For the past couple of months we've been reading online articles on various blogs about the Paleo or Caveman Diet. We started with Flamidwyfe's blog and branched out from there.
We haven't gone completely Paleo yet...still trying to lose weight -- so we're on the Dukan Diet but we try to make our meals as Paleo as we can without adding too much fat. It's been a challenge, but a good one. I wish I kept all the articles I came across RE: Dukan and Paleo -- but I didn't.
Today we decided to add a new page to our blog to collect some of the articles that continue to inspire us. There's just a few articles but as we add articles, we'll post about it too. A note about us and the articles we come across -- like many others, we always take in information with a grain of salt understanding that many times an article is one person or persons opinion or views on the subject or what they researched. We try to do additional research to weigh various opinions on the subjects, etc. We are not endorsing any opinions shared in these articles -- these are articles that inspire us to research more, understand more, care more, etc.
Our first addition is this article on inflammation we found on Deliciously Organic's blog/recipe site. Inflammation is something we dealt with a lot in the past and we're all for natural cures. During the Attack and Cruise Phases of the Dukan Diet, we didn't notice as much inflammation. At my lowest weight during Dukan, I was feeling great. After spending some time in Consolidation and adding back a serving of whole wheat to our diets, the inflammation returned. We noticed a decrease in inflammation after experimenting with Paleo (reducing our grains to almost nothing).
We hope to move towards a completely grain-free diet in the near future. For now, we eat grain-free as often as we can! Less tummy bloating for us :-)