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Re: Raw Paleo Diet Forum Statistics
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 11:41:36 pm »
I actually know Paleophil in real life, we happen to live in neighboring towns here in Vermont. Your characterization of him is not remotely accurate. Why do you feel the need to tear people down like that, when you have never met them and live thousands of miles away?

Eric, I would be curious to know if you have thoughts on the matter - whether the decrease in members is a consequence of health complications? And whether Phil's theory about starches holds water?

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Re: Raw Paleo Diet Forum Statistics
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2018, 02:17:15 am »
I think the decrease in involved members and posts stems from a few things, in no particular order:
1. Social media sites like Facebook provide the equivalent of 1-stop shopping, so are outcompeting sites like this for people's attention,
2. People grow tired of being back-stabbed and harangued by certain folks on this forum, so invest their time elsewhere,
3. People who see the benefits of eating more raw food often see the benefits of other things like staring at computer screens less, spending more time outdoors, interacting with actual people more, etc.
4. People avoid this site because some of its moderators use the site to plug unrelated political and conspiracy theory silliness,
5. People seem to be attracted more to audio and video as means of sharing information

I suspect I could come up with more reasons, but these are a good start. I used to post here a lot. Not so much anymore. I do plan on starting a YouTube channel though, and already have a podcast.

As far as whether Phil's theory about starches holds water, his thinking on that evolved over time so it is hard to characterize it as a static theory. Is there a particular post or set of posts you were curious about?
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Re: Raw Paleo Diet Forum Statistics
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2018, 04:24:26 am »
I found your #number four amusing, if not spot on.   The starch topic is a wild ride.  One that will probably take years to unravel as the iterations are infinite.   But for those who might be curious, you might like to check out Paleomedicina's website, and thus, their viewpoint.  Warning;  it is the exact opposite of what Phil was recommending.   For the record, I don't have an opinion yet, but do find the 'science' fascinating. 

 

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