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Some people fail with the Paleo Diet, simply because they dont know what to do. They have heard that its the “caveman diet” and that it involves meat and vegetables, but they have no idea what to do or what to eat. This makes it difficult to initiate a good Paleo diet plan.The Paleohacks Paleo Cookbook is like having a respected chef and hundreds of active, time tested Paleo enthusiasts guiding you step by step. Guiding you to prepare the most delicious, satisfying meals that your family and friends will rave about.

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Oct 21

Do I Have to Cook To Benefit From The Paleo Diet?

This is a question I hear all the time. I will tell you right up front that the answer is no, but it helps. I am not the worlds best cook or baker and in fact I started the Paleo diet with a bare minimum of cooking or baking. baconeggs.jpg

It is possible to benefit from Paleo without cooking. You can actually buy Paleo meals ready to go from some meal suppliers. You could eat only raw uncooked foods, however for most of us a little bit of cooking will help you to enjoy a greater variety of Paleo meals and snacks.  It is true that there are prepackaged Paleo foods available, and certainly these come in handy in a pinch. You could also eat mostly Paleo by dining out, even at fast food restaurants. I totally understand that planning, preparing and cooking a meal requires time. Time that many of us just do not have.

If you are very pressed for time and have a hectic schedule, there is even more reason to be concerned with your eating habits. This means that you are probably not getting nutritious foods, you are consuming too many preservatives, and all of this can add to your unhealthiness and obesity. So even if you are not Rachael Ray, there are many good reasons to at least start cooking a minimum of Paleo meals and snacks.

Now of course there are a number of meals that just about anyone can cook. Bacon and eggs is pretty easy to prepare with a minimum of cleanup. But , you dont want to eat bacon and eggs all the time. There are some Paleo tools that will make your life easier with Paleo, and for cooking Paleo foods. One of course is a good Paleo food list. This will tell you all the suggested Paleo foods and it will give you a head start on meal planning. A Paleo meal planner is also a handy tool to have. Both of these items are of course included with Paleohacks Cookbook. By seeing the foods you should eat and having a guide to different Paleo meals, it will be easier to know what you can have for your upcoming meals. Even if you dont cook as much as you would like to a good recipe book will be a big help. You can always adapt recipes to your lifestyle and just go as far as you want to.

Paleo4X is one of the free bonus books you get with Paleohacks Cookbook. It is a great little book full of recipes that are easy to prepare and only require four ingredients. These include snacks, breakfasts, and quick meals.

Beyond cooking, there is Paleo baking. It would be worth your while to learn to bake a couple of breads, muffins or treats. The secret to Paleo breads and muffins is substituting the flours. In most cases you will be using nut flours such as almond flour, to create your baked goods. One of the most difficult things for many people just starting out Paleo, is the absence of breads, muffins and cookies. You may be glad to know that there are many delicious breads, muffins and even cakes that you can bake and enjoy on your Paleo diet.  So baking isnt mandatory, but later on, it will certainly make your meals more interesting.

Its easy to start Paleo without a lot of cooking or baking. There are many easy meals that require little or no cooking or baking skills. You can even eat out on occasion. As you progress though, it would be advantageous to learn to cook an easy meal or bake a Paleo treat. After all Paleo is not a fad diet, but rather a lifestyle that gives you a better looking body and increased health.

Sep 20

Review of the Movie “Fed Up”

This will admittedly be a brief review of the movie “Fed Up” . The film is attributed to Katie Couric and and Laurie David features people such as

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Ill start off by saying that I dont think that many will find the movie a real “shocker” or eye opener, however it is put together well, and contains information that everyone should be aware of. Certainly anyone that is interested in health, obesity and food quality will definitely want to see this film.

The main topic of the film is obesity and it focuses on childhood obesity in particular. Fed Up tells us about the lies that we were told about proper nutrition and diet, and the struggle between the government and the food industry. The scenes of the children and their struggles are very sad and the factual statistics are even sadder. The point of this filme is to show that exercise though important , is certainly not enough. The cause of obesity and childhood obesity is in prepared foods. The film particularly focuses on sugar and sweeteners, which are toxic to the body and added to virtually every food product available. These sugars overload the bodys organs and are turned to fat. It points out that sodas and sugary drinks are particularly bad. Some may be surprised to learn that  energy drinks, sports drinks and many juices are as bad for the body as sodas.

