Paleo Cautionary Note and Disclaimer

Cautionary Note and Disclaimer (about Low Carb Paleo diets)

 

Saskatoon is a restaurant and not a physician and do not prescribe. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. Any decision on your part to read and use this information is your personal choice. This information is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe for, or treat any illness. Please discuss any changes you wish to make to your diet, exercise, or vitamin supplement with a qualified, licensed health care provider.

Although millions of people have been able to transition to a very low carbohydrate diet without documented harm, there are some people for whom a low carb diet must be approached with some caution.

If you are taking medication to control your blood sugar or blood pressure, you may need to quickly reduce the dosage and may need to discontinue this mediation altogether if your significantly restrict your carbohydrate intake. This is best done under the supervision of an experienced and qualified licensed health care provider.

 

Although the diet advocated in this section of this website stresses the consumption of moderate high levels of protein, for anyone who has serious kidney disease, any increase in dietary protein can potentially be a problem. If you have kidney disease, you should consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

If you have gallbladder attacks or gallstones, you should exercise extreme caution where increasing dietary protein is concerned, and you may first need to resolve this issue with your trusted and knowledgeable licensed natural health care provider before embarking on any major dietary change.

Anyone who has any other serious illness such as unstable cardiovascular disease, cancer, or liver disease needs to exercise caution if making dietary changes. You should consult your physician for guidance.

Finally, if you are pregnant and lactating, you should not overly restrict protein or fat intake. Also, young children and teens have much more demanding nutrient needs and should not have their protein or fat intake overly restricted. There is still no dietary carbohydrate (sugar or starch) requirement for such individuals, but know that radical changes to your existing diet if you are pregnant-other than eliminating junk foods-may not be advisable and should be approached only under the guidance of a qualified and knowledgeable health care professional.