Paleo Diet is BS? Pardon Me?


It really caught my attention yesterday when my google alert notified me of an article entitled ‘Sorry, Neo Cavemen, But Your Paleo Diet Is Pretty Much Bullshit‘.

I just had to read it…

First, a reference to letting people make their own food choices- letting vegans be vegans, let those who choose to be gluten free, be gluten free and so on, unless, per the author:

“we’re talking about the paleo diet, which we can all agree is a dumb diet for dumb people who all need to be told how dumb they are.”

Continuing along, a recommendation that Paleo may be perfect for you “If you’re a man who wears toe shoes and keeps his hair in one of those greasy half-ponytails.”

And of course,  there had to be a reference to the TED talk given by Christina Warinner of the University of Zurich.

I agree that you’re never going to please anyone, and while I am a fan of trying different methods of eating as part of all of our paths to finding our best fit (as evidenced by my own 2 yr stint as a vegan), one thing I’m not so keen on is the angry-bashing attempt of things that are not in line with my own personal way of thinking and approach to healthy paleo living.

To each his own, I suppose.

I would like to point out to the author, however, that there are many people for whom the Paleo diet and lifestyle is a perfect fit for who are not ‘men wearing toe shoes and greasy pony tails’… (one is pictured above).

Just sayin!