Another important theme of the movie is pointing out how food merchants decieve, trick and even make addicts out of our children. Most people are aware of these practices. Using clowns to sell burgers, adding toys to meals, featuring popular cartoon characters and such all to increase sales, at the expense of our childrens health, both physical and mental. One expert points out that if a foreign country were trying to do these things to our children, we would do everything we could to defend them. However when it is our own country that is doing this, we look the other way. The film showcases the moves and countermoves between our government and the powerful food companies.

The film is loaded with facts and certainly these are important things to know. It is put together in a simple but effective manor that puts across quite a bit of information, without being dull. It is a good thing to see how we are enticed to eat unhealthy foods, and I believe most people will walk away thinking more about their food choices.

One conclusion I didnt care for, was the comparison to cigarettes. The film points out that by heavy government effort, smoking has decreased over the years. It points out that all the laws that were passed banning public smoking, removing smoking ads, and over taxing tobacco products, have had a positive effect. They suggest that maybe the same plan of attack is necessary for junk food.  I would certainly agree that less advertising freedom and banning smoking in most public places is a good thing. However as an ex smoker, I think there were a lot of negatives to that approach as well. In my opinion, those tactics set up boundaries between smokers and non smokers. I have personally had total strangers say degrading things to me, just for lighting up a cigarette. Now the places of business being smoke free is fine, but now entire parking lots are smoke free which is very unfair to a smoker. A smoker is now the bad guy. I also dont agree with over taxing smokers, as they are really the victims. I dont think overtaxing sodas and other unhealthy items is a good idea either. Should we really make Twinkies ten dollars a package putting more stress on our unhealthy and addicted children.

All in all, Fed Up is an informative film that anyone interested in health and disease should see. I certainly applaud those involved that took a chance to expose these facts for the good of our health, and our childrens.

Sep 17

Is It Too Inconvenient to Lose Weight ?

This may seem like a silly question, but in talking to people about Paleo, this question comes up a lot.lose weight with Paleo

The Paleo diet is considered a lifestyle as opposed to a diet. It requires an understanding of what makes us fatter and unhealthy and making changes that we can live with for the rest of our lives, rather than an extreme plan to lose x number of pounds in a short time (and then returning to being overweight).

There is no doubt about it, anything worthwhile requires effort. This is definitely true of having a healthy and attractive body. In our modern world, we like things to be easy. When it comes to eating, this is especially true.  Most of the time, most of us would rather reach for a prepared food, rather than prepare something. I personally know people that always eat at fast food restaurants. They do not like to cook, or dont like the time and work involved, so they choose a fast food burger over a home cooked meal. In defense of these people, many people have stressed filled jobs that require much of our time and energy, so it is not unreasonable to look for quicker meals.

There is another side of this however. Many of us have been spoiled by technology and are just getting lazier. Im sorry if that offends anyone, but I think we all know it is true. We prefer to sit than to take a walk. Many prefer to shop online rather than walk at a mall. All of this has a profound effect on our body fat, as well as our overall health. To change our bodies and our lives is just too inconvenient. Since it requires some work to make any of these changes, far too often we take the easy way out.

When it comes to dieting, many people are just giving up. They dont want to count calories, think about the types of food they are eating, and many are certainly not ready to exercise on a regular basis. There are of course legitimate health reasons for this apathy, but for the most part, we know we are too lazy to give it a try. It personally took me a long time to make a change that I could tolerate. I was certainly not interested in counting calories, weighing my food or anything of that nature So you basically, just give up. You dont try. And you know on the other hand that you have to.

You should be concerned with the foods you eat. Some make you healthy, and some make you unhealthy. In most cases, eating at fast food restaurants will make you overweight  and unhealthy. The two most important things to your body and mind, is what you eat, and how often you exercise. There is no doubt that these things are of the utmost importance. When you are doing these things, you are doing what the body was designed to do.It is more convenient to think of a pill that will fix us. Sitting in a leather recliner does not do us any good, generally speaking.

One great thing about Paleo is that it does require less than many diets. With Paleo, you do not have to count your calories or weigh your food. And you can eat great foods whenever you are hungry. It does not require a lot of complicated recipes or baking, unless you want to. Most people can start Paleo simply by concentrating on a number of foods, while ignoring the rest. There are thousands of great quick Paleo recipes that easy to prepare. You do not have to bake, but baking will give you more variety in your meals. It is however, totally optional. With Paleo you are also under less pressure. You can eat Paleo 80% of the time and still see results. You can eat many ready to eat foods such as nuts and fruits.Many people start the Paleo diet, by simply eating the right foods that they already have at home. Your local supermarket is loaded with ready to eat Paleo foods.

