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Who are the most influential people in Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 21, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Who are paleo's "founding fathers" (or mothers)? Who are the people driving this movement further?

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on July 21, 2010
at 07:43 AM

Oh, didn't know :-)

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on July 21, 2010
at 04:28 AM

Amen to Atkins, before he died and his company starting being known for the frankenfood products rather than his original views, which were essentially paleo.

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on July 21, 2010
at 03:30 AM

You can edit my post you know :)

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on July 21, 2010
at 03:59 AM

I think that's two different questions. SOme are founding members and there will be others who are newer but more in the current scene driving the movement foreward. I would add Gary Taubes of GCBC as one of the current drivers. For the longer haul, there is the Weston Price Foundation. Also, crossfit exercisers in general often promote paleo, even if it is not the official diet of crossfit. There is a whole pack of crossfit paleo eaters here in San Diego. Crossfit is how they got into paleo. There are a lot of crossfit websites that talk about paleo.

Going back even further, the general concept of low carb and healthy diet is old hat in the weightlifting community. Even the early Atkins concept emphasized healthy whole real foods. It was only later that with the help of the Atkins company, the concept of fresh foods was lost in the processed lowcarb foods shuffle. I think paleo was really a natural step forward from lowcarb in general.

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on July 21, 2010
at 04:28 AM

Amen to Atkins, before he died and his company starting being known for the frankenfood products rather than his original views, which were essentially paleo.

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on July 21, 2010
at 02:55 AM

Under construction This is a community wiki, so feel free to add to it!

Form: Name, claim to fame, influence, current status

Ray Audette

  • Claim to fame: Published Neanderthin in 2000
  • Influence: Neanderthin is one of the most popular paleo books, despite being out of print for years.
  • Current status: Audette disappeared for awhile, but reappeared in an interview on Conditioning Research recently and posts on the Paleofood listserv

Loren Cordain and Steffan Lindeberg

Art De Vany

Mark Sisson

Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner

Robb Wolf

  • Claim to fame: Biochemist and fitness coach has put out popular podcast and weblog Robbwolf.com since 2007
  • Influence: Huge influence on Crossfit community, though no longer an affiliate.
  • Current status: Travels around doing nutrition seminars. Is coming out with a book, The Paleolithic Solution, this year.

Jeff Pickett

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on July 21, 2010
at 03:30 AM

I'd add Jeff Pickett from Primalchat.com.

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on July 21, 2010
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Melissa, Id add Robb Wolf to your list IMO. Robbwolf.com, Podcasts, Science of disease and fitness, Challenges even crossfit when need be, Open minded look at Paleo.

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on July 21, 2010
at 03:30 AM

You can edit my post you know :)

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on July 21, 2010
at 07:43 AM

Oh, didn't know :-)

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