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What is Paleo?

The Paleo Diet is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era, the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago. These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game meat), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and healthful oils. Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.


Decades of research by Dr. Loren Cordain, the founder of the Paleo Diet, and his colleagues demonstrate that hunter-gatherers typically were free from chronic illnesses and diseases that are epidemic in Western populations, including:


  • Obesity

  • Cardiovascular disease - heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis

  • Type 2 diebetes

  • Cancer

  • Autoimmune disease - multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.

  • Osteoporosis

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)

  • Macular degeneration

  • Glaucoma

  • Varicose veins

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Diverticulosis 

  • Gastric reflux

  • Gout

  • Acne


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How Did We Get Involved?

Shortly after opening our doors in 2012, we were approached by Jenn Kuehn, the owner of a local gym at the time, suggested to that we should start carrying paleo options. Gayle did research on the diet and decided to give it a go. Whats Cookin' soon became the first place on the shoreline to have a full Paleo menu, offering extensive Breakfast, Lunch and Prepared Meal options. We have since created a great name within the crossfit and gluten free community. Taking many precautions to accommodate gluten sensitivity and other dietary restrictions.

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