As you probably know, the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification that launched in late August has been extremely well received, and hundreds of students are currently studying to become Primal Blueprint Certified Experts. In fact, we have 74 graduates already, spanning 24 states and 7 countries, and you can read all about them at the Certified Expert Online Directory. While we are pleased to deliver a successful product to an eager audience, I’m also enthusiastic about the bigger picture of having the primal/paleo/ancestral health movement represented in a general sense when it comes to advanced professional education in the areas of diet, exercise, and health science.
It’s a sure bet that progress in mainstream health, fitness, and medical education will happen at a slow pace. As my friend Dr. Doug McGuff says, “Science and mainstream medicine will come around, but it will take 20 years. I’d rather live on the forefront of health progress than wait.” Don’t hold your breath for our hallowed medical schools to start drilling the docs of tomorrow on the pro-inflammatory effects of gluten ingestion, or why the trigs-to-HDL ratio blood values trump total LDL values when trying to assess heart disease risk factors. Registered Dietitians will likely be still studying off the US Government’s beloved ChooseMyPlate for a while longer before they throw the Primal Blueprint Food Pyramid into their course syllabi.