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by 1353 · about 4 hours ago

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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August 0 · April 05, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Low carb paleo, except for brief periods of fruit eating craziness. I think cherries are a big crop there, and then there would be the more traditional berries. Short growing season, and folks no doubt learned to dry and stock stuff up far earlier... (more)

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by 178 · about 4 hours ago

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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VB 0 · February 05, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Don't know the answer and frankly don't think ethnicity matters when it comes to eating wholesome foods. But can I make a joke? For lunch you can have half of Paleo pizza and half of bulgur-free tabouleh! If I were you, I would stick with... (more)

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by 379 · about 5 hours ago

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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borofergie 0 · October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

20 generations are nothing on an evolutionary timescale. How sure are you that all of your 1048576 potential ancestors ate only rice and beans? You'd be surprised how many of them didn't.

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by 5828 · September 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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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April_S_ 0 · June 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I know my Filipino/Portuguese grandfather ate lots of saturated fat in the form of pork and coconuts. But he also ate a lot of starch in the form of white rice and mangoes. So I more or less eat what he ate. And just for fun, here's the most... (more)

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by 699 · about 5 hours ago

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 4295 · September 29, 2014 at 3:07 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 7324 · September 28, 2014 at 3:06 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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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 10497 · about 5 hours ago

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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Eva 0 · November 11, 2010 at 5:36 AM

I don't know about the human ones, but the ones for dogs are notoriously unreliable. One lady had a champion purebred pitbull but its DNA test came back as being mostly border collie! LOL!

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by 40 · about 5 hours ago

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 539 · September 30, 2014 at 3:03 AM

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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ElleC 0 · January 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM

I've done the same. The 23andMe test is great, but I'm having a rough time finding dietary information on my specific haplogroup. Actually I've had a hard time finding a dietary rundown on haplogroups in general. If anyone has found anything like... (more)