I'm glad you fine folks talked me into listening!
I took notes and random thoughts, so I will just paste them. This part was specifically his defense of starches (20%) based on good data from real Paleo sites and the % carbs in mothers milk, adjusted for an adults requirements. I know this has low carb folks up in arms about "Safe starches" so this is what I'm listening for...
Jaminet makes lots of very well thought out points of interest to people interested in how to eat better. It's well worth listening too because the stuff you agree with far outweighs the stuff you don't.
I don't buy the breast milk hypothesis. (We should live on 20% carbs because babies have a certain percent from breast milk, adjusted to adult requirements)
I don't think Jaminet mentioned the possibility that maybe an infants digestive system is not developed enough (since they haven't had a steak yet), and they need the carbs from mothers milk initially. Natural development of the digestive system eventually takes place and 20% from food is not such a fixed requirement.
He's not taking into account that adults have other ways to make glucose besides following a food percent rule. Nature provides.
He makes a good case for evolutionary and physical evidence for Paleo folks eating 20% starches, in terms of total calories. Also, good point that humans did not evolve by getting their protein from plants. Take that, vegans.
Low carbers are not buying his safe starches thing. They are trying to change their weight. Jaminet goes through his whole defense of the optimal human diet without mentioning the modern problem of weight loss for people that ate crap for years and want to fix it.
Jaminet is talking about the optimal human diet for the optimal human. Dieters have a different set of things to focus on.