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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #82 Go Paleo NOW, not later!


pqtd 82 Go paleo NOW, before you’re sick!

I really hope you listen to me on this podcast!  Well, actually, I always hope you’ll listen to me, but this one is rather crucial.

It is an all-too-common scenario:

Someone gets sick!  I mean really, auto-immune disease, cancer or heart disease, diabetes or another Paleo diet preventable disease sick...

THEN they come around, in desperation, eventually and after lots of searching and research and usually after trying out the drugs and surgeries that conventional medicine offers for their disease (or diseases).

While late is better than never to discover the paleo type of ancestral diet and all the health benefits and just better way of life that it offers; well, once you already are sick, it might not be enough!

Let me put it this way- once you have put in decade upon decade of bad eating and living habits, like not getting enough sleep, being overstressed on a regular basis, not maintaining your “tribe” of good friends and family, church fellow members, and others you are “connected” with, and neglecting to exercise naturally and getting out into nature and the sunshine....

That is one deep hole to dig out of!  Your body will undoubtedly be wracked with inflammation, have a really poor gut microbe set, and will in many ways be the equivalent of a car that has been run at high speeds, with low, dirty oil, and without proper maintenance.  It is prone to one or more serious, life-altering diseases to emerge at any time!

Let me offer a solution!  Start following the Paleo Prescription as soon as possible!  The earlier you adopt it, the less damage you will do to your precious body (and mind!). That’s another thing: the mind is every bit as susceptible to a bad SAD Standard American Diet of processed crap foods as the body.  Can you say Alzheimer’s?

Look up the particulars of the Paleo Diet!  The internet is good www.paleojay.com has lots of information, but so does www.RobbWolfe.com, www.ChrisKresser.com, and Loren Cordain on
thepaleodiet.com.

There are also great books on the subject: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf is great, and my own Perfectly Paleo Exercise ebook is very accessible- there are others.  Oh yes, Neanderthin by Ray Audette was published in 1999, making it ancient by Paleo standards, but it is spot on still!  And for the grand daddy of them all, there is always Weston A. Price’s 1939 book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, which is pretty much pure genius- there is still a widely active Weston A Price foundation throughout the world, celebrating what he discovered way back then!

So, there is no dearth of information, far from it.  Just get started on the basics, which pretty much all practitioners agree on:

Eliminate processed foods- fast foods, fake foods like vegetable oils and margarine, modern grains like wheat, baked goods and cereals, and most sugar.

Eat LOTS of green veggies, cruciferous veggies, some berries, spices, fermented foods- in other words, just eat real foods!

Start to lead the healthiest, most satisfying life there is; the life God and nature intended for us, the one we evolved to thrive in-

The Ancestral, Paleo type of diet, exercise, tribal connection, and living as naturally in the world as we possibly can in this modern age.

Anything else is not just an invitation to disease and “physical degeneration” as Weston A. Price discovered...it is really a recipe for a sad life in general!
 

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