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Who/what was responsible for the rise in popularity of Paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 21, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Looking at google trends:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=paleo+diet

If we can read anything into the popularity of Google searches (and I think we probably can) the terms 'Paleo Diet' effectively flatlined (besides a a few minor blips) before some point at the start of 2007 where it garnered a modest popularity. It gained steadily in 2009 before taking a massive leap at the end of the year.

There are no news articles to account for this so what was the catalyst in the popularity growth?

Me personally I came to Paleo as I was low carb for a year with great success, became more interested in nutrition and started reading some blogs on the subject. Started with Dr. Eades, progressed to Stephan and Peter at Hyperlipid. I think it was PaleoNu that made me finally switch to paleo, though it was a pretty natural progression when you realise the evils of gluten etc.

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This question is a duplicate of this question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/6427/who-what-was-responsible-for-the-rise-in-popularity-of-paleo Please click the link to leave your answers at the other question. :)

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at 11:38 PM

Yep, I definitely think that contributed, but it was already well on its way before the end of 2009

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on June 21, 2010
at 11:25 PM

The New York Times article with Melli from huntgatherlove and John from hunter-gatherer. The article hit January 8th, which matches the trending time-line.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/fashion/10caveman.html

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Yep, I definitely think that contributed, but it was already well on its way before the end of 2009

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at 01:33 AM

CrossFit gyms prescribe the diet and CrossFit has been growing a bunch lately.

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