Aging

Aging

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by 78422 · about 11 hours ago

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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Jim_B 0 · February 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Heavier people live longer... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/health/study-suggests-lower-death-risk-for-the-overweight.html ...but there's ongoing debate. Does the trend simply indicate that thinner older people at death are typically... (more)

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by 78422 · about 11 hours ago

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... (more)

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CD 0 · February 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Six by nine. Forty two. That's it. That's all there is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life.2C_the_Universe.2C_and_Everything_.2842.29 (more)

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by 608 · about 11 hours ago

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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Kathleen_1 0 · December 06, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I think that, in general, high-meat eaters and SAD eaters get lumped together. Many of the plant eating populations who get written up frequently (ie. kitivans and obkinawans) tend to eat whole-food, VEGETABLE (not grain) based diets. Populations... (more)

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by 20411 · about 11 hours ago

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 1672 · about 11 hours ago

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 5:13 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 · about 11 hours ago

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 2:04 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 3280 · about 11 hours ago

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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killer_Nibs 0 · May 11, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Your just getting older. Both my parents, got prescriptions for reading glasses in their late 40s after a lifetime of perfect vision. Nothing serious. Just get your eyes checked and rock some cool specs.

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by 4111 · about 12 hours ago

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 354 · about 12 hours ago

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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Nance 0 · February 03, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I will disagree slightly with Dorado. In general, I agree that graying hair is not reversible, HOWEVER my friends and I agree that my hair has gotten some dark color back in the months I've eaten ancestrally. Genetically, I began to get gray... (more)

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by 5002 · about 12 hours ago

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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mth_1 0 · October 17, 2011 at 11:39 PM

The other answers were good, but I am going with age. By my calculation you are one year older than last year and have accumulated one more year of graying.

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by 18412 · about 12 hours ago

"Nguyen Thi Phuong was 23 years old when she switched medications to treat an itchy allergic reaction to seafood. A mixture of drugs left her skin sagging and wrinkled in a matter of days." They now believe it is mastocytosis: "However, a recent... (more)

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Fabian 0 · October 17, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I think this is what happens when you don't eat all your veggies.

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by 3219 · about 12 hours ago

I've been seeing these ads for the super ripped older Dr. Jeff Life and of course it's rather head turning. Poking around on the site, this is all I could find on the diet without signing up: "The focus is on prevention using low-glycemic... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 09, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Jeff Life is a friend of mine. He eats a mediterrean diet. His diet has evolved as he has gotten older. I think if you read his book it's all there. My only disagreement with him is on his advocacy of whole grains. Other than that he is very... (more)

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by 5136 · about 12 hours ago

Dr. K. I had you in mind with this one... My father has found himself in a nursing home. He's only 62 but has been living with a traumatic brain injury since 1989. My husband and I used to bring him a lot of his groceries, so he had access to good... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 15, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Balancing O6/3 via fish oil supplementation is important, not just for general well being, but also for the proper functioning of the brain. You may want to consider supplementing lutein and zeaxanthin; these carotenoids are essential for eye... (more)

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by 436 · about 12 hours ago

In living a Paleo lifestyle, how do aging and old age fit? What roles do older men and women past reproductive years have? Do you envision yourselves living within a Paleo community? Or simply living as an individual using Paleo principles? ... (more)

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MasterB 0 · March 16, 2011 at 4:50 AM

I hope that we will find ourselves among others living a similar way and aging together. I do not fear aging, it is an essential part of life. IMHO the tendency towards more and more individualism and egocentric thinking is one that goes against... (more)

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by 39841 · about 12 hours ago

I used to have an insuperable fear of growing old, becoming weak, having my arteries harden, losing teeth, becoming impotent, dying etc. but now I see that all of it (save maybe dying) is essentially optional. That sudden epiphany has really... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 07, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I plan on being around for paleo challenge 20011, so obviously I'm not concerned. Bonus points if you got this pseudo inside joke :)

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by 5232 · about 12 hours ago

My grandad was just diagnosed with alzheimer. My mom is now on a frantic search to learn as much about the disease as possible. I've heard a good about of noise about ketosis helping alzheimer's but haven't found too much of substance. Does a... (more)

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haig 0 · December 15, 2010 at 9:49 PM

I've recently become addicted (pun intended) to reading the Evolutionary Psychiatry blog by Dr. Emily Deans. The link provided breaks down her post archive by condition, so just scroll down to the 'Dementia' section and you can find all the posts... (more)

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by 99 · about 12 hours ago

I read that we gradually lose the ability to synthesize Vitamin D as we age and after 40 years old or so we are down to only 5% of our original capacity. Sorry I can't find the study again. Anyone heard of this? If true, maybe I'm wasting a lot... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · August 16, 2010 at 1:32 PM

The ability to synthesize Vitamin D in the skin from sunlight does decrease with age. I found This Study by Michael Holick comparing synthesis in young adults and older people. Unfortunately it will be behind a paywall for most people. I couldn't... (more)

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by 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 3:12 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 2303 · October 23, 2014 at 4:04 AM

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 5:05 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 410 · October 23, 2014 at 3:46 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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lola_1 0 · August 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

We just watched the "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" program. It was very well done, except I was surprised when they said "cut way back on protein." That is so vague, what does that mean, especially for the vegetarians?? The calorie restriction guy... (more)

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by 231 · October 23, 2014 at 3:39 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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Steve_Bergman 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I don't take sides in these kinds of things. But I am a stickler for discussing the science correctly. What I'm seeing in the responses here reflects a cult mentality. For example, the sentiment of "I haven't read the study but I'm sure someone... (more)

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by 3049 · October 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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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Joshua_1 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Smoking absolutely wrecks the skin though compared to food, at least from what I know coming from a family of regular smokers. I'm unsure if that little variable would reduce the implications of strictly diet.

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by 2245 · October 23, 2014 at 3:23 AM

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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ben61820 0 · October 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM

This is good question. I do indeed think that having more rather than less muscle mass will lead to a better quality of life through your later years. However, and I???m basing this on two examples ??? my 60 year old father and his 70 year old... (more)

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by 24538 · October 23, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Does nutritional therapy have it's limits in terms of condition severity/chronological age? I have several family members who have made it into their 90's (yay!), but diseases of civilization are certainly taking their toll, RA in particular. I... (more)

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Curmujeon_2 0 · September 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Excellent question! I often ponder what could have happened if Mom had actually read my Paleo Diet book while she had it for 5 months. Could she have done the house purge given her and Dad's post-Depression mentality. Hard for them to throw... (more)

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by 12174 · October 23, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Carrie Sisson said that she does this (see second to last question): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-carrie-reader-question-roundup/ Is the logic here solid - and should those of us vain about aging still cover up hands, arms, chest, and face... (more)

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being 0 · August 04, 2011 at 11:04 PM

oh im so bad about this. so bad. i was blessed with some good skin genes, and since im of middle eastern descent, i use that as an excuse to play fast and loose with the sun exposure. which is BAD. but, in the moment it feels so good. i live... (more)

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