Hungry all the Time? Paleo Solution


So much about the Paleo diet makes intuitive sense, given its primary reliance on vegetables, natural fats, and animal protein, but quantification of its effects on the body is always welcome.

In a recent randomized cross-over trial of 13 patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers sought to quantify patient's experience of the diet. Their previous research had demonstrated improvements over three months in many cardiovascular and blood sugar measures such as blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, body mass index, and HgA1C (a measure of sugar's damage to protein in the body).

In the current report, they found that relative to a "Diabetes diet" notable for whole grains and low fat dairy products, the Paleo diet resulted in greater satiety.  Regaining control over one's appetite can happen through increased protein, natural fats, and improvement in hormonal regulation of blood sugar through insulin and leptin sensitivity. Elimination of grains and dairy can be the way off the blood sugar roller coaster.

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About Dr. Kelly Brogan

KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More