I’m starting PaNu today! Here’s what it entails…
“1. Eliminate sugar (including fruit juices and sports drinks) and all foods that contain flour.
Start eating proper fats - Use healthy animal fats or coconut fat to substitute fat calories for carbohydrate calories that formerly came from sugar and flour. Drink whole cream or coconut milk.
Eliminate gluten grains. Limit grains like corn and rice, which are nutritionally poor.
Eliminate grain and seed derived oils (cooking oils) Cook with Ghee, butter, animal fats, or coconut oil.
Favor ruminants like beef, lamb and bison for your meat. Eat eggs and some fish.
Make sure you are Vitamin D replete. Get daily midday sun or consider supplementation.
2 meals a day is best. Don’t graze like a herbivore.
Adjust your 6s and 3s. Pastured (grass fed) dairy and grass fed beef or bison has a more optimal 6:3 ratio, more vitamins and CLA. A teaspoon or two of Carlson’s fish oil (1-2 g DHA/EPA) daily is good compensatory supplementation if you eat grain-fed beef or no fish.
Proper exercise - emphasizing resistance and interval training over long aerobic sessions.
Most modern fruit is just a candy bar from a tree. Go easy on bags of sugar like apples. Stick with berries and avoid watermelon which is pure fructose. Eat in moderation.
Eliminate all remaining dairy including cheese- (now you are “Orthodox paleolithic”)
No counting, measuring or weighing is required, nor is it encouraged.
The plan is about what not to eat more than what you should eat.” ~to finish the article above by Kurt G Harris MD see http://www.paleonu.com/get-started
A great deal of PaNu is based off Evolution and evolutionary metabolic milieu but wen it comes down to it I don’t believe in Macro-Evolution (species to species evolution), I do believe in Micro-Evolution (evolution or adaptation within a single species). We as a species were hunter/gatherers for centuries and even biblically our ancestors were very much hunter/gather and nomadic. Our species is adapted to be great hunters and live off the land. The Nambia people are an example of this that still exists today and are a thriving community.
Our culture is forcing adaptation of our species when it is unneeded and undesired thus creating health problems that are easily avoidable.
PaNu helps put a hunter/gatherer diet and health into today’s culture.
I’m trying it out! Anyone wanna join?
More resources here: http://www.hunter-gatherer.com/links