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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I recently stumbled on to this: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/HEALING%20LIFESTYLE.htm He seems to advocate what is pretty much a Paleo diet, but with some differences. He's big on hair mineral analysis to fine-tune the diet, and coffee... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 01, 2013 at 9:25 PM

His opinion of fruits is pretty demonstrative of odd reasoning: "They are almost all hybrids that are too sweet, and they have less nutrition than most other natural foods. They are also very yin in Chinese medical terms. Fruits... (more)

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Why do you trust fitness and health gurus? To me these people seem like some the the least trustworthy professionals out there. The incentive structure in the industry is akin to what would be that of a Hedge Fund (HF-A) who makes money by... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · March 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

In real life I am actually a Guru Coach which makes me a guru to the gurus, I agree with your assessment which is why imo all gurus should sign up for my Black Diamond Guru Coaching Package, which is usually priced at $9999.99 per year but for the... (more)

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by 125 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

The internet is full of health "experts" or gurus. Sometimes they are media sensations. Other times they are humble and don't claim to have all of the answers. Either way, they still have a group of people that hang on every word and don't... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · December 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Regarding 5 and 6: These are important, but unfortunately, "scientific research" and "expertise" -- and I use the terms loosely (they're in quotations for a reason) -- aren't always what we'd want them to be. I have a master's in nutrition and... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So I'm sick of hearing spirituality associated with vegetarianism. At some point, eating all those beans are going to interfere with meditation or spiritual practice. LOL. BTW - the hubby and I had much better meditation post-Paleo then... (more)

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Rene_2 0 · August 04, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I think it was the Dalai Lama who once said in an interview that to find spirituality one should not turn to "strange" practices alien to ones culture, but find it in ones own tradition. The tenets of my liberal Christian background are quite... (more)

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by 1026 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Yesterday I compared Dr. Harris with Dr. Kruse : You come over like Dr. Kruse, to be honest : lots of sensational speaking but nothing meaningful except the already known. Patrik was right when he said, later on : Hey Bruno --- comparing... (more)

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miked_2 0 · March 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I'm with Kurt Harris here (though I didn't read the original thread, and probably won't). Because we've been "lied" to all these years from the authorities we (the paleo community) have sort of fallen into this "flat" or "democratic" structure... (more)

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Here is a listing of our dear paleo gurus. I got the ball rolling, please suggest adds and edits to make it more accurate. Whose viewpoints have you cobbled together to make YOUR viewpoint? THE BEST SELLERS-- These gurus wrote books that... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 06, 2011 at 9:22 PM

What is this craziness? Where is Ned Kock? healthcorrelator.blogspot.com He's a super smarty-pants, his blog is frequented by connoisseurs like Jaminet and Masterjohn, and he now even has a shirtless photo. He's an underrated resource. I... (more)

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by 7324 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

---------THIRD PARTY EDIT------------ The below hack is old stuff. It's interesting background from the spring of 2011, but you might want to read these more current posts: What???s the deal with PaleoHacks, Dr. Kruse and the FBI? Richard's blog... (more)

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Nutritionator 0 · November 01, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Blanket statements and poor biochemistry aside, I cannot stand his poor grammar and lack of punctuation on this site. Most of the time his answers look like they were written by a 3rd grader. I'm expecting to be down voted by his all too faithful... (more)

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by 1198 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Related to this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33857. Has anyone here consulted with a guru or other paleo-inclined naturopath/health coach? If so, why? Did it resolve your issue? How far into paleo were you when you decided to seek... (more)

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Raza 0 · September 21, 2011 at 3:18 PM

I started consulting with Chris Kresser in July of this year. My main reason is that I lost a lot of weight on a paleo diet, but not all the weight, and was hoping he could help. I had been eating paleo about 2 years, with no real weight loss... (more)

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by 219 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Before I get to the gist of my question, I have to be fully respectful and make sure my overall belief that Art is a good guy and valuable asset to anyone who listens to him is not lost. Having said that, is he now at risk of becoming something... (more)

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Kurt_G_Harris_MD 0 · January 21, 2011 at 9:17 PM

[MODERATOR NOTE (for PaleoHackers who view answers by 'vote' and not 'oldest' or 'newest'): the quotes in this answer are from another "answer" to this question - linked here.] "However, modern meat is taken from obese animals on the order of 33%... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Robb Wolf's Book Paleo Solution is the only Paleo/Hunter Gatherer type book I have read, besides various blogs and message boards. My question is, do you see the need to read other paleo books or do they just say the same thing? I don't mean... (more)

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MikeD 0 · November 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM

If you don't want to retread the paleo stuff, I second Good Calories Bad Calories. It's got lots of good facts for why the paleo diet works better than the low fat one.

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by 451 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

I'm thinking of purchasing Mark Sisson's Damage Control Master Formula. I'm looking for something that will help with my low energy levels and kick start some weight loss, as well as promote good health, but $129 is way too much to spend on a... (more)

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Kamal 0 · September 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

This is one of the most overpriced supplements around. Not knocking Mark Sisson; I love his articles and his enthusiasm. But look at the nutrition facts label, and see what you're getting for $129/month: -Vitamin megadoses (not necessary,... (more)

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by 1288 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

For the last 15 years or so Doctors, Dietitians - fitness trainers and the like have pushed a low fat high carb diet onto everyone and I fell for it hook line and sinker - only to develop insulin resistance and become overweight- when before I was... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · September 17, 2010 at 10:42 AM

It will simply slowly morph into accurate information Oh, not all fat is bad, trans fat is the real culprit We found THESE carbs are bad By the way, we found another good fat... Oh look, NON processed red meat IS good, it's the processing that... (more)

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by 1972 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Every review I have seen is a real love-fest with the book. They also mention he goes into great detail on the biological mechanisms behind what he espouses in a section of the book- which is good! I am still wondering what the scientific detail... (more)

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Shilpa_Nicodemus 0 · September 24, 2010 at 6:03 PM

He has a (long) list of references at the end of the book, but he doesn't cite within the text itself. (e.g. He'll just say "Cortisol causes gluconeogenesis" but doesn't cite which reference you could find it in)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

In his "Primal Blueprint Fitness" e-book ( http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-fitness/ ), Sisson quotes Earle Liederman on defining adequate fitness: ???Every man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far... (more)

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Ikco 0 · August 11, 2010 at 6:19 AM

I'm lazy so I go with "if it's not fun, don't do it" therefore I wouldn't bother with swimming if I already knew that I don't like it. Saving your life has nothing/very very little to do with your fitness level in my opinion. People did things... (more)

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by 10497 · September 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

What are the best Paleo blogs to read?

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Bryan_Rankin 0 · February 12, 2010 at 8:45 PM

http://www.paleonu.com/