E71 Beyond Paleo; Ancestral Health Expert Naomi Norwood

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

Web sites

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.).

Naomi Norwood, President Ancestral Health Society