GAPS diet is essentially a form of Paleo, with protocols for healing and sealing the digestive tract. Paleo is a great way to focus your dietary choices, removing the processed foods and finding good sources of pastured and organics options. Our ancestors didn’t have to worry about how their food was being raised as we now do. If the soil the plant grows in or animal grazes upon is lacking in nutrients, the end product will be lacking as well. For sources of nutrient dense foods find your local Weston A. Price chapter ours for the Northwest Cook County is http://chapters.westonaprice.org/nwcookcounty/
What is paleo, or the caveman diet and how do you do it?
Let’s strip it back down to basics, pull up a chair and remind you.
Also known as a stone age diet, a paleolithic, evolutionary or dna diet, the pitch is simple: its about eating as our ancestors ate before the great agricultural revolution some 10,ooo years ago and thus no wheat, grains, legumes, sugar or vegetable oils, that is: no processed food!
Meals are based around meat, fish, saturated fat (from animals, avocados, nuts etc), green leafy vegetables, nuts, eggs, seeds and some low-sugar fruit mostly berries. Meals are tasty because we eat fat: fat is not the enemy, fat is our friend just as it has been across hundreds of thousands of years of ancestral health. And by fat we mean good saturated fat not man-made monstrosities like canola oil, hydrogenated fats or margarine.
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