In 2011, I was diagnosed with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and prescribed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) by my naturopathic doctor. I was already gluten-free since I had discovered about two years prior that I had a gluten allergy, but was still having horrible bouts of bloating and stomach pain everyday. Low and behold, there was hydrogen in my small intestine and the overgrowth of bad bacteria was feeding off of grains, starches and sugar. My vegetarian diet at the time was definitely not helping my cause!
Soon thereafter, I learned that the SCD was very similar to paleo and while looking for recipes to try in this new way of eating, I started doing more research. I felt intrigued by what I was learning and found myself referring to paleo websites, books and cookbooks a lot. I was hooked and inspired. Plus, I felt better. Soon enough, I felt strongly compelled to start sharing my own paleo recipe creations, so Paleo in PDX was born.
While the recipes I share here are all paleo in nature, all eaters are welcome. This is a safe and delicious place for everyone, and is full of simple, healthy, real food recipes!
To read more about my health story, check out these posts: