Just had our baby boy, Friedrich "Fritz" Ward Rangitsch on the 15th. Fed up Paleo (85%) from before conception (41 year old Pop, 38 year old Mom). A very Paleo/Primal experience from start to finish.
My question is on PKU since it has been a topic for me of late. Not looking for a debate, or even to share our decisions in any of the vaccine/testing of a newborn.
PKU is the rare inherited reduction or complete lack of an enzyme to metabolize an amino acid, and can lead to a "poisoning" from that amino leading to neurological problems, etc. Seems the CW take is to follow a PKU diet that eliminates just about all protein, eliminated soy, seitian, red meat, eggs, milk, etc. It has occurred to me that the CW take to solve gout is to eliminate red meat and meats high in purines, when in reality Gout is mediated/cured by the elimination of fructose and reduction sugars in general. The CW take is to see all the excess purines and then move to eliminate them in the diet, but is it cause/effect or is the causality reversed? Our diets are very high in fat (70%+) and Fritz's is up there as well (breast feeding, so the natural proportions there)
As such, could PKU be of a similar bent? Perhaps the "cure" to PKU is to keep out such nasties as Aspartame, soy, setian.... which we will do as a matter of course, nothing whatsoever to do with PKU.