Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise

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33 thoughts on “Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise

  1. FAILeo diet eh? Seems I have been accidentally doing things right
    concerning my diet over the last year lol. Due to the skyrocketing cost of
    meat, I have essentially been forced on a high carb low protein diet. Not
    lost any real weight though. Of course I could probably use more fiber and
    fresh veggies. Too bad they cost so dang much.

  2. I wonder what Mr Westman or Mr Lustig would say about this data. We need a
    showdown or a panel of discussion amongst the “experts”, including the
    plant based doctors, about this. Otherwise the Paleo (the low carb Paleo)
    people will keep misinforming their followers. 

  3. I’ve been pondering this topic for weeks, trying to find the words to
    communicate the full impact of this realization to which we are all
    increasingly awakening. Everything is rigged… the stock market, the news,
    the food, your taxes, public schools, the health care system, and on and
    on. Even Lance Armstrong’s cycling victories were all apparently rigged
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    But what do I mean by “rigged” specifically? All these systems and
    industries are rigged to cheat you, to suppress you, and ultimately
    to suppress your human potential.
    Think about it. The sick-care system is intentionally engineered to give
    you cancer, keep you sick, and keep you locked into a medical system that
    enriches powerful corporations while sacrificing human life.
    The financial system is rigged to quietly steal the value of your money
    through endless monetary creation also known as “quantitative easing.” The
    more money the government prints, the less valuable the money you worked so
    hard to earn is left remaining.
    The political system is utterly rigged to give you the illusion of
    choice while parading in front of you two puppets of different skin colors
    who both serve the same masters (the banksters).
    The food system is rigged with GMOs that actually poison you while
    spreading genetic pollution across farms and fields everywhere.

    The news is utterly and comprehensively rigged, and this was highlighted
    yet again by former CNN star reporter Amber Lyon who just went public with
    scathing accusations about how CNN allowed foreign terror regimes to
    actually BUY positive coverage on CNN’s broadcasts.
    The justice system is ridiculously rigged. A woman was arrested a few weeks
    ago and charged with a felony crime for drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
    Meanwhile, absolute evil-minded criminals like Jon Corzine and Eric Holder
    go free with no prosecution whatsoever. The criminals run free while the
    innocent are persecuted.
    “Science” is largely rigged. Science journals are all dominated by Big
    Pharma advertising money, and nearly all the so-called science you see in
    the news anymore is just a regurgitation of fabricated research from
    corporate science whores who have sold their integrity for a paycheck. Much
    of the effort behind “science” today is spent reinforcing a monopoly over
    medicine by pushing deadly vaccines while disparaging healing plants and
    Government regulators are completely rigged. The FDA looks out primarily
    for the interests of Monsanto and drug companies, not the safety of the
    American people. The USDA is completely beholden to the biotech industry
    and the meat factory giants, routinely betraying Americans with its
    Private property is rigged. Thanks to unconstitutional property taxes, you
    never really “own” your land. Instead, you lease it from the government.
    Don’t believe me? Try not paying property taxes and see what happens. Your
    property will soon be seized at gunpoint and taken over by the government.
    Even WAR is completely rigged. Wars are started with false flag attacks
    engineered by the imperialist USA, then all the reporting on war is
    completely censored to shield the American public from the truth of how
    horrifying it really is. The entire experience of war is sanitized,
    processed, homogenized… just like the processed cow’s milk you’re
    (hopefully not) drinking.
    How do you beat a rigged system? Don’t play!
    With all these systems rigged against you, how do you stand a chance of
    getting ahead? As every Vegas gambler knows deep down, the only way to beat
    the house is to not play against the house. Don’t play their game, in other
    Instead of sending your children to government-run indoctrination centers
    known as public schools, home school them.
    Instead of watching cable news propaganda, turn off the TV and get your
    news from independent online media like WorldTruth.TV and Natural news
    Instead of being victimized by toxic GMO food, buy organic and avoid the
    Instead of falling for vaccines and prescription drugs, say NO to
    vaccines and dangerous drugs. Turn to nutrition and superfoods instead!
    Instead of putting all your savings and investments in the fiat currency
    known as the dollar, diversify your holdings into precious metals, non-U.S.
    currencies, farm land and other stores of real value.
    Instead of voting for the next presidential puppet, simply don’t vote for
    any president! The mere act of voting for a presidential
    candidate legitimizes the corrupt system. (Yes, it’s definitely important
    to vote for local candidates and ballot measures like Proposition 37 in
    The point of all this is that you can’t beat a rigged system. That’s why
    it’s rigged, of course: to make sure you never come out on top. So stop
    playing in the rigged system! The house always wins, didn’t you know?
    That’s how casinos make money, and it’s how nearly everything else works,
    Levels of awakening
    The path to true freedom begins with recognizing just how completely all
    the systems are rigged against you. Only from there can you withdraw your
    consent from all the rigged systems that are insidiously working to keep
    you sick, suppressed, impoverished and ignorant.
    From there, focus your power and your effort inward, asking self-empowering
    questions like how can I become better informed and educated? How can I
    gain new skills? How can I improve my health and set myself free from the
    medical enslavement system? In time, these questions will transform to more
    broad questions such as: How can I contribute something meaningful to the
    world? What can I do to serve in the defense of life and truth?

