Life after Fifty Lean and Clean

The Best Way to Eat”

Currently the behavior and nutritional choices that many humans make in regard to there preventative health are incomparable with there ancient genetic makeup, and the result is sickness and obesity. Evolutionary, historical, anthropological and observational studies ( past and present ) of the hunters-gathers show they did not have Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or other chronic degenerative diseases that afflict our society.


Grains & Sugar

Walk around any town in America and its obvious that we are not eating correctly. As a society, we are the sickest we have ever been. Blame it on fast food, soda, and sweets; however it may surprise you just how much of the modern day diet is made up of foods that our genes are not equipped to handle.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century during the industrial revolution advances in milling and processing introduced the possibility of refining whole grains into refined sugars and stripping them of valuable nutrients like germ and bran.

Since then the amount of refined sugars consumed in the forms of sucrose, glucose, and high fructose corn syrup has increased by 800 percent per capita!


Fats and Protein

Healthy omega-3 fats are present in high amounts in the ancestral diet. The animals our ancient ancestors ate were grass-fed as opposed to grain- fed, and as a result had a fat profile to similar to fish. Its only when an ani- mal is fed food that its designed to eat, like grains, that it begins to store large amounts of saturated fat. A diet high in natural, organic and free- range animals like those eaten by Paleolithic man keeps us healthy and lean and has never been shown to be detrimental to our Health. Loren Cordain, PhD, published a paper in 2002 in the European journal of clinical Nutrition titled “ The paradoxical nature of hunter-gatherer diets”



The dairy industry marketing convinced us that in order to obtain calcium - there is no way around dairy products. Simply put this is not the case.

There are significant calcium contained in many fruits and vegetables like oranges, spinach, and broccoli, all of which contain additional beneficial nutrients like magnesium, potassium, vitamins A & C and folic acid.

Both grains and dairy products represent foods that are genes are not fully tuned to because of the recent introduction into the human diet. This is the main reason that many people have grain and milk sensitivities, as lactose intolerance is on the rise. Furthermore, the high sugar loads of these foods contribute directly to our modern disease states via excessive insulin secretion.

Tommy Tank is a LA based Fitness Expert, Nutrition Consultant, and Founder/Inventor of The TOMMYBELL & Lean & Clean Nutrition.