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by 3742 · about 7 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 598 · about 7 hours ago

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 78422 · about 8 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 1672 · about 8 hours ago

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 78422 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 10768 · about 8 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 2245 · about 8 hours ago

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 5002 · about 9 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 9 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 24538 · about 9 hours ago

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 3219 · about 9 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 9948 · about 9 hours ago

Everything you have every experienced, felt, or conducted in life is due to brain function. The ability to enjoy, perceive, sense and experience live is dictated by the firing rate and health of your brain. It is impossible for a person to become... (more)

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Ali_1 0 · May 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I came into Paleo with no real health issues. My goal was to lose weight, but I could've done that by restricting calories or following just about any "quick fix" diet. I have an intense fear of becoming old and decrepit and not being able to... (more)

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by 5136 · about 9 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 9 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 436 · about 9 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 99 · about 9 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 1467 · October 29, 2014 at 4:02 AM

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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