In this program I look once again at our food choices and see if they are matched by our biology.
In program 4, Food From First Principles, I showed that our dental anatomy is primitive and has not adapted to meat consumption like the chimpanzee has.
Program 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMc5RdPahiE
In this program we will look at how different animals stand up against atherosclerosis, a chronic degenerative disease in humans. Can our dietary origins explain this physiological problem?
What is the optimal anthropoid primate diet?
Incisor-molar relationships in chimpanzees and other hominoids: implications for diet and phylogeny
The Selfish Gene
Harpers Biochemistry (24th ed)
Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
By age 10, nearly all kids have fatty streaks in their arteries This is the first sign of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Galemys, 16 (nº especial): 101-113, 2004, ISSN: 1137-8700,
DIET OF THE WILD BOAR IN THE FRENCH ALPS
ERIC BAUBET1, CHRISTOPHE BONENFANT1-2 AND SERGE BRANDT
Primate Info Net, The Long Tailed macaque
Dietary shift of an invasive predator: rats, seabirds and sea turtles
The Pictorial Guide To The Living Primates
Heart disease is common in humans and chimpanzees, but
is caused by different pathological processes
Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU