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by 1353 · April 06, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I'm interested in what type of genetic selection may have occurred among my very distant North Western European ancestors because of their available diet staples. For example, Scandinavians are more lactose-tolerant because they first milked... (more)

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AgingHippie 0 · April 06, 2013 at 1:25 AM

You might look into this http://www.dnaancestryproject.com/

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by 178 · February 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Hi everyone, I'm in my first week of Paleo and loving it so far. I have seen references on this site to people doing some sort of research into their ancestry to determine additonal things about what they may need nutritionally. Can someone give... (more)

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RK 0 · February 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

It's just kind of a starting point. There are a few books in the paleosphere (Deep Nutrition, Good Calories, Bad Calories, etc) that point out the adaptations our genes can make in only a few generations. People groups who are one generation... (more)

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by 387 · October 18, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for over a year now, but lately I've been thinking more and more about evolution, and whether we should evolve the idea of paleo to move past the paleolithic era and into the modern era. Humans have been... (more)

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August 0 · October 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Evolution takes a long time. We do make adaptations to our current environment: indeed, one of the reasons people get so obese nowadays is to survive under the current onslaught of artificiality. One could therefore make the argument that in the... (more)

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by 5810 · June 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

My dad was Polish. Mom was Uruguayan and her parents were Hungarian. Assuming that my grandparents (on both sides) were healthier than people in my generation, it seems that I'd be better off eating eastern European fare and not so much of the... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Certainly not. All my family (back to my great grandparents) have eaten a fairly standard British diet: meat (little), couple of veg (not very much) and potatoes, with bread at the other two meals; next to no junk. This hasn't worked out for... (more)

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by 639 · March 01, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Hey! Would a "Paleo" diet be better suited to an individual if he/she took into account where their people came from? Example: I am Oglala Lakota, n traditionally my people hunted meat n gathered wild turnips and chokecherries in season. I can... (more)

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losterman 0 · February 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM

It's possible that you might find a little bit of variation accounted for by recent heritage. But as a general statement, paleo heuristics are based on a much earlier time in our history, i.e., before we were so widely distributed throughout the... (more)

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by 4275 · February 25, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Quick question - is anyone else going to this? http://ancestryfoundation.org/ Just saw the agenda and speakers on Richard Nikoley's latest "Free the Animal" post and had to book there and then! I've never even been to America before... (more)

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stephthegeek 0 · February 25, 2011 at 12:17 AM

I saw this too, the lineup looks amazing! Hubby and I definitely hope to go, but will depend on work scheduling. It's a short flight down from SFO :) Where is it exactly? The site doesn't seem to have a specific location other than Los Angeles. (more)

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by 7300 · November 29, 2010 at 9:06 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 3:50 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)

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by 10194 · November 26, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Someone sent me a link to this https://www.23andme.com/ancestry/origins/ -- looks interesting. Map your global origins with the most complete coverage of your DNA. 23andMe Ancestry Edition ($399) also includes: Your Relative... (more)

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James_3 0 · November 26, 2010 at 1:17 AM

I wouldn't use the info for anything other than idle curiousity/play. I don't think it's quite there yet in terms of quality. That said, there's coupons for Black Friday that cut the price to $99 + $60 (for a year's subscription). Substantially... (more)

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by 20 · October 04, 2010 at 12:44 AM

Possible Duplicate: Should we eat according to our ancestry? What should be considered the cut-off point to fine-tune food choices considering personal ancestry? 500 years ago? 10,000 years ago? Seems to me 90% of my menu would be... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 04, 2010 at 12:44 AM

Where did they come from before the 1500s? If still tropical, you might do better with more carbs from an ancestral point of view, maybe some coconut and fish. I would consider ancestry but not consider it gospel. Evolution never stops so I... (more)

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by 554 · January 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I know I'm not the first person to think of this, but looking over the archives here I don't see any mention of paleo people doing one of those genetic tests to discover their haplogroup in the context of personal paleo research. I'm having mine... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Did the 23andme.com test as well. The latest thing I've found out more on is not so much haplogroup information, but Methylation information. Tied into whether I can smell it after I eat Asparagus. Apparently there's a mutation on the MTHFR... (more)