“In Search of the Perfect Human Diet” was a very well put together documentary. The focus is primarily on the history of nutrition and ancient human diets. The narrator and producer, C.J. Hunt has a history of heart problems that limited his ability to do any strenuous activities. This sent him on a journey to find health that ultimately led him around the world. He explored many diets, even writing two books along the way.
His most recent project is a documentary film, five years in the making, called “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet,” and it is now available on DVD.
- Humans have been on this planet much before agriculture
- Grains are very new to the human diet in relation to the history of humans
- Our brain and body advanced greatly due to the animal protein we consume
- Grains and processed sugar is responsible for most metabolic health issues
- Following a paleolithic diet usually means a diet low in carbs
- Our ancestors ate primarily meat and no sugar
- Our brains are actually shrinking due to inadequate protien and the negative effects of grains
In Search of the Perfect Human Diet
My favorite thing about “The Perfect Human Diet” is how well put together and consistent this movie is. One part of the movie conveniently leads into another, making a very good point on the subject of discussion. The line up of experts discussing the evidence that supports a paleo/low carb lifestyle is stacked.
The movie opens up discussing the producers health history and leads into the negative effects of grains in our modern diet. Substituting meat and fat with grains and processed carbohydrates has left the people of the 21st century sick and deficient in development. A possible solution to this crisis is to look at what our ancestors ate. Close to 100,000 years ago up to until 10,000 years ago, humans have lived off the land eating mainly meat and animal fat.
Fruits and vegetables were scarce and only around a few months out of the year. Without farming, at the time, there was no way to harvest fruits and vegetables for the cold season. up until 10,000 years ago, we were fine. Shortly after, agriculture came into the picture. This led humans to begin producing and consuming an enormous amount of grains. This led to the demise of human health. This movie is a great start for anyone who is looking to improve their health.