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Robb Wolf discusses the Paleo diet and health issues

I urge everyone to actually listen to the clip.

Robb Wolf - “I became very ill eating a vegan diet. I had ulcerative colitis, IBS and a host of other problems. I had started eating a vegan diet thinking this was a healthy way of eating. At the time, I was a research biochemist, and someone suggested that my problems might be resolved with the adoption of an ancestral (Paleo) way of eating. Within a few weeks of adopting a Paleo diet, my ulcerative colitis was gone, as were my other health concerns. I’ve been eating this way for 15 years now and have experienced better health than at any previous point in my life. Although the Paleo diet advocates the consumption of animal products, it is a thoughtful way of eating congruent with both ethics and sustainability, and I make this a large part of the education I provide.”

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Debunking the paleo diet:

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Thank for the video

Interesting. I think more and more people are beginning to wake up and see the Paleo diet for what it is: a very unhealthy fad.

Interesting. I think more and

Interesting. I think more and more people are beginning to wake up and see the Paleo diet for what it is: a very unhealthy fad.

Fad for 2 million years of hominid evolution...

i thought it was a very good presentation

and i was dismayed that the pro paleo commenters here had zero comment, of course perhaps they didn't watch it. when you say it is unhealthy remember that there are various versions of it. some paleos eat mostly fruit and vegetables and only small portions of meat. as for grains, even the top plant based doctors disagree. bottom line: eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and eliminate foods that don't work for you. dr fuhrman who i particularly like recommends the same portion of raw veggies to cooked.

I like Dr. Fuhrman

Following the recommendations in his book, I found he's right -- tastes do change when you adopt a plant-based diet. I don't miss cheese or meat at all (I NEVER thought that would happen). More energy, a better mood, clothes that fit better -- it's a terrific way to live.

As for a little meat, Fuhrman, in his book, says fish is okay on occasion as long as you watch the mercury; so I still eat seafood occasionally because I love it and it's hard to find vegan choices in restaurants, but I avoid the meaty, larger fish that have higher mercury levels.


Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

he doesn't exactly

Here's another photo of him

He is is in his 70s...


Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

that's the best cherry picking

you can come up with? i defy anyone to do a google image search of him. there are many much worse than i posted. sorry but this doesn't look like someone i'd take health advice from. in one photo it looks like his teeth have rotted, turkey neck in another, way fat in another. i'm sure he's a nice guy though, but really.
you said mcdougall doesn't look healthy, but man he is also 70ish and looks like tarzan compared to wallach. i've noticed a lot of paleo types look great young, and when young and active you can eat pretty much what you want, but they don't seem to age well, and they fluctuate with their weight. just being honest.

I've been to both extremes

Was vegetarian for years, and then did the Atkins diet. I had more energy and got in much better shape on the Atkins diet. My screw up was eating aspartame while on it. I think the REAL thing we need to worry about is eating food that is fit to eat, whatever we choose to eat. A Paleo diet of GMO fed and hormone / antibiotic filled meat will probably make you a lot more ill than a vegan diet of organic food.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.


USDA got rid of the food pyramid. Now they have the 5 food groups.

This is what they consider to be a protein --

All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group.


The most ironic phrase a dietician ever uttered...

My husband asked the dietician at his work what she thought of the Atikins and Zone diets.... Her reply:
"Trust the pyramid...." LOL!
The pyramid.... You need 9 servings of grain, 4 of fruit, 5 of veggies... and one of "eye of Osiris?"

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

The USDA is still a train

The USDA is still a train wreck.

And un-fermented soy products are toxic and contain estrogen mimicking compounds.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

just made a paleo pizza for lunch

Had slow cooked ribs last night. Its funny how paleolithic lifestyle, homeschooling and liberty all come together.

Lew Rockwell has several podcasts on paleo


My kid is a Vegan on the Paleo diet

We just had a discussion about it the other day.

I explained how Paleo was completely different things to different tribes around the world.

The Inuit paleo diet was virtually all seafood high in fats

Coastal paleo diets were seasonal, seafood in the cold months, mostly vegan in the warmer months

Inland tribes ate mostly grains and game meats

Tropical tribes ate far more fruits and veggies

Nomadic tribes just followed the food, whatever it was.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Weston Price Foundation

They have good information on nutrient dense food. Very similar to Primal and Paleo, but they include raw grass-fed dairy.


They're also funded...

...by the organic meat/dairy farms. Follow the money -- Weston Price Foundation has a vested interest in pushing meat and dairy. When I used to follow their advice, I felt sluggish and gained weight. It wasn't until I gave up meat that I finally lost weight, felt great, and gained energy.

Incidentally, have you seen Sally Fallon? Had I looked her up to see her, I never would have taken her advice or bought her book, which title should be changed from "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" to "Eat Too Much Fat, Become Fat."

Follow the money Nobody wants

Follow the money

Nobody wants to buy your toothbrushes...

Incidentally, have you seen Sally Fallon?

Resorting to ad hominem... sad. If you're happy with your health, why do you care about what someone else has to say?

I care about animals

Don't pretend that killing animals for food is for your health because the science is against you. The Paleo diet advocates killing even more animals "for your health." It's really pathetic.

God didn't give animals the capacity to feel pain, fear, and sorrow for no reason. So there's no surprise to me that meat causes cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and a whole host of other diseases.

As a Christian, I know the Lamb of God paid the price and "it is finished." We are in the New Covenant, and the New Covenant is very clear:

"In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all." - Isaiah 11:6

Heathens... someone put the

Heathens... someone put the fear of God in these uncivilized men...

God didn't give animals the capacity to feel pain, fear, and sorrow for no reason. So there's no surprise to me that meat causes cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and a whole host of other diseases.



bigmikedude's picture

I like the sea food diet

"I see food, I eat it."

First define "food". ;-)

First define "food". ;-)

Michael Nystrom's picture

That is my favorite diet


He's the man.