The words “primal” and “paleo” are usually followed by “diet,” but I don’t really like that word. Deciding to go primal is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. So, the basic idea is this: Humans were designed to eat certain types of food. As hunters and gatherers, eating animal meat and fat, vegetables, berries and other fruits, seeds and nuts, humans were healthy, had lean, toned bodies, and had cavity-free teeth. Then we started farming and consuming foods that needed to be highly processed and altered from their original state in order to be consumed, like wheat and other grains, beans, and sugar. With the consumption of these foods came disease, obesity, and tooth decay. Our bodies were not designed to process these foods. Makes sense doesn’t it? So, why does our government and the food industry try to sell us the lie that fat is bad and whole grain is good? Well, the answer is anyone’s guess, but I have a sneaky suspicion that money is at the root of it all.