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The Paleo Way

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It seems every blogger and their daughter has posted a review on ‘The Paleo Way’ tour that was held nation wide a couple of weeks ago. I have been reading through all 26 pages of notes that I took wondering how I would summarise what I took in and learnt into a short, interesting blog post?! Let’s just say that there is no short answer to my review on the night. It went for over 5 hours, Nora Gedgoudas was A.MAZING (yes I am exaggerating that word) I have expressed my love for her and her book ‘primal body, primal mind’ before and recommend it to anyone who is looking for education on eating real food.

I think what I took out the night was that ‘Paleo’ is such a label and is interpreted mostly as a huge carnivore diet based on lots of protein and bacon. In fact…..well in primal fact the truth be told is that the presenters expressed that their ‘Paleo’ is a well balanced diet. Yes it is lower in carbohydrates than what most dietitians recommend and yes there is a strong push for fat, but in actual reality the main source of food is vegetables, good, organic vegetables, lots of wild caught fish, nuts, avocados, pasture raised AND FINISHED meats. ‘Know and grow’ was a great statement by Pete Evans. Know where your food comes from or grow it. Eat seasonally, sustainably and in healthy portions. There was no extremities in foods to avoid; if you really listened with an open mind that is, clearly avoid high inflammatory foods (especially if you have gut issues) they cause gut permeability and have little nutrient value in your diet that you can’t get from real food.

There is a new TV series coming to channel 7 (here in Australia) all self funded by Pete and his partner Nic. It will feature interviews of leading scientists, chefs, dietitians etc from all around the world supporting ‘The Paleo Way’ and what the principles of eating a real food diet are.

So in my re-cap I thought- why condense it to one post? Why not share what I learnt in topics from my scribble so that if you missed seeing Nora and are really interested in learning more about Paleo/Primal/Real Food/ Whole Foods then I will share my notes.

1. Why Paleo?
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Recipe for the day

jar of salad

 

A short one for the day.

At the end of each day I look in the fridge grab a jar and fill it with salad veggies, leafy greens, ferments, quinoa, activated nuts and whatever else I can find. Add a splash and a bit of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and whammo there is tomorrow’s lunch. Try it!!!

 

Spinach
Brocoli (raw, small amount)
Kale
Carrot
Sprouts
Quinoa
Celery
Zucchini (raw) 
Pepita’s 
Sunflower seeds

Recipe of the day

Quinoa Pizza Base

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Makes one 8 inch pizza:

– 3/4 of a cup of quinoa (soaked for about eight hours)

– 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

– 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs, I used herbs de provence and oregano

– a sprinkling of chilli flakes

– salt

For toppings I used:

– 2 tablespoons of organic tomato puree

– a dozen cherry tomatoes

– a handful of artichokes

– a handful of pitted black olives

– a handful of rocket (arugula)

I get so many of my recipes from Deliciously Ella http://deliciouslyella.com Check out her site and facebook

Foods and Intolerances

Here’s a little information about FODMAP’s. What they are and what they do to the body.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of bloat, lethargy, cramping, irritability and just not feeling right, don’t put off seeing someone about it. IBS and FM (Fructose Malabsorption) is becoming more and more common in the adult years of our lives. Ignoring symptoms could see you doing more damage to your body and we don’t want that to happen.

Sue Shepherd developed the Low-FODMAP diet in the late 1990’s. It is still not a very well known diet in the networks I circle however it is becoming increasing obvious that more and more people are suffering from food intolerance’s and IBS. Sue has helped so many people. I hope she can help you or someone you may know.

http://shepherdworks.com.au/disease-information/low-fodmap-diet 

Look at the foods you are eating and the effects that they are having on you. A great tool to use is a food diary.

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