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June 4, 2017

The Modern Paleo Diet

by Wendy Myers


Paleo is short for Paleolithic. The Paleolithic era is the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago, when we began cultivating grain and domesticating animals and milking them. This kind of diet is also referred to as Primal and Ancestral.

Loren Cordain was one of first proponents of this diet while doing research into what cavemen were eating. Dr. Cordain wrote the first book on Paleo, aptly named The Paleo Diet. He theorized that the diet the caveman were eating held a clue to what our bodies were evolutionarily designed to eat and that this could hold promise in resolving the world’s health and obesity crises.

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