Essay on Paleo Diet

2481 Words Oct 14th, 2011 10 Pages
The Paleolithic Diet

You see it every day, someone goes to grocery store grabs a box of Mac and Cheese some frozen burgers and goes home to make their families dinner for that evening. But what did man do before processed food was available? Even more so, what did man do before the agricultural revolution almost 10’000 years ago? The term “Hunter-Gatherer” is almost lost to the modern world, something that you only hear about in stories of our past or in fictional recollections. Another question I pose to the reader, What is the food that we consume today doing to our bodies? Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death, accounting for 41% of fatalities. So what can we do, How do we change how we have been eating our entire
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(Cordain & Friel, 2005) At one point and time there were 30 million Americans following the Atkins diet by eating more fat and losing more weight. However in utter contrast Dean Ornish says that fat and meat cause cancer, heart disease and obesity, and that we would all be better off by converting to vegetarianism. (Cordain & Friel, 2005) In other more well-developed scientific disciplines, universal paradigms help guide researchers to informative end points while they design their respective experiments and theories. For example in Geology the continental drift model established that all current continents were at one time joined as one large continuous landmass that eventually drifted apart to form our current continents. These concepts are not theories but undisputed facts that serve as an orientation for other inquiries related to this discipline. We do not know everything about the universe, but we do know that is has been and is currently expanding. So the knowledge of say that all continents were once joined forming Pangea, serve as a template to allow other researchers and scientists to make accurate informed hypotheses about factors that have not yet been discovered. However, the discipline of human nutrition has no guiding template. There are scientists and individuals out in the world who are open to a new way of thinking when it comes to human nutrition. But other than these few people the study of our

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