Well, the video will likely be available later, but Dr Oz has his "prehistoric" diet up on his website. Some of his diet "highlights" include:
So, what do you think: good, bad, or indifferent?
Okay, dumb question, no one here is going to think it's good. Me, I suppose it's a bit of a mixed bag (it's nice to see any emphasis on real food over processed) and perhaps there's a bit of "any media is good media" re getting the word out.
Update, 10/31: The video is now available.
Maybe he's talking about the pre-history in the land of Oz, where lions can talk and tin men can walk...
This is what happens once a movement begins to grow too big and too strong to ignore: the mainstream attempts to dilute and co-opt it. I've warned about this before:
Remember that people don't get TV shows by accident. Our government spends tens of billions of dollars every year subsidizing the production of corn, soy, and wheat, leading to hundreds of billions of dollars in profit for the companies that produce "food" made from processed corn, soy, and wheat...
...and who buy so many of the television advertisements.
And let's not even mention the millions of fat and sick people that such a diet creates. Not only does this provide a consistent audience for Dr. Oz - it provides unimaginable profit for the drug companies who buy the rest of the television advertisements.
See how that works?
Expect this trend to continue.
This is not the last time some dingbat will attempt to jump on the paleo bandwagon and completely miss the point. It's all part of the growing paleo trend.
Based on your highlights, it's thinly veiled vegan diet. Minimal protein, and get it from beans, not meat. Get calcium from soy, not dairy (yeah, I know, not technically paleo regardless). Fats should be PUFA, not saturated...
Is it better than most SAD diets? Yes. Is it anywhere near optimal? Nope.
I saw him telling an obese woman that she could lose 30lbs in a year by taking 3 spoons of her ice cream out of her bowl every night. Why didn't I think of that?
I think this is a new anti paleo strategy. There was a post on here earlier this week about an NPR article (forgive me for not adding the link as Im on my cellphone) in which a dietitian was taking the neolithic food vs paleo foods arguement a step further saying that we should go back to a time before we had tools to hunt with and not eat meat. I believe we were warned by many that the arguement of this diet is optimal because this is how our ancestors ate would not be good one. Now we have a veganized misconstruing of this concept.
For those of us former raw vegans, this is old hat. Many raw vegans use all kinds of arguments about veganism being the original human diet. It's probably the most popular type of argument on raw forums. Thank god some folks created http://www.beyondveg.com/ and put these arguments to rest.