I tend to geek out on things. Probably because I’m a geek. I’ve been “mostly paleo-ish” for a while, with a very hardcore stint that was eye-opening. It was eye-opening because, although I really didn’t want to, I felt incredible. ( I didn’t want to because I didn’t want to believe that I shouldn’t be eating these things that I loved.) The extrication of grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar from my diet made intuitive sense, just not emotional sense.
I found enough “data-light” to feel good about it. But a doctor friend of mine, an MD, who is much more devoted paleo than I am, just sent me a link to this stat-dense paper looking at several longitudinal studies about the paleo diet. Paleolithic Nutrition – 25 Years Later by Melvin Konner PhD, MD & S. Boyd Eaton MD. (link: paleolithic-nutrition-25-years-later) I’m sharing it, in case there are more data heads out there.
And in case it can talk you into getting rid of grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar. At least mostly.
I am not a doctor. I am not offering medical advice or opinions. I just know this is how I feel best. And that when I eat like this most of the time, I can treat myself, and not have it really fuck me up. Enjoy. Paleolithic Nutrition – 25 Years Later