Food for Thought: Wall Street Journal & the Paleo Diet

The front page of the Wall Street Journal's health page questions paleo.  Is Paleo healthier than the standard diet?  They asked their readers what they thought.  Many of you have had at least a trial run with Paleo.  Regardless of how you feel about the standard American nutiritional guidelines, we want to know, what do you think of Paleo?  Is it just a fad?  What nutrition regimen do you adhere to?

Most everyone agrees that Americans eat too much processed food.  The evidence is in our expanding waistlines and the growing ranks of type-2 diabetes sufferers.

But does the secret to less obesity and better health really lie in eating  like our caveman ancestors, who evolved to be hunter-gatherers? Proponents of a paleo diet say it does and that if you eschew grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar in favor of protein, nonstarchy vegetables and healthy fats, you will look and feel better. Many nutritionists aren’t buying it. They say we’re biologically different from our Paleolithic predecessors and that diets that ban whole categories of relatively unprocessed foods are too restrictive and flawed from a nutritional standpoint.

What do you think? Should we eat like cavemen? Let us know your thoughts!