Thursday, June 9, 2016

Paleo Myths

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Anyone eating wholesome, real food heard of the Paleo Diet or lifestyle. People often criticize this lifestyle with popular statements. 

Here are the most popular Paleo Myths:

The one I hear frequently:  “Cavemen Only Lived Until They Were 35.”  

Here's a good scientific reply to such an argument: 
"Children were especially vulnerable to all kinds of diseases and infections that we can now prevent with vaccines or cure with antibiotics: due to the incredible advances in modern medicine, the child mortality rate in the United States today is 0.639%. Paleolithic child mortality is almost unimaginable to us."
Another popular statement I hear is: It's not good to eliminate a whole food group.

I believe we really need to ask ourselves are grains really an essential food group by itself? Many doctors, including Dr. William Davis, author of "Wheat Belly", are starting to believe it isn't. 

Mark Sisson states in his blog post:
“An unfortunately large number of people are forced to subsist on grains as a staple, because they’re cheap and plentiful and calories are scarce, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to eat. Grains aren’t necessary if you have access to plenty of fresh animals and plants.”
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Have you heard any other statements disputing the Paleo Lifestyle?

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