Does anyone know why we are getting masses of people who are recommending -
Soy Oatmeal Low-carb Bread Canola Only cook with olive oil
Is this just a new influx of people new to the lifestyle? Did new ads go up somewhere? Or is the site getting spammed for some reason?
Perhaps they're just advanced "hackers" building off the paleo framework.
Soy? Moderate amounts of traditionally prepared soy are probably not problematic, possibly beneficial.
Oatmeal? Again, another benign grain. Not too exciting nutritionally, but not necessarily detrimental to one's health, possibly beneficial.
Low-carb bread? Meh, it's better than Wonderbread!
Canola? There are both better and worse options out there in terms of fats.
Cooking with olive oil? Not terribly different than other safe fats (i.e. animal fats, macadamia oil, palm and coconut oils) in terms of PUFA content. Cooking with it seems not problematic at medium to low temperatures.
It is Paleohacks, but I too have wondered this. I am a newbie myself, but I looked at this site often before registering to ask a question, because some people's responses are really opposed to paleo lifestyle. Eating full fat dairy/butter is one thing, but rice and corn are still grains. It seems like if someone asks a question on a paleo site they should get paleo answers. Then again, maybe that is the purpose sometimes. To hack people's diets-and when I started I got a Cordain book and he suggested to cook with canola or olive oil, but now canola is bad.