What Is True Paleo?

I saw this comic on a friend’s Facebook page and I just had to turn it into the topic of a blog post.

While I’m not one to represent the caveman approach to True Paleo, I must say that this sketch really hits the nail on the head.

The purpose of a True Paleo regime, per Dr. Loren Cordain is “based upon the fundamental concept that the optimal diet is the one to which we are genetically adapted.”

The idea is to mimic what our ancestors ate (what they could hunt, gather and forage) with foods easily available to us in our grocery stores, farmer’s markets and our own back yards.

Plants and animals.

That’s it.

Take a step back and look at how silly this is getting!  Taking once-healthy, natural foods, refining them, taking them out of balance and sticking on a Paleo sticker is not the idea.

Eat food. Don’t it things that are not food. And move.

And please refer to Dr Cordain’s work if you have a question about what’s real and what’s not.  Sure, peruse the work of all the other people in the Paleo sphere, and decide for yourself how Paleo you want to be, but at least educate yourself first so you can make informed decisions before trying something that’s more faux Paleo and stating to the world that Paleo doesn’t work.