Skip to main content

View Diary: Paleo Man Debunks the Paleo Diet (95 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I don't narrow my vision (0+ / 0-)

    To a few specimens from certain places, or that the story begins or ends with Cordain's research. That doesn't dispute his work.

    I do expect that early humans, living in a less populous and developed world, would have benefited from whatever abundance surrounded them, along with the dangers. They wouldn't work too hard or long without a return, so I do expect their diet might have been balanced toward the available, wherever they were. But that's not to say what A ate is better than B, or we shouldn't venture beyond. Lots of heathy food is the product of civilization.

    But that said, I do think that wholesome food in it's natural state (or close to it, if you want to eat nuts) is best.

    Eat to be healthy. Different diets work for different people and I believe that evolution has adapted us to our surroundings, hence, local diets that seem to make some populations thrive may not work well for others.

    Certainly some populations have heredity intolerance others don't have. The daily glass of wine so heathy for much of the world is poison for some Asians lacking the enzymes to digest it, and our high carbohydrate rice diets would lead to obesity in some other populations.

    If I don't eat enough rice or noodles for a couple of days, I find myself getting faint, and without the high fiber of my mostly green dishes, my digestion goes to hell, fast. IOW, my body is conditioned to a certain regimen and changing it has definite effects.

    {Not a sigline. You are hallucinating.}

    by koNko on Fri May 10, 2013 at 03:45:16 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  There are several points here which are mere (0+ / 0-)

      assumptions on your part, but I'm not interested in pursuing this.

      This debate will continue among nutritionists for a long time before the issue is settled.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Fri May 10, 2013 at 11:35:54 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site