Category Archives: Diet

What foods did we evolve to eat?

“Great Apes and the Evolution of Human Diet” by Craig Stanford, PhD from Ancestry on Vimeo. Here is Craig Stanford Director of the Goodall Institute talking about primate diets as a context for what our Paleo diet might have been … Continue reading

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Ancestry Foundation – A great centre of information – Videos from the conference

Earlier this month, the Ancestry Foundation hosted the first of what will be many conferences on Health as seen through the perspective of Evolution. Here is the link to the many excellent videos Here is the link to the slides and here … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your health – Part 5 – What to do

As we all worry about the current fiscal situation – this is the time bomb. As so many of us age AND as so many of us who are not that old, get sick from the diseases of Modern Civilization, … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your health? – Part 3 – When you don’t know this

Every day we read of a new study that says “This is bad for you” and “This is good for you”. No wonder when it comes to taking control of our health, we are confused by science. I read a … Continue reading

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So when will you lose your health – Part 2 – When you live in the wrong environment

You get ill when you look like this – this is how I looked aged 59 – I weighed 205 lbs. How I look here has all the signs that you have not lived your life according to the rules. … Continue reading

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Michael Rose – Saved my life

Here I am in August 2009 – pre diabetic – a typical middle aged man. I thought that this was my destiny – that all men of my age had to be like this. But after talking with Michael Rose … Continue reading

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Why did we stray so far from our Evolutionary Best Fit?

I think this quote is the best answer I can find:  Consider the feature common to all of the above: we have chosen comfort and short-term convenience over the option presented to us by our genome and the Pleistocene environment … Continue reading

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