Dr.Karol, MD

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Paleo Diet for Body Building and for General Health

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The Paleo diet, or as it is properly named, the Paleolithic diet, just makes sense. It may not be 100% accurate in terms of the original argument for its support, but from a physiological point of view, it’s simply logical. The original concept was based on the theory that humans existed as hunters and gatherers for much longer (about 100 000 years longer at least) than as farmers. Agriculture began about 10 000 years ago. Today, our society feeds itself from modern agriculture. Thus, the theory goes, the digestive tract of humans has not had enough time to adapt to modern foods through genetic selection.

WHAT IS THE PALEO DIET?

What we are talking about in the Paleo diet is a diet primarily based on meats (fish, seafood, wildlife, beef and poultry), healthy oils (such as olive, grapeseed, hemp, fish and coconut, for example) as well as berries, fruits and vegetables. This is the basis of the Paleo diet. It lacks grains (including wheat), wheat-based products, dairy of any kind, processed foods, fast food, and salt.  The primary drinks are water and tea. It lacks coffee and any fruit juices, and most notably, it lacks pop drinks of any kind. The food also comes in a raw form more often than the modern diet due to the pretense that ancient people did not cook the majority of their food. Continue reading


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Electrolytes~Emergen-C

Emergen_C_Lemon_Lime_1_Electrolytes, why are they so important? We hear it all the time. Drink this, it’s good for you, it has electrolytes; or rehydrate with electrolytes. But most of us just believe that they are good because it’s a generally accepted opinion and a trendy term. I decided to shine some light on the subject to present a clearer picture.

The fact is that electrolytes present one of the most complex subjects of physiology. The reason for this is that electrolytes are controlled by multiple hormones and one of the most complex organs in our body, the kidneys. Continue reading