I was the first in our family of six to walk the Paleo trail following an epiphany in a barber’s chair. At age 37, looking in the mirror, my head framed by the neck-down apron, I asked myself, “How did I get so fat?”  At five feet 10 and of small frame, I was pushing 190 pounds. Time for a change.

At the library the next day, I began avidly reading about health, nutrition and the food