Well I’m just stoked to see a diet I was trained on in Naturopathic Medicine school become such a hit. Not surprised the truth will get out for us nature people know what’s up! We learned a few diets but this was our nutrition teacher, Dr.Russell Marz’s favorite, he swore by it for health and healing, not to mention just what we are made for! I for sure am all about blending though the right diet for myself and patients but this has some great points for many.
LOREN CORDAIN, PH.D., THE WORLD’S LEADING EXPERT ON PALEOLITHIC DIETS AND FOUNDER OF THE PALEO MOVEMENT IS A COLORADO U. TEACHER. I’M EXCITED HE HAD THIS GREAT INFO TO SHARE OFF HIS WEBSITETHEPALEODIET.COM
“While our books on The Paleo Diet provide much more detail on the foods you should and shouldn’t eat, here is a basic scheme of things:
- So you can eat these:
- Grass-produced meats
- Fresh fruits and veggies
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)
- For breakfast, make an easy omelet. Sauté onion, peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli in olive oil; add omega-3-enriched or free-range eggs and diced turkey or chicken breast.
- Paleo lunches are easy. At the beginning of the week, make a huge salad with anything you like. A good starting point can be mixed greens, spinach, radishes, bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, avocadoes, walnuts, almonds and sliced apples or pears. Store the salad in a large sealable container. Each morning prepare a single serving from the large batch and then mix in meat (ground beef, beef slices, chicken, turkey, ground bison, pork chunks, etc.) or seafood of choice (salmon, shrimp, tuna, or any fresh fish or seafood). Toss with olive oil and lemon juice and you are set.
- For dinner, try spaghetti squash as a substitute for any pasta recipe. Top with pesto, marinara and meatballs.
- Roasted beets and their greens make a great side dish for pork. Asparagus, broccoli, and spinach can be steamed quickly. Salmon, halibut, or other fresh fish filets grill well with accompanying foil packs full of cut veggies with olive oil and garlic.
- Berries and other succulent fruits make a great dessert. Pre-cut carrot and celery sticks, sliced fruit, and pre-portioned raw nut/dried fruit mixes are easy snacks.
- Breakfast: Omega-3 or free ranging eggs scrambled in olive oil with chopped parsley. Grapefruit, or any fresh fruit in season, herbal tea
- Snack: Sliced lean beef, fresh apricots or seasonal fruit
- Lunch: Caesar salad with chicken (olive oil and lemon dressing), herbal tea
- Snack: Apple slices, raw walnuts
- Dinner: Tomato and avocado slices; grilled skinless turkey breast; steamed broccoli, carrots, and artichoke; bowl of fresh blueberries, raisins, and almonds; one glass white wine or mineral water. (Clearly, wine would never have been available to our ancestors, but the 85:15 rule allows you to consume three non-Paleo meals a week.
Well you get it…I’m sure you could figure out better menus than then these;) So the jist is eat only what a caveman could get his hands on and deal with. Grains required farming…now you could gather some wild grains but i guess not enough for bread…whaaaa! This is where I ask myself, What would Jesus do? Yeah I’m pretty into my bread and wine but if you want a change in your health this is a great way to get back your body! Stop the Grains or just pick, orfind out which ones bother you, like dairy. I recently ..in the last year with Donnie stopped dairy…(well goat is a treat), and potatoes. I’m down to my high school weight, crazy I haven’t been here since ’94!!
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So remember a caveman….who is a very fine hunter,butcher and plant identifier 🙂 if he could make it you can eat it.PASSIONATE SIDE NOTE>>>WILD FOODS!! That will be my fad FAB diet. I hope to one day have a wild foods cafe at my clinic and spa retreat center!! woohoo… Teach everyone to wildcraft their own real food!
Gardens we will sutstain us but the wild foods will heal us –
YES, REALLY wild food don’t be scared of the mushrooms,chickweed, chicory,miner’s lettuce, dandelions(unless your dog was by them!) nettles, berries and pine needles.
These are the super SPIRIT foods!!
Dr. AmandaLynn Naturopathic Physician, Marfan’s patient, Mom, Wildcrafter, Medicine Maker, and weekend flower finder..or hiker=)