Nice article/interview with Melissa Hartwig. My favorite Q&A:
It seems like there’s been quite a bit of backlash lately against the Paleo lifestyle. What do you say tothe critics?
If people started looking at the actual recommendations of ours and other Paleo programs—if we just told you what we ate, without sticking a label on it—I don’t think anyone would even blink. We eat a modest amount of high-quality meat, seafood, and eggs. We pay attention to where our food comes from, choosing animals responsibly raised in their natural environment and fed their natural diet. We eat lots of vegetables. Everyone knows vegetables are healthy! We eat fruit, especially when it’s fresh and in season. And we eat healthy fats, like avocado and olive oil. None of that sounds so crazy, does it?
We think it also comes down to education. Despite the fact that scientific research has proven that dietary intake of saturated fat does not cause heart disease, people are still afraid of a little bit of butter or a few eggs. This is changing, but slowly. It Starts With Food promotes these healthy eating concepts in a way that isn’t radical or threatening.