The Lord of the Diets

July 31, 2012

My poetry has been favourably compared to Vogon poetry, so I thought I would rewrite the Lord of the Rings Epigraph as an ode to Paleo.

Paleo, The Lord of the Diets:
Omega 3 for everything under the sky
Vitamins minerals fibre for body and bone
Saving mortal men doomed to die
One free of dark toxins to gut and immune
From the land of the past where our ancestors lie.
One Diet to rule them all, One Diet to find them,
One Diet to unify them all and from the darkness free them
From the land of the past where our ancestors lie.

Ben Balzer



“Epigraph”, The Lord of the Rings:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

J. R. R. Tolkien



And The Winner Is………. Paleo!!!

July 31, 2012

With Google Insights you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties. I compared a range of popular diets, and the winner is??? Paleo!!!






Paleo gets the gold medal on Google Insights! Google Insights gives us some interesting information on diet trends. The end of year holiday season/ New Years Resolution peak is a perennial cracker. It appears that Paleo has eclipsed the competition!!!!

Vegetarian diet is similar but a little less than vegan. I was surprised at how sturdy Atkins support remains. Paleo seems to be going up maybe 2.5 times per annum give or take. Also it doesn’t have the January through December collapse, it is still trending up. I would model that with the logistic function (not logistic regression) which would indicate a long way to go.