Paleo Diet
words by Helaina Lungu
Health Benefits
  • Increases whole foods in the diet
  • Promotes a healthy microbiome
  • Reduces gut & systemic inflammation
  • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy bowel motility
  • Improves immune function
  • Improves cellular function & energy production
  • Promotes healthy weight & body composition


Possible Side Effects

With any diet change, you may notice some side effects initially while your body adapts to a new way of eating. This should only occur within the first two weeks.

  • Sugar, carb, and/or processed food cravings
  • Bloating, and/or abdominal distention
  • Reduced water retention, thus increased urination
  • Sleep habit changes
  • Toilet habit changes


Foods To Enjoy
  • Meat
  • Seafood/fish
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Healthy fats & oils
  • Salt, pepper, herbs & spices


Foods To Avoid
  • Sugar
  • Grains/cereals
  • Legumes/beans
  • Dairy
  • Vegetable oils or foods containing trans fats
  • Any overly processed or man-made foods
Words by Helaina Lungu

Words by Helaina Lungu

Helaina is a passionate and experienced practitioner who has qualifications in naturopathy, weight loss consulting, and personal training. Her experience includes educating the community and practitioners alike about the benefits of and the latest trends in the natural medicine industry. In the past Helaina has represented some of the biggest natural health brands in Australia, like Bioceuticals and Metagenics, before founding The Botaniq in 2020. Her particular fields of interest include weight management, digestive, and mental health. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, go for long drives, head to the beach, and go for a walk with her beautiful pug.