Wow, the nutritionist for this article really needs to do his/her research! Paleo is NOT low carb, dairy is not good for you and you can get plenty of vitamin D and every other micronutrient in meat, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables and nuts (all encouraged to eat on the Paleo diet). There is so much scientific research readily available that supports the Paleo lifestyle that I can't believe the editors of EatingWell allowed this article to be published. Definitely not getting this magazine again.
01/06/2013 - 8:30pm
You're very misinformed about calcium and dairy,yes calcium is in dairy but,it isn't an easily digestible form of calcium.So you're better of sticking to dark leafy greens for all your calcium needs.Fact!.As for the vitamin d comment you an obtain that from spending a little time in the sun,and b12 is found in spirulina which is also higher protein then steak.
01/10/2013 - 3:58pm
My experience with the Primal diet (lifestyle) is that it works terrific. This allows for some dairy (mainly cheese for me) in my Paleo diet. Results after 1 year: Lost 25 lbs (down from 174 to my high school weight of less than 150 on a 6'1" frame -- at age 57) and improved and now excellent blood lipids across the board (Triglycerides down, HDL-C up, LDL-C down, etc.). Blood glucose excellent. (BTW, I lost virtually all of that weight in the first 3 months.)
I eat eggs, uncured bacon, cheese, nuts, nut butters, dark chocolate, meat (grass fed whenever possible - from the local farmer's market), fish (sardines, herring, tuna, etc.), coconut oil and tons of veggies and fruits. No grains, no starchy white vegetables, no beans/legumes and no industrial seed oils. No processed food out of a box or package.
This lifestyle is not restrictive in the least, no watching or counting calories, NEVER any hunger. It is truly an awesome blessing to have converted my metabolism into a "fat burning beast" !
Why anyone with half a brain would bash this kind of diet just illustrates the ignorance and closed-mindedness of the author and peers in the CW diet establishment. Read Taubes' books, Davis's "Wheat Belly" and all the ready-available other summaries of the research studies that back up Paleo/Primal before composing an article consisting of mindless dribble like this. The resources listed on the blog/website for the documentary movie "Fathead" are also a great starting point.
01/28/2013 - 9:06am
I found this site very useful and I do agree with you on many points im currently on a 60 percent raw food diet and am losing lots of weight but i still eat cooked meat and poultries and fish eggs etc however the one and only thing i have cut out of my diet is dariy because the milk that they offer us does have really bad harmones in it but rather I drink almond milk instead and im super picky on whats going on in my body so i get the really good natural sugar if i get any and also make my own homemade ice cream so that way i know whats in the ice cream but before i was doing this food lifestyle i was on weight watchers and that was just a vicious cycle of losing weight then gaining weight and it really doesnt last or work but thats just my opionion and also i have noticed amazing changes in my body since starting this my energy level has gone up i feel better acne is going away and so many other things
01/31/2013 - 3:07am
This article is very, very ignorant.
02/21/2013 - 2:55pm
I'm following the dukan diet, I find it really easy to follow, I have been eating dairy whilst on it. Three weeks and I have lost almost three kgs. I'm in the second phase and and you get one cheat day which I find more satisfyed, knowing I have something to look forward to. My only suggestion is to research before to try, and consult you Dr. As I have herd some horror stories from people who have done this diet.
02/22/2013 - 8:45pm
The only problem is that you didn't read these books. If you did you would be more educated. You would know that not only does milk destroy the lining of our intestines and promote autoimmune disorders. It also helps create a poor acid/basic environment which leeches calcium out of our bones aka osteoporosis. Not to mention, there are tons of vegetables and meats (mainly fish) that provide a much more absorbable form of calcium.
02/23/2013 - 9:27am
This is why our country is in big trouble. The nutritionist who wrote this article is so misinformed I fear for the readers that follow her advice. Nothing more to really say about this article - what a joke.