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Let us envision what a Paleo magazine would contain...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM

I know that we get most of our paleo knowledge from the web(and here we are!) and books.

If paleo is really going viral and spreading like a good meme should, there will someday be a glossy mag for it.

If there was a glossy monthly paleo mag, what should it contain for both the established paleostyle people and for people interested in trying it out???

Who would advertise?


Update to the question... Now that there are some paleo magazines out there... What do you think of them???

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:39 AM

paleo/primal snack companies, grass fed jerky companies, certain supplement companies, whole foods, authors of paleo books/blogs etc

60c061f4b024f9ac421b27bf93b40ebe

(220)

on April 04, 2011
at 04:06 AM

I would love to read a paleo magazine! I currently subscribe to several food magazines and since making the switch to the paleo diet I am getting frustrated reading them since I no longer want to eat 1/2 of the recipes. I would absolutely subscribe to a paleo magazine.

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on March 30, 2011
at 02:29 PM

So this is interesting. Somebody asks a question about a Paleo Magazine, and when one is developed and announced, the PaleoHacks crowd votes it down.

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on February 20, 2011
at 10:40 AM

have you seen the latest Vibram 5 fingers ad? hott! if you haven't here it is: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NesA71BvR9U/TQ7Tlort2nI/AAAAAAAAAfU/Ummi1Z9Z7_s/s1600/vibrant_ad.jpg

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(10778)

on September 28, 2010
at 12:38 AM

I like the contrast that the very old and very new provide, but you knew that as shown by my love for PaleoHacks.com... (grin)

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on September 28, 2010
at 12:37 AM

When the new PLOS (Public Library of Science) open source scientific journal first came out they made sure that the first 6 issues (if I remember correctly) were in shiny print, but they had planned the whole time to go as paperless as possible... They just wanted those hardcopy issues circulating at first to make sure that more people had the hands-on experience. I think I'd like to see some promo issues in the early stages at least.

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on September 24, 2010
at 01:51 AM

I like the bit with the registered dietitian!

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(22923)

on July 28, 2010
at 09:57 PM

It's hard to profit on EAT REAL FOOD

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(22923)

on July 28, 2010
at 12:14 AM

Love my toeshoes

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on July 07, 2010
at 04:49 PM

I'm actually going to look into this. I'm not a huge magazine reader, but I would read this one! I'm a writer, and I used to write for a food mag here in Toronto... I could contact the editor and ask her how she got it going, what kind of $$ is required, etc.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on June 12, 2010
at 10:01 AM

Can't argue with this; sex, pretty pictures, and lofty goals!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on June 12, 2010
at 09:59 AM

Yes, with notes on their style of approach.

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(15976)

on June 11, 2010
at 02:21 AM

yknow, i havent yet gotten on the vibram five fingers wagon. worth it? I do go barefoot any time at home totally. walking on the toes more or less etc.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on June 11, 2010
at 12:24 AM

There is entire population out there that would only learn about this if it was in a shiney mag that they could leaf through... Not everyone is on the net, quite yet.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on June 11, 2010
at 12:25 AM

I imagine - vibram five fingers

  • paleo-brand snacks

  • exercise equipment

  • organic mail order

  • grass fed/pastured farms

  • cowpooling services

  • crossfit

  • whole foods/trader joes etc

  • cookbooks/other books

  • supplements

probably many many more

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 11, 2010
at 02:21 AM

yknow, i havent yet gotten on the vibram five fingers wagon. worth it? I do go barefoot any time at home totally. walking on the toes more or less etc.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 28, 2010
at 12:14 AM

Love my toeshoes

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2b4f887f5fd32a37c6038eb0aaaf3bf5

on June 15, 2010
at 07:50 AM

I think some articles on how your body actually processes food would be great, you know, to show people the real effects that wheat & such has on your body.

Also be interesting to have evolutionary articles in there, from anthropology & evolutionary psychology, that could focus on how traits & behaviors from our ancestors developed, and how they continue to be with us today. But written in a very approachable "Psychology Today" sort of way.

Yes, absolutely, recipes.

