A Stone Age diet is the one and only diet that ideally fits our genetic makeup writes Loren Cordain, an evolutionary nutritionist at Colorado State University, in his book: The Paleo Diet: Lost Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You were Designed to Eat. What does that mean? According to Cordain we should eat plenty of lean mean and fish, which I am all for. In fact, I would love to do as she does here. However, these days there would be fishing license requirements, considering costs and limits on catch, probably not as frugal today as it was then; and where would I hang my catch to dry/smoke? When most people can't even hang laundry in the yard.
The problem with living the Paleo Diet is that not everyone is able to, or allowed to. There are so many restrictions that most people today in this 21st century can no longer and or are not allowed to adapt to his/her environment and to feed him/herself or family. In many places, you can even raise chickens without a permit or half acre. What is happening to our evolution? Are we becoming more and more reliant on machines/manufacturing, and fast food eateries. Perhaps, we could answer Yes. Thankfully, many people are rethinking their diet, their ability to raise food and even to hunt and fish for it. Would that mean a retreat to survival of the fittest? Only greedy people can answer that question.