Who thinks this is going to be a bad thing???
Today on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz is going to feature Dr. Loren Cordain, a gal named Maria (can't remember her last name) who suffered from and overcame her MS with the paleo diet and Christina Lianos, co-author of The Paleo Miracle (Amazon.com: The Paleo Miracle: 50 Real Stories of Health Transformation (9781480286344): Joseph Salama, Christina Lianos: Books).
I don't know if this is going to be good for Paleo/Primal or if it'll be detrimental.
Here is what Dr. Oz has already put out on it:
Paleo Diet Craze: Does It Work? | The Dr. Oz Show
Paleo Diet Playbook | The Dr. Oz Show
Catch me on the Dr. Oz show!
I don't know... I'm apprehensive. I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz b/c I think he's a trend chaser and only endorses things for a dollar instead of endorsing things b/c he truly believes in them. I am fearful of what will come of our lifestyle by his airing about the Paleo diet. Maybe it'll be good. Maybe a good majority of those who see the show will try it and end up embracing it. What I expect to happen though is that too many people will be turned off by the restrictions, disbelieve b/c of the lofty claims (that are all too often true) about lowering blood pressure, ending heart disease, starving cancer, etc, and will discredit it based on that. I expect that some will give it a half hearted effort and will become discouraged when weight loss doesn't happen after they claim on the show that someone can lose 75 lbs in 6 months because instead of eating until full, they eat and eat and eat b/c all of a sudden calories don't matter. I expect that people will decide they're bored or it's too hard or too time consuming and will go back to boxed "just add water" meals. I'm afraid it will become commercialized with "Paleo" convenience foods and will ultimately go the way of the Atkins Diet and will lose credit.
Hopefully I'm wrong. But it seems like whenever Dr. Oz jumps on board with something, it gains a ton of popularity for a while, only to crash and burn and be kicked aside as a failed endeavor. I hope I'm wrong and I hope it becomes more mainstream and people start paying attention to what they're eating as a result of this show. I hope they'll pay attention to what's in their food and how it's being produced. And I hope they start to make the changes necessary to improve their health.
What do you think? Is Dr. Oz going to be a good thing or a bad thing for our lifestyle?