The Paleo Diet
“The Paleo Diet, the world’s healthiest diet, is based on the simple understanding that the best human diet is the one to which we are best genetically adapted.”
The Paleo Diet claims that one can become permanently free of acne, improve athletic performance, slow the progression of autoimmune disease, live longer, lose weight without exercise, and reduce or eliminate the risk of disease, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and “the vast majority of all chronic degenerative diseases that affect humanity.”
Sounds amazing, right? Where can I sign up?
The main concept of the Paleo Diet is that the human body has not properly adjusted to the modern diet that is provided to us by agriculture and technology, and that our bodies will function far better if we eat more like our hunter-gatherer ancestors. This means a diet of grass-fed organic meats, nuts, and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. It is not surprising to hear in a time where a massive amount of our population has identified gluten intolerance, allergies, and Celiac Disease.
Most web-advocated diet plans typically come off as unfounded or seem gimmicky, but the Paleo people might just be on to something.