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Do you engage in continuous study about Paleo? How it goes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 05, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Hello I want to ask if someone was in the situation I describe bellow and what you did.

I am quite new to this Paleo stuff, and so far everything goes neatly. The diet works as it should, and the principles behind ancestral health are easy to understand, as well as scientifically sound.

I read two Paleo books cover to cover so far, and they gave me a solid understanding of the principles behind the proper diet and fitness. Now, I struggle to decide where to head next with studying the Paleo itself. I was searching kindle store to pick up my next book, but from the samples it became apparent that the general paleo books are overlapping a lot... or it is just my impression?

I was thinking about study more about the nutrition and digestion from the western medicine perspective, or I could learn more about ancestral living, or neuroscience, or watch new scientific developments, etc. I also like to watch this website or other Internet forums to see what's new, discuss stuff, etc.

Still, what bothers me is the idea whether I will not see diminishing results by doing all this. Whether it wouldn't be more beneficial and more in the paleo spirit to just untether from the Internet (although the community here is great) and all the books and just go with my life just be applying the Paleo basics. If that wouldn't be enough.

Of course, it's all up to me, but I'd be curious to hear how you handled this, if you engage in deeper study of Paleo topics and whether you found it beneficial.

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:45 AM

Adding on...I have to be careful because if I spend too long on pages like this I develop some old ED complexes. Also that is a reason I'm not paleo yet... I get WAY WAY to obsessive about food as it is. Then it happens obsessive> I look fat cause I had a non paleo meal> spending the afternoon next to the john> 2 days not eating

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on September 08, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I'm a weirdo and am obsessed with reading up on nutrition. I c-fit too so I hear about paleo all the time

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on September 07, 2011
at 07:48 AM

Oooh, fascinating. I think that is awesome! I'm curious, what is the appeal without feeling the need to eat paleo?

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GCBC was a turning point for me. I tried to make my head explode and devoured it over the course of 3 days. I then reread it over a couple of weeks with a highlighter in hand. I think it helped prepare my brain for things like Melissa McEwen's blog, and Dr. Kruse's blog. I like checking in with Tom Naughton whenever I start to feel a little overwhelmed too to get a good laugh in and get back to the basics of being able to pick the good science from the bad out there.

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:44 AM

Just gotta take your time, I'm still working through GCBC. Interesting but takes a while to process.

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:25 AM

I would at some point read one of Taubes Books. Either GCBC or Why We Get Fat. I also like Sisson's book.

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:44 AM

Just gotta take your time, I'm still working through GCBC. Interesting but takes a while to process.

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on September 05, 2011
at 09:10 AM

GCBC was a turning point for me. I tried to make my head explode and devoured it over the course of 3 days. I then reread it over a couple of weeks with a highlighter in hand. I think it helped prepare my brain for things like Melissa McEwen's blog, and Dr. Kruse's blog. I like checking in with Tom Naughton whenever I start to feel a little overwhelmed too to get a good laugh in and get back to the basics of being able to pick the good science from the bad out there.

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:29 AM

I read as many books as I could get my hands on (a good idea to order from your local library, instead of buying all of the books - it could get expensive!). Whilst a lot of the books are very similar in their ideas, I still found it good to read many books, as they all explain things differently - and have different focuses.

I think the internet is unbeatable in terms of finding out the answer to a specific concern you may come up against - and also in keeping up to date with the latest thoughts and research.

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on September 05, 2011
at 02:55 PM

I think that learning, eating, and living are all life-long endeavors.

If you take the basic paleo principles, apply them every day, look for inspiration in the world, people, and places around you, seek simplicity and "essentialness", and never go on the computer again, I can't see anything wrong with that.

I also think that if you dive deeply into the resources, information, discussion groups (i.e. paleohacks), and authors (both in print and online), you can find an enormous wealth of information that will enrich your life and expand your mind.

It always comes down to "you" (your inner world) and "your reflection" (the outer world) and what path you choose to take is perfect.

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on September 05, 2011
at 07:25 AM

I've found it overlaps more into common interests and what your interested in. Those who enjoy crossfit, movnat, and other intense workouts would want to read cordain's Paleo Diet for Athletes. Or if your just looking for more proof or theories you have to branch out a little, don't look for strictly paleo books because they will overlap quite a bit. Other books on ancestral eating or lifestyles can hit on this pretty well. Raw food diets also agree quite a bit with paleo and can be absorbed into any paleo lifestyle.

I generally just read any biochemistry papers I can find and follow those who actually research and post relevent references (rob wolf, gary taubes) not just opinions.

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on September 07, 2011
at 04:12 AM

I am thankful this community is full of nerdy geeks. Everybody is hungry to learn and generous with their knowledge. I cannot get enough.

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on September 07, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Heck, I don't even eat Paleo and study it ALL the time!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 07, 2011
at 07:48 AM

Oooh, fascinating. I think that is awesome! I'm curious, what is the appeal without feeling the need to eat paleo?

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

(747)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I'm a weirdo and am obsessed with reading up on nutrition. I c-fit too so I hear about paleo all the time

8e1876a74536739ecf7bef97d5d97b76

(747)

on September 10, 2011
at 12:45 AM

Adding on...I have to be careful because if I spend too long on pages like this I develop some old ED complexes. Also that is a reason I'm not paleo yet... I get WAY WAY to obsessive about food as it is. Then it happens obsessive> I look fat cause I had a non paleo meal> spending the afternoon next to the john> 2 days not eating

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on September 07, 2011
at 12:25 AM

The paleo lifestyle is not static, its a continuum, always evolving, ever changing, a good basis for life long learning and experimentation.

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on September 05, 2011
at 06:36 PM

The great thing about this diet/lifestyle is that you don't need to understand why it works. If you want to there are plenty of resources but you don't need to understand any biochemistry to be in good health.

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