is anyone commenting on blogs that dis' paleo? whenever mainstream nutritionists say skipping grains and low fat pasteurized dairy is a bad idea, my blood boils. They just love the nutritional value of grains. . . I have to comment. Anyone else?
It's still a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, but I'm really trying to cut back! ;) I came across one yesterday that referred to couscous as "a perfectly good grain" and I just couldn't let that one slide :(
I have no trouble respectfully correcting any inaccuracies I see in a story. I'm not talking about vegetarian/vegan blogs or anything, that's not my fight. But Paleo is in the mainstream more and more, and it would be a disservice to let bald a$$ lies sit out there unchallenged.
Anyone who hasn't read J. Stanton's piece about where Paleo is in its development should check out http://www.gnolls.org/2199/you-are-a-radical-and-so-am-i-paleo-reaches-the-ominous-stage-3/
The personal truly is political here and I feel like the stakes are too high to let the idiots dismiss it without solid research or effort.
I avoid them because they raise my cortisol which is counter productive. I would only discuss my differences with others in person if the conversation were calm.
I see no need in doing that. We each have to find our own way to health. You can't MAKE anyone see the light. Everyone of us came to this point because we tried the other ways and found it just didn't work for us. They have to learn on their own.
I have never understood the animosity between vegans and paleo followers. To each his own.
It used to make me ultra-angry, now I just listen to Jimmy Moore and other nice guys and don't try to discuss the matter with vegans or vegetarians anymore. But when they're finally gonna admit meat is good for you, and fat is great, I'm gonna be the first one to run around the house and shout "I told ya!".
I used to indulge in that kind of thing, and I'm not one to shy away from it. In fact, I think that letting people get away with their misinformation is something that DOES need refuting. However, it's extremely hard to do so.
It takes a HUGE amount of energy to debate in those reply threads or forums, because typically the people you're calling out have a large following of devoted readers who will back them up no matter what. And as part of the visiting team, the onus is on YOU to explain the "why's" and "hows". Not really fair...
Inevitably, you're out-numbered. Even the best ancestral scientists etc find it hard to keep up a substantive level of commitment to such threads. (harris, taubes, wolf, lalonde vs. aragon, carbsane, oz, peele, etc)
It's only worth it if you can go in with a few paleo/ancestral folks to help you with any volume, as arguing with 10 different people at the same time on 10 different points is completely exhausting.
I still am firmly in the camp of "keep up the good fight" as I would be with any type of injustice.
It took me a little while, but I realized talking about paleo is a lot like talking about religion. People who have differing beliefs are rarely are open-minded about another's beliefs. And the same goes for a diet that is the opposite of what everyone has been (wrongly) taught. The taboo topics for civilized discussion should be politics, religion, and diet, it seems.
I am with the folks that it raises my stress levels if I engage in the fruitless comment wars. I have yet to see any good come out of them so I don't bother. There is rarely a discussion in the comments and they typically get pretty defensive as each side tries to out comment/link each other. LOL At times I feel they do quite a dis-service to the paleo and can turn people off to paleo. Similar to how I feel about PETA. They may have started with good intentions but they are so far out there now I totally ignore anything from them because I think they are a bunch of irrational loons. It is like leaving a turd in someone else's sandbox and wondering why they won't come out and play. Ha! I would rather support the paleo folks vs try and convert/bring down the non paleo folks. If that makes any sense. LOL!
Paleo-people comments on conventional wisdom blogs spark a discussion, always a good thing. We just need to remember: no one likes to be preached at. If a vegan, vegetarian or Standard American Diet works for someone then let it be.
Now, if you are going to leave a comment on a conventional wisdom blog, please check your grammar/spelling. You didn't "loose" "alot" of weight on paleo.
Fracking learn to spell cavepeople!