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PaleoQ: Good tool to promote the Paleo message?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 19, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Paleo for Life is working on ways to promote the benefits of Paleo lifestyles to the public. One idea is the concept of PaleoQ, a single health score computed using the results of common lab tests. The idea is to have a single number for people to assess the benefits of a Paleo diet, do before/after comparisons, etc.

Is this something useful in promoting the "Paleo = Healthy" message? Any suggestions on making it better for promoting the Paleo lifestyle?

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on February 20, 2010
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I agree with this. As a healthy and relatively young guy (30s), going to the doctor and getting blood work done is a foreign concept. It's something on my todo list, mainly out of curiosity, but not a major priority. From others I've talked to in my age group, this is a pretty common attitude so I wonder if there's some way to tweak the PaleoQ for the under-40 crowd?

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on February 20, 2010
at 01:54 AM

While this tool may work for those in their 40s or older who've been getting blood work done on a regular basis, many young adults these days don't do so yet. Many haven't ever had their blood checked! Going to the doctor and getting these numbers might also be a stretch for our budgets. For those of us for whom it's difficult to get our numbers, it might be more successful to have another measurement of health.

That said, it's a fun tool!

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on February 20, 2010
at 04:34 PM

I agree with this. As a healthy and relatively young guy (30s), going to the doctor and getting blood work done is a foreign concept. It's something on my todo list, mainly out of curiosity, but not a major priority. From others I've talked to in my age group, this is a pretty common attitude so I wonder if there's some way to tweak the PaleoQ for the under-40 crowd?

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on February 20, 2010
at 12:07 AM

Very interesting. My suggestions would be to show the baseline/benchmark AND why Paleo for Life thinks that X should Y.

Don't make it black box, not that I think you are.

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on February 20, 2010
at 12:38 AM

It looks like a fun, quick promotional item. Of course the scale values don't mean anything, but the direction over time might be useful, similar to an online bodyfat calculator. eg: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/body-fat-calculator/

I like the "Resources" page.

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