A couple of weeks ago I was at a restaurant when I heard a man behind me tell his friends, “My wife is on that Paleo diet.” I thought, “Ugh, when will this madness end?” If you look back in my files, you’ll know that I have written out about the craziness of this diet before and why it’s not a great idea for your overall health nor is it sustainable for our planet. Plus, it’s just not possible to emulate! Today I came across Christina Warinner on TEDxOU. This is a MUST see for anyone interested in the Paleo diet and really want to know about its original source.
From TED Fellows I got the following information about Christina:
Christina Warinner has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. She is a biomolecular archaeologist who uses tissue samples from ancient skeletons and mummies to research how humans have evolved to adapt to changing diets, diseases, and environments over the last 10,000 years. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich where she applies advanced genomics and proteomics methods to the direct investigation of archaeological human remains. She is currently managing a number of projects around the world, dividing her time between laboratory research in Oklahoma and Zurich and fieldwork in the high Himalayas.
Enough said, Christina knows her stuff! Enjoy the next 22 minutes!