You've probably heard a lot about the 'Paleo' or 'Primal' diet in recent years. This is a popular movement that aims to mimic our early human ancestor's diet in an effort to honor our body's true physiology by cutting out heavily processed foods that are relatively new to the human diet. There are numerous levels of this diet plan that people may choose to observe. On one end, some choose to cut out all processed foods, all grains, and all dairy, eating only high quality vegetables, meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and fruit. Others may simply avoid highly inflammatory grains like gluten, but will eat some grains and dairy.
After hearing about the benefits of these dietary changes for years from various lectures, books, blogs, and my own chiropractor and acupuncturist, I finally took the plunge and implemented this diet in my own life for the past month.