Regardless... this list is bogus, because when you look at the breakdown/statistics of Paleo, the two major "cons" are "Goodbye to grains and dairy" and "pricey" --which aren't bad at all (and you can make super-cheap Paleo/Primal meals)-- and none of the statistics are conclusive or informative, such as follows:
-Will you lose weight? No way to tell.
-Does it have cardiovascular benefits? Unknown.
-Can it prevent or control diabetes? Unknown.
-Are there health risks? Possibly. By shunning dairy and grains, you're at risk of missing out on a lot of nutrients.
This is absolutely ridiculous, because if the people actually did their research, they'd know that 1) Paleo will help most SAD people lose weight, 2) It will prevent and control diabetes, and 3) You can get the nutrients in dairy and grains by eating vegetables. I'm not a doctor, but I've read the Paleo books and the scientific papers and peer-reviewed studies that show all of the health benefits of the Paleo lifestyle... so I highly encourage you to read Dr. Loren Cordain's response to this for a more detailed explanation that cites many of these studies. Also, Sarah Fragoso (of Everyday Paleo) has this great "Stay Positive. Eat Food. Keep it Simple." post to tell you just that: stay positive, eat food, and keep it simple.... and don't listen to these "experts." Like I said a few posts ago: do your research and learn to keep questioning these articles and Conventional Wisdom.
On a more positive note, it's really interesting to see how SADieters react to eating Paleo/Primal for a few days, because they immediately notice the difference. We recently had some family members stay with us for a few days, and my cousin remarked to me how much better she felt after eating our Paleo/Primal meals than when she ate stuff at home, and my aunt kept talking about how much better she felt and how much energy she had after eating healthier. They even asked me to photocopy the Primal Palate recipe from Paleo Magazine for them to take back home! (Speaking of which, the first issue of the magazine was amazing-- I highly recommend subscribing to it or buying the online version of the issue!)
So if you still haven't tried Paleo, just give it a few days: you'll immediately notice the difference. Once you go Paleo, you'll never be "SAD" again!
Further, take a look at the infographic that just came out today from PaleolithicDiet.com. It provides really fascinating information and statistics and is really easy to read and understand:
Quote of the Day:
"As much as 90% of published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed." -Paleo Infographic