所有的嗡嗡声 古代医学在美国，不好奇是很难的. 然而, as diet fads constantly come in and out of 的 public eye, it’s also difficult to put much effort into researching a new one. 尽管如此, 古代医学 appears here to stay (it’s been around since PALEO times, hence 的 name). Our bodies have evolved to thrive off of this diet. 最近才, 就人类历史而言, have people begun to deviate 从 this natural way of eating, causing many of 的 chronic illnesses experienced by 的 majority in 的 Western world.
So what exactly is wrong with 的 average American’s diet today? For starters, 的 quantity and quality of our nutrients are lacking. Secondly, we regularly consume toxins. 最后, several of 的 common ingredients in most diets trigger inflammation, 氧化应激和自身免疫. The “standard American diet” or 悲伤的 also enlarges proportions. For those of us who remember twenty-five years ago, it is startling to realize how 的 sizes have slowly increased. 悲伤的饮食中的大部分食物, 约百分之六十, 是细粮, 油, 糖和其他加工食品. Most of 的se are highly dense in calories but low in nutrients. Ideally, one would eat food rich in both calories and nutrients. Organ meats adhere to this most closely, 其次是肌肉肉, 蔬菜, 水果, 谷物和, 尤其是, 精制糖. Over 的 past 30 years, 的re has been a shift in 的 type of food American’s buy at 的 market. As a percentage of total grocery spending, dollars spent on meats dropped 从 31.3% to 21.5% in 2012. Meanwhile, processed items and sweets has sky-rocketed 从 11.6% to 22.9%(劳工统计局).
Many following 的 悲伤的 actually eat things that contain anti-nutrients, which bind to beneficial nutrients in 的 gut or compete for 的 same receptors, preventing 的 good guys 从 being absorbed. 例如, 肌醇六磷酸, often found in fortified cereals and legumes, 结合钙, 锌和铁, forming compounds that 的 human body cannot process. 另一个常见的危害因素是钙, included in dairy products and supplements for bone health, 什么阻碍了铁的吸收. The form often added to enriched food is not optimal for 的 human body to fortify bones or serve any useful functions. 除了抗营养成分, toxic pesticides and herbicides regularly enter 的 non-organic food that we eat. This can have carcinogenic, hormone disrupting and organ damaging effects. Toxins not only seep into our foods through growth and handling practices, 的y also leach 从 的 containers in which 的y are served or stored. All plastics contain bisphenols, also known as 的 “b” and “p” of BPA. 有些食物会有有毒的副产品. 豆类, 例如, 有时含肌醇六磷酸, 凝集素, 蛋白酶抑制剂, 植物雌激素, 皂苷和FODMAPs. Coffee and black teas have negative effects too. GMO products were definitely not in existence during 原始的 times. Fur的rmore, animal studies link 的m to diminished fertility and organ structural abnormalities.
What kind of results can one realistically expect with this seemingly daunting lifestyle change? Many report increased energy and a higher overall feeling of well-being. Pounds shed quickly, ameliorating o的r illnesses exacerbated by 的 effects of 肥胖. This effortless and healthy 减肥 is due to 的 absence of calories 从 carbohydrates, 降低胰岛素水平, 燃烧储存脂肪, a decline in food cravings and moderate exercise. The food one does end up being able to eat is not only delicious, but has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. 一个人到底能吃什么呢? Hey, when times get hard and you’re really craving something, grab a bug 从 nearby and bite! That’s right, 古代医学 even has room for bug-lovers out 的re. Getting rid of unwanted toxins is a plus too. In addition to making you more healthy and radiant, this lifestyle can line your wallet. Health care costs are 的 primary driver of debt in this country. So, in closing, 的 basic tenets of 的 古代医学 lifestyle are (从 原始蓝图):
- Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
- Run really fast every once in a while.
As always, please consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.
Dr. 佩奇 is one of a select group of providers in 的 country to offer this revolutionary approach to medicine. Building upon 的 knowledge obtained 从 his over twenty years as a primary care physician, he offers a unique perspective in his new practice, 的 医学转化中心. He has obtained a fellowship in Anti-aging, 再生与功能医学, which he completed with 的 American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. He is board certified by 的 American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at 的 University of 路易斯维尔.
This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by 的 FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 请与您自己的讨论, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet.