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What is the Paleo Diet?

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The Paleo Diet is based primarily on how our ancestors ate about 500 generations ago before the modern agricultural revolution. These foods, based on 229 of the previous hunter gatherer societies, which consist mainly of lean meats, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, are high in the essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, photochemicals, fiber, omega 3’s, antioxidants, and more. Read More »

Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet

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Agriculture has introduced wide‐sweeping changes in the way we eat today, yet our genes have not changed as rapidly. Our bodies are still designed for the high‐protein, low carbohydratefood consumption pattern of our hunter gatherer ancestors. This means we are genetically ill‐equipped to handle the high‐carbohydrate, low‐protein diet of modern times. Read More »

Lifestyle Choices

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A balanced diet, exercise, and stress management are positive lifestyle choices for a healthy digestive system. Tobacco, alcohol, and medications on the other hand, can cause havoc with our digestion by causing acid reflux, GERD, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. Smoking can substantially increase our risk for acid reflux in three ways: it inhibits the production of saliva, triggers the production ... Read More »

Fiber

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Fiber is a component of plant based foods that is especially important for healthy digestion. Fiber is contained in all of the edible parts of plants; these being the roots, leaves, stems, pulp, seeds, and skin. It is not digested or absorbed by your body. The two broad categories of fiber are soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Both keep the ... Read More »

Eat slowly

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Not only what we eat, but how we eat can have a direct effect on the health of our digestive system. We’ve been taught that lots of water and a healthy diet high in fiber will keep things moving as they should. But most of us don’t give enough thought to how we eat – which can be equally as ... Read More »

Robb Wolf’s 30 Day Total Transformation

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Today I want to introduce Robb Wolf’s 30 Day Total Transformation – an interactive eBook guide.  After hundreds of requests from his readers and followers, he finnaly wrote this 30-day getting started guide. About Robb Wolf Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. He has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people around ... Read More »