The Primal Lifestyle

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. –Thomas Edison

Hi there friends, if you are visiting my website is because you are looking for a more healthier lifestyle then what conventional wisdom is currently offering you.  I am here to present you with the basics of that new lifestyle.  The Primal lifestyle is a sort of going back to basics, going back to what worked for our ancestors millions of years ago.

My intention with this site is to show you the awesome personal power you have to control your health and fitness and to give you the tools that you need to learn how to reprogram your genes, reshape your physique, and enjoy a long, healthy, energetic, and productive life.

The Primal Lifestyle is all about balance – taking the best from our ancestors and mixing it with the best of modernization.  It lays the foundation for a more healthier diet with whole unprocessed foods, leafy greens, fresh pesticide-free vegetables, nuts, fruits on occasion, grass-fed meat, pastured free-range poultry and wild-caught fish. It also includes the foundation for a healthier exercise routine, By constantly moving and playing in order to lead a healthier life

Now let me explain a little bit the differences between conventional wisdom and the Primal Lifestyle regarding various health and wellness topics.

Conventional Wisdom vs. The Primal Lifestyle

Grains – wheat, rice, corn, cereal, bread, pasta ext.

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM – “STAFF OF LIVE” – Foundation of healthy diet 6-11 daily servings recommended by US Government and numerous other experts.  Main energy source for brain and working muscles. Whole grains provide extra nutrition and fiber.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: “WORST MISTAKE IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE” (UCLA Evolutionary Biologist Jared Diamond).  Drives Excess insulin production, fat storage, and heart decease. Allergenic, Immune-suppressing, nutritional value inferior to plants and animals.  whole grains possibly worse due to “anti-nutrients” that compromise immune and digestive function and promote systemic inflation.

Saturated Fats

Saturated Animal Fat

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: “eating fat makes you fat” Heart disease risk factor. Replace saturated fats (meats, dairy) with polyunsaturated vegetable oils.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: Mayor dietary calorie source (from animal foods). No direct correlation with heart disease risk. Drove human evolution/advancement of brain function for two million years. Promotes efficient fat metabolism, weight control and stable energy levels.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Strictly limit intake. Elevated levels = elevated heart disease risk. Take statin drugs and eliminate animal foods (especially eggs) if total is 200 or over or family history of heart disease.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: Essential metabolic nutrient, no direct correlation with heart disease risk. Only dangerous when oxidation and inflammation occur (from poor diet and exercise habits). Statins have considerable side effects and minimal, if any, direct benefits.

Eggs

Eggs

CONVENTIONAL WISDON: Minimize consumption due to high cholesterol content of yolk.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: No correlation between egg intake and blood cholesterol levels. Yolk among the planet’s most nutritious foods.

 

 

 

Fiber

Fiber

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Important dietary goal, derive mostly from grains.  improves gastrointestinal function, lowers cholesterol, speeds elimination, helps control weight by minimizing caloric intake.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: incidental fiber from vegetables and fruit is optimum. Grain-based diet causes excess fiber – inhibiting nutrient absorption, and hampering gastrointestinal function and elimination.

 

Meal Habits

 

Meal Habits

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Three squares (or six small meals) daily to “Keep flame burning”. Skipped meals = slowed metabolism, lower energy levels, muscle breakdown, sugar carvings, and future binging risk.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: No need for regular meals when insulin production is moderated and you reprogram your genes to become a fat burning beast. intermittent Fasting becomes effective weight management tool.

 

Strength Training

Strength Training

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Focus on form and deliberate work/return rhythm. Lift to “failure” in sequence through numerous stations (take about an hour for a complete workout). Isolate body parts to get desired size, toning and “cuts”.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: Emphasize on explosive movements over a deliberate pace. Conduct full body, functional exercises to develop bad athletic competency and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Finish workouts in 30 minutes or less.

Cardio Workouts

Cardio Workouts

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: “60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity on most days of the week” (US Government recommendation). A consistent schedule of vigorous workouts helps control weight by burning tons of calories.

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: US Government recommendation results in “Chronic Cardio”, leading to over stress, fatigue, burnout, injury, accelerated aging, and increased disease risk. Calories burned during chronic workouts simply increase appetite (particularly for sugar) – ineffective for weight loss. Slow down for better health and peak performance.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: High-complex carb/low-fat diet regimented meals, portion control and Chronic Cardio exercise.  It’s all about “calories/calories out”…and lucky genes!

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: High-fat/moderate protein/low-carb diet; intuitive, sporadic meals: and strategic blend of Primal workouts. Don’t worry about portion control, regimented meals, fanatical workouts or even family genetic predispositions. Eat Primal Foods, ditch the Standard American Diet (SAD) foods, and reprogram your genes to enjoy effortless lifelong weight control.

Play

Play

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Ah, brings back fond memories of childhood. But who has the time these days?

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: Integral component of overall health and balanced lifestyle. Outdoor active, unstructured fun is appropriate for all ages. Scientifically proven to increase work productivity and help manage stress of hectic daily life.

Sun Exposure

Sun Exposure

CONVENTIONAL WISDON: Avoid the sun to prevent skin cancer! Lather up with SPF 20, 30, 40, 50 – all you got!

PRIMAL LIFESTYLE: Get plenty of sun to avoid skin cancer! Vitamin D synthesis promotes health cellular function and prevents all forms of cancer, including melanoma. Expose large skin surface areas enough to maintain slight tan but of course avoid burning with clothing, shade, and sunscreen.

As you can see the Primal Lifestyle differs very much from conventional wisdom, therefore I’m asking you to forget most of what you thought you knew about diet, exercise, and health and join me on this amazing journey to the Primal Lifestyle

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    • GBIG on July 3, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    I am glad that I found a website that covers a wide range of key topic concerning the paleo diet. I have heard about it in the media and wanted to know more. The last topic on Sun Exposure concerned me a little though. As a person who has had x2 BCC skin cancers removed from their face. I am not sure about your advice regarding sunscreen. My body simply was not built to “tan slightly”. What should a person with known skin cancer do?

    1. Hi @GBIG, Thank you for your comments, greatly appreciated. In regards to your inquiry please bare in mind that Sun burning and extreme exposure to sun rays do contribute to skin cancer mostly due to the deterioration of our ozone layer. But moderate exposure to the sun and vitamin D from the sun have the adverse effect. I recommend moderate sun exposure and vitamin D supplements to help you with your condition. There is evidence that Vitamin D helps in the prevention of many cancers including skin cancer.

      Here is a good article that might interest you https://wellnessmama.com/2619/sun-exposure-deficiency/

    • Fred on July 16, 2017 at 12:17 am
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    A good article.

    1. Thank you fred. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • Norman on July 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    Hello and thanks for sharing the primal paleo lifestyle. When it comes to our body we should do all that we can to maintain good health because our health is one of our greatest investment.
    This diet seems to be very unique and amazing and your readers will find this post to very helpful.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback.  Please feel free to subscribe and drop by often.

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