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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 598 · about 20 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 2303 · about 20 hours ago

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 78417 · about 20 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 78417 · 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 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 90 · about 20 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 20 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 3280 · about 20 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 20 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 4111 · about 20 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 20 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 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 24538 · about 21 hours ago

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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Marie 0 · October 25, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Black don't crack ;)

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by 2245 · about 21 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 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 18412 · about 21 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 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 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 436 · about 21 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 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 3651 · about 21 hours ago

A new study came out in Nature about backwards-aging mice who had had their telomerase enzymes artificially lowered and then restored. Apparently, elevated levels of the stuff can make cells young again, reversing damage from hepatitis and... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 29, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Meditation appears to help: Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators

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by 99 · about 21 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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