Dietitian Melanie Thomassian at Dietriffic offers some iconoclastic ideas in her critique of the paleo diet (aka Paleolithic, Old Stone Age, caveman, or hunter-gatherer diet). Some quotes:
I’ll be the first to admit the diet recommended by most mainstream nutritionists, dietitians, and doctors is pretty terrible, and believe it or not, I do understand why people look elsewhere for their dietary advice.
The philosophy and reasoning behind the whole Paleo diet, however, isn’t something I can reconcile myself to.
Melanie addresses legumes, dairy, grains, and the problem of determining prehistoric diets.