The Paleo Diet is a way of eating that is very similar to the way our ancestors allegedly ate during the Paleolithic period, which was about 10,000 years ago. According to the Paleo Diet creator Dr. Loren Cordain the foods suggested in the Paleo Diet are high in the nutrients our bodies need to stay fit, and low in those that contribute to weight gain and illnesses related to too much weight gain.
The creators of the Paleo diet and recipes contend that the human body is genetically made to eat the way our ancestors did prior to the industrialization of agriculture.
How to Gain Weight With Paleo Diet
Foods to Exclude
All processed foods that contain artificial ingredients, salt, refined sugars and grains and saturated and trans fats are discouraged on Paleo Diet meal plans. Fruits and vegetables replace grains and dairy---even healthy whole grains and non-fat dairy. Coffee, alcohol and legumes are also off-limits, as these were not consumed in prehistoric times. Even potatoes are discouraged because they are now genetically altered by modern farming techniques and do not mimic the nutritional value of those available in the Stone Age.
Sample Meal Plan
A Paleo Diet meal plan might begin with eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms. At lunch, you enjoy grilled fish and a generously portioned green vegetable salad with flax oil dressing. Dinner may consist of grilled lean beef, steamed broccoli and a salad of tomatoes and raw bell peppers. Snack on berries, guacamole and cut-up vegetables and nuts.
We recommend no more than one or two 'cheat' meals on only one day per week. If you decide to have one or two cheat meals on a weekly, you may eat whatever foods you want for those meals even if they are not Paleo diet foods. That's the time to have plenty of carbs and fats as well as calories.
Even then, however, please stop eating when your hunger disappears. Do not eat until you feel stuffed.
On all other days other than cheat days, restrict your carb intake to 25 grams or less. Why? When digested, all carbs become sugar. If you eat both carbs and fats, your body will tend to burn the sugar and store the fats. To get your body to burn fats instead of sugar, reduce your consumption of carbs on most days.
Sample Diet Plan
Omelet with spinach and mushroom
Large mixed vegetable salad and flax oil dressing
Local Treatment of Allergic Dermatitis Most Persons who suffer with allergic dermatitis have accumulated numberless lotions, salves, ointments, and other local preparations. These have either been prescribed for them or suggested to them by their family or friends. For the most part, the effects of these long-continued local applications is to further irritate and traumatize the skin, so that in the end more harm than good is done. First take away all these various drugs and prescribe only such bland preparations as are least likely to injure the skin. These must be cautiously and carefully applied, observing their changing effect. Indeed, at times it is necessary to use the preparation of one area of the skin only, such as one arm or one leg, and observe the difference between the dermatitis on that are and on the area of the body where no preparation has been used.
Salmonella Tainted Ground Turkey Consumers looking for answers about a salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey will have to continue to wait as the government investigates the source of at least 76 illnesses and one death.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are still looking for a source of the outbreak, which dates back to March.
Furosemide Side Effects and Dosage Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Furosemide treats fluid retention in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure. Here is some stuff about Furosemide Side Effects and Dosage.
Miranda Kerr Diet Plan and Exercise Supermodel and new mum Miranda Kerr has revealed how she maintains her slender figure and glowing vitality.
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Chicken Pox Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Treatment and Prevention Chicken pox is an extremely contagious disease that is characterized by a blistery rash. It occurs most frequently in children between the ages of five and eight; less than 20 percent of the cases in the United States affect people over 15 years old. Chicken pox is transmitted so easily that most everyone gets the disease at some time.
Chicken Pox Causes
Chicken pox is caused by infection with the varicella zoster virus. Chicken pox is contracted by touching an infected personís blisters or anything that has been contaminated by contact with them. The virus also thought by some researchers to be air borne, since it may be caught from an infected person before the rash develops. Another way to get chicken pox is by exposure to shingles, a localized rash caused by the same virus.
The incubation period (the time between exposure to the illness and the appearance of symptoms) of chicken pox is 10 to 21 days. It is contagious for about six to eight days after day rash appears or until all of the blisters have dried out.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints. Affects
1Ė2% of the U.S. population, with a female-male ratio of 3:1 and a typical
age of onset of 20Ė40 years.
Talking with Your Doctor about Cancer Diagnosis Anytime there is suspicion of cancer, the person involved is likely to react with great anxiety, fear, and anger. Emotional distress is sometimes so intense that the person involved is unable to severe as his or he own best advocate in making critical health-care decisions. If you find it difficult to know what to ask your doctor on a routine exam, imagine how hard it would be to discuss life or death options for yourself or loved one. Having a list of important questions to ask when you appear at the doctorís office may help tremendously. Remember, your health-care provider should be your partner in making the best decisions for you. By actively challenging, questioning, and letting the physician know your wishes, difficult decisions may become easier.
