We’ve all heard the term Paleo, and now the latest buzz word in diet and nutrition is Keto. But what does it really mean, how does it work, and why would you consider following this type of diet and lifestyle? We discuss all this with my guest on this episode, Naomi Norwood. Naomi has been one of our clients at The Strength Code for almost 6 years now and she has shared with us her personal journey discovering the Paleo Lifestyle, how it changed her life, and how she ultimately became an expert and now serves as the President of the Ancestral Health Society (AHS). The AHS is motivated by the belief that evolution has much to teach us about healthful living and effective healing through their annual Symposium and their Journal of Evolution and Health. The AHS Symposium brings together a community of scientists, healthcare professionals, and health enthusiasts who collaborate to understand health challenges from an evolutionary perspective. The Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access journal serving academic researchers and clinical practitioners who seek to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration to develop and test evolutionary approaches to health. Naomi has a wealth of information to give us and has also included an extensive list of resources, books and websites about Ancestral Health that are included in the Show Notes here.
Ancestral Health Resources
Ancestral Health Society: https://ancestralhealth.org/
Ancestral Health Symposium, AHS19, is scheduled for August 8 through 10, at the University of California, San Diego.
Archived AHS talks, available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/AncestryFoundation/playlists
Loren Cordain, Ph.D., The Paleo Diet, and others
John Durant, The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health
Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body, Primal Mind; and Primal Fat Burner
Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D., The Diet Fix
Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D., Perfect Health Diet
Chris Kresser, L.Ac., The Paleo Cure
Brett L. Markham, Modern Caveman: The Complete Paleo Lifestyle Handbook
Weston A. Price, DDS, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Catherine Shanahan, M.D., Deep Nutrition; and Food Rules
Mark Sisson, The New Primal Blueprint, and others
Jeff S. Volek, Ph.D., R.D., and Stephen D. Phinney, M.D., Ph.D., The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
Robb Wolf, The Paleo Solution, and others
Many of the above authors maintain excellent Web sites. Probably the most comprehensive sites are Mark Sisson’s, at https://www.marksdailyapple.com/, and Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt’s, at https://www.dietdoctor.com/.
Also excellent are those maintained by Zoe Harcombe, Robb Wolf, the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Colin E. Champ, M.D., a radiation oncologist who uses a very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) ancestral diet with his cancer patients, as an adjuvant therapy.
Search “Paleo Autoimmune Protocol” (AIP) to find numerous books and sites on how to put autoimmunity into remission with an ancestral diet (Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., Amy Myers, M.D.).