This paleolithic nutrition book was high on my list to read for a while.
Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (…And Didn’t) by Nora Teresa Gedgaudas is another great book on nutrition. As I continue reading more about this topic, I find that I’m being exposed to less new information. One thing this book helped me focus on was the possibility that I had some level of adrenal fatigue.
For the past 20 years, I have consumed on average 4-5 coffees a day. In recent years, it has been espresso. Before that is was mostly the french press. Primal Body – Primal Mind alerted me to the fact that I was actually craving stimulates in a way that some people crave sweets and this could be negatively affecting my leptin, cortisol, and even insulin levels. To test the theory, I decided to cut back on my coffee intake. I contacted the author and she suggested taking the amino acid L-Tyrosine on an empty stomach to help. It has helped. My coffee intake is down considerably, but more importantly, I am losing my craving for the stimulate.
Every book on nutrition I read provides another piece of understanding to the puzzle. For me, this book showed me how my love for coffee could be affecting my leptin and cortisol hormones. I’ve cut back on coffee in the past, but I usually did it much faster and I never established a “new normal“. I just felt bad until the detox was over and then I resumed coffee loading. This time I am taking it much slower and allowing my adrenals time to heal.
If you are interested in reading an excellent nutrition book, check out Primal Body – Primal Mind.