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What? So Dr Oz Paleo now?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 9:03 AM

From the New Yorker

'He eats like a Paleolithic hunter-gatherer and exercises daily. He never takes an elevator when he can use the stairs; the one time I saw him do so, he told me he was embarrassed by his indolence, a word nobody else could possibly associate with him.'

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/02/04/130204fa_fact_specter?currentPage=4

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:13 PM

Scratch, that's amazing. The coyotes always get to my tofu before I can!

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on February 05, 2013
at 01:15 AM

What are you talking about? I just gathered a fresh bundle of tofu bricks from the garden. Haven't even washed the dirt off.

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on February 04, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Haha. This is great. I assumed Dr Oz had a stupid conception of "hunter gatherer" diets, but even I didn't expect that he would define them in terms of being "plant-based" and would list "beans, tofu, soy, almond or rice milk" as the first few foods.

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on February 04, 2013
at 09:35 AM

I wouldn't read too much into it. The last time he mentioned the paleolithic diet in his show he mentioned that soy is part of it! So the version of Paleo he follows might not exactly be very Paleo.

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:55 PM

Oz has always been a "whole foods" guy -- but "paleo" he is not. He has often said that you should eat like a hunter-gatherer with an emphasis on the gathering.

You don't have to go any further than his website to see what he thinks: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/prehistoric-diet-plan. Legumes and soy are a large part of what the paleo diet is not. Additionally, Oz believes that moderate intake (he defines as 2-3 servings per day) of whole grain is beneficial.

He could be right, I'm not here to argue dietary dogma, but he's not "paleo".

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on February 04, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Haha. This is great. I assumed Dr Oz had a stupid conception of "hunter gatherer" diets, but even I didn't expect that he would define them in terms of being "plant-based" and would list "beans, tofu, soy, almond or rice milk" as the first few foods.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 05, 2013
at 01:15 AM

What are you talking about? I just gathered a fresh bundle of tofu bricks from the garden. Haven't even washed the dirt off.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 05, 2013
at 07:13 PM

Scratch, that's amazing. The coyotes always get to my tofu before I can!

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:42 PM

Wow, that means we've reached the mainstream. You can expect all sorts of crap being labeled as paleo now, especially when it isn't. I was dreading this day.

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:45 AM

Dr Oz = King of CW. nuff said

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:53 PM

quack...quack quack

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on February 05, 2013
at 02:11 AM

He's a vegetarian and he is always snacking on almonds and blueberry apparantly. I somehow doubt he's eating fatty steak fried in lard and drinking bulletproof cofee like many paleo's do.

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