Warning! Paleo Could Be As Dangerous As Smoking!
“Oh, what now?”, I thought to myself when I saw today’s google alert!
There were references to not one, but two, articles focusing on the hazards of eating a ‘diet high in meat and eggs’ and yes, comparing the impact of doing so to the negative consequences of smoking cigarettes in terms of the effect each has on longevity.
After reading through both articles, one can take away what they choose, as opposing viewpoints are presented. Varying studies are referenced, citing that different age groups might be affected in different ways, but the headline that reads ‘People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggest’ really makes me cringe.
Statements like that usually indicate that the principles of a modern, True Paleo diet as we know it, from the work of Drs. S. Boyd Eaton, MD and Dr. Loren Cordain, may not have been what the researchers were really looking at.
How can one propose that eating loads of fresh veggies and some fruit, olive oil, avocado and coconut oil and wild salmon or grass fed beef leads to diabetes? As if eating more refined carbohydrates would be helpful in preventing such diseases? And the same regime would be more likely to predispose one to getting Cancer compared to if they added GMO-laden bread and hormone-filed, low fat dairy to their meals?
Sadly, one need only look at the corresponding picture (above) published with the first article in The Guardian to realize what type of (not) food was used as an (inaccurate) representation of Paleo cuisine. In all four plates, barely a hint of anything green… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
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