S. Boyd Eaton, who along with Melvin Konner is generally considered one of the “Founding Fathers of Paleo”, published  Paleolithic Nutrition:  A Consideration of its Nature and Current Implications in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1985.

Awareness of the ancestral human diet might advance traditional nutrition science.

Can we really eat like our ancestors? What is really a paleo diet?


DrEaton applied the most fundamental and pervasive idea of all biology and … His premise was simple: our genes determine our nutritional needs

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Pillars of the paleodiet

In the paleodiet, don’t eat any of the following

  • Cereals, including bread, pasta, and noodles.
  • Legumes, including beans, lentils, peanuts and peas
  • Potatoes
  • Dairy products
  • sugar
  • Salt

But in the paleo diet you can eat this:

  • Lean Meat
  • fish
  • eggs
  • fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Nuts, but no peanuts or cashews
  • Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.

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Following the paleo diet, try increasing your intake of

  • Root vegetables: carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, radishes, beets, etc.
    Organs such as liver and kidneys (although I recognize that many people consider unpleasant and not eat them).

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