To be honest, I did not know much information about the Paleo Diet other than it was becoming super popular and what my friend with Celiac Disease shared with me in casual conversation. “It’s super clean and I feel better,” was what she would always tell me but I still did not understand how. Once […]
What is Paleo?
The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense whole foods diet based on eating a variety of quality meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. It improves health by providing balanced and complete nutrition while avoiding most processed and refined foods and empty calories.
~ Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom
We choose to follow the Paleo Diet because Aubrey was suffering from chronic inflammation, joint pain, hives, skin rash, brain-fog, fatigue, irregular menstrual cycle, mood-swings, insomnia, constipation, bloating, eye floaters and many other symptoms without any end in sight. Conventional (Western) Medicine could not provide her with sustainable answers, only countless pharmaceutical drugs that cascaded into even more unexplained symptoms. Through sheer determination and faith, she began her healing journey.
Once I was ready to accept the Paleo Diet, I started by incorporating the most nutrient-dense foods available which includes high-quality organ meat, muscle meat & eggs, wild-caught seafood, and copious quantities of organic vegetables. Additionally, daily servings of freshly organic fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, probiotic and fermented foods, herbs and spices to balance meals. Slowly, my body began detoxifying itself of whatever was causing uncontrollable inflammation, servere hormone disruption and swift deterioration of my intestinal lining. Some examples of the potentially inflammatory foods that are eliminated on the Paleo Diet include all grains, corn/corn products, legumes/peas, conventional dairy products, soy/soy products, all processed and refined sugars/oils. ~Aubrey Kwong
RECAP, Paleo is a nutrient-dense real-foods diet that focuses on healing foods and eliminates inflammatory foods.
ALSO IN THIS SECTION
The eliminated foods in a Paleo diet are ones that contain very little nutrition and are difficult to digest because this may lead to the simulation of inflammation or negatively affect important hormones. This could cause much distress and infertility as well. Generally, a Paleo diet excludes: grains and pseudograins legumes (legumes with edible pods […]
I asked myself this very same question over and over again when I was first wrapping my brain around this new way of eating and living. Transitioning from a vegetarian ultra-runner who lived off of breakfast burritos, chocolate cake & Buddha Bowls, trust me when I said this transition was more difficult than any Ultra-marathon […]