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Food Sensitivities ~ A Time and a Place for Testing and Elimination Diets



Paleo in Raleigh Presents …

Food Sensitivities: A Time and a Place for Testing and Elimination Diets.

You suspect you have a food sensitivity or intolerance… But how do you figure out which food(s) you need to avoid? Should you do an elimination diet, or just bite the bullet and do expensive testing?

Is one test or one elimination diet better than the others? Are food sensitivities forever, or can they be cured?

Join us on September 25th (rsvp and get full details here)  as we discuss this and more in this presentation. There is a time and a place for both testing and elimination diets, but you need to know which one is best for you before you embark on this journey. We will also talk about why food sensitivities are, indeed, on the rise .

We will be sure to leave time for Q & A at the end of the presentation.

*This Event is limited to 30 people due to space. There is a waitlist should it go over and if there is a large interest we could do a second presentation on another date. Please be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot.
**Disclaimer~ The con­tent of this presentations is pro­vided as a general informational presentation only. If the attendee has a personal med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult in-depth with Their own appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other health care worker.


Have you wanted to Learn more About the Ketogenic Diet Now's your Chance..

Ready to learn about the Ketogenic Diet?

There is a lot of information going around right now on the benefits of a Ketogenic diet with lots of differing opinions on it.

Wouldn’t you like to learn more and see if it’s something of interest for you or someone in your life? Or to just have it explained better in detail.

Please Join us for ~ Nutritional Ketosis,

With Dr Mark E Niemchak, DC, PA ~ Ideal Lifestyle Advocates

When it comes to the inner universe of the gastrointestinal tract find out why a ketogenic diet could be in your future. Please join us for an interactive presentation with Q&A session to follow.

We will be giving away a book to one lucky attendee. Join us for the event and enter your name upon arrival to win ~ Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat DietBy Jimmy Moore (living’ laVida lowcarb ) and Dr Eric Westman MD (Duke University) Best of luck to you all!

As always this is a FREE informational event. PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP HERE on our meetup page SO WE HAVE AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT  and join us August 14th at 2pm

3820 Merton DR Raleigh 27609 Conference room

(Door is at the middle of the building off the Merton dr side , turn to the left once you enter and go through the inside door and down to the end of the hall. Signs or someone will be in place to guide you.)

Be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter at to be in the Know and not miss a meetup or giveaway.

**Disclaimer~ The con­tent of this presentations is pro­vided as a general informational presentation only. If the attendee has a personal med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult in-depth with Their own appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other health care worker.

Autoimmune Conditions

Things to Know about Autoimmune Conditions

Paleo in Raleigh Presents….

What Everyone Needs to Know…the Truth about Autoimmune Conditions ~Dr Huynh

Do you struggle with aches and pain, fatigue, or digestive issues?

Do you experience brain fog, weight gain or loss, skin issues or thyroid problems?

These are common autoimmune disease symptoms. Unfortunately, many people have an autoimmune condition and don’t even know it! In fact, it can take 5 years to receive an official diagnosis.

In this jam-packed presentation, you will discover why autoimmune conditions have grown rapidly over the past years with almost one in six people in the U.S. live with an autoimmune condition (Chron’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, etc)

You’ll learn:

-What are the root causes of autoimmune conditions?

-Best screening tests for autoimmunity.-What is the best diet to address autoimmunity.

-How to manage (and prevent) autoimmune conditions naturally and effectively so you can look and feel great again.


Dr. Loan Huynh is a Holistic Doctor and owner of Optimal Wellness Chiropractic Center in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Huynh helps people find lasting solutions to their unresolved health problems like aches and pain, fatigue, and hormonal imbalances. Dr. Huynh is passionate about helping people heal and restore their health. She helps transform her patient’s health by first determining the root cause of their health condition, and then developing successful protocols to correct the problem. Acting as a sort of medical private investigator, Dr. Huynh spends the time and attention to listen to her patients and put the pieces of the medical picture together—getting to the foundation of the problem. She enjoys supporting people on their journey to lasting wellness.

Dr. Huynh holds an honors Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an honors Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. She has taken numerous advanced post-graduate seminars in functional medicine, Matrix Repatterining, Nutrition Response Testing (NRT), and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET).

Visit for more information.


JULY 24Th @ 130pm   To RSVP~

Head on over to our Meetup group “Paleo in Raleigh” and you will find the event details and hit YES  (sorry we need and accurate count so we don’t over do the space in the meeting room ) The Event is free and in air conditioning!

Paleo in Raleigh

Paleo In Raleigh Presents Series

Paleo in Raleigh is proud to be kicking off it’s “Paleo In Raleigh Presents Series”

My dream for Paleo in Raleigh has always been connecting it’s members with key people, places and information in the community that can help them in their wellness journey.  Connections that I need and want myself in my own personal journey! We are so excited to have some great people and events in the works to make that happen.

A Paleo lifestyle is way more than just the good food you put in your body. You need to take care of all aspects of your body and mind and finding a tribe you can connect with. So with that in mind we will have topics that go beyond just the foods we are eating.

We will be starting off with~

Dr. Christopher Girdis, DC. He will be doing an Intro Class to Breathwork and the Importance of Breath presentation for our Meetup group 

“BREATHE: Introduction to Somato(Body) Respiratory(Breath) Integration

Do you feel STUCK in life?

