Health Benefits of the Paleolithic Lifestyle
If you take a look at the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on this earth, you will find no heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, or diabetes. What you will find are a conditioned, muscular, aerobically active group of people that are light years more healthy and fit overall. What do they have or know that you do not? According to Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, more than 50 percent of adult Americans over the age of twenty-five are obese. Additionally, childhood obesity rates have risen to epidemic proportions. The obesity rate in children aged six to eleven has gone from 6.5 percent to 19.6 percent over twenty years and teenage obesity rates have more than tripled from 5 percent in 1980 to 18.1 percent in 2008.
The current situation is alarming and steps to remedy these issues must start with the diet. The Paleolithic lifestyle will naturally bring your body into balance and obesity issues will not be a problem. It will lower your cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, and solve hypertension issues without medication. If you eat what your genetics dictate, you will find the maximum health that you long for.