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Definition: Of or pertaining to the earlier stone age.  First used in 1865.  Paleolithic people, stone age people, hunters/gatherers.

They hunted for meat and gathered wild berries and fruit.

The theory behind paleolithic diets is that our bodies have not evolved to consume highly processed sugars, carbohydrates, rich foods which are abundant in supermarkets today. This diet promotes foods that were available to our hunter/gatherer ancestors, who lived before the advent of farming 10,000 years ago. Those who choose this type of diet need to find calcium-rich alternatives as well as Vitamin D.


The idea behind intermittent fasting is to take regular breaks from eating, during which the body gets all its energy from stored fat. Exercising when your body is naturally burning fat may give you a workout with more punch.  A run before breakfast for example takes advantage of the fact that your body is already burning fat after fasting all night. A run in the evening is more likely to be fulled by blood glucose supplied by the day’s food. For this reason morning exercise is generally more effective for losing weight.

There is evidence that fasting improves brain health.

A holistic approach to your body and your health should include that you know what you are eating and the effects, that food has on your body systems. Also, regular exercise and maintenance of your nervous system is essential for long healthy life.

Yours in Health,


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