I am first and foremost a clinician. I’m also a writer and an educator. However, I’m not going to write another book about the Paleo diet. Fortunately that’s been done, thoroughly, by my colleagues. I’m also not going to be the person who creates meal plans and recipes. That has also been done very well by the plethora of Paleo-inspired nutritionists and bloggers out there. New recipes are constantly added to websites and Pinterest boards. There are so many wonderful resources.
I’m the one who will help you beyond Paleo. I’ll help you with the things that can’t be sorted out by a Paleo diet alone. I’ll help you with the Functional Medicine part, and the troubleshooting for those who need to go beyond dietary changes alone. However; trying a Paleo-inspired dietary approach is a great first step in transforming your health, and I encourage everyone to try it!
If you haven’t read my philosophy about Paleo, please read my post Paleo is Not a Religion. Now, onto the resources.
For those who like books, these first two are my favorite books on comprehensive Paleo. They include the theory behind it and the nuts and bolts. I’ve met these two authors, Robb and my teacher Chris, and highly recommend their books. The third book comes highly recommended by my patients as a very easy to follow guidebook for beginners, with less theory.
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser
Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
For those who like recipe sites, my go-to recipe sites are:
Nomnom Paleo by Michelle Tam (site, ebook, ipad app)
Every single recipe I have made from the above two sites has been great.
Whenever I want a Paleo recipe for a particular food that that I’ve already purchased, I just Google “Paleo + recipe + food.” I almost always get a recipe. To me this is thrilling because when I started eating this way in 1999, this was not available.
Once you start reading these books, sites, and blogs, you will automatically be led to more. You will find what appeals to you. Some are more exercise focused, some are more health or autoimmune related, some are more science-dense, but most are easy to read and follow. I will continue to add resources that I find valuable, so come back to this page.