What frugality is to me

Why should frugality be mentioned on a crunchy blog? To me, the lack of frugality within the paleo and crunchy communities is both at odds with their fundamental tenants (rejection of consumerism and traditional American ideals) and also elitist. Paleo naturally enough concentrates its attention on wild game and organic fish; and critiques of the …

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Reductionism and Paleo

I spent an enjoyable afternoon reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, an excellent book which has reshaped my thinking. Here's why: he argues that as science began in the 1800s, and the industrialization of food began stripping micro-nutrients from whole  foods, nutritionism, or a reductionist approach to food began. It attempted to solve obvious problems, …