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    ?perfect health diet?

    My mother has been reading this;

    Perfect Health Diet - A diet for healing chronic disease, restoring youthful vitality, and achieving long life | Perfect Health Diet

    She's asking lots of questions, but I haven't had time to read it yet! Have you read it? What do you think?

    It appears to suggest an awful lot more carbohydrate that what I thought was healthy. However, I am aware that a lot of paleolithic cultures ingest a lot of cassava etc (eg Papua New Guineans tribesmen).

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    I have not read the book but printed out their high resolution apple and stuck it on my and my mother-in-law's fridge doors.
    I don't care too much about the theory behind since I can make informed guesses from various free sources and experimenting on myself.

    Yes, they recommend quite some "safe starches" but look again at the apple shaped into a ying-yang. If you drew a vertical axis along the apple and choose a point on this axis, it would tell you how much in proportion you should eat starches-plant foods vs fat-meat-animal foods. Seen in this way, you can conclude that it leaves room for both types of extreme: high starch low animal food diets and high animal food and low starch diets.

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    I haven't read the book,but I have hear Jaminet (the author) on multiple interviews. His approach seems similar to Primal/Paleo. He's intelligent and has good ideas. I think that his ideas are totally compatible with "paleo" even if the carb ratios are different. Both are about eating "real" food.

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    I love PHD. It is basically primal but places a greater emphasis on reducing the amount of toxins you put in your body. Their blog is one of the best in the paleosphere and a must read.

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    I've read it too. It's an excellent book. Check out this review at Gnolls.org.

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    Somehow the carbohydrate guidelines became controversial even though they're in the 100~150g range which is less than half of SAD/USDA levels and no different than other paleo guides. The book walks you through their rationale for each food recommendation, I highly recommend it.
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    Yes, the PHD is a great alternative diet to the Primal Lifestyle. Increasing of carbs isn't always a bad thing if they are "safe" carbs. Remember if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, a keto based diet might not be the best thing to your adrenals heal. I would say that the PHD is a adrenal fatigue friendly paleo diet that people can use until they heal then they can switch to a cyclic ketogenic diet to lose weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron_Swanson View Post
    Yes, the PHD is a great alternative diet to the Primal Lifestyle. Increasing of carbs isn't always a bad thing if they are "safe" carbs. Remember if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, a keto based diet might not be the best thing to your adrenals heal. I would say that the PHD is a adrenal fatigue friendly paleo diet that people can use until they heal then they can switch to a cyclic ketogenic diet to lose weight.
    I suppose you're right cause I'm an ectomorph. And you know that ectomorph are often under adrenal stress (maybe they are ectomorph by that, qho can know?), in fact I found that:

    Hormonal problems in CFS - a clinical picture - the ectomorph - DoctorMyhill

    Ectomorphs often have Cronic fatigue syndrome.

    On Jaminet's website there is a item about the fact that somem people who eats very high carb in their meal can see their Thyroid hormones rise up and this cause that their meatbolism increases. If you see the site you can read that ectomorphs ususally have a very high metabolism and ususally they have adrenals stress.

    Now I've experimented a diet where I eat a day white rice and a day I only eat a few fruits until dinner what a very large amount of fats.

    I used eat before whatever I want to start the diet lot of junk food to feel worse and see the affects of the diet. Well the second day when I begin the semi-fast with fruit I have a terrible adrenal symptoms. I'm tired, I'm nervous I have tummyache and headache and I feel very weak. The thrid day I eat rice or tomatoes the four day I have another fasting day. This time symptoms are less terrible than the second day. But I the sixth day I can fast easly with no problem.

    I suppose that ectomorphs need to use safe starches cause in this time they can't rest so much to recover as in the paleolitical age. In the pas people like me can rest for a long time, there weren't TV, internet, night-club, but today to be social one is compelled to be awake even very late in the night and the modern life-style inclused the stressed jobs needs more carboydrate otherwise the adrenal glands are destroyed.

    A thing is curious. I have four uncle by my mother side. well otwo are dead for cancer at bowel, the only ones that were very slim like (to be slim is sign of adrenal fatigue), the other ones that are a bit fat are ok even if they have some problems with their health.

    Anyway what do you thin?, I suppose are too much a pound of starches every day and you?

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    I recommended it to my mom, and she is thriving on it. I chose that over paleo, because my mom is forever biking, gardening or doing some other endless cardio outdoors activity. She was also initially pretty hungry, until she gradually increased tubers.

    The apple diagram is great for my daughter, she loves it, and she was like 4 yo when I put it on the fridge (coming to 7 now!).

    Personally, I do not try to adhere to any macros now, just eat lots of veggies, fruit and the best meats/fats I can get.
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    I have not read the book, but I've read in other people's posts about the book on this forum that the recommended macro ratio is roughly 1/3 carbs, 1/3 protein, and 1/3 fat. That is the macro ratio I strive for these days. Some days I end up with slightly more carbs; other days, slightly more fat. But I think it averages out to about 1/3 of each.

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