Exercise is an important part of any change for the better. It works with your diet to achieve the goals you are looking for. The good news here is that with Paleo  you can exercise briskly just a few minutes at a time. You do not have to sweat for hours with cardio. Most Paleo experts agree that short high intensity exercises are the most effective.

What we dont see immediately is that if we dont change our lifestyles, we may be in for much more inconvenience. It is more inconvenient to drive to the doctors office constantly. It is incovenient to try to find clothes that disguise our flabby bodies. It is definitely more inconvenient to lay in a hospital bed. Its very inconvenient to pay all these medical bills. It is inconvenient to take medications that could very easily compromise other parts of your health. It is extremely inconvenient to our loved ones to have us die at an early age.

So whatever you do to change your life for the better, look for a more convenient way to implement changes in your everyday life, rather than look for a quick easy fix. In the long run, it is much more convenient to enjoy your life and live a long and healthy life.

 

 

Sep 06

Paleo for Children-Feeding Your Cave Babies

As parents, we want our children to have the best of everything, and that includes the healthiest foods. Of course it is always a good idea to work with your pediatrician. Why do children need Paleo? For the same reasons adults do and maybe more.

Children face many of the same allergy and health problems that we face as adults. In many cases their problems are more severe. Many children have allergies some of which are life threatening, asthma as well as sometimes unexplained behavioral problems. Many of these issues can be related to diet. Once again, many of the allergens involved are wheat, dairy, peanut and others. Not only are these the same allergens that haunt many adults, they are proteins that are avoided on the Paleo diet.

As the child becomes older he is also introduced to increased sugars and preservatives and other food additives. One only has to look at popular childrens breakfast cereals to get an idea of the types of harmful ingredients that are marketed towards our children. Its bad enough that these foods contain so many allergens, then they are loaded with food coloring, sugars, until they are in effect no better than the worst candies or treats. It is safe to say that children get more than their share of allergens, sugars, and preservatives. Is it any wonder that they have so many health problems? Is it any wonder that so many of our children are obese?

Quite a number of people have discovered the Paleo diet for both themselves, and their children. Many times in learning about Paleo and feeling the benefits, adults make the decision to improve their childrens diets as well. And for the most part, it seems to be pretty succesful. There are hundreds of stories online (truthful ones) about how the Paleo diet has helped children feel healthier. There are accounts of allergies improving or dissapearing, and even difficult behavioral problems that have improved with the Paleo diet. If one searches for “paleo for children” you will find many of these accounts.

What does a Paleo child eat? After the first couple years, a Paleo child pretty much eats what an adult eats. Mainly, meats, vegetables and some fruits. A Paleo child also avoids wheat and other grains, peanuts (which are a bean), dairy, legumes and avoids excess sugars and preservatives. But how does one encourage a child to avoid cakes and candies. Of course the earlier the better. But just because a child is Paleo does not mean he cant enjoy treats. A  Paleo child can also enjoy breads, as long as they are prepared with different flours. Cookies and cakes are also possible using Paleo friendly ingredients.

In addition to the online resources for Paleo children there are a number of good books available for Paleo children.

Product Details Eat Like a Dinosaur  by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry is a popular introduction to the Paleo diet for children. The authors are the webmasters behind Paleoparents.com  and have been featured on many radio and television shows. The idea is to make Paleo and allergy free diet more appealing to children.

Product Details  Paleo Kids Snacks is part of a Paleo kids series by Elle Jean Pierre. It is available at Amazon as a Kindle book.

Product Details 90 Lunch box recipes features healthy gluten free, dairy free and Paleo recipes for your childrens lunch boxes.

Again it is always advisable to work with your family pediatrician. Many people start a Paleo diet for children simply by eliminating an allergen or two at a time and being aware of the results. It is always a good idea to limit sugar and the abundance of preservatives in packaged foods.

Sep 03

Coconut Water Frenzy

As mentioned in another post, coconuts have been around for a very long time and are considered Paleo friendly. They are also one of the hottest commodities of our time.

