The paleolithic diet is not a diet at all. It is a lifestyle. It is centered around the idea that humans are designed to eat certain things for optimal health. Those include nutrient dense foods like meat, vegetables, healthy fats and fruit in moderation. Food that looks, tastes and behaves like food found in nature. In the past century, our country has deviated so far from the ideal diet that we are plagued with inflammatory preventable diseases that are destroying both us and our healthcare system. I recently went to a health seminar where I heard something very true. We do not have a "healthcare system," we have a "disease management system." The way we have been taught to eat (low fat, fat free, whole grains, etc.) in the last 50 years has lead to the greatest epidemic of obesity and diabetes we have ever seen.
I am not a registered dietician. I am not a doctor. I am a patient of Paleo. I have been sick and then healed by eating clean, real, nutrient dense food. While I am a total paleo geek, incessantly listening to evolutionary health podcasts and reading up on the latest research in clean living and epigenetic mutations, I will not claim to be a professional. Here I have posted some of the sites/resources that helped me on my journey. I hope they help you, too. 

Start here with my version of a true 30 Day Detox on the Paleo Diet. It outlines what you can and cannot eat. Follow up with the links I have provided below on why it works. Do your research.

Here are my favorite resources for explaining Paleo:

1. Lately I have really been into Chris Kresser. He is an expert in functional medicine and has a tremendously in-depth approach to answering all of your "whys" to this deal. I especially enjoy his research on the systematic inflammatory effects of Omega 6 fats. Check him out here: chriskresser.com

2. From Sarah Fragoso at Everyday Paleo: Paleo FAQs

3. From Melissa Joulwan at The Clothes Make the Girl: Paleo 101

4.  From Melissa and Dallas Hartwig at Whole9Life: Whole9Life.com

5. My favorite "food porn" paleo recipe communities: 

     a. www.thefoodee.com

6. An Infographic for you visual-learners out there:

Paleolithic Diet Explained


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