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The Paleo Diet hits the Washington Post

January 3, 2010

As the Paleo Diet gathers more and more people, it’s getting more press.  Eventually it will hit a tipping point where it will start an Atkins like craze, but that’s probably 5 – 10 years away. Here’s a piece from today’s Washington Post.  Notice the journalist manage to get in a few of their own pre-programmed viewpoints, but all in all some publicity is better than none.  A little bit more research would discover the numerous blogs and thousands (maybe even tens of thousands) of people who have had success stories with a Paleo lifestyle.

Washington Post Story on Paleo Diet

But, seriously, what if we ate like our Paleolithic ancestors? That would be lots of lean meats, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables; no grains, salt, sugar, legumes or dairy products.

As most of us know, our paleo ancestors went for the more fatty organs and left the lean muscle meat.  The fatty organs are where most of the good nutrients are and our paleo ancestors knew this.   Again, this is just pre-programming that saturated fats are bad, and the only way to eat meat is to eat lean meat.

Depending on where you were, there may not have been an abundance of fruit either and in fact many paleo’ers don’t eat much fruit at all because its quite high in sugar (fructose).

Cordain writes that our Paleolithic ancestors were “lean, fit and free from heart disease and other ailments that plague Western countries.” Now, he adds: “Look at us. We’re a mess. We eat too much, we eat the wrong foods, and we’re fat.”

No argument on that last part.

So even still the journalist instead of reporting just the story has to let their own pre-programming invade what is a very enlightening piece.   Obviously they still believe this is some kind of fad diet, instead of digging deeper where they could have found thousands of stories of people who have changed their health and turned around their health using the Paleo Diet, not to mention the people who have reversed type-2 diabetes.

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