Who's the best media-friendly paleo-movement expert out there?
And if you could spread only one tiny, watered-down paleo lifestyle tip to the general public, what would you include?
I eat paleo (my one-year anniversary next month!), run trails in VFFs, and am really drawn to MovNat/Crossfit/Primal Blueprint kinds of approaches to functional exercise.
I'm also a freelance science journalist for a large national magazine that publishes a website/e-newsletter with very short healthy-lifestyle tips for women aged 35 to 55.
I'd love to include some primal tidbits in this broad-based publication. But the expert "voice" is the real key. I need someone who doesn't mind tailoring their message to, say, a 50-year-old woman in Kansas who doesn't know Grok from Adam. And who can do so without being condescending.
I think movement is the easiest place to start -- partly because countering misconceptions about SAD would take up room that I just don't have, and also because exercise can be a fun message even when diluted. Maybe encourage people to do more barefoot gardening, practice more third-world squats, or something else. What do you think?
And who to talk to -- Greg Glassman, Mark Sisson, or some less-well-known trainer? Thanks for any ideas!
My one tiny paleo tip would be: eat fresh food. Nothing in a box. That's pretty much paleo, simplified. You want something that is recently alive, not sitting in boxes on a shelf. Meat, veggies, fruit, even nuts - which have a longer shelf life, but still go bad. The fresher the food, the better the nutrition. And the freshest food is local!
And yes, Robb Wolf is The Man.
Robb Wolf -- of course! Hope he doesn't mind speaking nicely to conservative aging women.
I'm going to need to work hard to get the primal-exercise message in, though. When I talked with my editor about it yesterday, she was less than enthusiastic -- since she doesn't like to walk barefoot, because her high arches hurt. Sigh.
Paleolady, excellent simplified tip! Wish I could quote you directly. Even a broad-based woman's mag can go for that message.
Bobby, yes, I'm spreading my paleo internet wings. Paleohacks is unexpectedly awesome.
A visual---walking barefoot on the beach---makes you feel soooo good, it "grounds" you and there is people stating how it is good for you to be barefoot.
A city person, how often are your bare feet touching soil?
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