Debunking the Paleo Diet


A couple of weeks ago I was at a restaurant when I heard a man behind me tell his friends, “My wife is on that Paleo diet.” I thought, “Ugh, when will this madness end?” If you look back in my files, you’ll know that I have written out about the craziness of this diet before and why it’s not a great idea for your overall health nor is it sustainable for our planet. Plus, it’s just not possible to emulate! Today I came across Christina Warinner on TEDxOU. This is a MUST see for anyone interested in the Paleo diet and really want to know about its original source.

From TED Fellows I got the following information about Christina:

Christina Warinner has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. She  is a biomolecular archaeologist who uses tissue samples from ancient skeletons and mummies to research how humans have evolved to adapt to changing diets, diseases, and environments over the last 10,000 years. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich where she applies advanced genomics and proteomics methods to the direct investigation of archaeological human remains. She is currently managing a number of projects around the world, dividing her time between laboratory research in Oklahoma and Zurich and fieldwork in the high Himalayas.

Enough said, Christina knows her stuff! Enjoy the next 22 minutes!

Happy Father’s Day!

About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

2 responses »

  1. This video was awesome. It is incredible how the “Paleo Craze” has recruited so many followers who don’t question the facts about this way of eating. Eating the Paleo diet can do way more harm than good. Fortunately, it upset my digestion so much that I had to look into the real facts of the diet. Christina Warriner is awesome and I hope she can get more of this information out there to people caught up in the “frenzy” of the Paleo Diet………it is absolutely BS.

    • Hi Teddy! Yes, it’s a great video! My friend Dr. David Friedman is coming out with a new book called “Food Sanity” that addresses the Paleo diet! Looking much forward to reading it! Will make post when it comes out! Thanks again, Nina

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