At the age of thirty-three, Ray Audette was diagnosed with diabetes. This was devastating as he'd already been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for more than twelve years and walked with a cane. Tired of being sick all the time, and unhappy with what his doctors said couldn't be cured, he decided to school himself on these disorders. As a result of his research, he developed an interest in Paleolithic nutrition-a natural diet based on the science of what our Stone Age ancestors ate before the development of agrarian societies.

He then started on this diet, and although he expected positive results, he was astounded by the improvement he saw in just one week. His blood-sugar levels were normal, and within a month his arthritic pain was gone, his muscle tone had improved, and he'd lost twenty-five pounds.

His mission then became to share this information, so he developed NeanderThin, a simple plan for achieving a healthy weight, and most important, a healthy body.