Holy Health Food or Paleo Propaganda?
So, you’ve given up grains, sugar, and dairy—the evil white foods—in the name of health and weight loss. Seems like a pretty good plan, right? After all, the world is abuzz right now with paleo diet plans and low-carb lifestyle tips. It seems everyone has gotten on the paleo bandwagon, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be?
Lots of Hype, But How Much is True?
The industry experts—the Wolfs, the Sissons, the Kressers—claim that a paleo or “primal” diet can cure all that ails you. Diabetes will disappear. Digestion will run like clockwork. Your excess weight will melt right off, and your muscles will be the envy of bodybuilders everywhere. The trouble is that most people don’t question if any of it is really true. Worse yet, some people start to experience negative side effects—fatigue, weakness, anxiety—and go to greater dietary extremes, still sucked into the paleo ideology.
The trouble with most diets is that they claim to work for everyone all the time. And the truth is that that is simply not true! Paleo is no different. So if paleo doesn’t work the way it says it does, what is the truth?
Questions Answered, Health Renewed
Is insulin really the “fat-storing” hormone? Is sugar really the devil? If ketones are the preferred fuel source for the body, why will the body resort to eating its own muscle tissue if it’s deprived of carbohydrates? Author Joey Lott explores these, and other vital questions in The Problem with Paleo, a must-read for anyone hooked on the paleo propaganda but wondering if it’s really too good to be true. If you thought the paleo diet was going to be your cure all, but instead you feel weak and anxious, then maybe it's time to ask some important questions and get a balanced view on this diet craze. The Problem with Paleo could be your solution.
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"The secret to happiness is to let go of everything - see through every assumption."
Beginning at a young age Joey Lott experienced intensifying anxiety. For several decades he lived with restrictive eating disorders, obsessions, compulsions, and an inescapable fear. By the time he was 30 years old he was physically sick, emotionally volatile, and mentally obsessed with keeping any and all unwanted thoughts and experiences at bay.
At this time Lott was living on a futon mattress in a tiny cabin in the woods. He was so sick that he could barely move. He was deeply depressed and hopeless. All this despite doing all the "right" things such as years of meditation, yoga, various "perfect" diets, clean air, and pure water.
Just when things were at their most dire, a crack appeared in the conceptual world that had formerly been mistaken for reality. By peering into this crack and underneath all the assumptions that had been unquestioned up to that moment, Lott began a great undoing. The revelation of this undoing is that reality is utterly simple, ever-present, seamless, and indivisible.
Lott's books provide a glimpse into the seamless, simple, and joyous nature of reality, offering a glimpse through the crack in conceptual worlds. Whether writing about the ultimate non-dual nature of reality, eating disorders, stress, disease, or any other subject, he offers the invitation to look at things differently, leaving behind the old, out-grown, painful limitations we have used to bind ourselves in suffering. And then, he welcomes you home to the effortless simplicity of yourself as you are.
Not sure where to begin? Pick up a copy of Lott's most popular book, You're Trying Too Hard, which strips away all the concepts that keep us searching for a greater, more spiritual, more peaceful life or self.
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