Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Translated from Polish by the Czech creator of the best Optimal Diet website:
"Jan Kwasniewski was born in 1937 in Poland. He graduated from the Military Medical Academy and specialised in Physical Medicine. 
For many years he worked in the Military Sanatorium in Ciechocinek as dietician where he introduce famous in Poland and at present all over the world his nutritional method which gives the humans good and long health. This method was named "Optimal Diet" which is the cornerstone to the nutritional theory. The principles of the optimal diet at first shock people because the diet recommends eating large quantities of fats along with a radical cut of carbohydrates. The basic premise is that the dieter should keep the proper proportion among the three fundamental nutrients in food: protein, fat and carbohydrates. He found that the ideal proportion is from 1:2.5:0.5 to 1:3.5:0.5 meaning that with every gram of protein 2.5 to 3.5 grams of fat and half a gram of carbohydrates should be eaten. In another words, optimal nutrition is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet." 

PāNu: paleonutrition - emulating the evolutionary metabolic milieu

Kurt G. Harris MD defines his blog:
"PāNu means paleonutrition. The "paleo" here signifies "old" and not necessarily paleolithic. The PāNu approach to nutrition is grounded on clinical medicine and basic sciences disciplined by knowledge of evolutionary biology and paleoanthropology. The best evidence from multiple disciplines supports eating a pastoral (animal-based) diet rather than a grain-based agricultural one, while avoiding what I call the neolithic agents of disease - wheat, excess fructose and excess linoleic acid."


From 'Fat Head; You've been fed a lot of bologna' the low-carb website of comedian Tom Naughton... Some recipe options Linda’s Low Carb Menus.  Jan’s Sushi Bar,  Kelly the Kitchen Kop,  Atkins RecipesHold the Toast Recipes (by Dana Carpender, who also wrote a low-carb cookbook we use all the time), and  Atkins Diet Recipe Videos from Atkins Diet Geek.

Mark’s Daily Apple

Mark Sisson is an institution in the Paleo world, a position he deserves and maintains in style.

His dietary position in a nutshell:
- fresh, organic, unprocessed food – no junk!
- daily activity – whether it’s the gym or a walk along the beach, it all counts
- plenty of quality sleep
- plenty of water, no soda or sweetened drinks
- antioxidants galore – the key to limiting stress
- a good fish-oil supplement
- lots of essential fats, reckless amounts of vegetables, and clean protein
- time for fun – don’t take anything too seriously – ethical behavior – because what goes around comes around
- taking responsibility for yourself and your life – openness to new things and ideas

Latest in Paleo, The Weekly Paleo Podcast

"This Week in Paleo is a dynamic new blog and weekly podcast. "At the intersection of scientific evidence and evolutionary clues left to us by our ancestors, the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle is a unique approach to nutrition and fitness."
Angelo Coppola, the voice and force behind this Paleolithic diet podcast, is a deep voiced and entertaining joy... each issue is well researched and well produced. In its recent recreation Angelo has three timely podcasts, but for even more see the archives which includes 22 earlier shows.

Paleolithic diet

Paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman dietStone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various human species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the "Paleolithic diet" also refer to the actual ancestral human diet.