I happen to love real coconuts, the meat, and the water. But I was a bit naive to the coconut frenzy until I discovered it by accident. Somehow I missed all the ads and articles. How big is the coconut water business? One famous company reportedly made only $100,000 about seven years ago. In 2013, they made of $80 million. Once I discovered the waters, I noticed that one of my local stores carried over twelve types of coconut water. But I was unaware of this. One day while driving, I felt a bit ill, and very thirsty. I went into a local quick stop and my eyes fell on a bottle of coconut water. I enjoyed it right from the start. Its very sweet and for the lack of a better word, comforting. Some of the better coconut waters also contain bits of the coconut meat as well. So as I drove around sipping coconut water I noticed that I felt much better. I felt refreshed and my stomach felt less queasy. I was sold. I now drink them on a regular basis and I look forward to them like a treat.

The alleged benefits

Its true that coconut water is low in calories and has more potassium than multiple bananas. Its a great source of electrolytes for hydration. This is one of the main reasons that many athletes are raving over coconut water. It is also a good source of magnesium and B vitamins. In fact the coconut is chock full of important nutrients.

Then there are the more debatable claims such as  anti ageing, improved digestion, reduction of kidney stones, aids in weight loss, the reduction of inflammation, skin hydration, stress reduction and the list goes on and on. I must say that there is very little research yet, to back up many of these claims so let the buyer beware. That being said, for me personally, it really does improve my digestion. In fact I can be ill with a stomach bug, drink coconut water and feel much better. I also must testify that it does make me feel better and feel healthier. In fact, it is my drink of choice on many different occasions. Please note, I sell no coconut water on this website and I am not affiliated with coconut water in any way. But I probably should be.

Another thing the buyer should be aware of, is that all coconut waters are not created equal. Many contain unwanted added sugars and chemicals. Some are made in a way that degrades some of the very benefits of this water. If you want the healthie

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st coconut water, you should look for organic coconut waters. Avoid any that contain unwanted ingredients and you will be fine. The brands you see the most are not necessarily the best.

 

Jul 08

Who Should Try the Paleo Diet?

Who should try the Paleo diet?

 

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The person that has tried other diets and failed. They wanted to lose fat for the right reasons. They felt unattractive. They were forced to buy unattractive clothes. They were self conscious and never really expressed themselves. They avoided social gatherings because they felt they didnt fit in because of their appearance. Why did the other diets fail? It most likely wasnt their fault. The diet was unreasonable and demanded that they were hungry most of the time. They were told to count calories and weigh their food. They were told to eat foods that were unsatisfying and left them miserable. This person may have even been told that being overweight was unhealthy for them and perhaps already causing them physical problems or disease. This person should definitely try the Paleo diet.Many people just like them have succeeded in getting the body they want, and it changed their lives.

There is another person that should try the Paleo diet. This person has disabling health conditions. A common one is stomach or intestinal problems. Problems that make their lives miserable. People that dont know what to eat and what foods are making them sick. They try medications, and medical testing, and the drugs they are given make them even sicker. Some of them are quite severe and may face surgery. Or the problem may be unexplained headaches or muscle pain. They look up all the symptoms online and cant understand why they are so ill. They have tried herbs and accupuncture and still get no relief. They may even avoid public places and social functions because they are afraid of getting sick in public. These people too, should give the Paleo diet a fair trial.

Another person that should try Paleo is the one that is shocked with modern food quality. They may be healthy now, but they know that their foods are loaded with chemicals that will eventually make them sick or lead to a life threatening disease. This person has given up smoking and curtails their drinking of alcohol, but realizes that the packaged foods they eat contain ingredients that have been linked to serious diseases. They dont know how to detox from these terrible chemicals and yet they know they must. This person too should try the Paleo diet.They want to share good food with their family and not feel guilty about serving foods to their loved ones that are loaded with disease causing additives.

Yet another person is fit but they seem to have reached a plateau. They work out, exercise and yet they dont seem to be getting the results they want. Their muscle tone for all the exercise, is not good. They want to have a lean muscular body, but they dont want to live on protein shakes. They want to have more energy and recover from physical exercise faster. They want to run faster or longer, improve their strength training and build muscle. This person too, should give the Paleo diet a try.

These are just a few examples of people that should give the Paleo diet a fair trial. They dont even have to do it full time, as for many of them, following Paleo even 80% of the time will bring great results. These people were taken from the many examples and testimonials of people that have succeeded with the Pale diet. And chances are good , if you are reading this post, you are probably one or more , of the above types of people.

 

 

 

Jul 06

Is the Paleo Diet for Men or Women ?

