We are on the verge of a revolution in health and medicine. Nutrition has been neglected, misrepresented and abused. The ideal diet is finally becoming clear, and its power in health and healing is astounding. It is simple, practical and sustainable for a lifetime. This diet, especially when used in combination with daily exercise, will ensure vibrant and resilient good health for a lifetime. Getting smart about what you eat is an essential step for a strong, lean, and resilient body, and a sharp, focused and cheerful mind. Embrace the nutrition revolution and you can thrive like never before.
One of the most enlightened approaches to nutrition is detailed by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. in his extraordinary new book, The Paleo Answer. Loren is a friend and colleague; we have coauthored together 6 scientific articles published in medical journals over the past eight years that describe benefits from following diet and exercise patterns consistent with our hunter-gatherer heritage.
Dr. Cordain is the father of the Paleo Diet, which is the opposite of a fad diet. This is the pattern of eating nothing but wild plant and animal foods, and is what all of our ancestors did for millions of years. We are still genetically programmed to thrive best on this fare.
About 80 percent of your body composition – its shape, size, percent body fat, etc. – is determined by what you eat and drink. Most of the diseases you have or are likely to get are avoidable with an ideal diet.
Do you want to continue to struggle with a snowballing mess of physical complaints, limitations and chronic diseases, along with a less than ideal body, and a low-energy lifestyle? You must reject the toxic standard American eating habits, and tune out all the noise about fad diets for weight loss, and instead choose to feed your body the diet for which it was designed.
The message is clear: real food, direct from nature is wholesome and healing medicine; while highly-processed and refined food is tasty but toxic poison. The choice is yours—the stakes could not be higher.
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In Good Health,
James O’Keefe, MD