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Finding Paleo minded people?

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Created June 01, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I was wondering if there was a search site to find paleo thinking people? Especially doctors and groups. It is frustrating to be "the only one" that has this mindset in a small Virginia town. I also get so frustrated talking to dr's about anything at all. I have one dr that recommends that I eat Flinstone vitamins for my iron!?!? Help

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1443 · July 01, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Well Flintstone is a caveman... right? And we're supposed to eat like cavemen.. haha I kid

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656 · June 09, 2011 at 1:52 PM

WOW,we have to drive over and hour to hit the same stores. Oh well, it could be worse

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Sounds like a dream. I too live in an area with lots of alternative practitioners, but it is an expensive area generally so I often find practitioners want as much $ as they can get for the least amount of face time. I like the idea that my practitioner will set me up for self care. Mostly it feels like being set up to have to come back again and again with never a solution in sight. Guess that's why I'm here:)

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Finding a Doctor you can talk about Paleo with and who believes in it is a good thing. However, based on my experience so far, just because they are "paleo friendly" doesn't mean you will get the help you want. They are people too and subject to as many flaws as you and me. Be sure to interview and not expect too much. And if you don't connect find someone else.

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Ok, I am lying. I've thought about doing it, but I've got too big of an ego, and besides, I am too much of a critic to ever line up full-heartedly under the Paleo flag. When I hear Jimmy Moore talk about "our team" and how we need to "get the word out", it reminds me too much of Saint Paul's "Good News". I cringe when I hear such talk. Patrik runs this site perfectly. He gets out of the way. If I started a site, it would "smell" too much of me.

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9812 · June 01, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I am in St. Mary's County- near Pax River Naval Base (thanks to the base, we are a bustling metropolis compared to when I moved here in '89!) I have to drive over an hour to Annapolis or Old Town Alexandria if I want to see a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's :(

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25467 · June 01, 2011 at 3:04 PM

You're here no? Use this site as a stepping stone. Ask your like minded folks where they go. Welcome to the island!

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Love it, look forward to seeing it Thomas

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Just checked out the website, thanks again Jules!

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 2:57 PM

me too Jules, where in Southern Md are you? I am in the Shenandoah Valley, soon to move to a small town close to Williamsburg.

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Yabba Dabba Do.

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231 · June 01, 2011 at 1:59 PM

nice! Gonna check these out!

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9812 · June 01, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Check out paleophysiciansnetwork.com and paleofinder.com; may not yield results in your area (I live in a small Southern MD town, so I feel your pain), but it's a start!

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 2:57 PM

me too Jules, where in Southern Md are you? I am in the Shenandoah Valley, soon to move to a small town close to Williamsburg.

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231 · June 01, 2011 at 1:59 PM

nice! Gonna check these out!

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Just checked out the website, thanks again Jules!

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9812 · June 01, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I am in St. Mary's County- near Pax River Naval Base (thanks to the base, we are a bustling metropolis compared to when I moved here in '89!) I have to drive over an hour to Annapolis or Old Town Alexandria if I want to see a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's :(

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656 · June 09, 2011 at 1:52 PM

WOW,we have to drive over and hour to hit the same stores. Oh well, it could be worse

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Not to worry. I am busy working on a solution to this. I will just let you know that the tentative site name will be PaleoGrok.com. Thought it was nice play on word combining Heinlein's notion of "Grok" (group conversation/thinking) and the CavemanGrok

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656 · June 01, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Love it, look forward to seeing it Thomas

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Ok, I am lying. I've thought about doing it, but I've got too big of an ego, and besides, I am too much of a critic to ever line up full-heartedly under the Paleo flag. When I hear Jimmy Moore talk about "our team" and how we need to "get the word out", it reminds me too much of Saint Paul's "Good News". I cringe when I hear such talk. Patrik runs this site perfectly. He gets out of the way. If I started a site, it would "smell" too much of me.

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6235 · June 01, 2011 at 1:47 PM

If there isn't one we could probably set one up using something like this or a stright up google maps mashup

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Yeah i'm the same way. Need to find paleo minded people

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729 · June 01, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I've found when living an "alternative lifestyle", you must find alternative practicioners. I'm luchky to live in an area lush in organics and "alternatives" and a strong small family farm supportive region. My homeopath is familiar and supportive of my nutritional choices and supports self care. In my first appointment with her, she spent a full hour getting to know my health and recommended I buy a homeopathic kit and a specific book so that I could begin taking my health into my own hands. I've since become more herbally inclined and she's cool with that too, thinks it's great and doesn't fret about not seeing me annually. Maybe there's a holistic practice, homeopath, naturopath, herbalist, someone specializing in Chinese med or Ayurveda, etc. in your area. Personally, I find a good chiropractor indespensable.

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78422 · June 01, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Sounds like a dream. I too live in an area with lots of alternative practitioners, but it is an expensive area generally so I often find practitioners want as much $ as they can get for the least amount of face time. I like the idea that my practitioner will set me up for self care. Mostly it feels like being set up to have to come back again and again with never a solution in sight. Guess that's why I'm here:)

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