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paleolithicdiet.com, the Ancestral Health Symposium, why Andrew should win a free ticket.

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I received this email today from Patrick who runs Paleo Hacks (if you haven’t discovered this awesome online community of Paleo peeps go there now http://paleohacks.com)

Patrick has started a new members only Paleo group paleolithicdiet.com and is currently signing up new members. So please sign up if you are interested in getting quality collated Paleo information via email. Sign up here http://paleolithicdiet.com/i5pr6

Here is what paleolithicdiet.com is all about: (from Patrick’s email)

What is PaleolithicDiet.com?
The mission of the PaleolithicDiet.com is to assist in stewarding Paleo/primal/evolutionary/ancestral eating responsibly as it goes mainstream.

What will be the format of PaleolithicDiet.com?
You are looking at it.  This is an email  🙂

Selected and original content in the Paleo world will be highlighted and commented upon in a variety of ways.  I’m planning content that goes way beyond simply linking back to interesting blog posts.  I am going to include things like infographics, interviews and yes, commercial offerings that Paleo diet enthusiasts will find compelling.  Plus, I have a few surprises for you.  🙂

Who are you?
My name is Patrik and I maintain PaleoHacks.com.  I have been eating Paleo for a few years now and part of the Paleosphere for just as long.  Eating Paleo has, amongst other things, eliminated my life-long migraines and in short, changed my life.

Why do this?  And why this format?
I want to ensure that people with thoughtful and credible ideas remain the face of Paleo as it explodes into the mainstream (the now emergent gratuitous Paleo re-enactment fetishists must be starved of attention as well as their snake-oil selling jump-on-the-Paleo-bandwagon-brethren) by creating a well-branded web and email presence that will encourage positive first experiences and successful trial by new individuals.

I will ruthlessly discriminate against people who I feel are promoting Paleo for the wrong reasons.

A thriving, thoughful and fun email newsletter will complement the existing ecosystem of Paleo blogs, directories, podcasts, video-bloggers and forums and in doing so, will hopefully engender serious treatment about Paleo eating in the mainstream media and academia.

Is this a BIG TENT or a small tent?
This is a Big Tent.  It has to be given the frailty of knowledge about modern hunter-gatherers, our Paleolithic ancestors, and recent evolutionary changes in the last 10,000 years.  I view eating Paleo as a broad and flexible meta-rule: Eat in an evolutionary appropriate manner for our species. That’s it.  Full Stop.

So, you might be asking, what does evolutionary appropriate manner for our species mean?  What it means is that I fully expect its meaning to change, or uh, “evolve”, as better anthropological, genetic and medical evidence accumulates.  I think the jury is still out on many of what we Paleo diet enthusiasts firmly believe in regards to intermintent fasting, saturated fats, macro-nutrient ratios, supplements, fitness etc etc  And that’s okay.

As John Maynard Keynes said, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

Probably, there are multiple ways of eating evolutionarily appropriately depending on who you are, your state of health, and personal history.

Sounds great – go sign up! http://paleolithicdiet.com/i5pr6

The Ancestral Health Symposium is coming up in August, I have my ticket booked -there are many amazing presenters lined up including New Zealand’s own Paleo Guy Jamie Scott. I’ll be sure to fill you in when I come back.

There is one person who should be there, but missed out on a ticket, so I’m supporting his efforts to win one of two free tickets offered by Patrick.

Andrew writes a smart blog covering paleo areas mainly around the fascinating topic of evolutionary psychology. Go check out Evolvify. Given Andrew’s analytical mind and the caliber of his posts, he should not be missing this opportunity. He should be listening to the speakers so he can give us his witty, intelligent analysis, and take on the symposium via his blog.

I’m not the only one who thinks this – Andrew has many others supporting him: http://evolvify.com/to-my-esteemed-colleagues-at-paleolithicdiet-com/#IDComment158372764

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