Paleo/Primal Diets


Both Paleo (from the work of Loren Cordain) and Primal (from the work of Mark Sisson) diets are based upon archeological information of what our ancestors ate while they were hunter/gatherers. This goes back way before the last 10,000 years when agriculture took hold. Therefore, these diets propose that our ancestors ate plenty of wild game and foraged vegetables.

The Paleo diet also asserts that dairy was not eaten. I personally disagree with this as there were many cultures that lived upon raw dairy as studied by Weston Price in his journey around the world.

The Primal diet does include raw dairy and plenty of coconut as well as the wild game, fish and poultry as does Paleo.

Many people are finding a great restoration of their health from following the concept proposed by the Paleo and Primal diets.

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1 Ambika Choudhary Mahajan September 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Rightly pointed out. Dairy was an essential part of diet of early hunter-gatherers. That was one reason they started domesticating animals.


2 Shalene April 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

You’re wrong. They domesticated them to breed them to only eat the meat. The Paleolithics didn’t drink milk. We are the only species that drink other mammals milk, yet there is no need for this. Dairy is the main cause of bloating, acne, fatigue, uspet GI issues. Do your research a little more before on this.


3 Jill April 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

I don’t think we have all the facts on what exactly the Paleolithic people ate. Some feel that they in fact, DID have dairy. Certainly dairy was a traditional food for early Neolithic people and many cultures have thrived on raw dairy. It’s the pasteurized dairy from sick cows that causes digestive and other problems.


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