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Recently you have probably heard the term “Primal” used, most often interchangeably with “Paleo.” You might know a little about Paleo, but is it the same as Primal? If not, what are the differences between the two.
Primal – Is based on the Paleo diet, but with some tweaks and philosophical differences. The primary difference is that Primal is not a diet, but a lifestyle. It is the more holistic approach to health encompassing mind, body and sole. Primal is the melding of our ancient ways of eating, movement and engaging in mindfulness.
When it comes to the diet nuances, Primal believes in the primary eating concepts, but allows small amounts of organic preferably raw dairy products. In addition, Primal believes in eating fairly large amounts of saturated fats found in animal meats, dairy products and coconut oil.
What is important to understand is that Primal and Paleo, though not truly interchangeable, definitely play in the same playground. Can you be Paleo and Primal? Absolutely! I believe, though different, they coexist in the same genre and belief of optimal health.
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A just-released study of nearly 15,000 men over the age of 50 suggests that taking a daily supplemental multi-vitamin could reduce rates of cancer by about eight percent. Dr. Michael Gaziano, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and lead author of the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Our study shows a modest but significant benefit in cancer prevention.”
So if a multivitamin prevents cancer because it provides a mix of nutrients similar to food, why not just eat more fruits and vegetables? Diets high in fruits and vegetables have been shown in observational studies to reduce the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Sadly only 1.5 percent of the public gets the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables, according to Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center.