Balancing The Paleolithic DietTop row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock and roll salt (Pakistan). Although flax seeds and flax seed oil is known as one of the healthiest oils you can consume on the caveman diet, flaxseeds are extremely high in phytoestrogens and therefore anyone who's estrogen dominant may have trouble with this food, because they upset the total amount of hormones. That has been my experience personally. I can't ingest flax seeds or oil, since it makes me feel so aggressive I could punch someone, as a result of increase in estrogen. This is important, because a lot of the population is estrogen dominant, because of the high levels of endocrine disruptors in our food and air.
To further the discussion, Weed can be an intoxicant that is a whole lot stronger because the 60s (the best buds were propagated for generations) it appears to be ‘turning on' schizophrenia- like symptoms for the unlucky few who bring those genes. The psychosis goes away the first few times they quit, but eventually does not go away even if indeed they quit.
Brenda - Omega 6's are essential in the dietary plan, but we get a lot of them from meats and nuts (if you eat nuts) and other foods. They create an inflammatory cascade that is supposed to be well balanced out by anti-inflammatory omega 3's. I don't know why health supplement companies remain adding omega 6's in their products with this knowledge. I personally wouldn't take it.
Not generally consumed on modern real paleo like diet: milk products, seed oils and cereal grains, processed sweets, potatoes, legumes (beans and peanuts). A review of the large literature will see that these foods contain significant amounts of anti-nutrients. Gluten and gliadin of wheat are popular as are the poisonings which may have happened from eating inexperienced potatoes. Salt (sodium chloride) is also not added to foods. NB an individual practice of mine is to softly salt dishes during hot spells particularly if exercise hasis that occurs to represent that my beef has the bloodstream removed by the meats processor. Seafood are exsanguinated to a far less extent and contain more salt).
The Paleolithic diet prides itself with enhancing outcomes in different »diseases of civilization«, among these we can find atherosclerosis, heart disease (most coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular injuries), type 2 diabetes, serious obstructive pulmonary disease , lung and colon cancers, high blood pressure, over weight, diverticulosis , and dental care caries.