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Can a Stone Age Diet Make You Healthier?

Unfortunately, it’s not an ideal backup mechanism because arterial plaque also increases your risk for heart and vascular disease. So truly, you’ll want to avoid forcing your body to resort to these measures in the first place, and the way you do that is by feeding it correctly. This is yet another important detail that explains how and why excessive fructose consumption is so detrimental to your health.

As you can see, simply cutting out fructose and grains from your diet effectively eliminates one of the underlying causes of a number of health problems, including:

  • Hypertension
  • Insulin resistance
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Overweight

… and that’s one of the primary reasons the Paleo and other low-carb diets work so well.

The Case for Moving Like a Hunter-Gatherer Too

Going back to our roots in terms of what we eat is about 80 percent of the battle and subsequent reward in terms of improved health. But there’s a lot to be said about moving like a hunter-gatherer too. Instead of being sedentary for much of the day and then running for an hour on a treadmill, our ancient ancestors combined lots of walking with regular lifting and short bursts of high-intensity activities, and health experts agree that this may be a healthier way to live because this is what your body is “wired” for.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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10:11AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Good article, thank you...

8:54AM PST on Jan 26, 2012

My doctor would be estatic if I reduced my triglyceride levels. With medicine we have gotten my blood pressure and cholesterol down, but the triglycerides stay the same.

He started me on a new medicine, but I would rather try eating like the caveman.

6:21AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

I truely feel tha the least amount of processing food has, the better it is for us. Keeping maximum nutriets ie steaming vegetables vs. baking or boiling to death certainly is healthier for folks. Who wants grey/brown brocolli when they cna have brilliant green? Knowing the sources of foods as well as additives goes along way in healthier eating via making healthier choices.

12:48PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Thank-you for the article.

12:40PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Like the idea that the diet will give you great blood pressure and other healthy factors-- all for it... but don't want to make meat part of my everyday, everyweek diet. Interesting article, though, good to know. Thanks.

12:39PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

interesting, thanks

3:10AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Leaving aside the meat controversy, the point is we need a wide cariety of fresh food, and that is hard to argue with.

3:31PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Kim, maybe we are OMNIVORES as you say. But unlike other omnivore animals, WE HAVE A CHOICE.
Millions of people around the world choose not to eat meat and do very well. Boudist monks are renown for their longevity.
It really is just a matter of taste buds, that little 2 inch body part which is master and ruler of most people!
I wonder why grains are on the list. If not processed, I would think they would be permitted.

5:47AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

What you could eat must have depended on where your cave was.

4:05AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

so, what is the verdict on bread and wheat pasta? it's because it is GMO wheat?

the ________ lobbyists are saying those kind of carbohydrate breads are no good for us. they blame pasta and stuff on being sick. both the broccoli and beef industry.

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