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5 Diseases & Illnesses Paleo Can Help Fight Off

Every day, we are realizing more and more that nutrition plays the key role to preventing illness and staying healthy. And when you think about it, it seems obvious. If you give your body the resources it needs to make repairs and stay strong, it’s less likely to get sick and weak.

The logic behind paleo is that we should be eating the kinds of foods our ancestors ate before modern technology came in and started modifying all of our foods into these highly processed, indigestible, nutrient-poor products. As a result, eating a paleo diet can help fight or manage many different illnesses that have become so common in modern society:

Obesity

Obesity can be a result of a few different problems. But, at its core, it is a problem of your body storing too many calories as fat rather than burning them off. Whether that happens because you eat more than you burn or because you have a hormonal imbalance, paleo is the way to help fight obesity.

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That’s because the nutrient rich paleo diet attacks obesity from all angles. It helps you burn fat by improving metabolism, building muscle (even without exercise), and stabilizing blood sugar levels. It also helps regulate hormones. Combine this diet with a modest exercise program and you can get yourself down to a healthy weight in no time!

Inflammatory Illnesses

There are a number of illnesses that cause inflammation in your body. If you suffer from something like arthritis, an autoimmune disease, or inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, paleo can go a long way in helping you to manage that problem.

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That’s because many of the processed, high sugar, high gluten foods in our modern diets are serious triggers of inflammation. So by eating a modern diet, you are filling yourself with stuff that causes painful attacks by the inflammatory illness.

On paleo, you are eliminating many of the offending foods that trigger inflammation so you can easily manage the symptoms of your condition through your diet. If you have an autoimmune disease, consider the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) version of the paleo diet.

Heart Disease

The paleo diet naturally lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure so that your heart can do its job efficiently and avoid the toxins and junk that lead to heart disease and other heart conditions.

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Diabetes

For the same reasons that paleo helps with obesity, it also helps with diabetes. That is, it improves your metabolism and stabilizes your blood sugar levels. That’s because it is low in carbs.

Carbs cause unstable spikes and crashes in your blood sugar levels which wreaks havoc on your insulin production and digestion. So with the low-carb paleo diet that also happens to be free of refined sugar, your body can stabilize itself and get back to normal.

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Final Word

These aren’t the only illnesses that paleo can help fight. It also helps with allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, migraines, ADD, depression, and many other common conditions of modern humans. So switch to paleo to help manage and prevent illness while improving your overall health!

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