Denuciation of the Paleodiet

One of the commonest dietary superstitions of the day is a belief in instinct as a guide to dietary excellence ... with a corollary that the diets of primitive people are superior to diets approved by science ... [and even] that light might be thrown on the problems of human nutrition by study of what chimpanzees eat in their native forests. ... Such notions are derivative of the eighteenth-century fiction of the happy and noble savage.


Wallace Ruddell (W.R.) Aykroyd compares it to the idea of the noble savage in this 1835 quote.

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 Nutrition and public health, (League of Nations. Quarterly bulletin of the Health organization)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Burnet , Etienné and Aykroyd, Wallace Ruddell (W.R.) (1935), Nutrition and public health, (League of Nations. Quarterly bulletin of the Health organization), [League of Nations], Retrieved on 2011-09-14
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