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Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century

I know this video is long, but please take the time to watch.  I really didn’t think I would sit and watch the entire thing, but I was so fascinated that I couldn’t tear myself away.  This is the researched and scientific study of the evolution of man and our diet, from millions of years ago to present day, as well as the health implications of the changes we have made to our diet.  This presentation will answer any question you have as to whether our diet should be meat based or vegetarian.  It discusses grains and the implications on our health.  It shows how dairy contributes to osteoporosis by disrupting our acid-base balance.   He also talks about oils and sugars and the effect on our health.  I found it interesting that the year that high fructose corn syrup was introduced into our diet was the same year I started gaining weight as a child.  Make sure you listen to questions from the audience at the end where he addresses how our diet increases inflammation in our body and it’s effect on the liver.  I was shocked to find out that people are now primarily getting cirrhosis of the liver from obesity, rather than alcohol use!

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January 23, 2012 - Posted by | Food, Health, Weight loss | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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