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Paleo Diet

A couple of afibbers (not physicians but supposedly knowledgeable about this condition)from a different board are advocating the paleo diet for afib suffers.

Your opinion about this diet ... positive, negative, it's all hype? From a cardio standpoint, any downside (it appears that the diet advocates alot of meat which I don't think is good for the heart but maybe it's offset by the lack of grains - just surmizing here).

When it comes to conditions like afib, other than cutting down on stuff like MSG and caffine, does diet really have an impact other than for the overall health of an individual?

Muchos gracias.
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kevtt,

Thanks for the post.

The "paleo diet", short for paleolithis diet, advocates against:
Grains- including bread, pasta, noodles
Beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas and peas
Potatoes
Dairy products
Sugar
Salt

and for:

Meat, chicken and fish
Eggs
Fruit
Vegetables (especially root vegetables, but definitely not including potatoes or sweet potatoes)
Nuts, eg. walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, almond.
Berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.
Root vegetables- carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, Swedes
Organ meats- liver and kidneys (I accept that many people find these unpalatable and won
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The paleo diet is quite healthy (far better than a typical American diet) but it sure didn't make ancient people live longer. The average lifespan was 25 which shows that we STILL need conventional medicine to save our lives.

Currently, there's good evidence that grains reduce risks of certain cancers but paleo diet advocates believe it's the opposite.

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