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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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.

Reader Comments (17)

Both you and Emily Deans reaching a much wider audience--what's not to like about that?

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Fantastic news! It's about time that the links between diet and mental health (the REAL links!) got some attention, and who better to do it than Dr. H and Dr. D!

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAutumnP

Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity. I will definitely be following those links too.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbbyj

Congratulations, Kurt! Excellent to know you'll be bringing Paleo to the masses. Good luck with your work over there!


March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Farrah

Congratulations! I'm a big fan of both sites.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin


March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Harris

That's awesome. I'm a frequent reader, mostly for psychology but I noticed that they had a few decent health bloggers.

We finally made it, Pa! :)

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStabby

Congratulations Kurt! Hope it works out well for both sites. Congratulations go out to Dr. Dean also.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Quick question: for those of using RSS, is it better to tune our RSS readers here or to the PT webite. Sounds as if that will the primary site from now on?

Congrats, and I hope you brand of thinking gets the attention it deserves.

KGH: The best thing is to click through and visit each blog - if you read on RSS only the blog stats don't show you, I think.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercharlie

This is great news! Helps spread the word and hopefully will mean you will be blogging a bit more then usual.

March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZach

Nice one! congratulations, Doc :)

March 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterP O'Brien

Great. The larger the audience of your splendid blog, the better.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrolikman

I'm looking forward to the new psycho venue.It seems appropriate in that you do a good job of weaving multiple disciplines into a take home message of how to live.Maybe someday a panu rock video?Rock on.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRod

Two of the sharpest people out there now reaching a wider audience; a great thing and a large step forward. A hat tip to Kaja Perina.

March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDay


March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMWP

Dear Dr. Harris,

Congratulations! I'm delighted for you. As I mentioned once, in a comment a long time ago, I think you are a terrific writer.

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

Thanks to everyone!

I should have a real post up pretty soon here and then one on PT as well.

March 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterKurt G. Harris MD
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