I started grad school about a month ago and my original plan was the M.S. -> RD route. Looking into it more and knowing what I know now, there's no way in hell I could ever work unpaid in a hospital telling really sick people to eat things I know are probably terrible for them. I've decided to go the PhD route instead which means I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do my research on. I'm most interested in:
Magnesium, the lack of it in our diets and why we need it
The O3:O6 balance and inflammation + disease
Gluten's effect on brain chemistry and the gut (fairly positive I have Celiac's)
The misguided fear of natural saturated fats and why they're good for us.
What kind of research would the paleo brains here like to feed on? Just trying to narrow down my focus a little bit and this site has been pretty damn helpful with a lot of other questions. My advisor seems pretty cool with me taking the non-conventional route, getting funding for paleo research from our government is a whole different story. Thanks in advance.