The Paleolithic era covers the period of time when

early hominids began to populate the planet.

This era covers a time from 2.5 million years to about 10,000 years ago. Paleontologists, those who study the early development of human-like creatures, have considered all of the factors that contributed to the development of these early beings, and they offer a look at what it took for them to survive.

In 1868, the existence of the Cro-Magnon species was discovered in a rock shelter in France. The first record confirming the existence of cro-magnon man was a skull discovered in a rock shelter in Southern France. Additional finds indicate that the cro-magnon era began about 30,000 years ago and this species of hominid is thought to be a direct ancestor of modern man.
Those were particularly difficult times, but as the last ice age began drawing to a close, and as the climate warmed, the population grew.

Sparse evidence indicates that the cro-magnon or paleo-diet was one based on availability. It consisted mostly of fish, grass-fed animal meats, the grasses themselves, limited vegetables, roots, nuts and berries.
Lacking from this diet were grains, beans (legumes), dairy products, refined sugar, processed oils (saturated fats) and salt.
The fossil record indicates that the first major changes in the paleolithic diet began roughly 10,000 years ago when these ancient ancestors began to develop a rudimentary form of agriculture—and many researchers agree that from a dietary standpoint—we have been going downhill ever since.

The introduction of agricultural products served as the seed for what we have become at present—fat, obese, disease-riddled human beings. That’s right, government and private health organizations tell us that 1/3 of the U.S. population is over weight—and 1/3 of those people are obese. Need an example…? Just visit any Walmart on Saturday afternoon and look around.

The so-called industrial revolution (late 1800’s) not only gave us the means of creating iron and steel machines and all of the items they produced, this period of time also brought with it processed foods. Up until this period of history, foods were prepared in grandma’s kitchen, sealed in mason jars, and stacked on shelves in the pantry. But grandma was slowly put out of business by food processors offering a plethora of “canned goods.”

To meet the demand for “ready-made” foods, general stores began to dot the landscape, soon followed by super markets and “super centers.”

All of this began occurring because some pre-historic creature noticed that seeds from certain plants sprouted into new plants that were topped with tasty grains—grains which could be ground up between a few stones to produce flour, which, when a little water was added, produced the first biscuits.

Like many, often accidental changes that occurred during the evolution of civilization, agriculture pushed aside the paleo diet that had nurtured our forbearers. And here we are today—struggling to understand why so many of us are obese; why are family and friends dying from heart disease and cancer. What ever happened to the “healthy lifestyle?

Wikipedia says, “A common theme in evolutionary medicine, Paleolithic nutrition is based on the premise that modern humans are genetically adapted to the diet of their Paleolithic ancestors and that human genetics have scarcely changed since the dawn of agriculture, and therefore that an ideal diet for human health and well-being is one that resembles this ancestral diet”.

Some short studies offered by nutritionists say that in evaluating current dietary trends, the paleo diet ranks 24th out of 24. Yet other researchers offer quite different studies. The basic paleo-caveman diet was low in carbohydrates, that is, they were devoid of grains (wheat, barley, rye and corn), and most definitely lacked the high, refined sugars and salt that we consume today.
So is the low-carb, sugar free diet the answer? Many agree it is.

Let’s examine one particular medical condition—diabetes. Medical science often takes the stance that diabetes is incurable, and its cause is a mystery. But here again, some bold, innovative researchers believe that the symptoms of diabetes can be reversed through natural means—most importantly by the diabetic virtually eliminating intake of refined sugar (including High Fructose Corn Syrup), and severely limiting high carb foods like potatoes and legumes.

So is the paleo diet just another fad? Although my personal research is limited, I can offer you my own proof from my immediate family. If you will visit my blog, I’ll show you graphically how one very determined woman chose to reverse her diabetic diagnosis using natural means—without the use of drugs and insulin shots.

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