Yes, absolutely, stories of people going through it, not only before and after, but how great to have a monthly column for those going through the transition. Or highlighting different experiences, such as the whole no 'poo thing.

Paleo personal care products (this seems to be a hot one for us ladies). Paleo make-up, body products, etc.

Healthy/natural clothing.

Highlighting paleo options in different cities (restaurants, grocery stores for paleo food, paleo activities, etc)

I think this is a great topic, and an idea that I have thought & wondered about. If anyone wants to give this a go, let me know, I'd love to be involved!

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on July 07, 2010
at 04:49 PM

I'm actually going to look into this. I'm not a huge magazine reader, but I would read this one! I'm a writer, and I used to write for a food mag here in Toronto... I could contact the editor and ask her how she got it going, what kind of $$ is required, etc.

60c061f4b024f9ac421b27bf93b40ebe

(220)

on April 04, 2011
at 04:06 AM

I would love to read a paleo magazine! I currently subscribe to several food magazines and since making the switch to the paleo diet I am getting frustrated reading them since I no longer want to eat 1/2 of the recipes. I would absolutely subscribe to a paleo magazine.

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on September 27, 2010
at 11:44 PM

Why bother with print?

A print magazine has large start up costs, high overhead and... it's not a website.

I can't remember the last time I bought any type of magazine or newspapers. All my hobbies and interests have dedicated websites and with smart-phones, tablet computers and e-readers becoming more popular all the time I just can't see why you would even get started with a glossy magazine.

In my opinion it's much better to start a paleo / primal magazine type website, it's cheaper, will reach more people around the world and with a little bit of internet marketing know how you'll make a much healthier profit.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 28, 2010
at 12:37 AM

When the new PLOS (Public Library of Science) open source scientific journal first came out they made sure that the first 6 issues (if I remember correctly) were in shiny print, but they had planned the whole time to go as paperless as possible... They just wanted those hardcopy issues circulating at first to make sure that more people had the hands-on experience. I think I'd like to see some promo issues in the early stages at least.

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on June 11, 2010
at 08:50 PM

Umm... A lot of splendid specimens of male and female evolutionary paleo HAAAAAWWTNESS.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on June 12, 2010
at 10:01 AM

Can't argue with this; sex, pretty pictures, and lofty goals!

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(2169)

on February 20, 2011
at 10:40 AM

have you seen the latest Vibram 5 fingers ad? hott! if you haven't here it is: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NesA71BvR9U/TQ7Tlort2nI/AAAAAAAAAfU/Ummi1Z9Z7_s/s1600/vibrant_ad.jpg

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on June 11, 2010
at 12:53 AM

I would love to see before and afters of people who've changed to a paleo lifestyle!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on June 12, 2010
at 09:59 AM

Yes, with notes on their style of approach.

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on February 20, 2011
at 07:44 AM

Good news! There is a brand new print magazine, Paleo, that will be available soon! The magazine is dedicated to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and each issue will have info on diet, exercise, daily living, interviews with experts, recipes and more! For more info check out www.paleomagonline.com!

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6092)

on March 30, 2011
at 02:29 PM

So this is interesting. Somebody asks a question about a Paleo Magazine, and when one is developed and announced, the PaleoHacks crowd votes it down.

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on September 27, 2010
at 05:30 PM

I'd like to see any new magazine, but especially a Paleo one, optimized for mobile devices and iPad. Evolutionary wisdom served up on good ol' neolithic wireless bandwidth.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 28, 2010
at 12:38 AM

I like the contrast that the very old and very new provide, but you knew that as shown by my love for PaleoHacks.com... (grin)

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Dc12fef4f7c25d968ab11be99f3eaba7

(45)

on July 28, 2010
at 09:47 PM

YAY I would definitly buy this magazine too! I'd like to see articles on *before and after's *beginner's guide to paleo *articles or interviews by the big names in the paleo community *natural health and beauty reviews *reviews of paleo places/activities/resources in different cities *reviews of things like VFF's, vivobarefoot shoes, etc *informational articles on things like why gluten is bad, why sugar is bad, insulin, cholesterol, iodine, vitamins, minerals etc *reviews of supplelement brands *classifieds section for things like selling stuff and cowpooling *recipes *"how-to" articles for DIY-ing stuff (like gardening, making useful crafts, cooking, building stuff etc) hmmm thats all I can think of for now... Someone do this!!! I would love it! :D I'm sure TONS of pepople would buy it! You could start selling it at health food stores to start out!