Someone wrote to me asking the question “Is Paleo better for men or for women”? This may sound like a crazy question, but its not.

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Many times Paleo is presented from a males point of view, and other times its just the opposite. It starts with the “Caveman”  concept. Reading certain blog posts certainly make it sound like a macho kind of diet. Manly muscular men working out and eating meat 24-7, but hopefully by now you know that is not the case.

On the other hand because it is a “diet”, and there is cooking involved, it may sound like the another womans diet, requiring cooking and baking skills, and losing fat, instead of pumping up.

Of course the answer is that Paleo is a “lifestyle” that works well for either sex. This is apparent from the large number of success stories by both men and women.Paleo is about eating the most efficient foods for the human body. By doing this there are automatic benefits in fat loss and muscle tone. It is highly recommended to include a short high intensity workout with your Paleo diet. It is also about reducing or eliminating inflammation in the body. This of course applies to both sexes, and it is not unusual to see improvements in digestion, skin, allergies and many other disorders. Its great that both men and women can benefit, improve or even eliminate problems that have nagged them for years. In addition to these benefits, the man or woman will be avoiding preservatives that have been linked to serious diseases and weight gain or retention.

But what if I dont cook? This is a side question and will be the subject of another post, but lets look at that a bit now. Men sometimes see the Paleo diet and guides and recipe books like Paleohacks Cookbook and say to themselves, “This is going to require a lot of cooking”. Not necessarily, men. First of all you will know what foods to eat and what not to eat, and this includes eating fast food on the run, or eating meals and snacks at home. It is possible to start the Paleo diet without ANY additional cooking or food preparation. It is possible to be mostly Paleo, by eating just at fast food restaurants, although that certainly isnt recommended. Most people can start a few days of Paleo with just the foods they have on hand. It is true that eventually you will want to add more variety to your meals and this is where preparation really comes in handy For example, Paleo 4X which comes free with Paleohacks Cookbook gives you great fast recipes you can make at home with only four ingredients. This is very popular with men that cook for themselves and perhaps use an outdoor grille to prepare quick meals. The same applies for women, that just dont have the time to prepare elaborate meals.

Men love the body results that Paleo delivers. That is why so many male athletes and trainers use the Paleo lifestyle for a more muscular body, improved performance and recovery. This applies to women athletes as well. If a woman is just looking to lose body fat, have more energy, or fit into nicer clothes, Paleo will definitely help.

The bottom line is that Paleo is a unisex lifestyle, that can benefit every human being and bring an attractive toned body and improved health.

Jun 25

Paleo Isnt Crazy, It Works !

If you think Paleo is crazy, I cant say that I blame you. Dont get me wrong, obviously, I dont think its crazy at all. However, hype and spin being what it is these days, in many ways, there is a lot of misinformation about Paleo. paleo for beginners

Ive mentioned before that there are fanatics in every group, and Paleo is no exception. Im sure there are people out there right now dressed like cave people. People trying to kill their meals with clubs. I would like you to know for every one of those, there are hundreds if not thousands of perfectly normal people that have lost excess fat and have improved their health and lives with the Paleo diet. Without acting like a caveman or cavewoman. Ive mentioned that in many ways the name and connotation can be a disadvantage. I see so many negative articles rambling on about how Paleo man didnt in fact eat this, or did eat that, and other pointless discussions. I for one, dont really care what this caveman ate or did not eat. I am concerned with a diet that has helped me lose body fat and has improved health problems.

It also doesnt help to see so many Paleo newbies talking about bacon candy, or eating bacon at every meal. This is certainly not what the diet is about. It does however make good headlines and food for social media. I can assure you that this too is not indicitive of the typical Paleo dieter. If you havent seen the post on Prominent Paleo People, you should check this out to get an idea of what kind of people are behind the diet. There are many scientists, nutritionists, and even Olympic athletes that are very much believers in the diet.

There are also basic misconceptions like Paleo dieters eat nothing but meat, or raw meats, all of the time. That Paleo people cannot drink wine or other alcoholic beverages. That a Paleo person can never again eat a cookie or they will become violently ill, and other such nonsense. All of this is far from the truth.

