By Guy Lawrence
You maybe sitting there wondering what the Paleo diet is, or as I like to say, a Paleo way of eating. So if you haven’t heard of the Paleo diet then chances are author Nora Gedaudas would have slipped under your radar too. And that’s ok as diet’s and fads come and go all the time, so who’s to know what is another bunch of baloney hype or the real deal! It can get a little confusing that’s for sure.
But from where I’m standing, I’m very excited to be going to see Nora Gedaudas on Nov 12th. It is being held at the Matthews Theatre, University of NSW in Randwick. The seminar is entitled :-
‘Food and Health the Way Evolution Intended’
Avoiding the ‘Diseases of Civilisation’ – Obesity, diabetes, depression & more
You may be considering the title above and are wondering if it’s possible to avoid the ‘Diseases of Civilisation’ as it’s a strong statement. But what got me thinking about how powerful nutrition really is was the day when I met Kelli four years ago. Diagnosed with a brain tumour, she was given no hope, yet she is still with us today and she’s doing better than ever. Kelli says that one of the keys to her success is following a Paleo diet/lifestyle. You can watch her full story here.
Not sure what the Paleo diet is?
In a nutshell, the Paleolithic diet (abbreviated to paleo diet or paleodiet) promotes the way we were eating for about 2.5 million years, then 10,000 years ago the development of agriculture kicked in introducing carb/sugar/starch into our diet. Our bodies have struggled to adjust accordingly and leading us to be more sick and tiered.
If you can not make it to any of the events but are keen to learn more, Nora has also released a new book: Primal body, Primal Mind – Beyond the paleo diet for total health and a longer life
I also listened to a very interesting podcast interview with Nora on Sarah Wilson’s blog. Well worth the listen. Check it out here.