Paleo Diet: Strategies for Great Health

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

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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The Cleanse Program includes Body Detox™, PerfectAmino™, Complete Multi + Liver Detox Support™, and Intestinal Cleanse™. BodyHealth’s Cleanse Program can boost your clean-living efforts when combined with a diet composed of healthy and nutritious foods and ample, regular exercise.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. 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 worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.


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