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WHY PALEO?

WHY PALEO?

The paleo diet, the “biologically appropriate” diet, is named for the Paleolithic era, which extended 2.5 million years ending in 10,000 B.C. with the advent of agriculture and animal husbandry. It consists of the foods that comprised the diet of our human ancestors during this period, namely wild-caught fish, grass-fed meats, fruits, vegetables, roots, and nuts. Any “modern” foods introduced from the agricultural era forward such as grains, dairy, sugar, and processed foods are eliminated.

The theory behind the diet, supported by extensive archaeological and anthropological evidence, is based on the premise that modern humans do best on Paleolithic nutrition because human genetics have largely remained the same since the pre-agricultural era and thus our genetic makeup is best suited to the ancestral human diet. According to research, pre-agricultural humans were free of the diseases of the civilized world such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and autoimmune diseases. Modern studies, including clinical studies, have shown as well that the paleo diet and the restoration of the lifestyle conditions of our ancestors, such as sleep and exercise, have resolved numerous diseases.

IN PARTICULAR, THE PALEO DIET HAS BEEN SHOWN TO ALLEVIATE OR REDUCE THE RISK OF:

Arthritis

Asthma

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis

Cancer

Cardiovascular disease

Depression

Diabetes

Gastrointestinal disease

Insomnia

Obesity

Osteoporosis

Stroke

OTHER BENEFITS OF THE PALEO DIET INCLUDE:

Cure for acne

Anti-aging benefits such as fewer wrinkles

More satisfying sex life

Higher energy levels

Absence of common food allergens: peanuts, soy, milk and wheat

Suitable for people on the gluten-free diet or gluten-free casein-free diet

Balanced hormones

Improved stamina

Mental clarity

Whatever your reason for starting the paleo diet, eating a biologically appropriate diet not only has the power to change your body and your health, but your quality of life.

I welcome all questions; just email me.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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