Dr. Arthur Agatston, the creater of the South Beach diet, was on CBS News the other day on a real gluten free promotion. No mention of Paleo in the piece but he’s sounding like he’d be very comfortable with a paleo diet. That’s a big high profile proponent for raising gluten sensitivity awareness!
Monthly Archive: November 2011
Bloomberg published a story titled Fatty Foods Addictive Like Cocaine in Growing Body of Scientific Research in which they discuss the numerous studies linking sugary foods and drinks to addictive behavior in animals. OK, we’ve been saying this for awhile now but they consistently refer to these foods as “Fatty” foods. This is very misleading to people who are getting mixed messages about foods high in fat being unhealthy. I think a much better headline would have been mine above. Sugary processed foods are what are addictive. Wouldn’t this have been much more informative and dare I say, controversial? Grab attention and wake people up! Hearing “fatty” foods are bad is nothing new and most people won’t even bother reading the article. We’re trying to correct decades of bad science on what causes heart disease and careless articles aren’t helping matters. I guess I’m just a little bit sensitive on the topic.
U.S. News & World Report posted a story today titled “What makes a Healthy Diet?” and once again tows the government line on requirements for grains and dairy. It’s certainly a well meaning article pointing out the desperate attempts to lose weight can often come at the expense of the dieter’s health. But in blindly following the governmental guidelines, the author is contributing to the confusion and cover up of the key health issues we face today. They list the diets in order of nutritional completeness with Paleo near the bottom. Then, when you look at the details, they point out that the paleo diet significantly exceeds the recommended level of; Fiber Vitamin B-12 Potassium And it’s beneficially lower in SALT! So what’s the knock? They assume you will likely fall short of the amount of calcium recommended by 30-50%. Sounds like an advertisement for fortified cereal will be popping up any moment… Then they point out low vitamin D. Yes most Americans are deficient in vitamin D but if you’ll just go outside once in awhile… Okay seriously, ever hear of fish? eggs? liver? mushrooms? And don’t forget cheese. So really what it comes down to is the ratio…