I owe my recent adoption of a paleolithic diet to my ongoing digestive woes. So what does that mean? A paleolithic diet follows the the basic principle of consuming what our caveman ancestors would have eaten. Eating paleo means I eat a variety of meats, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. I’ve eliminated salt(though I still consume naturally occurring salt),dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar, and some starchy vegetables (such as white potatos). Basically, someone who is paleo eats as if the agricultural revolution never happened. I originally started eating like this to control my painful IBS symptoms and as a result ended loosing about 10 pounds (woo hoo!). The more I research it, the more the diet makes sense.
Here is a simple image that helps explain what it means to adopt a paleolithic diet: