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What is the paleo diet?

The paleo diet is a nutritional approach that focuses on eating only foods that are high in nutrients, unprocessed, and based on the foods that were available and eaten by humans before industrial agriculture, the domestication of animals, and modern food processing. Essentially the diet focuses on grass-fed or wild caught proteins, vegetables, good for you fats and spices. Fruit tends to be limited to those lowest in sugars, so berries are best.

The USDA food pyramid promotes eating 6-11 servings of "healthy whole grains", however there are no nutrients in grains that can't be found in something else and the other food sources won't lead to gut irritation or systemic inflammation. Adhering to the food pyramid has resulted in widespread chronic diseases and obesity; basically, it has created a population that is overfed and obese, yet still malnourished on a cellular level.

People who follow the paleo diet very often have great health results, including improvements in their heart health, weight loss, reduced symptoms from autoimmune disease, decline in diabetes, and more. This is believed to occur because harmful foods that humans are not adapted to eating are removed from the diet, and at the same time there is a dramatic increase in the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants added into the diet.

Here are some of our favorite paleo diet resources:

Mark’s Daily Apple

Robb Wolf

The Foodee Project

Nom Nom Paleo

PaleOMG

Everyday Paleo

The Domestic Man

Paleo Leap

Rubies & Radishes

Real Food Liz

What is a ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is a dietary program that focuses on high fat (good for you fats), moderate protein (grass-fed or wild caught) and restricts carbohydrate consumption. Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, bread, pasta) are eliminated and replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of healthy fats and moderate protein (e.g., meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed. The amount of carbohydrate allowed varies based on individual health needs and goals. We recommend a ketogenic diet using a paleo diet approach to food quality.

Here are some of our favorite Keto resources:

Maria Mind Body Health LLC

Healthful Pursuit

Livin La Vida low Carb

Low Carb Yum

Peace, Love and Low Carb

All Day I Dream About Food

Keto Diet Blog

Ruled Me

Wicked Stuffed

Diet Doctor

Beauty and the Foodie

Ketovangelist

I Breathe I’m Hungry

Eat Fat Lose Fat

Keto Connect

Ditch the Carbs

Low Carb Maven

Ketogenic Girl

Keto Karma

Ketogenic.com

Wholesome Yum

DJ Foodie

The Castaway Kitchen

The Nourished Caveman

Daily ketosis

Grass Fed Girl

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Chris Kresser

McDaniel Chiropractic Center Declaration of Health

We believe that health is a state of optimal physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of symptoms or disease.

We believe that the body is self-regulating and self-healing.

We believe that we are, in most cases, genetically programmed for the expression of health.

We believe that a key component of true health care is self-care and personal responsibility.

We believe the body does the healing, not the doctor.

We believe the doctor-patient relationship should be a partnership not a dictatorship.

We believe doctors should honor and respect individual health care choices.

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