The Tribal Paleo Diet
The Tribal Paleo Diet is very nutrient-dense because you can choose from such a larger variety of foods. This approach to meal planning is great for resolving Candida Overgrowth Syndrome, Leaky Gut Syndrome, as well as recharging your liver with all of the fats, proteins, anti-oxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins, and minerals that it needs to do a good job. This diet is the best choice for long-term recovery from disease and it is a long-term and sensible approach to losing weight.
This part of the Ancestral Autoimmune Protocol is a great entry place for most people who are new to restrictive diets. If this is the first real flare-up of your medical condition you may get better with diet alone after a few months. IF you are an old hand at using restrictive diets to downregulate an angry immune system, you may be able to stabilize your health with this diet, but in most cases, I still recommend taking some time to reduce inflammation, cleanse your cells, detoxify your liver and rebuild the nutrient stores of your whole body.
This is still a plant-based diet but I encourage you to follow your cravings for protein for a few months. I only recommend frying or “searing” meat about once a week, and less often if you have any serious medical concerns. If you are suffering from any significant neurological problems or are concerned about reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, then avoid frying animal protein as much as possible or forever. Also, try and eat an equal ration of fish and fowl, as consuming too much chicken, turkey or duck can create a tendency towards inflammation.
If you have just gone through the last two diets, Congratulations! You have reduced inflammation throughout your whole body, especially your brain. You have also taken the time and put in the effort to nurture and repair every inch of your body, which is probably a lot thinner by now. Now is the time to rebuild and challenge your Gut and Microbiome to be able to assimilate more complex foods. Some of these foods contain small amounts of the Anti-nutrients which will help you assess how calm or how irritated your immune system is. Most of these new foods are also very nutrient dense and/or starch dense in ways that are always very satisfying. Enjoy all of the new things on your grocery list.
Because you are already living well on the ingredients of the Ice Age and Scavenger Diets there are not a massive number of new choices to add. Sorry – they are all Yummy though. Instead of organizing the dietary changes by ingredients I am going to introduce the new ingredients with respect to the seasons. Many people have to or chose to eat this way for a few years, so to increase the overall benefit in the long-term, eating Seasonally actually really matters!