Farm-to-Table, traditional foods, ancestral lifestyle…no matter how you say it, the real foods movement is upon us. This “fad” is a get back to our roots embracing of nutrient dense foods, grown locally when possible and prepared at home. These are the foods of our great grandparents. I arrived at the real food movement through the paleo door, about 6 years ago now.
I was searching for a way to heal my body when conventional medicine and pills couldn’t, and slowly, over time, the paleo diet did for me what no doctor could. It restored my health. I eat mainly paleo today, with some cultured dairy thrown in on occasion. As a person with multiple autoimmune disorders, this way of eating simply works for me. Do I believe it’s the only way to eat? Of course not. Some people need a further restriction of their diet based on their own food intolerances, others enjoy a broader range. Many books have been written on the subject with much science to back the claims. If I could distill the information from the many sources I have read, it would be this: Eat real food, make it as nutritious as possible, don’t eat what your body doesn’t like.