It goes without saying that people who spend this much time talking about health and nutrition have officially entered the nerd/information junkie spectrum. I was wondering if most people ended up here as a result of a scientific background, or if it was motivated by more personal reasons? Any BS, MS, PhD, professional degrees that led you to a paleo lifestyle? Anyone here as the result of a dietetics/MD/other health professional program? I am very curious about whether paleo has permeated the main stream enough that the hardcore sci-ers are here!
Note: My background is two years of microbiology/immunology, two years of psychology, and now I'm in a dietetics program. Working on the 7 year undergrad degree, but really enjoying it. Studying conventional nutrition, while often frustrating, I find is the best way to see where the country is at in terms of nutrition, and really has allowed for me to focus and strengthen my beliefs. Being able to get a license to work in the hospital and in a clinical setting will hopefully allow me to discuss my nutritional opinions with colleagues, and, seeing as I apparently enjoy spending years and years at university, lead to research.