|How Much Bigger Will It Get?|
Today begins the first ever Ancestral Health Symposium. It is basically a gathering of Who's Who in the paleo world. It would have been pretty cool to get together with this group of pioneers I have observed and gotten to know only through a computer screen. Being the inaugural event, space was limited. I hope this was just a dry run for future events that will be much bigger and draw a wider audience. This first event is basically preaching to the choir.
Being that it is relatively small, it still got a lot of talk in the paleo sphere of influence. What I am curious about is whether this event will get any media attention? Sure it is not big but it is revolutionary. So many people getting together to espouse a lot of ideas so counter to the mainstream. Avoiding "healthy" whole grains, eating fat, standing up at work, not wearing shoes, not running miles on a treadmill, buying food direct from farmers, spending time in the sun, and not relying on medications. All this seems so whacky to many that it is hard for them to believe that more than one person would live this way. The media should be all over this freak show, right?
Only time will tell. I am curious to see what comes of this conference. Will these experts toil in anonymity or will the rest of the world take notice and take them seriously?