Don't dilute the nutritional density of your foodDr. Cordain, referred to as the Godfather of the Paleo Diet, is widely-recognized to be one of the foremost experts on the benefits of the natural diet of our Stone Age ancestors for contemporary people. As the autor of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Dr. Cordain's focus has been on the nutritional characteristics of the wild plants and animal foods consumed by foraging humans across the globe, and the ways in which such a diet can benefit the health of modern humans. Dr. Cordain is the author of The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, The Dietary Cure for Acne, The Paleo Diet Cookbook, and The Paleo Answer.
Through his years of research and publishing, Dr. Cordain has settled on the undeniable fact, in his opinion, that humans can do without the grains that make up the majority of everyone's diet. Based on his studies, Dr. Cordain was asked by Dr. O'bryan on what the level of importance was that Dr. Cordain would place on explaning to his grandchildren on whether they should consume grains in their diet. His answer was quite simple. Cereal grains dilute the nutritional density of the food consumed, so if you consume them, you are automatically reducing the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. So, unless you couldn't afford to do otherwise, why would you want to consume less nutritional food than you could? For vegetarians and vegans that rely on cereal grains and legumes for their diet, especially in India and Pakistan where people eat this way from birth, the statistics show that there is a higher liklihood of dying early from cardiovascular disease. So, in a long about way, Dr. Cordain's asnwer to the question is
“If you can afford to eat it, try to emulate the diet of our ancestors, the hunter-gatherers: fruits and vegetables and nuts and meat and fish, as close as you can get it to the wild state.”
During the interview, Dr. Cordain goes into much greater detail on the science behind his studies. The Paleo diet is very popular nowadays, but rather than jumping into it blindly, it's important to understand the premise of the diet and lifestyle. This interview will provide just that. You can't get closer to the source than by listening to the Godfather of the Paleo movement! Listen to Interview
Did you miss my earlier summaries? If so, link to them at the Gluten 101 blog category .
Line Up for Day 6:
1. Loren Cordain, PhD, “Godfather” of the Paleo Diet
Wheat Germ Agglutinin: How a “Monster Molecule” Could Affect Every Cell in Your Body
Learn directly from the man who essentially founded and popularized Paleo as a way of eating and living.
- Grains that contain “anti-nutrients” designed to protect them from being eaten.
- 6 ways that consuming wheat can impair digestion.
- The MUST have vitamin for brain development and overall health.
2. Jeffrey Smith, Founder, Institute of Responsible Technology
OMG – GMO and its Connection to Gluten
Jeffrey shares the real definition of genetically modified foods (and how playing with the definition allows them to sneak GMO into our food supply).
- The REAL definition of genetically modified foods.
- The hidden toxin within GMO foods that causes intestinal permeability.
- The most commonly consumed yet dangerous gluten-free food.
3. Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, Founder, Food & Spirit; Nutrition/Health Expert
Nutrition For the Soul: Moving Beyond a Gluten-Free Diet
Dr. Minich speaks about the beauty challenges caused by gluten consumption, including hidden sources of gluten in your beauty products.
- A simple fact most people don’t realize: your skin “eats.”
- Gluten that’s hidden inside of your favorite beauty and personal care products.
- How hair loss can be resisted by switching to gluten-free products.
4. Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com; Author, “The Dark Side of Wheat”
The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease and the Role of Gluten in Cultural History and Consciousness
Sayer explains scientifically why it’s possible to eat gluten for years without any symptoms, and suddenly experience a variety of health problems.
- Why this “c”-word, which is a medical term, MUST be in your vocabulary.
- The VERY powerful “iceberg” metaphor.
- How wheat can be so addictive.
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