Like many of you, I would like my loved ones who don't eat/live a primal lifestyle to follow my lead. With that in mind, what's the "primal" take on the French Paradox?
My husband, who is French, eats white bread with every meal, pastries, a ton of cheese, alcohol, and butter, along with the healthier veggies and meats that I eat. His only regular exercise is swimming 20 minutes, 2-3x/week, along with irregular skiing and hiking. Yet, he's in great shape, and has healthy cholesterol/blood sugar/etc. I can hardly argue that his health is in danger... I mean, is it?
So is the French Paradox just good genes? When I ate like he did -- and not over-ate, I assure you -- I developed insulin resistance.