The Paleolithic Diet
The downward spiral of ill-health is worsening! Aren’t you seeing this within your practices? Of late, in my phone and luncheon meetings with doctors, this topic has come up. Doctors are telling me that their patients are more frequently chronically ill, and that their diseases are more resistant to correction. People are not only becoming sicker, but becoming so in greater numbers. Is this true for you too?
What’s the problem?
The answer is very clear isn’t it? It’s pollution, pathogens, stress, and disastrous life-style choices. Especially, when it comes to what has become of our dietary habits. We are totally derailed from what our bodies require on a regular basis to be well and healthy, to be able to look forward to a robust longevity. Our food train is off the track. A total dietary makeover is necessary for us to escape the fate of limping through old age plagued with painful chronic degenerative diseases.
As far as diets go, where do we begin? Let’s consider a few approaches.
The Paleolithic Diet
Using our hunter/gatherer forefathers as the gold standard for this diet, the Paleolithic food and medical scientists have come to the following assumptions and conclusions:
The Paleolithic Diet was brought to light in the 1987 New England Journal of Medicine classic paper entitled, Paleolithic Nutrition: a consideration of its nature and current implications, by Boyd Eaton MD. A new book, Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective by Staffan Lindeberg MD/PhD 2010, perhaps the leading apologist on behalf of the Paleolithic Diet today, is well worth your reading.
We will continue the dietary discussion next week, covering different diets and their presuppositions for health and longevity.
Starting next week in Clinical Notes we will begin a series of one to two minute videos highlighting each of the Therapeutic Foods. We hope you will find them to be a helpful encapsulation of each of our products for your patients.
This cute, maybe even cuddly looking creature is a Tasmanian Devil. It is the “world’s largest carnivore.” That is to say the largest carnivore in the marsupial family—weighing about 26 pound and measuring 2 1/2 feet in length. Pound for pound it’s a terror on wheels. Its oversized head houses sharp teeth and its strong musuclar jaws can inflict one of the most powerful bites of any mammal. The Tasmanian Devil eats pretty much anything they can get their teeth on, and when they find food they are vorocious, consuming everything—including hair, organs and bones. They are cuddly, don’t you think?