North Carolina Tries to Silence Blogger For Promoting Primal / Paleo Lifestyle

May 29, 2012

This one comes from John Durant of Hunter-Gatherer.com, one of my favorite blogs. Apparently the state of North Carolina not only wants to ban gay marriage, but they also want to ban paleo bloggers.

Ain’t freedom grand?

For those of you who don’t know, the paleo / primal lifestyle is simple and it’s gaining traction. The basic principles involve living as close to our hunter-gatherer ancestors as possible. You do this by getting sun, exercising, and eating foods that are natural as opposed to processed foods. This includes food like meat, fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, eggs, tubers, etc. A primal / paleo diet also stresses eating organic, grass fed meat as opposed to stuff from factory farms. Finally, people who follow a paleo / primal diet do not eat sugars, grains, or food made from chemicals.

Put simply, if you can’t kill it or gather it, it ain’t food. The theory is our bodies evolved in a hunter / gatherer diet, so that is what is optimal. Grains are relatively new, evolutionarily, and now we’re being inundated with stuff like high fructose corn syrup and “foods” that are more just chemicals.

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