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Who is the best spokesman for paleo and/or low carb diets?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Just heard Taubes do an NPR interview.

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2010/dec/28/why-we-get-fat/

Given his prodigious talent as a writer, he is surprisingly bad at communicating his work in interviews. Is there anyone out there who makes a better case against the SAD? (Preferably not in book format.)

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on February 18, 2011
at 03:21 AM

alfred Pennington or John Yudkin. Read their original work and you will realize Robb and Gary are sitting on some giant shoulders. They guy who did the heavy lifting and took incredible heat was Atkins. He also lost his license over the battle in 69-73

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on January 03, 2011
at 09:25 AM

TWiP is a great podcast indeed. for someone who doesn't have much time reading paleo stuff all the time, TWiP provides a great summary of the most important topics each week :)

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on January 02, 2011
at 02:22 AM

As a low carb spokesman, he's great - a little cynical at times, but still great. As a Paleo spokesman, I'm going with Wolf

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on December 31, 2010
at 01:15 PM

Robb Wolf......

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on December 31, 2010
at 01:13 PM

I disagree with cordain, I think he threw out too much science to ally with popular opinion. He's coming around

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on December 31, 2010
at 12:55 PM

oh man, i was so sad to see that brian lehrer had to rush that NPR interview with Taubes. I called in as soon as i heard he was going to be on but no callers due to the rush.

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on December 31, 2010
at 12:26 AM

Cordain and Wolf are awesome. I stumbled onto Cordain's book in 2002 or 2003 and it changed my life. Robb Wolf is a hoot.

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on December 30, 2010
at 09:29 PM

Another vote of confidence in Robb comes from the fact that he started in the same place as many that work their way to paleo. While fit, he had developed some serious health problems. He put what he had learned to practice and helped himself before helping others. He speaks from experience.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:50 PM

This Week in Paleo has a blog, and a Facebook page, too. The podcast is great, good production value.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:49 PM

Me neither, I'll check it out!

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:22 PM

I think that Robb tends to be the common denominator for most everyone who falls under the paleo/ancestral/primal/evolutionary lifestyle. Cordain has his detractors, De Vany has gone in a different direction, Kurt Harris has disappeared for a bit, Sisson isn't really associating himself with the "paleo" brand but his own jam, but I've never heard anybody criticize Robb Wolf too much (outside of CrossFit HQ). Also, being both a biochemist and a fitness instructor, he is somewhat uniquely qualified to be the "face" of paleo.

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at 07:17 PM

I had not seen this! Thanks for adding something to my feed.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:07 PM

I came to Paleo because Robb Wolf made me laugh. It seems like so many people become crusaders and lose perspective and humor. He still has his and is realistic about how people are really going to eat.

That is what sold me.

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on January 01, 2011
at 04:12 PM

The obvious answer is Tom Naughton. He is funny, a great speaker and knows how to talk science to a 2 year old child! He can break down science like no other.

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on January 02, 2011
at 02:22 AM

As a low carb spokesman, he's great - a little cynical at times, but still great. As a Paleo spokesman, I'm going with Wolf

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on January 01, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Try this one -- Taubes is HUMBLE, HILARIOUS, BRAINYHAWWWT, LEGIT AND ACCESSIBLE. And he only wrote THE seminal, LANDMARK book on paradoxes, bad science (B.S.), nutrition and politics. Personally I think it tops WAPF's NAPD (just barely)....

Jorge, the abs guy, is interviewing Taubes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85F2rPxextk

Robb isn't conceited. Does that say a lot? I concur-- Robb Wolf is HANDS DOWN the de facto leader of the optimal human lifestyle because he is one of us. Deluded by the USDA and physicians, disillusioned, gone through the ringer (e.g. health, gut), healed and learning MUCHO along the way and generously sharing. Wolf is better than 120% of the physicians, academics and fitness leaders out there IMHO. Again, and he's not conceited, totally funny and has a savant brain. Hopefully more vids will come out w/Robb... OMG he's SOOO GOOD!!!

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:17 PM

I have attended one of Robb Wolf's workshops and I can tell you first hand that he knows his stuff! He's educated, experienced and well spoken. In fact I would say that he is the de facto leader of the paleo movement.

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on December 30, 2010
at 09:29 PM

Another vote of confidence in Robb comes from the fact that he started in the same place as many that work their way to paleo. While fit, he had developed some serious health problems. He put what he had learned to practice and helped himself before helping others. He speaks from experience.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:22 PM

I think that Robb tends to be the common denominator for most everyone who falls under the paleo/ancestral/primal/evolutionary lifestyle. Cordain has his detractors, De Vany has gone in a different direction, Kurt Harris has disappeared for a bit, Sisson isn't really associating himself with the "paleo" brand but his own jam, but I've never heard anybody criticize Robb Wolf too much (outside of CrossFit HQ). Also, being both a biochemist and a fitness instructor, he is somewhat uniquely qualified to be the "face" of paleo.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:01 PM

There's a podcast called "This Week in Paleo" that I love! I think it's really well done. Robb Wolf's podcast is also great but it's strictly in a question and answer format.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:49 PM

Me neither, I'll check it out!

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:50 PM

This Week in Paleo has a blog, and a Facebook page, too. The podcast is great, good production value.

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:17 PM

I had not seen this! Thanks for adding something to my feed.

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on January 03, 2011
at 09:25 AM

TWiP is a great podcast indeed. for someone who doesn't have much time reading paleo stuff all the time, TWiP provides a great summary of the most important topics each week :)

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on January 01, 2011
at 11:06 PM

To add another website to this list of resources,

I very much like Dr. Kurt Harris', PaleoNu:

http://www.paleonu.com/what-is-panu/

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on December 30, 2010
at 07:31 PM

Thinking of it strickly in terms of the websites - I think you can target your audience. When I recommend websites to folks, the scientifically minded normally get Cordain. Sission/MDA seems to be the most accessable and more the 'everymans' source and Robb Wolf strikes me as a comfortable mix of the two.

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on December 31, 2010
at 01:13 PM

I disagree with cordain, I think he threw out too much science to ally with popular opinion. He's coming around

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on December 31, 2010
at 12:26 AM

Cordain and Wolf are awesome. I stumbled onto Cordain's book in 2002 or 2003 and it changed my life. Robb Wolf is a hoot.

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on January 16, 2011
at 06:50 AM

For me, it has to be doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades. Their Protein Power explained why low-carb works so well and got me going down this path.

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on January 03, 2011
at 08:40 AM

Jimmy Moore and his low carb podcast deserve a mention here. He frequently interviews prominent members of the low carb community as well as some not-so-popular characters. He posts a new podcast twice a week and has already interviewed the likes of Wolf, Sisson, Lalonde, Durant, Taubes, and etc.

If you haven't already check out his show at http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/

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on December 31, 2010
at 12:21 PM

Robb wolf without a shadow of a doubt, I really like Melissa Mcewen (hunter gather love) too, she talks alot of sense and is obviously intelligent. Diane Sanfilippo (balance bites) has good info too. I loved Melissa's review of the new evolution diet. She seems very honest and informed and as with Robb Wolf I don't think there is any danger of her "selling out".

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