Primal Diet or
The Cave Man Diet?

The primal diet has been referred to as the cave man diet because of its primitive nature. 

This stone age diet differs slightly from popular paleo diets because consuming dairy foods is encouraged not discouraged.

This 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 just 10,000 years. 

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

Primal and paleo diets consider all grains and legumes toxic because of the anti-nutrients found in these foods. 

And these hard to digest foods would have needed to be properly prepared and cooked thoroughly before eaten. 

Stone age diets are based on the foods that a primitive man would have been able to hunt down or gather like berries.  And it is widely believed that they did not cook their food.

Foods Allowed On The Primal Diet

  • Raw Grass Fed Beef, Lamb, and Game Meats
  • Raw Pastured Poultry
  • Raw Grass Fed Organ Meats
  • Organic High Meats
  • Raw Wild Caught Fish & Seafood
  • Raw Grass Fed Whole Cow, Goat, & Sheep Milk
  • Raw Grass Fed Butter & Cream
  • Raw Cultured Dairy Foods like Yogurt, Quark, & Kefir
  • Raw Grass Fed Unsalted Cheese
  • Raw Pastured Chicken & Duck Eggs
  • Raw Organic Quail Eggs
  • Raw Wild Caught Fish Eggs
  • Raw Organic Nuts
  • Organic Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
  • Organic Fresh Juices
  • Raw Organic Coconut Cream
  • Organic Raw Fruits & Vegetables
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Alkalized Water such as Mineral Water

Belief System of the Primal Diet

Parasites are your friends and are there to clean up decay.  They only become pathogens in a toxic, non-organic, "cooked" environment.

Bacteria in raw meats are good, but bacteria in cooked meats are bad.

Meat and fats that are cooked produce extreme toxicity!  Whereas meats and fats that are raw produce no toxic effects.

Heating denatures proteins and fats in animal foods and in seafood.

Raw meats, raw dairy, and raw seafood will digest more easily and efficiently. 

Also, raw fats bind to the toxins in your body, which are then more easily transported out of your body.  I love eating raw ice cream!

Aajonus Vonderplanitz - Crash Course on the Primal Diet

Raw eggs are a big part of this primal diet and digest the quickest of the animal foods.

You must keep your digestive tract on the acidic side to digest animal proteins.  Properly food combine to get the best results.

Eating vegetables should mostly be avoided as we cannot digest cellulose very well. 

Juicing lower in sugar fruits and certain vegetables is recommended for vitamins and minerals.  And to alkalize the body.

Eat only 1 sweet fruit a day to avoid creating sticky blood.  However, raw honey is predigested and encouraged because it contains a lot of enzymes.

Salt from a "salt shaker" is a poison, but not the sodium found in raw foods.  BTW, raw cheese should only be eaten unsalted.

If you think that plants don't have feelings and that a vegan diet is cruelty free, listen to this video starting at the 17 minute mark.

Older Video with Aajonus Vonderplanitz
Founder of The Primal Diet

This is a long video, but it is packed with important advice like you would receive if you saw him at a conference. 

Did you catch what he said in the very beginning that raw butter, raw egg, and raw honey helps to neutralize the phytic acid found in nuts.

If you germinate the nuts by soaking and sprouting nuts, this only increases 3 enzymes which act like phytic acid and will destroy protein absorption!

I've seen him in person and he was quite a dynamic man.  I'm sure there will never be anyone quite like him again.

Aajonus Raw Meat Recipe


  • Room Temperature Raw Lamb Shank with Bone Marrow (contains stem cells for regeneration)
  • Fresh Basil Leaves for Garnish

Mayonnaise Sauce Ingredients:

  • Melted or Softened Raw Butter (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Raw Whole Egg
  • A Few Slices of Unsalted Raw Cheese to Thicken Sauce
  • For Flavor:  Slices of Hot Pepper and Raw Onion


  1. Use a chopstick or your finger to push the bone marrow out.  Then cut the meat into thin slices using a sawing motion.  Discard the gristle and bone.
  2. Arrange fresh basil leaves on a plate and put the sliced meat on top.  Cut the bone marrow into smaller pieces and put on top of sliced meat.
  3. Next, make the sauce by adding the ingredients into a small blender and blend on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Then pour sauce on bone marrow and sliced lamb meat.  Add extra garnishes like sweet peppers.

Sometimes the trick to eating raw meat and actually enjoying your meal is to make a tasty sauce to accompany your raw meat meal. 

Most do not understand that raw meat doesn't really have a very strong taste because they're only use to eating cooked meats that are heavily seasoned with salt and spices.

Raw Marinated Shrimp Recipe


  • Raw Wild Caught Shrimp
  • Freshly Squeezed Organic Lemons

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ingredients:

  • Almost 2 Tbsp. of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Sliced Medium Organic Tomato
  • Couple Slices of Unsalted Raw Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. of Melted Raw Butter
  • A Little Bit of Raw Organic Onion
  • 4 Sprigs of Fresh Organic Dill


  1. Remove shell and tail from deveined shrimps.  Slice into smaller bite-sized pieces and put into a bowl.
  2. Juice enough lemons to cover sliced shrimp and let marinate in refrigerator or on counter for 2 hours.
  3. Next, plate marinated shrimp and be sure to squeeze excess lemon juice out of shrimp.
  4. Now make your sauce by blending ingredients (except dill) on medium speed in a small blender.  When your ingredients are combined, stop blending. 
  5. Now you can add in the dill.  Blend on medium high for a few seconds and turn up to extra high speed for about 20 seconds to extract the esters from the dill.
  6. Stop blending and pour the shrimp cocktail sauce over your marinated shrimp.  Add garnishes like hot or sweet peppers if you so desire.

I'm sure you've noticed that Aajonus does not use a fancy blender or Vitamix to blend his sauces.  He created this unique technique to prevent oxidation which he says occurs with high speed blenders and oxygen.

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.

It can take years to overcome this type of social programming, but for some it will be well worth it!

Nutrients Found on This Raw Food Diet

Sulfur, glutathione, and activator X appear to play a very important role with 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.

One Woman's Experience

Some Advice

This primal diet is like no other and I would watch the videos posted above to get a better understanding of the teachings of Aajonus Vonderplanitz.

You can also buy his books from the link below.  I'm sure Jim will be more than happy to help you.

I believe it will alleviate some of the fear that most people will face with the thought of consuming raw animal foods.

Because I still remember the first time I ate a raw egg, it was terrifying because of my belief system at the time.

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" in Thailand - RIP.

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

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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