Found this on the MSN mainpage, doesn't get more mainstream! The typical "health" article, but extolling the benefits of beef, dark meat chicken (with skin!), eggs, cheese, butter and coconut!
Is this it? Have we made it? Are we at the tipping point?
Or, have we jumped the shark? Is it time to go back to veganism, just to keep one step ahead???
In any budding trend (idea, product, behavior, etc.) there are always "innovators" (Voegtlin, Eaton, DeVany, Cordain) and "early adopters" (Wolf, Sission, many paleo/primal bloggers, many of you).
What we are now seeing is the potential to begin shifting the "early majority" who require a certain critical mass of "early adopters" to give them permission to try this new (old) way of eating.
The habits of powerfully impactful individuals (mavens, connectors, and salesmen to borrow some of M. Gladwell's language from "The Tipping Point") are going to determine whether or not Paleo/Primal "tips" and goes into the mainstream (early and late majorities).
I think of paleo as the only non-fad diet in existence. If the mainstream pays attention for awhile, that's fine. They'll find something other foolish way of eating to recommend soon enough.
Just because something becomes "mainstream" doesn't mean it's bad…it means people are catching on to what's good about it. Most paleo people I know never shut up about it, so it was only a matter of time!
The Raw diet (vegan) has been around for a really long time and there has been press about it, but the masses have never taken to it because it's very challenging, with paleo it's completely do-able in a normal world.