Has anyone else been noticing paleo type things popping up in completely unlikely places? I've grown used to encountering encouraging signs in locavore/farmer's market/farm-to-table and gluten free circles that the CW paradigm is slowly being questioned and eroded, but recently I've been coming across more and more in places I just wouldn't expect it, such as:
--My father asked me out of the blue if I had heard of those “crazy five finger shoes.” Evidently he had just bought some VFFs for my three young nieces and nephews because they were the “cool new thing that everyone had to have at school.”
--While wasting time at a pretty bad bookstore at the most remote mall in New England I saw a number of books ranging from “The Complete Idiots Guide to Flour-Free Eating” to “Good Calories, Bad Calories” that really surprised me.
--The normally abysmal free healthy eating publication put out by my local supermarket has been including more and more articles on fat being good (even saying all sat fat wasn't bad!) and sugar being terrible. I've noticed this trend on the cover of women's magazines and online news sites, too, albeit normally paired with standard low-fat dogma and a hundred articles about baking.
--At Thanksgiving my boyfriend's cousin was talking about his diet which turned out to be Primal Blueprint.
What are your examples of recent close encounters of a Paleo kind? Furthermore, are you optimistic that they are part of something larger or that they will disappear as quickly as they came? I go back and forth on that question.