There are very interesting discussions going on on this site, with a healthy mix of different opinions. There are some paleo viewpoints, but in my opinion there should be more.
Has anyone here been a raw vegan at some point in their diet history? Were you ever under the sway of this kook Durianrider?
I was a whole foods vegetarian from the age of 16 to the age of 39, then a raw foods vegan with an emphasis on a high carb fruit-based diet, until the age of 42, when I grabbed paleo in a fit of health desperation.
I consulted with one of the low fat vegan doctors, etc etc etc, you know the drill. Didn't make it as a vegetarian or as a vegan, and not for lack of care or trial. I gave it a heroic effort over a long period of time. I wanted it to work.
The thing is, I chose life, too. Life for myself, so that I can continue being a great mom, and someone who contributes to this world in all kinds of strange and hopefully beautiful ways. My body could not thrive without an ancestral diet.
Hate sites of any kind, though, are lame. There are better ways to share your story, without having to drag anyone down. There is another site that interviews ex-vegans. It's called Let Them Eat Meat, and it is a great illustration of a positive and smart way to get across the same message.
Not to mention the utter stupidity of actually downing 30 bananas a day, Durianrider is a shit of a person and arguing with these people is an epic waste of time.
The furthest I've come to a civilized discussion with these people is when I commented on a video he has about Nicki Violetti being obese that she is totally hot and got deleted. That was them being argumentative and polite.
Let them die of malnutrition and fructose poisoning while we keep being awesomely alive.
But I have to say, this site is actually a fun read.
I don't understand how that site, and that crazy man, expect to function fully and normally when they quash dissenting opinions and experiences. Can you imagine if we deleted every person who came on here wondering about weight gain, tooth problems, digestive issues with a "YOU DID IT WRONG, YOU ARE BAD, NO GOOD PALEO PERSON"? How do they expect the collective conversation to move forward and the movement to improve?
Durianrider is a joke. To mention his name falls into his desperate plan to get attention (and mindless followers). Let that tool keep eating those bananas and die one day soon. Until then, I do admit it's like a twisted science experiment, just can't help but watch, lol.
A little bit off topic, but I recently got a stern talking to on Jimmy Moore's G+ page for, in no polite terms, telling Durianrider that he doesn't have a desirable body.
I didnt mince words and I got told I should be ashamed of myself.
What's most amusing to me is seeing Paradigm667 in the comments, claiming the scientific high ground while arguing against the universal idealness of veganism. It's funny because years ago, when Underground Wellness had a forum, he was on there, claiming the scientific high ground while arguing for a plant based diet, appealing to the authority of the China Study. He also said he wanted to inject himself with HIV just to prove that it doesn't cause AIDS.