The theoretical case for paleo is excellent.

Could you provide some solid evidence? I've never found something that didn't crumble at the first investigation.

I can't back up any of this with solid citations but: If our ancestors have been eating a food for a very long time that's Bayesian evidence that the food is safe. We have been eating meat for so long that it seems likely parts of us are dependent on stuff we can get only from meat. Cancer, heart disease, and strokes seem to be mostly diseases of civilization that were relatively rare among hunter-gatherers who ate their traditional diets. Things go really badly for hunter-gatherers who switch from their traditional diets to modern diets. Wheat is che... (read more)

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments

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