Thursday, August 23, 2012

Update: Healthy Lifestyle a la Paleo

I've been on the right track...then off it...then back on, off, on, off and now I'm BACK on again! This time I have a clear understanding of what my body really needs and doesn't need. I guess its all a learning and growing experience - Life.

As I read over my past updates, I'm pleased with how much I already knew and how much I really want to live a better, healthier lifestyle. At least it shows that I'm consistent and I'm making progress!

Enter Paleo Lifestyle - stage left...
Also known as Primal or Caveman diet, the paleo is a way of eating that resembles how ancient humans and peoples of indigenous regions would eat to meet their nutritional needs - without the pre-fab, modern day kinds of processed foods we are overindulging in nowadays.

For me this is not a diet. It truly is the way I intend to eat for the rest of my life. It happens to have a catchy name and be a popular movement among fitness minded people. But the principles of eating this way are not new. Pioneering practitioners of good nutrition have been suggesting, recommending and demanding that human beings should eat this way since the turn of the 20th century. Around the 1950's a dentist by the name of Dr. Page developed a food plan that very closely resembles paleo in order to promote overall wellness for his patients. There is no doubt in my mind and I believe the facts are obvious and they speak for themselves - whole food nutrition and eating to properly nourish the body is the ultimate way to live disease free and in total wellness, physically, mentally and even spiritually.

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