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on July 28, 2010
at 01:54 AM

I would like see in this magazine is what certain acronyms mean...like VFF. (five fingers)

For example: (EVCO-extra virgin coconut oil), (HFCS-high fructose corn syrup)....I read about all this stuff and then there is something I missed. You know, educate the public.

I would subscribe to this magazine. I think its all very interesting and it would be nice to have something to read at night and the computer off!

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on July 28, 2010
at 12:02 AM

@ waywardsister With your connections you should try and get something going. A magazine like this i think would sell like hot cakes. As a sales rep i know that you would easily get advertisers with how the health and workout industry is right now, which is on fire.

Also for begginers, a how to guide to starting the Paleo diet as well as a what you can and cannot eat and a list of foods that are kind of in the middle would be great.

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on June 15, 2010
at 11:00 AM

I would like to see...

...stories on tweaking your Paleo Diet for maximum effectiveness in weight loss and fitness.

...interviews with the bigger names in the field plus food writers (i.e. Pollan, Schlosser) and evolutionary dieticians/food historians.

...recipes, naturally, but also solid articles on cooking technique that makes it easier for those less "kitchen inclined" to utilize that stove thing.

...more on activities that aren't "Primal," per se, but still utilize the body and make for good exercise (i.e. martial arts, Parkour, caber tossing).

...solid reviews of items that keep popping up, i.e. "we gave VFF to these four people and they vowed to wear them faithfully for one month. results?"

...a monthly series where a registered dietician with no previous exposure to the Paleo Diet tried it for a month and then gave his/her honest assessment from personal experience.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 24, 2010
at 01:51 AM

I like the bit with the registered dietitian!

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on June 12, 2010
at 02:47 AM

I would love to see pictures of people's daily meals because I'm always interested in what other paleo's eat and perhaps the meals will inspire me to make something different!

Oh and I love reading about the health benefits of different foods...

Resource links, etc are also nice so we can all go on the web sites and scope out the products, etc for ourselves and perhaps order them if we are intrigued!

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on June 11, 2010
at 08:18 PM

@Adam Crafter (and everyone else)

Check out my new favorite magazine: Meatpaper.

Meatpaper is a print magazine of art and ideas about meat. We like metaphors more than marinating tips. We are your journal of meat culture.

Not Paleo per se -- but close enough for now.

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on September 24, 2010
at 07:12 PM

I could see the newsletter format of the Berkeley Wellness Letter working well for a paleo audience: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/

It's not shiny or glamorous but very dense and great information.

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on June 11, 2010
at 12:18 AM

If you build it they will come, as far as advertisers. Ready made meals, snacks etc. Witness lowcarb sites like livin lavida etc. I'm not opposed to a mag though. I bet cordain would be all over it. Sisson prolly too (love the guy). Im more into the kind of chilled out Kurt Harris approach to this - avoiding "candy cigarettes" etc.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on June 11, 2010
at 12:24 AM

There is entire population out there that would only learn about this if it was in a shiney mag that they could leaf through... Not everyone is on the net, quite yet.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on January 05, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Has anyone seen any signs of this happening yet?

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on September 24, 2010
at 04:17 PM

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on July 28, 2010
at 09:47 PM

Who would advertise ? Maybe nobody !

Just like the way we feed our dogs & cats species appropriate food (raw prey model) there is no profit in backing up real food that anyone can purchase anywhere. JMO

Shirley

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on July 28, 2010
at 09:57 PM

It's hard to profit on EAT REAL FOOD

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:39 AM

paleo/primal snack companies, grass fed jerky companies, certain supplement companies, whole foods, authors of paleo books/blogs etc

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