Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chris Kresser Untangles "Paleo"

I think he's exactly right:

"...I suggest we stop trying to define the “Paleo diet” and start thinking about it instead as a “Paleo template”.

"What’s the difference? A Paleo diet implies a particular approach with clearly defined parameters that all people should follow. There’s little room for individual variation or experimentation.

"A Paleo template implies a more flexible and individualized approach. A template contains a basic format or set of general guidelines that can then be customized based on the unique needs and experience of each person...."

As I've said before, I prefer The Perfect Health Diet or the Primal Blueprint, but I think any version of the "paleo" diet is superior to the Modern American Diet.