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What's next for Paleo as a movement?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 10, 2012 at 2:26 AM

What's next for the paleo/ancestral movement?

How can paleo go mainstream without selling its soul?

How can it be legitimized, validated? Where can funding and research to support it come from?

What can we do to help?

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Wait... isn't paleo just Atkins anyway?

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Better that they tell them to not eat grains than the awful advice they were giving previously.

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on June 10, 2012
at 12:46 PM

like grains that are the affordable staple for millions of people both in the US and around the globe. Instead, people can eat corn tortillas all day as long as they simply use their bodies the way they are biologically meant to be used, and eat appropriate portions.

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on June 10, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I'm of two minds: one *I think it's doomed*. I think it's going to remain a little corner of society, lumped in with LC. On the other, I'm afraid sometimes that the nonsense of Taubes/paleo etc is actually starting to affect otherwise wise researchers etc. The reason I think this is because *you are starting to see mainstream docs and researchers recommending reducing carbs, etc as cures for modern Americans' shitty lifestyles*. So, if you consider that second scenario "success" I suppose I feel it may succeed. I think it's completely silly for mainstream docs to tell people to avoid something

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 10, 2012
at 12:43 PM

I'm of two minds: one I think it's doomed. I think it's going to remain a little corner of society, lumped in with LC. On the other, I'm afraid sometimes that the nonsense of Taubes etc is actually starting to affect otherwise wise researchers etc. The reason I think this is because you are starting to see mainstream docs and researchers recommending reducing carbs, etc as cures for modern Americans' shitty lifestyles.

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on June 10, 2012
at 05:06 AM

+1 for "I liked Paleo before it was famous...I am so hipster." lol

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on June 10, 2012
at 05:02 AM

That worked. :) Unfortunately, I can only ever hope to be that hip. :(

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:53 AM

try this: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3pftmx/

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:42 AM

For some reason, I can't see it, and I really want to. :/

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:22 AM

So what you're saying is: http://static.quickmeme.com/media/social/qm.gif

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on June 10, 2012
at 03:49 AM

I know. I guess it's not clear when to revive an old question and when to ask it again.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:56 AM

Yes, but that question was asked two years ago.

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:30 AM

This question is very similar to this one: http://paleohacks.com/questions/580/future-of-paleo-movement#axzz1xLkGQO3L

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Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

on June 10, 2012
at 04:10 AM

It can't. As soon as it has its first hit single, Paleo will get embarassingly egotistical off the new fame. Its first album will be hailed as a breakthrough hit, a departure from the norm, but then it will cave to advisors and sycophants. Then there will be embarassing photos, and rumours of Paleo in bed with Atkins, Kruse, and Sisson. They will deny everything. A tell-all book will get written. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan will pretend to be involved with Paleo, to revive their careers, but there will be pictures popping up of them at Ice Cream shops, passed out in the Butter Brickle. That cheating Butter Brickle.

By the third release, though, Paleo will have grown up. Wisdom will temper it's decisions, and die hard fans will return to it, claiming a new found respect.

I liked Paleo before it was famous, before it was even written about. I am so hipster.

:)

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:53 AM

try this: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3pftmx/

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

(7370)

on June 10, 2012
at 04:42 AM

For some reason, I can't see it, and I really want to. :/

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

(7370)

on June 10, 2012
at 05:02 AM

That worked. :) Unfortunately, I can only ever hope to be that hip. :(

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 10, 2012
at 04:22 AM

So what you're saying is: http://static.quickmeme.com/media/social/qm.gif

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on June 10, 2012
at 05:06 AM

+1 for "I liked Paleo before it was famous...I am so hipster." lol

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 10, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Paleo is definitely becoming more mainstream and less stigmatized. I just picked up a magazine called "Living Without," which, though touted in vegan/hippy markets, features many meat-filled recipes that don't use dairy or gluten (frustratingly enough, very few that exclude both). They have articles from celebs with food sensitivities.

There is also a great website called We Want Paleo http://wewantpaleo.com/ that tracks paleo restaurants and resources, and encourages people to speak up for the desire to have more paleo options when dining out. I'm lucky enough to live in a city where buying CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes full of local produce and meat is easy and convenient.

Many bloggers, like PaleOMG, post easy, healthy recipes, and sell slogan shirts/hats to support the cause. Crossfit is popular here (although I'm not a fan) and the general higher income of people who do Crossfit, translates into higher consumer demand for paleo choices in the community (money talks). I don't know what the future holds for "paleo" as a brand, if it is a brand or something to be sold, but I think that the more documentaries the public watches about the dangers of sugar and processed foods, the more will sway in favor of whole foods.

Sorry, this was a long-ass post.

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on June 10, 2012
at 03:47 AM

precisely, documentaries following a "regular everyday normal guy" ?? doing paleo plus work-outs for some months then before/after pictures and blood tests. "Super primal me".

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on June 10, 2012
at 02:14 PM

i don't care if anyone agrees with my choices. why should i?

i do hope that the trend to more local sourcing of organic food and more humane treatment of animals gains mainstream status and that genetic modification is outlawed. aside from that what others do, believe and eat does not concern me and vice versa.

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on June 10, 2012
at 01:44 PM

People are quickly realizing that the SAD thing isn't working. Even people who eat SAD.

I believe (and hope) Paleo will become as "mainstream" as Atkins or the South Beach Diet is in the near future.

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on June 10, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Wait... isn't paleo just Atkins anyway?

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