Monday, May 06, 2013

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner TED TALK

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU - YouTube

A beautiful expert debunking of the myths that the popular Paleo diet fad is built on that claims we need to ditch grains and eat mainly meat at a TED Talk at TEDxOU

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Leading UK nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says  "yes processed,  refined grains have a big part to play in the demise of health and rise of chronic disease but so too does modern processed meat. Ditching all grains in favour of meat and dairy for optimal health is delusional. Wholegrain wholemeal foods come with fibre and a host of vitamins and minerals especially B vitamins they are a much more useful food group than meat to combat the problems caused by our modern diet."

"This is a clear case of a little bit of knowledge is dangerous. All the evidence is pointing to a meat based diet is dangerous and increases risk and a plant based diet reduces risk. Yes if you ate wild rabbit and mountain grass fed goat or Scottish wild salmon then you'd likely end up with a better ratio of essential fats but how many people on a paleo diet eat that sort of meat? The evidence from the biggest studies show eating at least 8 portions of veg and fruit a day is the best way to reduce risk of chronic disease"

1 comment:

Everybodyknows said...

"All the evidence is pointing to a meat based diet is dangerous and increases risk"

"The evidence from the biggest studies show eating at least 8 portions of veg and fruit a day is the best way to reduce risk of chronic disease"

"The moon landings were a hoax"

Without a reference to the supporting studies such statements are little more than wild opinion/propaganda. I would never publish an article without the references. How else are readers supposed to critique the facts? Quoting an 'expert' is no excuse - you should demand they provide refences. Most times such comments are based on poor quality studies which have been misinterpreted by the 'experts' prejudice.

I challenge you to provide a single reference to any study that has demonstrated eating any number portions (let alone 8) of veg per week leads to health improvements.