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 the paleo diet, in that 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. 

And 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 these hunter-gatherer years.

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 foods that a primitive man would have been able to hunt down or gather such as berries.  And it is widely believed that they did not cook their food.

Foods Allowed On The Primal Diet

  • Raw Grass Fed Meats
  • Raw Pastured Pork
  • Raw Pastured Poultry
  • Raw Grass Fed Organ Meats
  • Organic High Meats
  • Raw Wild Caught Seafood
  • Raw Grass Fed Whole Cow & Sheep Milk
  • Raw Grass Fed Unsalted Cheese
  • Raw Organic Goat Milk
  • Raw Grass Fed Butter & Cream
  • Raw Cultured Dairy Foods
  • Organic & Green Vegetables Juices
  • Raw Organic Coconut Cream
  • Organic Raw Fruits
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Alkalized Water such as Mineral Water
  • Raw Pastured Chicken & Duck Eggs
  • Raw Organic Quail Eggs
  • Raw Wild Caught Fish Eggs
  • Raw Soaked Organic Nuts
  • Organic Cold-Pressed Olive Oil

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.
  • 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 meat and fats that are raw produce no toxic effects.
  • Raw meat and other raw animal foods digest more easily and efficiently. 
  • Heating will denature proteins and fats in animal foods.
  • Raw fats bind to the toxins in the body, which are then more easily transported out of the body.
  • Eating vegetables should be mostly avoided as we cannot digest cellulose very well. 
  • However, juiced lower sugar fruits and vegetables are recommended for vitamins and minerals.  And to alkalize the body.
  • Eat only 1 sweet fruit a day to avoid creating sticky blood.
  • However, raw dairy foods (butter, cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, & kefir) can make up 60 to 70% of this diet.
  • Salt is a poison (not sodium found in foods) and raw cheese should only be eaten unsalted.
  • 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.

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 live. 

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

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.  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 listen to the audio posted above (School of Life with Aajonus Vonderplanitz) to get a better understanding of how to eat raw foods before embarking on this diet.

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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