A little bit about me:
I am a neurosurgeon and currently direct The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado and The Chiari Care Center in Aurora, Colorado. In addition to providing surgical services for persons with neurosurgical disorders, we advise many of our patients to return to the original human diet.
For over 20 years, I have been interested in species and ecosystem protection, which, together with my long interest in human evolution and human health, led me to develop the PaleoTerran blog in October 2010. The site is based on the philosophy that human health and planetary health are interrelated and both must be nourished.
My hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, and occasional photography.
Once agriculture and animal husbandry were introduced, humankind rapidly multiplied and eventually spread to every corner of Earth. While our modern world is based on the success of the agricultural revolution, diseases that had little or no effect on our Paleolithic ancestors now visit us frequently: heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia and more. We have become conditioned to view these diseases as a normal part of life. Are we causing these disorders? Have we sufficiently tampered with our original diet and physical health and put our children’s and our own future at risk?
Our challenge is to find a path that allows the human spirit to continue to flourish while, at the same time, recapture the health we appear to have lost and protect the Earth on which life depends.
John Oró, MD
Telephone: (303) 481-0035
1444 South Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012