The short answer is that Paleo is short for Paleolithic and refers to a lifestyle and eating plan similar to that of our pre-agricultural ancestors. No, this isn’t an historical re-enactment, this is a way of living that gets back to eating good, whole foods that are gluten, grain and legume free with little or no dairy.
Here is how Robb Wolf, one of the leading Paleo proponents explains it: “In simple terms the Paleo diet is built from modern foods that (to the best of our ability) emulate the foods available to our pre-agricultural ancestors: Meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, roots, tubers and nuts. On the flip-side we see an omission of grains, legumes and dairy. As this is directed to folks new to the Paleo diet idea we need to address the “What Abouts.” This is the seemingly endless list of ingredients that folks ask: “What about artificial sweeteners, agave nectar, red wine…” In simple terms, if it’s not meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, roots tubers or nuts…it’s a “no-go.” At least initially. I like to see people go after Paleo strictly in the beginning so we get the best possible results.”
After studying Paleo extensively and following the recommendations for nearly a year now (with great results), Ann is excited to offer a new service to Core Wellness and Physical Therapy’s clients – The Paleo Consultation. This consultation involves 1 hour of one on one attention to discuss your past medical history, current eating/exercise/lifestyle plan, and goals. Ann will provide information and resources, as well as make individualized recommendations for you. You will leave the consultation with ideas about how to implement these changes in your life immediately. This service is provided for $100.00. Follow up sessions and Q & A via email are options that you may add on after your consultation for an additional charge.
Ann will be presenting on The Effects of a Paleo Diet on Type 1 Diabetes at The Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard University in August 2012. This lifestyle is helpful for our patients with:
Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other Autoimmune Illnesses such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Call 571-527-9192 to schedule your consultation today!