No, I haven't been enjoying a Who music festival ... though it sounds like a good idea. :-) I'm "reacting" again, to another silly blog-post, of someone who is no longer on my list. -->
Somebody who USED to produce good work has not only gone all libertarian on us, he's one of those narcissistic types who think what works for HIM should by-god be good enough for the rest of us! And he's been listening to audiobooks.
Now, people who write nonfiction often have their little agendas, and they're not proven to be RIGHT, just because they wrote a thesis on the subject and think their wisdom should be shared with the world. Whether their references and the conclusions they draw from them are actually VALID is always a grey area. Those who read such books also bring their own opinions and draw their own conclusions, so these FURTHER inferences that are drawn are probably even farther afield....
It seems that Native Americans not only hunted, they FARMED (and why the man didn't seem to realize this before is the mystery...). Bingo! We should all eat squashes and tubers ... but let's all ignore the fact that they also grew maize and legumes -- after all, them thaings ain't HEALTHY!
Are your ancestors Navajo? ...or Hadza? ...or Kitavan? ...or Inuit? No? Then why the hell do you consider THEIR diets and lifestyles ideal for YOU?
WHO ARE YOU? Where did your people come from ... and i'm not talking about two hundred years ago. What did your ancestors live on, a couple of thousand years ago? Five thousand years? Ten thousand years ... when a small proportion of Old World people BEGAN farming? I dunno about you all, but my people have been in the British Isles and northern Europe for a helluva long time. I doubt seriously that they "enjoyed" the products of agriculture nearly as long as people with a Near East or Mediterranean genetic background.
Not only do we have different genetics (and epigenetics) to deal with, there is a gamut of hormonal statuses amongst us, different tolerances when it comes to FODMAPs, histamine/tyramine/salicylates, different colon lengths, different levels of nutrient absorption ... ad infinitum! HOW in the gods names are we all expected to thrive, identically, on one perfect diet?
If Mr Youknowwho finds the Perfect Health diet a good fit for himself, whooptidoo! That's terrific, and I wish him well ... or at least good-riddance. But why is he making a grand pronouncement that THIS is THE perfect diet, and he was wrong before? Does he not come across as implying, "i was a low-carber before, and I was wrong. You are a low-carber now, so YOU ARE WRONG"???
If I had his lack of physical limitations, i'd probably indulge in more of the fruits of the season too, but i'm stuck with a much less-forgiving body. To be well, i'm much better off forgoing some of his highly-touted plant-origin foods. "Meat meat meat" actually takes the strain off many of my systems, and I DON'T suffer from "glucose deficiency" ... whatever that is. I DON'T get symptoms of stress from making my liver do its job. I DON'T see any sign whatsoever that my thyroid is not happy.
It's when I take in too much vegetable matter that I feel crummy. I don't care if every hunter-gatherer the world has ever seen lived on tubers -- some (like cassava and sweet potatoes) give me problems, so I WON'T eat them. Nor some other fruits and vegetables. My ancestors probably ate a meat-and-seafood-heavy diet, and guess what -- that suits me just fine in OUR times.
"So tell me, who are YOU?"