A low carb, high-fat Paleo diet is the optimal diet for easy weight loss and good health, according to the eye-opening documentary, The Perfect Human Diet.
“The Perfect Human Diet” is currently airing on major U.S. and Canadian cable TV stations.
In an exclusive interview, investigative journalist CJ Hunt, executive producer of “The Perfect Human Diet,” said we can solve the obesity crisis by embracing the original Paleo inspired diet that helped humans evolve over millions of years.
“As a species, we’ve gone way off-track,” said Hunt. “Scientifically, a diet emphasizing whole cuts of meat, wild plants and nuts, and eliminating grains, dairy, beans and potatoes is the perfect human diet.”
Bone Analyses: Ancient Humans Ate Paleo-Style Diet
CJ reached his conclusions after speaking with anthropologists who conducted isotopic and elemental bone analyses on early human fossils to identify exactly what they ate. These analyses reveal ancient humans ate primarily animal foods, like large game meat (and obviously, no gluten or processed junk food).
Being overweight and sickly is not natural, said Hunt, the author of the book, The Perfect Human Diet. Humans were meant to be physically fit and robust for much of their lives and not be addled with chronic disease starting from midlife or earlier.
It is only when people started eating grains and industrialized junk food that the tsunami of obesity, diabetes and heart disease became the norm.
“Since the introduction of grains and the proliferation of the current USDA food pyramid that pushes a diet high in grains and low in fat, our brains have been shrinking and our mental and emotional well-being is suffering the most,” said Hunt. “We are unable to handle everyday life emotionally and mentally.”
CJ said there’s a tendency to think ancient humans ate a primarily vegetarian diet, but research does not bear this out.
Hunt is not anti-vegetarian by any means. He followed a raw vegan diet for five years, but felt physically and emotionally stronger after switching to a Paleo-style diet that emphasizes meat consumption.
Fitness expert and bestselling author Robb Wolf also appears in the documentary, The Perfect Human Diet.
Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet, said the gluten-free Paleo eating plan prevents disease, in addition to fueling natural weight loss.
“The Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic,” said Robb.
In one provocative scene (see above), Hunt and Dr. Loren Cordain, founder of the Paleo Movement, walk along a 100-yard football field using it as a timeline for the evolution of modern humans.
Dr. Cordain said the first humans that are similar to modern man first appeared at the zero yard line. Over time, humans evolved into a hunter-gatherer species that survived on a diet of meat and wild plants.
Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and The Paleo Diet Cookbook, said grains, legumes and dairy did not even appear in our evolution until the last ½ yard line of the football field, until the advent of the agricultural revolution.
Processed junk food, now a staple of modern diets, wasn’t part of our diets until the past 100 years.
Hunt said the purpose of his documentary is to educate people about the importance of eating well, in the hopes that we can one day put an end to the scourges of obesity and degenerative disease.
To those who call the Paleo diet a trend, CJ says, “If this is a fad diet, then it’s a two-million-year-old fad.”
“The Perfect Human Diet” recently aired on major U.S. and Canadian cable TV systems, including Cox, Verizon, Charter, Mediacom, RCN, WOW (Wide Open West), Insight, Suddenlink, Dish (IPVOD), Cogeco (Canada) and Eastlink (Canada).
CJ Hunt has written a companion book to his No. 1 documentary called The Perfect Human Diet: The Simple Doctor-Proven Solution for the Health and Life You Deserve.