There's a reason we pay more now for something we know is made well and avoid having to spend just as much money (or more) down the road. This is especially true when it comes to investing in our health.
While I still consider myself mostly Paleo, I love being able to dine out and enjoy comfort foods that I wouldn't normally make at home. I plan on covering more restaurants where I've found gluten-free/Paleo eating fairly easy to accommodate, but I figured I should support local first and start with my hometown of Burlington, Vermont
From what I've gathered by talking to friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances and clients, faulty digestion seems to be a hot topic of concern for almost everybody right now. It doesn't surprise me when I talk to someone who is experiencing digestive distress.
This past Fall I began working with a new ND who, based on comprehensive stool testing, determined that I had a pretty severe Candida yeast overgrowth. I went on a 8-10 week protocol that consisted of a very low-carb/no sugar diet and natural anti-fungal supplements to get my overgrowth under control and back to healthy levels.
For many years I had heard about the Paleo diet in passing, mostly from friends who were into CrossFit, and I knew the basic idea but didn't really think anything of it other than another "trend diet". However when I started attending school for Nutrition Therapy and really immersing myself in the nutrition community, I quickly came to realize that Paleo was not just a passing fad diet.
Do you love your Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Your Crohn's? Your ulcerative colitis? Have you fully welcomed it into your life? Have you put in the effort to truly nurture and care for you disease? Are you proud of your IBD? You may be thinking this all sounds crazy but just stay with me here, I've got a proposal for you.