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Zenbelly Paleo cookbook author concocts gluten-free caveman cuisine

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Seeking some variety in your Paleo menu? Meet Simone Shifnadel, author of "The Zenbelly Cookbook: An Epicurean's Guide to Paleo Cuisine."

In an exclusive interview, Simone said that she decided to go gluten-free initially, and then heard about the Paleo diet and thought it might help her feel more energized.

"I found out that I had to be gluten-free after taking a food allergy test in 2008. I was amazed at how much better I felt when I eliminated gluten, but was still felling less than 100%... My blood sugar was all over the place, I was still feeling somewhat lethargic, and my skin wasn't as clear as I thought it should be, considering I was in my 30's," she explained.

When she was studying nutrition education, Simone came across Robb Wolf's book, "The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet.”

After trying the diet, Simone became a believer.

"The most significant change I've seen being mostly Paleo has been my blood sugar regulation. I no longer get "hangry" when I go too long without eating. My skin is clearer (when I'm good about avoiding dairy), and my energy levels are way better," she said.

Find out more about the Zenbelly cookbook and try out Simone's recipe for Plantain Tortillas by clicking here.

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