Can you elaborate a little more on "undernutrition"? Undernutrition means a gigantic sphere of things... In the US? In a 3rd world country? In different races? In paleo vs. SAD diets?

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Haha, i'm waiting for Michelle to come back here with a "My entire class thinks i'm an idiot" post. Jokes really on them though. ;)

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:33 AM

zach....my friend whos a health/wellness major has already called me stupid many times...and so has our athletic programs nutritionist (he told me ill be dead by 33)

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on January 19, 2012
at 03:33 AM

and @Priscilla im looking at it from a "we have food but not proper nutrition" point of view...look at FED's post above, he has what im aiming for.

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on January 19, 2012
at 12:43 AM

How is 'Undernutrition' (malnutrition caused by an inadequate food supply or an inability to use the nutrients in food., malnutrition/starving) perfect for a Paleo person, since starving is the opposite of eating, there isn't much to know, other than the stages the body goes through up to death, which are all easily found by searching google for plenty of studies/charts/experiences/etc?

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:32 AM

ill have to go speak with her about her definition about undernutrition...im looking at it from a point of view like FED's above where people are undernourished from a lack of proper nutrition

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on January 19, 2012
at 03:49 AM

that would be a great paper, over-fed and malnourished.

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