Be sure to check out Marty Gallagher’s great piece, “The Politically Incorrect Diet, Part I, Defying our evolutionary heritage” over at his site.
His overall analysis as well as his interview with Dr. Chris Hardy underscore what we’ve been emphasizing all along. Here’s an excerpt from his introduction:
Humans existed on a completely organic diet for hundreds of thousands of years. These foods nurtured man through his evolution and became the optimal food/fuel for the human body. Carnivorous, we developed incisors and powerful jaws for eating and chewing tough substances; our brains enlarged and our digestive tract shortened – adaptations that discount vegetarianism as part of our genetic heritage. Our primordial ancestors supplemented available proteins by gathering and consuming whatever wild fruits and vegetables they could forage.
Be sure to read the whole thing.