The truth is that much of the world is obese. The truth is that many of the most common and serious afflictions such as heart disease and diabetes are strongly connected to diet. So if we figure out what is making us fat and unhealthy and avoid it, our lives should be better in many ways. Well there really is no mystery here. We do know that preservatives in our foods are making us fatter and unhealthy. We also know that many foods cause allergic , autoimmune and inflammatory reactions in people. We also know that a major component of modern day wheat called gluten causes a nightmare of symptoms in about one percent of the population and possibly some degree of symptoms in as many as thirty percent of the population. We know that sugars and added sugars are responsible for weight gain and disease.

These are the things that the Paleo diet is really about.

Add to this the thousands of people that have testified that this diet has helped them to lose fat, and feel healthier. The fact that many other diets have come to many of the same conclusions. Top that off with the host of scientists, nutritionists and even Olympic athletes that benefit and praise the Paleo diet.  Paleo has been a leader in the idea of healthy fats, and a recent cover of Time magazine featured “Eat Butter”.

The diet itself is also far from crazy. Many diets fail because they enforce an all or nothing approach. Most Paelo experts agree that  to benefit from Paleo, you only have to follow it 85% of the time. This gives you 15% of a choice to eat something that is not strictly Paleo. It allows you to have that slice of pizza on occasion, or that brownie youve been craving. If a diet is unreasonable and allows for little pleasure, it will more than likely fail. And the Paleo diet allows you to eat good quality foods that are very satisfying, and there are tons of recipes that even include breads and goodies, that are free of the allergens and preservatives that we know do us harm.

The more you know the truth about the Paleo diet, I am sure you will agree that it is far from crazy.

Jun 24

Whats Wrong With Wheat ?

Whats wrong with wheat ?

If the Paleo diet had a number one rule, it might be, no grains. But Paleo is not alone in its problem with grains and perhaps in particular, wheat. There are many diets, diet systems and nutritional guides that recommend avoiding wheat, Especially in cases of allergy and inflammation, as well as digestive problems wheat can be a big problem.

This post will be a synopsis of wheat in the diet, a brief history and some of the reasons that wheat may not be too healthy for you. The information is taken from many sources and publications that are readily available and you may research and investigate and come to your own conclusions about wheat and your health. It is my intention to be brief, accurate and concise about this complicated subject.

Wheat to some extent has changed a great deal over the ages. The original wheat is thought to be a grass called Einkorn. This grass at some point mated with another grass and became Emmer. In the Middle Ages, Emmer mated again and a grain called Spelt was the outcome. in the 1960’s in a response to increasing population, there was a big effort to produce a super high yielding wheat. This wheat is known as Clearfield wheat and because of its hardy characteristics, it has taken over much of the worlds wheat production.

This modern wheat was exposed to various chemicals and radiation in order to mutate into our new super wheat. One of these chemicals isSodium Azide a very powerful industrial toxic chemical.  It is said to be the norm to douse wheat seeds with pesticides and fungicides, before they are put in the ground. While the wheat is sprouting it is common to repeat the process of dousing with preservatives and fungicides. When the wheat is harvested, it is put in bins and you guessed it, again treated with pesticides and chemicals.

Almost everyone these days has heard of gluten a major component of modern wheat. It has been estimated that one percent of the population has celiac disease and that as many as thirty percent may be sensitive to gluten in some manner. In a person with celiac disease, the villi of the small intestines are compromised which can cause  a nightmare of difficult to diagnose symptoms. These symptoms can be even more difficult to live with. Even sensitivities can cause severe digestive problems as well as other disabling symptoms.

Wheat can also cause rapid blood sugar spikes. Like sugars, this can lead to various forms of obesity as well as digestive and other problems. There has also been a connection established with wheat and certain mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

Several things are for certain. Our modern wheat is not the same as ancient wheat. Wheat is repeatedly treated with harsh or toxic chemicals. Is it any wonder that so many diets and nutritionists suggest removing wheat from the diet? Wheat is also believed to cause inflammation in the body. Wheat is one of the most common food allergens. If you get tested at an allergist for food sensitivities, wheat is one of the primary suspects.

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It is also a fact that many people experience many positive results from removing wheat from their diets. These include weight loss, improvement or elimination of allergies, digestive problems and more. For all of the above reasons and more, wheat cannot be a part of the Paleo diet. It produces too many negative effects to be considered a healthy food. If one is struggling with obesity, allergies, digestive problems and other chronic illnesses, it would certainly be a good idea to remove modern wheat and other grains from their diet.

The Paleo diet guidelines removes grains, soy, legumes  and any foods that have proved to be inflammatory in nature when consumed.