Not only is the biochemistry of the human body very complex and not fully understood yet, there are just as many scientific studies that will argue that the human body has evolved since the time before agriculture became standard practice, and therefore whole grains are easily digested by those who have no allergies to them. Some people are lactose intolerant. That doesn't mean no one should drink milk, peanut allergies are also common and perhaps some cavemen died from peanuts. The point I'm making is just because a few doctors or scientists say that grains are bad for us, that is not conclusive enough for me to radically change my diet to totally eliminate a whole food group.
The average life span of the paleolithic human was 35 years so the reality is we don't even know what would happen to their bodies after 70 years of eating such a diet. I don't know a lot of people who suffer from diet-related illnesses before they turn 35 so is it reasonable to say that we should eat the way Paleolithic people ate thousands and thousands of years ago because they were healthier? We are all pretty damn healhty before 35 years of age.
Another point Zorba made which I find completely impossible to back up scientifically is that 66% of Americans are fat because they eat grains. That is simply his opinion. I believe so many of us are overweight because of portion size and the quality of the food we eat.
I agree with Almeeker, I believe Zorba is a troll and I am now done feeding the troll. If he didn't want to come across as a troll, he should have used a different tone and perhaps not presented his beliefs as fact, refuting everyone else's opinions and minimizing their successes.
Also, thank you Midwestj. I thought what you said was very well expressed and I appreciate it a lot.
Last edited by mtlgirl; 07-29-2010 at 10:04 PM.