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    Matt Fitzgerald: "Diet Cults"

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    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...
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    I found this recent audio interview with the author and am listening now.
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    30BAD is certainly a cult.

    Paleo? Maybe.

    Primal? Not so much. At least not here, anyways.

    M.

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    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.
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    I actually seriously considered starting my own following for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I actually seriously considered starting my own following for awhile.
    you should have, i'd have thought about joining for at least half a second
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    yeah you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I actually seriously considered starting my own following for awhile.
    The pony brigade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeleh View Post
    I found this recent audio interview with the author and am listening now.
    This guy seems more calm and sensible than his book cover suggests. The backlash is puzzling--don't all nutrition books recommend more of some things and less of others? IIRC even Cordain prescribed 1-2 whatever meals per week.
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    Paleo/primal may not be a cult, but there are definitely cult-like factions within, especially in the forums. It's almost at a point that the CICO versus low-carb groups are going to the battlefield to determine which of their gods is the one true god.

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