Alright, Hackers: I've been eating the right way for about five months. I'm feeling mostly great with a few lingering issues. I've made bone broth. I'm making snide comments to people about the lipid hypothesis. I know my fats. I've held fistfuls of raw, pastured-raised and local organ meats and have stopped grimacing at the taste and instead at the blood splatters on my wall. I have a fairly good understanding of what to eat and what not to eat and why. I feel like I am ready to graduate to Paleo Junior High.
So, what's next? I want a better understanding of it all. I have zero background in science or nutrition but I can learn. I just need a little guidance. Can someone recommend posts from PH, external websites, books, etc? Or, could you prioritize what would be a good starting off point? Should I focus on the importance of one specific mineral or vitamin or how the body functions generally? I really wish that certain people would start a blog (I'm calling you out, Travis Culp).
I apologize if this is vague, but I am just spinning my wheels the last few weeks. Here are a few things I am looking for that might be asking too much: a breakdown of all the essential macronutrients, the role they play in our bodies, food sources for those nutrients, the frequency in which I should consume them, etc.
I also would love a one week menu that would provide all of the essential nutrients without the need for supplementation including serving sizes, etc (assuming I am lucky enough to have access to most everything I would need).
Let me know if I need to provide more info or clarify anything.
Thanks in advance for any help you are willing to lend.
EDIT: to clarify, I am relatively confident that I have the basics down (but please feel free to correct me if I say something wrong). I spend a lot of time on MDA and increasingly more time on Rob Wolf's site. I am gleefully eating offal, I walk 25 + miles a week, lift heavy things, do a sprintish activity. I balance my Omega 6 and 3 fats. I fully appreciate the importance of reducing stress, and I am working on sleep. Regarding sleep, I am getting much more of it but I still struggle to wake up in the morning no matter how early I go to bed. It has been this way my entire life. I have tried "just making myself get up," putting the alarm clock across the room, magnesium, melatonin, exercise, caffeine elimination, alcohol elimination, etc. I am really looking for more information about more of the science behind the diet (like autophagy in IFing and liver glocogens, etc).