In reality, virtually no one today practices anything close to a true Stone Age diet and no one at all practices such a diet perfectly. When was the last time you saw a mammoth?When the Paleo diet label is used to justify a diet of sausages and bacon cheeseburgers, the concept has wandered well off the reservation. When used as guidance away from processed foods and toward a diet based on a variety of plants, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish and lean meats preferably wild game, it is eminently reasonable, and no doubt a vast improvement, over the typical American diet. Stone Agers did a lot more running than we do and most certainly did not run on Dunkin’!We don’t know that even a well-practiced Paleo diet is the ”best” choice for health, as compared to a Mediterranean diet, a traditional Asian diet, a mostly-plant diet, or a well-balanced vegan diet. We do know that a population of some 7 billion people cannot eat as much meat as a population in the millions did, without doing the irreparable harm to the planet that is already far advanced.

read more David Katz, M.D.: The Paleo Diet: Can We Really Eat Like Our Ancestors Did?.

Maanantaisotureitten luvussa Pullasorsasta Cityrusakoksi kirjoitan paleoruokavaliosta; lukua kirjoittaessani en tiennyt lääketieteen tohtori Daniel Katzin ajatuksista, mutta aika lailla samoihin johtopäätöksiin näytämme tulleen. Minäkin kritisoin tulkintaa, jonka mukaan kivikauden ihminen olisi ollut erittäin vähähiilihydraattisesti ja runsaasti lihaa syövä. Kaikkein valistunein oletus on, että kivikauden ihminen söi monipuolisesti kaikkea omalla asuinalueellaan syötäväksi kelpaavaa.