The dictionary meaning of a Paleo Diet: a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
Health benefits of a Paleo Diet: weight loss, balanced blood sugar, reducing auto immune attacks, reduced allergy reactions, clearer and healthier looking skin, better gut / bowel health, better sleep, improved energy, less headaches / migraines, a happier and healthier YOU.
Why is the Paleo Diet called a “Caveman” Diet? Cavemen hunted and gathered “REAL” food which they thrived on. They did not eat grains, sugar or processed foods. Having had no diabetes, heart disease or obesity. The cavemen set a great example of healthy eating.
Paleo Diet and Autoimmunity: Paleo is all about getting healthy and lean while turning down the immune systems over active reactions. It can be beneficial for people battling auto immune diseases like MS, Lyme, Hashimoto’s, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc etc. A Paleo diet for autoimmune sufferers is very different from a regular Paleo Diet.
How do you know if you have autoimmunity? We can run a blood test that tests every single tissue in your body to identify if there is an auto immune attack against it. It can be an active condition hurting you now, or a condition that wants to hurt you later on in life. (no one likes health surprises)
Is a Paleo Diet the same for everyone? No, eating a Paleo Diet is not the same for everyone. There are food intolerance’s that are different for every single person. One person may eat a Paleo Diet and enjoy almonds, when another person cannot eat them. One person may enjoy eggs while another cannot. We run a Cross Reactivity Grains test that tests your blood against all grains, different dairy proteins, egg, soy, potato and more. It can tell you if a full Paleo diet is best for you or if you are a lucky one that can still enjoy rice or dairy without consequence.
A Paleo diet opens up the creativity of eating and cooking! We get stuck in a rut eating the same foods everyday. When someone starts to enjoy Paleo living an entire world of new and exciting foods get introduced to them. Foods that are healthy, delicious, easy and fun to cook and enjoy.
Can a Paleo Diet help you lose weight and keep weight off? YES it certainly can. It can help balance blood sugar, supports optimal metabolism and reduces hunger.
To learn more about enjoying a healthy Paleo Diet contact our office for a 1 hour appointment. We have plenty of helpful information to share with you.
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