Sure, you might not trust this guy with advice on how to put on lipstick properly, but he sure knows a heck of a lot more about what to eat in order to not die from a heart attack.
What Can We Learn from the Kitavans?
by Harriet Hall
Posted by Harriet Hall on September 10, 2013 ( Comments)
A Swedish researcher, Staffan Lindeberg, has been studying the inhabitants of Kitava, one of the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea. He claims that sudden cardiac death, stroke, and exertion-related chest pain never occur in Kitava; and he attributes this to their eating a Paleolithic diet.
The Kitava Study provides food for thought; it doesn’t provide enough justification to recommend either a Kitavan diet or a standard “Paleolithic diet” over other healthy diets.
Hi5 to all the moms out there like my own who have known better than to let their children eat a bunch of sugary sweet highly processed foods. As it turns out, without much surprise, The societies who are the largest consumers of these types of foods are also the ones that are leading the heart attack and diabetes epidemics.