    These are levels of awareness / awakening. I describe them like this:
    Level 0 – “Zombie”
    This is the default level of total ignorance at which 90% of the population
    operates. They have no clue about anything that matters such as how fiat
    currency systems operate, natural cures for cancer, the true dangers of
    vaccines, how television manipulates their behavior and so on. (These
    people are often experts in sports and TV sitcoms, however.)
    Level 1 – “Awakened”
    This level is achieved when a person realizes something along the lines of
    “Hey, I’m living in a dream world. I’m being told lies at every turn. What
    is real? How can I know what is real?” This is where people start asking
    Level 2 – “Informed”
    A level 2 person is someone who has taught themselves a significant amount
    of real history and the way the world really works. This person will have
    knowledge of politics, psychology, world history, economics, natural
    health, the natural world (water, ecosystems, soils, etc.), basic anatomy,
    basic science and so on. Not even 1% of the population today qualifies as
    level 2. Most people operate in a state of wild ignorance of the world
    around them.
    Level 3 – “Mastery”
    A level 3 person not only understands a great deal about the real world
    around them, they have also grasped ways to navigate through that world
    with great accomplishment and influence. They are innovators, creators and
    often communicators. Financial achievement is not the purpose here. Rather,
    it is achieving relevance in a world largely populated by utterly
    irrelevant people.
    Level 4 – “Enlightenment”
    This level is only achieved by those of the highest dedication to spiritual
    awakening. You would typically only find this level of understanding in
    people who pursue a lifetime practice of prayer, or transcendental
    meditation, or a similar spiritual practice. At this level of awareness,
    individuals become withdrawn from the material world and really have no
    interest in interacting with individuals of lower levels of awareness. Far
    less than one in a million human beings will ever achieve level 4
    Just to review these levels again, here are some of the keywords and
    concepts that typically relate to people of each level:
    Level 0 – “Zombie” – Football, sports scores, TV sitcoms, processed junk
    food, vaccinations, playing the lotto, following doctors’ orders,
    submitting to apparent authority, going along with the status quo.
    Level 1 – “Awakened” – Asks questions. Reads ingredients on foods.
    Questions their doctor. Watches documentaries instead of sports. Attempts
    to assess information and think rationally. Questions false authority.
    Level 2 – “Informed” – Reads books. Explores alternative information.
    Invests in self-education. Participates in activism. Seeks to make changes
    in the world around them. Speaks out with friends. Challenges people’s
    beliefs. Reflects on their own beliefs and is capable of adaptation.
    Level 3 – “Mastery” – Has great influence. Creates things. Innovates.
    Provides solutions. Invents new things. No television. No vaccines. No junk
    food. Has a very long-term perspective. Understands the “big picture.”
    Seeks to help others. Has compassion for living things. Recognizes the web
    of life on our planet.
    Level 4 – “Enlightenment” – Realizes the great illusion of life. Embraces
    immortality of consciousness and the human spirit. Expresses compassion
    for others but not intervention. Never seeks to “change” others, only to
    invite them to expand their awareness. Recognizes inter-connectedness of
    all life systems. Sees the human life experience in a humorous light. Is
    able to tap into higher consciousness. Rarely seeks fame and not interested
    in financial success. Often abandons all material wealth.
    Remember: The rigged systems in place today want to suppress your rise from
    Level 0 to Level 4. They wish to keep you as dumbed-down as possible so
    that you never become fully aware of what’s really happening around you.
    Only by refusing to participate in those systems do you have a real
    opportunity to move up the levels and achieve the only thing that really
    matters: High-level consciousness.

