by Camille

Camille Macres is the founder of Recipe Rx, which creates recipes and meal plans perfectly customized to unique health profiles. Her latest projects include a new cookbook, Paleogasm, and a podcast, Food, Love & Transformation. Connect with her at Paleo Living on Facebook for daily recipes, inspiration, and trustworthy health information. Harnessing 10 years of experience as a professional chef for the Southern California elite and a deep understanding of the healing properties of food, Camille is committed to transforming the lives of 100 million people in her lifetime by shifting healthcare from the medicine cabinet to the pantry, the doctor's office to the garden.

Is the paleo diet right for me?

Is the paleo diet right for me?

A note from Tsh: This guest post is a follow-up to my experience with eating “paleo,” a particular diet involving a heavy amount of veggies, a decent amount of sustainably-raised meats, fruit, nuts, and seeds, and avoiding dairy, soy, grains, and legumes. I don’t eat 100% paleo, but I do my best to stick to that general diet 80% of the time.

Chances are good that you’ve heard of the paleo diet. Maybe you’ve looked into it since reading about Tsh’s experience, or maybe a friend or family member has had some amazing results and you’re wondering if it would work for you, too.

I personally believe that some version of the paleo diet is for pretty much everyone, but there are groups of people who will benefit most. If you fit into one of the following categories, this means you.

Low energy

Eating paleo helps with low/erratic energy in a couple ways: it takes out the grains, sugars, and processed foods and stabilizes your blood sugar, which in turn balances your energy and hormones. Also, many people who have low energy are dealing with hidden food intolerances.

When you eat food to which your body is intolerant, your body recognizes these foods (primarily gluten, dairy, corn, and soy) as foreign invaders and attacks them the way it would attack a virus. This is the root of many issues, not least of which is low-energy.
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Practicing sustainable health

Have you given much thought to what it takes to create and sustain the delicate ecosystem of a healthy diet and lifestyle? Chances are you think about your family’s health quite a lot and have some sort of system down, but there are still areas that don’t really work. Maybe you eat pretty healthy, but (read more…)

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Is your “healthy” diet making you sick, tired, or fat?

You’d have to be living under a rock to not have at least heard the word gluten. A trip to any supermarket reveals labels touting freedom from gluten, dairy, corn, soy, nuts, and eggs. Gluten-free packaged food is a $1.5 billion a year market in America alone! So what’s all the fuss about, and why (read more…)

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