Don’t know who John Berardi is? I bet a lot of people haven’t heard of him (like they haven’t heard of Martin Berkhan). The problem with people who I follow (or follow me) is that they keep the wagons circled, often refusing to venture outside of the “leaders” such as De Vany, Eades, Norris (who will agree with this), Sisson, etc. If you’ve had a modicum of success with this Paleo-ish dieting and health movement, you don’t want to hear a different viewpoint. This makes sense, as you don’t want to fuck up a good thing, right?
Robb Wolf likes to say we take from the past without turning it into a religion…which is exactly what so many want to do. It really irritates me that people will get in pissing matches about nightshades, carbohydrate content of the diet, and grain fed vs. grass fed. The latter is especially irritating, as people will go as far as to say grain fed is junk food not fit for human consumption. If I’m nice, that person is misguided; if I’m mean, they’re out of their fucking mind. Digression.
So turning this evolutionary minutia and cutting edge science into a usable template without bowing to the altar of paleo? Dr. Berardi has been doing this for at least 9 years. Continue reading