- The Primal Blueprint sets back evidence-based nutrition nearly 2 million years with its meat-heavy diet. Along with artery-clogging “Paleo” recipes for Primal Pot Roast and Sausage Stew, this book includes an entire section of cholesterol-laden recipes for offal—entrails and internal organs. The authors say recipes like these are ideal for followers of Atkins and other low-carb diets. But a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that a low-carbohydrate diet based on animal food sources increases mortality risk from all causes, including cancer and heart disease.
It is kind of embarrassing for the PCRM to be lining themselves up so thoroughly against evolutionary biology. Once this branch of biology extends in to medicine (and it WILL), it is going to be great fun watching the PCRM squirming on the hook. You cannot argue against evolutionary adaption - unless you are really, really stupid and/or really, really arrogant.
Needless to say I will be purchasing one of Mark's books in the new year by way of support. By all accounts his Primal Blueprint is a definitive and essential paleo text. Anyone new to 'paleo' should spend time on his comprehensive site.