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.
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Dear Dr Cordain
The reason for writing to you is I read an interesting article by you about pre historical diet and grains ((The Evolutionary Discordance of Grains and Legumes in the Human Diet).
Background : I am not an academic. Until 3 years ago I lived in Asia and had a BMI of 24. On returning to the UK I have increased my body weight by about a kilo a month for 20 months. I am now doing something about it by changing my diet. My observation about my previous diet in Asia was that it contained only about 1 cup of rice per…
Many thanks for your kind words. CJ Hunt did a wonderful job in producing “The Perfect Human Diet”. Let me answer your questions:
1. Does the industrial feeding of animals change the fat composition and make it unhealthy for us? That question stems from grass-fed advocates that claim all meat in mainstream grocery stores is unhealthy.
Yes, animals confined to commercial feed lots are fed grains (corn mainly) almost exclusively to cause rapid weight gain. Unfortunately this process yields…
I have followed your writings concerning evolution, diet and grains with
interest for several years. I am a Family Physician with a long-standing
interest in Neuroscience, especially the interface between food and brain
function. I agree that depending on their genetic makeup, grains likely have
significant adverse health effects for many people.
For years I have been interested in trying to figure out the connection between
obesity, insulin resistance and type II diabetes with common brain disorders
such as depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism…