I've noticed lately that I'm seeing alot of paleo type advice from mainstream sources, but they never mention paleo and only expose one aspect of it at a time. Dr. Oz was epousing coconut oil the other day and has mentioned probiotics, omega 3's. avoiding simple sugars, etc, but never on the same show at once and I have not heard him mention paleo. I have heard other examples serendipitously while watching other shows as well. Has anyone else noticed paleo advice being given, but not given the credit?
not everything that's healthy is just "because of paleo". most of the knowledge that gets transported and bundled by the paleo concept existed long before - on its own, or in context with other health optimization approaches (like vitamin D, DHA/EPA, etc). paleo just happens to be one of the more recent approaches to include and merge most of these scattered "truths" successfully.
They're coming to the same conclusions via studies and good old common sense, not a paleo framework.The truth is going to get out eventually, but it may be a while yet before paleo, with all of it's tenets, is accepted.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (no jokes please!) have a segment on their pre-game shows where they ask a viewer's question to one of the team's doctor. One questioned asked how to get rid of belly fat, and the doctor essentially said to cut out pasta, bread, etc.
My example above is a low-carb solution, and not paleo-specific. As others have mentioned, it's not important for good advice to be presented as paleo.
Does it really matter if healthy dietary habits are labeled paleo or not? As long as the end result is eating whole foods, eliminating refined, processed foods and sugar and eliminating grains, does the label really matter?
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