Sometimes moving forward means going back. Going back to the primal power of eating the way we were designed to eat.

Born from the desire to reverse the problems created by the so-called progression of the modern diet, the Paleo movement helps us reconnect with the foods that fueled humankind for millennia.

Eating Paleo means reaching for meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and avoiding the high-carbohydrate, low-nutrient, highly-processed diet that has yielded near epidemic levels of  degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, and infertility.

So what are the benefits of going Paleo?

With a very simple shift back to our ancestral diet, we do more than remove the foods at odds with our health, such as grains, legumes, and dairy. We also increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Health benifits of a Paleo lifestyle

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The result?

Improved blood lipids. Reduced pain from autoimmunity disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Vitiligo. The potential to reverse diabetes. The chance to avoid heart disease. And the possibility of reducing your cancer risk.

There are other attractive reasons to embrace the Paleo lifestyle. People who go Paleo lose weight and experience less hunger and fewer sugar cravings. They also have clearer skin, more energy, and better muscle tone.

What can I eat?

Eat as much of these as you want, as long as they’re from clean, pasture-raised sources:

  • Meats
  • Wild seafood
  • Organ meat
  • Fats – tallow, lard, coconut oil, olive oil (uncooked or lightly cooked)
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • EVO BARS of course!

In moderation:

  • Nuts (peanuts are not actually nuts; they are legumes)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • Dried fruits
  • Raw honey

Don’t forget: You’ll also be removing grains, legumes, dairy, and refined sugar from your diet.

You can also check out our Recipes and Resources section for links to more information on the diet and great recipes that have been proven favorites in our household.