Is There Any Scientific Basis To Suggest That The Paleo Diet Is Actually Healthy?
The paleo diet is actually one of the few diets that is based on science. Few (if any) paleo adherents are preaching a literal, "live like a caveman" type of dogma. The paleo lifestyle is about living in a way that is optimal for the modern human animal, viewed through the lens of evolution. The "caveman" thing is the straw-man that haters use to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of studies. If you search for "paleo" or "ancestral" in pub-med you will find a large number of recent studies linking paleo diets with reduced inflammation, blood pressure, lipid profile and glucose tolerance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, weight loss, etc. Gary Taubes and Dr. Peter Attia have created NuSci.org, a non-profit to conduct even more studies on the subject. Part of the caveman straw-man is that "because much of the food our ancestors ate doesn't exist anymore, its impossible to REALLY eat a paleo diet." Nobody argues that the animals and plants in existence now are the same as they were 10,000 years ago. In fact, most of the plants and animals available now aren't the same as they were 50 years ago due to factory farming an Continue reading >>