By Marybeth Missenda RPh CNS
February 2, 2017
In 2005, Cordain and colleagues proposed that much of today’s chronic ailments were associated with the rapid change in the kinds of foods we are eating in today’s modern culture. Their theory is that our genome has not been able to evolutionarily adapt to the rapidness of our change in diet, to one high in refined sugars, refined grains and refined fats. They referred to this as Evolutionary Discordance. Their work led to a burgeoning exploration of Paleolithic diets as a call to return to a diet which was more evolutionarily recognizable.