The Paleolithic Diet

The following dietary changes are best for patients using hormone therapy to improve the efficacy of hormones.

The diet of our ancestors did not contain milk products, sweets, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, grains and cereals that are not sprouted, and many other foods and preservatives not meant for human consumption.

What it did contain is fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry, fish, nuts, seeds, and roots, with plenty of water. The amount or percentage of protein, carbohydrate, and fat will depend on each individual and their hormone deficiencies.

To Do

  1. Eat at least 1500-3500 calories a day, this is dependent on activity.
  2. Eat organic whenever possible, locally grown is most important.
  3. Try to cook foods by baking or steaming them at lower temperatures to ensure that the nutrients stay in the food.
  4. Eat 6-7 servings of vegetables a day and 2-3 servings of fruit. The best is to get a wide variety and color of each. If you have thyroid disease or goiter you should avoid cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower.
  5. Eat foods that are high in iron and iodine meat, fish, seaweed, kelp…
  6. Drink enough water at least half your body weight in ounces.
  7. Increase salt making sure it is sea salt.
  8. Eat small frequent meals with periods of fasting, such as every 3-4 days skip 2-3 meals.
  9. Get enough sleep.

Avoid

  1. Do not overeat; eat until you are hungry not until you are full. Slow down and chew your food.
  2. Processed foods
  3. Alcohol, caffeinated drinks, dairy
  4. Do not overcook foods.
  5. Simple carbohydrates such as sweets, cakes, cookies, soft drinks, enriched wheat flour, pasta, white rice, high fructose corn syrup.
  6. Sleep deprivation.