10,000 years ago the human race made “the worst decision in its
history” – Agriculture!
In the time line of us, Homo Sapiens, (Latin for wise man) we were
hunter gatherers. We chased and killed our meat and seafood, gathered
our vegetables, fruits, seed and nuts and lived disease free for
millions of years. It was only when we started to domesticate animals
and farm crops we got into a bit of trouble. We got fat and we got ill,
forced to choose between limiting population or trying to increase food
production, we chose the latter and ended up with starvation, warfare,
tyranny, obesity and disease.
A biochemist and strength and conditioning coach named Robb Wolf wrote a
book called ‘The Paleo Solution’ and it changed my life. Learning and
studying further into the paleo lifestyle, things became clear and
nutrition started to become a huge part of my workout programs and I now
try and educate my clients as much as I can on this subject before any
weights are lifted, boxing bags are hit or the treadmill is turned on.
Nutritionists tell you what foods are good for you by looking at the
packet, a bio chemist teamed up with an anthropologist will tell you
what your eating, why you should eat it and what happens when that food
enters your body. Enter a personal trainer and things will get moving a
lot quicker. The human body is a machine that is surviving, If we feed
our machines the wrong fuel it won’t work, it’s that simple. Milk,
pasta, rice, bread and legumes are the things that are killing us!
These are the things eliminated from the paleo diet with amazing
effects. The results are astonishing through both weight loss and curing
or preventing disease yet we would rather take choice b due to
misinformation and the simple fact that it tastes better. The western
world has an epidemic! We are fat and full of illness. We go to our
doctors who give us medication, which does more harm than good, then we
spend the rest of our lives miserable and sick. We have one opportunity
in this world to be great yet we are all failing.
Nutrition and daily exercise is the key to a better life, everything
else fits into place around us. What are you waiting for?