At what point do primal/paleo followers become cult like? There are cliches in any movement. Is the primal/paleo way a movement? Are we a cult? When do we cross that line? I ask because I am not a gym person, I just follow the way of eating and... (more)
Serious question- what does cult-like mean? Growing up Southern Baptist, for some reason my family had a big book of cults on our shelf that I loved to read. The point of it was to warn you that these "cults" aren't real Christianity and control... (more)
Think about it: Mankind living in peace in a food-forest paradise. Then they acquire knowledge (grain agriculture) and are cast out into a desolate wasteland (SAD planet).
On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?
I've been trying to figure out whether there's a philosophy or worldview that informs paleo dieting and the paleo culture growing around this dietary regimen. If you had to write out your paleo philosophy, what would it be? Are there principles... (more)
Despite appearances otherwise, I see paleo as being incredibly individualistic. It's not one-size-fits-all, it's something that must be fit to one's individual needs/goals.
I'm a philosophy nut. When I think of the joys of being paleo, I often think of a scene in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra where Zarathustra exits his cave, picks up an apple, smells it, and is overcome with joy. Later in the same scene he is... (more)
Have any of you heard of the the "naturalistic fallacy", "the appeal to nature", or the "is-ought problem"? Basically, these terms speak to the idea that just because something appears in nature or is "natural" it is not inherently good,... (more)
i particularly enjoy the definition of 'pithy' pith??y (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive suggestions: cite precisely enough that the utterance can be independently referenced, and format consistently enough that... (more)
This paragraph seems to apply best here for a discussion: Most discussions about diet (from paleo to veganism) are pervasively selfish: ???But what can I have for dessert???? ???Sorry, I don???t consume diary.??? ???Am I allowed to have this????... (more)
Has anyone else been shifting to an inside/outside natural philosphy? Since I've turned Paleo I have slowly been eliminating or changing other parts of my life. I grew up in a hippy community so healthy body/home products and such aren't new but... (more)
This is something I've been thinking about alot lately. It hasn't made me question how I'm eating, or how I'm voting with my dollar, as I still believe that this is the right way to eat, and most everyone would benefit from it. I want to scream... (more)
Yesterday I finished reading Coming Home to the Pleistocene, which I found recommended here at PaleoHacks. I am looking for more books, websites, articles, or ideas, about culture, society, psychology, philosophy, etc. that are informed by... (more)
Recently there has been some discussion that perhaps paleo is being misused by people who just want to lose weight, for no good reason. So I would like to know, from those of you who are pursuing weight loss: WHY are you doing it? Is it a... (more)
If your going to obsess, lets at least do it productively. Obsess on the definition and analysis of health. Until we can define and present definitive parameters of health we are like a ship that has no map or route. What is optimal in your... (more)
Today the Sunrise was particularly inspiring. Made me realize rather than continue going thru life passively or submissively,little by little I have grown to appropriate my freedom, my authenticity, and my autonomy to begin to steer my ship on the... (more)
Hi All, Do you feel that the Paleo lifestyle's emphasis on healthy living, if broadly applied, would lead to fewer people leading the 'unbalanced' lifestyle that great achievements often require? I don't think everyone should train like an... (more)
Absolutely just as anti depressants will be the death of art and music. Elite performance begins where rationality ends. One does not get to be the best tennis player or golfer by leading a balanced life. Instead elite performance in a world of... (more)
If you were to design a study that would truly examine the merits of the paleo philosophy, what would it look like? Would it make sense to start with a population of SAD dieters and introduce paleo slowly? Or would you have to start from... (more)
I posted on Facebook, It's a rarer concept than I thought: my godfather spoke quite lucidly about "pseudomorphosis," or George Florovsky's concept of Orthodoxy assuming a false form. But, if web searches are any indication, the term is not as... (more)