Seriously Stoneage

Stoneage Month - Small Groups

stoneage month - small groups


What it is

This is a 30 day experiment with the stoneage, or paleolithic diet. During the 30 days we will all adhere strictly to the stoneage diet guidelines, and meet regularly to discuss and monitor our progress. More details about why you might want to do this and a general outline of the research process here.

Altogether there will be five 1.5 hour meetings over the course of the 30 days. In brief, each meeting will combine an opportunity to share what you are experiencing, and how you are managing (including recipe tips!), along with a more structured teaching about the nutritional theory, and health issues.

Over the course of the 30 days we will explore:

5 Weekly Meetings at Urban Fringe Dispensary

Session 1

Introduction: The Stoneage Perspective

An evolutionary approach to health and wellness.

Outline of the course and research process.

What might happen in the first week

Introductory talk on the nature of appetite and cravings.

Session 2

carbohydrates and the dance of hormones.

Some insights into what we might have experienced in the first week.

A detailed look at the health benefits of eliminating grains and other food products of civilisation.

Gluten sensitivity, phytates, lectins and other anti-nutrients.

Insulin Vs. Glucagon Vs. Cortisol

Remembering the goals:

  • Lowering base insulin
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Better health
  • Better perfomance

Session 3

Fats, Oils and Inflammation

What are fats and why are they essential?

bad fats, prostaglandins, and inflammation.

Getting the right fats in your diet.

Cholesterol myths.

Session 4

Appetite and Cravings

Exploring the gut/brain connection.

Gut bacteria.

Reward centres: liking and wanting; satiation and repletion.

Session 5

Continuing the Inquiry

Developing Your Knowledge.

What’s up with dairy products and legumes?

Reintroducing foods, methods of self-observation.

Developing local resources and creating a community

Doing the right kind of exercise



A List of foods on the menu this month

This is not the total list - you can probably find more things to add to it!

Meat

Chicken, duck, turkey, pigeon, venison, lamb, pork, beef

Fish

Salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines, cod, haddock, prawns, pilchards

Veg

Starch: Sweet potatoes and other yams, squashes, parsnips, turnips, swedes, pumpkins

Greens: Kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, brussels sprouts

Others: Tomatoes, avocados, beetroots, celery, onins, garlic, leeks, aubergines

Fruit

Apples, pears, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, berries, grapes, figs

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews

Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, hemp, psillium

The rest

Eggs

Mushrooms

Vinegar, except malt vinegar

Oils: Olive, coconut, clarified butter (ghee)

Herbal teas, green tea