  4. Paleo logic is so funny, how can someone believe that? Those lowcarb meat
    eater ideas were brought to light briefly back in the 70′s when they were
    knocked to their knees by science and news reports of kidney failures,
    stones, and fatalities. Lots of money behind its popularity again, but
    aren’t humans suppose to have a higher cognitive function than earthworms?
    ha. I can’t believe they are still doing it, anything to try to get people
    to believe and support their bad meat eating behavior. Or perhaps years of
    lowcarb eating has created the ‘meathead’ or ‘deadhead’ affect? :) They
    just can never get around the fact that Only carnivores can eat meat and
    not have it affect their cholesterol, humans can not because (drum roll
    please) they are not carnivores….

  5. Paleo science is often laughable, but so is the suggestion that a paleo
    diet negates the benefits of exercise. 

  6. Paleo had me looking good and dying beautifully at the same time. Bowel
    problems, kidney problems, skin issues. But I sure look good in size 0-2.
    But then again having all this issues before 30 couldn’t be good. So I made
    the switch. Will NEVER look back. I rather br healthy for me and my family.
    Beauty is an illusion. Health is a tangible asset

  7. I have tried low carb diets and eating complexe carbs something like
    plant base diets. While eating the complexe carb plant diet and walking an
    hour a day I have brought my morning blood sugar number down from 110 to
    120 testing to between 79 to 83 in the mornings up on rising in the
    mornings. I think the plant base is dramaticly better than the low carb and
    of course some kind of exercise included. The next visit with my doctor and
    blood profile test will present the facts!

  8. It seems that eating paleo isn’t going to do much for your lifespan
    “A high-protein diet during middle age makes you nearly twice as likely to
    die and four times more likely to die of cancer, but moderate protein
    intake is good for you after 65. But how much protein we should eat has
    long been a controversial topic — muddled by the popularity of
    protein-heavy diets such as Paleo and Atkins. Before this study,
    researchers had never shown a definitive correlation between high protein
    consumption and mortality risk.”

  9. You should amend your title to state that *Well-planned* Vegetarian Diets
    Are Better Than Paleo Diets. Plenty of vegetarians just eat the S.A.D. but
    swap out meat for processed, fake meats made from soy protein isolate.

  10. I’ve been wondering about this, since the paleo way of eating seems like
    the closest to our pre agricultural way of eating. In other words, our
    natural diet. Shouldn’t we be adapted to the diet we’ve consumed, as.
    Species, the longest? Also, have you ever been overweight? Or are you
    naturally slim? Also isn’t it harder to maintain muscle tissue with so
    little protein? One would have to eat lots of soy. IM not sure. Lately I’m
    just eating whatever I want, out of confusion. I still eat all the healthy
    vegan goods, but on top I eat animal foods and occasional pastries. I need
    to cut out the pastries or make them myself.

  11. ‘The tyranny of the latest study’ :-) I have a query about starchy
    carbohydrates and fat. I am currently transitioning to a plant-based diet.
    I understand the ‘no oil’ arguments of Dr Esselstyn and others but my
    non-fat cooking is not great. Is it OK to use one teaspoon of oil (e.g.
    unrefined coconut, sesame or olive) in cooking and salad dressings (roughly
    one tablespoon of oil per day)? Or does the chemistry of the starch-fat
    combo, even in small amounts, prevent body cells from releasing stored fat
    and block the reversal of insulin resistance? I am not diabetic but have a
    lot of weight to lose around the middle. Thank you.

  12. Hi Dr. Popper, very well said. Thank you for the work you are doing in
    clarifying general misunderstanding. It definitely helps people to see
    more clearly when someone is able to cut the clutter, set the facts
    straight about diet, food and nutrition, and separate them from so many
    things that are being said about health that are actually false. Thank you!

  13. The push of Paleo people is very firm and unfortunately non-specialists
    like myself are not able to confront them as they often comes with all
    sorts of “scientific” studies proving their approach. In particular, I wish
    there were more plant-based participants at It seems that the
    Paleo movement dominate there. 

  14. I really wished Pam Popper would post the transcript with each video, just
    like Dr. Greger does on Thanks!

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