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Paleo Diet

Paleo diet refers to sticking to a diet plan that primarily includes foods that were being eaten by our pre-historic ancestors who belonged to the Paleolithic age. It stresses on excluding processed, refined and modified foods from our diet and taking crops, eggs and meat grown from natural sources. This diet is said to help combat our new age lifestyle-based diseases.

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Imbalance in blood report after I began cheating on my Paleo. Please suggest a plan.

Query: Hello doctor, I started my paleo in the month of November wherein my HbA1c was almost 10, continued strictly for 100 days and in February HbA1c was 6.5 without taking medicines. Afterwards, cheating started and now it is 8.8. Also, there are some imbalances in the blood report. Now, I am assuring yo...  Read Full »

Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Paleo or Keto diet is not sustainable, as it is elimination and crash diet, especially for morbidly obese people. It not only about bringing sugar levels down, also it should not cause any nutritional deficiency, which may happen with paleo. Having higher intake of ani...  Read Full »

How To Lower Cholesterol On A Paleo Diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am 200.62 lb, and my height is 5 feet and 2 inches. My cholesterol levels are high, and I am over weight. I have hypertension, and I am taking tablets for cholesterol. I need a Paleo diet chart. Please help me. I am attaching my recent reports.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and saw a marked elevation of cholesterol levels with low vitamin D levels. So, it is very much necessary to take up a strict diet so that you get all your vitals to a near normal range. 1. Fir...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a vegetarian paleo diet chart.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, and I weigh 194 lb and my height is 5.25 ft. I am a vegetarian but I eat eggs. I am planning to start paleo diet to reduce my weight and before starting the diet, I got a blood test done. I am attaching my reports. Please suggest a vegetarian diet chart. What ty...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and according to it, you can go on a paleo diet. Which is good for your weight maintenance. But remember a vegetarian diet lacks some essential protein, which can only be supplied by non-vegetar...  Read Full »

I am doing calisthenics exercises to reduce weight, but I am confused between the keto and the paleo diet. Which diet should I choose?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to reduce my weight, and I am doing calisthenics exercises. However, I am confused between the ketogenic and the paleo diet. What diet should I follow to achieve the best results? I weigh 187 lbs now, but my weight was 194 lbs a month ago. My height is 5.4 feet. I do not have an...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should not follow any particular diet and eat the food you have been eating since childhood. Variations can be made in the diet, but weight management is not a one-time task. It is a thing that you need to maintain always, so I suggest you do sustainable things. I ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a paleo diet chart as I have completed my paleo beginner's test.

Query: Hello,I have completed my paleo beginners test and want to consult with doctors to get the paleo diet chart. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the blood reports you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The main points of concern are your VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) and triglyceride levels. I can suggest you the appropriate diet to improve...  Read Full »

Please advise vegetarian paleo diet to lose weight.

Query: Hello doctor, Is paleo diet really good to lose weight? It appears that the paleo diet does not have anything much for vegetarians. I want to follow a paleo vegetarian diet to lose about 15-20 kg of weight. I am a thyroid patient and taking Thyronorm 50 mcg for the past 15 years. I also have high B...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, paleo diet is good in a sense of restricting your diet, but as you said you have irregular periods too. That means sufficient amount of nutrition might not be reaching your body. So better have some non-vegetarian food products which are excellent source of prote...  Read Full »

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