Children, Paleo

How to help your Paleo child

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For those who are unfamiliar with the Paleo diet, it is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans (often referred to as the Caveman or Primal diet), consisting mostly of protein (meat, fish, nuts and seeds), complex carbohydrates (vegetables, and fruit) and healthy fats. It excludes foods known to cause inflammation in the bowel (among other problems), such as legumes, simple carbohydrates (refined sugar, dairy and grain products) and processed food. The diet was recommended to me by my gastroenterologist to treat my diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to “better” treat celiac disease.

Does your child follow a Paleo diet? If so, here are some tips to help you advocate for your Paleo child at school, camp, parties and other social gatherings. These tips are also applicable to children following other special diets. Check with your child’s doctor or health professional to find out whether the following tips are appropriate, as each child’s individual needs differ.
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