The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging

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Rodale, Dec 20, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors. While scientific advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have protected man, to some degree, from dangers such as starvation, illness, and exposure, the fact remains that our cave-dwelling cousins were considerably healthier than we are. Our paleolithic ancestors did not suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we view as normal aging is a modern condition that is more akin to disease than any natural state of growing older.

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.


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My Journey
Before You Begin Eight Things to Measure
The New Evolution Diet
Why Our Ancestors Were Not Vegetarians
How to Not Eat
A Month on the New Evolution Diet
The Worst Foods You Can Eat
How to Exercise
Sir Steven and Michael Phelps
The Competition Within
Age Like Me
My Supplements
A Last Word
When the Human Body Needs Extreme Randomness
Further Reading

Boys to Girls
The Metaphysics Behind the Diet

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About the author (2011)

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.

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