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Welcome back to the (new) Capital Region Caveman

Welcome! And maybe welcome back. 

First, I haven't actually worked out the scheme/layout of the blog yet. I wanted to get it up and rolling while I work on making it visually appealing. I'll be posting some of the old archived post from old site dating back to 2013. There was some good information on the old site. Of course, I'll be adding new content. 

Second, while I truly believe Paleo and Paleo lifestyle and all that entails -sans the evil grips of commercial marketing- is the most responsible and honest lifestyle you can follow, because it was and is performance based, preaches personal responsibility and doesn't promise quick fixes. It's truly a lifestyle change vs a diet. This site, the Facebook page and the Twitter aren't exclusively Paleo. By that I mean, we don't follow Dr Cordains (diet) or any other Paleo gurus principles to a T. If you want to eat legumes, go for it. Milk/dairy, have at it. You like grains, have at it (though, I believe you should avoid modern grains, especially wheat, and stick to "ancient" grains, but...). The truth  is, the Paleolithic man ate a diverse range of foods depending on where on the globe he was and that included bugs, worms, lizards, carrion (which probably was a bigger aspect of the gatherer than him being a great hunter), fruits, vegetables, maybe legumes (though highly debatable before cooking, they have been found in teeth, hopefully not his last meal). He ate keto, he ate higher protein (carnivore), he ate moderate to higher carb (though, most primal. diets were definitely low carb by today's standards, even the high carb ones). There unfortunately were no vegan caveman. He didn't always have the luxury of deciding what foods he couldn't eat. As far as dairy, we are mammals. NOTHING is more natural than drinking milk. It's literally what makes us mammals. Modern hunter gatherers often breast fed their offspring to 3-5 years of age. If the caveman could have milked a woolly mammoth he would have. Obviously you know what's best for you and if you don't, experiment. Self experimenting and figuring things out for yourself is probably what led you to this site. Everyone is different. Biology and physiology are not like the other sciences. They have paradoxical examples for nearly every situation. You very well might be that outlier. 

The whole, "if you have this, we have a pill for that solution isn't working." It's neither cost effective, nor is it leading to a satisfactory health span. And the dietary and movement/exercise guidelines aren't either. So I'm tossing around  evidence based  ideas of why maybe things aren't working even though we keep stuffing a square peg in a round hole. What  I'm not, I'm not an anti-vaxxer, anti western medicine, anti pharmaceutical conspiracy theorist. I am someone who thinks we have significantly more control over our health span and that the last line of defense shouldn't be the first line. Really all you have control over is your health; at least to a large degree, maybe more than anything else in your life. 

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Follow along. Do your own research. Self experiment. Form your own opinions. Find what works, toss what doesn't. 


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