Last year I learned a valuable lesson. Imagine that.
No matter what hobby, affiliation, religion or group you become a part of, the inevitable happens. You learn. You act. Pretty soon, you form some opinions. Later on, you hunker down and you start defending your beliefs. For anyone who cares to challenge that thought, go visit your nearest sports bar on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
So it should come as no surprise that even within the Primal and Paleo communities, such thoughts have reared their head. There are those who tolerate dairy or those who workout minimal times per week. There are those who only lift weights, others who believe in a weekly routine that includes running; those who advocate the lifestyle and others who just complain. Let’s face it – we are all different. That doesn’t make us right or wrong. It just is.
In the past year or two, we are starting to see some thoughts challenged. Enter the Ancestral Health Symposium and some of the lively discussions had that week. Me, I enjoy the healthy debates – it brings out the best in us, forces us to look at what we used to take for granted and brings in some fresh thought.
When I wrote my book last year, Caveman Resurrection, I had a few naysayers who asked why would you write a book when Mark Sisson already laid down the law? Just a few months later, Robb Wolf came out with his take, Paleo Solution, and on any given week we see more cookbooks and family approaches to Paleo. Kudos to all. I love seeing the heightened awareness come out. We already know the benefits of the Primal/Paleo lifestyle. Tweaking things here and there while learning even more is everyone’s prerogative (and not just Bobby Brown’s).
Where my book deviates from the rest, in my own opinion, is the motivation and psychology I include that teaches anyone a few things about themselves regardless of what nutrition or program they get on. I talk about ways to save money on the Paleo/Primal plan. But above and beyond it all, I provide a different perspective that I believe supplements the other books already on the market. In other words, it’s information on top of the science.
We all need to celebrate our differences. To date, there are over 600 blogs which you can find HERE. Wow! We all need to celebrate this great community. And in between, our growth depends on great minds adding to the conversation. Order your copy of Caveman Resurrection, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For only $6.95, you get over 200 pages of great content guaranteed to help you and your health. If you don’t agree it can help, then refunds are available.
So the next time someone challenges your unconventional wisdom, hear them out, listen and then tell your side. At the end, you may both learn something new.