Most of the Furlongs – we had five children – “eat funny” as a friend said. I was going to fix her computer and she kindly offered me lunch – sandwiches – with the question whether I would eat them, because she knew I “eat funny”. Well, none of us eat bread except the pet loving daughter that I have written about.
Our biggest, biggest treat is a sandwich! I suppose that does sound funny. Does it?
We eat no bread, wheat, grains, cereals, oats, no potatoes or anything that humans started to eat when they switched to farming rather than hunting and gathering. We avoid commercially produced anything.
Some of us are stricter than others. Some of us are easily led on the way of damnation and need to be chided. But we all “eat funny” because it makes us feel good. Sometimes having a treat is wonderful.
So those cucumber, pickle and turkey on brown bread sandwiches were just fantastic- best ever! And nobody knew, but me.
Paleo Diet (an ode to the Paleolithic era), dubbed “the caveman diet,” mimics the eating habits of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
“This diet looks at human evolution to see how our genes evolved and recognizes that there’s a mismatch between what our genes expect us to be eating and doing with what we are choosing to do with what we have available to us,” says Mark Sisson, former Ironman and author of The Primal Blueprint. “The Paleo Diet seeks to eliminate processed foods — grains, sugar, and oils like corn, soy, and canola — and gets back to real food, including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, seeds, nuts, and some fruits.”
Following a form of the Paleo Diet he calls the Primal Diet (including raw dairy, which hasn’t been pasteurized or homogenized), Sisson argues that humans are designed to be meat eaters.
“We’ve never in history thrived on a meatless diet,” he says. “The pH of our stomach is acidic and the body balances acidity from meat almost instantaneously in the blood.” Sisson advocates nose-to-tail consumption, similar to that eaten by ancient man, which means consuming all parts of the animal, including such organ meats as the heart and liver. “Organ meats contain nutrients that choicer [muscle] cuts that are typically available today are lacking,” he explains.