Maya Levin first discovered her love for paleo in the fall of 2018. After hearing about it from a couple of people, Maya never really considered looking more into it. It wasn’t until several health problems accumulated that Maya decided something needed to change. She gained 10lbs. within six months, was experiencing more digestive issues, had IBS and arthritis, and was following a low FODMAP diet in an attempt to address it — but nothing was working.


Maya and her husband are both foodies and love trying different high-quality restaurants. Despite being raised on healthy, organic foods and following that sort of eating style throughout her life, something was still missing for her. Healthy foods just didn’t seem that healthy. It wasn’t until she started on paleo that things really started to change. All of the discomfort she constantly experienced had finally gone away simply by eating real food.


After returning home from a vacation in August 2018, Maya started delving into paleo. She began her first Whole30 and her journey to learning about health. One of her most important learning points is that “the only experiment that matters is you” — cleanse your body from the negative effects of anything bad you might be eating and see for yourself what you should be avoiding and why.


Paleo is the only way for Maya. It helps to manage her IBS, arthritis, and gives her enough energy to get through the day without constantly needing coffee. Maya believes in keeping things simple so you’ll stick to it. Vegetables, meats, and fats — that’s all you need. She truly believes that nature has everything we need to thrive. It’s just about finding what works for you.


Check out Maya’s stuffed peppers and zucchini recipe here.


To follow Maya through her journey, check out her Instagram or her website.


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