If your primary source of information about Paleolithic nutrition is the mainstream media, then chances are you’ve been led to believe that the answer to that question is no. If your primary source is the scientific literature, however, then you’ve undoubtedly realised that the true answer is yes, and that much of what is written and said about the original human diet outside of the realm of science finds its origin in the minds of ill-informed and biased individuals who don’t know much about evolutionary health promotion, ancestral human diets, or Darwinian medicine.
The fact is that no other diet has scientific roots that are as deep and strong as that of the original human diet. Those who get their information about Paleolithic nutrition primarily from blogs, social media, and newspapers and/or have repeatedly heard government-supported nutritional authorities say that the official dietary guidelines are based on the best available scientific evidence, may find that hard to believe, but it is in fact the truth.
The thing that most clearly separates the scientific foundation of the Paleolithic diet from that of other diets is its unique diversity of different building blocks. Not only does it contain many clinical trials and observational studies, but it also has a lot of other forms of research incorporated into it. In today’s article, I thought we’d have a look at 8 of the most important constituents of the scientific foundation on which the Paleo diet is built.