What is Paleo?

What is the Paleo diet all about anyway?

I get asked that a lot especially considering the fact that I’ve been eating this way myself and have shared a little about that on my radio show. When we talk about a paleo diet, the word “paleo” is an abbreviated term referring to the Paleolithic age when hunter/gatherers lived and what their diets were back then. They ate what they could hunt, fish or gather and that is the basis for this diet: meat, fish, eggs, and lots of veggies, berries and nuts.

Research has shown that our hunter/gatherer ancestors were lean, strong and athletic with none of our modern day maladies such as diabetes, cancer and other illnesses so prevalent today. Interesting, yes?

The basics of the diet are meat, fish, eggs, veggies, some fruit, nuts and seeds. We are obviously going to use delicious methods of cooking and add herbs and spices with our food, as well as liberal use of ghee, coconut oil, balsamic vinegar and some assorted condiments when appropriate (like Dijon mustard or jarred salsa for example).

Paleo is naturally gluten free and dairy free. Eggs are frequently in the diet, as is nitrate/nitrite free bacon.

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Find our fabulous bundle we did with Dr. Terry Wahls here.