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Paleo Diet FAQ

What is the Paleo diet?

The Paleo Diet is the path to ultimate health. It is based in organic, nutrient dense real food that our ancestors would have eaten before modern mass farming and genetically modified food.

Why should I do the Paleo diet?

Because it is the healthiest way of eating. Extensive research that tells us that just about every disease or illness is linked to chemicals and poor nutrition. Nutritionally void processed food, genetically modified grains treated with pesticides, dairy from chemically altered animals, deadly trans fats and horribly addictive sugar are to blame for our nations disastrous health crisis.

The Paleo diet is clean, healthy and natural food. There are multiple delicious options at every meal, yummy snacks and beverages. In the big picture, Paleo isn’t a diet and you will not be hungry. Paleo is, in essence, a lifestyle of chemical free, healthy, active living with really great food.You will have more energy than ever and your health will dramatically improve.

The Drs. Wolfson recommend consulting your healthcare professional before starting any diet. We also suggest getting a comprehensive blood test (such as Cleveland Heart Lab or HD Labs) done before beginning your Paleo journey. Check it again 90 days after going fully Paleo. Not only will you be feeling and looking better than ever, you’ll see improvements on your labs.

What are the benefits of the Paleo diet?

Many of the benefits of Paleo nutrition lead to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other autoimmune illness.

Here’s what you can expect when you go Paleo:

Weight loss
Improved lipid profile
Improved blood sugar levels
Improved energy
Improved sleep
Improved libido
Reduced inflammation
Reduced allergies
Better hair, skin, nails and teeth

What foods are included in the Paleo diet?

The Paleo diet is founded in fresh organic real food. The options are endless not to mention absolutely delicious. All food is organic preferably from your local farmers market or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group. Stores like Whole Foods, Natural Grocers and Sprouts are also fine choices for Paleo shopping.

Here’s The Drs. Wolfson YES list:

Organic Vegetables
Organic Fruits (limited)
Grass Fed, Pastured Animals
Wild Seafood
Pastured Eggs (chicken, duck, goose)
Healthy Fats (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil)
Sprouted Seeds and Nuts
Potatoes (limited)
*See our Paleo Shopping Guide for a detailed list of Paleo food items.

What foods are not on the Paleo diet?

There is no room for chemicals or processed junk of any kind on the Paleo diet. Fast food is out and most restaurant food is not going to be a good option unless you know they offer organic menu options.

Here’s The Drs. Wolfson Paleo NO List:

Sugar
Corn
Soy
Grains
Beans and Legumes
Refined vegetable oils
Dairy
GMO “food”

What does a typical daily Paleo menu look like?

There are endless options for your daily paleo meals and that makes it an exciting culinary adventure.
Here’s a look at some daily meal options.

Breakfast:
1. A fresh made greens drink with cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, chard, lemon and ginger. Add Superfood for an extra boost.
2. Bacon and eggs. Yes really! Enjoy this all-American classic as is or add veggies for a delicious, nourishing omelet.
3. A mix of sprouted seeds, coconut, and raw cacao, topped with homemade nut milk.

Lunch:
1. Grilled Lemon Chicken with an arugula salad with shredded raw radish and lemon pepper vinaigrette.
2. Vegetable stir fry with coconut shrimp.
3. Curried vegetables with cauliflower, mushrooms, onion and zucchini squash.

Dinner:
1.Bacon wrapped meatloaf.
2. Apricot chicken with caramelized onions
3. Fresh grilled wild Alaskan salmon with roasted asparagus and lemon caper sauce.

Snacks:
1.Beet chips and guacamole.
2. Spicy plantain chips.
3. Grain free granola.

Sweets and desserts:
1. Pumpkin pie
2. Almond milk custard
3. Double chocolate mousse

Do I have to do intense exercise with the Paleo diet?

Our early ancestors didn’t sit around a lot and neither should you. Paleo people were on the move running after something or running from something…with plenty of rest in between. Up with the sunrise and down with the sunset.

One of the great things about the Paleo diet is that it can be modified to fit your individual level of activity. If you are able to workout hard or are an athlete, Paleo nutrition will enhance your performance and you’ll likely be able to eat fruit and acceptable carbs (like sweet potatoes and rice). If you aren’t able to perform intense exercise but are able to at least walk every day, Paleo nutrition will help you have more energy to increase your activity level.

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