Paleo Diet - Lesson 01 of 06 - Introduction

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Course Overview

The Paleo Diet course explores the relationship between lifestyle and nutritional imbalances and diseases of modern, 'Western' civilization. The course outlines the basics of the Paleo diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and shellfish, eggs, nuts, and seeds while minimizing grains, legumes, cereals, dairy, processed meats, processed foods and baked goods, refined sugars, and added salts. It also discusses the underlying appeal of eating like someone from the Paleolithic period, the life expectancy of modern hunter-gatherer populations, and the role of diet in modern chronic diseases. It ranges from providing an overview of human evolution and the possible impact on how we should eat today, to more practical ways to implement the diet in sensible and practical ways.