Dr. Cordain openly reprimands the popular press who incorrectly interpreted the studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by suggesting that numerous species of fossilized hominins, bipedal or upright walking apes, who lived in Africa from 4.1 to 1.4 million years ago, were regular consumers of grass and grass seeds.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Extreme Health Radio for an informative discussion on what makes The Paleo Diet the practical approach to nutrition. Check out the episode highlights and tune in to the full version below. Follow @ehrshow
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1. Name, title
Loren Cordain, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
2. Experience and expertise
Research scientist at a Division I Research Institute with 32 years of experience in higher academia; author of more than 100 scientific publications; author of 5 popular books including the best selling, “The Paleo Diet”, “The Paleo Diet for Athletes” and “The Paleo Diet Cookbook”
3. Do you feel proper diet can be a fountain of youth? Why or why not?
All human physiological functions decline with aging, and we all die. Proper diet can slow, but…
1) From what I gather, you developed the Paleo diet yourself based. How did you come up with the key concept and why?
Dr. Cordain: I didn’t develop this diet, rather together with scientists, anthropologists, and physicians worldwide we uncovered the pre-existing, native human diet to which our species is genetically adapted. Theodosius Dobzhansky, the noted Russian geneticist said, “Nothing in biology makes sense except under the light of evolution”. This quote could be slightly altered to, “Nothing in nutrition makes sense except under the light of evolution”. Hence what I have done together with colleagues from around the world…