What we choose to put in our mouths is the most powerful driver of our health outcomes. For those interested in maintaining functionality of mind and body and slowing the ageing process, eating the correct diet must become a primary concern. The problem is that the waters of this debate are muddied by the often heard mantra that there is no one perfect diet for everyone because we are all different. Choosing your diet can be an immensely complicated thing without the guidance of principles. It is far too difficult to decide in the moment whether or not this (or that) is good (or harmful) for you. But when you identify just a few principles to follow, the whole thing becomes achievable.
This is the benefit of the Paleo-Ketogenic approach, because it conveniently integrates several basic principles of eating into one strategy. By focusing on the foods our ancestors ate, you can eliminate most harmful foods in one hit. Processed foods containing seed oils, preservatives, flavour enhancers, stabilizers, emulsifiers, glyphosate and a host of other toxic substances, are perhaps the most health destroying foods, and the paleo approach avoids them all. It rejects processed food, along with dairy, and focuses on whole foods. Nutritional ketosis is something I have previously written about, and have been advocating for several years. The benefits are too numerous to repeat here, but check out this post if you are interested.
In this Podcast Episode, Dr Sarah Myhill speaks about her approach to health and healing with specific reference to the paleo-ketogenic diet. Combining the advantages of both the paleo and ketogenic components and the principles they subsume, Dr Myhill explains how the diet sits within her naturopathic approach to health as a whole. Sarah is a mine of information on health and this interview is packed with helpful tips and clear explanations.
Dr Myhill has a website that is packed with an incredible amount of useful information. She can be found at www.drmyhill.co.uk
She has also written several books including,
- “Ecological Medicine — The Antidote to Big Pharma and Fast Foods”
- “The under active Thyroid”
- “Paleo-ketogenic — the why and the how”.
These can be found on her website along with many of her own health products and supplements including the ‘sun salt’ mentioned in the interview.
There are few details I would add for the serious health enthusiast, and these I have covered elsewhere on the site. I strongly recommend keeping your exposure to electromagnetic fields to a minimum, by avoiding Wi-Fi and SMART phone radiation as much as possible. You can check this out here. Another strategy I recommend is to incorporate electrical grounding into your lifestyle. You can read about it and listen to the podcast here.
Lastly, for those who want to avoid all the natural plant toxins that are part of their natural defense against being eaten, I recommend learning about Oxalates and Lectins. Check out this recent podcast conversation with Sally Norton on the dangers of Oxalates lurking in what are considered super foods!
Lastly, I am making my podcast bi-monthly. So the next Episode will be published in December, and every other month from then on. This is a necessary temporary change that I am making to make the additional time required to complete my book “The Truth Seekers Guide” by next June. I will continue to publish chapters of the book in the blog.
October 4th 2023