Who is the Primal Parent?
My name is Peggy Emch. One of the biggest reasons I am so excited about nutrition is because it gives me energy to explore, learn, and play. I really like keeping busy, so energy is important to me.
I have a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado and have spent the last 10 years since researching nutrition, writing blogs, articles, books, and songs, and, of course, having fun with my family! I also love snowboarding, playing the piano, scuba diving, and sunshine.
Why the Primal Diet?
Since the invention of agriculture not only has our diet changed but our entire lifestyles have shifted to that of physical stagnation and mental overexertion. As our minds, bodies, and relationships fester with disease, scientists and philosophers have discovered that a return to the basic traditions of our primal past can postpone old age, cure disease, and quell the busy, worried minds of the 21st century.
I have discovered that this same shift can build strong family bonds and foster calm, happy children.
Every one of us has the potential for vibrant health and every mother has the right to a healthy body and healthy children.
I offer my research and experience on this website for other parents and parents-to-be as I continue to learn and grow as a Primal parent.
I started eating a Primal diet in 2005 after finding out I had celiac disease. Eliminating gluten by no means fixed me right up so I continued searching for ways to manage my acne, depression, digestive troubles, joint pain, numbness in my limbs, PCOS, and countless other symptoms.
Within three months of going Paleo and eliminating modern foods, I was pregnant. This unexpected miracle galvanized my interest in Primal eating and gave me the strength to continue looking for answers.
I experimented with many versions of the Paleo diet until I finally managed to eliminate the conditions that plagued me for two decades. While my diet is still restricted, and I must take care to eat very healthily and only the foods I tolerate well, I am able to eat a wide variety of foods, am happy, healthy, and energetic.
Primal Moms Look Good Naked
After 2 pregnancies and years of raising kids Paleo I wrote a book to help moms be healthy, happy, and maintain their looks and body function. In Primal Moms I challenge conventional pregnancy wisdom — that the fate of a pregnant woman and new mothers is ugly and undesirable — and explain how eating the foods we were designed to eat can reduce or even eliminate most of the embarrassing signs new mothers go to extremes to cover up.
I incorporate my years of experience and research into a practical plan for achieving and maintaining excellent physical health and, consequently, good looks throughout pregnancy. Learn more about Primal Moms Look Good Naked here.
My Music and The Album, Devour Me
I enjoy many hobbies, one of them being music. I have been a musician since I was ten and finished writing my first album about five years ago. It will be available for free soon.