This “Paleo” diet, also known as the “Old Stone Age” diet, is very high in fiber as it is based on lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and nuts. A recent study compared the Paleolithic diet with the standard diabetic diet in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Though the sample size is small (N=13), it’s a start. They found that after a 3-month period, patients on the Paleolithic diet had lower levels of HbA1c (a marker of long term blood sugar levels – the lower the better), lower triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, lower BMI, and a decreased waist circumference.
We need to do more studies like this. Diet and lifestyle changes will help people be independent from the health care system and avoid expensive medications, hospitalizations, and surgeries.
I can’t help wondering what the Paleo diet would do to telomerase activity...