How to eat like a caveman: the naturally GF Paleo diet eliminates all grains.
One of the first things you have to recognize when you follow the Paleo diet is that there are many versions, and you have to make some decisions for yourself as you go along. But there’s universal agreement that vegetables, fruits and lean meats are indeed Paleo
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, the dark ages of gluten free. Those who knew of celiac disease were few and far between, and gluten-free products were a rare find on grocery store shelves. When I tried to order gluten-free food in a restaurant, people thought I was part of a cult or some strange religion.
Now things are different. Gluten-free products are readily available almost everywhere we turn, though many of them are processed foods.
When I started my gluten-free diet, I avoided processed foods and ate quite a bit of whole grains. However, even a healthy gluten-free diet did little to assuage my celiac disease symptoms. I was in constant digestive distress and felt far from healthy. Then I tried something new, taking my diet a step further: I went on a 100 percent grain-free Paleo diet. After three years of following the gluten-free diet and seeing little to no results, my gut started to heal quickly on the grain-free diet. I’ve been strictly grain-free ever since.