NOTE: My primary blog is now Ancestral Health Info.
Welcome to Primal Blueprint Explorer, a blog mostly about the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. Primal is an offshoot of the “paleo” or “caveman” diet movement. This blog is aimed at readers who want learn lessons from paleolithic life without “playing caveman”.You do not have to become a caveman or woman to benefit from the Primal Blueprint.
When I started this blog, I followed the blueprint fairly closely without actually labeling myself “primal.” As I have read stuff from other paleolithic and ancestral health theorists, this blog has evolved into something of a critique of the blueprint. Mind you, the blueprint has worked wonders for many people, including me.
Archevore is probably the best way to describe me, although I don’t eat as high a percentage of meat as Dr. Haris recommends. Archevore differs from Primal in two ways reflected in Harris’ William Munny eats his vegetables.
- Root vegetables over “Big Assed Salad” antioxidants. (Throughout my blog you will see praise for potatoes, which are marginal in Primal.) There is no paleolithic justification for eating as many nutrient dense salads as possible. Our ancestors haven’t done that for millions of years. They have eaten lots of roots.
- Balance over intense focus on “nutrient density.” (I am trying avoid using the word “moderation,” which I hate. But, yeah, you could use that word.)
The Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple are still the best source of information about living a healthy lifestyle. If following the blueprint strictly works for you, fantastic. If not, consider some of the options from here, from Archevore and from other ancestral health writers.
Much of this blog still reflects a traditional Primal Blueprint orientation. That will change as I have time to edit.
See About tab above to learn more about Primal.
Photo credit: Little Serengeti in Arusha National Park by Haplochromis July 2009. Our species evolved in this setting.