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August 2, 2017

Ten Myths of the Paleo Diet

by Wendy Myers

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There really isn’t just one Paleo diet, because people make different interpretations about what the term means for them.

As Diane Sanfilippo of Balancedbites.com puts it, “Paleo is a template, not a dietary prescription. There is no one cookie cutter ‘Paleo’ diet.”

Many books have been written about Paleo eating, and each one includes the author’s suggestion about what that looks like. In fact, following a Paleo diet is more about following certain guidelines, with the strictest being eliminating grains, legumes, dairy, and sugar that mimics how our ancestors ate tens of thousands of years ago. Most others advocate a Paleo version, including my Modern Paleo, that advocates the exclusion of grains, dairy for a time to determine sensitivities to them and then incorporating them slowly to see which work for you. It’s about creating Your Personal Paleo Code, Chris Kresser’s new book on personalizing Paleo for you. A general rule of thumb is the sicker you are, the stricter you should be on Paleo. Read More…

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