The Perfect Human Diet

The Perfect Human Diet

Welcome to Open Range, I’m KayDee Gilkey. Stay tuned because after the break I’ll check in with our field reporter, Greg Martin for the AgriBeef Minute.

Thanks KayDee. What do you consider the perfect diet for the human animal? CJ Hunt has released a new documentary called the Perfect Human Diet and he talks about why he chose the topic.

HUNT: It actually started in 1978 when I was 24 years old and I went jogging one day and had a cardiac arrest and dropped dead. I was rescued and came out the other side with a whole laundry list of things not to do. That evoked a real passion for wanting to be healthy and take care of myself.

His career as a broadcast journalist led him dig more deeply into the subject.

HUNT: One of the lessons my dad always said, he said Charlie when you are trying to get down to the answer of something it’s often good to step back and go back to the beginning; that human history. Are there any clues? Was there a time when we were healthier? If we were, what were we eating? This journey and this treasure hunt really turned out much different that I had expected.

I don’t want to spoil the documentary for you but new science is showing us exactly what our ancestors ate.

HUNT: It really turned out to be a fascinating discovery because it’s not what our conventional wisdom is advocating now. Up until the last 10-thousand years humans ate wild plant and animal foods. And primarily large animals. Red meat animals. On our modern times equivalent would be beef.

For more details go to I’m Greg Martin and that’s today’s AgriBeef Minute.

Thanks Greg. Don’t forget Greg will be back each Wednesday with the AgriBeef Minute. Agri Beef Co - Real Families, Great People, Exceptional Beef. I’m KayDee Gilkey.   

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