What is Marijuana and the Effects on Brain and Body Approximately 25 years ago, marijuana became a cultural phenomenon, the symbol of one generation's disregard for another. The marijuana found on the streets at that time, however, lacked the potency of current crops. Crossbreeding of more potent variates, improved cultivation, and the part of the plant being used all contribute to increased levels of the delta90-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive drug found in marijuana. Some marijuana currently grown in the United States rivals the previously stringer varieties of Mexico, Jamaica, and other areas. The THC percentage of Cannabis saliva (the Indian hemp plant which marijuana is derived) in plants grown in the United Sates can range from 2% to as high as 7%. The higher the percentage of THC , the more potent the drug. Marijuana is composed of the dried leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Hashish, which has stronger effects, is processed from called hash oil. Marijuana is seed motor extensively than hashish in the United States.
Campomelic Dysplasia Treatment, Pictures and life expectancy Camptomelic dysplasia is a genetic disorder, camptomelic or campomelic refer to the bowing of the femur and tibia, (campto meaning bent and melia refers to the limbs) commonly seen in this disorder.
A mutation in the gene coding for the transcription factor Sox9, localized to chromosome 17, results in camptomelic dysplasia, which is marked by anomalies of the ribs and vertebral column and bowing of the long bones. Sox9 controls transcription of Type II collagen and the proteoglycan aggrecan, and is also related to sex reversal. Genetically male (XY) individuals appear phenotypically female, because SOX9 is not able to fulfill its role in sex determination (testis development).
Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms and Prevention Pulmonary embolism is a condition in which a part of blood clot in a vein breaks away and travels through the heart and into the pulmonary circulatory system. Here the vessels leading from the heart branch like a tree, gradually becoming smaller until finally they form capillaries, the smallest blood vessels. Depending on its size, the clot will at some point reach a vessel through which it cannot pass, and there will lodge itself. The clot disrupts the blood supply to the area supplied by that vessel. The larger the clot, the greater is the area of lung that loses its blood supply, and the more drastic the results to the patient.
Menopause Definition, Age and Treatment Guidelines Elizabeth K. Stanford, MD
We all know what happens at a certain age to women. It is genetically determined that they stop making estrogen in their ovaries. Thatís why fat people are overweight. Ladies are less likely to get hot flushes and less likely to get hip fractures, and more likely to get endometrial cancer. The follicles stop developing in the gonad at a certain age that is genetically predetermined. And actually before that phase happens, to end ovulation and menstrual cycle regularity and sometimes some psychologic symptoms. Of course the hot flush which occurs in about ĺ of women and it occurs without an aura. It just happens and frequently wakens them from sleep and is very disturbing. So these are the early symptoms of estrogen deficiency. A few years later the target tissues start to atrophy; the vagina and the urethra and the bladder, which are urologically grafted to the urogenital sinus. And since estrogen stimulates collagen synthesis, there is atrophy in the dermis of the skin. Youíve all noticed those vertical lines in the upper lip of women. Thatís a sign of not making enough collagen or dermis.
When estrogen deficiency begins, there is an increased rate of bone resorption, which in about half of white women leads to osteoporosis and if they live long enough then they may develop fractures from this. These fractures start appearing about age 60. There is also an acceleration of cardiovascular disease in women not taking estrogen, and estrogen will retard the acceleration of atherosclerosis. Of course these are the serious problems that are asymptomatic. The osteoporosis and the atherosclerosis. So we donít mention them until the event occurs. You all measure blood pressure and treat hypertension and you make a cholesterol to treat cardiovascular disease, and now there is a move afoot to measure bone mineral density in all white women and Asian women. And now found that even about 30% of blacks have osteoporosis, so this is being reimbursed by Medicare and this is something that you will be doing in the next few years.
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Alchohol Abuse Facts and Effect In primary care outpatients, the
prevalence of alcohol disorders is 16-28%, and the prevalence of drug disorders
is 7-9%. Alcoholism is characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control
over drinking, preoccupation with alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse
consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Substance abuse
is a pattern of misuse during which the patient maintains control. Addiction or
substance dependence, is a pattern of misuse during which the patient has lost
Clinical assessment of alcohol
use and abuse
The amount and frequency of
alcohol use and other drug use in the past month, week, and day should be
evaluated. Determine whether the patient ever consumes five or more drinks at a
time (binge drinking). Previous abuse of alcohol or other drugs should be