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USDA Dietary Guidelines c. 2005 Excerpt

The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005” which supplanted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Pyramid made recommendations which are ill-informed and lack under-standing of how human dietary requirements were ultimately established. As a preface to this discussion, I’d like to briefly backtrack and make sure we’re all on the same page with one of the most fundamental of all Paleo Diet concepts. It seems like a rare day goes by when we don’t read or hear about some timely “new development” scientists and nutritionists have made in our understanding of which foods and/or supplements are good for us and which aren’t. These new “discoveries” are not only generated regularly, but frequently are completely topsy-turvy to last week’s or last year’s scientific pronouncements. Read more…


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