Learn about the paleo movement

Paleo:an ancient new lifestyle


Human have lived for thousands of years in environmental conditions very different to the current ones: those of the Palaeolithic.

What we used to eat, the amount of sunlight, the type of movement that we did in order to survive, etc. have shaped our genome. But changes in the genome happen very slowly. So whilst the world has changed so much in a few centuries the adaptations in our genome are the same as those that helped us to survive in the Palaeolithic.

Scientific evidence behind the Paleo movement:

  • Archaeological and anthropological data indicates that our pre-farming ancestors did not suffer a large part of modern plages such as obesity, cancer and cardiovascular and autoimmune illnesses.
  • Molecular biology, immunology and endocrinology have identified molecular mechanisms that explain the biological adaptations to the life of a hunter-gatherer.
  • The clinical experience of great experts in recent years have demonstrated the effectiveness of the Paleo diet together with the PaleoTraining in the cure of several illnesses and the improvement of subjective and objective indexes of health.
El PaleoTraining es un método diseñado para emular los movimientos básicos que el Homo Sapiens (...)
La nutrición es una ciencia que admite opiniones diversas (...)
¿Cómo puede ser que me haya engordado tanto, qué ha pasado…? (...)
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  • Links
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