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Make you Fink on Friday

Why are we (westerners) so fat and flabby?

The answer is simple…

We are what we eat!


“There are races of people who are all slim, who are stronger and faster than us. They all have straight teeth and perfect eyesight. Arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, depression, schizophrenia and cancer are absolute rarities for them. These people are the last 84 tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world. They share a secret that is over 2 million years old. Their secret is their diet- a diet that has changed little from that of the first humans 2 million years ago, and their predecessors up to 7 million years ago. Theirs is the diet that man evolved on, the diet that is coded for in our genes. It has some major differences to the diet of “civilization”. You are in for a few big surprises.”

That is the opening gambit for INTRODUCTION TO THE PALEOLITHIC DIET

Obviously the west has it wrong.

We are basically a race of short fat people who are getting weaker and slower than them, Our kids are born with teeth that need straightening and many need eyesight correction. Arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, strokes, depression, schizophrenia and cancers are commonplace. We are the most progressive races of the world. Our diet is no secret, McDonald’s hoardings are everywhere and it has changed vastly in the last 2 million years. Ours is a diet that has been made by corporations regardless of what is healthy for us and coded in our genes. It has some major differences to the diet of cavemen. You are in for some big surprises.

Check out the link above. There are some very facts that are not generally known.

Cavemen did not eat grains, beans nor potatoes. Why? They are poisonous when raw. It was not until we learned to ‘cook’ food that they became a part of our diet. Cooking removes most of the toxins and leaves the carbohydrates. Grains include wheat, corn, barley, rice, sorghum, millet and oats. Grain based foods also include products such as flour, bread, noodles and pasta.

Yes, the major enemy is flour.

Our genes were never developed with grains, beans and potatoes and were not in tune with them, and still are not.

We haven’t evolved in tune with changes in our diet and as a result suffer for it.

In more modern times our diets have become ravaged by other substances that have entered the diet – particularly salt and sugar, and more recently a host of chemicals including firstly caffeine then all other additives, colourings, preservatives, pesticides etc.


The essentials of the Paleolithic Diet are:

Eat none of the following:

· Grains- including bread, pasta, noodles

· Beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas and peas

· Potatoes

· Dairy products

· Sugar

· Salt

Eat the following:

· Meat, chicken and fish

· Eggs

· Fruit

· Vegetables (especially root vegetables, but definitely not including potatoes or sweet potatoes)

· Nuts, eg. walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, almond. Do not eat peanuts (a bean) or cashews (a family of their own)

· Berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.

 Try to increase your intake of:

· Root vegetables- carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, Swedes

· Organ meats- liver and kidneys (I accept that many people find these unpalatable and won’t eat them)

This list is from the article above.

Now this is a very brief precise of some of the article, I urge you to read the rest. It’s all very well explained and the reasons for a return to simpler diets becomes clearer as you read.

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