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by 0 · July 07, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Kurt Harriss had a great blog and he left the paleosphere, his blog was awesome.

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CD 0 · July 05, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Dr Harris was years ahead of the rest of the paleo gurus. A couple are just now starting to catchup while the mainstream gurus are getting more conservative. I would still revisit his blog even after he stopped writing. Sad to see it go down, ... (more)

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by 24343 · April 09, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Who will be the paleo luminary who tips paleo into mainstream culture? Is it even possible or even desirable? Do you care, as a paleo eater? The reason I ask is this: the other day, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with a member of... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · April 09, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I have high hopes for Mat Lalonde. He's definitely got the science part down, is young and super friendly. Heck, he looks like a model. That oughta be a plus in today's world. Definitely agreed about the Taubes/Owen Wilson connection. It's the... (more)

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by 8497 · July 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

So found a nice legacy podcast by Kresser and Harris: Episode 6 – Kurt Harris on orthorexia, meditation, lipids & more. http://chriskresser.com/the-healthy-skeptic-podcast-episode-6 The point of my question can be summed up in this: You... (more)

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by 8497 · June 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Just wondering. Mind you the people who would probably know, are not even here any more.

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by 4240 · August 07, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Has a Paleo guru ever given you advise that you ended up following and eventually came to the conclusion that in the end it was bad advice?

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dzone 0 · August 06, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Jimmy Moore is the only paleo guru you need. Any more than him and you're pressing your luck.

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by 77338 · June 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Want to have your question closed as 'argumentative' and/or 'subjective'? Simple. Mention - in a non-fawning/sycophantic way - Jack Kruse or Jimmy Moore. PH mods will be on it like white on rice (good thing it's a safe starch). What are they... (more)

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VB 0 · June 20, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I think it is biological. If you inject rhesus monkeys with testosterone, they start fighting for their ranks. People who have more testosterone also like to keep others "in line". People whose brains are estrogen-wired are more all-inclusive,... (more)

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by 2791 · May 12, 2012 at 3:53 AM

What do you think about KGH’s latest comment about the value of Paleo? A commenter on Carbsane’s blog said “"i am currently confused as to what value there is in a paleo/ancestral approach to nutrition and health." KGH answered here at... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

The question isn't "what's the value of the core principles of the paleo?" The question is "is the community that's been built around some really solid principles worth a damn?" The community is valuable ONLY because of it's principles. If it... (more)

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by 427 · April 01, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Was it taken down? Why? I hope there's still a copy of it somewhere, because that was one of the funniest pieces I've ever read. Just thinking about it cracks me up LOL. Harris is one of a kind.

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · April 01, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Thanks to a spammy site scraper, you can read it here.

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by 35 · March 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM

See: Richard Nikoley, Kurt Harris, Don Matesz. All have increased their carb intake and subsequently have dropped off the face of the earth, blog-wise. Paul Jaminet seems very prolific at 20% carbs from safe starch. Is it the exact macro nutrient... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Correlation does not equal causation.

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by 24343 · March 29, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Have you seen Dr. Harris's interesting recent viewpoint concerning the gut and our immune response, on Melissa's blog? Here's the argument, blow-by-blow, paraphrased for brevity, and sometimes for humorous effect. --Melissa-- Paleo didn't fix my... (more)

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EatLessMoveMoore 0 · March 29, 2012 at 5:30 AM

So why the deletion of comments you don't like, Melissa? Because you'd rather Kurt's view of the Livin' La Vida Low Cred empire not gain any serious traction? Or maybe you're a closest Jimmy Moore fangirl? The former is alarming enough; the latter... (more)

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by 1026 · April 10, 2014 at 3:07 AM

This is what Kurt Harris says in the comments for Melissa's recent article The many-venomed earth : Hi Chris I must respond to your comment as it is so spot-on. I am starting to think the core paleo conceit of our health being ruined by... (more)

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Micheal78 0 · March 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I think so.. http://www.defensesoap.com/defense-body-wipes.html

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by 15 · March 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Ever since I heard a podcast with Kurt Harris I've experimented with more starches (namely rice - although i'm now very fond of plantains as well). I started to eat puffed rice with heavy cream - which is amazingly tasty. But I tend to have... (more)

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by 18236 · October 16, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Docs are pressuring wifey to drink the koolaid. Should she, or shouldn't she? I remember finding a very astutely written article by none other than Dr Kurt Harris on his thoughts about how the glucose tests done to determine gestational diabetes... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · October 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I'm facing the same dilemma. They won't let me give birth in the birthing center without passing the test. At first I wanted to fight it, but I can actually now see the liability issues, etc. that make it necessary. Gestational diabetes seems to... (more)

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by 79 · October 14, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Here's my understanding of current expert opinions on the subject of macronutrients: KGH -- They don't matter -- you can use either starch or fat for fuel, as long as you stay away from NADs and too much fructose. Robb Wolf -- Match your starch... (more)

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Riveted 0 · October 14, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I recently started working with a leangains-style approach: consistently high protein, alternating moderate carb (workout days) / low carb (rest days). Feels great but too early to judge impact.

