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The REAL Benefits of Paleo Eating

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learning how to eat like your caveman ancestors might be the best thing you can do for your health and wellness.
Air Date: 2/26/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Esther Blum MS, RD, CDN, CNS
esther blum copyEsther Blum is a Registered Dietitian, Holistic Nutritionist, and bestselling author.

She is currently finishing her fourth book, Cavewomen Don't Get Fat (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Prior to this, Esther authored Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist's Guide to Living Well While Living It Up, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project.

Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was featured in the 2011-2012 edition of Sutton Who's Who in Healthcare.

Esther was also voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5's Good Day NY, Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women's Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition.

Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)'s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS).

She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.
  • Book Title: Cave Woman Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results
The REAL Benefits of Paleo Eating
The paleo diet is known as the hunter-gatherer diet and is similar to the way your ancestors used to eat centuries ago when they were cave dwellers. Basically, they ate a lot of fruit and veggies, fish, meat and raw nuts.

However, the modern-day version of paleo isn't as strict, allowing you to add in healthy carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash and winter squash.

And while your ancestors were meat-eaters, going paleo doesn't mean that you can go to town on steaks and burgers every night of the week.

Like anything else in life, there needs to be a healthy balance between nutrients. In terms of paleo, that means balancing your greens and healthy carbs with your meats.

Eating paleo the right way has major health benefits. For example, removing processed foods from your diet can help resolve autoimmune disorders, blood sugar disorders like diabetes and even help fight depression.

What are the other benefits of eating paleo?

Esther Blum, MS, RD, joins Dr. Holly to share the amazing benefits of eating paleo and why it can change your health for the better.