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THE CAUTION PART…
Although millions of people have been able to transition to a very low carbohydrate diet without documented harm, there are some 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 these meds altogether if you significantly restrict your carbohydrate intake. This is best done under the supervision of a doctor.
Although the diet advocated in both my books, Primal Body, Primal Mind and Primal Fat Burner stresses the consumption of only moderate levels of protein and is not a “high protein diet”, for anyone who has serious kidney disease, any increase in dietary protein can 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 fat is concerned and you may first need to resolve this issue with your trusted, licensed 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 or 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 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.