Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions
There’s no doubt that the majority of people that switch to a Paleo diet notice significant benefits right away. For some, these can be quite miraculous. I’ve seen people reverse autoimmune disease, arthritis, insomnia, metabolic problems and so much more in a period of a few weeks, and I’m sure you’ve read and heard about similar changes — or even experienced them yourself.
However, the transition to Paleo doesn’t always go so smoothly. I know this perhaps as well as anyone, as a clinician with a focus on Paleo nutrition that treats patients around the world. I don’t get the easy cases and success stories. Why would they call me? My patients are those that didn’t get the experience the “Paleo brochure” promised. These are often folks that started Paleo and improved significantly, but either still have some lingering issues, or maybe even developed some new issues. Why? Because not all damage done to the body is immediately reversible, and because sometimes switching to a nutrient-dense, healthy diet isn’t enough to reverse that damage without additional help.
In this series, I’ve identified the three most common challenges people face when transitioning to a Paleo diet, as well as the solutions for each issue.