Travis, you’re a self-described Paleo and CrossFit Junkie, and for those who aren’t sure would you tell us what CrossFit is and how you first got involved?
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity. In other words, it a general fitness program which mixes gymnastics, weightlifting, running, and body weight exercises all into one workout.
I got started in CrossFit while deployed with the U. S. Navy to northern Iraq. The guys I seen doing CrossFit workouts were super fit, and they were always changing their workout routine. CrossFit delivers results and I was hooked from the first CrossFit workout I completed.
When did you first learn about the paleo diet and was the nutritional foundation something which made sense to you right away, or did it take some convincing?
I first learned about the Paleo diet in 2008 at the same time I started to CrossFit. It made so much sense so that I overlooked its simplicity of the Paleo diet as probably…
When did you first hear about the Paleo diet, and decide that it was right for you?
I came to the Paleo diet from a completely different direction than most. I started suffering from digestive issues in my late 20s and early 30s. I had to learn to treat myself since the mainstream medical approach is only about medicating symptoms. I KNEW diet was a big factor – even though all the doctors I saw said it wasn’t – and I was determined to figure out how to eat so I could get healthy again.
Eventually I found “Restoring Your Digestive Health” by Jordan Rubin and that started me …
Do you need to drop a few pounds by losing weight after the recent holiday season?
I know I may have put on a few pounds myself over Thanksgiving and Christmas :-(!
Well, you are in luck because today’s Paleo Diet Guest Post is an interview of Andrew Rubalcava by Nikki Young and features something that I expect many of you will find extremely interesting… Gluten-free weight loss.
Paleo is a great, healthy way to start the year and too lose some weight, too!
Dr. Daniel Chong is a family physician who enjoys treating people of all ages, with a wide variety of ailments. Over time, he has also developed a keen interest in the treatment of chronic health conditions. His passion is to combine what he calls treating his patients the “old fashioned way”, with cutting edge advancements in functional diagnosis, nutritional and herbal medicine. In addition to his private, clinical practice, he also offers his services via online and telephone consultations.Dr. Chong is a 2000 graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine, in Portland, an active member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is licensed as a primary healthcare provider in…