March 21, 2016
At Freedom Family Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in empowering our patients to make the best nutritional decisions for their lifestyle to achieve their health goals. We offer workshops on nutrition, workout classes and tools and tips for detox. Our staff offers support no matter what you choose and we are here to give you the facts!
One of our office staff, Cassi C., is a pregnant CrossFit junkie, breastfeeding enthusiast and small business owner of Primed and Paleo. She cooks and delivers pre-made Paleo meals to busy people in the Dayton area and we decided to put her on the spot with some interview questions.
So Cassi, what does Paleo really mean?
People think its a 100% meat diet. That is really irking me right now. Vegetables are equally, if not more important, than meat and fat in a Paleo diet. To me, it’s easier to focus on what you can eat rather than what you can’t. Fill your plate with organic meats, vegetables of all colors, nuts and seeds, and fruit. Avoid sugar, dairy, and grains.
What made you start?
I started Paleo with a 30 day challenge at my gym in January 2012. My journey began as one of weight loss and I lost 20 lbs in 30 days. But now its more about staying healthy and nourishing myself and my family. I have maintained that weight loss for 4 years, but more importantly I’ve eliminated daily headaches, weekly sinus infections, and monthly prescriptions for antibiotics all through changing my diet.
Who should try Paleo?
Anyone who feels confused and angry by the diet industry. Anyone who feels like they have tried everything and still can’t lose weight. It really is a diet based around whole real foods that people can easily learn to cook and incorporate for the rest of their lives. It’s just making your health a priority.
Is there more to Paleo than the diet?
Diet is definitely the main component, but things like getting enough quality sleep, limiting daily stress (I know its’s hard), and getting in enough movement in a variety of ways (sprinting, weightlifting, stretching) are also essential to health when it comes to maximizing the benefits of the Paleo diet.
How is business going?
Super! I have roughly 40 clients that order from me weekly and they love the food!
My goal right now is to have a facility with the space and capacity to serve more people around Dayton. I’d love to offer cooking classes and nutrition seminars eventually. I also love teaming up with other heath centered businesses, so working with health coaches and personal trainers is definitely something I’m passionate about. It takes a village and the more people there are to encourage the community to take control of their health the better off we all are.