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  • Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    by Darryl Edwards

    Animal Moves

    • improve strength, speed and stamina
    • increase mobility, flexibility and stability
    • look, feel and perform better

    Find out more and details on how to purchase at www.animalmovesbook.com

  • Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    by Darryl Edwards

    "If you are looking for a simple way to better understand Paleo concepts, Darryl's Paleo from A to Z guide is the go-to resource.
    -Mark Sisson, best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of Mark's Daily Apple

  • Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    by Darryl Edwards, Brett Stewart, Jason Warner

    "This book is a useful reference to enable individuals just starting out on the Paleo path as well as those who want to explore more challenging, playful and interesting ways to move."

    -Robb Wolf, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution

     

  • 7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    by Darryl Edwards
  • The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    by Robb Wolf
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    by Mark Sisson
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    by Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, Sarah Dopp
  • Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
  • Protein Power
    Protein Power
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Mary Deans
  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    by Christopher McDougall
  • In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    by Michael Pollan
  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    by Michael Pollan
  • The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    by L. Cordain
  • Vegetarian Myth, The
    Vegetarian Myth, The
    by Lierre Keith
  • The Second Brain
    The Second Brain
    by Michael D. Gershon
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    by Loren Cordain
  • Eat Drink Paleo
    Eat Drink Paleo
    by Irena Macri
  • Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    by Jimmy Moore, Eric C. Westman

What is Paleo? 

About Paleo 

In the past few years, the word Paleo has become synonymous with a diet and lifestyle that many people have commenced to enhance their overall health, either by improving their body composition or as a way to fight and prevent disease. The Paleolithic (UK: Palaeolithic) era, when stone tools were used in hunting and gathering societies, covered more than 2.5 million years and ended around 20,000 years ago.

The Paleo Diet 

The Paleo diet is a modern interpretation of what our ancestors ate as hunter-gatherers, a way to reduce the impact of man-made and cultivated foods introduced into the human food chain only relatively recently. Although our world has altered radically in the last 10,000 years, the human genome has hardly changed since then. One key driving theory behind the Paleo diet is that modern human’s digestive systems are not designed to handle the refined sugars, grains, legumes, and dairy products that are now commonplace in the Western diet.[1][2]

The Paleo diet is a modern interpretation of what our ancestors ate as hunter-gatherers, a way to reduce the impact of man-made and cultivated foods introduced into the human food chain only relatively recently. 

 

The Paleo Diet TemplateThe Paleo Diet Template

What to Eat and What to Avoid:

The basics of the Paleo diet consist of eating the following:-

  • Meats
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds

and avoiding the consumption of:

  • Grains (wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice, etc)
  • Dairy and dairy products (including milk, yoghurt, cheese, etc)
  • Excess salt, processed, artificial foods, colours and preservatives
  • Industrialised seed oils and fats (trans-fats, margarine)
  • Alcohol
  • Added sugar and artificial sweeteners

Paleo from A to Z bookPaleo from A to Z

For more details on Paleo and the Paleo lifestyle check out the book Paleo from A to Z - learn more at www.paleofromatoz.com

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References:
[1] Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, Mann N, Lindeberg S, Watkins BA, et al. "Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century." Am J Clin Nutr. 2005
[2] Cordain L. "The nutritional characteristics of a contemporary diet based upon Paleolithic food groups." J Am Nutraceut Assoc 2002