I think Gary Taubes is getting better and better at communicating the science questions and research without apologizing for the possibility that the reader may have to think to understand the facts and hypotheses, as some Paleo writers seem to be fond of. It was "Good Calories, Bad Calories" that started my journey toward Paleo, though it took me a long time to get past the thought "Nothing good can come from a book that has such a goofy title." I'm currently reading his more recent book mentioned in the NY Times author footnote, so it was a fine coincidence to notice the link here to the article. I sent the link to all of my cake, doughnut, juice, smoothie, candy loving coworkers at the CA Dept of Public Health. Gary mentioned cigarettes and alcohol, so I used that hook to lure my tobacco control mates. Gary is my hero, seriously.
Have I stopped eating fructose? No. Do I limit fructose and think about how much I might have eaten as a hunter gatherer (before apples and strawberries were made huge and before Dole made pineapple so flocking sweet)? Yes, I'm thinking seasonal, local, and occasional, and I'm thinking what a sissie I am around bees--not likely I would ever get honey from a hive. I believe we're meant to get fatter from fruit when fruit is in season, AND we are meant to lose that fat over the winter when fruit and many vegetables are naturally gone.
Of course, if I extend the hive-raid logic to the likelihood that I'll ever kill the meat I eat, I will starve. I'm still quite far from having all of this recent learning sitting comfortably together in my thoughts.