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Post pictures here, of you running into paleo stuff in the wild

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM

So today I walked by this (purposefully?) funny sign:
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And in the past couple months I've happened across:
-A paleo cashier comments on my groceries
-A classmate asked "have you heard about this whole paleo diet thing?"
-We randomly started a project on fructose at work (first nutrition project in years)
-My friend's mom just went paleo and lost a bunch of weight
-A group of students at my school started a paleo group (unbeknownst to me! wtf!)
-There are now several paleo books available at the public library
-Everybody's grandma is now crossfitting, and thus potentially learning about paleo

It might be interesting to capture some of these images of paleo stuff in the wild. Post em if you got em. Two years ago, all was quiet on the paleo front for me, except on the internet. Times are a' changin.

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on April 10, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Somerville, MA here I come!!

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on April 04, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I hope your huge MMA friend from Brazil is Wanderlei Silva. Dude was made to be paleo. Comes with the axe and everything.

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:45 PM

My huge MMA friend from Brazil (who doesn't do Jits but does just about everything else) laughs at primal. He points out that in his part of Brazil, all they eat is salted and grilled meat with a little veggies and alcohol. Brazilian BBQ; heaven on a grill.

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on March 31, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Great question. Very fun.

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:59 PM

No problem! And "PainDatabase" tipped me off to that. ;)

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Okay cool, thanks for sharing. I like researching pain issues, and it's nice to hear different people's experiences and successes/non-successes using paleo.

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic migraine syndrome, among other pain-causing issues I've managed to have. Paleo didn't completely fix everything, but I am functioning much better as a result of there being less severity to my symptoms, especially as far as the migraines go.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 29, 2012
at 11:45 PM

OddBallin-- if you don't mind saying...what were/are your pain issues?

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

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on March 29, 2012
at 11:05 PM

I don't have a picture, but my teacher of 4 years randomly suggested that I try paleo for pain management about a week and a half after I started it, because both of her sons were doing it and having good results.

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on March 29, 2012
at 07:54 PM

Years ago I had the pleasure of being lectured by Graham Rook on immune dysregulation/hygiene hypothesis/helminths & TB. Why didn't I have the foresight to take a grinning thumbs up snapshot with him? Paleo kudos gold down the drain...

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on March 29, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Okay okay, autophagy isn't "owned" by paleo. But I've never known a non-paleo person to even know what the term means. And this med school seems to have several paleos in it.

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on April 03, 2012
at 08:08 AM

I was teaching a rock climbing class over the weekend. For lunch I had an apple, some carrots, a chunk of raw cheese and a bike bottle full of coconut milk. Pretty normal stuff; it's not like I was gnawing on raw elk ;). Out of the blue one of my students asked me if I had read Robb Wolf's book. I said I had, but I thought it was too narrow and that I was more of a Weston-Price kind of guy. Another student heard that and told me she'd been doing Weston-Price for ten years (btw, she looked amazing). We were talking about the merits of raw dairy when another student jumped in. Someone used the words 'yam' and 'coconut oil' in a sentence and ANOTHER student said to us 'yams and coconut oil, you guys are talking primal aren't you?'. Out of a group of fifteen people, half were primal/paleo/W-P. Times they are a changing!

When I shop at Trader Joes', the staff now regularly corners me to chat primal. Ten bricks of Kerrygold butter (2 week supply), raw cheese, coconut oil, omega-3 eggs, canned wild caught salmon. They see my basket and immediately know I'm one of the tribe. But in the past year, I haven't seen a single 'primal' basket going through checkout other than mine. I have, however, had several very concerned old ladies warn me about the hazards of cholesterol from eating all that butter!

So what I'm seeing is that the healthy, athletic crowd is getting it. Rock climbers, cyclists, weight lifters and MMA fighters are all primal/paleo/WP already. It will be a while before everyone else catches up, but it's going to happen!

6b6c938c368e7a135e74c468c9ed1189

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:45 PM

My huge MMA friend from Brazil (who doesn't do Jits but does just about everything else) laughs at primal. He points out that in his part of Brazil, all they eat is salted and grilled meat with a little veggies and alcohol. Brazilian BBQ; heaven on a grill.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 04, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I hope your huge MMA friend from Brazil is Wanderlei Silva. Dude was made to be paleo. Comes with the axe and everything.

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on March 31, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Not exactly in the wild, but I think these authors were onto the paleo diet way back in 1991, they just didn't quite realize it... Grain and dairy free plus fish oil and IFing for treatment of autoimmune disease. pretty bad ass if you ask me.

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/2/125.abstract

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on April 03, 2012
at 08:34 AM

My taiji instructor--whose day job is Chinese medicine practitioner--keeps posting to FB about things like the nutritional value of organ meat, and how he enjoys recommending lard and other healthy fats to his "health conscious" clients. And one of my fellow students is now following my blog because he needs sugar-free, grain-free recipes. I haven't asked either of them about the details of their respective food philosophies, but I'm with RanchHand: the healthy, athletic crowd is "getting it," no matter what label(s) they apply!

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on April 07, 2012
at 10:27 PM

I was walking on Highland Ave. in Somerville, MA when I noticed that a bakery has recently closed. What's replacing it? A pasture-raised meat shop. Sounds pretty paleo to me.

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on April 10, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Somerville, MA here I come!!

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