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Doctors, nutritionists, authors and entrepreneurs from 4 countries share why they choose to go against conventional health wisdom to promote paleo. The film also reflects on how they were profoundly transformed by the lifestyle beforehand.

Customer Reviews

Skeptical

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cazsali
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2016-01-17
I've lost 16kg (162 pounds to 126 pounds) in 12 months from hugely cutting down on sugar and carbohydrates, so I totally agree with how those two food groups in particular contribute to significant and sustained weight gain.
However, the problem with the "paleo" way of thinking is that it's massively underpinned by the natruallistic fallacy (i.e, if it's natural then it MUST be good). It's great to see these people have introduced more variety and balance into their diets, but it almost seems like they've just gone from one end of the spectrum all the way to the other end. There is a case for balance!! Of course you don't eat a diet 70% made of carbohydrates, but it also doesn't mean you can't have the odd bit of bread, cake or sugar every now and again alongside your healthy way of living.
I also found the bit on exercise far too extreme - I understand that they're trying to appeal to how our ancestors lived, but that by no means demeans other forms of perfectly reasonable exercise like running or swimming, etc. I don't understand why climbing a tree is going to be significantly better for your health than doing weights or a run at the gym.
Great documentary if you want more of an insight into this way of thinking - it's just far too "absolute" for me....

Learn more about Paleo!

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Ne13-10
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2016-01-09
A great idea - with many people of different backgrounds discussing their reasons for going Paleo and how their lives were transformed. I especially was interesting in learning more about meat and saturated fat and those topics were discussed in depth, with some interesting research and scientific discussion. Eating as nature intended has to be the way to go...

A fantastic film!

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Just Chill
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2016-01-09
A remarkable film, evidence-based and documenting the successes of a Paleo lifestyle. Not just diet, but fitness and following a more natural approach to health. Great for newcomers as well as those who are sceptical and want more details about this approach. Highly recommended!

Pseudoscientific claptrap

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Dan_P.
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2016-01-04
If you look hard enough you can find an 'expert' to promote any idea. Paleo has no grounding in science, and is based on nothing more than wishful thinking and logical fallacy.
There is a reason that we live far longer nowadays.
If you prefer to get your health advice from the 'man down the pub' then you might like this. If, however, you prefer your healthcare and diet plans to be based on rigorous and well-conducted evidence you'd do well to steer clear.