The New Evolution Diet
What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Astonishing as it may be, it’s a fact that human DNA has evolved very little since our Paleolithic
ancestors roamed the earth. But while our genes may be similar, the environment in which they express themselves has changed radically. Living in an age when activity was mandatory and food was scarce, our ancestors thrived. Early man did not suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we describe as “normal aging” is more akin to disease than any natural aging process.
Disease free and strikingly fit, 72-year-old Arthur De Vany—grandfather of the “Paleo lifestyle”
movement—is living proof that it pays to live like a caveman. In The New Evolution Diet, De Vany
offers you a roadmap back to better health. The plan is built on three principles:- eat three meals a day made up of nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins
- skip meals occasionally to promote a low fasting blood insulin level
- exercise less, not more, in shorter, high-intensity bursts
By cutting out modern foods—including carbohydrates, dairy, and all processed foods—anyone can
lose weight, gain muscle, and enjoy a longer, better life.
ARTHUR DE VANY, PhD, has appeared on PBS, NPR, and in the New York Times and other national media as an expert on the Paleo lifestyle. He lives in Washington, UT.