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'The Doctors' dish up low carb Paleo diet benefits and sugar detox weight loss

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Whether you call it the Paleo diet or the caveman plan, you've probably heard of the Paleolithic approach to weight loss. But you can do more than shed pounds: You can also use this grain-free diet to enhance your health and even reverse certain conditions, revealed "The Doctors" talk show on Feb. 12. Plus: Find out about a new sugar detox weight loss plan.

Danielle Walker told "The Doctors" that she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was only 22 years old. After multiple episodes of pain and hospitalizations, Danielle experimented with her diet. She discovered that a low carb Paleo diet, which eliminates all grains and dairy, ended her suffering.

Danielle revealed that within a day of cutting out those foods, she began to feel better. Now she's hoping to help others with a book about her diet and journey, including recipes that she concocted: "Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great" (click for details).

Note: Danielle is not alone in discovering that low carb Paleo diets can help with autoimmune diseases. Read about how Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D, reversed her own autoimmune disease, including her research on the topic, by clicking here.

Studies show that the average American consumes 130 pounds of added sugar each year. The challenge, warns "The Doctors" host Dr. Travis Stork, is that sugar is hidden in multiple foods, from salad dressing to bread. As a result, the process of eliminating sugar in your diet requires both developing an awareness of sugar in your food and reducing your intake.

He introduced Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention magazine and author of "The Sugar Smart Diet: Stop Cravings and Lose Weight While Still Enjoying the Sweets You Love." She's created a 32-day, three-step plan to tackle the sugar addiction situation in the nation.

Anne's diet includes both guidance on how to find hidden sugar in your food and ways to develop a healthy relationship with food. You'll learn how to lose weight without feeling deprived.

Dr. Stork also emphasized that food can be your medicine. By choosing the right diet plan, it can truly transform your life, whether you're hoping to lose weight or heal from a disease.

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