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by 3737 · October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Do we know what impact a Paleo lifestyle has on aging? In particular, how will our ability to heal change as we get older? Most Neolithic humans lose the ability to heal by the 50s or 60s almost completely. Bones start decalcifying by 30s and by... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I disagree - if we give our bodies a good proper and complete nutrition, our bodies are designed to heal themselves and that does not stop even at old age. The problem is that so many have poorly maintained their bodies and therefore they will... (more)

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by 1498 · June 20, 2013 at 02:32 PM

What aspects would you take from this article and what would you discard? More tea/fish/less stress/fermented soy? http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/19/japanese-diet-live-to-100 (more)

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dzone 0 · June 20, 2013 at 02:31 PM

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by 560 · July 02, 2013 at 03:22 PM

I'm new to the Paleo thing. I'd like to be an annoying noob right now and just ask this: how should I get started? Should I even get started? (considering where I'm asking I know the answer I'll get to the second one) I have no problem... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 18, 2013 at 03:12 PM

Gonna echo Axial's note on self-testing (often referred to here as "n=1 testing." In the end, we (and I mean EVERYONE, including researchers on all sides of the spectrum) don't know much about what foods do or don't lead to long term issues like... (more)

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by 2282 · March 25, 2013 at 05:05 PM

Does anyone have any experience on using the TreadDesk or equivalent? http://www.treaddesk.com/ I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has used or owns/ has owned one and if it's something worth looking into. Sitting for too long places your... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · March 25, 2013 at 05:05 PM

combine that with this and you're Golden like Tate Now all we need is a virtual reality room simulator with working sun lamps to increase our vitamin D. Before we know it the government will have everyone at home all the time, like hamsters in... (more)

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by 77342 · February 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM

Reading through posts, I find people are frightened when they gain weight on Paleo. Often, their weight was too low to begin with and their body is reaching a more natural state. I feel as if gaining weight can have significant benefits in... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM

This idea has just started to circulate in Denmark too where a Danish researcher has gathered a lot of studies and came to the same conclusion. I don't understand why the idea is 'controversial' to some. I unintentionally lost a lot of weight and... (more)

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by 77342 · February 16, 2013 at 06:16 AM

What is the age where “negative aging starts?” When does the physical decline start? It’s generally accepted that a 20 year old has a higher level of physical fitness, health, and cognitive agility than a 30. But is there an improvement at age... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 16, 2013 at 06:16 AM

Interesting way to put it: positive vs negative aging. There is really no positive aging in biology. There is growth and development and in some cases metamorphosis but aging is always considered as negative given it involves deterioration of... (more)

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by 1686 · February 05, 2013 at 11:14 AM

In other words, using pharmacological interventions to mitigate the effects of an ageing endocrine system - testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone, thyroxine, growth hormone, etc. Not very paleo per se, but diet and exercise can only take one so... (more)

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by 77342 · January 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I read someone on a fitness forum say that age 22 they couldn't do they same workout level they could at 20 due to aging. Is this right? Is there a loss of fitness between 20-22? Does the decline start that early?

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D_K_ 0 · January 15, 2013 at 03:26 PM

I am 33 and in tremendous shape lifting weights and sprinting 5 days a week. In my early 20s, a cardiologist actually diagnosed me as "sedentary" because I couldn't finish the treadmill stress test. I couldn't even walk up the stairs without... (more)

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by 77342 · February 18, 2013 at 02:30 PM

Take the following measurements: -fitness -health -recovery time -immunity response -fluid intelligence -reflexes -creativity - atheleticism -looks etc do any of these things already start declining by 24?

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jimmy_6 0 · February 18, 2013 at 02:30 PM

yes but likely ray peat's diet is geared towards anti-aging/stress prevention....paleo diet will age you very quickly with the lack of carbs

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by 77342 · January 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I have this unhealthy obsession with aging and getting older. I'm about 5 months away from my 21st birthday and I already feel like im starting to age. I remember reading somebody saying that when they were 22, they couldn't do quite the workouts... (more)

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scottmartinez2012 0 · January 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM

the fact of the matter is every living organism ages. Today you are 21 tomo 22,23,.. and life will go on. when you get old you won't be able to run and jump. there are a few things to keep yourself healthy and even get better like exercise and... (more)

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by 578 · June 25, 2013 at 03:53 AM

I noticed that people that eat a diet high in red meat look much older than what their age is. They gray and wrinkle faster and have big pot bellies. I notice that populations that eat a more plant based diet of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · June 25, 2013 at 03:53 AM

those "red meat eaters" are at the same time mostly grain eaters, dairy eaters and sugar eaters. also called SAD-people. that's the point, don't blame it on the red meat just cause the vegans do.

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by 20222 · September 17, 2012 at 06:31 AM

Not a question about pre or post workout. I'm thinking more along the lines of maintaining or increasing mobility as we age. And maybe reducing pain. Cats do it. It seems very paleo. Also, what sort of stretching would be good, especially for... (more)

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jakeA 0 · September 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

People have been stretching for thousands and thousands of years. Its definitely a good idea, and having flexibility helps you to maintain your mobility. Being able to get in good position is important. Slow static stretching is good. Get into... (more)

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by 1686 · August 26, 2012 at 01:40 PM

I'm just wondering how many of you here have thought about how paleo can be beneficial towards slowing aging and if you have any specific ideas you want to contribute.

