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  • The Paleo wars

    The Editor
    Toorak Times

    Dear Editor,

    Rather than choosing sides in the feud between A Current Affair and "Paleo" Pete Evans, the Channel Seven chef who promotes a prehistoric diet, let’s focus on the future and how we should all evolve and eat healthy vegan foods.

    Although the Paleo Diet has some sensible components—it calls for lots of vegetables, forbids dairy products, and limits sugar and processed foods—it also includes a lot of cholesterol-laden meat, fish, and eggs. It’s not a healthy choice for people who want sexy abs and strong hearts. In fact, if you eat too many animal-based foods, you’re bound to wind up with a body like Fred Flintstone.

    Of course, you likely wouldn’t find a bowl of beef stew in Palaeolithic times. People who lived during the Palaeolithic Era probably ate rodents and wild animals, not cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals who were raised in factory farms and killed in slaughterhouses. Even the crops that were available during the Stone Age were a lot different than the crops that are available today.

    Our current meat production practices are hurting animals, the environment, and our health. Studies show that meat-eaters are prone to be obese and suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Vegan meals, on the other hand, are loaded with heart-healthy fibre and contain no artery-clogging animal fat and cholesterol, so they’re a great choice for anyone looking to slim down. And it’s much easier and more beneficial to go vegan than to follow a prehistoric diet plan. Go to for more information and to order your free vegan starter kit.


    Desmond Bellamy
    Special Projects Coordinator
    PETA Australia
    PO Box 2352
    Byron Bay NSW 2481
    0411 577 416
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