The Paleolithic Diet is the only diet that is over 2 million years old. While it is ideal for most people, there are exceptions. It is definitely not suitable for people with iron overload (haemochromatosis, hemochromatosis) as it is very high in iron. It is not suitable at this stage for people with kidney disease as it is high in protein. Its effect on gout is not yet known and it should be avoided in uncontrolled gout.
It is recommended that you have regular checkups from your registered licensed health care provider and follow their advice. It is generally recommended that all people should have regular blood tests including gluose and cholesterol and iron studies to check for iron overload, even if they are not eating a Paleo diet.
In pregnancy and other situations care must be taken to observe advice from your registered licensed health care provider- for example to take certain supplements and avoid foods that are at risk for Listeria infection in pregnancy (and also if immune suppressed or elderly or under 1 year of age). In pregnancy, avoid handling or consuming wild game meats like kangaroo which might carry parasites such as toxoplasma, particularly when not cooked through. (If eating other game, get expert advice before preparing or eating).
The information in this website is of a general nature only and may not be suitable for you. It is not a substitute for advice from your registered licensed health care provider. This website is not intended to diagnose treat prevent or cure any illness.
Wishing you the best of health
Dr Ben Balzer