The Ins & Outs of Paleo Cooking

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Whether you suffer from celiac disease or just feel tired and sluggish when eating grains, Paleo might be your answer.
Air Date: 5/14/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Elana Amsterdam, author
Wellness expert and gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times bestselling author of the book, Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry, and founder of the blog elanaspantry.com, where she shares simple, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice.

Elana has written for Parents, Shape Magazine, and Delicious Living and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Fortune Magazine, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Live.

Her other books include The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Random House 2009) named one of the "Best Cookbooks of the Year" by the Denver Post, and Gluten Free Cupcakes (Random House 2011), a tome of enticing, yet healthy desserts.

Elana has a BA in history from Columbia University. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband of 18 years and her two teenage sons.
The Ins & Outs of Paleo Cooking
When Elana Amsterdam was diagnosed with celiac disease, she turned to a gluten-free diet.

Unfortunately, she wasn't getting the results she had hoped for and still suffered some of the effects of the disease. So, she tried going grain-free.

It made all the difference.

Now, after experimenting with different ingredients and recipes, she has found a way of eating and living that makes her feel the best she's ever felt.

Even if you don't suffer from something like celiac, grains can still make you tired and sluggish.

Remember, going "Paleo" doesn't mean that you sit around eating meat all day. In fact, the concept of Paleo relies heavily on lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, as well as healthy fats like avocados.

What might you want to include in your pantry if you decide to go grain-free? Almond flour, almonds, chocolate, coconut oil, and coconut flour are just a few things to get you started.

Join Elana as she shares some secrets to grain-free and Paleo cooking, as well as the benefits you can realize from eating this way.