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by 83 · about 12 hours ago

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 4:01 PM

Doesn't matter, just be healthy!

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by 1005 · about 12 hours ago

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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diabeticbinger 0 · February 12, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Maybe you just have a feedback system that doesn't feed back. Thirst merely signals that the body is low on water. I don't see why an adaptation would evolve to fool a desert dweller, and not warn him he is about to die of thirst.

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by -2 · about 12 hours ago

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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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 8:44 PM

So you are obviously a vegan troll, and not here for healthy debate. So I just have one question for you.... Do paleo people actually go on vegan boards and troll like this? Or is this just something you do?

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by 4100 · about 12 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · July 06, 2012 at 4:37 AM

This is a significant question. Another way to explore this topic is to investigate genetic ancestry. Based on your maternal and paternal line you can approximate the locations of people with your genetic ancestry at particular eras. 23andme,... (more)

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by 209 · about 13 hours ago

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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Todd_B 0 · June 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Chris Kresser recently wrote a great series of articles in which he examines both historical consumption and health implications of salt. He writes that "Preagricultural humans are estimated to have consumed only 768 mg of sodium each day (about... (more)

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by 281 · about 13 hours ago

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 18412 · about 13 hours ago

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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TMS 0 · March 14, 2011 at 8:10 PM

There's a book out now called 'Manthropology' written by a paleontologist about exactly this stuff. I think we've lost the genes that made us super strong. When we became smart we didn't need to be as strong. Its not diet and lifestyle mostly. ... (more)

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by 7324 · about 13 hours ago

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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Pieter_D 0 · November 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Recommended readings from the Kalahari Bushmen: E.Marshall Thomas: 'The Old Way' and also 'The Harmless People' Nice and very readable.

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by 18412 · October 30, 2014 at 3:32 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 8:23 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 682 · October 23, 2014 at 3:20 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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Travis_Culp 0 · September 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Assuming no disparities between two individuals with regard to past deficiencies etc., I would guess that the actual nutrient requirements would be almost the same for any two humans. I could see certain illnesses (like Crohn's for example)... (more)

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