Sammy Kateb is well and truly a primal warrior; he’s one of those rare individuals that you really can’t help but feel inspired by. The unfortunate victim of a horrifying car accident that left him in pieces, Sammy has overcome insurmountable difficulties. Think severed nerves, a broken hip and fractured skull and you’ll only be scratching the surface of what he’s been through. What’s really special about Sammy, however, is how he’s managed to emerge victorious from his long and arduous ordeal and, how the Paleo diet has been key to his recovery. Having said that, with no further ado, here’s a few words from the man himself.

‘The accident completely changed my life leaving me broken, and due to severe nerve damage, unable to talk. At the time I was an aspiring singer; needless to say, my dreams of stardom were cut drastically short. It took me the better part of 10 years to be able to talk properly, and my bad luck didn’t end there. After a series of failed operations, 6 different hip replacements and a barrage of antibiotics & steroids I ended up with a leaky gut. In constant pain I felt worthless, my body and mind were, at least in my eyes
completely destroyed.

The Paleo Diet has worked wonders for me, helping me reduce the intensity of my chronic pain from a massive 8 out 10 down to a barely noticeable 2. Personally, I don’t consider it a diet; for me, it’s a healthy, low carb, anti-inflammatory lifestyle. After all my
misfortune, this lifestyle change has given me the chance to live a fit and healthy life. At the age of 50, I workout regularly and have the physique of a man half my age; all because of the food I eat. I love that I get to sample such a huge variety of foods and
discover so many interesting and amazing dishes. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll have the occasional cheat day, but eating such satisfying food on a daily basis has greatly reduced the urge to cheat.’

Follow Sammy’s creative journey on his colourful Instagram feed @sammykateb.

If you are interested to see what kind of recipes have been keeping Sammy healthy, check out his Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles recipe.


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