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by 2771 · about 9 hours ago

I've been seeing a lot of press for this Paleofantasy book lately. Almost too much. It seems odd that a book with some serious misinformation about a small segment of the population is getting way too much mainstream attention. Do you think its... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · April 09, 2013 at 5:31 PM

She's trolling to make an easy buck. She doesn't study nutrition and her methods are mainly observational. Her other popular writing also involves shallow attacks on straw men and useless conclusions. Her formula: (1) Describe observations; (2)... (more)

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by 1208 · about 9 hours ago

Anyone want to comment: http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2013/02/12/las-vegas-heart-attack-grill-death/1912493/. I'm sure this will get thrown in our face by our unititiated or uninformed friends and family. It will surely be cited by... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

This says to me that there is nutrition and health not provided by a diet full of meat and fat and sugar and cheese and refined grains (shocker, right?). When you feed someone this diet, someone who probably has a lot of other areas in their life... (more)

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by 4283 · about 9 hours ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090407130905.htm At first I was shocked by this studies claims, but then I realized that we've known for a while that eating a low carb diet can cause a little insulin resistance as the body reduces... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · June 09, 2012 at 2:30 PM

First, this study is on rats. The rat model has long been known to be an ineffective model for human extrapolation, and results are often quite different when research based on rat models is done in humans. Even the authors state that before any... (more)

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by 21405 · about 9 hours ago

Just saw this Onion comic... Are there more individuals on more-or-less "Fringe" or Satire media outlets looking at traditional foods with more reason than the sensationalist media? Not including specifically Paleo news sources, while... (more)

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by 3499 · about 9 hours ago

The topic of the first hour of On Point this morning is sugar and its prevalence in the SAD. Dr. Lustig is one of the panelists, and is putting out good points and numbers about sugar and making recommendations as to what should be done. Do you... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · March 01, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I think he'll help make progress if he sticks to the facts, but he's a turn-off to a lot of people when he starts talking about government intervention.

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by 11683 · about 9 hours ago

I work in TV production (for the Food Network, among others) and would like to get into documentary film. I'm wondering if there's a documentary on Paleo coming down the pike? Something in the vein of Supersize Me and Food, Inc. If so, I would... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 23, 2011 at 4:05 PM

This has been on my radar for a while: In Search of the Perfect Human Diet. According to the website, it's out in January. You'll see some familiar paleo names among the donors and in the trailer, but it's not clear how closely they've tracked... (more)

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by 5135 · about 9 hours ago

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 24271 · about 9 hours ago

I just ran across this article, What's Our Food Identity, and was pretty stunned to see them actually include us in the list of movers and shakers who are moving the US in a positive direction. It's brief mention albeit but I want to cry tears of... (more)

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Kamal 0 · July 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I used to think that paleo was eeking it's way into mainstream thought. Now I'd say it's E-X-P-L-O-D-I-N-G! Evidence: Three out of the top five nutrition books on Amazon are paleo books! The other two books are so dumb that they don't stand a... (more)

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by 12407 · about 10 hours ago

Dr Oz is an idiot (or maybe just an opportunistic cynic) who is bought and sold by the medical/pharmaceutical establishment. After watching this show, because of the head-nodding science that is behind the paleo/primal movement, shows like this... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 07, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Any obesity discussion that doesn't covert inflammation, omega 6 fats, leptin, the thyroid, and general nutrition is incomplete. That being said Taubes is right to say that processed carbs cause obesity. They certainly do. I wrote this in his... (more)

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by 1208 · about 10 hours ago

I've noticed lately that I'm seeing alot of paleo type advice from mainstream sources, but they never mention paleo and only expose one aspect of it at a time. Dr. Oz was epousing coconut oil the other day and has mentioned probiotics, omega 3's.... (more)

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qualia 0 · January 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM

not everything that's healthy is just "because of paleo". most of the knowledge that gets transported and bundled by the paleo concept existed long before - on its own, or in context with other health optimization approaches (like vitamin D,... (more)

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by 12174 · about 10 hours ago

In the past few years I've received a few magazine subscriptions for free, but having read their diet and exercise advice I found myself glad that I hadn't paid anything for them! Of course the routine offenses include recommendation of healthy... (more)

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Ali_1 0 · January 14, 2011 at 9:54 PM

The one aimed at our kids. The menu at schools might get revamped to offer healthier choices. I think this is a great idea, but of course, the changes are not all great. The proposed rules are far more wide-ranging and would gradually reduce... (more)

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by 20787 · about 10 hours ago

I just noticed 'gluten free' as one of the top 10 google searches currently trending now. Apparently, ABC news has written an article on it calling it the latest 'fad' diet. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=11659153 The article is... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · September 18, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I think the "gluten-free" label may be the new "No Fat" fad. You could slap both of them on a carrot but it doesn't mean anything! To me, both are saying, "Hey, here's this stuff you really like but the normal version is bad for you so we took... (more)

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by 20787 · about 10 hours ago

We have talked some about educating others, which can be an uphill battle in the current climate. Perhaps one clue as to how we might help others is to find out more about others helped us. How did you first find out about paleo eating and... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · July 25, 2010 at 1:25 AM

for me a lot of things begin with a book... :) A friend tried to convince me that it's the bread that is bad, not the butter. I was totally skeptical... but finally borrowed "Good calories, bad calories" from her. Could hardly stop, finally got my... (more)

