Dr. Zsófia Clemens
Today medical practice in almost every country is standardised. The same protocols are followed where-ever you go to seek medical care. The protocols in Hungry for cancer, diabetes, or cardio-vascular disease are the same as anywhere in Europe or the USA. The same successes and the same failures can be found.
Both Scaba Tóth and myself had successfully worked in that system for many years. As a professional, you are faced with problems that you can't resolve. You look for a solution in the literature, but there's no workable solution. Scaba Tóth's own Crohn's disease is an example.
The ketogenic diet, widely practiced in the 1920's is now being recognised, not only for epilepsy treatment, but also for treating obesity and metabolic syndrome. There is also interest in the ketogenic diet, as a way to restrict the growth of cancers.
At Paleomedicina Hungry, we've often found the ketogenic diet is only partly effective. We've learned from our patients. Particularly with Crohn's disease, cancer, type I diabetes, depression and rheumatoid arthritis; with most autoimmune diseases, that a simple ketogenic diet doesn't remove the cause of the problem.
We recognise that what we are doing flies in the face of standard medical practice. But the science behind what we are doing is good. Our results are outstanding, and we anticipate that resistance to our methods in the profession will not be long lasting.
Unfortunately, in Hungry and around the world there is a strong shift towards vegetarian diets. That will have a negative effect on personal health, but each person has to make dietary choices themselves.
The main resistance to our work is likely to be from the food industry, the pharmaceutical companies, and sections of the agricultural sector. Vegetable oils for instance maintain inflammation and gut permeability. We can even demonstrate that coconut oil and olive oil, generally regarded as "healthy" have that effect. Food additives, commonly used in manufacturing all seem to increase permeability. Dairy foods, for most people also have the effect.
Our experience is that only animal fat, meats or fish, organ meats and eggs are "safe foods." Once a carnivorous diet is established, a small number of additional foods might be added. Each person needs to experiment with that. Carrots, kale, honey, and small pieces of fruit are good starting places.
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After graduation, I worked for 12 years in an academic medical environment. I also witnessed the many failures that patients have using the official medical protocols.
From 2007 I worked at the National Institute of Neuroscience Video EEG Monitoring Laboratory, where I participated in pre-surgical examination of epileptic patients. I have been dealing with nutrition research since 2010. Since 2011 I have been in the Neurology Clinic of the University of Pécs with the opportunity to research the relationship between nutrition, vitamin D and lifestyle with the brain and the disease states. Since 2012, I have been dealing with dietary therapy for epileptic patients. In my work I've discovered that the original ketogenic diets of the 1920's were much more effective than the sorts of ketogenic diets commonly used today.
I came across the Paleo diet concept in 2005. The book "The Stone Age Diet : Based on In-Depth Studies of Human Ecology and the Diet of Man" by Walter L Voeglin (1975; Out of print), was very useful.
Because of my work in epilepsy I was already very familiar with ketogenic diets. I began eating that way myself. Over time that changed and when I met Scaba Tóth in 2012, I was already eating as a carnivore.
The Paleomedicina Institute, Hungry
We can say that the Paleomedicina working group is successful in treating chronic diseases that are irreversible using today's official medical protocols. Besides, the incidence of those diseases has been increasing dramatically over the last decades. These include cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabetes and epilepsy.
Paleomedicina's doctors, have gained far more knowledge of the use of the Paleo-Ketogenic Diet in healing than is currently found in medical literature. We have a firm opinion on which official medical protocols are not working. We note the delusional nature of most natural medicine, and the unhelpful role of the nutritional supplement market.
We work hard to distance ourselves from the "natural medicine" label. We keep accurate patient records and make every effort to document the scientific foundation for our work.
If you are medical professional or researcher, and are astounded about our statements, we invite you to find out more. We recommend the Paleomedicina Scientific Articles page where you can read all our articles published in scientific journals.
Examples of our work
Successful treatment of Metabolic syndrome with the Paleolithic ketogenic diet
Metabolic syndrome is a major public health problem affecting at least 20% of the world's adult population. Components of the metabolic syndrome include obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, hypertension and altered lipid profile. Currently, medical treatment relies on drugs. A major problem is that patients with long-standing disease are excessively medicated because of an increase in the number of symptoms over time
Case Report:We present a case of patient with metabolic syndrome successfully treated with the Paleolithic ketogenic diet.
While on the diet the patient was able to discontinue eight medicines, lost weight, showed a continuous improvement in glucose parameters and her blood pressure normalized. Currently, the patient has been on the Paleolithic ketogenic diet for 22 months, free of symptoms and side effects. Conclusion: We conclude that the Paleolithic ketogenic diet was safe, feasible and effective in the treatment of this patient with metabolic syndrome.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus successfully managed with the paleolithic ketogenic diet
Case Report: We present a case of a 19-year-old male with newly diagnosed T1DM.
The patient was first put on an insulin regime. Twenty days later, he shifted towards the Paleolithic ketogenic diet and was able to discontinue insulin. Strict adherence to the diet resulted in normal glucose levels and a more than three-fold elevation of C-peptide level indicating restored insulin production.
Currently, the patient has been on the Paleolithic ketogenic diet for 6.5 months. He is free of complaints, and no side effects emerged. Conclusion: We conclude that the Paleolithic ketogenic diet was effective and safe in the management of this case of newly diagnosed T1DM. Marked increase in C peptide level within two months indicates that the Paleolithic ketogenic diet may halt or reverse autoimmune processes destructing pancreatic beta cell function in T1DM.
Gut permeability is now the central concept for autoimmune diseases. This is well described in the literature for over 20 years now. The gut lining has two functions; to allow food to be absorbed, and to be impermeable to pathogens, to protect us from the environment. Every time you eat, you introduce the possibility of inflaming the gut lining, increasing the permeability and allowing the passage of unhelpful substances into the blood-stream.
While this happens all the time, normally, the immune system is quite efficient in making this "invasion" harmless. The function of the gut lining isn't perfect, but for most people, that's not a big issue.
But some people get sick, especially those who develop autoimmune diseases. We usually measure gut permeability with a test called PEG 400. It's an old test, but it works well. During the 1980's and 1990's, this test was commonly used, but nobody understood how to reduce gut permeability, so while the test identified a potential problem, but didn't offer a treatment path.
At Paleomedicina Hungry, we've been using the Paleo-ketogenic diet to minimise gut permeability. That change has given us a window of new possibility to treat many diseases by cutting off the source of the inflammation.