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by 2791 · October 11, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Below is what I believe is a very insightful comment from Kurt Harris (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=4802#comment-32901). Will nutrition or nutrition advice ever be capable of “saving the world” from obesity? (And do you see the same elephant... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 11, 2011 at 1:52 AM

He just now realized this? Meh, most doctors with holistic leans think that if only the public knew what we know they would do what we do....its just basically not true. I think about 20% of the population can be saved by learning how to live... (more)

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by 12048 · September 20, 2011 at 2:16 AM

http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/9/13/archevore-diet-revised.html In his first post in some time, KGH seems to be persuaded by Stephan's food reward series. "I've not had a chance to do big blog posts about food reward yet. Those... (more)

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NotPaleoMark 0 · September 14, 2011 at 9:34 AM

"whole meal corn products" such as ?

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by 2791 · September 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

According to this comment, Peter has not allowed through Stephan’s comment in rebuttal to his critique (this could well be software issue though – I hate trying to post comments on blogs). Stephan recently removed his post in response to Taubes’... (more)

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Mark_S_ 0 · September 06, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Don't know much about the whole thing, but it sounds like at its most basic level, it is good to have people question each other, instead of everyone accepting information because it sounds good, fits with what simply feels write, or falls in line... (more)

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by 1503 · August 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Hi, I apologize for this #lazyweb question, but I can't find what I'm looking for and now I'm not sure it exists. Did Dr. Kurt Harris recently call 'food reward' or 'hyper-palatable food' a neolithic agent of disease'? If so, can you post a link... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · August 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

It was from Kamal's question. Kurt G Harris, MD

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by 1219 · July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Anyone know the actual breakdown of Kurt Harris's current diet where he says he is experimenting with 50% CHO?

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mari 0 · August 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM

He said he used bananas, potato, and rice and decreased cream and butter but still didn't count calories. I would think he'd do a blog post soon. One thing I'm curious about is whether he purposely sought out lean protein or continued eating fatty... (more)

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by 12048 · August 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

KGH is very active in the comments section on Stephan's site where he just posted the scientific counter to Taubesian obesity theory. Since he seemed to be responding to many commenters, i threw a question that i'd been mulling over to see what... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · August 13, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I agree with him, I think he needs more specific details.

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by 641 · August 12, 2011 at 1:49 AM

I had a lightbulb moment this morning (which is good because I was up late last night thinking about this topic). I realized that the thing called a "LC diet" for me mostly meant giving up grains and sugars (my diet was mostly OK prior; I've... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · August 12, 2011 at 1:49 AM

I don't agree with all of this, because when I lost the bulk of my extra weight, it was on lower-carb but I still ate bread. Eventually, careful tracking led me to see the pattern between wheat and weight gain and cravings. So, I gave much of it... (more)

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by 871 · August 11, 2011 at 6:30 AM

Can ketosis be attained without Dairy? I'm a little confused after reading a lot of Dr. Kurt Harris' stuff. Can anyone clarify, is it just easier with butter and full cream, but can be achieved while still being Paleo?

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Paleo4ever 0 · August 11, 2011 at 6:30 AM

Josh-what are your main items that make up your fat? And protein?

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by 18236 · June 04, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Another thread lead me to the 'argument' discussion between CarbSane and Stephan Guyenet / Dr Harris. If you haven't had a chance to see it, I'd recommend taking the time. CarbSane - NEFA discussion Not sure what's up with the text/background... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · August 08, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Travis, you are hysterical! Folks here ... if you want to get the full picture about NEFA rather than where Kurt Harris went all immature frat boy on me, please take the time to read the label at the blog. Possible ischemia is a small part of... (more)

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by 24343 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)

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Ben_Joven 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:33 AM

I would have to say that longevity has to do more with the amount of food that you put in your body and your activity levels.

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by 353 · April 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Maybe I missed it. Why did Dr. Harris erase referrences to PaNu on his website and replace it with Archevore?

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Joseph_Miller 0 · April 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I cannot access the Archevore site either. It just loads forever, giving me an empty screen.