Dr. Helen

The Paleobetic Diet

I picked up a copy of a book called Paleobetic Diet: Defeat Diabetes and Prediabetes With Paleolithic Eating and started reading it this weekend. I don’t have diabetes but the title sounded kind of interesting and so many people have diabetes that it might be helpful to some of you out there. It is written by Steve Parker, M.D. and Sunny Parker who guide the reader on how to control their condition using the paleolithic eating. From the description:

Dr. Steve Parker (M.D.) teaches you how to control your blood sugar and eliminate or reduce diabetes drugs by working with Nature, not against her. You’ll even lose excess weight if needed. This is the first-ever Paleolithic-style diet created specifically for people with diabetes and prediabetes. Also known as the caveman, Stone Age, paleo, or ancestral diet, the Paleolithic diet provides the foods our bodies were originally designed to thrive on. You’ll not find the foods that cause modern diseases of civilization, such as concentrated refined sugars and grains, industrial seed oils, and over-processed Franken-foods. Our ancestors just five generations ago wouldn’t recognize many of the everyday foods that are harming us now. On the Paleolithic diet, you’ll enjoy a great variety of food, including nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, and eggs. Dr. Parker and his co-author wife provide one week of meal plans to get you started, plus additional special recipes. Meals are quick and easy to prepare with common ingredients. You’ll find detailed nutritional analysis of each meal, including carbohydrate grams.

Chapter six with a week’s worth of meals actually looks pretty good with recipes like Mexican eggs and Avocado slices and Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti. They look fairly easy to make and even those of us without diabetes might enjoy them.