Roger: thanks for the followup. Psychologically that makes sense. And hey, if you eat this way, and it works for you, and it makes you simply not want these foods, then thats good if it fits in with your life, for sure. I can appreciate that!
Mrs C: good points. Some of the science bothers me when discussing things like this. The fat molecule one especially. Fat molecules, if I remember correctly, HAVE insulin receptors - they can't bond to them. Chemically only insulin can bond to insulin recpetors - well, and chemicals that have the same electronic shell configuration as insulin.
However, question on your point that the brain is predominantly made out of protein. Isn't it predominantly made out of fat (or a close fat-like substance)? I ask because i had to do some research on a very high-fat diet as an alternate to medication to control epileptic siezures for my ex when she wanted to drop her meds to have kids, and I though that was why they fats were considered healthy for brain activity - the brain being more fat.
Regarding the species food and evolution: depending on how you view evolution, and research on how much the species changed during various pieces of history, you can choose to base diet on very different times. I for example can say my ancestors were italian, and probably ate a version of the meddeteranian diet for several thousand years, which should be enough to base my diet today on. Or I can say, my tribal hominid ancestors probably ate cooked, hunted game, fruits and veggies for several 100k years. Or my basic tree-dwelling superprimates for a million years ate nearly all fruit from europe and africa plus some bugs, small animals, bird eggs, etc. Its hard to point at a specific time. But I think my system is more like the ancestors from the ad 0 time and less like the 100,000 y/o time - and even less like the austrio-whatever they're called time.
But I think to a certain degree, we're forgetting an important thing with this whole experiment - its not science, its non-scientific personal discovery. If it were science, Steve would have done a full series of labs, blood work, strength tests, cognition tests, and maybe gone as far as to test bone density and taking liver samples - and then afterwards doing the same thing. What he's doing is entirely personal, and its worth trying that way! I have questions, to be sure, about it but I think its admirable to try. Remember other than "I feel better" we're not going to get hard scientific results (unless the British scientists out there will be satisified with detailed reports on the quality of his feces
My only caveat is the dreaded 'detox' - so many bad diets and practices do harm and the proponents claim its just natural detox. If symptoms don't improve and STAY improved in short order I wouldn't wait to address them.