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Healing My Body One Bite at a Time

Posted Nov 17 2012 5:14pm

My tummy is troubled . Not always. But when it’s all out of whack, I feel bloated, tight, pained, and uncomfortable. I’ve had so many tests, I can’t even name them all, and nothing (nothing!) has revealed itself as the problem. I have narrowed down my suspicions, though, and I keep coming back to the worry that something I’m eating is screwing up my insides. That’s why I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and heal my body one bite at a time.

For almost one week, I have eaten a Paleolithic (Paleo) diet   basically, I am mimicking the eating habits of our long-ago ancestors who ate only what they could hunt and gather. My diet, therefore, consists of animal protein (but no red meat for me), vegetables, fruits, and naturally-occurring, high-quality fats (like some, but not all, nuts). The purpose of eating primal is to decrease inflammation inside the body and to achieve a higher level of physical and mental health. Buying grass-fed meats and organic foods is the best way to accomplish this way of life, and while I am not totally there just yet, I’m doing my very best to follow the rules. The proof is in my gas bill I have trekked to grocery stores and markets every day this week chasing down products that fit the bill and in the new items that now line the shelves of my fridge and pantry. Paleo Bread is today’s score.

I am not sure whether I’ll be a loyal fan of this bread. (To its credit, it is very filling.) Honestly, I’m not certain where this Paleo journey will lead me. All I know is that I am taking this quest one day and one bite at a time.

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