Just read this article in http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2231917/Adapting-quickly-How-early-humans-ate-like-cow-chimp.html
Fascinating. I have a theory. that the digestive system is different in the sexes, that men need differnet food than women, having to do with that the paleo male did the hunting and needed higher energy food. That human males maybe have a different digestion to be able to deliver energy bursts. I know my father, his father and now me, had digestive problems. My digestive problems were getting worse when my daughter suggested I suffered from gluten intolerance At that time, I learned about the paleo diet from her and the reasoning behind it. We began to provide meat to the http://www.meetup.com/meatshare/ and I thought, why not try their diet, logical.
To make a long story longer, now for two years I have been experimented with my diet. My conclusion that the paleo people are on to something and that my health has changed dramatically for the better in these two years.
First, I have burned of all my excess weight, to a point that when I meet somebody I havn´t seen a while, their first uttering is “you have lost weight“. Early this month I went for my annual doctor’s inspection and passed. I had lost almost 10 pounds from last year, think 7 pounds the year before. Blood pressure fine (high blood pressure runs in my family, killed my other grandfather). The only thing, that five years ago I had colonoscopy and they found a polyp, the doctor wanted it checked again. Today I am convinced (no proof of course), that the polyp had something to do with my diet, logical right?
Today my diet is quite simple. I strictly eat our own meat, believing the omega 3 ratio in our meat is important. In the morning I have three eggs, store bought is we don´t have our own, half a pound of ground pork fried and two slices of non gluten bread with pork fat and raw honey. Sometimes I have something in middle of the day sometime not, the breakfast is so filling I don’t get hungry all day. Now that we raise our own chicken , Temma makes soup with chicken giblets etc, all our own, Maybe a cold cut of meat from the night before, maybe she makes us a hamburger, all strictly our meat.
For dinner our meat. Temma makes rice, greens, potatoes or sweet-potatoes but I try to eat as little as possible of it, find it upsetting my digestion but still experimenting. I don’t eat any milk products, but sometimes on Sundays, when we have tea in afternoon, I have blue cheese on non gluten crackers. No cakes no sweets but mid-morning we have coffee and I have raisins, dades, dried pineapple, prunesand maybe a piece of chocolate. For dinner a glass of red vine. This is about it, if I said 94% of my diet was our own meat I am not far off. Lot of fat form our own animals in my diet, I deliberately go after it.
So as You see I am a walking medical experiment (62 years old), will keep you informed. I take no medications and no vitamins, getting concerned about where they are made, one reason I don’t like feeding supplements to my livestock, who know s where they come from or what is actually in them, industrial waste maybe??