But that second point? It’s curious Davis fires this as anti-Paleo ammo, since it’s a belief the Paleo community already shares. In fact, to support his “no specific Paleo diet” claim, Davis cites a paper written by none other than Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner—co-authors of the 1989 book The Paleolithic Prescription, and veritable grandfathers of the Paleo movement ( 40 ). Their paper acknowledges a wide range of animal food intakes among early humans (stating that Paleolithic diets were “based on as much as 80 per cent or as little as 20 per cent meat” by weight), but their work hardly undermines Cordain’s promotion of omnivory ( 40 ).
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