I’m a dedicated horsewoman. Nearly 10 years ago, my Arabian mare, Ally, developed an endocrine disorder, which also causes insulin resistance. Untreated, she would suffer a serious and commonly fatal hoof condition called laminitis. With medication, meticulous management–and reduction of her carbohydrate intake–she does well. Yay! No Laminitis!
Ally’s insulin resistance led me to study insulin resistance in people and to experiment with a low carb diet myself. Low carb, in turn, led me to Paleo.
I have become a passionate advocate of the low carb Paleo lifestyle, and eating unprocessed, real food, to improve health and wellbeing. I began this blog to share my enthusiasm for Paleo and ancestral eating, and to provide resources for readers who are new to Paleo.
I am also writing for those who are curious about Paleo, but haven’t tried it yet, and for those who are dissatisfied with the way they feel eating the “Standard American Diet”, with its focus on high carbs and processed foods, and who seek a healthier lifestyle.
I grew up vegan, and spent much of my life as a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian. I chose to change to Paleo for my health.
If you are vegan or vegetarian for humanitarian, cultural, or spiritual reasons, you have my respect. I do not in any way intend to disparage your way of life. You are no doubt aware of the need to eat enough protein, and the requirement to supplement Vitamin B12.
Paleo, or ancestral health, is a lifestyle, not simply an approach to food. It is also discovering balance within yourself, with others, and with the Earth.
Welcome, and thank you for reading!