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25th November 2009, 07:12 AM
This is another suggestion for a topic for Skeptoid. I first heard of it today. The concept is interesting but the conclusions seem doubtful: The diet that we evolved on did not contain cooked grains and many common vegetables (beans and potatoes). These are neolithic additions to the older paleolithic diet and they are not good for us because they contain "toxins". The "paleo" diet sounds like another "golden age" myth but it doesn't sound particularly bad. Except that without grains we would have no ability to feed a fraction of our population. Do you want to look into this Brian?
27th November 2009, 07:31 AM
Well out paleolithic ancestors who made it to adulthood still died a lot from disease and had problems with mal-nutrition (as evidenced from bone tests). They also stayed fit not because they ate a ton of meat, but because they chased that meat for a week over the tundra.
It's just stupid on the surface and personally I'd have to do some research to find support for it against the obvious flaws that one doesn't even need to research to opine.
7th December 2009, 02:34 PM
I honestly can't imagine that "cave man food" would be better than chicken mcnuggets. You can't tell if your hunted creature is manky or not unless it's REALLY rotten when you take it down... At least when you get a really foul mcnugget it bleeds that cancer puss that you think is mayo.
19th December 2009, 03:57 PM
31st December 2009, 02:51 PM
Somehow it has all the sings of another useless fad. In my experience anything with the word 'toxin; in it is a scam.
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