http://whole9life.com/itstartswithfood/ The source of the information.
Basically, you avoid anything gluten based, wheat based, fake foods, etc. It's a typical paleo diet, but better outlined so I thought I'd use it.
My question is: is this a load of crap and overly restrictive and demonizing? Or is there merit to this diet?
If people have diseases like auto immune disorders, borderline diabetes, etc. would this diet be vastly superior to regular old eating right and cutting out the fake, processed foods? Does cutting out things like corn really seem to make a difference for people more than just eating what we consider the 'right' things?
This diet makes it very, very clear that not even substitutes are allowed--no "pancakes paleo style!" or anything like that. The relationship with food is eat to live and nothing more.
My immediate thought was "Cut out beans and corn?! Those are natural veggies, what the HELL is wrong with beans and corn!? If people are sick from beans, then I quit and the world sucks!" But... People are allergic to things like pollen all the time, on massive scales. It doesn't kill them, but their bodies just still, after years and years of living in the same spot, cannot handle the type of pollen in the air certain times of the year. What if, for many of us, our bodies really are ill equipped to handle the sort of foods we are sticking in it now?
I'm not looking for scientific answers necessarily, though they are welcome.. more so for viewpoints. Is 'everything in moderation' a liberal excuse for eating what we want, or are paleo diets a crock of shit that should have died with the rest of the people in Jurassic Park?