The dumbest thing in all dietary pronouncements—from wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling; so, voluminously—is the enormous blind spot that neglects to recognize that human animals are migratory masters.
Most species evolve in a single habitat, perhaps migratory birds and a few land-dwelling migrating animals being the notable exceptions. They evolve, really, over hundreds of thousands, even millions of years, in response to niche opportunities for various things, but primarily food. Thus, the habitat generally remains healthy and in balance. That’s until something upsets it, like the climate change that’s been going on for a few billion years: a flood, a drought, an inundation, a fire, an important rise or drop in average temperature. And the habitat is severely compromised, or dies off. Then all the animals but for the scavengers die off. Cycle of life and evolution. Humans are a bit different.
Humans migrate. Rather than exploit nutritional niches to the death, they have generalized their ability to go somewhere else, and make almost anything edible…enough to survive, thrive, and reproduce.
In a sense, the modern “Paleo” diet and “Bulletproof” diet are converging for swarms of bee hive and ant hill pussies, afraid of almost everything. That was not Paleoman, and it’s certainly the exact opposite of bulletproof.
Humans have migrated to all corners of the globe—from equator to arctic and antarctic circles, from sea level to 16,000 feet, and everything in-between—and have established permanent thriving and prosperous residency throughout.
Accordingly, every “diet” on the planet is wrong, including a reasonable attempt at Paleo, doG rest its soul. But once it became cool, sadly, so very many have really just wanted to make money selling stuff in bottles, boxes, and packages. What’s worse is that they require their adherents to be authority seekers rather than independent thinkers, anathema to a migrating animal. It’s utterly disgusting on so many levels that I barely have the will or enthusiasm to blog about any of it, anymore.
It’s a sad destruction, to enrich a collection of people who have done exactly the opposite of what was always called for and with its great run for a few years with very enthusiastic people. Others saw only a market to enrich themselves, and the cost is that there is literally not a thing distinctive or special about Paleo, anymore. I’ve never made much money at it, though some, but my integrity of Free The Animal is intact, and it always will be.
The few things I promote, I use myself. I just think that’s how it ought to be, honestly.
Further reading: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.