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by 3742 · 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 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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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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 583 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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 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 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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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UncleLongHair 0 · January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

No. I am 43 and in better shape than when I was 23.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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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dzone 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 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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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 3049 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 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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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 4111 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 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 354 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 24528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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 2255 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 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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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.