I found this recent audio interview with the author and am listening now.
Just heard Matt interviewed on our local NPR mid-morning show.
Here's his book: Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US: Matt Fitzgerald: 9781605985602: Amazon.com: Books
I've never heard of him; wondered if there's been any reaction from the Primal/Paleosphere about his ideas. He singled out "Paleo" during the interview...
Vegan from 1993 until Oct 16, 2010. "D'oh!!"
30BAD is certainly a cult.
Primal? Not so much. At least not here, anyways.
Nah...what I follow would better be defined as ancestral health, but paleo and primal are missing some important traits to being cults. His whole premise is likely to be an expansion of how a cult is defined rather than any realistic correlation between dietary trends and actual cults for wow factor.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 05-13-2014 at 07:29 AM.
I actually seriously considered starting my own following for awhile.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.