01/17/2014 04:33 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Michael Pollan Pinpoints What's Wrong With The Paleo Diet

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The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors -- minus the animal-skin fashions and the total lack of technology, of course. The adherents eschew what they believe comes from modern agriculture (wheat, dairy, legumes, for instance) and rely instead on meals full of meat, nuts and vegetables -- foods they claim are closer to what hunter-gatherers ate.

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