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by 3742 · about 20 hours ago

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 1467 · about 20 hours ago

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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greymouser 0 · June 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Why would I cherry-pick anything from the article? Overall, I found it really well written. It did not immediately drop into the preconceived (somewhat racist / ethnist) notion that "all Japanese eat a lot of rice", which I appreciated. It fully... (more)

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by 78422 · about 20 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 78422 · about 20 hours ago

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 2:30 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 78422 · about 20 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM

For some health and biological markers, the decline actually starts e befor your 21st birthday even arrives.... And fluid intelligence is suppose to start declining at 19! I agree that you wouldn't see any of these measurement declines in a paleo... (more)

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by 608 · about 20 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 410 · about 21 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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 3280 · about 21 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 383 · about 21 hours ago

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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Talldog 0 · May 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM

"The study found no link between high cholesterol and the tangles that develop in the brain with Alzheimer's disease." If they study found no link, then why are they talking as though there is a link. It's my understanding that a host of... (more)

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by 10768 · about 21 hours ago

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 8:04 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 5002 · about 21 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 3219 · about 21 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 2640 · about 21 hours ago

After reading this article Humans Alone See Brain Shrink With Age it makes me wonder if we need to do studies to see if those of us who eat a paleo diet are stuck in the same boat with those who eat SAD. Does a Western diet cause brain shrinkage... (more)

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permiechickie 0 · July 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM

I had the SAME question on reading that study. I tried to find the original paper to see what people's they used but couldn't find it. SO many times I hear a story about how "blah blah humans are like this" because they studied middle class... (more)

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by 5136 · about 21 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 25467 · about 21 hours ago

I don't at all. I believe you get skin cancer by already having a faulty immune system and then getting ionizing radiation on top of it that causes cellular oncogene transcription. Take a look at this very recent study out of Australia. It's in... (more)

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Marie 0 · April 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

I don't mess with the sun. 50 biopsies, 10 severely diplastic, no melanoma, yet, blond/blue w/ family history of skin cancer and a personal history of being "cocoa brown year 'round" for the first 24 years of my life means I take my skin care... (more)

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by 35 · about 21 hours ago

I guess that my refined question is: When is it the right time to stop DAILY paleohacking. I'm literally listening to The Healthy Skeptic podcast as I type this. I typically read all of the big paleo blogs every day while I'm at work. But I'm... (more)

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Ed 0 · March 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Hi Bob, and welcome. 2 points: Paleohacking is about giving as well as receiving. If you've reached your diet and lifestyle goals, then you probably have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with others on sites such as this. Teaching... (more)

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by 39841 · about 21 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 21 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 9647 · about 21 hours ago

We've thought a lot about how pre-agricultural paleos died, but what about us? To make the question more specific I'll ask it this way: Let's say everyone in the United States (or pick your country) goes paleo -- eats a good diet, does the right... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 01, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Eaten by mutant zombie bikers when the world ends in 2012? Seriously, though, excellent question. I'm inclined to think that cancer due to various environmental factors might still get a lot of us; we may be able to improve our diets to... (more)

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by 78422 · October 24, 2014 at 4:28 AM

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 4111 · October 24, 2014 at 3:54 AM

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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