Dunno why the mods decided to jump in now and start trying to force rules, this was a self-moderated forum for the most part, and, despite what some say, is the most civil and intelligent dedicated nutrition forum on the internet by far. Most other dedicated forums don't welcome discussions that aren't following exactly the same protocols, and as such, are stagnant advice forums or "progress" threads. Like this one used to be, before people started trolling.
I'll be banned soon enough, probably.
where am I to find a voice that's pure and urging me to climb?
Banning prominent heretic’s such as Derp, j3nn et. al., is bad for the business since it will generate far less hits to MDA, and Mark is a smart guy, even if he may be wrong about some details about nutrition…
Once I started reading the Primal 101 stuff and beyond, it just all made sense. Not 100%, but anyone or anything that agrees with me more than about 80% is something I figure is worth a look.
Constructive challenge is always good, and if you look back at posts of Mark's from 3+ years ago, you'll find that he's changed his position on some things.
"Now I'm just another anonymous shut-in with an online shopping addiction." - Georgina Sparks.
"I puked like a hero for the rest of the night." - Anthony Bourdain, 2002.
"Brain: an apparatus with which we think that we think." - Ambrose Bierce
The day when you finally climb out of your Starting Strength and Paleo dogmatism, then you will also see things much clearer Rich! You have a long way to walk though, maybe in a couple of decades or so…
anyway, back to the topic...
- Mark had a brilliant brain wave when he came up with PB. I believe his idea is very close to the reality of what we have learned from science but that doesn't make him god... I mean he looks like Adonis but that surely doesn't make him one..
However he does have godly powers... just look at all the people he made healthy with just one thought!!!!!
Maybe we should start the cult thing....
and besides there is nothing wrong with a cult or being a part of it as long as it makes you happy and as long as you maintain your own free will!!!
I fixed the first paragraph of the article….
Q: "How can you tell if your friend is on a VEGAN/VEGETARIAN diet?"
A: "They'll tell you."
And probably more than once. Same joke goes for paleo, low-carb, vegan and pretty much any organized dietary strategy that has a defining name and movement behind it.
I’ve been eating gluten-free and paleo for quite some time, and with the exception of my wife and daughter, nobody knows it. Not one other person. Even when people ask me questions I don’t tell them. I just say I lift weights once in a while, go for daily walks, and don’t eat processed foods.
As far as treating this like a religion and/or cult, Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf have both stated many times they hate that.
“You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson