To sum it up, it’s the diet humans have been eating for most of our existence; a diet filled with food we were meant to eat [real, whole foods]. This includes locally sourced meats, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and healthy fats (like coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.). There are many variations of the Paleo Diet, so it’s important to read many sources!
Want to know more about Paleo? Here are my favorite books on it.
Why do YOU eat Paleo?
It all started a few years ago when my dad was diagnosed with heart disease. He was the picture of health, an athlete his whole life, completed two Ironman Triathlons, and was into crossfit at the time. We thought his diet was good enough, but the Standard American Diet had caused plaque to build up in his arteries. With a 90 percent blockage to the Widow Maker, he was in need of 4 stents and a pacemaker. We began searching for the perfect diet for him to prevent further inflammation and found the Paleo/Primal/Caveman Diet. Basically we eat real food, and focus on minimizing processed foods and refined sugars.
Healthy living became a huge part of my life and I became eager to learn more about nutrition and finding nutrient dense foods. I have more energy, am happier, and love my body more than ever. I struggled with digestive problems for a few years and a Paleo approach helped tremendously! I encourage everyone to eat this way, learn more about the importance of real food and discover what foods are best for YOU. Want to see the books I recommend? Go to my Amazon store (affiliate link).
I’m from Covington, Louisiana (Go Tigers!). I am a full time student at Louisiana State University with a major in Biology and a minor in Business. I was recently accepted to LSU medical school for Fall 2016, and am interested in Gastroenterology.
I love to spend time with my family and friends, cook, dance, ski, and travel.
How can I start a blog?
I wrote about this here in my post “3 steps to starting a blog“. It is actually super easy to do! I hope you start a blog and if you do share it with me! I’d love to get to know your story.
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