The Concept of the NAD
If Neolithic Agents of Disease, by definition, are something that causes the nutritional transition that ushers in the DOCS, then our efforts shall be focused on defining what they are. As Doctor Kurt Harris calls such an approach, when using all available science, and not just evolutionary speculation, Paleo 2.0. Paleo 2.0 is paleonutrition where the paleo- prefix means archaic, not Palaeolithic. We appeal to archaic foodways to learn what is wrong with our modern Neolithic/industrial diet. These archaic foodways could be hundreds of years old, or many thousands.
5 Corollary Points
1) Reject the alternative hypothesis of saturated fat or cholesterol as a Neolithic agent – the so-called diet/heart hypothesis.
2) Believe that obtaining a substantial fraction of nutrition from animal sources is necessary for health.
3) Discount the absolute importance of macronutrient ratios in the nutritional transition.
4) Believe that a whole foods diet that includes adequate micronutrients is the best way to eat healthy.
5) Believe that tubers, root vegetables and other sources of starch can be healthy for normal people, but that gluten grains are a suboptimal source of nutrition in other than small amounts.
The ‘Boloney Detection Kit‘ by Michael Shermer shall be used to affirm that my research makes the Cut or is Boloney:
1) How reliable is the source of the claim?
2) Does the source make similar claims?
3) Have the claims been verified by somebody else?
4) Does this fit with the way the world works?
5) Has anyone tried to disprove the claim?
6) Where does the preponderance of evidence point?
7) Is the claimant playing by the rules of science?
8) Is the claimant providing positive evidence?
9) Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?
10) Are personal beliefs driving the claim?