I am a Registered Dietitian but I no longer believe in the traditional nutritional dogma that grains are good and fats are bad. I used to work as a diabetes educator, recommended the low-fat high-carb diet and feel terribly bad about it. I have been re-educating myself, challenging my own training and beliefs and am now in the process of becoming a Paleo dietitian. I have adopted some of the Paleo diet principles since mid-2010, but have had some gluten, dairy or sugar sneaked in my diet once in a while… I did a 30 day challenge, completely eliminating all grains, gluten, dairy, legumes, soy, peanut and sugar at the beginning of 2011.
I am looking forward to start a new career in low-carb and Paleolithic nutrition and I really want to help change the conventional wisdom that is unfortunately omnipresent in our societies. If you have any paleo questions or need help getting started with Paleo, please head over to my new website paleo-dietitian.com where I offer lots of free information and will soon start offering my services.
Why am I doing this? First, I just wanted to get healthier. Then I found out I was infected by a parasite called Blastocystis Hominis and after two different antiobiotic treatment, my symptoms didn’t improve and I am now trying to figure out whether I have fructose malabsorption by following a low-FODMAP diet. Then I thought I was reacting to food chemicals (salicylates, amines and glutamates) and adapted my Paleo diet to be FAILSAFE before discovering most of my GI problems were due to SIBO (small intestinal bateria overgrowth). Combining the Paleo diet with the GAPS nutritional approach was key toward my recovery. Unfortunately, I found later in 2011 that I was also dealing with PCOS (polycystic ovarian symdrome). I have been sticking to a low-carb Paleo/GAPS diet since because I strongly believe it is my path back to health.
If you are looking for books, I recommend you head over to this page to discover the great books I have read and enjoyed (from Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution” to Nora Gedgaudas’ “Primal Mind, Primal Body” and Paleo cookbooks, you’ll find many of good resources here.
I now offer individual online nutrition consultations! Meet me via skype or consult by email! Click here for more info!