Primal Diet
The Cave Man Diet?

The primal diet has been referred to as a cave man diet because of its primitive nature.  It differs from paleo diets which is another type of stone age diet, in that eating dairy foods is encouraged not discouraged.

The cave man diet is based on what man probably ate before the agricultural period started some 10,000 years ago.  However, this is a subject of much debate because our history is much older than 10,000 years. 

Like the paleo diets - no grains, or legumes/beans are eaten on the primal diet because of the belief that these foods were not available during these hunter-gatherer years.

The cave man diet considers all grains, legumes and beans toxic because of the anti-nutrients found in these types of food.  Also these foods would of had to been cooked thoroughly before eaten.

And a stone age diet is based on foods that a primitive man would have hunted down or gathered such as berries.

Foods Allowed On The Primal Diet

  • Raw Meats
  • Raw Seafood
  • Raw Poultry
  • Raw Organ Meats
  • High Meats
  • Raw Cheese
  • Organic Raw Milk
  • Raw Goat Milk
  • Raw Butter
  • Raw Cream
  • Raw Organic Coconut Cream
  • Vegetables Juices
  • Small amounts of Fruits
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Alkalized Water such as Mineral Water
  • Raw Chicken Eggs
  • Raw Quail Eggs
  • Raw Fish Eggs
  • Small amounts of Raw Nuts & Cold-Pressed Olive Oil

Aajonus Vonderplanitz (Founder of the Primal Diet) on a "Rare" interview with "The Doctors"

Belief System of the Primal Diet

  • Raw fats bind to the toxins in the body, which are then more easily transported out of the body.
  • Raw meat and other raw animal products digest more easily and efficiently.
  • Heating proteins denatures animal products.
  • The bacteria in raw meat is good, but the bacteria in cooked meat is bad.
  • Meat and fats that are cooked produce extreme toxicity, whereas meats and fats that are raw produce no toxic effects.
  • Eating vegetables should be avoided as we cannot digest cellulose very well. However, juiced vegetables are recommended for vitamins and minerals.
  • All grains should be avoided because humans can't digest grains.
  • Parasites are your friends and are there to clean up decay. They only become pathogens in a toxic, non-organic, "cooked" environment.

My Personal Experience

My personal experience with raw animal foods has been very mixed.

On one hand it was the most powerful and fulfilling diet I have ever been on and then on the other hand it was one of the most difficult.

There is a social aspect to this type of eating that most people can't seem to overcome is not socially or politically correct to eat this way.

I do have to admit that this diet gave me an endurance level and strength that I had not really experienced prior to eating this way.

One Woman's Experience

Sulfur, glutathione, and activator X appear to play a very important role in this particular diet because they are abundant in the foods found on the primal diet.

However, in order to do this diet successfully, you will need to get over your fear of eating raw meat. 

After years of contemplation, I finally started to enjoy the power of eating raw meat.

Some Advice

This diet can be very high in saturated fats and you will have to pay attention to getting enough of the other healthy fats such as omega 3 fatty acids

Also, this diet is fairly low in fiber and this could create constipation in some people.  And you will need to make sure you are getting enough of important minerals like copper and magnesium.

There seems to be very real evidence that animal foods have played a role in the development of mankind.  And raw animal foods seem to offer certain nutrients that cooked animal foods appear to lack.

I have the deepest respect for Aajonus and there "was" truly no one like him.  He is a force that will be missed in the raw food world.  He had an "Unfortunate Accident" on his porch - RIP.

However, you can still visit a website that is being run by his good friends.

if you would like to learn more about his experience with raw animal foods and the primal diet, go to We Want 2 Live


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