Basically, the Paleo Diet, first developed by Loren Cordain, Ph.D, seeks to mimic the food intake of our pre-agricultural ancestors. These hunter-gatherer diets contained simple, hardy foods that helped sustain their active lifestyle. The Paleo Diet follows seven fundamental characteristics:

  • Higher protein intake
  • Lower carbohydrate intake
  • Higher fiber intake
  • Moderate to higher healthy fat intake
  • Higher potassium and lower sodium intake
  • Balancing dietary acid with net dietary alkaline load
  • Higher intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
pam with paleo snacks
Photo Credit – Rick Crumrine

 
People have adopted the Paleo Diet for many reasons, from aiding in weight loss to helping control or improve health issues such as high blood pressure. By focusing on clean, non-processed, naturally-sourced foods, people who follow a Paleo diet report feeling more healthy and vigorous. After all, if you put good in, you get good out.

Dr. Pamela Crumrine leads a soley Paleo Diet, and is eager to help her patients understand the benefits it has produced in her life. To talk to Dr. Pamela Crumrine about her Paleo story, please call our dentist in Beaver, Pennsylvania today at 724-775-4860.