Decoding Popular Diets: The Paleo Diet

Decoding Popular Diets: The Paleo Diet

Last year, during my semi-annual teeth cleaning, my dentist asked my opinion on the Paleo Diet.  Mouth agape, I provided a brief and likely unintelligible response referencing the benefits of prioritizing whole foods and the potential risks of eliminating entire food groups.  Next visit, I'll simply direct him to this analysis, which will hopefully clear up any questions that you (and my dentist) have regarding the Paleo Diet. 

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Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

I love talking about food - from kale salads to peanut butter pie and from #trending superfoods to the staples of grandma's kitchen pantry.  So, when I meet new people and they discover I'm a dietitian, I genuinely welcome the flood of questions that I usually receive.  Often they've read or heard of a bite (ha!) of nutrition news and want my take on its validity.  Sometimes there's merely a whisper of hope that it's true (does drinking red wine match the benefits of working out?) and other times there's real interest in pursuing the plan (will removing dairy from my diet improve my digestion?).  The most frequent topics posed, however, include overall diet approaches such as going gluten-free or adopting the paleo diet, which leads me to the beginning of an exciting new series!

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