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by 0 · November 11, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Which Anthropologists have endorsed or commented on "paleo" eating as practiced by Robb Wolf et al?

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el__misantropo 0 · November 11, 2013 at 1:26 AM

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)

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by 233 · August 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM

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)

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coastalpaleo 0 · August 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Yes, thick beer was used as a food source and small beer (1% alcohol content) was used as an alternative to water because the alcohol killed the germs.

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by 77348 · November 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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)

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VB 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:20 AM

You should read more about chimps and their behavior. It is all biological.

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by 667 · September 06, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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)

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Adele__1 0 · September 02, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't mention "paleo" going into an anthropology program, unless you are prepared to discuss that word as it pertains to anthropology, not nutrition. Any academic program you look at is going to want you to be open to a wide range of... (more)

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by 40 · August 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

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)

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Mike_48 0 · August 15, 2012 at 8:30 PM

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!

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by 4236 · January 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

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)

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Andy 0 · January 28, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I don't remember him dealing with diet issues. But his Discovery channel specials and his books are worth the time to watch and read.

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by 19355 · December 11, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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)

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yeho_1 0 · December 11, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Many people each year die from eating peanut brittle. You might say how. Let me tell you how. One time their was an old man who ate some peanut brittle. While eating peanut brittle his tooth accidentally broke. He than went into severe shock... (more)

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by 1037 · November 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM

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)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM

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)

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by 569 · January 06, 2012 at 2:59 PM

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)

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dd_1 0 · January 06, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Check out The Meateater on Sportsman Channel. Great stuff.

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by 10170 · November 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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)

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akman 0 · November 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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.

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by 10 · September 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM

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)

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dzone 0 · September 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Mhm... to eat grass you need larger digestive system like that of cows, since bacteria is responsible for digestion. I highly doubt it, but you never know.

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by 447 · June 09, 2011 at 12:37 PM

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)

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sophie_1 0 · June 09, 2011 at 12:37 PM

I studied social and cultural anthropology and loved it. I'm a journalist now and my classmates and I seem to have gone onto more lucrative careers than Damian would have you believe. Do it at a solid university and you're golden. Do not,... (more)

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by 77348 · April 26, 2011 at 2:28 PM

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)

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by 55320 · July 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

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)

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John_Naruwan 0 · July 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

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.

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by 1945 · February 20, 2011 at 3:11 AM

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)

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Eva 0 · February 20, 2011 at 3:11 AM

As others have said, average lifespan didn't mean they all died at that age, just that many of them got killed off at an early age due to numerous dangers in their environment. However, scientists can look at skeletons and determine approx age via... (more)

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by 5916 · September 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM

An interesting comment on the HeartScanBlog got me thinking about Cordain's issues with saturated fat sources from wild... (more)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · September 22, 2010 at 1:03 AM

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)