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For the uninitiated we thought a brief description would be useful, so we have used this one from Wikipedia:

“The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years which ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture and grain-based diets. In common usage, such terms as "paleolithic diet" also refer to the actual ancestral human diet.

Centered on commonly available modern foods, the contemporary "Paleolithic diet" consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.”

We hope this gives you enough of an idea about the diet before we proceed.

The Paleo Diet

Product Description :       

Our great-grandmothers didn't need nutrition lessons—then again, they weren't forced to wade through aisle after aisle of packaged foods touting outlandish health claims and confusing marketing jargon. Over the last few decades, we've forgotten what "real food" is—and we're left desperately seeking foods that will truly nourish our bodies. We're disillusioned with the "conventional wisdom" for good reason—it's gotten us nowhere.

Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, diet foods, or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods marketed as "healthy"—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health disorders!

Practical Paleo is jam-packed with over 120 easy recipes, all with special notes about common food allergens including nightshades and FODMAPs. Meal plans are also included, and are designed specifically to support:

Practical Paleo is the resource you'll reach for again and again, whether you're looking for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, or easy-to-understand answers to your questions about how a Paleo lifestyle can benefit you, your family, and your friends.


The Trial

The key factor regarding this diet, relates to its claims regarding IBS.  Does it work for digestive disorders ?  The reviews of this book suggest that it does, and the buyers testimonials point to a vast array of successes.  The Paleo diet also has a plethora of evangelical supporters, so we must be careful how we review this!

We must also state, that we have a Low FODMAP diet site, and that we do believe it to be the best diet for IBS.  However, we undertook the Paleo diet with an open mind.  The diet has had something a a bad reputation amongst nutritionist and there are highly conflicting reports about the diet so it was really great to actually try it.

So finally does it work ?  The answer is sadly a yes and no.  While it definitely assisted in many ways, and it would be a lie to say that I did not feel great for much of the diet, there are issues with some of the trigger foods for IBS, and in particular IBS-d. Whole foods may be an issues for IBS-d sufferers, however it may suit IBS-c sufferers.   I was hoping to gain a definitive liking or disliking for the diet, however that was not the case.  We would recommend that you try the diet and see for yourself, to which end this book is a wonderful resource.

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