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Nutrition for the Community


Many people who experience complex trauma and extremely stressful events are diagnosed with autoimmunity, endocrine diseases, and mental health illnesses. They also are often exposed to or their lifestyles result in indigence.


Mainstream healthcare services prescribe medications for disease management, but neglect to focus on root cause, write referrals to medical nutrition therapy, or provide body-mind-spirit resources to aid in disease management, lifestyle recovery, and reduce food insecurities. 


Many of these individuals seek these services and believe they should have access to integrative forms of healthcare. However, most insurance companies do not cover such services, which leaves this population unable to receive such services.


True Paleo Inc. provides Discover Your Greatest Self programs to help facilitate pro bono services such as medical nutrition therapy, lifestyle recovery, and food insecurity to indigent residents of the Tampa Bay area who have no other resources for their health care needs.

Clinical Focus Definitions

Our clinical focus is having access to food to be able to eat nutritiously, trauma and stress reduction, and spiritual wellness to prevent disease and reduce disease progression. We list some conditions in below that our experts focus on improving


Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells.


Hashimoto's and Graves Disease

Occur when thyroid cells are attacked.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Occurs when joints are attacked.

Multiple Sclerosis

Occurs when the protective covering of the nerves is attacked.



Obesity is a disorder involving having abnormal or excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. 


Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic preventive health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It can be controlled by diet and obesity may be induced by diabetes.

Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is a medical condition that keeps your thyroid from making the right amount of hormones. It can either result in a slowed (hypothyroidism) metabolism or fast (hyperthyroidism) metabolism. These conditions are often caused by autoimmunity, and obesity can be induced by thyroid problems.


Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

C-PTSD is a condition where you experience some symptoms of PTSD along with some additional symptoms. It results from long durations of exposure to complex trauma or extremely stressful negative life events.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

OCPD is a mental condition where a person is preoccupied with rules, orderliness, neatness, control, or extreme perfectionism. It can be a result of long-term exposure to complex trauma or extremely stressful negative life events. As well, it can be exacerbated by diet and lifestyle choices. 

Localized Dissociative Amnesia Disorder

Localized dissociative amnesia disorder involves being unable to recall a specific event or events or a specific time period. These gaps in memory or "black outs" are usually related to trauma or overwhelming amounts stress and often follow conditions such as C-PTSD It can be exacerbated by diet and lifestyle choices.

Alcohol Dependency 

A chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. Addiction is a serious condition. It is also an outlet commonly sought to escape extremely stressful events. Food and plant addiction can cause an overload of bodily toxins. This can upset the natural balance of your body's biochemistry. It can be exacerbated by continued influence of dietary and lifestyle choices. ​


Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain dysfunction can be caused by outside force, and most usually a blunt or violent blow to the head. Many time people with lived C-PTSD are exposed to such violent lifestyles (domestic and foreign), the outcome of experiences often result in TBI. ​

Food Insecurity

Limited access to foods or uncertain of how to resource foods. Often, people who suffer from mental health disorders or people continually exposed to negative life events have complications securing food.

Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is when people use food as a way to deal with feelings instead of using it to satisfy hunger, resulting in adverse health outcomes. Often, people who suffer from mental health disorders or people continually exposed to negative life events participate in emotional eating.

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