We humans have spent most of our time on this planet adapting to the food we ate before the Agricultural Revolution: animal foods, wild vegetables, fruits in season, and limited amounts of nuts and seeds. That’s what our bodies are built for – but that’s not what our diets look like today.
Paleo starts with the idea that this mismatch between our bodies and our diet might lie behind modern health problems like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Just like any other animal, humans suffer when we stray from our natural diet, but when we return to it, everything changes. Food stops making us sick, and starts making us strong, energetic, and vibrant with health.