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by 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I just watched this video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILS-vuxXD0 . (start at 25:00 for a description of their use of agriculture and meals). It is about the Ecuadoran Indians, a tribe that dates back to the prehistoric stone age... (more)

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CD 0 · March 20, 2013 at 11:43 PM

"stone age" crops are not equal to modern day crops. For example, corn: 6,000 years ago an ear is only 2 to 3 inches long with five to 12 kernels--compare that to corn's 12-inch ear that boasts 500 or more kernels Legumes are probably not... (more)

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by 322 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Just to give you a little background. I have lost 21 pounds since August 1st by eating paleo and tracking my food consistently. I have been seeing an Integrative physician since July and she has been fantastic although she initially recommended I... (more)

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Julie_10 0 · September 06, 2012 at 3:02 PM

She says she can bring you studies that show that the Paleo way of eating is not OK? Tell her to BRING IT ON. Then read them with an eye towards the following: 1. Who funded the study? 2. How many were in the sample (N=?) 3. What variables did... (more)

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by 1213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I caught this post by Michael Ruhlman today: http://ruhlman.com/2012/04/food-facism/ He seems to try to make a distinction between those with allergies versus intolerances, and those who keep their diets to themselves versus those who... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I think many paleo folks tend to be completely unreasonable with regard to their dietary preferences (note: not needs). Ruhlman points out that none of the guests actually have celiac or allergies, these are simply folks who choose not to eat some... (more)

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by 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

So I came across this INCREDIBLY irritating article in Jezebel today taking the piss of paleo/crossfit and calling it a 'fad diet'. What do you guys think? http://jezebel.com/5899319/stop-using-cavemen-as-an-excuse-for-your-fad-diet (more)

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Nandalal_Rasiah 0 · April 05, 2012 at 4:45 PM

she conflates raw diets, evolutionary biology (yeah, Jerry Coyne, f-u and your 'science' There are no lady evo biologists! Just men with convergent evolved pecs!) and paleo with the rhetorical habits of her own tribe of self-righteous... (more)

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by 5509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I used to eat white bread ketchup sandwiches in high school because I thought it was fat-free and would help me lose weight. Also, I ate fries because I thought it was healthier than a burger. No lie. I also downed sugar laden yogurts thinking I... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · March 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I used to spend hours making whole grain breads, packed with as much wheat germ, vital gluten flour, seeds, and nuts I could cram in there. In spite of the stomach cramps, crushing hunger, brain fog, and declining grades that resulted I was... (more)

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by 4295 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I've just found this article about the 8 reasons the Paleo diet should be extinct It gives the same old flawed arguments we see over and over - hunter gathers did eat grains, hunter gathers died young etc etc. So, do you ignore these articles,... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · February 27, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Fundamental Hole #1: "Do we really know what the caveman ate?" No, but we definitely know what they DIDN'T eat. Over-processed/refined foods cooked in vegetable oils. Fundamental Hole #2: "What was available to cavemen was highly... (more)

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by 385 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

So my MIL called me last week to tell me that Dr. Oz was on the Marilyn Davis Show (which I'd never heard of since we don't get cable) and he would be evaluating different "fad diets" (is anyone else bothered as much as I am when people call it... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · February 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Don't worry. These will pass. There are 4 phases of a revolution. First everybody ignores you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you, and then you win. We are somewhere between 2nd and 3rd phase. Hope we transition to the 4th phase soon :-). (more)

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by 5135 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Did anyone else see this headline: I Tried a Fad Diet Off the Internet and It Worked! and really, really hope that paleo wasn't the "fad" talked about? (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 21, 2011 at 1:45 AM

I liked this comment: I am a physician who loves slate, and reads it like a newspaper everyday (over 10 years). This is the dumbest article I have ever read on this otherwise outstanding publication. This would stand out as the most inane... (more)

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by 1655 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So I hung out with a girl today who was boasting over how amazing her diet is and how it makes her feel awesome, etc. From some Uruguayan doctor named Dr. Alejandro Junger. Apparently the celebs in Hollywood like Gweneth Paltrow are using his... (more)

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jgirl 0 · September 05, 2011 at 1:46 AM

A cardiologist on this path due to his own health concerns after he came to the United States. His book is called Clean. He does encourage you to eat a mainly plant based diet (cleansing foods) with some animal proteins (post cleansing) with a... (more)

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by 333 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

My cynical 14 y.o. sister is convinced the paleo diet is a fad diet/scam/money making deal for Mark Sisson, Loren Cordain, etc. We have arguments/debates and when I asked her to read the Primal Blueprint or the Paleo Diet (only paleo books i have)... (more)

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Olivia 0 · June 30, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Why does it matter so much to you what she thinks about your diet and that she reads these books? What's the point of getting into these debates, apart from frustrating yourself? But if you want my advice I would say that I had a similar view to... (more)