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Paleo Pioneer S. Boyd Eaton’s Personal Lifestyle

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Dr. Eaton (M.D.) spoke at the last Ancestral Health Symposium about his own diet and exercise program.  He’s 74-years-old and has been following his paleo lifestyle for 30 years.  In this video, Dr. Eaton looks quite fit and is obviously mentally sharp.

He talks about a “weak form” of the paleo diet that would include relatively small amounts of whole grains (e.g., shredded wheat) and dairy (e.g., skim milk).  He doesn’t proscribe beans.  He limits saturated fat, but enjoys red wine.

Dr. Eaton also discusses a “strong form” diet that would cut out the dairy, grains, and probably alcohol.  This is for those with certain diseases of modern civilization, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome, adverse blood lipids, etc.  He didn’t mention diabetes specifically, but I bet he would include it in the list.

He has an impressive daily exercise program that probably takes at least an hour, with weight training on machines plus an aerobics (stationary bike and swimming).

Dr. Eaton supplments with a multivitamin/multimineral (showed a picture of Centrum), EPA/DHA, and fiber (especially soluble fiber).

The video is only 20 minutes long and well worth a look.

Steve Parker, M.D.

h/t Melissa McEwen. (Melissa has the impression the Eaton partakes of whole grains and dairy.  I didn’t hear that in the video but may have missed it.)