Paleo diet—go prehistoric for optimum nutrition. The eating plan most synergistic with healthy aging and clinically-indicated hormone therapy is reminiscent of the Paleolithic nutrition eaten by our ancestors. They ate nutrient dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, essential fats and virtually no refined, overly processed fats or simple carbohydrates.
For thousands of years, humans ate very simply: If it grew from the ground, fell from the trees, swam or ran across our path, we ate it. I have attached a link for more examples: http://altmed.creighton.edu/Paleodiet/Foodlist.html
Considering the fact it took thousands of years for our digestive systems to adapt to the addition of small amounts of grains and dairy products, there is no way our bodies could have adapted to the additives, preservatives, colorings and flavorings that now dominate our food choices.
Even natural products like sugar have taken a very unnatural turn. Recent government research shows that in 1999 sugar consumption averaged 158 pounds per person per year! That is a far cry from our sugar-free, hunter/gatherer days.
Bottom line? Our bodies have not had a chance to catch up with the dietary changes we have made and the results are disastrous. The rates of heart attacks, type II diabetes, obesity, strokes, hypertension and gastrointestinal disorders in this country just keep climbing.
Fortunately, all of these conditions can be greatly improved by positive dietary changes.
—a helpful tip from Cenegenics Nutrition/Exercise Counselor Ryan Speroff from Cenegenics Las Vegas.