The Protein Power Diet was created by Drs Michael and Mary Dan Eades. The diet is based on our genetic ties to paleolithic man, and proposes that the healthiest human diet is one which most closely follows what paleolithic man would have eaten.
The main goal of the diet is to restore health and wellbeing through the avoidance of modern processed foods, specifically foods made from grain, sugar and for some, dairy products. The authors believe that avoiding these types of foods will go a long way toward healing a leaky gut, reducing triglycerides, lowering blood pressure and blood sugar, and increasing HDL cholesterol so that the ratio of HDL to Triglycerides moves closer to the ideal measurement of 1.
The plan progresses linearly, starting with fairly intense changes, then relaxing as time goes on. You start at:
You can also choose from three different levels of committment to the plan and restriction of problem foods:
Here are some of the most important terms and concepts introduced in the Eades' books:
The Protein Power diet is a great example of a ketogenic diet plan and offers the same benefits of increasing saturated fat consumption and decreasing carbohydrate intake.
The Eades also recommend several supplements, getting enough sunshine exposure, avoiding the intake of too much iron and other concepts.
I highly recommend the Protein Power books. They do a good job of explaining medical concepts in a easy to understand way, and the books are quite funny at times.