Has anybody else noticed the paleo war that’s going on on the internet lately? Paleo against primal, primal against paleo, and paleo against paleo. After the first enthusiasm about this great new way of life has worn off, we now have a ton of paleo “experts” out there. Anyone who can create a blog shares their paleo wisdom. And because they’re all experts, they know of course just what exactly is paleo, what is not, and will gladly judge anyone out there who doesn’t do things just the right way.
Suddenly our paleo “community” is not so tight knit anymore. Suddenly one paleo dude is no longer good enough, because he’s not fit enough, because she’s not thin enough, because he drinks milk, and she eats cheese. More and more I find paleo internet “celebrities” having to defend their ways of doing things, so the mob won’t lynch them.
You see, I sort of get the criticism by the non-paleo crowd. They feel as secure and certain about getting everything right, as us modern cavepeople do. Of course they’ll defend their ways. And of course they’ll attack others. Heck, a vegan will not only attack paleo people, but every other diet that allows animal products. That is the nature of a die hard vegan. Period. 🙂
What I don’t understand is the hostility among this “community” we are so proud of. I frequently find Matt and Stacy, the super sweet Paleo Parents defending who they are or why they don’t look a certain way. Hello!! Have you looked at their pictures? Have you seen the changes they’ve made and the amazing results they’ve seen? In my opinion they don’t need to defend themselves AT ALL!! Nor does anyone else who subscribes to this lifestyle.
The fact is, I don’t know anyone who went paleo who did not see positive changes in their body and minds. Weight loss, clearer skin, shinier hair, sounder sleep… the list goes on and on and on. Does it really matter that I like to drink wine? Are you really going to judge my friend who drinks raw milk? And if Peggy, the Primal Parent digs raw meat, more power to her. Who cares?
Paleo/primal is an amazing movement towards a healthier world.
I eat this way because it works for ME! I couldn’t care less if your paleo differs from mine. If you’re healthy and happy, then hoorah for you! Go eat your liver. I hate that stuff. Yuck! 🙂
Have a great, peaceful weekend!