Writer’s Wednesday: Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser
Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life (I read the UK edition Your Personal Paleo Diet: Feel and look great by eating the foods that are ideal for your body) is one of the very best introductions I have read to the Paleo dietary template. Chris Kresser is one of my favourite resources when it comes to health and wellness, both his blog, podcast and now book are wonderfully packed with knowledge and information.
One of the things I love about Kresser’s approach, is that he understands that each of us is unique, and that the Paleo diet is a template that must be fitted to our individual needs and challenges.
I’ve discovered that Paleo functions best as a general template, not a rigid prescription. Think of it as a starting point, not a destination. Even though we each share so much of the same DNA, we have unique circumstances and needs.
Kresser goes over the scientific background for eating a paleo diet, before diving into how to “reset” your diet and then tailor it to your needs. From macronutrients to micronutrients (what we need, where we can get it and how we can make sure we actually absorb them), He then goes on to address other health issues such as exercise, sleep, stress, social connections, nature and play.
While Your Personal Paleo Code is long enough on it’s own, you can find a ton of extra chapters on Kresser’s website, covering specific health issues such as anxiety and depression, adrenals, skin issues, stress management, digestive issues, autoimmune diseases etc., as well as references upon references to all of the scientific studies backing up his information.
Your Personal Paleo Code is an amazing resource, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to understand how diet and health and wellness all intersect.
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