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Originally posted by juniperberry
i have discovered the benefits of going off the carb-rich diet. WEight-loss, increased energy, and better skin. My hair was falling out before I changed my diet and now I have a thick, rich hair again. I used to have problem skin, acne, clogged follicles etc. Now I have clear and bright skin.
Went back to beef and suddenly I was jumping off the walls with energy.
A lot of vegetables are a no-no. No carrots, no tomatoes, potatoes, parsnips, beans, peas, etc.. I can eat brocolli, cauliflower (but may be too sulphurous), and spinach.
I can't eat apples, oranges, bananas, or grapes. Most fruit makes my blood sugar crash very quickly. I can eat berries though. Blueberries and raspberries are the best and I eat those for dessert.
The paleo diet is hard to follow but it's worth it. Next I just have to start eating my meat more rare so that I can get benefit of the enzymes..
We pointed out that several thousand years ago when the future mummies roamed the earth their diet was a nutritionist’s nirvana. At least a nirvana for all the so-called nutritional experts of today who are recommending a diet filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and little meat, especially red meat. Follow such a diet, we’re told, and we will enjoy abundant health.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work that way for the Egyptians. They followed such a diet simply because that’s all there was. There was no sugar - it wouldn’t be produced for another thousand or more years. The only sweet was honey, which was consumed in limited amounts. The primary staple was a coarse bread made of stone-ground, whole wheat. The banks of the Nile provided fertile soil for growing all kinds of fruits and vegetables, all of which were a part the low-fat, high-carbohydrate Egyptian diet.
Were the nutritionists of today right about their ideas of the ideal diet, the ancient Egyptians should have had abundant health. But they didn’t. In fact, they suffered pretty miserable health. Many had heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity - all the same disorders that we experience today in the ‘civilized’ Western world. Diseases that Paleolithic man, our really ancient ancestors, appeared to escape.
One other interesting aspect of Hatshepsut’s mummy is that it appears that she died from metastatic cancer.