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Free Online Paleo Recipes

Sirloin steak, salad, cantaloupe, 3 raspberries

Sirloin steak, salad, cantaloupe, raspberries (on the Paleobetic Diet)

Or paleo-ish anyway.

Most diabetics eating paleo-style need to know how may grams of digestible carbohydrate they’re eating. Their blood sugars will go too high if they eat too many carbs. “Too many” varies from one person to another. Additional nutrient numbers are just icing on the cake. (Oops! Not a good metaphor for a Stone Age diet website.) Other than this site, I’ve only found three other sites that divulge basic nutritional analysis of their free recipes. Several sites listed are primarily low-carb, so you have to see if the recipe you’re interested in fits your definition of paleo.

Before you go, I just want you to consider financially supporting the owners and writers at the following sites. Many of them have books or services for sale. Some have a Donate button. If they can’t bring home the bacon, the websites go down and the recipes go bye-bye.

Recipes With Nutritional Analysis

Catalyst Athletics

Linda’s Low-Carb Recipes

Hold the Toast (I bet Dana Carpender’s “500 Paleo Recipes” book provides basic nutrient analysis.)

Paleo Diabetic

More Recipes (You can do your own nutritional analysis at places like Fitday.)

The Clothes Make the Girl

NomNom Paleo

The Paleo Diet

Julianne’s Paleo & Zone Nutrition (see drop-down menu under Paleo Links, Recipes, and Meals tab)

Everyday Paleo (see drop-down menu under Food tab)

Paleo Food

Paleo Plan

Stalkerville

Perfect Health Diet

Diabetes Warrior

Whole Life Eating

Nell Stephenson

Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Happy hunting!

Steve Parker, M.D.

Institute for Justice Takes Steve Cooksey’s Case Involving North Carolina Dietitians

The Institute for Justice will be helping paleo diet blogger Steve Cooksey defend his right to free speech.  That’s an expensive battle so I’m glad Steve is not alone in the fight.

I’m sure that the Institute for Justice accepts donations.  I’ve been familiar with their great work for years.

-Steve

Paleo Diabetic Theory

In other words, is the paleo diet good for diabetics?

A few others have weighed in on this question in an organized fashion.  Steve Cooksey at Diabetes-Warrior.net immediately comes to mind.  Gary Rea, too (see Links at right).  Many others (hundreds or thousands?) with diabetes have been conducting paleo lifestyle experiments on themselves.

N=1 experiments (self-experimentation) are particularly helpful in the absence of randomized controlled clinical trials, the usual gold-standard study in medical science.  But N=1 experiments aren’t necessarily safe, especially for  a diabetic taking drugs that can cause hypoglycemia.

I’ve already figured out there’s not  much published scientific research on the application of paleo lifestyle choices as therapy for diabetes.  I plan to review the published literature over the coming year.  Coming up with some preliminary answers will also require some inductive reasoning and empiricism.

In thinking about the paleo lifestyle and diabetes, here are some of the issues and questions I need to address over the coming year:

Non-Diet Items 

  • exercise
  • rest
  • play
  • sun exposure
  • sleep
  • social interaction
  • diabetes prevention
  • effect on diabetic complications such as kidney disease, eye disease, nerve impairment, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart disease, and stroke
  • spirituality (?)
  • individual genetic variation
  • safety
  • type 1 versus type 2 diabetes
  • drugs for diabetes

Diet-Related

  • what is the paleo diet
  • glycemic index
  • effect on blood sugar
  • diabetes prevention
  • effect of individual paleo diet components on diabetes
  • effect on diabetic complications such as kidney disease, eye disease, nerve impairment, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart disease, stroke
  • type 1 versus type 2 diabetes

Imagine a diabetic asking his physician or dietitian, “What about the paleo diet? Can I try it?”  The typical professional is going to answer, “I don’t know.”  How many will have the time or interest to look into it?  Not many. 

Am I missing anything?  Do you know anybody else doing this in a public forum?

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: A few diabetics don’t like to be called “diabetic.”  I mean no offense by the term.  It’s just typical medical short-hand for “people with diabetes” or “person with diabetes.”  Some blogs even use the acronym PWD.  Similarly, an asthmatic is a person with asthma, and an alcoholic is a person with alcholism.