The Paleo Diet has long been touted as a diet that did not contain potatoes, beans or other starchy foods. New research now shows that likely wasn’t the case. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the findings of the 7-year study on the dental plaque and oral microbiome of a 100,000-year old Neanderthal.

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