Monday, March 29, 2010

raw paleo diet cures lupus? discuss!

http://www.myhealthblog.org/2010/03/26/lupus-treatment-success-rate-100-via-paleo-diet-in-france/

This guy says we should all be eating all raw, including raw meat (ew!)
I totally agree that diet has an incredible impact on health, and that we should avoid dairy and processed food.
I've even heard you should avoid the nightshade family of food (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants), and i don't eat these foods much at all. They all give me heartburn anyway.
After I learned what margarine was made for- to fatten up turkeys- I gave that up as well. Anything buttery that won't melt? gross.
Eating loads of fresh veggies and fruit? I think everyone agrees with this, even our government, and they're not exactly cutting edge with nutrition.
I'm not so sure i'm ready to give up rice or nuts and seeds, but I will entertain the idea.

And this I know: I darn sure am not eating raw meat.
That just doesn't make sense to me, because I read elsewhere that 100% of lupus patients have low stomach acid. How are we supposed to digest it? And secondly, raw meat is filled with pathogens, and we have suppressed immunity; how are we supposed to fight off things like salmonella- and worms? ew, ew, EW!!!

All the same I am pleased to see someone doing some research on the impact of diet on lupus, because it is something we can control it's not drugs, and it is an affordable cure.
As for my feelings on raw meat?
Well, feel free to disagree.
In fact, discuss.

note: rebuttal article:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=evolving-bigger-brains-th

Well wishes to you all-
Carla

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