Monday, May 05, 2014
Reading this article today, which was nutritional gobbledygook, I am reminded how much I love prehistory. This excerpt will totally explain why,
"The best catch-all (the Paleo Diet)...
very little fruit, almost no grains, a lot of meat ...
as you pound away at your treadmill, imagining yourself the predator of
the steak you will later eat. Adherents (say) our
stone-age ancestors were much healthier than us, having no problems with
obesity, cancer ... .
Pedants point out that the posthumous diagnosis of cancer was pretty
patchy until the discovery of the disease in circa 1600BC ...; and, furthermore, that many ancestors were
cut off in their prime by other factors (dinosaurs!), and it is
impossible to tell how fat they would have become had they lived to (say 34)..."
Serendipitously, I have stated to re-read the Devil Dinosaur omnibus last night. Just kind of awesome in its fact-free caloric-filled goodness.