Which Anthropologists have endorsed or commented on "paleo" eating as practiced by Robb Wolf et al?
well i in some sorts consider myself an anthropologist, hehe, as i majored in the subject. ya know, i think following a traditional diet is nothing but a NO BRAINER. I myself got an epiphany while living abroad. Within 3 months of living in a... (more)
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)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071026173536.htm http://numerons.in/files/documents/13The-Psychology-of-Prejudice.pdf I'd like to discuss Paleo as a movement, as a culture, not just a diet. Specifically I'd like to address two... (more)
I'm applying for a PhD in Anthropology. My research focus is not so much on the biochemical and nutritional components as in the social components of the Paleo movement: questions from 'Can the world population be healthfully sustained on a paleo... (more)
I was just wondering...is it right to suppose that eating animal protein at every meal may not technically be "paleo", historically/anthropologically speaking, because animal protein was likely not readily available to our ancestors at every meal?... (more)
Paleolithic people had to endure a lot of stuff that modern society has removed from our daily lives. Our bodies are built to survive periods of days with out food. This does not mean its ideal for our health though!
I just came accross the BBC special from the 1990s, called The Human Animal, about the research of Desmond Morris. I'm watching part of it now. He's also the author of The Naked Ape. Granted, I'm interested in evolutionary psychology and... (more)
I got super excited today when I searched Google News today and saw this... "Blame Your Crooked Teeth on Early Farmers" (Wired.com), "For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering" (History.com), and "Wisdom teeth hurt? Blame your ancient... (more)
So I was reading an article on WholeHealthSource.com about the importance of fiber in the human diet (which I highly recommend everyone here read: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html) and one of... (more)
We should keep in mind that if they did eat grains they probably took steps to make them more digestible by fermenting them. Also, what the researchers call "grains" aren't the grains that the agricultural revolution started mass producing many... (more)
I am looking for Paleo related tv series or movies to watch. So far I have seen: "Fat Head Movie" http://www.fathead-movie.com/ I caveman - discovery channel with Rob Wolf Going Tribal (Tribe) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481448/ A BBC... (more)
What would you like to ask a contempory hunter gatherer? Survival International gives you the opportunity to record a video question: "Record a video message for the Awá" What would you ask? Will you use this possibility? (more)
I'd ask: What are your macronutrient ratios? Then I'd run like hell because they wouldn't know what I was talking about and kill and eat me. But, it would be cool to dissect their diet.
I recently heard from a friend that they had read in an Anthropology magazine, that there is evidence that our ancestors ate sedge grass, and lots of it. What is sedge grass? Does it contain gluten? Should it be considered a grain or vegetable?... (more)
I am going to school very soon and I am extremely interested in anthropology and different sciences.. what can I do with this kind of degree? Maybe a degree in anthropology and a degree in biomechanical engineering? That would be cool... (more)
This article searches exactly on this questions. Probably it has some nice parts. It can give some answers to questions you maybe had for a long time. Have you seen this article before. What do you learn through this... (more)
Paleohacks is a place to discuss small "hacks" we can apply to our lives to make them better: "A "hack" is a shortcut, rule-of-thumb, or simply a good way to get something done quickly." I don't think anyone would argue that sexual orientation,... (more)
I don't know if "bumps" are allowed around here, but I was going to ask this very question, more specifically, where to read up online about paleoanthropology and paleo nutrition.
Quite often in my reading, I come across a thought that goes something like this (I'm paraphrasing): "Though early man had a life-span much shorter than ours, somewhere around 30 years on average, he suffered none of our modern debilitating... (more)
Well, I don't have any data, but we know that as the animal gets larger, the fat percentage generally goes up. So we may be able to assume that with the larger animals, we might have been getting slightly more saturated fat than would be estimated... (more)