I don’t know what Jane Brody of the New York Times is smoking.
But whatever it is, she’s been at it for years. And it’s got her completely muddled in the head.
If you come across something in this paper that fits this profile, it’s likely she wrote it:
- Full of gross generalizations
- Poorly researched
- Absurdly inaccurate conclusions
- Defends the status quo or conventional medicine
- Just plain nonsense
She’s been at this game for a long time. Slamming supplements using cherry picked studies. Drumming up wild scare stories about this food or that.
And hardly bothering to do the heavy lifting that used to be what “journalism” was about.
One of her latest bits of hooey was entitled “Why Take Advice from a Cave Man?”
If you hadn’t guessed, it was her way of saying that a Paleo way of eating doesn’t work.
Well, I can tell you from personal experience that it does. I can tell you from Dr. Sebring’s experience that it does.
And what makes me the maddest is she’s basing this “helpful” article on her usual brand of slop.
First, she says that reducing carbs and eating more vegetables, lean meats, seeds etc. – the real basis of what it means to eat Paleo (or probably, modified Paleo as I would recommend)… there’s no evidence for it.
“In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown.”
Are there editors at the New York Times? Because while overall life expectancy has gone up considerably over the years, one of the main reasons is because infant mortality has gone way down.
Put another way, cave babies had a hard time of it.
She also cautions that Paleo recommends too much protein. Which honestly, unless you have a pre-existing kidney condition… you likely need more protein than you’re getting.
Especially if it’s healthy proteins.
But that’s not even the worst part of this drivel.
She basically says that eating Paleo or any special, whole food diet is “impractical”… so don’t bother.
How will you get the kids to school or get yourself to work if you fix a healthy breakfast? What on earth will you do if you eat out… or dine at a friend’s house?
And can you “live happily without a piece of bread, cracker or, heaven forfend, a serving of ice cream?”
This is grade A horse hockey.
We shouldn’t try to eat healthy because it’s too inconvenient? It’s convenience foods that have led to half of America dealing with a chronic disease.
And really, I don’t think anyone who is in tune with their diet, be it Paleo, whole food, Mediterranean, vegetarian… whatever floats your boat… you don’t need to be a 100% zealot to see vast health improvements.
For the love of Pete, if you clean up your diet and then treat yourself with ice cream on Sunday, Amen.
The “Paleo Police” won’t be knocking at your door, after all.
You’re a far stretch better off than if you listen to Jane Brody’s low fat, ADA-based grain-heavy recommendations.
Most people will read articles like Jane’s and drink it in as full of truth.
But I know you better.
You’re learning more each day about how to eat, move and live your life in a way that supports your life, your freedom and your independence.
As for Jane… I hope she retires soon before she does any more damage.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance