Wow! So last night Skye and I went to see the movie “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet” and I gotta say we were pretty damn disappointed! I gave it one thumb up and one down b/c I appreciate the point CJ Hunt was trying to make….he just did it rather poorly!
I was excited for this movie b/c i felt the producers could have really driven home some great info to the public…but that was not so. This movie is essentially attempting to communicate that we come from a 2 million year old history of being meat eaters and foragers….a time in which we thrived. It is trying to give credence to the Paleo diet as well. Through poorly edited interviews with some incredible scientists, authors and anthropologists etc, the creator of this movie is offering what could be a great glimpse into why we should be eating in a Paleolithic manner….the way our ancestors ate and the diet our ancestors thrived on.
We got that point. We also got the point that since homo sapiens started eating grains and less protein and fats, our brains began to deteriorate and the onset of modern day diseases began to develop. Unfortunately this movie could not deliver these messages adequately. Skye and I know a thing or three about nutrition, our history and our diets effect on the body, but for the average person looking to learn a thing or two about these things….it did not deliver and I would not advise spending your money on seeing it.
The movie was poorly shot, poorly edited, overstimulated you in the effects and therefore took away from the message. The people CJ Hunt interviewed are some of my favorite authors etc and he made them sound rather inadequate with the clips he choose.
Instead of seeing this movie, I would suggest checking out the Weston Price Foundation, the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Robb Wolfe’s book “The Paleo Solution” or some of Loren Cordain’s work if you are interested in this info or this way of eating.
This week look for more from me about the Paleo diet, what it’s all about and how to get it right. I will also be teaching a Paleo class this Sept at The Confluence in Berlin, Vt so stay tuned for more info!