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Moment of Paleo

Food for thought articles that originally appeared on Latest in Paleo’s ‘Moment of Paleo’ segment.

Why Some People Must Escape

May 5, 2013 | 13

All four of my daughters are smart. The government thinks at least one them is gifted.

They’re not training her to be a spy or anything — it just means her intelligence tests are consistently in the top 3%, nationally.


Once a week she leaves her Montessori classroom and buses to a different school campus with other gifted children. There, they get a chance to work together on projects that require higher-level and faster thinking than normal classroom work. They can move quickly, because that’s what these kids do…they learn fast.

To the left of the gifted classroom, is a room where the autistic children meet. On the right, is the room for children with Down Syndrome. Having a sufficiently high IQ is a special needRead More

Your Diet is NOT a Lifestyle

April 18, 2013 | 20

We’ve all heard the lifestyle phrases right?

There’s healthy lifestyle, active lifestyle, sedentary lifestyle…traditional, urban, low-carb, Paleo, vegetarian, Vegan — and that’s not even scratching the surface. There’s a lifestyle for everything.

I know I’ve used these phrases in the past myself, but I’m getting a little tired of the word lifestyle.

Why? Because it leads to sloppy thinking, it leaves out far more than it tells us, and it is part of a marketing game that we don’t have to play in our own heads.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West Read More

The Paleo(lithic) Diet: You Owe it to Yourself

July 28, 2012 | 2

This week, I want to to talk to you a little about what you owe yourself.  As a human being.  As the keeper of your body.

You’re the one in charge of your body and (at the very least) some of your decisions.  There’s an entire philosophical discussion to be had about whether we really make any choices at all…but for now, let’s assume that we can.

And so you can look at the responsibility you have for your physical well-being as an opportunity for you to experience peak fitness or maybe at some other point along the spectrum between peak fitness and throwing your hands in the air and pretending there’s nothing you can do.

So why choose to experience fitness? Read More

As Paleo Grows

August 14, 2011 | 3

It’s Moment of Paleo time.  Time to reflect a little.  I thought I’d talk a little bit about how much the Paleo Movement is growing, and offer a little bit of a warning, as well as maybe some advice. Read More

Be the Change

August 9, 2011 |

All right so, this week, I kept running across a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, perhaps you’re familiar with it.  It goes:

You must be the change. You want to see.  In the world.

It’s short, it’s elegant — and when you think about it, it’s amazingly powerful.

I mean it summarizes his strategy for peaceful resistance rather well, doesn’t it?  But there’s so much more to it than that. Read More

Conventional Wisdom & the Paleo Approach

July 20, 2011 |

I want to talk a little bit about Conventional Wisdom.

Now, conventional wisdom comes into play a lot in Paleo circles, because often time the Paleolithic prescription is at odds with conventional wisdom. Read More

Crazy-talk: Foods that Don’t ‘Want’ to be Eaten

July 7, 2011 |

Something I’ve seen a lot this week in my reading has been this idea that certain foods “want” to be eaten while other foods don’t want to be eaten. Well, the theory goes that certain foods, like grains for example, have a lot of toxins.  Plants are immobile.  How do they protect themselves?

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