Friday, February 24, 2012

If paleo won't fix it, you're probably going to die

I don't see any paleo man around here. Obviously, they strayed from the path...

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If ______ won't fix it, you're probably going to die

It's not just paleo, but squats and fish oil, among other things. In the fitness and nutrition "community," we see the claims of "cure all" being made for the latest "it" food or activity, and while they rarely claim it explicitly, it's often implied or inferred, depending on where you are sitting.

The list of "the fix for everything" is long and mighty
  • paleo
  • fish oil
  • squats
  • crossfit
  • kettlebells
  • green tea
  • clean eating
  • alignment
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • a good steam
  • vitamin d

My short list is tongue in cheek, I hope you know. If I've given you the impression that none of these things can't, won't, or don't matter, that was not my intent. I eat pretty close to what many would describe as paleo, for one thing. I believe that it's pretty healthy, and will [God willing] lead to a long and healthy life without a walker, insulin pump, or severe memory loss.

Wait, I also drink some green tea, because I must have more problems than even paleo can't fix ..and I love kettlebells. ...but I do need some serious alignment help. It's bad.

Do you have any to add to my list? Something's gotta fix everything, I just know it!


  1. Good one!

    How about raw milk? I hear it's a panacea.

  2. Wow! My good friend Chris Bathke posted a similar story, just the day before I did! Check it out!

  3. You guys are so young! I can remember when the human potential movement was going to raise the world's collective consciousness and usher in a new era of peace, love, and understanding. Then there was running (the yoga craze of the 1970s), aerobics, vitamin C, macrobiotic diets, business school, low-fat diets ...

    And yet the real answer was right in front of us the whole time. As Don Corleone meant to say, "It was protein all along."

  4. Lou, there's still time (and ingredients) that might change it all...

    gluten free, grass fed beef, and green smoothies?


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