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by 272 · about 10 hours ago

hi, I know that carotid Intima Media Thickness is not a perfect proxy for coronary atherosclerosis, but does anybody have theirs periodically checked anyway? At least that'd be something to go by, and it's a non invasive scan. Thanks. (more)

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Kirik_Jenness 0 · February 01, 2011 at 1:39 PM

You've seen such lists before: 5 steps to prevent heart disease or some such thing. These lists usually say things like "cut your saturated fat," eat a "balanced diet" (whatever the heck that means), exercise, and don't smoke. I would offer a... (more)

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by 1144 · October 24, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Just read this article on Yahoo regarding people dying from diabetes without even knowing they have it. Tragic, yes. But the article writes that they are dying from ketoacidosis then goes on to infer that being in dietary ketosis is the same... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · September 08, 2012 at 1:02 PM

and I've read an article today stating that saturated fat causes diabetes and then goes on to say that eating too much 'saturated fat and sugar' is harmful to health. When are they going to separate those two and work out which is the harmful one! (more)

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by 95 · October 24, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hi all - I'm a magazine addict, especially when I must travel. Are there any paleo mags out there that I don't know about because I can't find? There are great blogs, fabulous podcasts, amazing books - but I miss my glossy cooking and baking... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · May 05, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Yes, there is a print magazine, Paleo Magazine. Here is the subscription link. http://www.paleomagonline.com/store-locator/

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by 2028 · October 24, 2014 at 3:29 AM

I'm one of those people who looks up from the paper and says "Hey, this is interesting/horrifying/ridiculous, listen to this...." Unfortunately for me, no one in my immediate circle is or understands paleo. So whenever I see an egregious piece of... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · July 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM

The comments in the recent Yahoo Shine paleo article are really grinding my gears. I counted about a dozen so far that are smugly declaring that paleo is BS because cavemen only lived to be 30. Sigh... I just have to keep telling myself "more... (more)

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by 8858 · October 24, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Just heard Taubes do an NPR interview. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2010/dec/28/why-we-get-fat/ Given his prodigious talent as a writer, he is surprisingly bad at communicating his work in interviews. Is there anyone out there who makes a... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · December 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM

I came to Paleo because Robb Wolf made me laugh. It seems like so many people become crusaders and lose perspective and humor. He still has his and is realistic about how people are really going to eat. That is what sold me.

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by 992 · October 24, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I need to stop reading nutrition articles on CNN or I might rage and smash my monitor. Here's today's gem: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/11/weight.loss.race/index.html?hpt=C2 The headline is "The bottom-line diet: Eat less" The whole point... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · November 12, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Mainstream media outlets are the processed carbs of mass communication.

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by 941 · October 24, 2014 at 3:04 AM

On this show they do experiments, most are not formal scientific studies, involving food myths. They had 6 vegetarians and had 3 of them eat meat for 2 months. One person had an 18% improvement in fitness, the others had 2 or 3%. They said results... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · April 25, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I'm inclined to regard anyone or anything promoted by Oprah with deep, deep misgiving and suspicion, especially where nutrition and diet are concerned.

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by 81 · October 23, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Was there any talk of this movie at the AHS 2011? http://perfecthumandiet.us/ It seems like this would have been a good place to rally support to get this movie released.

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by 4896 · October 22, 2014 at 3:05 AM

I don't mean doctors of any celebrities, but rather doctors who are somewhat of celebrities - on talk shows, publishing popular books, and writing articles for popular news portals. I don't watch tv, but I somehow recognize names like Oz, Gupta or... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · August 26, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Kurt Harris on Mehmet Oz: "The idea of a cardiac surgeon as some natural authority on diet is even more absurd than cardiologists in that role. And what kind of ass wears scrubs outside the OR or interventional suite? ??? I look at him and all I... (more)

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by 482 · October 21, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Paleo-friendly News Article While I'm not always keen on Foxnews (I have it added to my Pulse so I can spy on the enemy), I was pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning and see this article. While it doesn't come out and say "Paleo" anywhere... (more)

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haley12 0 · May 09, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Fox News reporting facts?! Let me look outside and see if pigs are flying... Lol but in all seriousness good article and good for Fox News! It's about time!

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by 124 · October 21, 2014 at 3:56 AM

For a long time I believed them, but since reading up about paleo, a few people suggest skipping breakfast/IF and I'm not so sure of what's what any more.

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Maria_8 0 · July 08, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Some people find that if they don't eat breakfast they're starving by lunchtime and make very bad food decisions because they're hungry/their willpower is low. Some people just can't function in the morning without breakfast for whatever reason... (more)

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by 5808 · October 21, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Ray Bradbury's story, "The Murderer,"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Murderer, "murders" all forms of technology, wrist radios (like iphones), constant music devices, tv, that constant babbling, and finds himself arrested. He wants to be put away... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · June 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Nope. Technology is how I stay in touch with my friends and my job, both of which I like. Also, just because the technology is available all the time doesn't mean one needs to be using it all the time. It's perfectly easy to take a break from the... (more)

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