The Paleo Ploy
Paleo Project Questions (the link to the video is below)
The Paleolithic diet appears to have replaced the Atkins diet is the low-carb champion of the day. The problem is that few people look critically at what seems on the surface to be a logical supposition: we should turn away from civilized foods and eat like our Paleolithic ancestors in order to be healthy. But just what does that mean? What is the Paleolithic Period? Which ancestors are we talking about? And what relevance does it have today?
The voiceover PowerPoint will help you take a critical look at some of these questions and some of the claims made by advocates of the Paley oh diet.
Following are some questions that you can answer after your own thoughtful consideration. Like the Pima project, this is an exercise in being skeptical.
What is the basic premise of the Paleo Diet?
What foods does the Palo Diet say to avoid and why?
Are there any flaws in this reasoning? What are they?
How does evolution fit with the Paleo Diet, or does it?
Would an athlete benefit from the Paleo Diet?
What distinguishes the Paleo diet from other low-carb popular diets, i.e. The Atkins Diet, ketogenic diets, the South Beach diet?
How do you distinguish popular diets from nutritional science? Where do you look? How do you evaluate an idea that is presented to you as scientific fact?