154.7 million Americans are overweight or obese.
The top causes of death in America are as follows:
But we never use to be so overweight and obese. We use to be lean and muscular.
What is Paleo?
- According to professor Loren Cordain, Paleolithic ancestors are those who lived 750,000 to 10,000 years ago.
- They hunted their food and gathered their food.
- It is suggested that this diet was the healthiest and the one we are most genetically adapted to consume.
- Humans back then were lean, tall, muscular, agile, and versatile.
- Humans now are sleep deprived, overweight, stressed, and dying from preventable disease!
- The agricultural revolution led to overconsumption of grains which led to overweight and obese Americans.
As explained by Robb Wolf, picture a 100-yard football field.
The first 99.5 yards are all the time Homo-sapiens have spent hunting and gathering. The last 0.5 yards are Homo-sapiens after the agricultural revolution.
Our diets have dramatically shifted, but our genetics have not changed!
- Grains turn into sugar or glucose.
- Any glucose that isn’t used is turned into fat.
- Our bodies are not made to handle such a large influx of sugar!
- Storage for carbs is limited but fat stores are unlimited!
- ”Sugar causes an energy spike and crash in your system, turns to fat unless it’s used immediately, and wreaks all kind of havoc on our bodies.” Mark Sisson.
Gluten and Lectin
Grains also contain gluten.
Gluten is a protein in rye, barely, and wheat.
About 83% of the population develops observable gut inflammation after eating wheat gluten (Bernardo et al., 2007).
Lectins are toxins in grains that the grains have developed to keep us from eating them! Lectins cause damage to the gut by making little holes in the intestine.
- Numerous studies have proven we can reverse these killer diseases!
- You can reverse and prevent diseases just by avoiding: grains, sugar and processed foods.
- You can fill your diet with meat, fish, vegetables, starchy tubers (potatoes), healthy fats, fruits, nuts and berries.
- Our bodies are efficient and will turn to burning fat for fuel!
Albert Einstein sums it up best, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”