Are you in a chronic state of STRESS?

Do you feel “DISCONNECTED”?

Do you feel like there is MORE?

Do you want to release TENSION in your body?

Are you BREATHING right?

Somato Respiratory Integration Breathing Exercises helps with:
Decreasing defense and/unconscious resistance, Assisting you to experience where you store tension and ease, Improving posture and deep breathing, and Providing a more flexible and integrated experience of the body-mind.


Sounds Great right!! Here’s the Details of How to RSVP

Be sure to subscribe to our future posts in the top side bar of this post so you can get notifications on new events and then head over to our Paleo in Raleigh Meetup website and check out the details of the presentation and rsvp as space is limit on this event. You need to be a member to view the information so be sure to sign up and join us. It is free and sure to be a very informative presentation


See you soon,





Please Direct all media and sponsor questions to 

Donna ~ Paleo Network Connector

c/o Paleo in Raleigh 

PO box 98662

Raleigh NC 27624




Jump into June Whole30 Challenge

We are at it again! Jump into June WHole30 Challenge ~ Lets Go!

Just like in January we are doing a WHole30 challenge. The Paleo in Raleigh meetup members asked for it AGAIN, so we are Jumping in and joining together to do a whole30 challenge before the heat and vacations of July. June has 30 days and is smack between two 3 day weekend holidays so it’s a good month to do one. Plus it’s the middle of the year pretty much.

The challenge will be just like in January where it is mostly online but we will meetup throughout the month for a local checkin if you are in town.

We also still have the closed facebook group that has posts daily with feedback, support and recipes. We wing it and have fun.

Join us to do the challenge or if you just want to support the group as others do it.


Update Day 13 ~ 

We are on day 13 and almost to the middle of our Whole30 Challenge. We still have people jumping in starting today ( Their day 1 ) so you can still join us too if you are ready.  I personal have been having a great whole30. I’m feeling better than I have in a long time and I’m proud of the Paleo in Raleigh members that took on the challenge and are hanging tough. There is definitely ups and downs for people, especially when they are traveling or at a BBQ but everyone is doing great and has a good attitude.

Here’s to feeling better, team work and supporting friends to a healthier way of life.


#Whole30On  #Day13

Update Day 18 ~

We are on day 18 and still going strong. 12 days to go! Have you done a Whole30? Did you do it with friends or try to go it alone?  If you are in Raleigh NC you never need to go it alone. We have people that are always looking for support and someone to do a Whole30 with them. Join us sometime. We know you can do it!


** Find information on what a WHole30 is and what the program is all about HERE



Welcoem About Paleo in Raleigh

Welcome to Paleo in Raleigh


Welcome to Paleo in Raleigh!


Who I Am

My name is Donna and I’d like to welcome you to Paleo in Raleigh!  I am the organizer of the Meetup Group “Paleo in Raleigh” based in Raleigh, NC. I moved down to North Carolina from Vermont in 2003 pretty healthy and strong and quickly developed lots of weird autoimmune issues.

So that started my journey of figuring out what was causing me to suddenly be run down and sick . The only problem was I wasn’t a sick you could just give me medicine for and fix it sick. I was now someone with multiple chronic autoimmune diseases, food allergies and lots of food intolerances. I was now an epping pen carrying allergic to my shadow girl. So began my journey to find answers and health again. I started Paleo sometime in 2009 and it finally made me feel better and gave me hope! (better not perfect)   It showed me there was others out there dealing with what I was dealing with. I wasn’t alone.

I am someone who has real life experience dealing with the huge weight of dealing with a sudden chronic, mostly invisible illness in her own life and had to learned to fight for answers to HER health issues and who learned early on to be her own health advocate. I’ve never stopped gathering information and asking lots and lots of questions. I encourage people to become their own health advocate also, because in the end you are the one it will matter most too.


Who I’m Not

I am NOT an expert in any medical field. I am NOT a doctor or a specialist of any kind , I don’t have a degree in anything. I can’t diagnose, treat or cure anyone.

Why Paleo In Raleigh..

The Paleo diet or as I prefer to call it the Paleo Lifestyle, is a great starting point of figuring out whats going on with you.(** in my opinion, for whatever that’s worth) Paleo is going back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods that haven’t been messed with and that are more healthful than harmful. Once you get started you may be able to see more clearly what the underlining problems that your body has going on are.

I  have always loved connecting the people who come into my life with the tools and resources I have found on my journey (and continue to find) that they may need also. Then its up to them to do their own research . Thats where Paleo in Raleigh comes in again. I want to help  bridge the gap between the great resources out there  and the people who need them most but have no idea where to look.


I’m very passionate about the mission of this blog and our meetup group. If you have ever met me you will know this to be true. I need this as much as everyone else does.  We will never stop having to learn what our bodies need and don’t need. I always learn something when we get together as a group or chatting with people who message me. We all can help each other.


You don’t have to be from Raleigh to follow this blog everyone is welcome and hopefully can benefit.

I hope you find something that speaks to you and helps you in your wellness journey




You can Find our Local Meetup Group HERE 

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