1. S. Boyd Eaton, M.D. - Long-Term Paleo: What Happens if You Follow the Ancestral Health Protocol for Thirty Years?


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    A single person’s experience hardly constitutes robust scientific evidence. Nevertheless, individual life histories can sometimes elicit public acceptance of health recommendations more readily than can findings from impeccably-designed epidemiological investigations. Like most people considering adoption of a Paleo lifestyle, Eaton has had a fairly demanding job, as well as family, social, civic and professional responsibilities. His story doesn’t come from a metabolic ward setting. Some symposium attendees may wish to know how he’s maintained, and enjoyed, diet and exercise in the ancestral mold for over thirty years. More will be interested in the outcome (so far) –the health profile that results from three decades of Paleo living. S. Boyd Eaton M.D. has been a “Paleo” practitioner since the late 1970’s –probably as long, or longer, than anyone else has followed a health-promoting program specifically modeled on the essential lifestyle elements of Stone Age humans. His New England Journal of Medicine article, Paleolithic Nutrition, (with co-author Mel Konner) has been called by some the original impetus for the ancestral health movement.

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    • Chris Masterjohn — Oxidative Stress & Carbohydrate Intolerance: An Ancestral Perspective


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      Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D. has just completed his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, where his doctoral research focused on the role of oxidative stress in regulating metabolism of methylglyoxal, a major precursor of advanced glycation end products. He created and maintains Cholesterol-And-Health.Com, where he publishes his blog, The Daily Lipid. http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/ http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/ Abstract: The role of carbohydrate in health and disease remains controversial in the ancestral health community. Numerous groups of foragers, pastoralists, and agriculturalists have been found free of the so-called “diseases of civilization” while subsisting on diets rich in carbohydrate, yet clinical trials have shown that low-carbohydrate diets can help reduce disease risk in modernized populations. In this talk I will discuss evidence from my doctoral research suggesting that oxidative stress contributes to carbohydrate intolerance and will review the literature suggesting that oxidative stress is a common cause underlying carbohydrate intolerance in modernized populations. I will conclude by presenting a broad, holistic view of “oxidative stress” that moves beyond “antioxidants” and focuses instead on the density and balance of nutrients in the diet, and the optimization of the hormonal milieu within which those nutrients operate.

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