But there is a change coming. There is wider recognition that grains and sugar are a serious problem in obesity. From the LA Times:
- Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Such stories are an important step in moving the paleo philosophy above 'diet' and so 'fad'. As other stream of learning such as Evolutionary Biology develop, and new streams of learning arise (such as Evolutionary Medicine), the paleo framework can only become more robust.