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Kurt G. Harris MD

PāNu means paleonutrition. The "paleo" here signifies "old" and not necessarily paleolithic. The PāNu approach to nutrition is grounded on clinical medicine and basic sciences disciplined by knowledge of evolutionary biology and paleoanthropology. The best evidence from multiple disciplines supports eating a pastoral (animal-based) diet rather than a grain-based agricultural one, while avoiding what I call the neolithic agents of disease - wheat, excess fructose and excess linoleic acid.

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Psych Today Update

Well, this seems to have been moderately worthwhile. Running Part I has received about 8000 hits in the 24 hours since posting and is currently the #1 read article on the site, and is the #1 emailed article on the site.

The editors have also added it to "essential reads" in the Health section.

No death threats from marathoners. Yet...





Running Part I on Psychology Today

I'm doing some updating of the more popular posts I've written and migrating them to Psychology Today Online.

Click Here to help support my blog at no cost to you, and to see the re-write.




Help Japan

You could pray for Japan.

Or you could do something that might actually help them.

Here is a link to the American Red Cross website. You can click a button to direct funds to Japan relief.

I've just given $2000.00.


Chris Kresser Podcast

I will be interviewed by Chris Kresser of Healthy Skeptic this friday morning, March 18.

Submit any questions on his blog post here. I can't diagnose or treat you over the internet, but general questions are welcome.


Psychology Today Online

Several weeks ago, I received an email from the editor of the widely circulated print publication, Psychology Today.

Hi Kurt, I'm a fan of this blog and wonder whether you'd be interested in cross-posting to psychology today's high-traffic site. We remunerate based on page views. If this is of interest, I'll share more details. Regardless I'll continue to enjoy this blog. 

Kaja Perina, editor in chief, Psychology Today

After exchanging a few emails with Ms Perina, who has apparently been a reader for some time, I have decided to start cross-posting some of my articles on Psychology Today Online.  This site has very high traffic, getting about 1.5 million unique visitors a month. I have been assured of complete editorial control, which guarantees that there will be no references to or images of "cave men", and I am free to publish the same content anywhere I like with complete editorial control.

I have often stated I would be reluctant to be interviewed by some of the more odious organs of the mainstream media, given their penchant for cartoonization and trivialization of ancestral diets and health.

However, I have always been excited about broadening the audience for the blog in a fashion I can control, or authoring for mainstream publications. and this fits the bill. In addition to driving traffic in this direction, I will be paid by the click for traffic on the PTO site. So in future I will provide links from this blog to that one, and if you click through it helps support the site at no cost.

I am still in the process of setting up the new blog over there, but stay tuned as I hope to have it up there in a few days.


PS:  I recommended my friend Dr. Emily Deans of Evolutionary Psychiatry to Ms Perina, and happily Emily has now been invited to post there as well. I think this represents a fine opportunity for Paleo 2.0/ ancestral health to penetrate the mainstream while avoiding some of the more dubious parts of the "movement". I'll certainly try to do my part going forward.