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Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and the marked decline in stature, bone density, and dental health and the increase in birth defects, malnutrition, and disease following the implementation of the agricultural lifestyle, Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for, leading not only to lifelong weight gain but also to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and “diseases of civilization”--such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), heart disease, and mental illness.
Applying modern discoveries to the basic hunter-gatherer diet, she culls from vast research in evolutionary physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition, and chronic and degenerative disease to unveil a holistic lifestyle for true mind-body health and longevity. Revealing the primal origins and physiological basis for a high-fat, moderate-protein, starch-free diet and the importance of adequate omega-3 intake--critical to our brain and nervous system but sorely lacking in most people’s diets--she explains the nutritional problems of grains, gluten, soy, dairy, and starchy vegetables; which natural fats promote health and which (such as canola oil) harm it; the crucial role of vitamin D in cancer and disease prevention; the importance of saturated fat and cholesterol; and how diet affects mental health, memory, cognitive function, hormonal balance, and cellular aging. With step-by-step guidelines, recipes, and meal recommendations, this book offers sustainable strategies for a primally based, yet modern approach to diet and exercise to reduce stress and anxiety, lose weight, improve sleep and mood, increase energy and immunity, enhance brain function, save money on groceries, and live longer and happier.
Originally posted by Carreau
I'm not knocking the diet but to say that humans as a species were lactose intolerant and never meant to digest milk until a mutation 5000 years ago, but then in the same paragraph acknowledge infants consume milk. What mysterious age did human infants no longer digest milk prior to 5000 years ago? 1 year, 2 year old?
Now you can make the argument about modified cows/milk hormones, steroids ect, that I will buy. But there is nothing wrong with natural milk. Humans by the way were consuming animal milk before 5000 years ago, camel, goat, ect. without any problems.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I tried to eat dandelions, they taste good to me but the wife thinks they are bitter. She won't even try the plantain. If something happens you need to know how these natural foods effect you, if you eat too much dandelions you could become deficient in minerals. All these paleo foods should be tried while there is still doctors around. Many interfere with medicines, either increasing or decreasing the results of the meds. Any person can also be allergic to a number of plants defense system chemicals, it is important to try these plants before the SHTF. You won't know how they effect you if your eating other foods that you have never eaten before like survival food. You may think your survival food is toxic because you ate the wrong mushroom or overate plantains that contain high amounts of oxalates. Plantains can be eaten a little as salad but should be cooked like spinach if more is eaten to neutralize some chemistry. Natural plants can be very strong and less may be needed because of their high vitamin and mineral contents. Knowing what to eat, how to prepare them, how to know if you had to much, are all things our ancestors knew, but we threw it away because of the commercial system that we now have.
Don't go blind into survival. Know what these foods taste like, pick them and learn in advance how to prepare them. Too much change in diet too fast is no good, it can negatively effect your mind. Learn when you are not starving. What is the cost of this.....It is free.... and will give you a secure feeling that you can survive. How can a person go wrong, time collecting dandelion greens is time not spent spending money. Natural doesn't need to be expensive. Get together with your friends and spend a day out in a field collecting these foods. Have some laughs and enjoy yourself. You will find it more fun than waiting in line at the restaurant and complaining that they messed up your expensive food. It is better entertainment to be with friends on an outing to learn what the earth can provide than to blow fifty bucks at the store to entertain your shopping fever.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by davjan4
Bone soup has a perfect blend of minerals in it. It also makes real bone grease which is super healthy. It was used extensively years ago to coat dry beef to preserve it.
We have lost all the real knowledge as a society in the last three generations. Most people are so dependant on the "system" that if it goes down they may die. tptb are counting on this so they can take charge without a government to interfere with their desired control.
Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
1. Get rid of pasta, bread, rice, and potatoes out of your diet. Starchy foods are excellent fillers and became “staple” foods following the agricultural revolution because they were cheap and straightforward to grow, and could assistance a larger population. Even so, they’re notorious for lacking in nutrition, and the system quickly converts this foods into extra fat.
2. DO consume refreshing fruits, greens, nuts, seeds and meat. For the same factors you do not desire to consume bread, rice, and pasta. Nutritional worth in these foods are a lot higher, along with your system utilizes the vitamins and proteins contained in these meals particularly throughout and after bodily workout.