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It's been a long, slooooow day at work, so I'm responding to this.  Although Primal/Paleo is not necessarily low carb, the argument against fruit/tubers is that what is available now would not have even been recognizable to Grok.  Industrial farming has created much bigger, sweeter, starchier tubers and fruits than what would be considere paleo...

 

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I am resurrecting this thread because I'm interested in primal/paleo and like many aspects of it, but I'd like someone to explain the limiting of fruit and tubers. Is this just a modern twist to make the diet more low-carb? Because from everything I've read, early hunter/gatherers ate these in abundance. I also don't understand how dairy can be justified, since it's a product of the domestication of animals, and like grains, can be severely harmful to many people.

 

I'm asking these questions to be better informed, not to be argumentative. smile.gif



 

 

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 I also don't understand how dairy can be justified, since it's a product of the domestication of animals, and like grains, can be severely harmful to many people.



 

Paleo actually includes complete removal of dairy.  Many people have a harder time with that than the removal of grains though, it's so ubiquitous in our culture.  And some people discover that they don't have any difficulty with dairy, so they wind up adding it back in (often in raw form).  So much of this is figuring out what works for you, and may require tweaking over the course of months or years. 

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