In this post I am going to dive in a little deeper into the food aspect of things and what I have figured out works really well for me by being my own food detective, which can hopefully help you to figure out what works for you. If you haven’t read my post about what paleo taught me, I recommend going back to that one first, as it provides a basis of what I will be writing about in this post. Check it out here.

When it comes to your body and your own health journey, it’s important to be your own food detective and figure out what gives you life and what hinders your health. How does one do that? Well, it starts with prioritising what really is important to you. Is health important to you? Does anything else really matter if we don’t have our health?

Educating oneself to enable you to navigate through the mindfield of information out there is also hugely important. By doing your own research, taking bits and pieces from different trustworthy sources and running with what makes sense to you, you can then try different approaches to figure out what actually works and what doesnt work, to give you the best opportunity to be healthy and vital. This is where listening to your own body is key.

Although I do believe there is an effective template of different foods that are incredibly healthy for most of us to base our eating approaches around, I also believe that, due to many complex physiological and environmental factors, some of us are just not able to tolerate or thrive on certain foods, where some of us are. This is where it becomes really important to investigate not only where our food comes from, but also how close it is to its natural source that will eventually become a part of us.

Just know that food is information and real food is life giving. Isn’t it funny how we now have a term for this in our society? Hundreds and thousands of years ago, food was just food. The fact that we now have a differentiation between something that is real and something that is not, is almost laughable, but actually really unfortunate. We can thank the food industry for this with the creation of fake, Frankenstein food-like products that in some ways may resemble food, but actually is anything but life giving food.

The term real food is widely open for interpretation because whether you take a Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian or Primal approach to eating, or you “just eat it because it tastes so damn delicious”, your definition of what real food actually is will probably be quite different. So for arguments sake, a powerful way to help you be your own food detective is to think about things in terms of principles of what could make something real food or not.

On the flip-side

Some specific examples of foods that I regularly, moderately or occasionally include in my diet are:

At the end of the day, no one can tell us what we should and shouldn’t eat, except for maybe one person: our own bodies. It knows what it can and can’t recognise, what does and doesn’t make it feel good, and what is was and wasn’t designed to consume. If we be our own food detectives and look out for the signs that our bodies are trying to talk to us (through headaches, bloating, nausea, brain fog, etc), then that’s great potential for working out what foods you were designed to eat for high life force and great health!


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