If you would like to have an idea of how most of the population feels about the Paleo Diet, link to this website / blog. Over 40% of the people that participated in this poll felt that the Paleo Diet was a fad. This seems astonishing to me. However, you decide to name it, or classify it, the concept behind this diet is that you eat real foods, or those that have not been processed.
Real foods were all that were available to early man. The conveniences of modern society and readily available food are only recent additions to mankind. Over all of these years, mankind has been able to maintain a state of health that is relatively devoid of chronic disease. In fact, up until the last two centuries, the major causes of death were age and infection. This leads us to ask what is different. The two obvious answers to this are diet and lifestyle.
Let’s say that you don’t buy into any of the above statements. What you cannot ignore is science. The medical literature continues to support the notion that diet high in refined foods, which typically are grains and sugars, and those foods high in inflammatory fatty acids are the ones that promote chronic disease. I know from my experience of looking at labs in numerous patients, that those that maintain a more or less whole food or real food Paleo Diet are the one that show the greatest improvements and maintenance of their health.
As for me, I’m going Paleo!