Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Science Behind the Paleolithic Diet.

Hat-tip to Melissa McEwen for posting the above-titled video on Facebook. It's 27 minutes of common sense from Matt Lalonde Ph.D Harvard University Chemistry and Chemical Biology.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this immensely and it's so nice to see young people getting a handle on what proper eating is early in life.

LeonRover said...

Matt has a nicer take on adaptation than many. It is better to acknowledge how epigenetic considerations and environment switch stuff on and off.

My take home? Be careful of plant proteins - check out by eating. Peas love me, but beans do not.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Stone the flaming crows! It's LeonRover.

Beans & other veg & fruits containing FODMAPS make me blow, but that's the only problem I (and those around me) have. I can eat whatever plant proteins I want - even gluten grains - without any GI distress or obvious autoimmune problems. I suppose this means that my gut isn't leaking.

Cheers, Nige.

LeonRover said...

When I lived in London a generation ago it was "bleedin' crows"!!!

Never had a reaction to bread, but I don't much eat it since I gave up baking yeast bread when I left London.