How much is on the web? Too much?
When you’re looking for advice, or for specific information, sometimes it’s really hard to find what you’re looking for. That’s why I try–but it really is so hard–to be as comprehensive as possible with my posts and my pages. I want to support healthy thinking and disordered eaters as well as contribute to the Paleo Zeitgeist, and, perhaps most importantly, help my friends and family and other newcomers get going with new nutrition and new diets. This is a huge goal and a diverse set of desires, which is why it’s so impossible to be comprehensively awesome.
Because I so desperately want to provide good information to my readers, I have begun compiling an archive of relevant posts. It’s almost impossible to google what you want to know about nutrition and find a good answer these days. Almost always Paleo Hacks comes up for the first ten results, and then some other advice forums. I’ve started automatically typing -”paleo hacks” into every search bar for this very reason. It helps, some. But still I am often stymied. This is because what I am really looking for is the Good Stuff. And what I hope I am giving to you, here, is exactly that. I should have done this sooner. I should have started years ago. But better late than never, I am certain.
I decided to finally get started on this because I want to open up my readers to the vast wealth of research going on out there. Yes, it’s about cutting grains. Yes, you should cut sugar. Yes, you should balance your omega 3 and omega 6 consumption. But why? How many different ways does that impact your health? How many different body functions and micronutrients does your nutrition impact? How many different opinions are there? Almost countless amounts. What I touch on in my blog is nothing. Nothing! It truly is. What I even touch on in this post is nothing. The tippiest, tippiest point of the iceberg. Stars of the paleo movement are day in day out out there on a rowboat next to the iceberg, chipping away at science, digging through academic journals and staying up to date on the latest research, and I want to help you find and navigate them. For a number of reasons, I am not one of these stars. Instead, I filter through their material and sometimes read the academic stuff, and do my best to live and eat and recommend eating habits accordingly. If you know me personally, you will not be surprised to learn that I have read each of these blogs in their entirety (along with the rest of the blogs in my blogroll on the right) at least once. I think they all deserve that deep of attention and analysis. It is unfortunate that I only have a handful of posts from each blogger on here. All the more reason, however, to follow the link and see what you can learn.
What follows is a collection of articles by various scientists, doctors, nutritionists, and paleo lifestyle-ers on a variety of health topics. This is so far away from comprehensive it’s ridiculous. However, I do not want to overwhelm my new readers. Instead, my hope is to provide what I think is both healthy blog diversity and perhaps the best investigation on each topic. Some topics I miss and some I know I don’t do justice to– such as intermittent fasting, and also, weight loss– but 120 is, I think, a good enough starting point. I have been working on this for many days, and it’s time for me to start going to school again.
So what’s out there that I think you should be reading, and why? What follows are some specific articles and also general recommendations.