Thanks! I have found little evidence that paleo folks ate grains, and would be keen to learn more. My understanding is that since grains and legumes need to be cooked, they would not have been consumed. The authors noted below suggest that neolithic eating, aka 'us', could have whole grains. I do know that for me, my life has improved immensely health-wise from eliminating grains, legumes and alcohol (although I was not a regular imbiber before). No more inflammation keeping me up at night, GERD= gone, and so on.
from Cardiovascular Disease Resulting From a Diet and Lifestyle at Odds With
Our Paleolithic Genome: How to Become a 21st-Century Hunter-Gatherer
JAMESH. O’KEEFE, JR, MD, AND LORENCORDAIN, PHD
"Furthermore, studies of bones and
teeth reveal that populations who changed to a grain-based
diet had shorter life spans, higher childhood mortality, and
a higher incidence of osteoporosis, rickets, and various
other mineral- and vitamin-deficiency diseases.
When former hunter-gatherers adopt Western lifestyles, obesity,
type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and other diseases of civilization become commonplace."
Mayo Clin Proc, January 2004, Vol 79