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Debunking a Paleo Diet Strawman

April 14, 2013 | | 53 Comments

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As the Paleo diet movement has grown, it has also become increasingly difficult to talk about, at times. This is because there is no single set of guidelines for what constitutes the Paleo diet, and as it grows in popularity, the variants continue to pile on.

This is both a strength and a weakness. Read More

The Sleazy Story of Cereal’s Success

March 10, 2013 | | 30 Comments

“When you sit down bleary eyed with a box of cereal, you may think you’re just grabbing a quick, nutritious breakfast. But, you’re also contributing to the biggest success story of the modern food industry. Inside the cereal box is one of the most sophisticated confections of invention, processing and advertising that modern business has ever seen.”

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The Extraordinary Manipulation of Human Beings

February 25, 2013 | | 26 Comments

An adaptation of the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us was recently published in The New York Times Magazine. The article is called, The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. It tells an intricate tale of how food companies have been using food science to do the obvious — Sell. More. Food. You need to understand their methods. Read More

The Coca-Cola Solution

January 22, 2013 | | 24 Comments

Of course, Coca-Cola’s new advertising campaign is manipulative, misleading, and pure marketing BS all at the same time. Agree? Well, in that case, like me, you’re not the target audience for this propaganda. Read More

You Might Be Getting Too Good at Paleo

January 13, 2013 | | 80 Comments

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Are you getting too good at Paleo? Is that even possible? Read More