You may heard about the Paleo Diet. It’s a diet based on eating from the food groups our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era. These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu. We’re talking about an era spanning from 2.6 million years ago to about 10 thousand years ago. The era is separated into 2 geologic epochs known as the Pliocene and the Pleistocene. Dr. Loren Cordain is the founder of the Paleo Diet. He along with his colleagues had demonstrated through decades of scientific research that the hunter-gatherers of that time were free from chronic illnesses and diseases that are currently epidemic in Western society.
Guest – Dr. Lane Sebring joins us to talk more about the Paleo Diet and health applications. He founded the Sebring clinic in Texas Hill Country. He’s a primary care and integrative anti-aging physician and is notably the first doctor to base his practice on the Paleo Diet.