Diets

What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part Three

January 14, 2022 |

A Bigger Brain  The history of human beings has long included a mystery. At two points in our ancient past, the brains in our evolving predecessors suddenly increased significantly in size. Sometime between one and two million years ago, the brain size of our forebears doubled over the short evolutionary time span of about 200,000…

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What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part Two

December 31, 2021 |

Researchers have had difficulties finding a record of plant-based foods that our forebears might have been consuming.  The detritus of animal-based foods are bones and stone tools that are easily preserved but plants are perishable and leave little of themselves behind.  Still, evidence is adding up, with a growing amount of study exposing indicators that…

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What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Part One

December 17, 2021 |

For decades controversy has surrounded the lifestyles and dietary intake of our ancestors.  Were they predominantly nomadic hunters, following animal herds and killing what they needed to survive?  Were they essentially gatherers that harvested available plants and roots and found their sustenance there?  Or were they a combination of these two ways of life?  This…

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Is It Too Late to Become Plant-Based?

November 5, 2021 |

Most people are aware by now that eating plant-based promotes excellent health.  But what if you are heading into your senior years and already beginning to suffer the effects of a lifetime of unhealthy eating?   Science is revealing that converting to a plant-based diet at any age can indeed generate for you a new lease…

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Consider This Before Deciding to Eat Keto

October 22, 2021 |

The ketogenic diet, first conceived as a last-ditch method to relieve severe epilepsy, has been adopted by many as a viable option for weight loss.  A ketogenic diet is extremely low in carbohydrates and forces the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates for energy.  This works because the human body has evolved to be…

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