Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life

Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life

Chris Kresser

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 031632289X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


An effective and practical program based on the Paleo lifestyle, customized to fit your needs!

As the Paleo movement sweeps the nation, the health benefits of following the lifestyle of our hunter-gatherer forebears are undeniable. But what happens when we hit a wall and weight loss stalls, energy flags, or we're tired of restricted eating? We're not cavemen anymore, so why should we follow a strict caveman diet?

In YOUR PERSONAL PALEO CODE, Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal three-step program-Reset, Rebuild, Revive-to fit your lifestyle, body type, genetic blueprint, and individual needs. Kresser helps further personalize your prescription for specific health conditions, from heart disease and high blood pressure to thyroid disorders and digestive problems. Along with a 7-day meal plan and delectable, nutritious recipes, YOUR PERSONAL PALEO CODE offers natural solutions and an avalanche of groundbreaking advice on how to restore a healthy gut and immune system; how to eliminate toxins; which fats to eat liberally; how to choose the healthiest proteins; and much more. Best of all, you only have to follow the program 80% of the time; there's room to indulge in moderation while still experiencing dramatic results. Based on cutting-edge scientific research, YOUR PERSONAL PALEO CODE is designed to be flexible and user-friendly, with helpful charts, quizzes, and effective action steps to help you lose weight, reverse disease, and stay fit and healthy for life.

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that human evolution stopped in the Paleolithic era. In fact, the pace of genetic change in humans has actually increased during the past few thousand years. Evolutionary biologist Scott Williamson suggests that evolution is occurring one hundred times faster than its previous average over the six million years of hominid evolution and that as much as 10 percent of the genome shows evidence of recent evolution in European Americans, African Americans, and Chinese. This rapid increase in genetic

achy anymore. Feeling sharper, less moody. Your digestion running more smoothly. Knowing that you’re on your way to feeling better than you have in years—or maybe ever! I’m really physically active. Should I eat more? If you’re an athlete or very physically active, you will generally need more calories and a higher carbohydrate intake, especially after working out. As a rough idea, if you’re seeking to maintain your current weight or gain muscle, you should aim to get about 25 to 60 percent

improve intestinal-barrier function, reduce inflammation, and improve skin conditions. One Italian study involving forty patients with acne found that probiotics plus standard care were more effective than standard care alone. NOURISHING YOUR GUT Now that you know how important the gut is to overall health, let’s discuss some basic strategies for maintaining your digestive health. Avoid foods that are harmful to the gut The basic Paleo approach is an excellent starting place for

that, together, pleasure and social connection may have as much of an influence on well-being as the food people eat, how much exercise they get, and how well they sleep. With this in mind, let’s explore some ideas for how to bring more pleasure and connection into your life. SIX WAYS TO BRING MORE PLEASURE AND CONNECTION INTO YOUR LIFE 1. Touch Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb, and it’s the most fundamental means of relating to the world. It plays an important role in social

change blood pressure one way or the other; however, emotional support was significantly associated with lower blood pressure. Other studies have shown that trusting and satisfying relationships are associated with lower levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein, and lower levels of stress hormones, like cortisol. The beneficial effects of emotional support are especially pronounced in women, perhaps because oxytocin has a stronger impact on the female nervous

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