If you really want to know why the Paleo lifestyle works so well
in combating chronic disease, reversing the aging process, and
turning everyday people into fat burning beasts, you'll inevitably
encounter a concept called Evolutionary Mismatch. An evolutionary
mismatch occurs when our body, a collection of trillions of cells
beautifully programmed by millions of years of evolution,
encounters something completely unexpected and descends into chaos.
In the past evolutionary mismatches arose from natural events,
cataclysms like super volcanoes and asteroid impacts, as well as
cyclical climate changes, but these mismatches ultimately spurned
new evolutions and adaptations. Unfortunately for us modern humans,
the radical technological and societal changes that we have
initiated have transformed our world, and have changed so many
things so quickly that our bodies just can't keep up, and
evolutionary mismatches abound.
Eating processed food like substances instead of whole foods is