Gee, I hadn’t noticed that fear. Maybe it’s subconscious.
Dr. Gorski makes some good points along with others I disagree with. I expect the commentators at SBM will address many of the controversial points. They’re a smart readership.
One uncommon observation of his is that the “complementary and alternative medicine” believers tend to embrace the paleo diet and lifestyle. I’ve noticed that also. To the extent that the CAM folks are often unscientific or anti-scientific, those of us examining the paleo diet from a scientific viewpoint have to be wary of “guilt by association.”
A major point that Dr. Gorski didn’t address is that living hunter-gatherers studied over the last century or two don’t have nearly as much cardiovascular disease and death as modern Western societies. That’s a common meme in the paleosphere, started by the prominent paleo book authors. (I’ve not reviewed the original sources.) I’m talking about lower rates of heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease, and premature death. Note that the mere presence of atherosclerosis may not correlate with these hard clinical endpoints.