PRIMAL: Taking a swipe at the paleo diet

Friday, March 29, 2013

http://www.alternet.org/food/popular-paleo-diet-bunch-baloney?page=0%2C3&akid=10235.1122391.8sa7Wx&rd=1&src=newsletter813955&t=3

Food
AlterNet / By Jill Richardson
Is the Popular ‘Paleo Diet’ a Bunch of Baloney?
The Paleo diet might be more successful in generating profit for its proponents than producing health for its followers.

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Long story short, while many aspects of the paleo diet are uncontroversial and beneficial, like increasing fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, switching to pasture-raised meat, and cutting out processed foods, the overall premise of the diet as well as some of its key components appear based on pseudoscience and unsubstantiated claims. But, you might notice that many of the most popular, well-known paleo diet Websites sell books, diet plans and memberships. It appears that this diet might be more successful in generating profit for its proponents than producing health for its followers. 

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Well, their arguments certainly penetrated my thinking.

I can’t say that I’m a “good paleo”. Heck, I’m probably not even a “bad” one.

I have replaced water for ALL soda — diet or otherwise.

I have virtually eliminated the “pink stuff”.

I have been eating more salad, bananas, and organic apples.

I have been eating a LOT LESS pizza.

Beer and pizza is still my weakness!

Argh!

One thing’s for sure, they aren’t making any money from me.

Maybe it will be better for me, it can be worse. Can it?

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