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David_28 0 · August 26, 2012 at 05:13 AM

Slowing the aging process is as simple as improving your health. In my opinion, the majority of people age prematurely..I've seen obvious signs of this in the people I know..I don't think you can undo the damage that is already done but you can... (more)

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by 90 · March 24, 2014 at 01:42 PM

I've searched many threads on wrinkles but I'm trying to find concise answers to maybe help me out. I'm 25 turning 26 in a month. What I've noticed in the last 2 years is definitely an increase in wrinkles, a few around my eyes but more concerning... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM

The key here is to reduce overall inflammation & support collagen production. My skin looks much better than my younger sisters, largely because of my nutrient-dense diet & lower stress lifestyle. Thing I have done: Get good sleep! ... (more)

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by 410 · October 02, 2012 at 01:22 AM

Is the BBC (shock, horror) becoming more accepting of the Paleo diet/ a Paleo compatible lifestyle? They just listed these things for slowing down aging: -Reducing inflammation -Lots of oily fish (although they didn't mention the o-3:o-6 balance... (more)

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Imani_Burrell 0 · September 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM

There is a common misconception that fruit has not enough or no protein. The protein ratio in fruit mimics the dietary needs of humans. The idea is to adapt our diets to reflect our evolutionary path and closest non-human relatives. For... (more)

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by 231 · April 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

This article - http://www.boston.com/dailydose/2012/05/18/tweaking-dietary-fat-intake-could-help-slow-brain-aging-study-suggests/OO7tmvxhB2E8V0algT7DlL/story.html?comments=all#readerComm has a VERY misleading title, and the conclusions in the... (more)

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glib 0 · April 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM

There exists a whole world of dietary experiences out there, as soon as you cross the border or crack a book. Which populations have little or no dementia? That will give you a much more scientifically robust answer to your query. No, I won't read... (more)

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by 3277 · June 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I'm about to turn 44, and I do not currently wear glasses. I've been doing Paleo for almost 3 months. Lately (and after I started Paleo), I've been increasingly bothered by difficulty focusing on near objects. I really don't think it's been an... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 12, 2012 at 08:47 PM

Absolutely, I would advise changing your diet immediately.

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by 343 · May 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM

From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110912164005.htm: People with high cholesterol levels, defined by a reading of more than 5.8 mmol/L, had significantly more brain plaques when compared to those with normal or lower cholesterol... (more)

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jo60 0 · May 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM

Alzheinmers is beginning to be referred to as Type 3 diabetes. Seek out some podcasts by Dr. McCleary on brain function/disease and diet. He is a (retired) neurosurgeon. does not take much to figure out who/what the usual suspect is ...and it is... (more)

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by 3043 · May 01, 2012 at 02:22 PM

In 2009 a study was released showing how twins age differently based on stress levels in their lives. (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/twin-studies-explain-wrinkles-of-aging/#more-855) I'm curious who on this board has a twin (or sibling... (more)

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indiekate 0 · April 17, 2012 at 01:34 PM

My husband and I just went Paleo last month, and he is an identical twin. His brother is a lifelong fitness buff, while my husband goes through phases of intense working out alternated with periods of not taking very good care of himself. As a... (more)

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by 4113 · March 01, 2012 at 06:55 PM

I'm a big fan of this sculptor Cesar Dacol. I sculpt now for a hobby digitally in a program called zbrush. With figure sculpting you have to have a good handle on anatomy. This video covers the shapes of fatty deposits on the body. The overall... (more)

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by 349 · February 03, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I think it started my senior year in highschool or something... I have no idea why!!! First of all I look way younger than my age. I just started fully staying on paleo (been on it for two weeks now) and I am wondering if it can be reversed or... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · February 03, 2012 at 10:55 PM

My brother was about 1/8 grey/white when he was 18. He lived with my mom who is a certified psycho. When he moved out at 22 after college (he commuted so he was still constantly living under stress with her) the grey and white hairs went away! ... (more)

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by 10750 · November 18, 2011 at 12:53 AM

One of the reasons I went to Paleo was to be happier, healthier, and YES, more durable. The kind of durable that has been on my mind recently has been related to Aging Well. I'm starting to realize that I will have to plan better for my later... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · November 17, 2011 at 08:04 PM

The doctors gave up on me about 10 years ago, and told my beloved that I only had about 2 years left (I was born with a congenital autoimmune dysfunction), so make sure I was comfortable. I've since outlived their expectations by 8 years, put most... (more)

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by 24412 · October 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I don't know if anyone caught the Harry Belafonte interview on the Colbert Report the other night, but he's the youngest looking 84 year old I've ever... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · October 26, 2011 at 06:51 AM

Belafonte's derangement appears to be more political than metabolic.

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by 2255 · October 24, 2011 at 06:43 PM

What do you think are the most important factors in staying fit and active into your old age? I'm more concerned with quality of life than quantity so I'm not interested in how to extend life beyond say my eighties but I'd like to be mobile, free... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 24, 2011 at 04:05 PM

My personal Shah78 at 90 yrs of age wish list. Two to three daily bowel movements, (nicely formed), the ability to take a two mile walk in 40-45 minutes five days a week, the ability to attain a usable erection so I can pleasure a woman, or... (more)

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by 5002 · November 20, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I'm a 30 year old male whose been paleo for about a year. In that time my proportion of gray facial hair has slowly increased. Today I noticed that it is particularly pronounced. This seems like a timely issue given the recent Kruse post on hair... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 17, 2011 at 11:50 PM

It means you're getting old. Just wait until all the other hair starts to go grey. You'll want to open a vein I swear.