For a taste of Zuk's arguments: http://www.salon.com/2013/03/10/paleofantasy_stone_age_delusions/ My thoughts: It seems like Zuk is attacking a straw man here. Thinking about our diets from an evolutionary perspective gives us a framework in... (more)
I haven't read the book, but it sounds like Zuk is just suggesting that evolution can happen in a few thousand years. There are some documented cases of this in humans, basically any evolution that has happened in a way that humans can record has... (more)
So, arguing (say, about the paleo diet) should be unhealthy because it raises cortisol levels? Or is it healthy, because arguing releases pent-up tension/aggression and makes you use your noggin (in defense of particularly thorny psychological or... (more)
What are valid criticisms of the paleo diet? Scientific, economic, ethical... the gamut. And by paleo I mean the umbrella term that includes Weston A Price, Primal, Perfect Health Diet, GAPS etc etc.
Hi there, when I looked at the fatty acid profile of cocoa butter I was quite surprised. PUFA 3% MUFA 32% SFA 65% Low in PUFA and lots of saturated fatty acids - actually quite similar to coconut oil (which however comprises more MCTs) But... (more)
(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)
What arguments have you heard that changed your mind and led to a shift in your attitudes/behaviors about a dietary/fitness/medical paradigm that you have been following? What convinced you? Ex. Reading Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet and... (more)
Not that it's terribly important, but I was having a conversation about feeding my 6 month old son his first solid foods, and when I mentioned I was starting with egg yokes, they said "we started with rice cereal and my kids turned out just... (more)
When relatives have said this kind of thing to me, I've realized that they feel that by my making different choices than they did, that I am attacking them, saying that what they did was wrong, or not good enough, and so I would call this a... (more)
My family always bring up the subject and starts arguing against me when it comes to my diet ,when we are gathered. I always try to explain my diet with the argument that humans have eaten this diet for millions of years and that agriculture just... (more)
You say they don't listen to your arguments, so what's the point? Just say you don't want to talk about it and leave it at that. No argument is more compelling than obvious, vibrant health.
Whats the best simple argument for not eating wheat/grains, refined vege o-6 oils, or table sugar and why we need to eat fat/meat? (ie basic paleo) I am hoping for something along the lines of a couple of paragraphs. Easy to understand and... (more)
Now I know there are wonderful sources of information out there about the paleo diet on the net and in books. However, people who are wondering out loud why I'm having a burger without a bun do not want to look up any information. They want... (more)