For shits n gigs, I'm watching 'How Beer Saved the World' and although filled with shaky claims IMO, I think their theory on the origin of agriculture has some merit. After all, why else go through tons of processing in order to make grains... (more)
Something that has been baffling me, are there instances of religion, literature, or just general historical records of where people have warned against the effects of grains/wheat? You would think in the last 10,000 years many people would have... (more)
Agriculture stopped physical peak evolution. Most men today look feminine and soft and have significantly less testosterone and muscle mass than men of previous generations amd it seems to get worse with time. Also most people nowadays are... (more)
Chris Kresser published a podcast and transcript yesterday of an interview with Mat Lalonde. The theme of the interview was "What Science Really Says About the Paleo Diet." Now, I'm not one to get caught up in the science of paleo. I do paleo... (more)
i am a student doing doing agricultural economics and development internship , i was informed to submit my reseaerch topics i was looking for topics related to environmental management or macroeconomic policie or development strategies.
I'm wondering what the best scientific resources are that relate to the paleo diet. There is a lot of money that big agra risks losing and I feat it won't be long before they go full force on the smear train. I for one would like us to be highly... (more)
Inspired by the other thread I started, Have any other Paleo women opted to go bra-free? it made me wonder if unmanageably large breasts which are fairly common these days are a result of natural selection/preference in an agricultural-based... (more)
I was surprised that he was featuring Joel Salatin so much. While there is an almost-worship of grass-fed meats around here, there seems to be little talk or interest in how we actually pull that off. Where I come from, Joel Salatin is just old... (more)
I was asked this question at a cookout last weekend, and I think I answered it with a few good points, but would like to hear how everyone else would respond? In 2 million years + of evolution, we were still living in caves. In a blip on the... (more)
when discussing paleo with vegan/vegetarian friends, they always retorted with the claim that aztecs/mayans thrived on grains yet were successful. "The Aztecs, coming south from the deserts of New Mexico, had in the 14th century occupied sites in... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? How is paleo better for the environment,agriculture and animals? (more)
If you eat local, pastured animals, like I do, the carbon footprint is greatly reduced, as the meat doesn't have to travel hundreds to thousands of miles, which uses way too much gas. Eating conventional meats has a huge carbon footprint.
I'm really into the nature-respecting aspects of this lifestyle. Part of "The Vegetarian Myth," details how life cycles are vital for good soil cultivation - bones return to the earth, break down and feed plants, essentially. As I bagged up a pile... (more)
I'm out in the country, and I just toss bones and any other cooked food down the hill, south of the house. I figure the various critters will take care of it. Waste plant material and eggshells are the only things that I compost.
OK, I know this can be a controversial topic, but I think it's very relevant to the whole idea of "Paleo". Because of reading about food I've been reading about food politics (e.g., the role of agriculture in the development of hierarchical and... (more)
I'm fairly new to the paleo lifestyle and I am loving every second of it. But there's a problem that has been nagging at my conscious and it has been a constant point of contention when discussing my new lifestyle with friends and family. As... (more)
"No species on Earth drinks the milk from another species, except humans (of some agrarian cultures). How did humans survive, even stronger and healthier, before the agrarian revolution?" I just read this. And asked myself, is this true? I know... (more)
I've been trying for years to tweak my diet to one that fits my ancestry, personal body, is ethical to me, and leaves me feeling healthy. I'm still not there. Much better though than as a kid, where I spent my first fourteen years either going... (more)
http://www.foodtimeline.org/ According to this list, before agriculture, our only sources of animal protein were eggs, fish and insects. Where the heck are the brains and marrow we were supposedly scavenging that helped us become smarter... (more)
According to Spencer Wells in his book Deep Ancestry, over 80% of the male gene pool in Europe comes, not from the farmers and agriculturalists whose descendants have lived there for the last 10,000 years, but from the Paleolithic hunter-gatherers... (more)
Undoubtedly everyone is aware of the food shortages around the world that have sparked violence recently. This is not meant to be a political question. I find it interesting and wonder how some of us would survive without our staples... (more)
http://www.utne.com/Wild-Green/Cows-Eat-Grass-and-Other-Inflammatory-Statements.aspx Apparently, his cow comment came back to haunt him: The remark that may have sunk Mr. Salvador’s candidacy came 37 minutes into his on-campus... (more)
In the last ten years some amazing discoveries have taken place in western Turkey at an archaeological site called Gobekli Tepe: Some twelve thousands years ago tribes of hunter-gatherers created great monuments and villages, and then, over the... (more)
Just ran across this post by Dr. Art Ayers of Cooling Inflammation: http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/2008/12/paleolithic-perspective-on-biomedical.html "Agriculture focused on seed harvest results in a dramatic shift in diet and disease.... (more)
British scientists have found that cancer is nearly non-existant in Egyptian mummies ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1320507/Cancer-purely-man-say-scientists-finding-trace-disease-Egyptian-mummies.html ). They conclude that... (more)
Evolution didn't just stop with the invention of agriculture. Genetics have changed and there have been some genetic changes in response to agrarian foods. These genetic changes generally only affect a certain percentage of the population, often... (more)
I'll make this a wiki so that YOU and I can keep adding to it: Starch digestion: "We found that copy number of the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) is correlated positively with salivary amylase protein level and that individuals from populations... (more)
For the last 15 years or so Doctors, Dietitians - fitness trainers and the like have pushed a low fat high carb diet onto everyone and I fell for it hook line and sinker - only to develop insulin resistance and become overweight- when before I was... (more)
+1 on Stephen's comment. Grains run the world, and there isn't enough paleo food to go around. Personally, I think it will be a LONG time! IMO the steps would have to be as follows: Solve poverty, solve greed, solve diet.
Has anyone been reading/watching what Monsanto is trying to do with our food supply? They already have patents on most of the world's soy supply. Most seeds used today also have patents on them? Is there really any food that we eat today that... (more)