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Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 24, 2013, 05:40:56 AM »
Marlene Zak (and I know you are monitoring this forum-Hey Marlene) has had a bug up her throat for a long time about paleo.  She wrote an essay in the New York Times in 2009 that she obviously developed into this new book. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/health/views/20essa.html?n=Top%2fNews%2fScience%2fTopics%2fEvolution&_r=0
I guess it didn't make too much of an impact since the paleo lifestyle has exploded in the past 3 years that I've been a follower (I am a librarian and now I have to choose through the myriad of paleo cookbooks that have suddenly materialized.)  I guess the bigger we grow, the better chance there is to make a name for toppling us.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 22, 2013, 12:22:31 PM »


On the forum, one response to this question "What's wrong with cheese?" was:
   I don't eat cheese because it is not paleo, as Paleo Dude says.  The basic idea behind paleois that we are adapted to what we ate during the 2,000,000 years of the paleolithic, so those things are safe. Anything else is questionable.

She goes on to talk about how this gene for lactose intolerance is evolving to lactose acceptance.

Her premise is that since we are evolving and adapting, anyone who justifies anything by referring to the way our ancestors did anything thousands of years ago is living in paleofantasyland.  This includes eating, exercising, and body functions.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:35:34 AM »
warren you are quoted and cited in the bibliography from the forum as follows
comment-616849. 4. Warren Dew, February 1, 2011 (7:36 p.m.) reply#3 on topic "Whats {sic} Wrong With Cheese?" Caveman Forum (then website URL)
several quotes from this blog, also Daily Apple

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Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 20, 2013, 07:06:06 PM »
this is the amazon info on this book-tommorrow i will write some quotes zuk used from the caveman forum
http://www.amazon.com/Paleofantasy-Evolution-Really-Tells-ebook/dp/B007Q6XM1A

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Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:50:16 PM »
warren-just got a copy of this book...she quotes extensively from this site, as if we are ridiculous....I can't send you my copy as it is an egalley but its really something you should look out for....did she get permission to quote us or does she need it?

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Miscellaneous / Paleofantasy
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:43:22 AM »
Havent been on here for a while...coming up on 3 years of paleo and its still working for me. Has anyone addressed this new book Paleofantasy by Zuk that is coming out soon. In it she "debunks" us. Have not read it yet (trying for a pre-pub copy from the publisher) but according to reviews, she has bravely stepped up to expose a dangerous fad-paleo.  She is a science writer and believes we are silly and very dangerous.
I have already had it out with someone on goodreads who admits that there is something admirable in the way we eat but feels science should kill our backstory of foods that don't fit our evolutionary eating patterns. I expect she is fighting for her right to lie on the couch and snarf cheese doodles. Talk about cashing in on a "fad." Anyway, thoughts?

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Introductions / Re: HELP!!!!!!
« on: May 14, 2012, 05:01:22 AM »
yes, cheats are built in and that's a good thing-paleo is not a fundamentalist religion, its a way of eating...i've been paleo for over 2 years and i infrequently cheat with cheese (mostly mexican food-hey, i'm from arizona.) if i have some cheese every few weeks i do very well in the scheme of things, ie in the long run i'm eating a lot more healthy than i ever have...people tend to crave things they "can't" have-have a little and move on.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: New to Paleo diet...I need help!!
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:37:17 AM »
and don't forget lots of fruit-yummy and satisfying

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Cookbook recommendations
« on: May 05, 2012, 06:31:24 PM »
along with the others mentioned, i recommend Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy meals by Sisson and Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo

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Research / obesity costs
« on: April 30, 2012, 08:40:26 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/obesity-costs_n_1463764.html

at least this article didn't end with the advice to consume more whole grain products


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Ron Paul would be my least detestable Republican except for one small detail - all of that vile racist material that showed up on his newsletters in years past. As usual, when confronted with this, he had 'No idea that such things were being propagated in his name." Typical for a trapped weasel. Don't remember. Blame it on an out-of-control intern. You can't have it both ways.

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Meta / ethical to eat meat
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:22:10 PM »
the new york times is having a contest to find the best answer to "why is it ethical to eat meat?" rules are stated here
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/magazine/tell-us-why-its-ethical-to-eat-meat-a-contest.html
anyone care to enter?

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Miscellaneous / fun at restaurants
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:42:21 AM »
Yesterday terry and i had lunch at Fridays-we are members of their "stripe" club but had never used benefits before...while waiting for our lunch  several servers tried to give us our "stripes tip" which was a ginormous plate of chips with some kind of dip. After refusing 3 we thought wouldnt it be nice if the complimentary food would be a veggie tray?

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Eating primally at outback?
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:54:17 AM »
Terry and I went to Outback a few months ago-when we said no to the bread the waiter brought us a veggie tray as a substitute-yay outback!!

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Georgia!
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:34:24 PM »
We have the paleo comfort food ckbk-its totally yumalicious

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