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by 55 · June 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM

The idea of eating as my genetic ancestors naturally ate somewhat resonates with me, but how do I find out what they would've really eaten? Also, given the vast array of healthful foods across the globe, would eating strictly ancestral for my... (more)

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM

Doesn't matter, just be healthy!

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by 993 · February 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I tend to be REALLY thirstless. I'm almost never thirsty, I don't really like the taste of water unless I'm dying of thirst (slight exaggeration) which is almost never, sometimes in hot weather I end up deyhdrated and I don't know what hit me and... (more)

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Anders_Emil 0 · February 12, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Water is another one of those bro-science "controversial" topics. The bottled water industry has done a good job of convincing people that we need to drink a LOT of it! - to the degree where people, when not thirsty, think there's something wrong... (more)

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by -2 · January 10, 2013 at 06:21 AM

It seems to me that Paleo is sort of a rebranding of the Zone style low/no carb diets that lost popularity after being shown to be unhealthy, and extremely difficult. Is science behind this, or is it the animal agriculture industry? I'm just... (more)

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DH 0 · January 10, 2013 at 06:21 AM

i eat a carnivorous diet :)

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by 4086 · September 06, 2012 at 03:17 AM

How would I find out what my own specific ancestors ate? Also, what if my mother and father have vastly different lineages? For instance, my father is Persian, my mother is Russian and Polish. I have a feeling their ancestors may have eaten... (more)

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Bonnes 0 · September 06, 2012 at 03:17 AM

Chinaeskimo- I never go out of my way to really look at (unrelated) research material but your site IS amazing and you are too! Truly amazing work, best blessings to you and your heroism.

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by 683 · September 12, 2011 at 01:30 AM

Is it possible that there may be another side of Paleo which we have not really gotten the chance to dig into yet. For example should someone originally from Eastern European descendant try to mimic what their ancestors 20,000 years ago ate. And... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · September 11, 2011 at 11:29 PM

I hope this is true...if it is I get to eat a lot of cheese! Dutch.

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by 18236 · July 15, 2011 at 01:54 AM

This question is spawned from another one of today's threads called "Compassionate Paleo" There is a great discussion going on over there on the difference between killing certain types of animals for slaughter. By nature, this can be as... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 14, 2011 at 08:23 PM

True foragers generally don't eat animals that they raised. I've seen this in many ethnographies. I posted an example about the Koyoukon: A few years back, a government agency promoting the American agrarian ideal shipped baby chickens and... (more)

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by 209 · June 15, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I'm pretty sure our ancestors acquired salt from drinking an animal's blood and from seafood. I'm fascinated by the new studies that say salt is good for you and I was wondering how much sodium Grok ate and how much should we eat?

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Darko_Petreski 0 · June 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The man is the only living organism that "eats" salt. The salt is "invented" for preserving food. It is not necessary for your health - but opposite it is bad. It is not true that we need a salt in order to have a good health. No outer living... (more)

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by 281 · April 26, 2011 at 08:39 AM

When my fingernails and toenails get longer they get in the way and are more likely to get snagged or broken (grimace). I figure nails evolved to be the way they are just like everything else. How do we think our ancestors kept their nails at a... (more)

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Allie 0 · April 19, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Much of their work probably ground them down, stones, sharpening things, scraping, etc. Biting them perhaps. Tearing them on something. :( That would be quite unpleasant though. I like nail clippers ... they're handy ... (more)

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by 18236 · March 14, 2011 at 09:46 PM

Some bodybuilders these days look like absolute beasts. But we all know that many of them are using performance enhancing growth hormones to achieve that look, something that our ancestors surely never had. Further to that, looking like 'the hulk'... (more)

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Christo 0 · March 14, 2011 at 04:10 PM

maybe,I trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 5 years and the strongest guy I ever came across weighed 185 and didn't lift weights(though he had in the past). A big factor is grip and core/hip strength,and by core strength I mean practical application... (more)

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by 7300 · November 29, 2010 at 09:06 AM

my last name means scorched earth, and my ancestors came from a dry area in poland. What would they eat in a desert?

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Eva 0 · November 29, 2010 at 03:50 AM

How dry is dry? Find out what grows there and that will tell you. Egypt is desert but they have the nile and could grow water loving crops all along it. YOu will need to know more about your particular desert and what your culture did to... (more)