Rich Travis, Staff Writer
-No dairy products, soy, potatoes, peanuts, vegetable oils, beans or grains (that means no bread)!
Leaving the main ingredients of the Paleo diet, which are–
- grass-fed meats and chicken
- nuts (some)
This diet has some vocal detractors, and certainly it isn’t for everyone. But it’s also being touted as one of the healthiest diets, if for no other reason than because it eliminates processed foods, trans fats and sugars. Embracing even part of this diet could be a step in the right direction for better overall health.
To avoid stressing your bodily functions, consider taking baby steps toward the full-on Paleo Diet, perhaps by first eliminating all processed foods. Then after a couple of weeks, eliminate dairy products. A couple of weeks later, eliminate bread and other grains. True health is a journey, not a destination, and is best taken one step at a time.
Always consider the Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) as well, especially if you suffer from thyroid or autoimmune disease. Some say it is a bit difficult to do, so ask questions and get support. There are plenty of support groups and wonderful websites!
About the Author
Rich Travis is a staff writer for ThyroidNation.com. Living with his wife and 2 children, he has a front-row seat to the devastation thyroid disease can cause and offers an in-depth, up close and personal view of his experience. His wife of 18 years suffers from Hypothyroidism and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Adrenal Fatigue in 2012. Seeking help, offering compassion and supporting cures for those that suffer, he is on a mission to educate the masses. Please follow him and Thyroid Nation on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Read more of his articles, here.
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