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Paleo Diet: Strategies for Great Health

by Dr. David Minkoff January 02, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

Paleo Diet: Strategies for Great Health

It is inevitable that you have heard the term “you are what you eat.” In the United States, obesity rates have risen dramatically over the last quarter century, with incidents of heart disease and type 2 diabetes also dramatically on the rise. While some of these cases can be blamed on heredity and genetic disposition, a large number of these are more accurately attributable to unhealthy diet and lifestyle.

It would seem that, in fact, the foods that most Americans eat are causing widespread, chronic illness. Not only heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but Crohn’s disease, IBS, lactose intolerance, celiac, and gluten intolerance – these chronic illnesses cause immense amounts of discomfort and can be life-threatening, and yet, a large percent of the population still shows an obsession with unhealthy foods.

While clean eating and a diet composed of quality, nutritious foods is a great start on your way towards a better health and a more positive lifestyle, some suggest that the Paleo diet provides the most benefit. Learn more about this way of eating and how it could benefit you:

Parameters of a Paleo Diet

The idea behind the Paleo diet is to mimic, as much as possible, what our early human ancestors would have had access to. The Paleo diet is largely focused on the consumption of protein and healthy, natural fats. The Paleo diet is very low in carbs and rejects the consumption of trans fats, preservatives, and refined sugars.

Foods included in the Paleo diet include:

  • Meat, Fish, and Seafood: Meat, fish, and other seafood are excellent sources of protein and other important nutrients. Fish like salmon and sardines are particularly good sources of healthy fats, like omega-3s, which offer a wide selection of health benefits.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutritious vitamins and minerals and convey a variety of perks to the body. However, it is best to limit your consumption of fruits high in sugar.
  • Eggs: Eggs are a powerful source of protein, as well as complex B vitamins and vitamin D.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Healthy nuts and seeds include almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pine nuts and more. However, legumes like peanuts, beans and peas are not included.
  • Healthy Oils: These oils are sources of healthy fats, including coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil.

Benefits of the Paleo Diet

By following the diet of our early human ancestors, the thought is that we are eating only the foods that our body was naturally built to consume and digest. Some have found that following a strict Paleo diet can greatly help in our efforts to reduce body fat and increase energy levels, and more.

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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