Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Paleo in the Mainstream

Robb Wolf's Book
Slowly, like Crossfit, the concept of Paleo eating is becoming more mainstream and is getting more media attention.  Last night, March 1 2011, "Eating like a Caveman" was featured on Nightline ABC.  You can watch that piece and read the write up on the story which included interviews with both Robb Wolf and Art De Vany by following this link.  Both Robb and Art have recently released books on Paleo eating, I've read and recommend Robb's book The Paleo Solution and have Art's book The New Evolution Diet in my queue.

Art De Vany's Book
Although I'd really like to move the media image of Paleo nutrition away from what Robb describes as the "lunatic fringe" of images of actual cavemen and the idea of people wearing "bear skins" watching the video you see both Robb in his gym and some normal people at Crossfit South Brooklyn, doing some work and then hanging out with some Paleo food.  I thought it was awesome that they show Art De Vany, who is 73, pulling his Range Rover as exercise and the best part, the interviewer was stunned.  A few things to note is that you don't have to eat at a Brazilian steakhouse to have a Paleo meal (featured in the beginning) and while the nutritionist's comments don't knock the diet they are still forcing it into the confines of what Mark Sisson refers to as conventional wisdom, advised that a Paleo diet is fine - as long as you watch your fat intake. If you know about the principles of the Paleo diet you know that fat is a good thing, check out my previous post on what eating Paleo looks like here.

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