the paleo diet
The Paleo diet is based on the consumption of foods presumed to have been the only foods available and eaten by humans during the Paleolithic era (from the beginning of human existence until around 12,000 years ago). It is promoted as a way of improving health.
This is an amazing theory that assumes that our digestive system, and all other organs have not evolved in the past 12,000 years!!!
This diet also assumes that our climate is the same as in those days, and that the food around us is the same. It ignores the current use of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, toxic heavy metals in the air, DDT, radiations, pollution, etc..
Any logical person who tries to compares our current environment, and food supply, with the ones that prevailed 12,000 years ago will invariable come to the conclusion that our world has considerably changed.
what type of food is eaten
There are variations to this diet depending on the Paleo guru you follow.
ALL promote the consumption of animal food + some vegetables, fruits, nuts. Most variation exclude dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oil, and salt?
The high consumption of animal food is questionable when you know that the fat contained in those is difficult to digest, and that it puts considerable strain on the liver. Too much animal fat is in fact one of the main reason why so many people are unhealthy nowadays.
Even though some people have reported a little health benefit after a while on this diet, when they stop the diet they realize that their problems are not gone.
The promotion of animal fat and low consumption of vegetables and fruits is the reason why this strange diet does not work.