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Paleo politics?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Anyone else on here who feel there are deeper possible ramifications of paleo nutrition - towards permaculture, the transition to post-industrial society, stone age economics vs neo-liberalism?

www.eco-action.org/dt/affluent.html - Marshal Sahlins anthropologist on the original affluent society.

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on October 17, 2013
at 01:35 AM

I like your way of thinking

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on March 07, 2010
at 07:33 AM

I enjoyed reading the link about the (ab)original affluent society. Thanks.

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on February 16, 2010
at 09:51 PM

The one sector in the U.S. economy that has seen major growth in the last ten years has been health care. If everybody in the country started to eat a diet which alleviated the majority of the illnesses that they suffered from, doctors and pharmacists would be out of jobs, and the health care industry would collapse.

The FDA food pyramid has done more to increase grain and dairy consumption for the benefit of agrocorps than it has to benefit the health of the average person.

Corn and chemicals derived from it are in just about everything in the grocery store. It is no coincidence that Iowa is essentially where the presidential race begins.

Our health and diet are highly politicized affairs, but rarely to our benefit.

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on February 17, 2010
at 12:39 AM

The idea of a diet uniquely designed for optimal human health vs one that is optimally able to keep the largest number out of starvation and clinical malnutrition represents a few major philosophical ideas. The concept that the best diet for man is also the most enjoyable is a rejection of unearned guilt. Many influential ideologies demand man's suffering and sacrifice to atone for some variation of original sin. Paleo doesn't directly imply political viewpoints, but its individualistic premise does.

Besides that, the subsidies for unhealthy foods, regulations hindering healthy foods, and tax funding for bad medical research that are the status quo are anathema to us.

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on October 17, 2013
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I like your way of thinking

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