The Problem With the Paleo Diet Argument



The Paleolithic period represents just the last 2 million years of human evolution. What did our bodies evolve to eat during the first 90% of our time on Earth?

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For more on the absence of Western diseases in plant-based rural populations, see for example:
• One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic (
• Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet (
• Cavities and Coronaries: Our Choice (

I’ve touched on “paleo” diets in the past (with more to come!):
• Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise (
• Paleolithic Lessons (
• Will The Real Paleo Diet Please Stand Up? (

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