It's true. The "way of eating" that has been toted so healthy in the midst of our food craze is not all its cracked up to be. I can personally attest to this. While I still agree and follow most of the tenets of the Paleo Diet, I believe there are some major flaws that I'd like to discuss. But before I begin this dissection, I do want to talk about why this diet works for so many people.
I have come to a new conclusion: if you can eat it raw, eat it. And enjoy it cooked too. If man made it, don't stick it in your pie-hole (alright I admit I stole this last sentence from someone named Lalonde, I think). That excludes anything processed, baggaged, or boxed, grains, legumes, and nasty rancid vegetable oils. So what in turn can be replaced in our diets? Well grass-fed meats (which technically can be eaten raw!), pastured eggs, avocados, leafy greens, any vegetable really, fruit!!, coconut (yes, every single delicious part of it), nuts, and cold-pressed oils (like olive, coconut, and macadamia)...
Current Western dogma is that eating fat will kills us. Flip through any average "health" magazine at the gas station and they will claim that saturated fats kill, while unsaturated fats are the way to go. They stress keeping the fats low and advocate a high-carb, medium-protein (made up of lean meats for god's sake) for an extremely low fat diet. Ironically, it is in this setting that we have seen a rise in obesity, heart disease, and cancer like none other in the history of human life...