Monday 2.18.13

The Perfect Human Diet

Have you ever thought about how weird it is that so many people have to get their wisdom teeth pulled? Why would we have teeth back there that aren't supposed to be there? Well, what if the answer was that the size of our jaw is shrinking because of our diet? This weekend Phil and I rented a movie off of  OnDemand called The Perfect Human Diet, which presented this interesting piece of information. It's available for rental on some OnDemand cable programs (in the documentary section), or you can rent it off of YouTube for $3.99. The summary from the website is as follows:

The Perfect Human Diet is an unprecedented global exploration to find a solution to our epidemic of overweight, obesity and diet-related disease - the #1 killer in America. The film bypasses current dietary group-think by exploring modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution; revealing for the first time, the authentic human diet. Film audiences finally have the opportunity to see what our species really needs for optimal health and are introduced to a practical template based on these breakthrough scientific facts.

Whether you're ready to start eating Paleo or just want to hear what the hype is all about, this movie does a great job of presenting the science behind the diet and the obesity epidemic in America in an easy to understand fashion. 

5x5 backsquat

5 min AMRAP
ground to overhead (passing through full squat position)
*passing through the squat = 1 rep, getting the bar overhead = 2nd rep)