The “modern” Paleo diet from books and blogs recommends avoiding refined sugars, legumes,
dairy, grains and cereals. Instead, it advocates for grass-fed meat, wild fish, saturated fat, nuts,
vegetables, and some fruit.
But the Australian Diabetes Society president is saying that patients with type 2 diabetes should
be wary of the ‘hype’ about the benefits of going on the Paleo diet. He argues that there have been
only 2 trials worldwide of type 2 diabetics on a Paleo diet. Both studies had fewer than 20
participants, and didn’t last long enough to draw conclusions on weight and glycaemic control.
While everyone keeps arguing about this, you shouldn’t. Most people don’t even know what Paleo
humans really ate. In the Paleolithic era, there wasn’t even one single universal Paleo diet. Some
regions were plant-based, others meat-based. So a better question is: what’s your own ancestry,
genetics-wise? This can reveal a lot about your own nutritional traits.