In an interview with Nikki Young, IKFF Certified Kettlebell Teacher and CrossFit Coach, Adam Farrah, reveals why nature forced him to change his diet and the benefits his clients now receive as a result of his tried and tested primal living techniques. Adam discloses a wealth of information surrounding key aspects of the paleo diet and suggests practical tips for the reader to address factors of modern day lifestyle which attribute to bad health.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2010
Modern day diets are complacently perceived as temporary pursuits to rectify health, rather than a pathway to regulate eating, maintain health and implement a sustainable lifestyle that promotes longevity. In this insightful interview with Paleo Cookbook author Nikki Young, IKFF Certified Kettlebell Teacher and CrossFit Coach, Adam Farrah, explains why nature forced him to change his diet and why paleo living is a life consuming activity.
The paleo diet is the diet which best mimics the food consumed by our hunter-gatherer ancestors. A combination of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, the paleo diet concentrates only on the foods that humans are genetically adapted to eat. Studies have shown that followers of the paleo diet are naturally fit and enjoy high levels of athletic performance. Paleo followers are also less likely to experience problems from metabolic-related and autoimmune diseases, something fitness professional Adam Farrah reveals he struggled with before he found paleo living, “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.”
In this compelling interview, Adam Farrah reveals key aspects in his realization that health and fitness is all or nothing, and set about an all paleo existence that encompasses teaching, writing and coaching on primal living. For the average person, complete immersion in health may seem like hard work, but unlike other diets, paleo is simply about eating foods the body is biologically designed to consume. That said, the biggest obstacle with any healthy living adjustment is knowing where to start and what to eat. Fortunately for paleo followers this challenge has already been overcome. Paleo Cookbook author Nikki Young has put together an extensive range of paleo recipes which comprise the Paleo Cookbook series, something Adam Farrah has become a big fan of.
During this interview Adam reveals how he even applies his paleolithic theory to his fitness methodologies, citing his favorite training techniques as those that replicate “primitive” movement patterns, he explains, “We didn’t evolve sitting on a padded seat using our muscles in a restricted plain of motion or walking on a treadmill any more than we did eating processed foods, sugar and grains.”
One very interesting aspect of this interview is the points Adam Farrah makes regarding stress and rest as two major factors in achieving better health. Adam highlights that these things are integral aspects of paleo living, therefore implying that paleo isn’t just about eating but replicating the entire existence of our ancestors as closely as possible. The stress levels humans experience in the modern day are unnatural and rest is rarely adequate, as Adam concludes, “I think lifestyle is an all-encompassing topic that includes the “simpler” things like diet, rest, proper training, etc. This is the key to good health as far as I’m concerned.”
With fitness experts such as Adam Farrah utilizing the paleo diet not only with clients but in a personal capacity, it is difficult to ignore the truth that working in tandem with Mother Nature is healthy, effortless and above all, natural.
To read the full interview with Adam Farrah visit: http://www.livingpaleo.com/guest/making-paleo-practical.html. For further information on the paleo diet and Nikki Young’s Paleo Cookbooks, visithttp://www.paleocookbook.com