like in one article linked to in the OP
in regards to someone disagreeing with paleo and saying that experts recommend dairy products she says:
"If the truth be known, in a randomized controlled trial, 24 8-y-old boys were asked to take 53 g of protein as milk or meat daily (23). After only 7 days on the high milk diet, the boys became insulin resistant. This is a condition that precedes the development of type 2 diabetes. "
What the fuck is the point of that? So the amount of milk and meat both have the same amount of proteins - 53 g... so what, we'll just disregard everything else and only think about the protein?
Nevermind that this means drinking 1.5 l of milk, which is over 1000 kJ of energy and like 75g of carbohydrates, while eating 53g protein through meat is only like 300 kj. I bet the children drinking all that milk ended up eating some more as well since drinking stuff doesnt exactly make you full.
I'm pretty sure none of the diets recommended for diabetes-patients contain anyone drinking 1.6 liters of milk every day. Kinda disgusting to think they do these kinds of tests on children just to prove a point.
Soon I'll do a test to prove that carrots are unhealthy by letting some children eat 5 kilos of carrots each day and get their 53g of protein that way.
It would also be nice if their were some bigger studies. These studies, at least the ones ive read about, usually seem to have like.. 8 to 30 people participating. The big nutritional studies, like on whether fibres help against cancer have many many thousand participants - and even those are often hard to draw conclusions from.
Also its sad how all these sorts of studies, in any field really, doesnt even have to be about food, act like they found something huge. if 1 in 100 000 in one group develops one disease and in the other group 2 in 100 000 do, they just talk about that as a 100% risk increase for those in group 2... huge right?!
With nutritional studies youll probably find some supporting any sort of diet types. I dont have any links available but I know there were some saying dairy productions and rice both help against diabetes.
What I also dislike a bit about the paleo studies is that they talk about the high meat diets only in diabetic and cardiovascular terms, while not talking about high red meat intake probably significantly increasing the risk of colorectal cancer.
Also I think the whole reasoning "humans have lived on with real food for millions of years, so it must be the most healthy way for us now as well" is really stupid and insanely nonsensical as well..
anyways, thats just my little rant,
All of this being said I do think that paleo is a good, healthy way to eat and all of eshlows threads are awesome, these last few weeks i ate kind of a lot of sweets and stopped going to the gym, ill try to eat paleo style at least to some extent and work out again some more the next months. I wont completely stop eating bread though and flat out saying dairy is unhealthy is pretty bs imo.