Dietary recommendations seem to change year after year. The food industry sends us an endless stream of choices and provides reasons for why we should choose their products. They even invent new food categories and meal times. In an effort to simplify decision making and ignore the noise, we gravitate towards the philosophy of “everything in moderation.” Each of us has a different definition for moderation and for most of us this means continuing to eating the way we always have without change regardless of health.
What if there was a universal diet; a way of eating that all of us should follow for optimal health? The fuel our body was designed to assimilate most efficiently. There is such a diet and it’s outlined in The Vitamin D Cure.
If you were to meet your Paleolithic grandfather from 20,000 BC he would spruce up nicely in a tuxedo. No he would not have hair covering his entire body. His genetic makeup would be identical to yours. Remember, this is 10 times older than the bible.
Let’s look at the composition of his diet. It is more calories that you and I consume because he was waaaay more active than we are today. About 30 percent of his calories came from protein, 35 percent from fat, and 35 percent from carbohydrates. The modern Western Diet provides 13-16 percent of calories from protein, 30 percent of calories from fat and 50 percent of calories from carbohydrates. Most Americans are not getting enough protein and healthy fat in their diet. Most Americans are consuming too many carbohydrates.
Where are all the carbohydrates coming from? Grain, in all of its forms, and corn syrup account for most of this. Grain was initially touted as a solution for diseases of the colon, such as polyps and colon cancer. Decade long studies of grain fiber supplementation however failed to show prevention of either outcome. Now grain is being touted to lower cholesterol. Summaries of this date show at most single digit percent reductions in lipids.
Why aren’t we getting enough protein and fat? In the last 20 years we have demonized protein and fat as the evils of the Western Diet despite evidence to the contrary. Vegetarians have claimed that all that ails the human race is due to eating meat and fat, similar to the dermatologist telling us to avoid the sun. Subsequently, we have all decreased our meat consumption and increased our consumption of grain. Worse yet we have substituted dairy and soy products for meat. Both of these choices provide much less protein per serving and more fat and carbohydrates. See what this does to your insulin. (Insulation from Insulin, Insulin Revisited)
The Anthropologic Rule of Thumb states: Don’t eat anything your Paleolithic grandparents would not have eaten in 20,000 BC. (Note: I didn’t say eat everything that they ate…yet.) No Paleolithic humans or any wild animals on today’s planet consume dairy, grains, or legumes and neither should we. No wild animals on this planet get hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, or cancer like humans do. There is a direct connection between our diets and lifestyles, and these diseases. We did not need to sequence the human genome to figure this out.
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