Welcome to Beyond Paleo!
What Do I mean by Beyond Paleo?
The term Paleo Diet has come to mean many things as more people have begun writing and publishing about it. Many authors and cooks feel as though the addition of some gluten free grains are acceptable. Many promote the use of olive oil or other vegetable oils to cook with. Many people feel that Paleo should be low fat and exclude or minimize the use of saturated fats. 90% of the posts I see on many “Paleo” sites focus on substitutes for the desserts and flour containing foods we are healthier avoiding.
I do not consider these practices to be a Traditional Human Diet. Primitive man did NOT use olive oil as he had no access to it. We did NOT evolve using grains in our diet. They are toxic to humans. Desserts and flours are should be drastically minimized in our diet and eventually eliminated as we heal from our addictions to carbs.
Primitive man did NOT avoid saturated fats; they are necessary for all biological functions. They are the most important nutrient in our diet. Our most common diseases at this point are from lack of this essential nutrient.
I am a Chef and Nutrition Coach with 40 years of nutrition research under my belt. I have been cooking for and teaching my clients how to obtain optimal health, heal from cancer, manage and/or eliminate allergies, gain a much higher level of energy, lose weight and improve athletic performance.