He's entitled to his closed-minded opinion, although I could quickly debunk almost all of his points using a variety of sources. First of all, he has a mostly incorrect understanding of the principles and practices of a paleo way of eating. I have noticed this about him before- he twists the guidelines into a completely different diet so that he can knock it down. This is besides the fact that he has completely bought into the Ancel Keyes diet-heart hypothesis, which is based on flawed, capitalistic science (no matter how many times you say "artery-clogging saturated fats" does not make it true, to use his own criticism).
Two quick things I must comment on- ketosis is absolutely NOT a state of illness. That's ketoacidosis, it's a completely different process. Ketosis is a very healthy and healing process. We've all seen lots of info about this, but the idea that ketosis is illness or dangerous is absolutely false.
I think most of you quit reading the article before he gets emotional and says that the "paleo diet" is REPULSIVE. How offensive can you be? There are a lot of elements of life on earth that involve doing and eating things that are necessary and natural, whether or not some personal minds consider it "repulsive." Things that are repulsive to him may be a treasured, sacred rite to others, and may be vital to health. Is mensturation repulsive? Is giving birth repulsive? Is a lion eating a gazelle repulsive? Or less naturally/more culturally, Is drinking wine and calling it the blood of Christ repulsive? What about clipping your nails or blowing your nose? Putting in contact lenses? What he finds repulsive would probably dishonor and offend 99% of the people who have ever lived on the earth. This is entirely limited to his individual perspective and has nothing at all to do with science or health and everything to do with cultural conditioning and personal choice. He has a right to that opinion, but please do not believe that calling something repulsive makes it unhealthy or unnatural.
28, female, 5'2"
Went primal 7/28/10: 154 lbs.
1/12/12: 135 lbs.
Goal: 120 lbs.