Margaret Cantwell Archive
Margaret Cantwell began her paleo diet in 2010 in an effort to lose weight. Since then, the diet has been instrumental in helping her overcome a number of other physical and emotional problems. Thanks to the benefits she has enjoyed from her paleo diet and lifestyle, she now spends most of her time researching health issues related to diet and exercise. Although she considers herself to be living proof of how well the paleo lifestyle works, her husband has resisted changing his food selections. They have one son who is now eating a paleo diet. Email this author.
The popularity of the paleo diet attracts attacks from many experts who debunk its benefits. And now some of those same naysayers are trying to claim that eating paleo makes you more vulnerable to cancer.
Medical research shows that merely switching to the healthiest cooking oils can drop your risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease and lung problems. And if you’re on the paleo diet, choosing the right oil is crucial to keeping your diet on track.
Years ago, when I used to cut calories to keep my weight down, I spent long periods of my life as a miserable, cranky, deprived dieter. But nowadays, as a paleo eater and snacker, I’ve discovered a sweet treat that I can nosh on until I’m satiated and satisfied. And I never gain a pound.
Improving your health with a paleo diet should include paleo drinks. Here’s a look at a paleo beverage humans have been consuming for at least 5,000 years: It fights cancer, lowers your risk of heart problems, helps you lose weight, strengthens your bones and even sharpens the mind.
There was one aspect of my childhood that was especially lucky. My parents insisted that I learn how to play a musical instrument at a young age. I think that eventually I would have played an instrument in any case. Music, in my gene pool, seems to be a genetic disease (but a good one).
Some experts question whether the paleo diet is the best weight-loss approach. Here’s how the research shows it can make a big difference in your food environment, your health and the way your body looks.
Years ago, so-called health experts recommended eating a low-fat diet to help your heart health. But now the medical world is starting to wake up to the fact that getting the right fats is vital for your cardiovascular wellness.
Can chronic diseases be cured with the right food? A doctor cured herself of what was thought to be a hopeless case of multiple sclerosis by changing her meals. Learn the 10 changes in diet and lifestyle she’s discovered can put your body on the road to healing.
While researchers have long known about exercise’s benefits for heart health and fighting cancer, more recently they’ve discovered that it improves the health and appearance of your skin. Turns out that exercise makes important changes in skin cells that make you look younger and more attractive.
When I went on the paleo diet, I lost so much weight over the period of a year that I was a little worried that my health was in question. But a visit to the doctor showed that nothing was wrong. And since then, my weight has held steady right where I want it. And as long as I eat paleo, I can eat as much as I want.